LeAnn Rimes rises 3-1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart (dated Aug. 5) with the socially conscious “LovE Is LovE Is LovE.” The song is her second topper this year, following “Long Live Love” in March, with both songs from her latest album, Remnants. She lands her third total leader, having first reigned with “What I Cannot Change” in 2009.
Although originally a pure pop tune, Rimes’ new No. 1 was transformed for clubs via remixes from Dave Aude, Mauro Mozart and Drew G, among others.
Rimes tells Billboard of her latest chart achievement, “It is such an honor to have the DJs, clubs and fans welcoming me this way. I have loved and will always love club and dance music. When ‘Long Live Love’ went to No. 1, it was extremely exciting, but to have ‘LovE Is LovE Is LovE’ go No. 1, well, it brings out so many emotions in me. The message of supporting across-the-board global equality is dear to me and I know to so many others in the club world.
“A big thank you to the remixers for always bringing out a fresh viewpoint to my songs. It was very fun and intense to re-record my vocals at different tempos for the remixes.”
“LovE” is set to be featured in the film Logan Lucky (due in theaters Aug. 18), in which Rimes makes a cameo appearance.
“LovE” is Rimes’ fifth top 10 and ninth Dance Club Songs hit, tracing back 16 years to her first entry, “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” (No. 17, 2001). Her next track to chart, “Tic Toc,” became her first top 10, clocking a No. 10 peak in 2003. Rimes also reached the top 10 with “Nothin’ Better to Do” (No. 8, 2008).
In other “love” news, OneRepublic‘s “Rich Love,” with Norwegian DJ trio Seeb, earns Hot Shot Debut honors on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, at No. 22. It’s the pop band’s first entry and Seeb’s third (and highest-charting). “Rich” arrives with 1.5 million U.S. streams and 6,000 downloads sold in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen Music.
William Control cruises onto Top Dance/Electronic Albums at No. 5 with EP Revelations the Red (5,000 equivalent album units). With nearly all units from traditional sales, the act also, well, controls Dance/Electronic Album Sales, where it arrives as his third leader. The set follows Revelations: The Black EP, which started at No. 6 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums (4,000) and No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Album Sales in March.
Also on Dance/Electronic Album Sales, trance king Armin van Buuren is back for a 34th time, the most of all acts, with A State of Trance Top 20: July 2017 (No. 23). Tiesto trails with 20 charted titles. State is van Buuren’s fourth album to chart this year, tying him with Flume for the most.