Daft Punk ‘Get Lucky’ As New Track Breaks Spotify Streaming Records
Daft Punk’s new single ‘Get Lucky’ has busted Spotify streaming records on its first day of release.
The track, which was unveiled on Friday, April 19, was listened to more times in a 24-hour period than any other song in the streaming platform’s history – in both the US and the UK.
Over here, it beats the record previously set by Bastille’s ‘Pompeii’, and in the US it surpasses Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s hit ‘Thrift Shop’.
It’s also the scored the highest first-day numbers for any track in the US, overtaking Justin Timberlake’s ‘Pusher Love Girl’.
The single is the first to be lifted from their upcoming album Random Access Memories – their first in eight years.
Will Hope, director of label relations at Spotify, said: “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.
“The robots have once again shown themselves to be true innovators, not only with their new musical direction and the stellar cast of collaborators they’re working with, but also by undertaking one of the best album campaigns we’ve seen for some time.
“We expect the album to become one of the biggest, if not the biggest, on Spotify this year.”
The track raced to No1 on iTunes when it was released.