Daft Punk Sends 'Dance' Into Top 10 on Dance Chart, Gaga's 'Applause' Remains at No. 1
The duo follows "Get Lucky" with another Pharrell-featuring anthem. Plus, Lady Gaga reigns, Krewella debuts and dance vets Kylie Minogue and Howard Jones add to their chart histories.
Daft Punk zooms into the top 10 of Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs chart with "Lose Yourself to Dance" (18-10).
Featuring Pharrell Williams (as did their summer smash "Get Lucky"), Daft Punk's latest, which also claims Hot Shot Debut honors on Dance Club/Play Songs (No. 37), takes advantage of the full tracking week since the song's video premiere on MTV's Video Music Awards (Aug. 25). Sales of 10,000 downloads (up 106%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, propel the track to a new peak on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (36-18). Its 765,000 total U.S. streams (65% from YouTube and 31% from Spotify) also spur a re-entry at No. 12 (up 47%, according to Nielsen BDS) on Dance Streaming Songs.
Meanwhile, Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" enjoys a 15th week at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums, the longest run at the summit of any act this year.
GAGA GOIN': Lady Gaga scores a third week at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Songs with "Applause" and each week has come with a special chart honor. First, the track was the chart's greatest Airplay Gainer, then Streaming Gainer and, this week, Digital Gainer. After she performed "Applause" to start the VMAs, the song returns to No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (2-1; 213,000, up 31%).
"Applause" also soars 20 spots up Dance Club/Play Songs (39-19) as the week's Greatest Gainer. Remixes of it from Danny Verde, Steven Redant and DJ White Shadow, among others, are impacting clubs.
'DOWN IS UP: "We Go Down," from Krewella's upcoming album "Get Wet" (due Sept. 24), debuts on Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 21. Ahead of radio or club play, it takes its points largely from sales. The track's 12,000 downloads sold are good for a No. 14 debut on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs.
The EDM trio, meanwhile, ranks at No. 8 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, No. 14 on Dance/Electronic Songs, No. 27 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs and No. 36 on Pop Songs with "Live for the Night."
DRESSED FOR SUCCESS: Kylie Minogue continues her No. 1 streak on Dance Club/Play Songs as "Skirt" lifts 2-1 to become her seventh straight leader and 10th No. 1 overall on the list. The track, serviced to Billboard's DJ panel via import remixes (Nom De Strip, Hot Mouth and Switch, among others), adds to a No. 1 run began in August 2010 with "All the Lovers."
While seven of Minogue's 10 chart-toppers were accrued since 2010, her history on the chart dates back a quarter-century. She first hit the list with "I Should Be So Lucky," which peaked at No. 10 in June 1988.
NEW IS 'BETTER: Another act with a lineage dating back to the '80s, Howard Jones, returns to a Billboard ranking via a Cedric Gervais remix of his classic "Things Can Only Get Better," a debut at No. 24 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay. The original was a top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit 28 years ago (reaching No. 5 in June 1985), with remixes that brought it into the top 10 of Dance Club/Play Songs (No. 10) that month.
Gervais, meanwhile, is enjoying major mainstream exposure with Lana Del Rey on "Summertime Sadness," which leads Dance/Mix Show Airplay four a fourth week. It bullets at No. 10 on the Hot 100 and enters the Pop Songs top 10 (11-8).
Jones makes his first appearance on a Billboard tally since 2008, when Ferry Corsten's "Into the Dark," on which he was featured, peaked at No. 24 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay. In 2007, Jones charted, with Katrina Carlson, on Adult Contemporary with another remake of a hit of his, "No One Is to Blame," which reached No. 20. His original version of the ballad became his biggest Hot 100 hit, soaring to No. 4 in 1986.