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Hot Dance Music/Club Play

The Dance Club Songs chart is a weekly chart published exclusively by Billboard in the United States. It is a national survey of the songs which are the most popular in nightclubs across the country and is compiled from reports from a national sample of disc jockeys.[1] It was launched as the Disco Action Top 30 chart on August 28, 1976, and became the first chart by Billboard to document the popularity of dance music.[2] Since its inception, several artists have set various records and garnered multiple achievements. In January 2017, Billboard proclaimed Madonna as the most successful artist in the history of the chart, ranking her first in their list of the 100 top all time dance artists and Janet Jackson being the second most successful dance club artist of all-time;[3]Madonna also holds the record for the most number-one songs, with 49.[4]Katy Perry holds the record for having eighteen consecutive number-one songs.[4] Perry's third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010), became the first album in the history of the chart to produce at least seven number-one songs between 2010-12, a record it held solely until Rihanna's eighth studio album Anti produced eight chart toppers through 2016-17.[5][6] Rihanna is the only artist to have achieved five number-one songs in a calendar year.[6]

The first number-one song on the Dance Club Songs chart for the issue dated August 28, 1976, was "You Should Be Dancing" by the Bee Gees; it spent five weeks atop the chart and was the group's only number-one song.[2] The current number-one song on the Dance Club Songs chart for the issue dated 14 December, is "Lose Control" by Meduza, Becky Hill and Goodboys.[7]

History

Dance Club Songs has undergone several incarnations since its inception in 1974. Originally a top-ten list of tracks that garnered the largest audience response in New York City discothèques, the chart began on October 26, 1974 under the title Disco Action. The chart went on to feature playlists from various cities around the country from week to week. Billboard continued to run regional and city-specific charts throughout 1975 and 1976 until the issue dated August 28, 1976, when a thirty-position National Disco Action Top 30 premiered. This quickly expanded to forty positions, then in 1979 the chart expanded to sixty positions, then eighty, and eventually reached 100 positions from 1979 until 1981, when it was reduced to eighty again.[8]

During the first half of the 1980s the chart maintained eighty slots until March 16, 1985 when the Disco charts were splintered and renamed. Two charts appeared: Hot Dance/Disco, which ranked club play (fifty positions), and Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales, which ranked 12-inch single (or maxi-single) sales (also fifty positions, now reduced to ten and available through Billboard.biz only).

Only Hot Dance Club Songs still exists today.[9] In 2003 Billboard introduced the Hot Dance Airplay chart (now known as Dance/Mix Show Airplay), which is based solely on radio airplay of six dance music stations and top 40 mix shows electronically monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems.[10] These stations are also a part of the electronically monitored panel that encompasses the Hot 100.

On January 26, 2013, Billboard added a new chart, Dance/Electronic Songs, which tracks the 50 most popular Dance and Electronic singles and tracks based on digital single sales, streaming, radio airplay, and club play as reported on the component Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs, and Dance Club Songs charts. Radio airplay is not limited to that counted on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart.[11]

Statistics and Record World data

Although the disco chart began reporting popular songs in New York City nightclubs, Billboard soon expanded coverage to feature multiple charts each week which highlighted playlists in various cities such as San Francisco, San Diego, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix, Detroit and Houston (among others). During this time, Billboard rival publication Record World was the first to compile a dance chart which incorporated club play on a national level. Noted Billboard statistician Joel Whitburn has since "adopted" Record Worlds chart data from the weeks between March 29, 1975 and August 21, 1976 into Billboards club play history. For the sake of continuity, Record Worlds national chart is incorporated into both Whitburn's Dance/Disco publication (via his Record Research company) as well as the 1975 and 1976 number-ones lists.[8]

With the issue dated August 28, 1976, Billboard premiered its own national chart (National Disco Action Top 30) and their data is used from this date forward.[8]

Artist achievements

Top 10 artists of All-Time (1976-2016)

For the full list of all 100 All Time Top Dance Club Artists, click here [1].

Most number-ones

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Madonna holds the record for the most number-ones since its inception with 49, and as of 2019 is the only living and active artist to have charted continuously since 1982.[12] "Holiday"/"Lucky Star" (1983) marked her first number-one on the chart, with "Crave" (2019) being her most recent.

Most consecutive number-ones

Number of songs Artist name First hit and date Last hit and date Streak breaking song and date
18 Katy Perry "Waking Up in Vegas"[5]
(August 22, 2009)
"Swish Swish"
(July 22, 2017)
"Bon Appétit"[4]
(#28, April 18, 2017)
11 Jennifer Lopez "Qué Hiciste"[29]
(June 23, 2007)
"Live It Up"[29]
(July 20, 2013)
"I Luh Ya Papi"
(featuring French Montana)[30][31]
(#5, June 28, 2014)
9 Kristine W "Feel What You Want"[32]
(July 23, 1994)
"The Wonder of It All"[33]
(January 2, 2005)
"I'll Be Your Light"[34][35]
(#2, February 26, 2006)
Beyoncé "Diva"[36]
(March 28, 2009)
"Countdown"[37]
(December 24, 2011)
"End of Time"[38]
(#33, March 3, 2012)
7 Madonna "Causing a Commotion"
(October 31, 1987)
"Justify My Love"
(January 19, 1991)
"Rescue Me"
(#6, March 16, 1991)
"Nothing Really Matters"
(March 13, 1999)
"Impressive Instant"
(November 17, 2001)
"GHV2 Megamix"
(#5, December 2, 2001)

Most number-ones in a calendar year

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Rihanna is the only act to have achieved five number-one songs in a calendar year, and is one of only five acts to have attained at least three.[39]

Quickest collection of first 10 number-ones

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Lady Gaga holds the record for collecting 10 number-ones in the shortest time frame at two years, five months and three weeks.[41]
Artist Songs Time span Ref.
Lady Gaga "Poker Face" (first, February 21, 2009)
"LoveGame"
"Paparazzi"
"Bad Romance"
"Telephone", featuring Beyoncé
"Video Phone", Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga
"Alejandro"
"Born This Way"
"Judas"
"The Edge of Glory" (tenth, August 4, 2011)
Two years, five months [41]
Katy Perry "Waking Up in Vegas" (first, August 22, 2009)
"California Gurls", featuring Snoop Dogg
"Teenage Dream"
"Peacock"
"Firework"
"E.T."
"Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"
"The One That Got Away"
"Part of Me"
"Wide Awake" (tenth, August 4, 2012)
Two years, eleven months [5]
[42]
[43]
Rihanna "Pon de Replay" (first, October 8, 2005)
"SOS"
"Unfaithful"
"We Ride"
"Umbrella", featuring Jay-Z
"Don't Stop the Music"
"Shut Up and Drive"
"Disturbia"
"Russian Roulette"
"Hard" featuring Jeezy (tenth, March 6, 2010)
Four years, five months [41]
Madonna "Holiday/Lucky Star" (first, September 24,1983)
"Like a Virgin"
"Material Girl"
"Angel"
"Into the Groove"
"Open Your Heart"
"Causing a Commotion"
"You Can Dance"
"Like a Prayer"
"Express Yourself" (tenth, July 8,1989)
Five years, nine months

Song achievements

Shortest climbs to number-one

Longest climbs to number-one

Sources:[70][71]

Biggest jump to number one

Number-one songs covered by different artists

Album achievements

Most number-one songs from one album

Records and other achievements

  • Madonna holds the record for the most chart hits, the most top-twenty hits, the most top-ten hits[82] and the most total weeks at number one (74 weeks).[12]
  • Enrique Iglesias, Dave Audé, Pitbull, and David Guetta are tied with 14 number-ones on the chart, the most among male artists.
  • Rihanna is the first artist to earn 4 number-ones on the chart in a year (2007), a feat she repeated a record 3 additional times before becoming the first act to earn 5 number-ones in a year (2017) as well.
  • Madonna is the first artist to score 3 number-one songs on the Dance Club Songs Chart in a calendar year in 1985 with her second studio album Like a Virgin, a feat she repeated 6 additional times more recently on 2019 with her fourteenth studio album Madame X.
  • Kylie Minogue became the first act to have two songs in the top three on March 5, 2011. Her song "Better than Today" was number-one while "Higher", a song by Taio Cruz on which Minogue features, was number three. On July 28, 2016, Rihanna became the second act to achieve this when her songs "Kiss It Better" and "Needed Me" were number one and three concurrently, however it made her the first act to have two songs in the top three as the lead act on both. David Guetta was the third to earn this distinction during the chart week of November 24, 2018, when "(It Happens) Sometimes", under his alias Jack Back, was number two, while his "Don't Leave Me Alone" collaboration with Anne-Marie was number three.[83]
  • Madonna is the only artist in the chart´s history to have 2 studio albums with 5 number-one songs each topping the chart, respectively; her eighth studio album Music and her ninth studio album American Life.
  • The first 12-inch single made commercially available to the public was "Ten Percent" by Double Exposure in 1976.[8]
  • The first number one on Billboards Disco Action chart was "Never Can Say Goodbye" by Gloria Gaynor in 1974.[8]
  • The first number one on Billboards National Disco Action Top 30 was "You Should Be Dancing" by the Bee Gees in 1976.[8]
  • Until December 2019, Madonna has the record for most number-one songs in ANY Billboard chart with her record-extending 49 number-ones toping the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart.
  • From the dance chart's inception until the week of February 16, 1991, several (or even all) songs on an EP, album or 12-inch single could occupy the same position if more than one track from a release was receiving significant play in clubs (for example, Donna Summer charted several full-length albums, both Chaka Khan and Madonna have hit number one with remix albums). Chart entries like this were especially prevalent during the disco era, where an entire side of an album would contain several songs segued together seamlessly to replicate a night of dancing in a club. Beginning with the February 23, 1991 issue, the dance chart became "song specific," meaning only one song could occupy each position at a time.[8]
  • Because of the former policy allowing multiple songs to occupy one position at the same time, there have been three instances when not only multiple songs were at number one, but the songs were performed by different artists. In all scenarios this was due to the tracks being included in film soundtrack albums. In 1978, four tracks from Thank God It's Friday (Donna Summer, Pattie Brooks, Love & Kisses, Sunshine), in 1980, two tracks from Fame (Irene Cara, Linda Clifford) and in 1985 two songs from Beverly Hills Cop (Patti LaBelle, Harold Faltermeyer) hit number one together.
  • The Trammps are the only act to replace themselves at number one (issue date June 5, 1976, "That's Where the Happy People Go" -> "Disco Party").[8]
  • The longest running number-ones on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart are "Bad Luck" by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes2 in 1975 and the album Thriller by Michael Jackson. Both entries spent eleven weeks in the top spot.[84]
  • "One Word" by Kelly Osbourne made chart history on June 18, 2005 when it became the first song to simultaneously top the Hot Dance Club Songs, Hot Dance Singles Sales and Hot Dance Airplay charts.
  • LeAnn Rimes became the first country music artist to have topped both the Billboard country chart and the Hot Dance Club Songs chart. Rimes, who had several remixes of her country hits reach the dance chart, achieved that distinction during the week of February 28, 2009, when the electronic dance music remixes of her 2008 single "What I Cannot Change" reached number one.[85][86]
  • Madonna is the only artist to continuously score songs on the Dance Club Songs chart (starting in 1983), making her the only living legend to top any Billboard Chart for more than 35 years.
  • Olivia Newton-John and Chloe Lattanzi's collaboration with Dave Audé, "You Have to Believe", which reached number one in its November 21, 2015 issue, made history for Newton-John and Lattanzi, as they became the first mother-daughter duo to reach number one on this chart as well as picking up their first number ones at Dance Club Songs as well, although Newton-John had charted four times prior to this.[87]
  • Sting has the distinction of being the only artist to reach number one twice on this chart with a song he recorded and re-recorded, as his original version of "Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing)" featuring Twista reached that position in 2004,[88] and again in 2016 as a featured duet with Mylène Farmer for "Stolen Car". In both cases, they were also remixed by Dave Audé, which is another first on this chart that a remixer reached number one with a song he remixed twice.[89]

Footnotes

1Summer's total includes two titles which hit number one during the span of time in which Record World's dance chart data is used (see "Statistics and Record World data"). Billboard columnists credit Summer with only 16 number-ones.
2Eight of the 11 weeks-at-number-one for "Bad Luck" is during the span of time in which Record World's dance chart data is used (see "Statistics and Record World data").

See also

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