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The Chainsmokers' 'Closer' Breaks Record for Most Weeks at No. 1 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart

Halsey and the Chainsmokers
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Halsey and Drew Taggart of The Chainsmokers perform onstage at the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 20, 2016 in Los Angeles.

The DJ duo's smash leads for a 17th week. Plus, moves for Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson, Maroon 5 & Ralphi Rosario.

The Chainsmokers establish a new standard for the most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, as "Closer," featuring Halsey, spends a 17th week at No. 1 (on the list dated Dec. 31).

The track eclipses Swedish House Mafia's "Don't You Worry Child" (featuring John Martin), whose 16 weeks at No. 1 in 2012-13 held the previous mark for the most weeks at the summit in the chart's 13-year history. Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" follows with 15 weeks at No. 1 in 2009.

"Closer" boasts radio-friendly remixes for dance/mix show radio from Shaun Frank, R3hab and Dave Aude, among others. (The Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart measures radio airplay on a select group of full-time dance stations, along with plays during mix shows on more than 80 top 40-formatted reporters.)

YOU MIGHT LIKE TO 'KNOW' … Maroon 5 moves 15-8 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay with "Don't Wanna Know," featuring Kendrick Lamar. It's the sixth top 10 for the Adam Levine-fronted act, which earned its lone leader (for two weeks) with "Makes Me Wonder" in 2007. "Know" is the second top 10 for Lamar, following his feature on Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" (No. 5, 2015).

AOKI & TOMLINSON DEBUT: DJ Steve Aoki and One Direction's Louis Tomlinson soar onto Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 7 with "Just Hold On." The track enters Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales No. 1 with 54,000 downloads sold in the week ending Dec. 15, according to Nielsen Music. With 3.6 million U.S. streams (78 percent from Spotify), "Just" jumps in at No. 10 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs.

On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, the collaboration marks the third top 10 among 13 entries for Aoki and is instantly his highest-charting. "A Light That Never Comes" (Linkin Park x Steve Aoki) reached No. 8 in 2013, while "Delirious (Boneless)" (Steve Aoki, Chris Lake & Tujamo Featuring Kid Ink) hit No. 9 in 2014.

As previously reported, "Just Hold On," the first Billboard solo hit for Tomlinson, enters the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 52, joining tracks by fellow 1D member Niall Horan and former Directioner Zayn.

ROSARIO & BEAT RULE: Ralphi Rosario and Aneeta Beat barrel 4-1 on Dance Club Songs with "Button Pusha." It's the second leader for Chicago-based house DJ/remixer Rosario and his first in seven years; "Everybody Shake It," featuring Shawn Christopher, led in October 2009. "Button" is the first Billboard chart entry and leader for vocalist Beat. Remixes from Kue, Ivan Gomez, and Rosabel, among others, helped the song reign.

As Rosario tells Billboard, "'Button Pusha' is a novelty track, explaining the comedy and difference between the so-called quick/modern DJ and the veteran DJs in our great business of being a DJ.

"'Button Pusha' depicts the many new strings of DJs that have picked up the craft, for the sake of quick fame, money, glorification and any kind of stardom. Like myself, many of our veteran DJs have seen the change of our business of being a professional DJ to look like something that seems easy. Many veteran DJs, that are still killing it live in their sets, have the experience of making people come together through their musical journeys; not some hit playlist that's been floating around, thus, making their sets instant. I compare it to, 'just add water and stir.' It may taste like coffee, but it really isn't (laughs)!

Rosario adds of his new leader, "It feels once again like a great accomplishment. I appreciate all my wonderful industry/DJs/producers brothers and sisters that helped support this one. It was great fun working on this, and I'm glad most of my friends in the business shared the comedy in it."