Alesso and Katy Perry surge from No. 17 to No. 6 on Billboard’s multi-metric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Jan. 15) with “When I’m Gone.” The collab was released Dec. 29 and debuted from only two days of availability. It hits the top 10 following its first full tracking week (Dec. 31-Jan. 6).
“Gone” garnered 3.1 million U.S. streams and 839,000 in radio airplay audience and sold 6,000 downloads in its first full frame, according to MRC Data. With those figures, the collab debuts on the Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs chart (No. 6) and improves on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales (4-2).
The track benefits from Perry’s live performance of the song on CNN’s New Year’s Eve broadcast and added exposure going forward thanks to its official video premiere on ESPN’s halftime show during the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship game Jan. 10.
Alesso adds his fifth Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10, among 26 appearances. The DJ has achieved a No. 2 high twice, with “Heroes (We Could Be),” featuring Tove Lo (2015), and “Let Me Go,” with Hailee Steinfeld and featuring Florida Georgia Line and Watt (2018).
Perry notches her fourth top 10 on the chart in as many visits. She has one No. 1, as featured (with Pharrell Williams and Big Sean) on Calvin Harris’ three-week leader “Feels” in 2017.
‘Disco’ Action: IAmChino and Pitbull debut at No. 29 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with “Discoteca.” The first entry for IAmChino is the 15th for Pitbull, who also ranks at No. 8 (after reaching No. 7) with “I Feel Good,” featuring Anthony Watts and DJWS.
“Discoteca,” which earned 512,000 U.S. streams in the tracking week, revisits the melody of ATC’s “Around the World (La La La La La),” with a healthy dose of Spanish-language vocals. ATC’s version reached No. 28 on the Hot 100 in 2001; a remake credited to R3HAB and A Touch of Class [aka, ATC] hit No. 13 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay and No. 20 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs in 2019.
Corry & Mabel Move: Speaking of the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, Joel Corry and Mabel hit a new high with “I Wish” (11-6). Corry claims his sixth top 10 and Mabel earns her first. Corry has tallied three No. 1s: “Head & Heart,” with MNEK (nine weeks at No. 1, August-October 2020); “Bed,” with RAYE and David Guetta (three, April-May 2021); and “Out Out,” with Jax Jones, Charli XCX and Saweetie (two, October 2021).
“Wish” charts mostly on the strength of core-dance play, including at Music Choice’s Dance/EDM Channel, SiriusXM’s Diplo’s Revolution and iHeartRadio’s Evolution Network. (The Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart measures radio airplay on a select group of full-time dance stations, along with plays during mix shows on nearly 80 top 40-formatted reporters.)