Kiesza enters the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10, as her breakthrough hit “Hideaway” hikes 11-9.
The Calgary native’s early-’90s-reminiscent house cut also reaches the Dance/Electronic Digital Songs top 10 (14-9, up by 33 percent to 14,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan) and blasts 21-12 in its second week on Dance/Mix Show Airplay (up 29 percent in plays, according to Nielsen BDS). Meanwhile, Kiesza’s debut EP, also titled “Hideaway,” enters Dance/Electronic Albums at No. 13.
On July 9, Kiesza made her U.S. TV debut on CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman.” In her visit, she re-created the song’s one-take video, originally shot in Williamsburg (and which has drawn 55 million worldwide YouTube views), in and outside the Ed Sullivan Theater.
DJs DEBUT: Two acts enter the Dance/Electronic Albums top 10. Israeli DJ Borgore bows at No. 3 with “#NEWGOREORDER,” and Martin Garrix starts at No. 6 with his debut EP “Gold Skies.” The latter set contains the Dutch DJ’s “Animal,” which departs Hot Dance/Electronic Songs after peaking at No. 3 in a 52-week run. The track rose to No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100.
BINGO PLAYERS PLAY ON: Nearly six years after their first appearance, Bingo Players score their first Dance Club Songs No. 1, as “Knock You Out” rises 3-1. Originally a duo, Maarten Hoogstraten has continued the act solo following last year’s death of Paul Baumer (who requested that Hoogstraten release new music under the Bingo Players name).
While it never charted on Dance Club Songs, the pair’s “Cry (Just a Little),” a reworking of Brenda Russell’s 1988 No. 6 Hot 100 ballad “Piano in the Dark,” inspired Flo Rida’s “I Cry,” which also hit No. 6 on the Hot 100 in 2012.
‘BABY’ BACK: Also on Dance Club Songs, Christian music luminary Amy Grant debuts at No. 31 with “Baby Baby (2014).” The track updates her sole prior Dance Club Songs chart entry (which reached No. 23), and second Hot 100 No. 1, 1991’s pop classic “Baby Baby.”
The new “Baby” previews Grant’s album “In Motion: The Remixes” (due Aug. 19), which reinvents other hits of hers, including “That’s What Love Is For” and “Every Heartbeat” (both Hot 100 top 10s in 1991 from, along with “Baby,” her album “Heart in Motion”). “I never could have anticipated that these songs from an earlier chapter in my life could be filled with such renewed energy and fresh production,” Grant says.
Producers on the new set include Chris Cox, Tony Moran, Moto Blanco, 7th Heaven and, for “Baby,” Dave Aude. “I am humbled and honored that these amazingly talented producers have lent their gifts to my songs,” she says. “They have given me reason to want to get up and dance again!”