Lady Gaga's 'Applause' Hits No. 1 on Dance Chart

Lady Gaga's "Applause"

The lead single from Gaga's "ARTPOP" lands at the top spot.

Lady Gaga zooms from No. 16-1 on Dance/Electronic Songs with “Applause,” riding enormous gains all around.

Her 15-spot leap is the most in the eight month history of the Dance/Electronic Songs chart, beating the 12-1 jump of Baauer¹s “Harlem Shake.” Only “Shake” and “Gentleman” by PSY reached No. 1 in two weeks or less.

The song takes home the Greatest Gainer/Airplay award and enters at No. 4 on Dance Streaming Songs, collecting 79% of its 2.9 million streams from YouTube. Sales of 218,000 digital downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan, are enough to spur a No. 1 debut on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, her fourth No. 1 and ninth top 10 on that tally.

Two remixes enter Dance/Electronic Songs: “Motherquake,” a Diplo remix of the DJ Fresh song “Earthquake” featuring Dominique Young Unique’s vocals, debuts at No. 38.  Only available for download to those who purchase the entire “Kick Ass 2” film soundtrack, its chart points stem entirely from YouTube streams. A new version of Barker & Yelawolf’s “Push ‘Em, remixed by Steve Aoki & Travis Barker, is new at No. 41 (6,000 units).  Sales of the original version do not count towards this remix.

Over on Dance/Electronic Albums, BT captures his fifth top 10 with “A Song Across Wires.” His No. 5 bow carries his best sales week (2,000 units) since February, 2010.

Finally, Avicii’s red-hot momentum continues as “Wake Me Up!” soars 6-1 on Dance Club Songs, his fourth No. 1.  Avicii is also the Greatest Gainer/Digital at No. 3 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (138,000 units, up 22%), while improving 15-11 on the Hot 100.