Daft Punk have scored their first UK Number One single, with the disco floor-filler 'Get Lucky' doing the business for the French duo.
Daft Punk's infectious comeback single 'Get Lucky' has shot to the top of the UK Singles Chart over the weekend, with the Pharrell Williams and Nile Rogers-featuring track scoring a first number one hit for the French duo this side of the English Chanel. The reincarnated French maestro's chart success comes eight years since their last chart entry, and is their highest position to date, with their previous best effort 'One More Time' reaching the number two spot in 2000.
It only took a week for the foot-tapping disco-revival track to climb to the top of the charts, with the single entring the chart at number three last wek despite only being available for little over 24-hours. During that 24-hour gap, Spotify announced that 'Get Lucky' had become the most streamed song in the UK and the US over a 24-hour period in the company's five-year history. The streaming service predicts that the band's comeback album, Random Access Memories, will mirror this anticipation and turn out to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest, streams of the year when it is released on 20 May (UK).
Elsewhere, in the Album Chart, Emeli Sande was on record-breaking duties this time as her debut album Our Version of Events, set a new chart record by hitting its 63rd week in the top 10, beating a record held for nearly 50 years by the Beatles. Please Please Me previously held the record for a debut album spending the most time in the top ten, spanning 62 weeks in 1963 and 1964. With all the furore surrounding RAM, we might not have to wait that much longer for another potential record breaker to enter the album charts.
Daft Punk have clearly been missed.