Rihanna Captures 20th Dance Club No. 1; Lana Del Rey and Cedric Gervais Debut

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Rih earns another chart-topper this week.

Rihanna elevates from No. 2 to the top spot on Dance Club Songs with "Right Now,” marking her 20th No. 1. This puts her alone in second place for the most No. 1s in the 37-year history of the chart, trailing only Madonna, who leads with 43.  For Guetta, the song is his 10th chart-topper.

From 1976 to present these are the artists with the most No. 1s on Dance Club Songs:

Madonna, 43
Rihanna, 20
Janet Jackson, 19
Beyonce, 18
Mariah Carey, 16
Kristine W, 16

Rihanna's run of 20 chart-toppers began less than eight years ago, with "Pon De Replay" in October 2005, also starting a stretch of reaching No. 1 in every calendar year, except for 2009.  "Right Now," which features David Guetta, hits the top in its sweet 16th week on the chart.  It ties for the longest climb to No. 1 this century, matching the slow rises of Rihanna's own "Where Have You Been" (June 9, 2012) and Blaze Presents U.D.A.U.F.L. featuring Barbara Tucker's "Most Precious Love" (June 4, 2005).

Lana Del Rey, surging 37-23 on the Hot 100, claims her first Dance/Mix Show Airplay No. 1 with “Summertime Sadness” and enters Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 5.  Initially categorized as a rock song (and excluded from Dance/Electronic Songs) based on the track’s original recording, a Cedric Gervais dance remix has become far and away the more popular version, leading the way at top 40 radio and becoming the dominant selling download. The uptempo “Sadness” shuffles 25-22 on Pop Songs and all its remixes account for 66% of the track’s 82,000 total units.

Enrique Iglesias vaults from No. 17-8 on Dance/Electronic Songs with “Turn The Night Up.” First-week sales of 47,000 units allow it to glide in at No. 6 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, while also debuting at No. 62 on the Hot 100.

Avicii uses the July 29 debut of his official VEVO video for “Wake Me Up!” to soar 32-12 on the Streaming Songs chart and 6-3 on Dance Streaming Songs. The video garnered 2.64 million U.S. streams in its first week of release.  The unusual folk-inflected EDM track is up another notch on Dance/Electronic Songs (No. 5 - 4), as both the Streaming and Digital Gainer.  “Wake” sold 100,000 units (up 88%), and improves 4-2 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, just a couple of thousand units behind leader Daft Punk.  On Club Songs, “Wake” moves 24-13 without the aid of any officially commissioned remixes.

Krewella’s latest, “Live For The Night,” moves up three spots to No. 18 on Dance/Electronic Songs driven by a No. 15 - 9 leap on Dance/Mix Show Airplay. Remixes by W&W were just serviced to club DJs.

Daft Punk, who were set to appear on "The Colbert Report" on Tuesday night as part of StePhest Colbchella ‘013 but did not (sparking a spoof on the song by the host, featuring Henry Kissinger and Matt Damon, among others), are still carrying their luck on our charts.  “Get Lucky” spends its 12th week at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Songs and its 11th week at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, adding 103,000 units this week to their growing total of 2.3 million sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan.  Album “Random Access Memories” hangs at No. 1 for an 11th week on Dance/Electronic Albums as well, adding 15,000 units to reach 715,000 overall.