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 chart to be published that ranks the most popular dance and electronic songs 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 first number-one song on the Dance/Electronic Songs chart for the issue dated January 26, 2013, was "Scream and Shout" by and Britney Spears.[1]

The current number-one song on the Dance/Electronic Songs chart for the issue dated September 14, 2019 is "Happier" by Marshmello and Bastille. It has held the #1 spot for a record 51 weeks.[2]

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.[3][4] 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]

Weeks Song Artist Year(s) Source
49 "Happier" Marshmello and Bastille 2018–19 [5]
33 "The Middle" Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey 2018 [5]
27 "Closer" The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey 2016-17 [5]
26 "Wake Me Up" Avicii 2013–14 [5]
25 "Something Just Like This" The Chainsmokers and Coldplay 2017 [5]
23 "Lean On" Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring 2015–16 [5]

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 [6]
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
Pharrell Williams United States
Selena Gomez United States

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


  • The Chainsmokers and Marshmello tie the record for the most songs (4) simultaneously in the top 10, with The Chainsmokers' "Something Just like This", "Paris", "Closer" and "The One" during the week of April 29, 2017[7], and Marshmello's "Happier", "Alone", "Chasing Colors" and "Check This Out" during the week of February 16, 2019.[8]
  • Avicii holds the record for having the most charted singles, with 42.[9][10]
  • 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.
  • "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]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Pietroluongo, Silvio (January 17, 2013). "New Dance/Electronic Songs Chart Launches With & Britney at No. 1". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "Dance Electronic Songs 2019 Archive". Billboard. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Marshmello Dance Electronic Songs Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-07-07.
  6. ^ 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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "Dance/Electronic Songs: Chart Week of April 29, 2017". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Dance/Electronic Songs: Chart Week of February 16, 2019". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Avicii Dance/Electronic Songs Chart History" from Billboard (June 18, 2019)
  10. ^ "Dance/Electronic Songs: Chart Week of June 22, 2019". Billboard.

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