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Chart Highlights: Madonna's 'Living for Love' Debuts on Pop Songs, Leads Dance Club Songs


Madonna performs on stage at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2015. 

The Queen of Pop returns to top 40 radio and, as previously reported, celebrates her historic coronation on Dance Club Songs. Plus, new No. 1s for Calvin Harris, Thomas Rhett & more.

Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which is based on reports submitted by a panel of DJs.) Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.

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Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (5 weeks)*** "Uptown Funk!" Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
Greatest Gainer No. 4 "Style" Taylor Swift

Debut No. 36 "Living For Love" Madonna
Madonna debuts on Pop Songs at No. 36 with "Living for Love," aided by concentrated on plays on several iHeartMedia-owned stations; for instance, WHTZ New York played it 19 times in the week ending Feb. 22, according to Nielsen Music, and KIIS Los Angeles spun it 16 times. She makes her 29th visit (dating to the chart's October 1992 launch) and first since 2012, when "Give Me All Your Luvin'," featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., and "Girl Gone Wild" reached Nos. 24 and 38, respectively (sparked by notable plays at iHeartMedia; "Luvin' " aired hourly for nearly three days at the chain leading up to her Super Bowl halftime appearance that year).

Madonna Notches Historic 44th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart

As previously reported, "Living," which Madonna performed at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 8, makes esteemed history on Dance Club Songs, where it reaches No. 1, becoming Madonna's 44th leader on the list. She ties George Strait, who's logged 44 No. 1s on Hot Country Songs, for the most toppers by an artist ever on any Billboard chart. "Living" also debuts on Dance/Mix Show Airplay at No. 35.

Debut No. 38 "Shut Up And Dance" WALK THE MOON
Debut No. 39 "Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)" The Weeknd
Debut No. 40 "Surrender" Cash Cash

Adult Contemporary
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** "Blank Space" Taylor Swift
Greatest Gainer No. 2 "Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran
Debut No. 27 "FourFiveSeconds" Rihanna & Kanye West & Paul McCartney

Adult Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** "Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran
Greatest Gainer No. 8 "Style" Taylor Swift
Debut No. 34 "Time Of Our Lives" Pitbull & Ne-Yo
Debut No. 40 "Hurricane" Lifehouse

Dance Club Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)***/Greatest Gainer "Living For Love" Madonna
Debut No. 35 "Right Here, Right Now" Giorgio Moroder Featuring Kylie Minogue
Debut No. 40 "Wish You Were Mine" Philip George
Debut No. 42 "Fiesta In San Juan" Assia Ahhatt Featuring Wisin
Debut No. 48 "Don't Say It" Amoray

Dance/Mix Show Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Outside" Calvin Harris Featuring Ellie Goulding
Calvin Harris scores his eighth No. 1 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, as "Outside," featuring Ellie Goulding, rises 3-1. Passing David Guetta and Madonna, each with seven No. 1s, Harris trails only Rihanna, who's tallied 11. Goulding earns her third leader, following "Lights" in 2012 and "Burn" last year. (The chart began on Aug. 16, 2003 ... Madonna's 45th birthday.)

Greatest Gainer No. 5 "Time Of Our Lives" Pitbull & Ne-Yo
Debut No. 33 "Firestone" Kygo Featuring Conrad
Debut No. 34 "Last All Night (Koala)" Oliver Heldens Featuring KStewart
Debut No. 35 "Living For Love" Madonna
Debut No. 40 "We're All We Need" Above & Beyond Featuring Zoe Johnston

Rhythmic Songs
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** "Uptown Funk!" Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
Greatest Gainer No. 4 "Truffle Butter" Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
Debut No. 31 "Throw Sum Mo" Rae Sremmurd Featuring Nicki Minaj & Young Thug
Debut No. 39 "Backflip" Casey Veggies Featuring YG & iAMSU!

R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** "7/11" Beyonce
Greatest Gainer No. 7 "Ayo" Chris Brown & Tyga
Debut No. 43 "Lil Bit" K Camp
Debut No. 50 "Slow Motion" Trey Songz

Adult R&B Songs
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** "Nobody" Kem
Greatest Gainer No. 13 "Every Moment" Jodeci
Debut No. 30 "7/11" Beyonce

Rap Airplay
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** "Only" Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
Greatest Gainer No. 2 "Truffle Butter" Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
Debut No. 24 "Lil Bit" K Camp

Rock Airplay
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Shut Up And Dance" WALK THE MOON
Greatest Gainer No. 18 "What Kind Of Man" Florence + The Machine
Debut No. 35 "Don't Wanna Fight" Alabama Shakes

Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Shut Up And Dance" WALK THE MOON
Greatest Gainer No. 19 "What Kind Of Man" Florence + The Machine
Debut No. 38 "Don't Wanna Fight" Alabama Shakes
Debut No. 40 "Everything Is Wrong" Interpol

Adult Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Lampshades On Fire" Modest Mouse
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 18 "What Kind Of Man" Florence + The Machine
Debut No. 26 "Rollercoaster" Bleachers
Debut No. 28 "Beryl" Mark Knopfler
Debut No. 30 "Midnight" Tor Miller

Mainstream Rock Songs
*** No. 1 (5 weeks)*** "I Am Machine" Three Days Grace
Greatest Gainer No. 22 "Absolution Calling" Incubus
Debut No. 32 "Take It Back" Temperance Movement
Debut No. 34 "Angel" Theory Of A Deadman
Debut No. 40 "Goodbye Agony" Black Veil Brides

Country Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Make Me Wanna" Thomas Rhett
Thomas Rhett lands his third Country Airplay No. 1 with "Make Me Wanna." He first led with 2013's "It Goes Like This" and followed with last year's "Get Me Some of That."

Greatest Gainer No. 17 "Raise 'Em Up" Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church
Debut No. 55 "Like A Wrecking Ball" Eric Church
Debut No. 58 "Riser" Dierks Bentley
Debut No. 59 "Nothin' Like You" Dan + Shay

Latin Airplay
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Mi Verdad" Mana Featuring Shakira
Greatest Gainer No. 20 "El Perdon" Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
Debut No. 45 "Calla y Me Besas" Enigma Nortena
Debut No. 48 "Siempre Fue Mucho Mas Facil" Antonio Orozco Con David Bisbal

Regional Mexican Songs
*** No. 1 (6 weeks)*** "Levantando Polvadera" Voz de Mando
Greatest Gainer No. 12 "Contigo" Calibre 50
Debut No. 37 "El Quesito" Omar Ruiz

Latin Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Disparo Al Corazon" Ricky Martin
Greatest Gainer No. 2 "Mi Verdad" Mana Featuring Shakira
Debut No. 33 "Siempre Fue Mucho Mas Facil" Antonio Orozco Con David Bisbal
Debut No. 38 "Me Marchare" Los Cadillacs Featuring Wisin
Debut No. 40 "Lips Are Movin" Meghan Trainor

Tropical Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Volver A Empezar" Renzo
Greatest Gainer No. 2 "We Never Looking Back" Toby Love Featuring French Montana
Debut No. 34 "Falso Amor" Jessy Rose
Debut No. 36 "Bailalo" Tomas The Latin Boy
Debut No. 39 "Stuck On A Feeling" Prince Royce Featuring Snoop Dogg
Debut No. 40 "Me Voy" Fabiola

Christian Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "He Knows" Jeremy Camp
Greatest Gainer No. 13 "Soul On Fire" Third Day
Debut No. 48 "Brave" Moriah Peters
Debut No. 49 "Mercy Tree" Anthony Evans

Gospel Airplay
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** "Fill Me Up" Casey J
Greatest Gainer No. 19 "Yes You Can" Marvin Sapp
Debut No. 29 "Thank You" Tonya Lewis-Taylor