TryHardNinja Debut Novelty Song On Dance Charts
Plus, DJ Snake and Lil Jon continue their momentum with "Turn Down for What," Pitbull and Ke$ha climb on Dance/Mix Show Airplay and Cole Plante crowns Dance Club Songs.
UPDATE 1/4: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified Approaching Nirvana as a collaborator on "Take Back the Night."
TryHardNinja debuts at No. 2 on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs chart with "Take Back the Night." Buoyed by its animated video, the original Minecraft song is the top new entry on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs at No. 16 with 592,000 U.S. streams, according to Nielsen BDS.
Another novelty dance track, "Kings of the Hunger Games" (a parody of the film franchise set to DJ/producer Borgore's 2012 track "Decisions") by TheBajanCanadian featuring Cardiff and Metiri, enters Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 38. The cut sports a 59% sales gain to 5,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, it debuted at No. 1 on Comedy Digital Tracks.
"TURN" FOR THE BETTER: DJ Snake and Lil Jon soar into the Dance/Electronic Songs top five with "Turn Down for What" (10-4). (The song is also the Hot Shot Debut on the Hot 100 at No. 38.)
The track accepts dual honors on Dance/Electronic Songs as top Streaming Gainer (572,000 U.S. streams, nearly all from YouTube) and Digital Gainer (145,000, up 304%). Only seven other songs in the nearly year-long history of the chart have climbed to No. 4 or higher in three weeks or less; "Turn" is the first since Britney Spears vaulted 16-4 with "Work B**ch!" in its second week (Oct. 5, 2013).
On Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, "Turn" leaps 4-2, held out of the top spot by Avicii's "Wake Me Up!" (195,000, up 141%). As "Wake" tallies its 19th week at No. 1, it ties for the longest lead in the sales chart's four-year archives. LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" and "Sexy and I Know It" also each reigned for 19 weeks.
"TIMBER" RISES: Pitbull gathers his seventh top five on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, as his collaboration with Ke$ha, "Timber," climbs 7-5. The Miami-based entertainer performed the song in concert at the city's American Airlines Arena, with it carried live on New Year's Eve during ABC's broadcast of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest."
Among male solo acts, only David Guetta boasts more top five hits than Pitbull in the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart's 10-year history (12). Calvin Harris and Justin Timberlake have also each scored seven top fives.
Remixes from Jump Smokers, Riddler and R3hab, among others, also power "Timber" 5-3 as the Greatest Gainer on Dance Club Songs.
PLANTE'S GROWTH: Cole Plante's "Lie to Me," with Myon and Shane 54 featuring (vocalist) Koko LaRoo, elevates to the top of Dance Club Songs (3-1). The track is the first Billboard No. 1 for all the acts involved. Remixes from R3hab, StoneBridge & Luv Gunz, Country Club Martini Crew, DJLW and others helped propel the track to the top.