Robin S. Rules Dance Club Songs Chart for First Time Since 1997

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Robin S.

The "Show Me Love" star is back atop the tally, adding her fourth No. 1.

Robin S. returns to No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart (dated Jan. 30) for the first time in nearly 19 years, as "Shout It Out Loud," with DJ Escape, rises 2-1. Remixes from Tom Stephan, Stephan Grondin and Chris Sammarco, among others, helped pump the tribal electro anthem to the top.

"Shout" is the New York-born diva's fourth Dance Club Songs leader (and first with a title lacking the word "love"). Robin S. (the S. stands for Stone, her last name) topped the chart with the classic, and often sampled, "Show Me Love" (May 8, 1993), as well as "Love for Love," (Sept. 18, 1993) and "It Must Be Love" (June 28, 1997). Escape (real name: Jeff Jonas), meanwhile, scores his first No. 1.

Robin S.'s "Show Me Love" crossed over to a No. 5 peak on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 1993 (and hit No. 5 on the Pop Songs airplay chart that August). It was also revived last year via a trop house version by Sam Feldt (featuring Kimberly Anne), which hit No. 13 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs in August. (A version credited to Steve Angello & Laidback Luke, featuring Robin S., also reached No. 14 on Euro Digital Songs in 2009.)

While Robin's 18-year, seven-month gap between Dance Club Songs No. 1s is lengthy, it's not a record. Dating to the chart's inception as a national survey (Aug. 28, 1976), Cyndi Lauper logged the longest break between leaders: 24 years and three months, between "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (March 24, 1984) and "Same Ol' Story" (June 28, 2008). Last year, Chic set the mark for the longest span between No. 1s for a group: 23 years and three months, when "I'll Be There," featuring Nile Rodgers, hit the top June 20, marking Chic's first topper since "Chic Mystique" (March 21, 1992).