Diana Ross rules Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart (dated Aug. 4) for the second time this year, and for the sixth time in her legendary career, as “I’m Coming Out/Upside Down 2018” rises 2-1. Upon hearing the news, Ross exclaimed to Billboard, “Thank you, thank you, thank you, for so many blessings.”
The medley, remixed by Eric Kupper, Chris Cox and StoneBridge, among others, follows another remixed Ross classic, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough 2017,” which led the Jan. 20-dated list. With titles reversed as “Upside Down”/”I’m Coming Out” (two separate songs, although one listing, per chart rules at the time, as opposed to the current mash-up), Ross spent five weeks at No. 1 in 1980.
Ross’ other three Dance Club Songs leaders: “Take Me Higher” (1995), “Swept Away” (1984) and “The Boss” (all cuts, 1979). Those are included among her 10 top 10s and 19 chart entries, dating to the arrival of “Your Love Is So Good for Me/Top of the World” on Oct. 15, 1977, ultimately peaking at No. 15. (The chart began as a national survey in August 1976.)
A WEEK AWAY: Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey notch a 26th week at No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with “The Middle.” The track ties Avicii’s “Wake Me Up!” (2013-14) for the second-most weeks on top since the chart’s January 2013 inception. Only The Chainsmokers’ “Closer,” featuring Halsey, has spent more time at No. 1: 27 weeks, in 2016-17.
Speaking of Zedd, the DJ/producer, teaming with singer Elley Duhe, scores his 10th Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10, zooming 26-9 with “Happy Now,” following the song’s first full week of release. Duhe’s first top 10, “Happy” earned 4.4 million U.S. streams and sold 9,000 downloads in the tracking week ending July 26, according to Nielsen Music. Concurrently, the track debuts at No. 3 on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales and No. 15 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs.
NO. 1 FOR A SPELL: On Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Marshmello and Anne-Marie return to the top for a fourth frame at No. 1 with “Friends.” Plus, Au/Ra earns her first top 10 and CamelPhat, its second, with “Panic Room” (13-9).