Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Far East Movement, Anne-Marie & Jax Jones
Each week, Billboard Dance looks at songs & albums rising on Billboard's dance charts.
Each week, Billboard Dance looks at songs and albums rising on Billboard's dance charts. This week, Far East Movement, Anne-Marie and Jax Jones make the list.
Far East Movement & Marshmello featuring Chanyeol & Tinashe, "Freal Luv"
Far East Movement returns to Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales for the first time in more than two years, starting at No. 11 with its Marshmello collaboration "Freal Luv," featuring Chanyeol and Tinashe, which premiered exclusively on Billboard.com. With 5,000 downloads sold in the week ending Oct. 20, according to Nielsen Music, the track leads all debuts, just as it does on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, where it launches at No. 20. Released Oct. 14, "Freal" has already racked 4 million global YouTube views.
British singer Anne-Marie clocks her first Dance/Mix Show Airplay entry "Alarm" at No. 29; it's also her first appearance on any U.S. song-based chart. The poppy track, already top five in Australia and top 10 in the UK, is buoyed by remixes from Marshmello, among others. "Alarm" sounds in U.S. radio rotation at multiple core dance outlets, including KNHC Seattle.
Jax Jones featuring Mike Dunn & MNEK, "House Work"
Jax Jones jumps back to Dance Club Songs after a two-year absence, debuting at No. 45 with "House Work," featuring Mike Dunn and MNEK. UK DJ Jones topped the chart in his only other appearance, as featured on Duke Dumont's "I Got U" (which Jones also co-produced). The hard-hitting "House Work" is the first chart hit for Dunn and second for MNEK.