Will Daft Punk get lucky this week? - The Chart Show - May 9, 2013

by Mark Wheat

Long-running French house/electro-pop duo Daft Punk in the latest rendition of their trademark robot outfits.
Long-running French house/electro-pop duo Daft Punk in the latest rendition of their trademark robot outfits. (Columbia Records / Courtesy of the artist)
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The Robots are coming! The robots are coming!!

Daft Punk, notorious for wearing helmets when they perform as if robotic, have a huge hit on their hands.

Vampire Weekend did well to hold them off this week, but next?! "Get Lucky" has done well on other charts here and is #1 in UK.

It has been suggested that the French dance music pioneering duo could hire actors to play them on stage these days, but they answer this by saying that they have too much fun performing, and no wonder! They have also been quoted this week as saying that they really should not still be having hits as they are over 20 years old as a band and noone makes a good album after that long! They might have a point. SPIN this week did a really nice feature looking back at their cover stars of the 90s, the heyday of the magazine and alternative rock. I don't think any of those cover stars are still making great albums.

We lost the Postal Service and Atlas Genius. Eels are inducted for the very first time. James Blake and Jake Bugg are brand new names to our chart, along with CD of the Week stars Fitz and the Tantrums.

TW LW Wks The Current Chart Show
Artist Song
1 1 7 Vampire Weekend Diane Young
2 12 2 Daft Punk Get Lucky
3 5 10 Iron and Wine Lovers' Revolution
4 8 3 Alt-J Dissolve Me
5 3 8 Phoenix Entertainment
6 7 4 Cloud Cult Good Friend
7 9 3 Thao and the Get Down Stay Down We The Common
8 14 7 Divine Fits Like Ice Cream
9 2 8 Tame Impala Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
10 6 9 Dawes From A Window Seat
11 15 12 Eels New Alphabet
12 10 6 Jim James A New Life
13 4 9 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Sacrilege
14 X 1 Fitz and the Tantrums Out Of My League
15 X 1 James Blake Retrograde
16 17 2 Polica TIFF
17 16 3 Har Mar Superstar Lady, You Shot Me
18 X 1 Jake Bugg Two Fingers
19 19 5 Junip Line Of Fire
20 20 2 Dessa Warsaw