Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' Reaches 1 Million Sales

French duo's song appears to be the first 2013's million-selling single.

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Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" has become the first single released in 2013 to sell a million copies in the UK, NME reports.

The disco hit, which features Pharrell Willliams and Chic's Nile Rodgers, is the 136th single to shift a million in the the 60-year history of the UK Singles Chart. It crossed the 1m mark in its 69th day of release, the Official Charts Company announced today (June 28).

"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," Nile Rodgers told OfficialCharts.com. "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!"

Continuing, Rodgers went on to explain that the global success of "Get Lucky" is unlike anything he's experienced in his five-decade recording career.

"I've had big records and Number Ones; I have had records that were Number One in the United States but nowhere else... I've had records which have done well [in the UK], but not in the States. But to have this ubiquitous record, that is a hit everywhere... It's amazing to me! I'm out on the road and I can hear it wherever I go. I'm flabbergasted!" he said.

Daft Punk recently unveiled their own 10-minute-long remix of "Get Lucky." The French duo are bookies' favourites to play a secret set this weekend's Glastonbury Festival.

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    Mr. Stripe
    Random Access Memories is one of the best records of 2013 so far! This song deserves its sales.
    We're up all night to get lucky. We're up all night to get lucky. We're up all night to get lucky. This is a game of love. This is a game of love. This is a game of love. This is a game of love. We're up all night to get lucky. Lose yourself to dance! Lose yourself to dance! Lose yourself to dance! Lose yourself to dance! Lose yourself to dance! We're up all night to get lucky. I remember tatchsh!
    Meanwhile, Touch, I remember touch Pictures came with touch A painter in my mind Tell me what you see A tourist in a dream A visitor it seems A half-forgotten song Where do I belong? Tell me what you see I need something more Kiss Suddenly alive Happiness arrive Hunger like a storm How do I begin? A room within a room A door behind a door Touch, where do you lead? I need something more Tell me what you see I need something more Hold on If love is the answer you're home. Touch Sweet touch You've given me too much to feel Sweet touch You've almost convinced me I'm real I need something more
    Deserves it!
    Dave Mustaine must be angry
    He doesn't. He's Dave Mustaine. He doesn't care
    of course he cares, the music industry is dead " all across the board" according to him, no one told him super collider just sucked
    Haters gonna hate. Super Collider is one of the best Metal Albums of 2013. At least to me personally 6 songs out of 11 passed the test and there's nothing bad to complain about them unless you have no knowledge in metal music. P.S. Show me what your favourite metal band has dones this year so far? Listen to Kingmaker for **** sake! we're in 2013 ffs I'm glad that there is a band out there that can still make such pure Thrash songs!
    13 is probably the best release of 2013. Super Collider is good too though!
    Dude I'm a devoted metal fan. Sabbath is something I know very well. But to be honest Kingmaker sounds way better and more brutal than God is Dead to me. + I love Nietzsche
    " there's nothing bad to complain about them unless you have no knowledge in metal music." you just discredited yourself with that comment
    Don't know if I'm more proud of Daft Punk for their great album and single, or UG for actually covering this. Daft Punk deserves recognition from everybody!
    What I love about this is that this was available to stream for free before the album was even released, giving the opportunity for all sorts of piracy and unpaid downloads of the track. Yet it still sells 1 million copies. Just goes to show that if you can make good music, you shouldn't really be that worried about filesharing, as it seems that people are still willing to pay for quality music.
    This song gave me a chance to share some musical taste with some of my neighbors, who mostly hate the music I like. Thank you, Daft Punk. Random Access Memories rocks, btw.
    I'm getting downvoted to hell for this. I didn't care for Random Access Memories. I thought it was dry. I like their earlier material much better like Human After All and Discovery. I felt that this album lacked the Daft Punk creativity that the others flourished.
    Discovery is a god-tier record, and I don't think anything by the band will ever touch it.
    Yes, "Discovery" is an incredible album, period. Very often i have the movie "Interstella 5555 - The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem" playing while i work or do other stuff, since the movie's audio is the whole album and i love the animations. While i kinda enjoy "Random Access Memories" at times, i think their older albums are much better.
    Most of the tracks are full of repetitive non-progressive sounds and lyrics. I like motherboard, one of few tracks with no vocals. Beyond, Motherboard, and Get Lucky, and the rest are either meh or shit, imo.
    Thrice Capades
    I'm a little shocked at how many people like this. It's not trash, by any means. But it doesn't make me say "wow, this is unlike anything I've ever heard before." And the lyrics...well...everybody likes sex.
    I'm with you. I enjoy the song except the chorus (which is most of the song), which is the lamest lyrics ever
    FINALLY SOME DAFT PUNK NEWS! I mean why weren't there any news on UG in the first place? This album features some very great musicians and is more disco than electronic music.
    The song and album completely sucks. Its super boring.
    You suck, and you are super boring. Does anyone ever chill out for awhile? Does anyone take time to be happy and have a good time? This album is perfect for that. Brilliant album.
    I don't think this album is absolutely AMAZING like most people cut it out to be, probably since I'm unbiased and this is the first Daft Punk album I've listened to. It's still a good record, and I really like this song.
    Fantastic song from a fantastic album. The thing is with RAM is that every song isn't overdone or underdone. Everything comes in at the right time and it sounds brilliant. Best album of the year for me, although it's equal with QOTSA and Sigur Ros
    not a big fan,daft punk's music was always boring and too repetitive for my taste. However, they deserve the recognition. They work hard at what they do, and it shows.
    Luckily I don't listen to the radio, because in my area they have a tendency to take every hit song and run them through the ground, the earth, the sun, and the entirety of the cosmos. They ruined Walk and I refuse to let that happen with this song
    The great Nathan East played bass guitar on this song. He made this song groovy! He currently tours with amazing Toto.
    I just wish the song had some verses. I feel like it's mostly just the chorus repeated. still a good song though.
    Oh come on, you thought I was serious?
    Regardless, it's still not a funny joke. "hurr durr beiber sucks" yes, we get it. beiber sucks. I agree, its just I dont feel the need to comment about it in every music related internet article. grow up.
    It's pretty sad really. The only reason Daft Punk songs even get popular is due to their label Columbia pouring millions into advertising it on radio stations.
    well if that's what it takes to get decent music to dumb people, then that's what it takes.
    Good music. Too much terrible music is out there, freely raping our ears through radio waves.
    Get Lucky isnt my favourite song from the album. I think they released it because it works best as a single and they didnt want to give away the goodness of the rest of the album. Almost all the other songs are good. Give Life Back To Music, Game Of Love, Lose Yourself To Dance, Beyond, and Fragments Of Time are the standouts to me.
    If this can displace some of the other shit on Pop radio for even five minutes, then my summer listening to my shitty neighbors' shitty choice in music will be a bit more tolerable. As for the album, I dig it as a good pop record. Pinnacle of musicality? Hell no, but there's no arguing that it's one of the more musically oriented releases in the Pop genre we've had in years. A lot more talent than what we normally get.
    Like many good songs that play on contemporary hit radio, it was awesome the first ten times I heard it, and then it wore off after the next forty. I'd still like to hear the rest of the album, especially if they did use a lot more live instruments than past efforts. It is a good song, though, and the vocoded chorus gets me every time. I just have this thing for vintage vocoders!