Dillon Francis, Diplo Debut on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart
Dillon Francis and Shift K3Y score the top debut on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated July 10) with "Love Me…
Dillon Francis and Shift K3Y score the top debut on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated July 10) with “Love Me Better,” featuring Marc E Bassy, at No. 15. Of Francis’ 26 career chart hits, starting with “Without You,” featuring Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, in 2013, “Love” marks his second-highest debut, just short of “Get Low,” with DJ Snake (No. 13, March 2014).
Meanwhile, “Love” earns a career-best Hot Dance/Electronic Songs placement for both Shift K3Y and Bassy.
The track earned 817,000 U.S. streams in its first week, ending July 1, according to MRC Data.
Also new in the top 20 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart is Diplo and Damian Lazarus’ “Don’t Be Afraid,” featuring Jungle, at No. 18. It’s Diplo’s 38th charted title, tying him with The Chainsmokers for the seventh-most dating to the chart’s January 2013 inception. (David Guetta leads with 57.)
“Afraid” sparks the first Billboard chart appearance for Lazarus and the highest-career position for Jungle. Previously, the latter act had ranked as high as No. 29, in April with “Keep Moving” (which re-enters this week at No. 47). “Afraid” arrives with 718,000 domestic steams.
On the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, Gorgon City debuts with Olympia, earning 2,000 equivalent album units (No. 20). It’s the act’s second appearance, after Sirens (No. 8, 2014). Olympia comes loaded with three Hot Dance/Electronic Songs hits: “House Arrest,” with Sofi Tukker (No. 21, May 2020); “You’ve Done Enough,” with Drama (No. 30, this February); and “Foolproof,” with Hayden James and Nat Dunn (No. 37, this April).
Shifting to the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, VASSY and Bonka bounce into the top 10 with “Chase” (11-9). VASSY’s seventh top 10 and Bonka’s first, “Chase” is catching core-dance airplay, including at leaders Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel, KMVQ-HD2 San Francisco and KNHC (C89.5) Seattle. (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.)