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 was "Wake Me Up" by Avicii, which spent 26 weeks at number-one through 2013-14; however, "Closer" by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey logged its 27th in February 2017, surpassing "Wake Me Up" and setting a new record.[2] The Chainsmokers additionally hold the record for the most number-one songs, with six.[3]

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 9, 2017, is "Wolves" by Selena Gomez and Marshmello, a position it has held for three non-consecutive weeks.[4]

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.[5][6] 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]

  • 27 weeks
"Closer" (2016–17) – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey[2][3]
  • 26 weeks
"Wake Me Up" (2013–14) – Avicii[7]
  • 25 weeks
"Something Just Like This" (2017) – The Chainsmokers and Coldplay[8]
  • 23 weeks
"Lean On" (2015–16) – Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring [9]
  • 13 weeks
"Get Lucky" (2013) – Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams[10]
"Roses" (2016) – The Chainsmokers featuring Rozes
  • 12 weeks
"Turn Down for What" (2014) – DJ Snake and Lil Jon[11]
"Don't Let Me Down" (2016) – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya[12]
  • 11 weeks
"Waves" (2014–15) – Mr Probz and Robin Schulz[13]

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 [14]
2 Calvin Harris 4
3 Zedd 3
4 Avicii 2 (tie)
Robin Schulz
DJ Snake
Major Lazer
Justin Bieber
Pharrell Williams
Selena Gomez
Marshmello

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

  • 81 – The Chainsmokers
  • 35 – DJ Snake
  • 27 – Avicii, Halsey
  • 25 – Major Lazer, MØ, Coldplay
  • 20 – Zedd
  • 16 – Robin Schulz, Pharrell Williams

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. ^ a b c 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. 
  3. ^ a b 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. 
  4. ^ "Hot Dance/Electronic Songs - The week of December 9, 2017". Billboard. December 5, 2017. Retrieved December 5, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ 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. 
  15. ^ "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. 
  16. ^ "Calvin Harris Sets Dance/Electronic Chart Records". Billboard. 
  17. ^ "The Chainsmokers Dance/ Electronic Chart History" from Billboard (May 1, 2017)
  18. ^ "The Chainsmokers Chart History". Billboard. 

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