Calvin Harris Digs 'Deep' in Dance/Electronic Songs Debut
Calvin Harris, teaming with English electronic trio Disciples, zooms onto Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (dated Aug. 8) with “How Deep Is Your Love” (No. 5). The new track is perhaps from an upcoming Harris studio album, though no information has been announced as of yet.
The deep house departure for Harris sold 41,000 downloads and captured 2 million U.S. streams (the bulk of which, 74 percent, came from Spotify), according to Nielsen Music, in the week ending July 23. It’s Harris’ eighth top 10 since the chart’s Jan. 26, 2013, launch -- the most of any act (previously, he was tied with Zedd at seven each).
“How Deep Is Your Love” (not a cover of the Bee Gees classic) is also just the sixth song to debut in the top five and the first in a year: Ariana Grande opened at No. 4 with “Break Free,” featuring Zedd, on July 19, 2014. Additionally, Harris debuts on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (No. 4) and Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (No. 6). On the latter list, Harris also now leads all acts with the most top 10s (six), overtaking Avicii, who has five. Meanwhile, Harris debuts on Dance/Mix Show Airplay (No. 24) and the Billboard Hot 100 (No. 60), while re-entering the Billboard Artist 100 (No. 71).
Another artist celebrating an achievement on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs is Jess Glynne, who slips into the top 10 with “Hold My Hand” (11-10). It’s the second top 10 for Glynne, who reached No. 1 for three weeks late last year as the featured vocalist on Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be.” “Hand,” Glynne’s first solo hit, sold 12,000 units while racking up 798,000 U.S. streams (with 71 percent coming from Spotify plays).
Shifting to Top Dance/Electronic Albums, electronic rock duo Ratatat realizes its best sales week and first No. 1 with Magnifique (10,000 sold). The album -- which houses the pair’s first hit on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, “Cream on Chrome” (No. 38) -- beats out The Chemical Brothers for the top spot. The latter’s Born In the Echoes, enters at No. 2 (7,000). Single “Go,” featuring an uncredited Q-Tip, enters Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (No. 40) while climbing on Dance Club Songs (45-35). The track features electro remixes from Claude VonStroke, Edge of Control and Special Request, plus others.
The Chemical Brothers count three No. 1 albums amongst seven top 10s, dating back to 2002’s Come With Us, which led the chart for seven weeks. Before the chart's launch in 2001, they notched three further albums on the Billboard 200. The first, Dig Your Own Hole, remains their most successful, peaking at No. 14 on April 26, 1997, and spawning career-defining track “Block Rockin’ Beats.”
Continuing with Dance Club Songs, Andy Grammer grabs the top spot with his inaugural hit, “Honey, I’m Good” (rising 2-1). Remixes from Jump Smokers and Wideboys, among others, transformed the pop smash (which hit No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 last month) for clubs. Grammer performed the track to a packed crowd on the July 24 edition of the Today show.