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

Plus, moves for The Chainsmokers, RL Grime, Underworld, Iggy Pop & R3HAB.

Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey grab a share of the record for the most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart as “The Middle” marks a 27th frame on top (on the tally dated Aug. 11).

Dating to the chart’s January 2013 inception, the only other song to spend as many weeks at the top is The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” (featuring Halsey), which led for 27 weeks in 2016-17. Avicii’s “Wake Me Up!” follows with 26 frames at No.1 in 2013-14.

Speaking of The Chainsmokers, the duo collects its 12th Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10, surging 45-7 with “Side Effects” (featuring Emily Warren, who earns her first top 10). The track drew 3.8 million U.S. streams and sold 11,000 downloads in its first full tracking week, ending Aug. 2, according to Nielsen Music. It arrives as The Chainsmokers’ record-breaking seventh No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales, passing Nicki Minaj’s six.


“Side” also starts at No. 17 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs as The Chainsmokers’ 18th entry, moving the pair to within one of Calvin Harris’ record 19 in the chart’s five-year history.

SUPER ‘NOVA’: RL Grime notches his first Top Dance/Electronic Albums No. 1 with NOVA (6,000 equivalent album units). With 1,000 in traditional album sales, the set likewise starts atop Dance/Electronic Album Sales. Grime has placed three NOVA cuts on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, including “Light Me Up” (featuring Miguel and Julia Michaels), which debuts at No. 18, instantly becoming Grimes’ top-peaking title.

POP GOES DANCE: At No. 2 Dance/Electronic Album Sales, Underworld and Iggy Pop bow with the EP Teatime Dub Encounters (1,000 sold). The set is Underworld’s fifth top 10 since its first, AHundredDaysOff, which also debuted at No. 2, in October 2002. The English act has earned two No. 1s: Oblivion With Bells (November 2007) and Barbara, Barbara, We Face a Shining Future (April 2016).

Teatime marks Pop’s first appearance on a Billboard dance chart in over three decades, since “Cry for Love (Remix)” reached No. 19 on Dance Club Songs in November 1986. “Cry” became the alt-rock icon’s second Dance Club Songs hit; “Bang Bang” reached No. 35 in October 1981.

KINGS OF CLUBS: R3HAB reaps his third Dance Club Songs No. 1, and Conor Maynard earns his first, with “Hold On Tight” (2-1). The track was remixed by, among others, Midnight Kids, Owen Norton and Tommy Jayden.