Calvin Harris & Disclosure Earn New No. 1s on Dance/Electronic Charts
The genre stars reign with "How Deep Is Your Love" & "Omen." Plus, moves for Zhu x AlunaGeorge, the Chainsmokers & Flux Pavilion.
Calvin Harris captures his ninth No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated Oct. 10) with "How Deep Is Your Love," with Disciples (2-1). Since the chart began 12 years ago, only Rihanna has racked up more No. 1s (11).
Remarkably, Harris has tallied all nine of his No. 1s since November 2011, when another "love" song, "We Found Love" (credited to Rihanna featuring Harris), began its 14-week reign. Rihanna, by contrast, first hit No. 1 this week 10 years ago with "Pon De Replay." In terms of total weeks at No. 1, Harris leads all acts with 67, followed by Rihanna (47), Madonna (28) and David Guetta (25).
"Deep" is also the first Dance/Mix Show Airplay No. 1 for UK house trio Disciples, who helped Harris carve out the house track. It has hit No. 3 or better on all of Billboard's key dance charts: Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (No. 3), Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (No. 3), Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (No. 2) and Dance Club Songs (No. 2), in addition to its new coronation on Dance/Mix Show Airplay.
DOMINANT DISCLOSURE: On Dance Club Songs, Disclosure adds its second No. 1, in only five weeks, with "Omen," featuring Sam Smith (3-1). The British brothers enjoyed their first trip to the top on Sept. 5 with "Holding On," featuring Gregory Porter. Smith scores his first Dance Club Songs No. 1. Remixes from Cutmore, Jonas Rathsman and Claude VonSroke, among others, helped "Omen" advance to the top.
The track from Disclosure's new sophomore studio effort, Caracal (set to debut on Top Dance/Electronic Albums next week), has sold 135,000 downloads, dating to its Aug. 15 debut on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (at No. 5) and Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (No. 7), according to Nielsen Music. "Omen" reached a No. 5 high on the latter chart and is currently No. 8.
Meanwhile, two other Caracal tracks debut on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs: "Jaded" (No. 37) and "Magnets," featuring Lorde (No. 40). In total, seven tracks from the set's deluxe version have already charted. In addition to "Omen" and those two cuts, the set has yielded "Holding On" (No. 18 peak); "Willing & Able," featuring Kwabs (No. 22); "Hourglass," featuring Lion Babe (No. 31); and "Bang That" (No. 37).
ZHU-OLOGY: Staying with Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Zhu and AlunaGeorge grab the Hot Shot Debut with "Automatic" (No. 24, 3,000 sold). While Zhu hit the chart once before, with No. 12 breakthrough "Faded" last November, "Automatic" is the fourth hit for AlunaGeorge, who currently ranks at No. 5 with "You Know You Like It," with DJ Snake (after hitting No. 2); her solo version of the song peaked at No. 30 in May.
ADDICTIVE HIT: Also on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, the Chainsmokers continue to grow their resume beyond their two-week No. 1 debut "#SELFIE" last year. The house duo's sixth entry is this week's second-highest debut, "Until You Were Gone" (No. 27). The track, with trance act Tritonal and featuring Emily Warren, bows with 5,000 sold. Meanwhile, the Chainsmokers' "Roses," featuring Rozes, holds at its No. 11 high. The Chainsmokers also hit Dance/Electronic Digital Songs with "Split (Only U)," with Tiesto, new at No. 19 (3,000).
STATE OF FLUX: On Top Dance/Electronic Albums, Flux Pavilion flourishes with a third top 10, Tesla (N0. 7, 1,000 sold). The multi-instrumentalist DJ (real name Joshua Steele) has one No. 1 to his credit, 2013's Blow the Roof. (The latter album contained a new version of his biggest hit, "I Can't Stop," titled "I Still Can't Stop." The original "Stop" reached No. 7 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs and No. 17 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay in 2013.) Flux, who has charted with collaborations with Major Lazer, Childish Gambino and Steve Aoki, fills Tesla with such new collabs as "Emotional" with Matthew Koma, "Shoot Me" with Big Voyage featuring Jakkcity and "International Anthem," featuring Doctor.