Daft Punk Darts Up Dance Charts Post-Grammys

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Daft Punk perform during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA

Daft Punk’s "Random Access Memories," Grammy winner for Album of the Year and best dance/electronica album, holds atop Dance/Electronic Albums and vaults 39-10 on the Billboard 200 with its highest sales frame since July 13 (30,000 units, up 300%, according to Nielsen SoundScan). A week ago, "Random" vaulted back to No. 1 in the wake of Grammy Awards, which were held on January 26.

Meanwhile, the album’s lead single “Get Lucky,” Grammy winner for record of the year and best pop duo/group performance, rebounds 4-2 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, the track’s best position since the August 31 issue when it dipped 1-2 after a 13-week run at No. 1. (The song is currently spending its 42nd consecutive week in the top 10 — its entire chart run.)

“Lucky” is both the Digital Gainer (112,000 units, up 122%) and Streaming Gainer (3.1 million U.S. streams, up 92%, according to Nielsen BDS). The song tops Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (4-1) for the first time, having previously spent 14 weeks at No. 2, trailing PSY’s “Gangnam Style” in each of those weeks.

Three more Daft Punk tracks impact the Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs chart: “Lose Yourself To Dance” (No. 12), “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” (No. 19), and “Instant Crush” (No. 23).

Additionally, “Lucky” places a 12th week at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (4-1) while the robotic duo re-enters with four other tracks: “Lose Yourself…” (No. 17), “One More Time” (No. 31), “Harder, Better…” (No. 38), and “Doin’ It Right” (No. 43).

Also making waves on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs is the album cut “Give Life Back To Music,” which was promoted to radio stations by Daft Punk's label, Columbia Records, two days after the January 26 Grammy telecast. The track, which debuted and peaked at No. 18 in June, re-enters at No. 25.
‘FIND’ING HIS WAY: Elsewhere on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Zedd’s latest, “Find You,” with Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant, soars 25-11, aided by a 256% jump in download sales to 24,000. That sum places the track in the top 10 (21-8) of Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, Zedd’s third top 10.
SELLING & STREAMING & AIRING: Entering Hot Dance/Electronic Songs based on download spikes are Trevor Moran’s “The Dark Side” (No. 25, 8,000, up 245%) and Kylie Minogue’s “Into The Blue” (No. 41, 4,000 debut week).

Krewella places their eighth song on the chart with “Human” (No. 39), largely thanks to an uptick in streaming following the song’s video release (188,000 U.S. streams, up 46%).

Tiesto, meanwhile, brightens up Dance/Mix Show Airplay with “Red Lights” (9-3, up 26%). It’s his fifth top 10 and second top five in a row, following last fall’s “Take Me.”  “Lights” is also up 23-21 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, nearly matching the No. 19 peak from his debut week on Jan. 4, but that was based nearly entirely on first week sales.
THE ‘F’ WORD: On Dance Club Songs, “Go F**k Yourself” gives My Crazy Girlfriend its first No. 1 with its first chart entry, thanks to reported play of remixes from Richard Vission, Papercha$er and Dave Aude, among others.

It’s the fourth Club No. 1 with the "f" word in the title in the chart's 37-year history. It follows Neon Hitch’s “F U Betta” (Mar. 17, 2012), Lily Allen’s “F*ck You” (Nov. 28, 2009) and the Bird And The Bee’s “F*cking Boyfriend” (Dec. 2, 2006). Additionally, honorable mention goes to Cyndi Lauper’s No. 1 “Same Ol’ Story” (June 28, 2008), which was also known as “Same Ol’ F**king Story.” For 30 years prior, from the chart’s inception in 1976 until “F*cking Boyfriend” in 2006 there were no ‘F’ word No. 1s at all.