Daft Punk’s Get Lucky passes one million sales in UK

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Daft Punk’s Get Lucky passes one million sales in UK

Post  Adric on Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:41 pm

Daft Punk’s Get Lucky passes one million sales in UK

Daft Punk’s Get Lucky shows no signs of slowing down any time soon, after becoming the latest single to pass the one million sales mark in the UK.

The French duo’s track – which spent four weeks at number one earlier this year – took just 69 days to pass the magic figure, further cementing its status as the biggest selling single of 2013 so far.

Get Lucky is also the 136th single to pass the million sales mark in the UK, as well as becoming only the second million seller ever by a French act.

The only other Gallic performer to reach the million mark is David Guetta, whose single Titanium limped past the finish line in its 79th week of release.

As well as being the first ever UK million seller for Daft Punk, it is also the first ever for their main collaborators on the track, including Nile Rodgers.

The producer, whose career making music spans 40 years, told the Official Charts Company he was ‘flabbergasted’ by the news.

“The fact that Get Lucky has sold a million copies in the UK is one thing, but to do it in 69 days?! I’m awestruck,’ he said.

‘When I think how it happened, too, with people who I like a lot, that we just decided to go into the studio and do something… And then it turns out like this? It’s absolutely remarkable, because no-one was prepared for this!’

Martin Talbot of the Official Charts Company added: “This is another impressive achievement by Daft Punk, who have reached this landmark in super-quick time.

‘The last time a single took less than three months to hit a million was James Arthur’s Impossible – which did it in its fifth week on sale – who had the profile and impact of the X Factor behind him.’

Get Lucky- recently reworked into a 10-minute version – is the 10th single to pass the million mark this year but the first actually released in 2013 to do the honours.

A brace of recent releases, including James Arthur’s Impossible, fun’s We Are Young and Psy’s Gangnam Style – have all passed the milestone since January.

In addition several older tracks – including Elton John’s 1976 hit Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Peter Andre’s Mysterious Girl and Atomic Kitten’s Whole Again – have hit the magic million in the past six months.

The easy availability of older songs via download has been attributed to larger numbers of tracks reaching the million mark.

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Post  misery guts on Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:29 am

Nice to see they at least gave Nile Rodgers some credit for a change, since he seems to be budged out by Pharrell the rest of the time. But then, he's only mentioned in a patronising fashion.
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