Feeling lucky: Record single sales figures thanks to smash hits like 'Get Lucky' by Daft Punk and Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'.


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The Independent Online

This year looks set to be the biggest ever for sales of single records in Britain, thanks in part to smash hits like "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines".

Single sales have risen by 6 per cent in the past year, making it the fith year running that the sales record has been broken, the Official Charts Company said.

This year, nearly every single in the Official Top 40 chart has sold over 300,000 copies, it added.

"Get Lucky", featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, has been the biggest single of the year, having sold over one million copies since it was released.

"Blurred Lines", which also features Williams, has clocked up more than 828,000 sales over the last month.