Daft Punk 'Get Lucky' to score first number one single with song featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
Monday 29 April 2013
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” .
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.
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