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Daft Punk’s Get Lucky becomes one of the UK’s biggest selling singles of all-time!

27/06/2013

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Daft Punk’s Get Lucky becomes one of the UK’s biggest selling singles of all-time!

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Daft Punk score the UK’s 136th million selling single. Plus: Sir Elton John, Ed Sheeran and Peter Andre also break through the million copies sales barrier!

Daft Punk’s Get Lucky has become the first 2013-released single to break through the million copies sales barrier, the Official Charts Company can reveal.

Get Lucky, which also features N.E.R.D’s Pharrell Williams and Chic’s Nile Rodgers, is only the 136th single in the 60 year history of the UK’s Official Singles Chart to join the Million Sellers Roll Of Honour. The track has reached this landmark in double-quick time, hitting one million sales in its 69th day on sale in the UK, further reinforcing its position as the biggest selling single of 2013 so far.

The success also gives Daft Punk’s main collaborators on Get Lucky their first UK million sellers, too. Despite a career of 40 years making hits, Nile Rodgers has never previously had a million seller in the UK.

“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!

“I’ve had big records and Number 1s; I have had records that were Number 1 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!”

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

Until now, Pharrell Williams had also previously not passed this golden landmark. However, he may shortly follow up his first million seller with his second. Get Lucky is on course to be joined by another of this year’s mega-selling singles: Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines (FT Williams and US rapper TI), which is currently close to 800,000 sales in the UK in its fifth week of release.

Sir Elton John, Ed Sheeran and Peter Andre also join the Million Sellers Club!

According to the latest Official Charts Company sales data, a range of classic and recent hits have also passed the one million sales mark in the last month: Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee (1976), Mysterious Girl by Peter Andre FT Bubbler Ranx (1995), Whole Again by Atomic Kitten (2001), Use Somebody by Kings Of Leon (2008), and The A Team by Ed Sheeran (2011).

This brings the total of tracks to cross the million sales threshold during 2013 to ten: Impossible by James Arthur (2012) and We Are Young by Fun. FT Janelle Monae (2011) hit a million sales in January of this year, while Gangnam Style by PSY (2102) and Titanium by David Guetta FT Sia (2011) tipped over a million sales in February.

Elton John’s double A-side, Something About The Way You Look Tonight / Candle In The Wind '97, remains the UK’s biggest selling single of all-time, racking up over 4.91 million sales since its release in 1997. Band Aid’s 1984 charity single Do They Know It’s Christmas? is in second place with 3.73 million sales, while Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody (2.4 million sales), WingsMull Of Kintyre / Girls’ School (2.07 million) and John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John’s You’re The One That I Want (2.04 million) complete the Top 5.

You can see the full list of all the UK’s 136 million selling singles below:

The UK’s Official biggest selling singles of all-time

  TRACK ARTIST YEAR OF RELEASE SALES (MILLIONS)
1 SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT/CANDLE IN THE WIND '97 ELTON JOHN 1997 4.91
2 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? BAND AID 1984 3.73
3 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY QUEEN 1975 2.40
4 MULL OF KINTYRE/GIRLS' SCHOOL WINGS 1977 2.07
5 YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN 1978 2.04
6 RELAX FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD 1983 2.03
7 RIVERS OF BABYLON/BROWN GIRL IN THE RING BONEY M 1978 2.02
8 SHE LOVES YOU THE BEATLES 1963 1.91
9 UNCHAINED MELODY/(THERE'LL BE BLUEBIRDS OVER) THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER ROBSON GREEN & JEROME FLYNN 1995 1.86
10 LOVE IS ALL AROUND WET WET WET 1994 1.86
11 MARY'S BOY CHILD/OH MY LORD BONEY M 1978 1.86
12 I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU STEVIE WONDER 1984 1.84
13 BARBIE GIRL AQUA 1997 1.80
14 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN WILL YOUNG 2002 1.79
15 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND THE BEATLES 1963 1.77
16 BELIEVE CHER 1998 1.77
17 (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU BRYAN ADAMS 1991 1.75
18 LAST CHRISTMAS/EVERYTHING SHE WANTS WHAM! 1984 1.70
19 IMAGINE JOHN LENNON 1975 1.64
20 SUMMER NIGHTS JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN 1978 1.60
21 TWO TRIBES FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD 1984 1.59
22 I'LL BE MISSING YOU PUFF DADDY & FAITH EVANS 1997 1.58
23 DON'T YOU WANT ME? HUMAN LEAGUE 1981 1.56
24 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU WHITNEY HOUSTON 1992 1.55
25 PERFECT DAY VARIOUS ARTISTS 1997 1.55
26 THREE LIONS BADDIEL & SKINNER & LIGHTNING SEEDS 1996 1.54
27 CAN'T BUY ME LOVE THE BEATLES 1964 1.54
28 ...BABY ONE MORE TIME BRITNEY SPEARS 1999 1.52
29 TEARS KEN DODD 1965 1.52
30 MY HEART WILL GO ON CELINE DION 1998 1.50
31 KARMA CHAMELEON CULTURE CLUB 1983 1.49
32 YMCA VILLAGE PEOPLE 1978 1.47
33 EYE OF THE TIGER SURVIVOR 1982 1.46
34 CARELESS WHISPER GEORGE MICHAEL 1984 1.46
35 GANGSTA'S PARADISE COOLIO FT LV 1995 1.45
36 SOMEONE LIKE YOU ADELE 2011 1.45
37 (WE'RE GONNA) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS 1955 1.43
38 I FEEL FINE THE BEATLES 1964 1.42
39 THE CARNIVAL IS OVER THE SEEKERS 1965 1.42
40 THE POWER OF LOVE JENNIFER RUSH 1985 1.40
41 WE CAN WORK IT OUT/DAY TRIPPER THE BEATLES 1964 1.39
42 MOVES LIKE JAGGER MAROON 5 FT CHRISTINA AGUILERA 2011 1.39
43 RELEASE ME ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK 1967 1.38
44 KILLING ME SOFTLY FUGEES 1996 1.38
45 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW GOTYE FT KIMBRA 2011 1.35
46 I GOTTA FEELING BLACK EYED PEAS 2009 1.35
47 UNCHAINED MELODY GARETH GATES 2002 1.34
48 WANNABE SPICE GIRLS 1996 1.34
49 COME ON EILEEN DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS 1982 1.33
50 (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO TONY CHRISTIE FT PETER KAY 2005 1.32
51 IT WASN'T ME SHAGGY FT RIKROK 2001 1.32
52 WONDERWALL OASIS 1995 1.32
53 NEVER EVER ALL SAINTS 1997 1.32
54 THINK TWICE CELINE DION 1994 1.32
55 TAINTED LOVE SOFT CELL 1981 1.29
56 HEART OF GLASS BLONDIE 1979 1.28
57 IT'S NOW OR NEVER ELVIS PRESLEY 1960 1.26
58 IT'S LIKE THAT RUN-DMC VS JASON NEVINS 1997 1.26
59 WE FOUND LOVE RIHANNA FT CALVIN HARRIS 2011 1.26
60 SEX ON FIRE KINGS OF LEON 2008 1.25
61 HALLELUJAH ALEXANDRA BURKE 2008 1.25
62 DIANA PAUL ANKA 1957 1.25
63 GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME TOM JONES 1966 1.24
64 MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY SLADE 1973 1.23
65 BRIGHT EYES ART GARFUNKEL 1979 1.20
66 HEARTBEAT/TRAGEDY STEPS 1998 1.19
67 PARTY ROCK ANTHEM LMFAO FT LAUREN BENNETT AND GOONROCK 2011 1.19
68 MARY'S BOY CHILD HARRY BELAFONTE 1957 1.19
69 CALL ME MAYBE CARLY RAE JEPSEN 2012 1.18
70 BLUE MONDAY NEW ORDER 1983 1.18
71 THE LAST WALTZ ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK 1967 1.17
72 EARTH SONG MICHAEL JACKSON 1995 1.17
73 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? BAND AID 20 2004 1.17
74 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) BRUNO MARS 2010 1.17
75 CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD KYLIE MINOGUE 2001 1.16
76 STRANGER ON THE SHORE MR ACKER BILK AND HIS PARAMOUNT JAZZ BAND 1961 1.16
77 DON'T GIVE UP ON US DAVID SOUL 1976 1.16
78 SATURDAY NIGHT WHIGFIELD 1994 1.15
79 SPACEMAN BABYLON ZOO 1996 1.15
80 I LOVE YOU LOVE ME LOVE GARY GLITTER 1973 1.14
81 ANGELS ROBBIE WILLIAMS 1997 1.14
82 NO MATTER WHAT BOYZONE 1998 1.13
83 PRICE TAG JESSIE J FT B.O.B 2011 1.13
84 POKER FACE LADY GAGA 2009 1.12
85 TORN NATALIE IMBRUGLIA 1997 1.12
86 IMPOSSIBLE JAMES ARTHUR 2012 1.12
87 I BELIEVE/UP ON THE ROOF ROBSON & JEROME 1995 1.12
88 2 BECOME 1 SPICE GIRLS 1996 1.11
89 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE EMINEM FT RIHANNA 2010 1.11
90 HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS 1978 1.11
91 GHOSTBUSTERS RAY PARKER JR. 1984 1.11
92 TELETUBBIES SAY "EH-OH!" TELETUBBIES 1997 1.11
93 THAT'S MY GOAL SHAYNE WARD 2005 1.10
94 I REMEMBER YOU FRANK IFIELD 1962 1.10
95 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART 2) PINK FLOYD 1979 1.10
96 PURE AND SIMPLE HEAR'SAY 2001 1.09
97 BACK FOR GOOD TAKE THAT 1995 1.08
98 HEY JUDE THE BEATLES 1968 1.08
99 ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD) RIHANNA 2010 1.08
100 BLUE (DA BA DEE) EIFFEL 65 1999 1.08
101 DANCING QUEEN ABBA 1976 1.07
102 I DON'T WANT TO MISS A THING AEROSMITH 1998 1.07
103 I FEEL LOVE DONNA SUMMER 1977 1.07
104 THE YOUNG ONES CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS 1962 1.06
105 BLEEDING LOVE LEONA LEWIS 2007 1.06
106 RIDE ON TIME BLACK BOX 1989 1.06
107 CRAZY GNARLS BARKLEY 2006 1.06
108 FAME IRENE CARA 1982 1.05
109 UNCHAINED MELODY THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS 1965 1.05
110 STAND & DELIVER ADAM AND THE ANTS 1981 1.04
111 I WILL SURVIVE GLORIA GAYNOR 1979 1.03
112 UPTOWN GIRL BILLY JOEL 1983 1.03
113 SAILING ROD STEWART 1975 1.03
114 CAN WE FIX IT? BOB THE BUILDER 2000 1.02
115 SUGAR SUGAR THE ARCHIES 1969 1.02
116 WHITE CHRISTMAS BING CROSBY WITH THE KEN DARBY SINGERS AND JOHN SCOTT TROTTER ORCHESTRA 1942 1.02
117 GANGNAM STYLE PSY 2012 1.02
118 SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME BROTHERHOOD OF MAN 1976 1.02
119 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK POGUES FT KIRSTY MACCOLL 1987 1.02
120 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT TIGHT FIT 1982 1.01
121 WE ARE YOUNG FUN FT JANELLE MONAE 2011 1.01
122 I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING THE NEW SEEKERS 1971 1.01
123 DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA JULIE COVINGTON 1976 1.01
124 WHEN WE COLLIDE MATT CARDLE 2010 1.01
125 EYE LEVEL THE SIMON PARK ORCHESTRA 1972 1.01
126 UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE SHOWADDYWADDY 1976 1.00
127 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL LITTLE JIMMY OSMOND 1972 1.00
128 FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE CHERYL COLE 2009 1.00
129 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE DAWN FT TONY ORLANDO 1973 1.00
130 TITANIUM DAVID GUETTA FT SIA 2011 1.00
131 DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART ELTON JOHN & KIKI DEE 1976 1.00
132 MYSTERIOUS GIRL PETER ANDRE FT BUBBLER RANX 1995 1.00
133 WHOLE AGAIN ATOMIC KITTEN 2001 1.00
134 THE A TEAM ED SHEERAN 2011 1.00
135 USE SOMEBODY KINGS OF LEON 2008 1.00
136 GET LUCKY DAFT PUNK FT PHARRELL WILLIAMS & NILE RODGERS 2013 1.00

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