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Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Giorgio Moroder, Yellow Claw & Era Istrefi

Each week, Billboard Dance looks at songs & albums rising on Billboard's dance charts.

Giorgio Moroder featuring Karen Harding, “Good for Me”

Legendary producer Giorgio Moroder makes his first appearance on Billboard‘s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, debuting at No. 32 on the list (dated March 18) with “Good for Me,” featuring Karen Harding. It’s also the first chart appearance for singer Harding, whose “Say Something” hit No. 16 two years ago on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart.

Remixes of “Good” from Rinzen, Tom Ferry and Tommie Sunshine & Slatin, among others, are available commercially. Meanwhile, the song is resonating at core dance radio, with all 117 of its plays in the tracking week (ending March 5)  on three full-time dance outlets: Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel, SiriusXM’s BPM and KNHC Seattle.

“Giorgio Moroder is such a legend, and this song is infectious as anything,” says Mike Popadines, associate manager/programming for Music Choice’s Dance/EDM. (The channel is playing the original version of “Good.”) “His pairing with Harding is dynamite and the production is fantastic. This song is an earworm, and it’s so amazing to hear such great music coming from Giorgio this deep into his epic career.”


On Dance Club Songs, Moroder’s history traces back to the very first national chart: on Aug. 28, 1976, his “Knights in White Satin”/”I Wanna Funk With You Tonight”/”Oh L’Amour” ranked at No. 15 (before peaking at No. 14). While Moroder achieved tremendous success as a producer over the years, his biggest hits as an artist have come in recent years, including two No. 1s on Dance Club Songs in 2015.

Yellow Claw featuring DJ Snake & Elliphant, “Good Day”

Yellow Claw grabs onto Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 41 with “Good Day,” featuring DJ Snake and Elliphant. It’s the seventh hit for the Dutch DJ duo (Jim Aasgier and Nils), the 15th for Frenchman Snake and the third for Swedish singer Elliphant (Ellinor Olovsdotter). The track drew 921,000 U.S. streams and sold 2,000 downloads in the tracking week ending March 2, according to Nielsen Music.

Era Istrefi featuring Felix Snow, “Redrum”

Albanian Kosovar singer Era Istrefi returns to Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 45 with “Redrum,” featuring Felix Snow. Istrefi’s second chart entry is the follow-up to “Bonbon,” which hit No.13  in July 2016. It’s also the second visit for producer Snow, whose “Care,” with R3hab and featuring Madi, reached No. 36 last June. “Redrum” rolls in with 927,000 domestic streams and 1,000 downloads sold.