Sting's 'If You Love Somebody Set Them Free 2019' Tops Dance Club Songs Chart

Eric Ryan Anderson
Sting

Plus, moves for Miley Cyrus, Caravan Palace, Flume & Lewis Capaldi.

Sting storms to the summit of Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart (dated Sept. 14) with "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free 2019" (2-1). One of six songs produced by Dave Aude for Sting's My Songs release, "Free" was remixed by Tom Stephan, among others.

Sting's original version of the song hit No. 10 on the tally in 1985. He earns his fourth No. 1, following "Send Your Love" (October 2003), "Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing)" (featuring Twista; August 2004) and an update of "Car," with Mylene Farmer (February 2016).

"When Sting asked me to produce for My Songs, I asked if I could work on 'If You Love Somebody Set Them Free,' as it's one of my all-time favorite Sting songs," Aude recently told Billboard. "It's the only one that I totally flipped on its head, and the result is pure dancefloor magic. I'm beyond proud."

O YES: Elsewhere on Dance Club Songs, Miley Cyrus, as alter ego Ashley O from an episode in the newest season of Netflix's Black Mirror, debuts at No. 40 with "On a Roll." The track, which hit No. 39 on Digital Song Sales in June, was remixed by, among others, Junior Vasquez, DallasK and KDA.

PALACE'S PLACE: Paris-based Caravan Palace notches its second Top Dance/Electronic Albums top 10, Chronologic (No. 9). Of the set's 3,000 equivalent album units earned, according to Nielsen Music, 2,000 stemmed from album sales, translating to a No. 1 debut on the Dance/Electronic Album Sales chart.

VINYL VAULTS FLUME: Additionally on Dance/Electronic Album Sales, Flume re-enters at No. 2 with Hi This Is Flume: Mixtape, following its recent release on vinyl (1,000 copies sold, the album's best sales week, up 8,147%). Mixtape became Flume's second No. 1, after its digital release, on the April 6-dated chart.

CAPALDI HITS TOP 10: Meanwhile, Lewis Capaldi catapults 18-8 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay with "Someone You Loved," his first top 10. A global hit which is now rising stateside, the track spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Official UK Singles chart in March-April. The song continues scaling Radio Songs (No. 8) and the Billboard Hot 100 (No. 11).

"Someone" was remixed by Markus Schulz, Future Humans and Madism, among others. (The Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart measures radio airplay on a select group of full-time dance stations, along with plays during mix shows on nearly 80 top 40-formatted reporters.)

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