Mountain Dew Ad Lifts A-Trak to Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Top 10

Plus: Giorgio Moroder returns, with Kylie Minogue.

A-Trak, Milo & Otis and featured act Rich Kidz reach the top 10 for the first time on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, as "Out the Speakers" blasts 14-10.

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Following its Feb. 1 airing in a Super Bowl commercial for MTN DEW Kickstart (a blend of Mountain Dew, juice and coconut water), "Speakers" has seen its stats skyrocket. The track, out since last May, debuts at No. 9 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs with 1.8 million U.S. streams in the week ending Feb. 8 (up 163 percent), according to Nielsen Music. Of those, 97 percent came from YouTube, which houses the commercial featuring the "Speakers" audio.

The cut from A-Trak (real name: Alain Macklovitch, also the founder of the Fool's Gold label) also debuts on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs at No. 14 with 9,000 downloads sold (up 264 percent).

Billboard's Keith Caulfield (above) caught up with A-Trak on the red carpet at this past Sunday's Grammy Awards (Feb. 8), during which the commercial aired again.

MORODER RETURNS: The legendary Giorgio Moroder, 74, enters Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 50 with "Right Here, Right Now," featuring Kylie Minogue. The bow marks the first Billboard chart appearance for Donna Summer's former producer in more than 14 years: Moroder last appeared in October 2000, on Dance Club Songs, with "From Here to Eternity" (credited as Giorgio Moroder vs. Danny Tenaglia).

"Right Here," for which no remixes have yet to be released, is the fourth hit on the two-year-old Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart for Minogue. The diva boasts 11 No. 1s on Dance Club Songs (between 2002 and last year; she first reached the chart in 1988).

CARPENTER'S WORK: Another veteran entertainer, director/composer/writer John Carpenter, crowns a Billboard album chart for the first time, as his Lost Themes debuts at No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums (5,000 sold).

Carpenter, who scores many of his films and composed the classic electro-hued Halloween movie theme, worked with son Cody and godson Daniel Davies in shaping his debut non-soundtrack album. Lost contains nine would-be movie themes, as well as six remixes.

The new instrumental effort also debuts at No. 2 on Heatseekers Albums, marking the 67-year-old's first appearance on that chart (which, among other qualifiers, ranks albums by acts that have yet to reach the Billboard 200's top half).

'PRAYER' HAS WINGS: On Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Lillywood & Robin Schulz leap to No. 1 with "Prayer in C" (2-1). It's the first topper for both acts (and reaches No. 1 in its 19th chart week: only seven songs have completed a longer rise to the top in the list's 11-year history). "Prayer" also perches atop Hot Dance Electronic Songs and Dance/Electronic Digital Songs for a second week each.

Staying on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Pitbull picks up his 12th top 10 as "Time of Our Lives," with Ne-Yo, lifts 13-9. Only five acts have more top 10s on the chart, led by David Guetta with 20. (Ne-Yo notches his sixth top 10.)

Additionally, Hozier hits the Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10 with his first chart hit, "Take Me to Church" (15-10).

WHO'S ON FIRST: Finally, Betty Who leads Dance Club Songs for the second time with "All of You" (2-1). The 23-year-old Australian initially hit No. 1 with "Somebody Loves You" nearly a year ago. Who's the boss on the chart thanks to remixes from Wideboys and Hector Fonseca, among others.

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