All number-one dance singles in USA from 1974 to 1990

Feb 27, 2015

Statistics and Record World data


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,  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.

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.

Mar 21, 2014

Hot Dance Club Songs...(2)


History

Hot 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 discotheques, 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 finally reached 100 positions from 1979 until 1981, when it was reduced to eighty again.

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).

These two charts still exist today, under the official titles Hot Dance Club Songs and Hot Dance Single Sales. In 2003 Billboard introduced the Hot Dance Airplay chart, which is based solely on radio airplay of seven dance music stations electronically monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data systems. These stations are also a part of the electronically monitored panel that encompasses the Hot 100.

Jul 19, 2013

Statistics and Record World data, Part 1


More Facts

The first 12-inch single made commercially available to the public was "Ten Percent" by Double Exposure in 1976.

The first number one on Billboard's Disco Action chart was "Never Can say Goodbye" by Gloria Gaynor in 1974.

The first number one on Billboard's National Disco Action Top 30 was "You should Be Dancing" by the Bee Gees in 1976.

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.

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 and 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.

Hot Dance Club Songs is one of the last remaining Billboard charts that remains "frozen" for one week (either the last week in December or the first week in January, depending on the calendar year). As this chart is not monitored electronically like most of the other charts, all songs "hold" their positions for the additional week, and still have the frozen week added to their "weeks on chart" total.

Madonna holds the record for the most chart hits, the most top-twenty hits, the most top-ten hits[12] and the most total weeks at number one (69 weeks).

Two albums hold the record for producing the most top-ten hits, with seven each: Madonna's American Life and Beyoncé's I Am... Sasha Fierce.

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").

Kristine W's first nine chart entries all hit number one. She therefore also holds the record for the longest streak of uninterrupted chart-toppers, which was broken in 2006 with the number-two peak of "I'll Be Your Light".

"The Boss" is the only song to reach number one by three different artists: Diana Ross in 1979, The Braxtons in 1997 and Kristine W in 2008.

The longest running number-ones on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart are "Bad Luck" by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes in 1975 and the album Thriller by Michael Jackson. Both entries spent eleven weeks in the top spot.

"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.

Donna Summer is the only active artist to have placed a single on this chart in all four decades since its inception, starting with "Love to Love You Baby" in 1975.

Dec 17, 2011

Hot Dance Club Songs...(1)


Hot Dance Club Songs

Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart(also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco) is a weekly national survey of the songs that are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. It is compiled by Billboard exclusively from playlists submitted by nightclub disc jockeys who must apply and meet certain criteria to become "Billboard-reporting DJs."

Jan 19, 2011

List of number-one dance singles of 1990(U.S.)

0348 - Seduction - "Two to Make It Right" January 13
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0349 - Doug Lazy - "Let the Rhythm Pump" January 20
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0350 - D Mob introducing Cathy Dennis - "C'mon and Get My Love" January 27
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0351 - The Chimes - "1-2-3" - February 3, February 10
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0352 - Quincy Jones Feat. Ray Charles and Chaka Khan - "I'll Be Good to You" February 17
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0353 - Janet Jackson - "Escapade" February 24, March 3, March 10
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0354 - Lisa Stansfield - "All Around the World" March 17, March 24,
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0355 - Madonna - "Keep It Together" March 31
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0356 - 49ers - "Touch Me" April 7, April 14
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0357 - Deskee - "Let There Be House" April 21
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0358 - The Chimes - "Heaven" April 28
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0359 - Janet Jackson - "Alright" May 5, May 12
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0360 – Madonna - "Vogue" May 19, May 26
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0361 - Snap! - "The Power" June 2
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0362 - Beats International - "Dub Be Good to Me" June 9
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0363 - Mr. Lee - "Pump That Body" June 16
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0364 - D Mob with Cathy Dennis - "That's the Way of the World" June 23
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0365 - En Vogue - "Hold On" June 30
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0366 - 49ers - "Don't You Love Me" July 7, July 14
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0367 - Black Box - "Everybody Everybody" July 21, July 28, August 4
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0368 - The Adventures of Stevie V - "Dirty Cash (Money Talks)" August 11, August 18
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0369 - Deee-Lite - "Groove Is in the Heart" August 25, September 1, September 8
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0370 - Clubland Feat. Quartz - "Let's Get Busy" September 15, September 22
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0371 – Deskee - "Dance, Dance" September 29, October 6
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0372 - Lisa Stansfield - "This Is the Right Time" October 13
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0373 - Betty Boo - "Doin' the Do" October 20
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0374 - 2 in a Room - "Wiggle It" October 27, November 3
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0375 - Caron Wheeler - "Livin' in the Light" November 10
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0376 - Double Dee Feat. Dany - "Found Love" November 17
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0377 - Doug Lazy - "H.O.U.S.E." November 24
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0378 - C+C Music Factory Feat. Freedom Williams - "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" December 1, December 8, December 15, December 22, December 29

List of number-one dance singles of 1989(U.S.)

0315 - Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock - "Get on the Dance Floor" January 7, January 14
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0316 - Inner City - "Good Life" January 21, January 28
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0317 - Tone Lōc - "Wild Thing" February 4
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0318 - Duran Duran - "All She Wants Is" February 11, February 18
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0319 - Will to Power - "Fading Away" February 25, March 4
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0320 - Ten City - "That's the Way Love Is" March 11
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0321 - Fine Young Cannibals - "She Drives Me Crazy" March 18, March 25
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0322 - Maurice - "This Is Acid (A New Dance Craze)" April 1, April 8
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0323 - Madonna - "Like a Prayer" April 15, April 22
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0324 - Neneh Cherry - "Buffalo Stance" April 29
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0325 - Jody Watley - "Real Love" May 6, May 13
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0326 - D Mob Feat. Gary Haisman - "We Call It Acieed" May 20
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0327 - New Order - "Round & Round" May 27
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0328 - De La Soul - "Me Myself and I" June 3
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0329 - Roberta Flack - "Uh-Uh Ooh-Ooh Look Out (Here It Comes)" June 10
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0330 - Inner City - "Ain't Nobody Better" June 17
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0331 - Soul II Soul - "Keep on Movin'" June 24
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0332 - Karyn White - "Secret Rendezvous" July 1
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0333 – Madonna - "Express Yourself" July 8, July 15, July 22
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0334 - Malcolm McLaren - "Deep in Vogue" July 29
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0335 - Doug Lazy - "Let It Roll" August 5
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0336 - Dead or Alive - "Come Home with Me Baby" August 12
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0337 - Prince - "Batdance" August 19
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0338 - Soul II Soul Feat. Caron Wheeler - "Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)" August 26, September 2, September 9
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0339 - D Mob featuring LRS - "It's Time to Get Funky" September 16
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0340 - Inner City - "Do You Love What You Feel" September 23
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0341 - Chaka Khan - Life Is a Dance (all cuts) - Life Is a Dance September 30
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0342 - Janet Jackson - "Miss You Much" October 7, October 14
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0343 - Lil Louis - "French Kiss" October 21, October 28
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0344 - Technotronic featuring Felly - "Pump Up the Jam" November 4, November 11, November 18, November 25
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0345 - Fast Eddie Feat. Sundance - "Git on Up" December 2
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0346 - Grace Jones - "Love on Top of Love (Killer Kiss)" December 9, December 16
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0347 - Janet Jackson - "Rhythm Nation" December 23, December 30, January 6