Nile Rodgers, Tony Moran & Kimberly Davis 'Fire' Up at No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart

(L-R) Kimberly Davis, Tony Moran & Nile Rodgers
Rick Delgado

(L-R) Kimberly Davis, Tony Moran & Nile Rodgers

"My Fire" is the seventh leader for Moran, fifth for Rodgers & first for Chic vocalist Davis.

Nile Rodgers scores his fifth No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart (dated July 29), as “My Fire” with Tony Moran and presenting Kimberly Davis, rises 3-1 in its eighth week on the chart. For producer Moran, it's seventh chart topper, and for Davis, it's her first leader.

Two-time Grammy Award nominee Moran produced the song, with Davis -- a singer with Rodgers' band Chic -- on vocals. Rodgers later hopped onto the track to play guitar.

Rodgers tells Billboard that after hearing the track for the first time, “It felt like a song I’d love to play on. I laughed and said, ‘Plug me in!’” Upon hearing the song hit No. 1, Rodgers, whose birthday is in September, said "this is the coolest early birthday present I've ever received."

As for Rodgers' thoughts on Davis and what he admires in her as a singer and artist, the three-time Grammy winner says, “I love Kim's dedication to getting every possible emotion out of a song. Many people have a tendency to underestimate the message of songs that get you on the dance floor; not Kim. She is a true storyteller and artist. She makes you feel a song."

Davis also shared her excitement with Billboard, saying she was “totally humbled” to hear her song hit No. 1. “I’m bubbling with excitement -- who would have thought this collaboration with Nile, Tony and I would be a No. 1 hit?”

“My Fire” also climbs to No. 33 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

Adds Moran, “I’m grateful for the outpouring of support from DJs and fans around the world, and for the joy of working with talents like Nile and Kimberly.”

Most of Rodgers’ No. 1 hits have featured an all-star lineup, including chart-toppers with Christina Aguilera and Kylie Minogue. Here's a look at Rodgers' five No. 1 hits on the chart:

Nile Rodgers' No. 1 Hits on Dance Club Songs:
Title, Artist, Peak Date (weeks at No. 1)
"I'll Be There," Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, June 20, 2015 (one week)
"The Other Boys," Nervo featuring Kylie Minogue, Jake Shears & Nile Rodgers, Nov. 7, 2015 (one week)
"Kill The Lights," Alex Newell, Jess Glynne & DJ Cassidy with Nile Rodgers, July 2, 2016 (one week)
"Telepathy," Christina Aguilera featuring Nile Rodgers, Nov. 12, 2016 (one week)
"My Fire," Nile Rodgers & Tony Moran Present Kimberly Davis, July 29, 2017 (one week, and counting)

In addition, Rodgers' band Chic has four earlier No. 1 hits on the Dance Club Songs chart, including “Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah),” which topped the list for eight weeks starting in October 1977. It is tied with The O'Jays' "I Love Music" for the third-longest run at No. 1 in the chart’s 41-year history.

As for Moran, he adds a seventh No. 1 to his list of hits with "My Fire." He first topped the tally in 2007 with "Walk Away," featuring dance diva Kristine W.

Tony Moran's No. 1 Hits on Dance Club Songs:
Title, Artist, Peak Date (weeks at No. 1)
"Walk Away," Tony Moran featuring Kristine W., Oct. 13, 2007 (one week)
"Keep Your Body Working," Tony Moran featuring Martha Wash, Dec. 22, 2007 (one week)
"Free People," Tony Moran featuring Martha Wash, May 2, 2015 (one week)
"So Happy," Tony Moran featuring Jason Walker, June 4, 2016 (one week)
"Say Yes," Tony Moran featuring Jason Walker, Dec. 17, 2016 (one week)
"Like Me Up," Tony Moran & Dani Toro featuring Zhana Roiya, April 15, 2017 (one week)
"My Fire," Tony Moran & Nile Rodgers Present Kimberly Davis, July 29, 2017 (one week)


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