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Watch Daft Punk's Hits Played By A Marching Band For Bastille Day

Jul 14, 2017

It's Bastille Day in France, so what better way to celebrate 1789's violent overthrow of the monarchy than with some French house music — désolé, musique de maison -- arranged for a marching band?

Closing out this year's parade in Paris, a French army marching band performed a medley of Daft Punk songs on Friday — "One More Time," "Digital Love," "Get Lucky" and "Harder Better Faster Stronger" — before French president Emmanuel Macron and U.S. president Donald Trump, who is in town. The latter seems bemused by the whole thing, but Macron — a relatively young politician, a karaoke lover and an amateur pianist — is clearly into it. In a video from The Guardian, you can see Macron recognize the melody, and slowly his smile turns into a modest head nod for "Digital Love," which is also my guaranteed-to-get-me-to-the-dancefloor jam.

It's a fun arrangement, and bizarre to see house music played on brass instruments for a bunch of politicians. But maybe the best part is when the older military dignitaries also recognize a song — "Get Lucky," n'est-ce pas? — and cannot for the life of them clap along to the beat. It is all très français.

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