Dance Club Songs

Dance Club Songs is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. It is a national look over of club disc jockeys to determine the most popular songs being played in nightclubs across the country.[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] The first number-one song on the chart for the issue dated August 28, 1976, was "You Should Be Dancing" by the Bee Gees, spending five weeks atop the chart and the group's only number-one song on the chart.[2]

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.[3] Madonna holds the record for the most number-one songs with 50.[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 by a lead artist[note 1] between 2010 and 2012, a record it held solely until Rihanna's eighth studio album Anti produced eight chart toppers from 2016 to 2017.[5][6] Rihanna is the only artist to have achieved five number-one songs in a calendar year.[6]

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused the closures of clubs, Billboard has temporarily suspended the chart.[7] The most recent number-one song on the Dance Club Songs chart for the issue dated March 28, 2020, is "Love Hangover 2020" by Diana Ross.[8]

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