Avicii Rules Dance/Electronic Songs Chart For Record 14th Week
'Wake Me Up!' rewrites the chart's No. 1 longevity mark. Plus, Britney Spears arrives with three tracks, Nicky Romero and Krewella debut on Dance/Mix Show Airplay and Icona Pop rules clubs
Avicii sets the mark for the longest-running No. 1 on the nearly one-year-old Dance/Electronic Songs chart, as “Wake Me Up!” holds at the summit for a 14th consecutive week. The command eclipses the 13-week rule of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.” (The sales/airplay/streaming/club-based chart launched the week of Jan. 26.)
Meanwhile, Avicii doubles up in the chart's top 10, as follow-up single “Hey Brother” marches 11-9 (and debuts on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 at No. 78). The track is voiced by Dan Tyminski, of Union Station, who also sang lead for the Soggy Bottom Boys of “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” fame. The folky dance track achieves new peaks on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (9-4; 24,000 downloads sold, up 96%, according to Nielsen SoundScan), and Dance/Mix Show Airplay (17-8, up 31%). The song is Avicii’s sixth top 10 in less than three years on the latter list.
‘EASY’ AS 1, 2, 3: Three Britney Spears tracks, all co-written by David Guetta, debut on Dance/Electronic Songs as her album "Britney Jean" begins on the Billboard 200 at No. 4. “It Should Be Easy,” featuring will.i.am, bows at No. 16, followed by “Body Ache” (No. 20) and “Til It’s Gone” (No. 26). The tracks also enter Dance/Electronic Digital Songs at Nos. 10 (11,000), 12 (7,000) and 22 (4,000), respectively.
Lead “Britney Jean” single “Work B**ch!,” which spent five weeks at No. 4 on Dance/Electronic Songs, holds at No. 8.
‘LEGACY’ BUILDING: Nicky Romero, a co-producer on Spears' aforementioned “It Should Be Easy,” enters Dance/Mix Show Airplay alongside Krewella with “Legacy” (No. 14). In its ninth week on Dance/Electronic Songs, the collaboration ranks at No. 29, having peaked initially at No. 22 in its debut frame. The track is Krewella’s seventh song to chart on that list; only Avicii (11) and Daft Punk (13) have more.
In five weeks thus far on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, “Legacy” has sold 25,000 downloads. Remixes from Vicetone, Don Diablo and others, along with the original version, were released Nov. 19, more than a month after the release of its radio edit.
POP HIT: Icona Pop captures its first No. 1 on Dance Club Songs with “All Night” (3-1). Remixes from Cash Cash, Wayne G and LFB, K. Flay and Crazibiza, among others, have contributed to its club play.
The act's breakthrough pop track "I Love It" reached No. 7 on the Hot 100. Not promoted to clubs, its mainstream popularity nevertheless helped it reach No. 25 on Dance Club Songs in a whopping 32-week chart run. That's the longest stay for any song since the chart became song-specific in February 1991. (Before then, multiple cuts from albums or 12-inch singles sometimes charted as one entry.)