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Monday 2 March 2015

Daft Punk get first UK number one

Daft Punk have claimed their first UK number one single - 20 years after they formed
Daft Punk have claimed their first UK number one single - 20 years after they formed

Veteran electronic duo Daft Punk have scored their first-ever UK number one single with much-awaited funky comeback track Get Lucky.

After shooting to number three just 48 hours after the single went on sale last week, the Frenchmen's collaboration with Pharrell Williams and Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers got second-time lucky to knock Rudimental's Waiting All Night Ft Ella Eyre off the top.

After getting together in 1993, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter's previous best position was number two with club anthem One More Time in 2000.

The pair join a select group of French artists to reach the summit in the singles chart's 60-year history which includes Serge Gainsbourg, Modjo, Charles Aznavour, Mr Oizo and David Guetta.

Elsewhere in the singles chart, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis continued to wrack up record sales as they climbed seven spots to number five with Can't Hold Us. The rapper/producer pair already boast 2013's biggest-selling single to date, Thrift Shop.

Britain's Got Talent 2012 finalists Loveable Rogues crashed straight into the top 10 with What A Night by landing number nine. It comes after the acoustic hip-hop group reached new audiences while supporting Olly Murs on his Right Place Right Time arena tour.

Will.I.Am's #ThatPower ft Justin Bieber slipped one place to number three and Calvin Harris' I Need Your Love ft Ellie Goulding went up from seven to four.

In the albums chart, Michael Buble continued to reign supreme for a second week with new offering To Be Loved. But hot on the Canadian crooner's heels was Eton-educated singer/songwriter Frank Turner, a former classmate of Prince William. His fourth album, Tape Deck Heart, comes in the wake of a memorable performance at the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.

Meanwhile, Will.I.Am's fourth solo album, #Willpower, debuted at number three. French outfit Phoenix scored their first-ever top 20 hit with critically-acclaimed Bankrupt!, which entered the chart at number 14.

The rapper formally known as Snoop Dogg saw Reincarnation, which marks his transformation into reggae artist Snoop Lion, enter at 34.

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