Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ Ft. Pharrell Williams Tops The UK Charts

April 30, 2013
Daft Punk are an electronic music duo consisting of French musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter who were extremely popular in the late 90’s in the House music scene. Their music focused on synthesized pop and their shows were futuristic, heavily staged productions whilst the duo themselves often remained disguised at every performance because they never wanted to be recognised (not keen on the fame game).  Many people will recall the smashes Around The World and One More Time with an enthusiastic ‘yep, I was dancing to that at Ministry Of Sound over a decade ago’.  Surprising then, that the band never actually managed to hit the top spot in the UK charts, the closest they came was number 2 with One More Time in 2000.  But after 2 weeks in the UK charts the duo have successfully managed to claim a number one this Sunday 28th April with Get Lucky Ft. Pharrell Williams.  The key to it’s success surely lies in the distinctively 70’s disco vibe (which let’s face it, anyone can dance to) and Pharrell’s plucky additional tones lend it a funky update. Nevertheless, it’s perhaps a relaxed variation on their previous music. I admit, when I heard they had a new single coming out a few weeks ago I knew I’d like it, I was always a fan and I have a feeling I’m not alone. We wanted to love their return single but it turns out the song was brilliant anyway and has undoubtedly gained them a new following.
The number two spot on the UK charts was filled by last week’s number one Rudimental’s Waiting All Night ft. Ella Eyre and down one from last week at number three is will.i.am‘s #thatPOWER ft. Justin Bieber.
Impressively, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s track Can’t Hold Us jumped seven places to number five.
In the album charts Michael Bublé’s To Be Loved remains at the top while incredibly, Emile Sande has beaten The Beatles UK chart record for the most consecutive weeks in the Top 10 for any album with her album Our Version Of Events. The Scottish singer’s album spent 63 weeks in the charts and hasn’t dropped out of the top 10 since it’s release in February 2012.
The Official UK Charts as of 28th April 2013 can be viewed here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chart/singles
-Lucy J
*feature image credit to Asia G./@DesignsbyAsia

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