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Farruko Flies Onto Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart With ‘Pepas’

Farruko launches at No. 9 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, dated July 17, with "Pepas."

Farruko launches at No. 9 on Billboard‘s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, dated July 17, with “Pepas.”

The track is his second top 10, after “On My Way” with Alan Walker and Sabrina Carpenter (No. 8, 2019). Farruko also teamed with Steve Aoki on “Aire,” which floated to No. 36 earlier this month.

“Pepas” picked up 1.8 million U.S. streams (up 83%) and sold nearly 500 downloads (up 37%), according to MRC Data, also good for a No. 21 debut on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales.


“Pepas” impacts some of Billboard‘s Latin charts as well, including Hot Latin Songs (No. 28), Latin Rhythm Digital Song Sales (No. 11) and Latin Digital Song Sales (No. 13).

As previously reported, “Pepas” is one of two titles new to the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10 also scaling Latin surveys. J Balvin and Skrillex soar 25-2 with “In Da Getto” on the former and open at No. 7 on Hot Latin Songs, where Skrillex scores his first entry. It’s his fourth Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10 and highest rank since “Where Are Ü Now,” with Diplo and featuring Justin Bieber, led for two weeks in July 2015.

SOMETHING TO ‘KNOW’: Elsewhere on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, David Guetta, MistaJam and John Newman bow with “If You Really Love Me (How Will I Know)” at No. 19. It’s Guetta’s 58th chart entry, the most of all acts dating to the chart’s January 2013 inception. (Kygo is next with 52.)

“Really” is MistaJam’s first appearance and Newman’s fifth. The track incorporates Whitney Houston’s smash “How Will I Know,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as well as reaching No. 3 on Dance Club Songs, in 1986.

(Something else to “Know”: George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam and Narada Michael Walden co-wrote the original. Merrill and Rubicam, then married, formed Boy Meets Girl, whose “Waiting for a Star to Fall” hit No. 5 on the Hot 100 and No. 1 on Adult Contemporary in 1988. All three receive writing credits on the new version.)


TOP 10 WAIT ENDS: Shifting to the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, Anabel Englund and Yotto jump 11-7 with “Waiting for You.” Englund’s fourth top 10 and Yotto’s first, the collab is drawing the bulk of its core-dance airplay from Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel, KNHC (C89.5) Seattle and KMVQ-HD2 San Francisco. (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.)

Two other tracks achieve new top 10 slots on Dance/Mix Show Airplay. Cheat Codes collect their third top 10 and co-lead Tinashe claims her first with “Lean On Me” (16-8) and Lodato lands his fourth with “Neon Lights” (12-9).