Diana Ross reigns supreme on Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart (dated April 13) with “The Boss 2019,” her seventh No. 1 on the survey. Ross first led with the original version of the song in August 1979; 40 years later, remixes by Eric Kupper, Dimitri From Paris and Dirty Werk, among others, return it to the top.
Ross sends her third straight remixed classic to No. 1, following “I’m Coming Out”/”Upside Down 2018” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough 2017.” Meanwhile, “The Boss” has now led Dance Club Songs in four incarnations; between Ross’ rules, covers by The Braxtons (1997) and Kristine W (2008) dominated.
Ross has also topped Dance Club Songs with the original “Upside Down”/”I’m Coming Out,” in 1980, “Swept Away” (1984) and “Take Me Higher” (1995).
Additionally on Dance Club Songs, German DJ Sean Finn and Italian act Corona arrive at No. 35 with “The Rhythm of the Night,” an update of Corona’s Eurodance banger, which hit No. 7 (and No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100) in 1995. The new “Rhythm” was remixed by, among others, DJ Kone and Marc Palacios, Jay Frog and Lizot.
Finn tells Billboard that the song “has always been a secret weapon for me, especially when I segue into the old-school portion of my DJ set. Since the original mid-’90s version wasn’t up-to-date when compared to current production, I reached out to Corona proposing an updated collaboration. The impact of this song is still so amazing to watch on dance floors, and I am proud to have been able to modernize it.”
Shifting to Dance/Mix Show Airplay, three songs score top 10 firsts: Jonas Brothers boast their first top 10 with “Sucker” (20-6); Post Malone marches to his seventh with “Wow.” (12-9); and Marshmello also earns his seventh with “Here With Me” (33-10), as featured act CHVRCHES achieve their first top 10 on any airplay chart. The Scottish trio previously reached a No. 12 high on the Alternative Songs airplay tally in 2014 with its breakout single “The Mother We Share.”
Plus, on Dance/Electronic Album Sales, UNKLE earns its second Billboard No. 1, and first in 20 years, with The Road: Part II / Lost Highway. The act first led a list with Psyence Fiction, which topped Heatseekers Albums in October 1998. Part II is UNKLE’s fourth Dance/Electronic Album Sales top 10, following Never, Never, Land (No. 6, 2004), Where Did the Night Fall (No. 7, 2010) and The Road: Part I (No. 6, 2017).