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Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ and Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ Explained Using Music Theory

By Jeremy D. Larson

Whether you were a featured soloist at The Met, or you can sit down and play the right hand of “Für Elise,” or you don’t know a whole note from a hole in the wall, there’s always something to be learned from music theory.

And Academy Award-nominated composer and pop artist Owen Pallett is here to deconstruct our favorite pop songs. What started with a piece on why “Teenage Dream” is a great pop song returns today explaining the genius of “Get Lucky” through music theory.

If you are inclined to learn about what makes the songs we like good and stuff, these two pieces are both highly recommended recommended reading.


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