Daft Punk 'Get Lucky' to score first number one single with song featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers


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Disco is back on the dancefloor. Daft Punk have scored their first No 1 single with one of the funkiest songs to top the British charts in years, their comeback track “Get Lucky” .

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The veteran electronic duo Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, who first began making music together 20 years ago when the disco genre was already a decade past its heyday, achieved the feat with a song described by one critic as being perfect for luring everyone’s Uncle Dave on to the dancefloor for some embarrassing moves at the end of a wedding.

The French pair beat their previous best – the No 2 slot they achieved with their similarly funky tune “One More Time” in 2000 – thanks to their collaboration with Pharrell Williams and Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers.

After reaching  No 3 just 48 hours after the single went on sale the previous week, Daft Punk bettered Rudimental’s “Waiting All Night” at the second time of asking.

Meanwhile, a new record was set in the album charts, which saw Emeli Sandé’s Our Version Of Events surpass a 50-year benchmark previously held by the Beatles. Her debut album has now been in the top 10 for 63 weeks – longer than any other first-time release. Even the Fab Four’s Please Please Me could not manage that.