Latin Music Week

'Wake Up' And 'Get Lucky': Avicii, Daft Punk Score On Dance Charts

Mark Seliger, Courtesy of Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren

Avicii continues to register impressive upward movements across all of Billboard's dance/electronic charts, and beyond.
His “Wake Me Up!” is the Greatest Gainer (13-6) on Dance/Club Play Songs, while improving 5-3 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay and 4-3 on Dance/Electronic Songs. The track is up 17-15 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Moreover, Avicii enjoys his first No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs with “Wake” (2-1), while his “Levels” is up (24-19) in its 92nd week on the chart (having peaked at No. 4 on Dec. 3, 2011).  The 113,000 units sold of “Wake” edge out  Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” by less than 500 copies, ending the latter’s 11-week run at No. 1.  “Lucky,” meanwhile, overtakes Icona Pop’s “I Love It” as the best-selling dance song of the year at 2.4 million downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Lady Gaga explodes onto Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 16 with “Applause,” based solely from two days worth of Nielsen BDS-monitored radio airplay. The track, not released for sale until after the close of the tracking week (Aug. 13), looks to soar toward the top of Dance/Electronic Songs next week.
Duke Dumont and featured act A*M*E* capture their first No. 1 each on Dance/Club Play Songs with “Need U (100%)” (2-1).  Dumont’s smash spent two weeks at No. 1 in the UK earlier this year and the official video has garnered 10.4 million YouTube views.  Remixes from Skream, Artful Dodger and Frankie Knuckles powered “Need U” to acceptance by club DJs.
“Thinking About You,” by Calvin Harris featuring Ayah Marar, re-enters Dance/Electronic Digital Songs at No. 24 (7,000 units) following the Aug. 2 release of remixes by Laidback Luke, Michael Brun and Manufactured Superstars.  The track charted for one week at No. 20 last November, following the release of Harris’ “18 Months” album.
Three albums debut in the top 10 of Dance/Electronic Albums this week: Rudimental's “Home” (No. 6), David Guetta's “F*** Me, I’m Famous, 2013” (No. 7) and Moderat's “II” (No. 9).
And, a familiar entertainer is new at No. 14 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs: actress/model/singer Carmen Electra with “I Like It Loud” (12,000 sold).  The track, which touched Dance/Club Play Songs earlier this year, reaching No. 24 in a 10-week run, sees new life following media attention for the star.  It was reported within the tracking week that Electra had broken up with record executive/"X Factor" judge Simon Cowell following the unexpected pregnancy of Lauren Silverman, the married woman who's now pregnant with Cowell's child. “Loud” is also new at No. 25 on Dance/Electronic Songs.