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Jonas Blue & Why Don’t We Debut on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart With ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’

Jonas Blue & Why Don’t We Debut on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart With ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’

Jonas Blue and Why Don’t We score the leading debut on Billboard’s multi-metric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Jan. 22) with “Don’t Wake Me Up” at No. 13. The track earned 1.4 million U.S. streams and sold 800 downloads in the Jan. 7-13 tracking week, according to MRC Data, following its Jan. 7 release.

“Don’t” is Blue’s 20th chart appearance, dating to his first, his remake of Tracy Chapman’s 1988 Billboard Hot 100 top 10 “Fast Car,” featuring Dakota (No. 7, 2016). The British DJ/producer owns two other top 10s: “Mama,” featuring William Singe (No. 10, 2017), and “Rise,” featuring Jack & Jack (No. 9, 2018).

The bow marks Why Don’t We’s first entry on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. The quintet has tallied two top 10s on the Billboard 200 albums chart: 8 Letters (No. 9, 2018) and The Good Times and the Bad Ones (No. 3, 2021).

Concurrently, “Don’t” debuts at No. 13 on the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart, Blue’s 12th appearance and Why Don’t We’s first.

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Also of note on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, David Guetta and MORTEN bow with “Permanence” (No. 28). It’s the 61st charted title for Guetta, extending his lead for the most among all acts dating to the chart’s January 2013 inception. (Kygo follows with 54.)

The track, which starts with 511,000 U.S. streams, is MORTEN’s ninth to chart; of those, all but his first (“Beautiful Heartbeat,” featuring Frita Sundemo; No. 46, 2016) have been collaborations with Guetta.

Meanwhile, on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, Glass Animals notch their first top 10 with “Heat Waves” (12-9). The multi-format hit, which holds at its No. 3 high on the Hot 100 (as it logs its 52nd week on the survey), is drawing the majority of its dance airplay from mix show spins.

Still, core-dance outlets have warmed to “Heat,” including SiriusXM’s Diplo’s Revolution, KMVQ-HD2 San Francisco, and iHeartRadio’s Pride Radio, helped by radio-friendly remixes from Sonny Fodera, Oliver Heldens, Diplo and more. (The Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart measures radio airplay on a select group of full-time dance stations, along with plays during mix shows on nearly 80 top 40-formatted reporters.)

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