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


Daft Punk
Long-running French house/electro-pop duo Daft Punk in the latest rendition of their trademark robot outfits. (Columbia Records / Courtesy of the artist)
The Chart Show for May 9, 2013
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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.

TWLWWksThe Current Chart Show

117Vampire WeekendDiane Young
2122Daft PunkGet Lucky
3510Iron and WineLovers' Revolution
483Alt-JDissolve Me
674Cloud CultGood Friend
793Thao and the Get Down Stay DownWe The Common
8147Divine FitsLike Ice Cream
928Tame ImpalaFeels Like We Only Go Backwards
1069DawesFrom A Window Seat
111512EelsNew Alphabet
12106Jim JamesA New Life
1349Yeah Yeah YeahsSacrilege
14X1Fitz and the TantrumsOut Of My League
15X1James BlakeRetrograde
17163Har Mar SuperstarLady, You Shot Me
18X1Jake BuggTwo Fingers
19195JunipLine Of Fire