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The Chainsmokers’ ‘Honest’ Hits Top 10 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs

Plus, news on Skrillex, Shawn Mendes and Taryn Manning.

The Chainsmokers snag their ninth top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated August 19) with “Honest” (14-10). The DJ duo passes David Guetta and Zedd, each of whom own eight top 10s since the chart’s Jan. 2013 launch; Calvin Harris’ 13 leads all acts.

With remixes from Tritonal, SAVI, Rootkit and more released on August 4, “Honest” earns Streaming Gainer honors with 3.6 million U.S. streams, up 47 percent, according to Nielsen Music, in the week ending Aug. 3. Plus, the track sold 7,000 downloads, up 42 percent, and collected 22 million radio audience impressions (in the frame ending Aug. 6), up 15 percent. Concurrently, “Honest” is up 13-9 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs and it debuts at No. 28 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay.


Additionally, The Chainsmokers’ Coldplay collab, “Something Just Like This,” saunters back to the summit of Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for a 15th non-consecutive week (2-1). That eclipses the 14 weeks which The Chainsmokers’ “Roses,” featuring Rozes, spent in the lead last year.

“Closer” (featuring Halsey) is still their longest-leading track — and longest-ruling overall among all songs — with 27 weeks at No. 1. In addition to “Closer,” Something” now only trails Avicii’s “Wake Me Up!” (26 weeks at No. 1) and Major Lazer & DJ Snake’s “Lean On,” featuring MO (23) on the tally of the tracks with the most weeks at the top.

Furthermore on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Skrillex sails in at No. 16 with “Would You Ever,” featuring Poo Bear. The track, which amassed 2.96 million domestic streams and sold 9,000 digital units, is the DJ’s 26th charted title, second only to Calvin Harris’ 30. “Would” also debuts at No. 8 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs and at No. 39 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay.


Speaking of Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Shawn Mendes motors 11-9 with “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” his first top 10. The pop singer has scored five hits since 2015, including “Stitches,” which stopped at No. 11 that Nov. 14.

Finally, on Dance Club Songs, Taryn Manning marches 2-1 with “Gltchlfe.” Remixed by Moodyboy, Milk N Cooks and Cristian Poow, among others, “Gltchlfe” is Manning’s second No. 1 following 2012’s “Send Me Your Love.”

As previously reported, Manning explained the origin of “Gltchlfe” to Billboard: “When [producer] Kevin Drew and I get together, I always feel a magic that’s truly hard to find with everyone. He played me a composition he had, named ‘Glitch Life.’ We chose it as one to focus on and together we collaborated on everything within our own personal interpretations of this feeling the music lent to.”