New Daft Punk "Get Lucky" single breaks Spotify streaming records

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daft-punk-top.jpgFrench dance music duo Daft Punk have seen their new comeback song Get Lucky break all previous records for a single track on streaming service Spotify.

Though Spotify have yet to reveal the precise number of plays the track attracted, they have confirmed that the uber-cool robot team’s new track has overtaken previous record holders Bastille, whose song Pompeii previously held the record for the most streamed track in the UK, while the US record was held by rapper Macklemore for the Thrift Song track.

“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,” said Spotify’s Will Hope, director of label relations.

“We expect the album to become one of the biggest, if not the biggest, on Spotify this year.”

Get Lucky, pulled from Daft Punk’s forthcoming Random Access Memories album, was so hotly anticipated that it inspired remixers to splice together 15-second teaser clips into complete tracks ahead of the eventual official release.

Keeping with the tech/Daft Punk associated news, N*E*R*D’s Pharrell Williams, vocalist on Get Lucky, performed the new Daft Punk single three times in a row at the HTC One launch in Brooklyn over the weekend. You can watch the performance (three times in a row, if you like) in the video below:

Gerald Lynch
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