Diplo, Paris Hilton, Lady Gaga Debut On Dance Charts
Plus, Flosstradamus & Yellow Claw, Katy Perry, Nicky Romero and Martin Garrix make moves
Diplo captures his best Nielsen SoundScan sales week, as his EP "Revolution" bows at No. 2 on Dance/Electronic Albums (and No. 68 on the Billboard 200) with 5,000 units scanned.
The set's title track re-enters Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 38, while Diplo’s effort with GTA, “Boy Oh Boy,” released as a stand-alone single, debuts at No. 40.
GOOD 'TIMES’ FOR HILTON, GAGA: Paris Hilton snares the top debut on Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 19, and starts on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs at No. 18 (7,000 downloads sold), with “Good Time.” Written and produced by Afrojack, the song’s video racked 363,000 U.S. streams last week, according to Nielsen BDS.
“Good Time,” which features a colorful rap from Lil Wayne, marks Hilton’s first Billboard chart appearance in nearly seven years. In December 2006, her “Nothing in This World” peaked at No. 12 on Dance/Club Play Songs.
Lady Gaga, at No. 2 on Dance/Electronic Songs with top Streaming Gainer “Applause” (2.9 million, up 8%), debuts with another track from "ARTPOP" (Nov. 11), the Zedd-produced “Aura” (No. 28). Its lyric video, set to scenes from the film “Machete Kills,” in which Gaga has a role, premiered Oct. 9 on Vevo.
SENSATIONAL: “Legacy” by Nicky Romero VS Krewella catapults onto Dance/Electronic Songs (No. 22) and Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (No. 13; 10,000). The track, unlike recently charted Krewella songs “Live for the Night,” “We Go Down,” and “Enjoy the Ride,” does not appear on the group’s Columbia album “Get Wet”; it’s a stand-alone single on Protocol/Ultra.
The new song's Sensation Edit remix is also available as an album-only cut on the mix CD “Sensation Into the Wild,” on which Romero, along with Mr. White, is a remixer.
Y2K FLASHBACK: Flosstradamus & Yellow Claw's trap-inflected “Pillz” (featuring Green Velvet) enters Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 42 and Dance/Electronic Digital Songs at No. 25 (5,000). Despite its different title, the track is a remake of Velvet’s “La La Land,” which peaked at No. 12 on Dance/Club Play Songs 12 years ago this week.
Another remake of an early '00s hit, “It Feels So Good” by (We Are) Nexus, impacts Dance/Electronic Songs No. 46. The cover of Sonique’s April 2000 No. 1 Dance/Club Play Songs hit pushes 29-18 on the club survey.
SHE IS A CHAMPION: Katy Perry ties Jennifer Lopez for the most consecutive No. 1s on Dance Club/Play Songs, as “Roar” (2-1) becomes her 11th in a row. Remixes from Steven Redant and Treasure Fingers, among others, contributed to its ascent.
Perry’s streak, beginning with “Waking Up in Vegas” in August 2009, has yielded all of her No. 1s on the chart. Lopez first hit the top with “Waiting for Tonight” and “Feelin' So Good” in 1999 and added “Get Right” in 2005. After reaching No. 14 with “Control Myself” in 2006, her active streak of leaders has encompassed 2007's “Que Hiciste” through “Live It Up” in July. She, thus, has 14 No. 1s overall.
'ANIMALS' ACTION: Martin Garrix returns to the top 10 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay with “Animals” (14-9), approaching its previous peak of No. 7 (Oct. 5).
With only the original mix available to club DJs, “Animals” stampedes into the top 20 on Dance/Club Play Songs (31-19).