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?