Robin Schulz & James Blunt Are More Than 'OK' Atop Dance Club Songs Chart
Both acts lead the list for the first time. Plus, chart action for OMD, Kaskade & Niall Horan.
German DJ/producer Robin Schulz scores his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart, as "OK" featuring singer-songwriter James Blunt -- who also leads for the first time -- jumps 3-1 on the list (dated Sept. 23). Remixed by Black Saint, Ofenbach and StadiumX, among others, "OK" is Schulz's third entry on the chart and Blunt's first.
Schulz, whose profile rose thanks to his trop house remix of Mr. Probz's "Waves," a No. 5 Pop Songs airplay chart hit in 2014, previously hit Dance Club Songs with "Prayer in C" (with Lillywood) in 2015 and "Sugar" (featuring Francesco Yates) in 2016.
OMD RETURNS: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark debut on Top Dance/Electronic Albums at No. 7 with The Punishment of Luxury, OMD's third top 10. The set bows with 4,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music, and, with nearly all units from traditional album sales, it launches at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Album Sales. The heritage act reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1986 with its classic pop hit "If You Leave."
Also on Top Dance/Electronic Albums, Kaskade cruises to his eighth top 10 with Redux EP 002 (No. 10). The follow-up to the DJ's Redux (EP) (No. 11, 2014) arrives with 3,000 units, while Redux 002 track "Nobody Like You" enters Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 35, boasting 1 million on-demand audio and video streams.
GALANTIS, ROZES BLOOM: Galantis further previews forthcoming album The Aviary (due Sept. 15) as "Girls on Boys," with Rozes, enters Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 32 (1 million streams). "Girls" follows fellow tracks from the set including "True Feeling" (No. 25, Aug. 5), "Hunter" (No. 21, May 27) and "Rich Boy" (No. 31, March 11). The album is the DJ duo’s first since 2015’s Pharmacy, which debuted at No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums.
HORAN'S FIRST TOP 10: Niall Horan's "Slow Hands" hikes 11-8 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, marking his first top 10 on the chart. As a One Direction member, Horan headed as high as No. 13 in 2012 with the act's debut hit "What Makes You Beautiful." Former 1D member Zayn Malik has earned two Dance Club Songs top 10s, while the act's Liam Payne, at a No. 4 high this week with "Strip That Down" (featuring Quavo), and Louis Tomlinson have each notched one. (Rounding out the five past or present 1D members, Harry Styles hit a No. 37 peak with "Sign of the Times" in June.)