Niall Horan's 'Too Much to Ask' Tops Dance Club Songs Chart

Niall Horan
Conor McDonnell

Niall Horan

Plus, moves for Dua Lipa, Bruno Mars & Cardi B.

Niall Horan notches his second solo leader on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, as "Too Much to Ask" rises 2-1 on the Feb. 3-dated tally. Originally a ballad, the song was remixed by Cedric Gervais, TRU Concept and Bro Code, among others.

The track follows "Slow Hands," which hit the summit on Oct. 21. His first solo entry, "This Town," reached No. 3 in March 2017.

As a member of One Direction, Horan led in 2012 with the group's debut smash "What Makes You Beautiful" and reached No. 6 later that year with "Live While We're Young."

'NEW' NO. 1: Dua Lipa leads Dance/Mix Show Airplay for the first time with "New Rules" (2-1). It's her second chart showing, following "Scared to Be Lonely," with Martin Garrix (No. 4, May 2017). Remixed by the likes of NoTech, Vicetone and Alison Wonderland, "New" topped Dance Club Songs on Nov. 4.

As previously reported, "New Rules" concurrently reaches No. 1 on the Pop Songs chart.

Also on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Bruno Mars and Cardi B barge 14-9 with "Finesse." Mars' seventh top 10 and Cardi's first, remixed by Pink Panda, Alphalove and James Hype, among others, the track soars 47-25 on Dance Club Songs.

TWO TRIOS DEBUT: Shifting to Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, two three-act collaborations debut adjacently: Cashmere Cat, Major Lazer and Tory Lanez start at No. 10 with "Miss You," while Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey bow at No. 11 with "The Middle."

Cat's first top 10, Lazer's eighth and Lanez' first, "Miss" managed 2.3 million U.S. streams and sold 6,000 downloads in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music.

"Middle" landed fewer streams (1.3 million) but more sales (7,000 downloads).


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