The Chainsmokers' 'Closer' Ties Record for Most Weeks at No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs

The Chainsmokers
Tyler Shields

The Chainsmokers

The smash reigns for a 26th week, matching the rule of Avicii's "Wake Me Up!" Plus, moves for Lady Gaga, Zayn & Taylor Swift.

The Chainsmokers' "Closer" featuring Halsey crowns Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for a 26th week (on the list dated Feb. 25), matching the longevity record first set in 2013-14 by Avicii's "Wake Me Up!" (The chart launched in January 2013.)

"Closer" -- which first topped the tally dated Sept. 3, 2016 -- culled 23.3 million U.S. streams, sold 25,000 downloads and drew 82 million radio audience impressions in the latest tracking week, according to Nielsen Music.

Meanwhile, on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, The Chainsmokers' new single "Paris" (2-1) becomes the fourth leader for the DJ duo and rules only five weeks after "Closer" halted its record 20-week run atop the tally (which dates to 2003).

"Paris" holds at its No. 2 high on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, boosted by a 3 percent gain to 59 million in all-format airplay audience.

CHART GOES GAGA: Lady Gaga lands six entries on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, led by early hits "Bad Romance" (No. 6) and "Poker Face" (No. 8), following her Feb. 5 Super Bowl LI halftime performance medley featuring the songs. Click here for a full recap of Gaga's gains following the game.

'FIFTY' IN THE TOP 10: "I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)," the superstar pop pairing of Zayn Malik and Taylor Swift, sweeps into the top 10 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay (16-8). It's the second solo top 10 for the former One Direction member and the sixth for Swift.


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