Skrillex, Afrojack, Timeflies Arrive On Dance Charts
Plus, Avicii and Zedd’s momentum continues, while Daft Punk conquers clubs
Skrillex, joined by Alvin Risk, claims the top debut on Dance/Electronic Songs as “Try It Out” opens at No. 19, fueled by 15,000 first-week downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The collaboration also debuts at No. 9 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, granting Skrillex his sixth top 10 on the list.
The dubstep master embarks on a brief U.S. tour in November, followed by dates in Europe and two in Australia, with the latter appearances bridging the new year.
'SPARK' FLIES: Afrojack, featuring vocals from Spree Wilson, debuts at No. 21 on Dance/Electronic Songs with “The Spark.” He closed his Oct. 18 set from the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, which was live streamed via UMFtv, with a performance of the track. Nine days earlier, in tandem with the initial public offering (IPO) of EDM promotions company SFX Entertainment, Afrojack became the first DJ to ring the closing bell at the NASDAQ Market in New York City.
“The Spark” also debuts on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (No. 12; 11,000).
'BELIEVE' THIS: Timeflies arrives on Dance/Electronic Songs (No. 32) and Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (No. 17; 8,000) for the first time with “I Believe,” while its EP “Warning Signs” bows on the Billboard 200 at No. 36, (9,000). It’s the act’s second EP to hit the Billboard 200 following “One Night,” which opened at No. 29 (24,000).
AVICII SOARS: Avicii enjoys a seventh week at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Songs with “Wake Me Up!” The DJ’s domination includes top Gainer honors for Airplay (139 million in all-format audience, up 4%, according to Nielsen BDS), Digital (184,000, up 15%) and Streaming (4.3 million, up 6%, U.S. streams, according to BDS).
The track is No. 1 for a seventh week on Dance/Mix Show Airplay and on top for a ninth week on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs. It holds at its No. 4 peak on the Hot 100.
'DANCE' CLUB SONGS: Daft Punk tallies its sixth Dance Club Songs No. 1 with “Lose Yourself to Dance” (2-1).
The track, which reaches the top rung without the benefit of officially commissioned label remixes, is the follow-up to the pair's smash “Get Lucky,” which led the list for two weeks in June. Daft Punk’s streak of chart-toppers began 16 years ago with its maiden entry “Da Funk.”
'STAY'-ING THE COURSE: Zedd, on tour globally through mid-January 2014, pushes ahead with his latest single. “Stay the Night,” featuring Paramore's Hayley Williams’ vocals, surges on Dance/Electronic Songs (8-7), Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (7-5; 23,000, up 13%) and Dance/Mix Show Airplay (11-9; up 35%).
The song jumps 34-27 on Pop Songs and 79-69 on the Hot 100.