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'Dear Evan Hansen' Is Just Second Cast Ever to Top Dance Club Songs Chart

Ben Platt (center) and cast of "Dear Evan Hansen."
Matthew Murphy

Ben Platt (center) and cast of "Dear Evan Hansen."

With the remixed "Waving Through a Window," the troupe follows the cast of 'Stomp' in 1996.

The cast of Dear Evan Hansen can take a bow for having achieved a rare honor: a No. 1 hit for a cast on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart.

On the list dated Dec. 9, Ben Platt and the Original Broadway Cast of Dear Evan Hansen rise 2-1 with "Waving Through a Window," the first leader (and chart appearance) for both acts.

Remixed by Lodato & Joseph Duveen, Tony Moran and DJLW, among others, "Waving" is only the second song from a cast ever to top the chart: "Stomp" by Quincy Jones featuring The Cast of Stomp/The Yes/No Productions ruled on Oct. 26, 1996.

Of note, since the show Stomp was produced Off-Broadway, "Waving Through A Window" is actually the first song from a Broadway cast album to head the list.

The good news is flowing for Dear Evan Hansen: Its original Broadway cast recording was nominated this week for a Grammy Award for best musical theater album. The set debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Cast Albums chart dated Feb. 25 and has spent all 42 of its weeks on the chart to date in the top three.