Calvin Harris' 'Summer' Sizzles On Dance Charts
Calvin Harris catapults to No. 2 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with "Summer," the chart's top Airplay and Digital Gainer (4-2). It reaches new heights on the Billboard Hot 100 (26-18), Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (3-2; 63,000 downloads sold for the week ending May 4, up 16 percent, according to Nielsen SoundScan), Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (5-3; 2.7 million U.S. streams, with 60 percent from Spotify, up 22 percent, according to Nielsen BDS), and Dance Club Songs (25-17).
"Summer" also becomes Harris' sixth Dance/Mix Show Airplay No. 1 (2-1). Dating to the chart's Aug. 16, 2003 launch, only three artists, Rihanna (11), David Guetta and Madonna (seven each) have scored more toppers. Interestingly, all of Harris' No. 1s have reigned since the start of 2012, while all of Madonna's and all but one each of Guetta's and Rihanna's led before 2012.
ARMIN & AFROJACK: While Harris enjoys his move to No. 1, two other tracks make moves into the Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10. Armin van Buuren, aided by vocals from Lauren Evans, soars 17-9 with "Alone." The follow-up to "This Is What It Feels Like" (No. 4, July 2013) is van Buuren's fourth top 10. His first, "Burned With Desire," charted a decade ago, topping out at No. 6 on April 24, 2004.
Also cruising into the top 10 is Afrojack with "Ten Feet Tall" (21-10). The song is the first single from the (actually, 6-foot-9-inch) artist's debut full-length album, "Forget the World," due May 19. The set features collaborations with Sting, Snoop Dogg and Matthew Koma, among others. A second track from the album, "Do or Die," with rockers Thirty Seconds to Mars, debuts at No. 46 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, where "Tall" is up a spot (15-14).
FIRST WITH 'AGAIN': Royksopp and Robyn team up on their first placement each on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with "Do It Again," a debut at No. 16. Powered by its sales starts of 13,000, "Again" enters Dance/Electronic Digital Songs at No. 10. The song from the artists, who previously collaborated on the track "The Girl and the Robot," previews their five-track mini-album of the same name, due May 26. They'll also tour together, beginning June 13 at the Sonar Festival in Spain and wrapping Aug. 22 at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston.
RE-'MAKE': Priyanka Chopra's dance cover of "I Can't Make You Love Me" debuts on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 28. Originally recorded as a ballad by Bonnie Raitt, reaching No. 18 on the Hot 100 on Feb. 15, 1992, the song has gone on to become something of a modern-day classic, with covers from Adele, Boyz II Men, George Michael, Ruben Studdard, Tank, Nancy Wilson and others surfacing over the years.
WHAT'S HER 20?: A week after Mariah Carey achieved her 17th Dance Club Songs No. 1, "You're Mine (Eternal)," it's Beyonce's turn to up her position on the all-time tally of artists with the most No. 1s, as "Partition" rises to the top (2-1). It's Beyonce's 20th No. 1, granting her sole possession of the third-most leaders in the chart's history, passing Janet Jackson (19). Remixes from Dave Aude, Tom Stephan, CJay Swayne, Joachim Garraud, and Fagault & Marina, among others, helped power "Partition" to No. 1.
Dating to the Dance Club Songs chart's Aug. 28, 1976 inception as a national survey, here's an updated look at the acts with the most No. 1s:
19, Janet Jackson
17, Mariah Carey
16, Kristine W
15, Donna Summer
14, Jennifer Lopez
13, Lady Gaga
13, Whitney Houston
13, Katy Perry
12, Enrique Iglesias