Disclosure Doubles Up Atop Dance Charts
The duo reaches new No. 1 on the genre's two main charts after long waits. Plus, action for Daft Punk, Mr. Probz, Flume and Niki Haris
After almost a year on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (47 weeks), Disclosure reaches the pinnacle at last, as "Latch," featuring Sam Smith, jumps 2-1 to dethrone Calvin Harris' "Summer" after four weeks at No. 1. Disclosure's lengthy trek to the top surpasses (and nearly doubles) the mark previously held by Avicii's "Hey Brother," which needed 25 weeks to reach No. 1. (The chart launched in January 2013.)
Disclosure just misses setting the same record on Dance/Electronic Albums, where Settle hits No. 1 for the first time in its 59th week. That measured climb is second only to the Postal Service's Give Up, which did the opposite of its title and reached No. 1 in its 65th week (July 17, 2004). Settle has sold 113,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's spawned three other Hot Dance/Electronic Songs hits: "You & Me," (No. 22 this week after reaching No. 19), "F for You" (which peaked at No. 37) and "Help Me Lose My Mind" (which returns this week at its No. 49 highpoint).
"Latch" also returns to No. 1 for a second week on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, with 74,000 downloads sold. (It's sold 1.3 million to date.) At the year's midpoint, "Latch" ranked at No. 5 on the list of the top-selling dance/electronic songs of the year.
SECOND D(R)AFT: Daft Punk deftly reinvents "Derezzed," originally an under-two-minute track from the 2010 TRON: Legacy soundtrack, into its seventh No. 1 on Dance Club Songs (2-1). Avicii remixed the track on TRON: Legacy Reconfigured in 2011 and then tinkered with it again for Disney's Dconstructed compilation this year, adding a vocal by Negin. Listed as "Derezzed (2014)," the track was then promoted to club DJs with new mixes by Chris Cox and Dank and others adding to its resurgence.
MISTER MR.: In another remix tale, Mr. Probz parades up Dance/Mix Show Airplay with "Waves" (9-3). Originally released more than a year ago as an acoustic ballad, the song has gained international popularity following a remix by Robin Schulz and a stateside release by the Ultra label. The new version sold 14,000 in the tracking week (up 4 percent), enough for a No. 10 placement on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs.
HEY DJ: On the heels of three sold-out shows at Terminal 5 in New York, Australian DJ Flume's self-titled debut album, released last November, gains by 42 percent and rises 22-18 on Dance/Electronic Albums. The set peaked at No. 12 in May.
NEW MATERIAL: Former longtime Madonna backup vocalist Niki Haris returns to Dance Club Songs for the first time in five years. She's featured on John LePage's "Not Enough," which debuts at No. 49. Haris began working with Madonna on the Who's That Girl tour. She appeared in the renowned documentary Truth or Dare and in Madge's videos for "Vogue" (1990) and "Music" (2000).