Rihanna Scores Six Top 10s on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart After Super Bowl
Plus: Moves for Jason Derulo & David Guetta, Madonna, Anabel Englund, more.
Rihanna runs onto Billboard‘s multimetric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Feb. 25) with eight songs, including six in the top 10, following her Super Bowl halftime show extravaganza on Feb. 12.
“We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris (No. 3), and “Only Girl (In the World)” (No. 4), both performed at the show, lead the way on the chart. “Love,” from 2011, earned 8.1 million official U.S. streams, up 236%, while “Girl,” from 2010, tallied 6.8 million, up 212%, respectively, in the Feb. 10-16 tracking week, according to Luminate.
Concurrently on the Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs chart (which started in 2013), “Love” leaps 24-3 and “Girl” debuts at No. 4. Five of Rihanna’s seven career top 10s on the chart are new this week.
“Love” also sold 5,900 downloads, up 1,035%, while “Girl” moved 5,600, up 977%. Those figures are also good for vaults on the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart, with the former up 17-2 and the latter, 18-3. Rihanna has now totaled nine career top 10s on the tally (which began in 2010), with “Girl” and two others notched since the Super Bowl: “Don’t Stop the Music” (re-entry at No. 5; 3,000, up 651%) and “S&M” (24-9; 2,400, up 398%).
Returning to the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (which began in 2013), the other new Rihanna top 10s are “Don’t Stop the Music” (No. 7), “Where Have You Been” (No. 8), “S&M” (No. 9) and “Disturbia” (No. 10).
The six songs by a single act in the top 10 are the most since July 2, 2022, when eight tracks from Drake’s Honestly, Nevermind debuted, including his first No. 1, “Falling Back.”
Additionally, Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For,” featuring Rihanna, which spent three weeks at No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs in 2016 (one of Harris’ four toppers and Rihanna’s sole leader), restarts at No. 11. Rihanna’s “SOS” rounds out the list of her appearances in its initial showing (No. 14). All mark Rihanna’s first visits to the survey since April 22, 2017, the last week that “This Is…” was on the chart.
Rihanna boasts nine career Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10s, also including “Right Now,” featuring David Guetta (No. 5, 2013).
As previously reported, Rihanna claims her first week at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100, with five albums in the top 50 of the Billboard 200, sparked by her best streaming week ever.
Other Super Bowl halftime show performers have tackled Hot Dance/Electronic Songs in recent years, including Jennifer Lopez with “On the Floor,” featuring Pitbull (No. 4, Feb. 15, 2020), after her headlining set with Shakira at Super Bowl LIV. Before that, Lady Gaga landed two top 10s (“Bad Romance,” No. 6, and “Poker Face,” No. 8, on Feb. 25, 2017) among six chart hits after headlining the Super Bowl LI halftime show.
Winning weekend: Jason Derulo and David Guetta’s “Saturday / Sunday” enters Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 18. The fourth charted title for Derulo (and second with Guetta, after their “Goodbye,” featuring Nicki Minaj and Willy William; No. 9, 2018) is the record-extending 74th for Guetta. (Kygo is next with 61.)
Madonna’s ‘Sorry’ returns: Also noteworthy on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs is a debut from Blond:ish, Eran Hersh, Darmon and Madonna, “Sorry” (No. 39). The new remix of Madonna’s “Sorry” brings the initial appearance each for the first three credited acts and the sixth for Madonna. She last charted with another freshly remixed version of an older hit, 1998’s “Frozen,” with Sickick (No. 10, April 2022).
The original “Sorry” spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart in 2006, Madonna’s second-longest-leading No. 1 among her seven leaders; only previous Confessions on a Dance Floor single “Hung Up” clocked more time on top, eight weeks in 2005.
Englund celebrates ‘like Christmas morning’: Shifting to the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, Anabel Englund achieves her third leader with “Need Me Right” (3-1). Englund also led with “Picture Us” (October 2020) and “Underwater” (April 2021). Dating to Englund’s first top 10 ink in May 2020, with the No. 2-peaking “So Hot,” she is tied with David Guetta and Joel Corry for the most top 10s among all acts, with eight each.
“Getting a Billboard No. 1 feels like opening my eyes on Christmas morning,” Englund tells Billboard. “I’m so grateful for all of the success ‘Need Me Right’ has been having. Writing this song was fun and felt effortless working with two people, James Hurr and Paul Harris [of Dirty Vegas], that I love.”
“Need” is drawing core-dance airplay on SiriusXM’s BPM, Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel and WCPY (Dance Factory FM) Chicago, among others. (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 around 70 top 40-formatted reporters.)
Also on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, BONNIE X CLYDE collects its second top 10 and FOMO experiences its first with “Need Ya” (12-9).