Betty Who & William Control Top Dance/Electronic Charts
Plus, a Dance/Mix Show Airplay advance for Bruno Mars.
The song is the third No. 1 in as many tries for the Australian-born Who, who previously topped the chart with two other songs about "you": "Somebody Loves You" (March 2014) and "All of You" (February 2015).
Although the original Lewis version of "Always" never hit Dance Club Songs, it peaked at No. 2 for nine weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1996, blocked from the top by Los Del Rio's "Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)." Remixes from Instant Karma, Pink Panda and Viceroy, among others, have helped lift Who's cover to the top.
WILLIAM IS IN CONTROL: William Control, the Seattle-bred, self-described "electronic darkwave, industrial goth" act, scores its first No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums with The Pale. The 3,000 copies sold of the EP, according to Nielsen Music, amount to Control's best career sales week, outpacing the 1,000 moved when Hate Culture started at No. 12 in 2008.
Among other top 10 debuts on Top Dance/Electronic Albums, BT (aka Brian Transeau) bags his sixth top 10, dating back to his first, 2001's R&R (Rare & Remixed), with his set titled _ (No. 9, 1,000 sold). Plus, Moby returns with his 10th top 10, These Systems Are Failing, with The Void Pacific Choir (No. 10, 1,000). Moby has notched two leaders on the list: 18 (three weeks, 2002) and Hotel (five, 2005).
BRUNO'S GOLDEN TOUCH: On Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Bruno Mars marches to his fifth top 10 with "24K Magic" (19-10). It's the fifth song this year to achieve top 10 status in two weeks or less; Calvin Harris' "My Way" is the year's lone top 10 debut, having entered at No. 9 on Oct. 8.