Taylor Swift Tallies First Dance/Mix Show Airplay No. 1 With 'Wildest Dreams'
Powered by R3hab remixes, "Wildest Dreams" leads the list. Plus, Adele flies to No. 3 with an also-remixed "Hello."
Taylor Swift tops Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated Dec. 5) for the first time with "Wildest Dreams" (4-1). It's her seventh hit and fifth top 10 on the list, dating to her first, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" (which reached No. 21 in 2012).
"Dreams" has benefited on dance-focused airwaves from an officially-commissioned remix by DJ R3hab. Meanwhile, Swift has become a staple of dance/mix show radio of late, scoring five top 10s on the chart in a little more than a year. Since "Shake It Off" rose 13-8 on Oct. 18, 2014, Swift has, in fact, scored the most top 10s of any act: five. She ultimately took "Shake" to No. 6 and followed with "Blank Space" (No. 4), "Style" (No. 6) and "Bad Blood," featuring Kendrick Lamar (No. 5).
(The Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart reflects plays on a select panel of full-time dance radio stations and during mix show hours on more than 80 top 40 stations.)
Another superstar pop diva has crossed to the upper reaches of Dance/Mix Show Airplay with a song originally released as a ballad: Adele catapults 18-3 with "Hello" in its third week on the list. It becomes the first song to reach the top three in just three weeks since Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX (June 7, 2014).
"Hello" marks Adele's fourth Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10, following "Rolling in the Deep" (No. 2, 2011), "Someone Like You" (No. 5, 2011) and "Set Fire to the Rain" (No. 3, 2012). The song finds its way onto mix shows and into clubs via a slew of remixes, including from Pink Panda, Paul Damixie, EC Twins, Dirty Pop and Ryan Skyy.
"Hello" also hurtles 28-14 on the Dance Club Songs chart. As previously reported, it rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week, while parent album 25 has already made a record-breaking start ahead of its blast onto the Dec. 12 Billboard 200.