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 will.i.am and Britney Spears.[1]

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.[2][3] 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
69 "Happier" Marshmello and Bastille 2018–20 [4]
33 "The Middle" Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey 2018 [5]
27 "Closer" The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey 2016–17 [6]
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 6 [7]
2 Calvin Harris 4
Zedd
3 Marshmello 3
Lady Gaga
4 Avicii 2
Robin Schulz
DJ Snake
Major Lazer
Justin Bieber
Pharrell Williams
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande

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

Milestones[edit]

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. ^ "Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  3. ^ "Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "EDM Music & Dance Songs Chart - Week of January 18, 2020". Billboard. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d Murray, Gordon (November 14, 2019). "Decade in Dance/Electronic Charts: Gaga's 'Fame' Still Going Strong, Marshmello & Bastille Reign With 'Happier'". Billboard. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  6. ^ "EDM Music & Dance Songs Chart - Week of March 4, 2017". Billboard. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Dance/Electronic Songs: Chart Week of June 13, 2020". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Kygo Dance/Electronic Songs Chart History" from Billboard (June 10, 2020)

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