Harry Styles achieves his first leader on Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated June 18) with “As It Was.” It’s his third top 10, after “Watermelon Sugar” (No. 4, August 2020) and “Adore You” (No. 7, March 2020).
The poppy original benefits from remixes by Thnked, Minlee and Prochain, among others, which have sparked core-dance play on Channel Q, iHeartRadio’s Pride Radio and SiriusXM’s Chill, among others, according to Luminate. (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 around 70 top 40-formatted reporters.)
Concurrently, “Was” adds a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, earning 75.1 million radio airplay audience impressions, 25 million U.S. streams and 7,000 downloads sold in the June 3-9 tracking week. It also rules Pop Airplay for a fifth week and Adult Pop Airplay for a fourth frame and rises to No. 8 on Adult Contemporary; the two previous weeks, it hit a No. 15 high on Adult Alternative Airplay.
Additionally on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Jack Harlow jumps to his second top 10 with “First Class” (16-6). His “Industry Baby,” with Lil Nas X, reached No. 5 last November.
Plus, Just Kiddin (Leeds, U.K.-based producers Lewis Thompson and Laurie Revell) charges to its first Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10 with “Change My Mind” (11-7). The act follows its first entry, “Closer,” with Sonny Fodera and featuring Lilly Ahlberg (No. 36, June 2021).
Meanwhile, on the multi-metric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, another duo, Kx5 – superstar DJ/producers Deadmau5 and Kaskade – marches forward with “Escape,” featuring singer Hayla (17-11). It’s a new high for the track, besting its No. 13 bow in March and marking career peaks for all three acts: “Escape” is now Kaskade’s highest charting song, surpassing “With You,” with Meghan Trainor (No. 12, 2019); ties for Deadmau5’s top-ranking track with “Let It Go,” featuring Grabbitz (No. 11, 2017); and gives Hayla another new high in her inaugural appearance.
With remixes from John Summit released June 3, “Escape” earns top Sales and Streaming Gainer honors, up 136% to paid 1,000 downloads and 48%) to 1.3 million U.S. streams. The former is also good for a 21-7 surge on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales, nearing its No. 4 high in March. With Spencer Brown remixes out June 10, further gains could be reflected on next week’s, June 25-dated charts.
“Escape” logged eight frames at the Dance/Mix Show Airplay summit (April 23-June 11), the longest run of any No. 1 this year (The Chainsmokers’ “High” is next, with six). It’s also the longest running career leader for Deadmau5 and Kaskade.