French dance duo's new single receives most plays for a single song in one day
Daft Punk‘s new single ‘Get Lucky’ has become the most streamed song in a 24-hour period on Spotify in the UK and US.
The song, which was officially released on Friday (April 19) and hit Spotify on the same day, is the first track to be taken from the French duo’s new album ‘Random Access Memories’ and features Pharrell Williams on vocals. Speaking about the success of the song, Spotify’s head of label relations Will Hope told BBC News: “There was never any doubt that the first original single from Daft Punk in years was going to be one of the biggest debut singles of 2013. We expect the album to become one of the biggest, if not the biggest, on Spotify this year.” The one-day streaming record in the UK previously belonged to Bastille‘s hit single ‘Pompeii’. In the US the record was held by Macklemore’s ‘Thrift Shop’.
Meanwhile, Pharrell Williams performed Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ for the first time on Friday night (April 19). The N*E*R*D man performed the track on the day of its official release at the HTC One launch event in Brooklyn, New York. During his 16-song set, he played the song a total of three times. The track managed to chart at Number Three in the Official UK Singles Chart, despite being available for little more than 24 hours with only will.i.am and chart toppers Rudimental managing to sell more copies.
Williams is one of a number of collaborators Daft Punk have pulled in for ‘Random Access Memories’, which is released on May 20. Synth pioneer Giorgio Moroder, Julian Casablancas, Todd Edwards, Panda Bear and Chilly Gonzales are set to appear on the LP.