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Surf Mesa's 'ily' Hits No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart

Surf Mesa
Elizabeth Miranda

Surf Mesa

The song completes one of the longest climbs to the top.

Surf Mesa scores his first No. 1 on Billboard's multi-metric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Oct. 10), as "ily," featuring Emilee, who also earns her inaugural leader, rises 2-1.

Hitting the top in its 30th chart week, "ily" earns a share of the third-longest climb to No. 1 dating to the chart's January 2013 inception, tying Lillywood and Robin Schulz's "Prayer in C," in 2014-15, and trailing only Disclosure's "Latch," featuring Sam Smith (47 weeks, 2013-14), and Clean Bandit's "Rather Be," featuring Jess Glynne (37 weeks, 2014).

Additionally, "ily," which borrows from Frankie Valli's 1967 Billboard Hot 100 No. 2 classic "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," ascends 4-1 on the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart, also earning each act its first leader on the list. The song sold 3,000 downloads (up 6%) in the chart's tracking week ending Oct. 1. It also drew 39 million in all-format radio airplay audience (up 11%) and 5 million U.S. streams (up 1%) in the tracking period.