The late legend brings the song back to the summit after it first led in 1978. Plus, Neon Jungle and Hardwell debut, while Avicii continues to climb.
Donna Summer returns a classic to the top of Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, as "MacArthur Park 2013" rises 2-1. Summer's "MacArthur Park Suite" first hit No. 1 on what was then known as the National Disco Action Top 40 ranking the week of Oct. 21, 1978, remaining in charge for five weeks. On Nov. 11, 1978, "Park" became Summer's first of four career No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100, enjoying three weeks at the top.
While her version is well-known, the song wasn't originally a Summer smash: "MacArthur Park" first became a hit for Richard Harris, who carried it to No. 2 on the Hot 100 in 1968. (Harris is likely best known for his acting roles, including the part of Albus Dumbledore in the first two "Harry Potter" films, prior to his death in 2002.) "Park" later yielded hits for Waylon Jennings (No. 23 on Hot Country Songs, 1969), the Four Tops (No. 27 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, 1971) and Andy Williams and Tony Bennett (No. 26, 1969, and No. 39, 1972, respectively, on Adult Contemporary). The song has also been covered by Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Chet Atkins, Liza Minnelli and Glen Campbell. "Weird Al" Yankovic even offered his mock version in 1993, reworked as "Jurassic Park," in honor of that year's box office blockbuster.