Dance/Electronic Songs

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The Dance/Electronic Songs chart has been published weekly by Billboard since January 2013.[1] It is the first to be published that ranks the most popular dance and electronic according to airplay audience impressions, digital downloads, streaming and club play and it was introduced as a result of in an increase in the genre's popularity.[1] The longest running number-one song is "The Middle" by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, which topped the chart for 33 weeks.[2]

The first number-one song on the Dance/Electronic Songs chart for the issue dated January 26, 2013, was "Scream and Shout" by will.i.am and Britney Spears.[1] The current number-one song on the Dance/Electronic Songs chart for the issue dated December 8, 2018, is "Happier" by Marshmello and Bastille.[3]

Background and eligibility criteria[edit]

As a result of the increase in the popularity of dance and electronic music, Billboard introduced the Dance/Electronic Songs chart in January 2013 to rank the most popular dance and electronic song according to airplay audience impressions, digital downloads, streaming and club play and publishes it on a weekly basis.[1] They are tracked by Nielsen SoundScan, Nielsen BDS, BDS from streaming services including Spotify and Xbox Music, and from a United States-wide select panel of 140 DJs; it uses the same methodology as is used for the all-genre Billboard Hot 100.[1] It is separate to the Dance Club Songs and Dance/Electronic Digital Songs charts, the former of which is ranked by most popular club play and the latter by the most sales.[4][5] Songs will be eligible to chart on the Dance/Electronic Songs chart based on their "core sound and tempo," however dance remixes of songs which were originally pop, R&B, rap or a different genre are not eligible for inclusion, regardless of whether it appears on either the Dance Club Songs or Dance/Mix Show Airplay charts.[1]

Song achievements[edit]

Most weeks at number-one[edit]

  • 33 weeks
"The Middle" (2018) – Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey[2]
  • 27 weeks
"Closer" (2016–17) – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey[6][7]
  • 26 weeks
"Wake Me Up" (2013–14) – Avicii[8]
  • 25 weeks
"Something Just Like This" (2017) – The Chainsmokers and Coldplay[9]
  • 23 weeks
"Lean On" (2015–16) – Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring [10]
  • 14 weeks
"Roses" (2016) – The Chainsmokers featuring Rozes[11]
  • 13 weeks
"Get Lucky" (2013) – Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams[12]
  • 12 weeks
"Turn Down for What" (2014) – DJ Snake and Lil Jon[13]
"Don't Let Me Down" (2016) – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya[14]
"Happier" (2018) – Marshmello and Bastille[15]
  • 11 weeks
"Waves" (2014–15) – Mr Probz and Robin Schulz[16]
"Hey Mama" (2015) – David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack [17]
"Wolves" (2017–18) – Selena Gomez and Marshmello[15]

Artist achievements[edit]

Artists with most number-one songs[edit]

Two number-ones or more
Position Artist name Tally of number-ones Ref.
1 The Chainsmokers United States 6 [18]
2 Calvin Harris United Kingdom 4
Zedd Germany|Russia
3 Marshmello United States 3
4 Avicii Sweden 2 (tie)
Robin Schulz Germany
DJ Snake France
Major Lazer United States
Justin Bieber Canada
Denmark
Pharrell Williams United States
Selena Gomez United States

Artists with most weeks at number-one on the chart[edit]

  • 82 – The Chainsmokers
  • 55 – Zedd
  • 35 – DJ Snake
  • 33 – Maren Morris, Grey
  • 27 – Avicii, Halsey
  • 25 – Major Lazer, MØ, Coldplay
  • 24 – Marshmello
  • 17 – Selena Gomez
  • 16 – Robin Schulz, Pharrell Williams

Milestones[edit]

  • "Scream & Shout" by will.i.am featuring Britney Spears was the first number-one song on the Dance/Electronic Songs chart when it launched in January 2013.[19]
  • "The Middle" by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey holds the record for the longest number of weeks at number one on this chart with 33.[2]
  • The Chainsmokers hold the record for the most songs (4) simultaneously in the top 10 with "Something Just like This", "Paris", "Closer" and "The One".[20]
  • David Guetta holds the record for having the most charted singles, with 37.[17]
  • "Runaway (U & I)" by Galantis holds the record for the longest weeks reaching the top ten on this chart (40 weeks).
  • DJ Snake holds the milestone as the first artist to have a single positioned at No. 1 on the Year End chart two years straight with "Turn Down for What" featuring Lil Jon in 2014 and "Lean On" with Major Lazer featuring in 2015. The Chainsmokers later replicated this with "Don't Let Me Down" featuring Daya and "Something Just like This" with Coldplay topping the Year End chart in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
  • The Chainsmokers hold the record for most number-one singles on the chart, with six as of March 18, 2017.[21]
  • "Latch" by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith holds the record for longest climb to number one, reaching the top during in its 47th week on the chart.
  • "Something Just like This" by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay holds the record for most weeks spent on the chart at 79 weeks.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Pietroluongo, Silvio (January 17, 2013). "New Dance/Electronic Songs Chart Launches With Will.i.am & Britney at No. 1". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Gordon Murray (August 14, 2018). "Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey's 'The Middle' Breaks Record For Most Weeks at No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "Hot Dance/Electronic Songs - The week of December 8, 2018". Billboard. December 4, 2018. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  4. ^ "Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  5. ^ "Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  6. ^ Trust, Gary (February 21, 2017). "Ed Sheeran Tops Hot 100, Katy Perry Debuts at No. 4 & Bruno Mars, Rihanna & The Weeknd All Hit Top 10". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 5, 2017. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  7. ^ Murray, Gordon (March 9, 2017). "The Chainsmokers Charge to Third Consecutive No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 5, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  8. ^ Murray, Gordon (March 14, 2014). "Avicii Tops Avicii on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart; Beyonce 'Blow's Up". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 5, 2017. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  9. ^ Trust, Gary (July 3, 2017). "Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Rule Hot 100, Imagine Dragons Hit Top 10". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 5, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  10. ^ Murray, Gordon (December 30, 2015). "The Chainsmokers Chug to No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with 'Roses'". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 5, 2017. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  11. ^ "Hot Dance/Electronic Songs – The week of April 9, 2016". Billboard. April 9, 2016. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  12. ^ Murray, Gordon (December 12, 2013). "Avicii Tops Avicii on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart; Beyonce 'Blow's Up". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 5, 2017. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  13. ^ Murray, Gordon (October 29, 2015). "DJ Snake Lands 3 Songs in Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Top 10". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 6, 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  14. ^ Murray, Gordon (August 22, 2016). "The Chainsmokers & Halsey's 'Closer' Climbs to No. 1 on Hot 100". Billboard. Archived from the original on August 23, 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  15. ^ a b "Marshmello Chart History (Dance/Electronic Songs)". Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  16. ^ Murray, Gordon (September 3, 2015). "AFX (Aphex Twin) Arrives at No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 16, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  17. ^ a b "David Guetta Dance/Electronic Songs Chart History" from Billboard (September 6, 2018)
  18. ^ Murray, Gordon (May 25, 2017). "Perfect 10: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay Rule Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart for 10th Week". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 5, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  19. ^ "New Dance/Electronic Songs Chart Launches With Will.i.am & Britney at No. 1". Billboard. January 17, 2013. Archived from the original on November 16, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  20. ^ "Dance/Electronic Songs: Chart Week of April 29, 2017". Billboard.
  21. ^ "The Chainsmokers Chart History". Billboard.

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