Dance/Electronic Songs


The Dance/Electronic Songs chart has been published weekly by Billboard since January 2013.[1] It is the first chart to be published that ranks the most popular dance and electronic songs according to audience impressions, digital downloads, streaming and club play and it was introduced as a result of in an increase in the genre's popularity.[1]

The first number-one song on the Dance/Electronic Songs chart for the issue dated January 26, 2013, was "Scream & Shout" by and Britney Spears.[1]

Background and eligibility criteriaEdit

As a result of the increase in the popularity of dance and electronic music, Billboard introduced the Dance/Electronic Songs chart in January 2013 to rank the most popular dance and electronic song according to airplay audience impressions, digital downloads, streaming and club play and publishes it on a weekly basis.[1] They are tracked by Nielsen SoundScan, Nielsen BDS, BDS from streaming services including Spotify and Xbox Music, and from a United States-wide select panel of 140 DJs; it uses the same methodology as is used for the all-genre Billboard Hot 100.[1] It is separate to the Dance Club Songs and Dance/Electronic Digital Songs charts, the former of which is ranked by most popular club play and the latter by the most sales.[2][3] Songs will be eligible to chart on the Dance/Electronic Songs chart based on their "core sound and tempo," however dance remixes of songs which were originally pop, R&B, rap or a different genre are not eligible for inclusion, regardless of whether it appears on either the Dance Club Songs or Dance/Mix Show Airplay charts.[1]

Song achievementsEdit

Most weeks at number oneEdit

Weeks Song Artist Year(s) Source
69 "Happier" Marshmello and Bastille 2018–20 [4]
33 "The Middle" Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey 2018 [5]
32 "Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)" Elton John, Dua Lipa and Pnau 2021-2022
27 "Closer" The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey 2016–17 [6]
26 "Wake Me Up" Avicii 2013–14 [5]
25 "Something Just Like This" The Chainsmokers and Coldplay 2017 [5]
23 "Lean On" Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring 2015–16 [5]
23 "Roses" Saint Jhn and Imanbek 2020

Artist achievementsEdit

Artists with most number-one songsEdit

Two number-ones or more
Position Artist name Tally of number-ones Ref.
1 The Chainsmokers 6 [7]
2 Calvin Harris 4
3 Marshmello 3
Lady Gaga
4 Avicii 2
Robin Schulz
DJ Snake
Major Lazer
Justin Bieber
Pharrell Williams
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande

Artists with most weeks at number-one on the chartEdit


  • Lady Gaga holds the record for the most songs (5) simultaneously in the top 10, with "Rain on Me", "Sour Candy", "Stupid Love", "Alice" and "911" during the week of June 13, 2020.[8]
  • David Guetta holds the record for having the most charted songs, with 58.[9]
  • DJ Snake holds the milestone as the first artist to have a song positioned at No. 1 on the Year End chart two years straight with "Turn Down for What" featuring Lil Jon in 2014 and "Lean On" with Major Lazer featuring in 2015. The Chainsmokers later replicated this with "Don't Let Me Down" featuring Daya and "Something Just Like This" with Coldplay topping the Year End chart in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
  • "Latch" by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith holds the record for longest climb to number one, reaching the top in its 47th week on the chart.
  • "Happier" by Marshmello and Bastille holds the record for most weeks spent on the chart at 92 weeks. It also is the first song to top the chart for a complete year (2019).
  • "Stupid Love" by Lady Gaga became the first song to debut at number one on the chart during the week of March 14, 2020.
  • Lady Gaga's album Chromatica is also the first album to get 5 songs in the top 10 also on June 13, 2020.
  • "Pepas" by Farruko became the first Spanish-language song to reach number one on the chart for the week of August 21, 2021.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f Pietroluongo, Silvio (January 17, 2013). "New Dance/Electronic Songs Chart Launches With & Britney at No. 1". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  3. ^ "Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "EDM Music & Dance Songs Chart - Week of January 18, 2020". Billboard. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d Murray, Gordon (November 14, 2019). "Decade in Dance/Electronic Charts: Gaga's 'Fame' Still Going Strong, Marshmello & Bastille Reign With 'Happier'". Billboard. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  6. ^ "EDM Music & Dance Songs Chart - Week of March 4, 2017". Billboard. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  7. ^ Murray, Gordon (May 25, 2017). "Perfect 10: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay Rule Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart for 10th Week". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 5, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  8. ^ "Dance/Electronic Songs: Chart Week of June 13, 2020". Billboard.
  9. ^ Murray, Gordon (July 15, 2021). "Farruko Flies Onto Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart With 'Pepas'". Billboard. Retrieved July 16, 2021.

External linksEdit

  • Current Dance/Electronic Songs