Icon Diana Ross rolls to her fifth No. 1 on Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart (dated Jan. 20) with “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough 2017,” which rises 2-1. The classic, updated for Ross’ Diamond Diana: The Legacy Collection, was remixed by StoneBridge, Eric Kupper and Country Club Martini Crew, among others.
“Mountain” is Ross’ first Dance Club Songs No. 1 in over 22 years, since “Take Me Higher” in December 1995. Her other leaders: “The Boss” (all cuts, 1979); “Upside Down”/”I’m Coming Out” (1980); and “Swept Away” (1984). While the original “Mountain” pre-dated the chart’s 1976 inception, it served as Ross’ first solo Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 (of six) in 1970. Fronting The Supremes, she earned 12 Hot 100 No. 1s with the act in 1964-69, the most for an American group.
‘MISS’ & MARSHMELLO: Marshmello launches at No. 14 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with “Love U.” Although the track has been available since Aug. 4, its chart debut follows the Jan. 5 premiere of its official video, sparking a 1,865 percent jump to 2.2 million U.S. streams.
In the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10, Clean Bandit breaks 10-7 with “I Miss You” (featuring Julia Michaels). The song soars 213 percent to 8,000 sold (a new weekly best) following the Jan. 5 release of its Yungen remix, which accounts for 40 percent of its total sales in the tracking week. Those figures are fuel for a 16-5 surge on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales, sending the song a spot away from its No. 4 debut and peak on Nov. 18.
LIKE THEIR NAME SAYS … Veteran English trance trio Above & Beyond bring “Northern Soul,” featuring singer Richard Bedford, to the Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10 (14-10). The song is the acts’ second shared and total top 10 each: their prior collaboration “Sun and Moon” (also billed as by Above & Beyond featuring Bedford) reached No. 6 in July 2011.
Also on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, recent Billboard Dance Chart Upstart track “Insanity,” by Rooverb, Alan Crown and Alicia Madison, marches 16-6. It’s the first top 10 on any chart for all three acts.