Pet Shop Boys Start in No. 1 ‘Spot’ on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart
Pet Shop Boys post their fourth No. 1 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums? chart, as Hotspot opens atop the survey dated Feb. 8. The set starts with 9,000 equivalent album units, driven almost…
Pet Shop Boys post their fourth No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, as Hotspot opens atop the survey dated Feb. 8. The set starts with 9,000 equivalent album units, driven almost entirely by album sales, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
The duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe previously topped the tally with Super (2016), Disco 3 (2003) and Release (2002), since the chart’s 2001 inception.
Additionally, Hotspot single “Dreamland,” featuring Years & Years, returns to Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 40, fueled by 61,000 U.S. streams in the week ending Jan. 30. The track reached No. 21 in January, tying “The Pop Kids” in 2016 as the act’s highest-peaking entry on the ranking, which launched in 2013.
Last month, “Dreamland” spent two weeks peaking at No. 6 on Dance Club Songs, becoming Pet Shop Boys’ 31st top 10, the most of any duo, group or all-male act dating to the chart’s August 1976 launch as a national list. They arrived with the two-week No. 1 smash “West End Girls” in 1986.
The Prins Thomas and Friend Within remixes of next Hotspot single “Monkey Business” are scheduled for release on Feb. 7.
Kygo collects his 13th top 10 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, and the late Avicii achieves his 12th and Sandro Cavazza scores his first, as the acts’ “Forever Yours (Tribute)” debuts at No. 9. Kygo ties David Guetta for the third-most top 10s in the chart’s history; The Chainsmokers lead with 19, followed by Calvin Harris with 18.
“Forever,” a recently completed composition co-written by Avicii (and which samples Sting’s 1993 song “Shape of My Heart,” also previously reworked by Juice WRLD on his 2018 hit “Lucid Dreams”), bows with 2.3 million U.S. streams and 2,000 sold (good for a No. 4 debut on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales).
Plus, CamelPhat, the U.K. DJ duo of Dave Whelan and Mike Di Scala, earns its second Dance Club Songs No. 1, “Rabbit Hole.” The track features vocalist Jem Cooke, who earns her first leader. The song was remixed by Monkey Safari, Bontan and Black Circle, among others.
CamelPhat first led with “Cola” (with Elderbrook) in November 2017.