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Pet Shop Boys Top Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales Chart for First Time With ‘Opportunities’

Pet Shop Boys soar 5-1 on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart (dated Feb. 27) with "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)." It's the veteran UK duo's first leader on the list…

Pet Shop Boys soar 5-1 on Billboard‘s Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart (dated Feb. 27) with “Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money).” It’s the veteran UK duo’s first leader on the list, which began in 2010. The 1986 classic continues to be buoyed by an Allstate insurance commercial featuring the song, first broadcast on CBS during the Super Bowl Feb. 7.

“Opportunities” sold 3,000 downloads, up 179%, in the tracking week ending Feb. 18, according to MRC Data. Plus, Plus, 1986’s “West End Girls,” the act’s sole Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, shoots 23-9, marking Pet Shop Boys’ second Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales top 10 (1,000 sold, up 83%). Both tracks are from the Boys’ debut album Please, which reached No. 7 on the Billboard 200 in June 1986.

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The pairing of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe also takes “Opportunities” onto the multi-metric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart at No. 17. (The survey, which premiered in 2013, permits, like the Hot 100, older tracks with new activity to appear if ranking in its upper half.) With 202,000 U.S. streams, up 52%, “Opportunities” earns the act its highest position yet on the chart. Pet Shop Boys have posted eight titles on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, including fellow top 25 hits “The Pop Kids” (No. 21, 2016) and “Dreamland,” featuring Years and Years (No. 21, 2020).

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Boney M. collected three Dance Club Songs hits back in the day: “Daddy Cool” (No. 11, 1977), “Ma Baker” (No. 31, 1977) and “Kalimba De Luna” (No. 49, 1985).

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BIG ‘BANG’: Speaking of Imanbek, he and Rita Ora debut at No. 16 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums with Bang. The first chart appearance for both the singer and producer, Bang begins with 2,000 equivalent album units earned.

One of the EP’s four tracks, “Big,” with David Guetta and featuring Gunna, bows at No. 11 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, sporting 1.5 million domestic streams. The song is Guetta’s landmark 50th charted title, second only to Kygo’s 52. (It’s also the second straight week that Guetta has debuted a song at No. 11, after last week’s “Floating Through Space,” with Sia.) “Big” sold 1,000 downloads, also good for a No. 18 start on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales.

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Silk City, the duo of Diplo and Mark Ronson, banks its second top 10 on the survey with “New Love,” featuring Ellie Goulding, who notches her ninth (19-9). Plus, Ariana Grande gains her 15th top 10 with “34+35” (14-10).