‘Riptide’ Pulls The Chainsmokers Into Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Top 10
Plus, moves for Alesso & Zara Larsson, Blur, Harry Styles and John Newman.
The Chainsmokers get swept onto Billboard’s multi-metric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated May 7) at No. 9 with “Riptide.” It’s the duo’s 21st top 10, the second-most of all acts dating to the chart’s January 2013 inception. Only Kygo has collected more, with 22.
“Riptide” – from The Chainsmokers’ album So Far So Good, due May 13 – earned 1.8 million U.S. streams in the April 22-28 tracking week, according to Luminate. It’s the set’s second top 10, following “iPad” (No. 6, March 26).
The duo has achieved a record six Hot Dance/Electronic Songs No. 1s, including two in the 20-weeks club: “Closer,” featuring Halsey (27 weeks at No. 1, 2016-17), and “Something Just Like This,” with Coldplay (25, 2017).
Additionally on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Alesso notches his 28th chart entry and Zara Larsson scores her sixth with “Words” (No. 12). The collab collected 1.4 million domestic streams and sold 600 downloads, also good for a No. 15 start on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales.
On the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, Blur bows with Bustin’ + Dronin’ (No. 5). The Record Store Day (April 23) exclusive transparent blue and green vinyl LP release earned 3,900 equivalent album units in the tracking week, entirely from physical sales. Originally available only in Japan in 1998, Bustin’ comprises remixes by William Orbit, Moby and more.
Shifting to the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, Harry Styles hails his third top 10 with “As It Was” (15-7). With radio-ready remixes by Thnked, Minlee and Prochain, the reigning Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 is corralling core-dance play on iHeartRadio’s Pride Radio, SiriusXM’s Chill and Channel Q, among others. (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.)
Plus, John Newman adds his second Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10 with “Waiting for a Lifetime” (11-10). It’s Newman’s biggest hit in nearly eight years, since he enjoyed six frames at No. 1 in late 2014 as featured on Calvin Harris’ “Blame.”