Marshmello & Bastille's 'Happier' Hits No. 1 On Dance Club Songs Chart

Marshmello & Dan Smith of Bastille
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Marshmello & Dan Smith of Bastille 

Plus, The Prodigy debuts & Alesso goes top 10.

Marshmello and Bastille bounce to the top of yet another Billboard dance chart, rising 2-1 on the Nov. 17-dated edition of Dance Club Songs with "Happier." The track was remixed for clubs by Frank Walker, Breathe Carolina and Blanke, among others.

"Happier" is the second Dance Club Songs No. 1 for both acts, after Marshmello's "Silence," featuring Khalid, in November 2017 and Bastille's "Pompeii" in February 2014.

The collab continues atop Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales, for 11 weeks running; Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (eight); and Dance/Mix Show Airplay (five). "Happier" also headed Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs for six weeks.

As previously reported, "Happier" concurrently becomes Marshmello and Bastille's first leader each on the Pop Songs airplay chart. It topped Alternative Songs one week earlier and has reached a No. 3 high on the all-genre, streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Billboard Hot 100 (which employs the same formula as Hot Dance/Electronic Songs).

DESTINATION FOR '"TOURISTS": The Prodigy returns to Top Dance/Electronic Albums with No Tourists at No. 7. The set bows with 3,000 equivalent album units earned, according to Nielsen Music. With most from traditional sales, the latest from the Liam Howlett-fronted act opens at No. 1 on the Dance/Electronic Album Sales chart.

Tourists is The Prodigy's fifth Top Dance/Electronic Albums top 10, spanning back to its sole No. 1, Always Outnumbered, Never Outgained, in 2004. Prior to the chart's creation in 2001, the heritage big beat act sent three titles onto the all-genre Billboard 200, including the seminal The Fat of the Land, which debuted No. 1 on July 19, 1997.

Fat spun off two Hot 100 entries, "Firestarter" (No. 30, March 1997) and "Smack My Bitch Up" (No. 89, January 1998). Another track from the set, "Breathe," remains The Prodigy's top-placing hit on Alternative Songs, having reached No. 18 in September 1997. On Dance Club Songs, the act has charted four tracks, all in 1992-93, including its lone top 10, "Wind It Up" (No. 7, June 1993).

ALESSO ASCENDS: Alesso earns his eighth Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10, rising 13-6 with "Remedy." His "Heroes (We Could Be)," featuring Tove Lo, topped the list for four weeks in December 2014-January 2015.


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