Regard, Troye Sivan and Tate McRae‘s “You” surges to No. 1 in only its third week on Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated May 15), tying for the quickest coronation in the survey’s 17-year history.
The song jumps from No. 4 a week earlier, after it debuted at No. 13.
“You” is the eighth song to hit No. 1 in as few as three weeks since the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart launched in August 2003 (when McRae was a month-and-a-half old). It completes the fastest trek to the top in over a decade, since Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” in August 2010.
The other songs to top Dance/Mix Show Airplay in only three weeks: Selena Gomez & The Scene’s “Naturally” (2010); Madonna’s “Miles Away” (2008); Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” (2008); Madonna’s “Give It 2 Me” (2008); Madonna’s “Hung Up” (2005); and Britney Spears’ “Toxic” (2004).
While “You” is the first No. 1 for both Regard and Sivan, it’s McRae’s second leader, after “You Broke Me First” ruled for five nonconsecutive frames in December-February.
With significant airplay on nearly all core-dance reporters, plus a sampling of top 40 mix show spins, “You” was able to outpace another trio of acts atop Dance/Mix Show Airplay (also sporting a three-letter word title): Joel Corry, Raye and David Guetta’s “Bed” dips to No. 2 after three weeks at No. 1.
“You” registered its biggest increases on SiriusXM’s BPM (up 32 plays in the week ending May 9), Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel (up 27) and WCPY Chicago (up 20), according to MRC Data. (The Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart measures radio airplay on a select group of full-time dance stations, along with plays during mix shows on nearly 80 top 40-formatted reporters.)
“It’s one of those songs that as soon as you hear it, you just vibe with it and catch yourself bumping your head to it,” Steve Pereira, Music Choice senior programmer, dance/EDM & Latin, muses of “You.” “The production is fun with a side of retro and I feel like everyone can relate to the lyrics in some ways.”
“You” holds at its No. 4 high on the multi-metric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, earning top Airplay Gainer honors for a second week, up 67% to 4.7 million radio audience impressions. Concurrently, it climbs 32-30 on the Pop Airplay list. “You” also earned 3.7 million U.S. streams and sold 1,200 downloads in the tracking week.
Looking at the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, Flying Lotus takes off at No. 6 with Yasuke. The act’s fifth top 10, a run that began when Cosmogramma debuted at No. 3 in 2010, opens with 4,000 equivalent album units. Flying Lotus’ other top 10s are Until the Quiet Comes (No. 2, 2012), You’re Dead! (No. 1 for two weeks, 2014) and Flamagra (No. 1, one week, 2019).
On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, the new set’s “Black Gold,” featuring Thundercat, scratches out a 42-18 surge, collecting 634,000 U.S. streams.
Also on Top Dance/Electronic Albums, ZHU debuts at No. 11 with Dreamland 2021 (3,000 units). The DJ/producer’s sixth entry is his third to hit No. 11, tying for his second-highest position outside of Generationwhy (No. 1, one week, 2016). EPs Nightday. (2014) and Genesis Series (2015) also bowed and peaked at No. 11.
ZHU scores the leading debut on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with the new album’s “Yours,” with Arctic Lake (No. 16), and also enters with “Sky Is Crying,” with Yuna (No. 39), and “Distant Lights” (No. 50).