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Dance/Mix Show Airplay (formerly Hot Dance Airplay) is a monitored electronic dance music radio chart that is published weekly by Billboard magazine.


The chart came about as a result of the small but influential impact of electronic dance music on the radio in the United States and the stations that program it. Debuting as Hot Dance Radio Airplay in the issue dated October 25, 2003, it initially ranked the 25 most-played songs over eight radio stations playing mainly dance music and monitored by Nielsen BDS.[1] When published for the first time, "Just the Way You Are" by Milky was ranked as the number-one song, but that was following after a ten-week unpublished chart history. "Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z spent the first seven weeks of the chart at number one, which Billboard recognizes retroactively.[2]

With the issue dated November 19, 2011, Billboard changed the name of the chart to Dance/Mix Show Airplay to reflect a change in its methodology. Instead of just ranking the number of airplay songs received at six dance-formatted reporters (four terrestrial radio stations, plus SiriusXM's BPM channel and Music Choice's Dance/Electronica channel), the panel of monitored stations was expanded to include mixshow plays on mainstream top 40 and rhythmic radio during hours in which these stations featured mixshow programming.[3]

On November 26, 2014, the 25-song chart expanded to 40 positions (effective with the December 6, 2014 issue), allowing more dance tracks to chart while simultaneously making the chart less pop-oriented.

In comparison to other dance charts, American commercial radio's definition of dance music is arguably more marginal, which is reflected in the chart's content. After the alterations made in 2011, the chart somewhat moved away from its initial purpose of charting conventional dance songs, instead including more remixed pop and urban songs in place of traditional forms of dance music and/or music by dance artists. By 2012, however, the influx of EDM songs in mix shows and the addition of two additional dance outlets amongst those monitored once again increased the dance content found on the chart, thereby decreasing to some extent the number of remixed pop and R&B tracks included. The current number-one song on the chart is "Body Moving" by Eliza Rose starring Calvin Harris.[4]

Chart criteria

There are 40 positions on this chart and it is solely based on radio airplay. Eight stations (five terrestrial, one cable, one satellite and one online internet service), serve as exclusive reporters and are electronically monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems.[5] Songs are ranked by a calculation of the total number of spins per week with its "audience impression", which is based upon exact times of airplay and each station's Nielsen Audio listener data. The chart also includes 84 selected mainstream, adult, and rhythmic top 40 reporters that feature mix shows as part of their programming.

Songs receiving the greatest growth will receive a "bullet", although there are tracks that will also get bullets if the loss in detections does not exceed the percentage of downtime from a monitored station. "Airpower" awards are issued to songs that appear on the top 20 of both the airplay and audience chart for the first time, while the "greatest gainer" award is given to song with the largest increase in detections. A song with six or more spins in its first week is awarded an "airplay add". If a song is tied for the most spins in the same week, the one with the biggest increase that previous week will rank higher, but if both songs show the same number of spins regardless of detection the song that is being played at more stations is ranked higher. Songs that fall below the top 15 and have been on the chart after 26 weeks are removed and go to the 20-song recurrent status.

Chart statistics and other facts

With the exception of Madonna, David Guetta, Kaskade, Calvin Harris, and the Chainsmokers, all of whom crossed over to pop from dance and continue to be core dance artists, the artists in the following lists are pop and/or rhythmic acts; the songs that landed them on the dance chart were generally remixes of the original recordings. Rihanna and Katy Perry, however, have been more successful on both the Dance Club Songs and Dance/Mix Show Airplay charts, where Madonna leads with 50 number ones at the former, seven of those on this chart, followed by Rihanna with 33 (9 on this chart) and Perry with 19 (including 4 on this chart) while achieving success at pop and rhythmic. Guetta is the only male artist to see 8 of his 14 Dance Club Songs number ones also reach number one on Dance/Mix Show Airplay.

Artists by longevity/active status

As of 2023, nine artists can claim to have placed a single on Dance/Mix Show Airplay in the chart's three decades (2000s, 2010s, and 2020s) since its inception:

Artists with the most number-one hits

As of 2024, Calvin Harris has accumulated the most chart toppers, with fourteen number ones. Rihanna was the youngest artist on this chart to reach number one with "Pon de Replay" in 2005, when she was 16, while Harris leads among male artists. Madonna is the only artist on this chart to see seven singles all reach number one consecutively, making her the only artist on this chart to accomplish this feat, and also has the most number ones from one album, all four singles from Confessions on a Dance Floor topped the chart (although she is now tied with Katy Perry, as her four singles from Teenage Dream have reached the top spot). In addition, Madonna was also named the number-one Dance Airplay artist for the decade (2003–2009) in Billboard's decade-end recap in 2009. The Chainsmokers have the most number ones among duo or groups with 8, followed by Cascada and AnnaGrace, who are tied with 3. However, AnnaGrace are the only duo or group to score their first consecutive number ones on this chart, while the Chainsmokers claim the most weeks at number one by a duo, with 57.

Number of singles Artist Ref.
14 Calvin Harris [15]
13 David Guetta [7]
12 Rihanna [16]
8 The Chainsmokers [17]
7 Madonna [9]
6 Ellie Goulding [18]
5 Justin Bieber [19]
Katy Perry [12]
Zedd [20]
Beyoncé [21]
Britney Spears [22]
Tiësto [23]
Illenium [24]
Anabel Englund [25]

Artist with the most weeks at number one

Calvin Harris and Rihanna shared 14 weeks with "We Found Love" and twelve with "This Is What You Came For," but Harris has logged the most weeks atop the chart as his nine other singles have spent 10 or more weeks at number one.[26]

Number of weeks Artist Ref.
97 Calvin Harris [15]
57 The Chainsmokers [17]
48 David Guetta [7]
44 Dua Lipa [27]
28 Madonna [9]

Artists with the most accumulated top 10 Dance/Mix Show Airplay songs

This list features artists who have reached the top ten, even if they didn't reach number one, since the launch of the chart in 2003.[28] As of 2023, David Guetta leads with 35 top ten singles.[7] Guetta, in part due to being a producer and DJ/remixer, has the most charted singles that feature guest vocalists that perform on his songs. Additionally, Rihanna, who now ranks second and leads among females, also share a top ten song together here, "Who's That Chick?" (number 7 in January 2011).[29][30][31] Guetta also leads among artists with the most charted songs overall at Dance/Mix Show Airplay, with 59 titles.[7]

Number of singles Artist Ref.
37 David Guetta [7]
24 Rihanna [16]
23 Calvin Harris [15]
20 Justin Bieber [32]
17 Kaskade [33][10]
17 Tiësto [23]
15 Ariana Grande [34]
11 The Chainsmokers [17]
11 Lady Gaga [35]
10 Martin Garrix [36]
10 Taylor Swift [37]
10 Cash Cash [38]

Artists with the most entries Dance/Mix Show Airplay songs

Number of singles Artist Ref.
60 David Guetta [7]
36 Rihanna [16]
34 Tiësto [23]
32 Calvin Harris [15]
31 Kaskade [33]
28 Justin Bieber [32]
25 Martin Garrix [36]
23 Ariana Grande [34]
22 The Chainsmokers [17]
21 Taylor Swift [37]

Songs with the most weeks at number one

"Closer" by the Chainsmokers featuring Halsey holds the record for the most consecutive weeks at number one, at 20, dethroning the 15-week run of "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga. Before them, singer Deborah Cox held the record for her single "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven" with 10 consecutive weeks between November 2003 and February 2004.[39]

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Number of
Artist Song Year(s)
20 The Chainsmokers[40] featuring Halsey "Closer" 2016-17
16 Dua Lipa[27] "Don't Start Now" 2019-20
Marshmello[41] and Bastille[42] "Happier" 2018-19
Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin "Don't You Worry Child" 2012-13
15 Lady Gaga[14] "Poker Face" 2009
14 Rihanna[16] featuring Calvin Harris "We Found Love" 2011-12
David Guetta[7] and Bebe Rexha "I'm Good (Blue)" 2022-23
Elton John featuring Dua Lipa "Cold Heart" 2021-22
13 Major Lazer featuring DJ Snake and "Lean On" 2015
Calvin Harris "Summer" 2014
12 Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna "This Is What You Came For" 2016
Doja Cat[43] "Say So" 2020

Other statistics

Dance/Mix Show Airplay radio panel

There are 80 reporters who make up this panel (as of March 22, 2021), according to Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, all of them part of the Top 40 panel:[55]

Exclusive Dance Airplay reporters

See also


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  5. ^ BDS Monitored Station Panel
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