“Dance is my first love,” Madonna tells Billboard in an exclusive statement, “so every time one of my songs is celebrated in the clubs and recognized on the charts it feels like home!!”
“I never take the support of my fans for granted and it’s always like the very first time.”
With the new No. 1 (on the chart dated Feb. 22, which will post to Billboard‘s website on Feb. 19), Madonna becomes the first act ever to score as many as 50 No. 1s on any single Billboard chart, extending her record over George Strait, who has earned 44 leaders on Hot Country Songs.
Further, Madonna becomes the first act to have tallied at last one No. 1 on the Dance Club Songs chart in five separate decades, having collected leaders in the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and now, in the 2020s.
The Dance Club Songs chart measures reports submitted by a national sample of club DJs, and which launched as national survey in the Billboard magazine issue dated Aug. 28, 1976. Madonna continues to have the most No. 1s on the list. She outpaces runner-up Rihanna, who has 33 No. 1s.
“Search” is the fourth Dance Club Songs No. 1 from Madonna’s album Madame X, which became her ninth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2019. “Search” follows “Medellín,” with Maluma (June 29, 2019), “I Rise” (Aug. 31, 2019) and “Crave,” with Swae Lee (Nov. 16, 2019).
“Search” was remixed for clubs by, among others, Honey Dijon, Endor and DJLW.
Additional reporting by Gordon Murray