Talk:List of Billboard number-one Dance Club songs

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Dear Dance Music Lovers and Chart Watchers,

As a Billboard magazine disciple and house music DJ, I wanted to expand Wikipedia's entries on the history of the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart and the artists who have had the most impact on it - most specifically those who have hit #1 on that chart.

Aside from creating the Hot Dance Music/Club Play page, I also have created all of the year-by-year lists of #1 songs. This is a continuing project and I want to get rid of as many red links as possible.

My main sources for all of these pages (including artist pages) were:

  • Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002
  • Joel Whitburn's Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003

At this point, any assistance is greatly appreciated to fill in as many holes as possible. Here's how you can help.

  • Dance music producers and remixers are notorious for using aliases and pseudonyms. I've attempted, as best I could, to link and redirect as many of them together as I can. If you see something that is not linked, but should be, please do so.
  • I've created pages for all the artists who have hit #1, but I did not (at this time), link songs that may already have their own page. As of this writing I've noticed that some people have linked Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani and Enigma songs to their repsective pages. I encourage anyone to do so with any of the #1 US dance hits listed.
  • A majority of the new artist pages I created are stubs. Now that I have gone through all of the years one time, I am going to review every artist and see what I can add from sources other than my Whitburn books. I know there are a lot of you out there who have knowledge on these artists that I don't, so please expand upon my entries.
  • My main source of dance music artist trivia is the Whitburn book listed above. As its stats end in 2003, there still are many artist links that are red in 2004 and 2005. If anyone has any information on these artists, please create a new page!
  • A lot of "featured" vocalists have no other dance chart entries other than the #1 songs on which they sang, so I did not create links for them. If such an artist begins a string of dance hits on their own, feel free to create a page for them and link to it.
  • As I only have the Whitburn books pertaining to the Hot 100 and US Dance Chart, I welcome any input from people who may own Whitburn's book on the R&B/Hip Hop chart. Many big dance songs are by R&B artists and/or R&B songs that were remixed. I am sure many of these big dance hits also did well on the R&B charts, and those stats should be added.

To anyone who contributes and/or expands to this: I thank you. This is my first major "project" in Wikipedia and I realize I may have made errors with formatting and such. Feel free to correct whatever I did wrong if I don't catch it first.

Have fun!!

  • eo 13:48, 14 July 2005 (UTC)

Even though this is kinda off topic can someone help the new list of best-selling remix albums worldwide with its structure.

Adding borders to tables[edit]

I think the table class should be changed to "wikitable" so that there are visible borders. This makes it easier to line up (view) the date, song title and artist at once.

This was also posted in Talk:Number-one dance hits of 2008 (USA) but I thought posting it here would be more general.

Tjwallace87 (talk) 00:56, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

  • Comment - this discussion is happening here. Please leave comments on that page. - eo (talk) 01:21, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Is a rename needed here?[edit]

Or is this to encapsulate #1 dance hits on all Billboard dance charts. There is Dance Club Play, Dance Airplay, Dance Singles Sales, and Dance Digital Songs. A #1 on any of these charts would qualify as a #1 dance hit, but the lists under dance hits/singles appear to be for club play only. --Starcheerspeaksnewslostwars (talk) 22:25, 24 September 2010 (UTC)