Bob Sinclar Gets The 'Party' Restarted, Leaps to Top 10 on Dance/Songs Chart
Bob Sinclar debuts on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs chart at No. 10 and Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs at No. 4 with "Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now)" six years after it topped Dance Club Songs.
Revived because of an enormously popular viral clip of an usher and teenage fan dancing to it on the fan cam during a Detroit Pistons NBA game, the track racked 2.1 million U.S. YouTube streams last week, according to Nielsen BDS (and nearly 8 million worldwide YouTube views since its Nov. 22 posting on the Piston's official YouTube channel).
The song samples C+C Music Factory's 1991 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)."
IT'S A BEAST: Martin Garrix emerges atop Dance Club Songs with "Animals" (2-1), owed largely to the track's original mix. Garrix's 16-week climb ties Rihanna's "Where Have You Been" and "Right Now" for the longest journey to No. 1 this decade.
"Animals" also marches into the top five on Dance/Electronic Songs and Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (7-5 on both lists). On the Hot 100, "Animals" continues rising to a new peak (72-63).
"LUCKY" 13: Avicii enjoys his 13th week at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Songs with "Wake Me Up!," tying Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" for the most weeks at No. 1 since the chart's inception on Jan. 26, 2013.
With a nearly two-to-one lead in overall chart points over the No. 2 title on Dance/Electronic Songs, Lady Gaga's "Applause," Avicii appears well-poised to break Daft Punk's mark next week.
DANCING FOR LIFE: "Dance (RED) Save Lives 2," a charity compilation benefitting the Global Fund, arrives at No. 5 on Dance/Electronic Albums (8,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan). Released in tandem with World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), the album falls a bit short of last year's "Dance (RED) Saves Lives: Presented By Tiesto," which debuted at No. 1 with 13,000.
The new collection contains remixes of hits from Coldplay, Katy Perry, Bob Marley and Calvin Harris, along with remixes from Benny Benassi, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii and more. All tracks on the sequel album are available only to those who purchase the entire collection, including the Tommy Trash remix of Empire of the Sun's featured track "Celebrate."
"NOW" IN THE TOP 10: Trance act Tritonal reaches the top 10 on a Billboard chart for the first time, as "Now or Never" soars 17-7 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay (up 29% in airplay). Earlier this year, its track "Still With Me" peaked at No. 21 on the chart.