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Deborah Cox Earns 13th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs

Deborah Cox climbs 2-1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart (dated Sept. 16) with "Let the World Be Ours Tonight," her 13th leader: "13 has always been my special number," she says. Plus, moves for…

Deborah Cox climbs 2-1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart (dated Sept. 16) with “Let the World Be Ours Tonight,” her 13th leader.

Upon learning of the achievement, Cox told Billboard, “I’m especially excited about this particular song because it is my 13th No. 1. Thirteen has always been my special number. I’m over the moon about this! Yes … let the world be ours tonight!”

The song was remixed by Bimbo Jones, Soulshaker and StoneBridge and Damien Hall, among others.


Dating to the Dance Club Songs chart’s Aug. 28, 1976, inception as a national survey, here’s an updated look at the acts with the most No. 1s:

46, Madonna
31, Rihanna
22, Beyonce
19, Janet Jackson
18, Katy Perry
17, Mariah Carey
16, Jennifer Lopez
16, Kristine W
15, Donna Summer
14, Dave Aude
14, Lady Gaga
14, Enrique Iglesias
14, Pitbull
13, Deborah Cox
13, Whitney Houston
13, Kylie Minogue
13, Ono

SHE SCORES: Katy Perry parades to the top of Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs with “Swish Swish” featuring Nicki Minaj (14-1). “Swish” sunk 13.3 million U.S. streams (up 162 percent) in the week ending Aug. 31, according to Nielsen Music. The gains follow the Aug. 24 release of the track’s video, as well as Perry’s Aug. 27 hosting gig at the MTV Video Music Awards.

“Swish” is Perry’s second No. 1 on the chart and first as a lead act. Previously (and most recently just three weeks ago), Perry led as a featured act, on Calvin Harris‘ “Feels” (also featuring Pharrell Williams and Big Sean). “Swish” is also the second song to reach the summit for Minaj, who was featured (along with Bebe Rexha and Afrojack) on David Guetta‘s “Hey Mama,” which topped the chart in June 2015. 


In soaring 13 spots to the top, “Swish” earns the second-biggest jump to No. 1 since the chart’s April 2013 launch: only “Something Just Like This,” by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, climbed more places (15) to the top, surging 16-1 on March 18.

On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, “Swish” returns to the top 10 (14-6) and bests its previous peak (No. 7 upon its June 10 debut), earning the top gain in sales (as well as streams), soaring by 213 percent to 10,000 downloads sold, and bounding 16-4 on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales. The track also appears on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in two months, re-entering at No. 47, just one rung below its No. 46 peak.

GOOD ‘FEELING’: Phantoms, Los Angeles-based producers Vinnie and Kyle, notch their first Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10 with “Just a Feeling,” featuring vocalist Verite (12-10). The song, recently injected with a shot of tempo via a Vavo remix, is also Verite’s maiden top 10. Earlier this year, Verite reached No. 6 on Dance Club Songs as featured on R3hab‘s “Trouble.”