Daft Punk: other than Nile Rodgers and the guest stars, I don’t get it. But their “Random Access Memories” sold 339,000 copies last week and debuted at number 1. More interestingly, the single “Get Lucky,” which Rodgers is on and is really great, had the biggest single day streaming on Spotify. According to a release, “Get Lucky” has streamed 33 million times since its release in mid April. In the U.S., every track on the album was listened to at least 500,000 times in its first week.
“Random Access Memories” sounds to me like inoffensive background disco music, so why not? “Get Lucky” and “Lose Yourself to Dance” are standouts mostly because Rodgers plays his trademark guitar on the tracks. There are cameos from Pharrell Williams and from legendary songwriter Paul Williams. Daft? A little. Punk? Not really. A hit? Definitely. But I remember when “The Hustle” was a hit you couldn’t get away from. Worse things have happened.
“Get Lucky” is the single of the summer of 2013:
· Random Access Memories had the biggest first-week streaming numbers in 22 of Spotify’s 28 territories.
· In the U.S., Random Access Memories has broken Mumford and Son’s previously-held Week #1 record (8 million streams for the first week of Babel)
· In the U.S., 1-in-5 Spotify users listened to the album in its first week.
· Globally, 1-in-4 Spotify users listened to the album in its first week.
· In the U.S., every track on the album was listened to at least 500,000 times in its first week.
For “Get Lucky”:
· “Get Lucky” had the biggest streaming day for a single track in the history of Spotify for the U.S. and UK.
· Globally, “Get Lucky” has the biggest first-day in Spotify history
· Since it launched on Spotify (April 18), “Get Lucky” has been streamed more than 33 million times globally.