Blondie’s Having ‘Fun’ at No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart
Plus, moves for The Chainsmokers, Jax Jones & more.
Blondie bounds to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart (dated May 13) with “Fun” (4-1), the band’s third total leader and first in 22 years. The heritage disco-rock act first topped the chart in 1981 with “Rapture”/”The Tide Is High,” and had last led in 1995 with an updated version of its 1980 pop hit “Atomic.”
Frontwoman Debbie Harry, reached in London while promoting Blondie’s new album Pollinator (released May 5), comments to Billboard, “Our collaboration with [“Fun” co-writer] Dave Sitek has turned out to be totally wonderful; couldn’t be much better than a No. 1. Dancing is the most ‘fun.’ ”
Remixes from Greg Cohen, Eric Kupper and Drew G, among others, helped propel the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band back to the top.
‘THIS’ IS No. 1: On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, The Chainsmokers and Coldplay return for a seventh cumulative week at No. 1 with “Something Just Like This” (2-1), earning top Airplay Gainer honors (114 million impressions, up 13 percent, according to Nielsen Music). The song also becomes The Chainsmokers’ fifth No. 1, and Coldplay’s first, on Dance/Mix Show Airplay.
Also on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Jax Jones earns his first top 10 as a lead (and second total) with “You Don’t Know Me,” featuring Raye (11-10), who revels in her first. Additionally, the track starts at No. 23 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs, marking Jones’ first appearance on the list (and Raye’s second), with 3.8 million U.S. streams (up 31 percent).
‘STAY’ MOVES: Zedd and Alessia Cara climb 2-1 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs with “Stay” (19 million U.S. streams, up 3 percent). It’s Zedd’s third leader (and Cara’s first), tying him with PSY for second-most in the chart’s four-year history. The Chainsmokers lead with four No. 1s.
GRADE A: Armin van Buuren arrives at No. 6 on Dance/Electronic Album Sales with A State of Trance 2017: Mixed By (1,000 copies sold). It’s the trance king’s 32nd charted title, upping his record (Tiesto trails with 20). The album is van Buuren’s 14th top 10; he’s peaked as high as No. 2 with 2013’s Intense.
ATB (a.k.a. Andre Tanneberger) also brings trance to Dance/Electronic Album Sales, entering at No. 8 with Next (1,000 albums sold). It’s the German DJ’s first chart appearance since 2011 and his second top 10, after a more-than 15-year break: Trance Nation America Two (by ATB/George Acosta) hit No. 7 in September 2001.