Daft Punk’s “Lose Yourself to Dance” Enters Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs Top 10

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While the second single from Daft Punk‘s Random Access Memories, “Lose Yourself to Dance” (which features vocals from Pharrell and guitar work from Nile Rodgers) didn’t shoot up the charts quite like “Get Lucky” did earlier this year, it has recently made an impact on current Billboard charts. Not only has “Lose Yourself to Dance” recently hit #10 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs chart (and impacting a number of charts, including the Dance Streaming Songs, Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, and Dance Club/Play Songs charts), but it possibly helped spark Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories to stay at #1 on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart, which Billboard reports is “the longest run at the summit of any act this year.” Oddly enough, we were initially told that the UK target date for “Lose Yourself to Dance” was September 23, but it apparently was released on August 13 in America. The question is: did the MTV VMAs preview of the short “Lose Yourself to Dance” video spark this sudden re-interest in Daft Punk’s latest album?

Interesting note: the Wikipedia page for “Doin’ It Right” says that this Random Access Memories favorite hit alternative radio stations in America on September 3; could this be the logical third single from the album? And while we’re at it, will there be any (extended) remixes of “Lose Yourself to Dance” coming in the near future?

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  • LZRKMMNDR

    why not just wait until they DO something (like putting out extended remixes and choosing a third single) and THEN report on it? I don’t see much point in posing questions you can’t answer yourself in an internet article. It’s akin to wondering something aloud in a room by yourself. Just my personal critique as a reader / writer.

    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      I see your point, but you’re basing your comment on the questions thrown into a post about something they’ve “done.” It’d be one thing if this was a post that just asked questions we can’t answer. The bulk of this news item was about the way their second single charted. And with a little noodling regarding “Doin’ It Right” hitting radio this week, and looking back at how they progressed the “Get Lucky” single, how can we NOT ask the question?

      • LZRKMMNDR

        When the album came out, I played “Doin’ It Right” on my radio show because that’s the only song that I felt was worth a damn on the album. Plus it was the only one that didn’t sound like Daft Punk doing their version ov some other band. They better make that a single.

        • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

          Yeah, I remember that most of the people who weren’t swayed by “Get Lucky” gravitated to “Doin’ It Right” immediately. I want to say that was the last track they worked on. It’s definitely one of the best tracks from the album.

          • LZRKMMNDR

            It’s certainly the only track that didn’t give me an immediate “adult contemporary” vibe.

          • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

            indeed, and it feels like it’s the only track that most non-DP fans would latch on to. it’ll be interesting to see if they make the obvious choice and release it as a own single.