Thanks to radio hits from Bruno Mars, Daft Punk and Robin Thicke, the disco ball felt some love again. Okay, people weren’t suddenly catching Saturday Night Fever, but radio loved the retro-styled beats these artists produced. “Blurred Lines,” “Get Lucky,” and “Treasure” not only ruled the airwaves but also shared the same slick vibe.
3. Nile Rodgers
Almost out of nowhere, Rodgers re-emerged on the music scene thanks to his collaboration with Daft Punk on their new album, Random Access Memories, and his work on Avicii’s new album, True. “Get Lucky” turned out to be Rodgers’ first major radio hit since the mid-90s and his first significant collaboration since 2004 when he reunited with Duran Duran on their album, Astronaut.