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Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey’s ‘The Middle’ Breaks Record For Most Weeks at No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart

Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey's "The Middle" sets a new standard for the most weeks at No. 1 in the five-and-a-half year history of Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, remaining atop the…

Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey‘s “The Middle” sets a new standard for the most weeks at No. 1 in the five-and-a-half year history of Billboard‘s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, remaining atop the tally (dated Aug. 18) for a 28th frame.

Dating to the January 2013 inception of the chart (which blends streaming, radio airplay and sales data), “The Middle” stands above all, eclipsing The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” featuring Halsey, which led for 27 weeks in 2016-17. Avicii’s “Wake Me Up!” ranks third with 26 weeks at No.1 in 2013-14.


Two other tracks have lead Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for 20-plus weeks: The Chainsmokers and Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This” (25 weeks, 2017) and Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s “Lean On,” featuring MØ (23 weeks, 2015-16).

“The Middle” leads Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs for a 27th week (10.3 million U.S. streams in the week ending Aug. 9, according to Nielsen Music) and Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales for a 25th week (8,000 sold).

TALKING “BODY”: Also on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Loud Luxury completes its slow build toward top 10 status, lifting 12-10 with “Body,” featuring Brando. The first top 10 for both acts, “Body” breaks into the chart’s upper tier in its 37th week; only Galantis’ “Runaway (You & I)” took longer to reach the top 10: 40 weeks, reaching the region in July 2015.

HIGH REZZ: REZZ rolls in at No. 12 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums with Certain Kind of Magic, her third and highest-charting effort. The LP opens with 2,000 equivalent album units, with half from traditional album sales. The latter sum sparks the set’s No. 1 launch on Dance/Electronic Album Sales, where it’s the Canadian DJ/producer’s first leader. REZZ (real name: Isabelle Rezazadeh) previously appeared on Top Dance/Electronic Albums with the EP Something Wrong Here (No. 18, October 2016) and Mass Manipulation (No. 16, August 2017).

MORAN’S NINTH NO. 1: DJ/producer Tony Moran and featured singer Jason Walker top Dance Club Songs for a ninth time with “I’m in Love With You” (2-1). Walker earns his fifth No. 1 and third via a Moran collab, following “So Happy” (June 2016) and “Say Yes” (December 2016). “Love” was remixed by Rosabel, Mauro Mozart, and Dinaire + Bissen, among many others.


“KISS” ON THE LIST: Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa lift 2-1 to lead Dance/Mix Show Airplay once again with “One Kiss.” It’s the track’s ninth non-consecutive week at No. 1, dating to its first frame in top on June 2. Plus, Post Malone parades 13-6 with “Better Now,” becoming the rapper’s fifth top 10.