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You Won’t Believe What the Song “Get Lucky” Really Means

Today one of my students was very surprised to discover that one of her favorite songs by Daft Punk (Get Lucky) was NOT really about “luck,” but rather ABOUT SEX. I did a quick google search and I every translation I found in Portuguese and Spanish completely missed the real meaning of the song.

They all translated it literally to “have luck” or to “do well,” but the common colloquial definition of GET LUCKY is to HAVE SEX. GET SOME also means to HAVE SEX. The chorus repeats itself over and over:

She’s up all night ’til the sun (to not go to sleep)
I’m up all night to get some (have sex)
She’s up all night for good fun
I’m up all night to get lucky (have sex)

To learn more about “Get Lucky,” “Get Some,” and 38 more ways to say “Have Sex,” Check out 40 Ways to say SEX: Synonyms, Slang, and Collocation.

  • Thamiris says:

    i dont believe it !! This was one of my favorite songs 🙁

  • LOL! Good explanation!
    I knew it 😉

    • Justin says:

      hahahaha it makes sense right?!?!?!

  • It's funny to fell disappointed by that, I would rather like it even more!

  • Anna Karol Vianna says:

    Dear Justin,
    Give your opinion: how the others verses relate to the chorus?
    Like the legend of the phoenix
    All ends with beginnings
    What keeps the planet spinning
    The force from the beginning

    We've come too far
    To give up who we are
    So let's raise the bar
    And our cups to the stars

    What does Daft Punk mean with that? Does it mean that finding someone to have sex is, somewhat, a life challenge??????????

  • Thaís says:

    Yeap! It means get laid!

  • JuanPablo Carrera says:

    Lol I always thoguht it meant "to get a girl", or get lucky with a girl, not necessarily having sex with the girl, just to flirt a bit or to have some making out with her. 🙁 😀 But I was slightly wrong, I see.

  • Elena Nikiforova Faleschini says:

    Look how this song is performed here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pOTt8QZWSdw

  • Luis Miguel Martinez says:

    lol come on many people know how get lucky lol and is not a secret

  • Great interpretation Anna! I definitely agree that the song has a lot of depth. I would say that that's definitely a valid interpretation!

  • i Always thought tthat "get "Lucky" was something like, "ser sortudo" "ter sorte".. kkkk

    • Justin says:

      It means that too, Lais! It’s just that sometimes our luck can be perverted!

  • Chidi says:

    ‘she’means an ancient female bird called phoenix in the greek mythology that has a lot with the sun god.’she’s up all night t d sun…’

    • Justin says:

      Thanks for your comment Chidi! I think you captured the depth of the song, which is the flip side of the shallowness I wrote about. Thanks for offering that explanation!

  • Oli says:

    “get lucky” was a colloquial term , however this song was really about being up all night to hopefully score a hit song

    • Justin says:

      Thank you Oli for your input!

    • Zoe says:

      My dad told me this when I was little, I looked it up to see if he was lying or not so thank you

  • Pablo Andujar says:

    When I was listening to the song I swear it sounded like they were saying “Mexican monkeys”. Then I had to google the lyrics to make sure that it wasn’t a racist song like some are nowadays.

    • Justin says:

      hahahah that’s hilarious Pablo!!

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