Dance/Mix Show Airplay

Dance/Mix Show Airplay (formerly Hot Dance Airplay) is a monitored electronic dance music radio chart that is featured weekly in 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. At the start, this spinoff of the Dance Club Songs chart was openly available through Billboard, Billboard Radio Monitor and R&R from its 2003 inception to 2008, when it became exclusive-only to Billboard, up until the chart was renamed in 2011, when it made its playlist available for viewing on BDS Radio's website. A modified version was added to Billboard's website in January 2013, featuring 15 songs. This would be expanded to 25 (later to 40) after Billboard revamped its website in January 2015, along with adding an archive section that allows its readers to research the songs, artists, and their peak positions since its inception.

When Billboard updated its website in August 2018, the entire chart entries and positions dating from the August 16 to October 18, 2003 issues were officially added as a acknowledgement to reflect its entire history. The unpublished chart included 40 titles to reflect tracks that had airplay spins among Dance outlets, some of them previous reporters from the Rhythmic or Mainstream Top 40 panels (the original six stations that made up the panel had all switched formats); a sample from the September 20, 2003 chart featured songs that charted during this period include those that had previously run on other Billboard charts after it had ended its run ("Dance With My Father" by Luther Vandross; "Gotta Get Thru This" by Daniel Bedingfield; and "Can't Get You Out of My Head" by Kylie Minogue), recently released Dance/EDM singles ("Satisfaction" by Benny Benassi Presents The Biz; "Gates of Mind" by Sterbinszky & Tranzident Featuring Jewl; "It Just Won't Do" by Tim Deluxe featuring Sam Obernik) and certain Hip-Hop tracks (50 Cent's "P.I.M.P."). The chart would be reduced to 25 titles in the October 4, 2003 issue, removing the non-Dance titles with the exception of those that had been remixed for Dance radio.

Its first number-one in the inaugural issue at the time it was unpublished was "Crazy In Love" by Beyonce featuring Jay Z, which spent seven weeks at the top, followed by "Never (Past Tense)" by Roc Project featuring Tina Arena in the October 4, 2003 issue. After Billboard made the chart official on October 17, 2003, "Just the Way You Are" by Milky became the official number one single in its October 25, 2003 published issue, even though it had been number one for three weeks, having topped it the week ending October 11 (2003).

In the issue dated November 19, 2011, the chart's name and methodology was changed. Director of charts Keith Caulfield explained in his "Over the Counter" column: "Effective this week, Billboard's Dance Airplay chart is renamed Dance/Mix Show Airplay, as its source of data is widely expanded. Formerly a ranking based on airplay at six dance-formatted reporters (four terrestrial radio stations, plus SiriusXM's BPM channel and Music Choice's Dance/Electronica channel) the plays-based list expands to include mixshow plays on mainstream top 40 and select rhythmic stations that have submitted their hours of mixshow programming, as monitored by Nielsen BDS, to Billboard."

On November 26, 2014, the 25-song chart expanded back to 40 positions after eleven years (effective with the December 6, 2014 issue), allowing more dance singles 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 far 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 featured.

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. 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 features mix shows as part of their programming, which in turn also contributes to the Radio Songs chart as a semi-component to the Mainstream Top 40 chart. Dance/Mix Show Airplay makes up part of the main Dance/Electronic Songs chart, which was launched with January 26, 2013 issue.

Songs receiving the greatest growth will receive a "bullet", although there are tracks that will also get bullets if the loss in detections doesn't 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 amount 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, has been more successful at both Dance Club Songs and Dance/Mix Show Airplay, where Madonna leads with 49 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 at Dance/Mix Show Airplay, while Britney Spears, Clean Bandit, Sam Smith, Coldplay, Daft Punk, Halsey, Harris, Dua Lipa, Zedd, Rihanna, Ellie Goulding, Khalid, and Marshmello can lay claim to being the only artists to place number ones at Dance Club Songs, Dance/Electronic Songs, and Dance/Mix Show Airplay.

Artists with the most number-one hits

As of 2019, Calvin Harris and Rihanna have accumulated the most chart toppers, with twelve number ones apiece. Rihanna was also 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 7, 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 can claim the most weeks at number one, with 48.

:1. Calvin Harris - 12 (tie) :1. Rihanna – 12 (tie) :2. David Guetta - 8 :3. Madonna – 7 (tie) :4. The Chainsmokers - 7 (tie)

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 on the chart as his nine other singles have spent 10 or more weeks at number one. :1. Calvin Harris - 93 :2. Rihanna - 59 :3. The Chainsmokers - 49 :4. Dua Lipa – 30 :5. Madonna - 28

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

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. As of 2019, David Guetta leads with 26 top ten singles. 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). Guetta also leads among artists with the most charted songs overall at Dance/Mix Show Airplay, with 43 titles. :1. David Guetta - 26 :2. Rihanna - 24 :3. Calvin Harris – 19 :4. Justin Bieber - 16 (tie) :4. Kaskade - 16 (tie) :5. Katy Perry - 15 :6. Lady Gaga - 13 (tie) :6. Britney Spears - 13 (tie) :7. Avicii - 12 (tie) :7. Ariana Grande - 12 (tie) :7. Pitbull - 12 (tie) :8. Tiesto - 11 :9. Afrojack — 10 (tie) :9. The Chainsmokers - 10 (tie) :9. Maroon 5 - 10 (tie) :10. Madonna – 9 (tie) :10. Nicki Minaj - 9 (tie) :10. Post Malone - 9 (tie)

Songs with the most weeks at number one

"Closer" by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey (as of the January 21, 2017 issue) holds the record for the most consecutive weeks at number one, at 20, dethroning the 15-week run of "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga (as of the May 16, 2009 issue). 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.
  • 1. "Closer" by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey (20 weeks, 2016–17)
  • 2 (tie). “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa (16 weeks, 2019–20)
  • 2 (tie). "Happier" by Marshmello and Bastille (16 weeks, 2018–19)
  • 2 (tie). "Don't You Worry Child" by Swedish House Mafia (16 weeks, non-consecutive, 2012–13)
  • 5. "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga (15 weeks, 2009)
  • 6. "We Found Love" by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris (14 weeks, 2011–12)
  • 7 (tie). "Lean On" by Major Lazer featuring DJ Snake and (13 weeks, 2014)
  • 7 (tie). "Summer" by Calvin Harris (13 weeks, 2013)

    Other statistics

  • David Guetta featuring Akon's "Sexy Chick" was the first number one single to return to the top spot three times in its chart run in 2009. That record would be broken by "Take Over Control" by Afrojack featuring Eva Simons on January 22, 2011, when that song took the number one position four times in its run.
  • Lady Gaga's first single "Just Dance" holds the record for the longest run on the chart without reaching number one, 44 weeks, as of March 21, 2009. The single peaked at number two in August 2008.
  • "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga endured the biggest drop from number one, when it fell to number 13 in the March 6, 2010 issue. The record was later tied with "Ghosts N Stuff" by Deadmau5 featuring Rob Swire the same year.
  • "Only Girl (In the World)" by Rihanna endured the biggest drop from the top 10, going from 4 to 21 in the December 25, 2010 issue.
  • "Let Me Think About It", by Ida Corr vs. Fedde Le Grand has the longest chart run, spending 52 weeks on the chart, as of November 8, 2008. It also became the first imported single to reach number one, also in 2008. In 2009, the track was named the number one single of the decade in Billboard's decade-end recap of the top 50 Dance Airplay songs from 2003 to 2009.
  • As of the May 2, 2009 issue, "Every Word" by Ercola featuring Daniela spent most of 46 week run in the top 10 without dropping below number 10.
  • Despina Vandi's 2004 hit "Gia" was the chart's first foreign-language recording to reach number one.
  • Kelly Osbourne's single "One Word" holds the distinction of being the first song to claim the number one spot on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Hot Dance Club Play and Hot Dance Single Sales charts in the same week. The feat was accomplished on June 18, 2005.
  • In 2007 Eric Prydz vs. Pink Floyd's "Proper Education (The Wall)" became the first number-one single on this chart to feature a remixed recording of an original song, as the track was based on Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall Part 2."
  • Natasja Saad was the first artist to reach the top spot posthumously, as her collaboration with Enur, "Calabria", reached number one on January 22, 2008.
  • Filo & Peri featuring Eric Lumiere's "Anthem" was the first trance recording by an American act in this genre, to reach the number one position on February 16, 2008..
  • Beyoncé, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland are the only artists on this chart to reach number one as members of a group (Destiny's Child) and as solo artists.
  • Kim Sozzi's 2008 number-one single "Feel Your Love" was the first single on this chart to be named the top song of the year before the year had started, as it was named the number one single of 2009. The track reached number one in December 2008 but continued its 45-week chart run in 2009. Because of Billboard's requirements for songs that had charted from December of the previous year to November of the following year, "Feel Your Love" became eligible in this case.
  • In 2010, both Inna and Kesha became the first artists on this chart to swap each other's number-one chart positions with debut singles, with Inna's "Hot" succeeding Kesha's "Tik Tok" and then having the latter returned the favor to the former.
  • In 2010, Deadmau5 featuring Rob Swire's "Ghosts N Stuff" became the first song on this chart to make the slowest climb to number one, 24 weeks. In addition, both "Ghosts N Stuff" and AnnaGrace's "Love Keeps Calling" share the distinction of having dropped off the chart, then returning and climbing to the top spot.
  • In 2010, "Stereo Love" by Edward Maya featuring Vika Jigulina became the first number one song in Billboard's year-end Dance Airplay chart to have reached number one three times in its chart run.
  • Kylie Minogue holds the record for having one song re-enter the chart six times with "Get Outta My Way". The single debuted at number 17 in its October 30, 2010 issue, then dropped out a week later, only to return in the November 13, 2010 (two weeks), December 11, 2010 (two weeks), December 25, 2010 (one week), January 15, 2011 (two weeks) and March 19, 2011 (one week) issues.
  • "Blame" by Calvin Harris featuring John Newman has the distinction of being the last number-one single during the Dance/Mix Show Airplay's original charted 25 song title position methodology in its November 29, 2014 issue, and the first number-one single under the chart's expansion to 40 positions in its December 6, 2014 issue.
  • In 2015, Ellie Goulding became the first artist to supplant herself with a new number-one when "Love Me like You Do" dethroned "Outside".
  • Also in 2015, DJ Snake became the first artist on this chart to spend 17 consecutive weeks at number one, the first four with his remixed collaboration with AlunaGeorge's "You Know You Like It", the remaining thirteen as a collaborator with Major Lazer and M0's "Lean On".
  • Both Calvin Harris and Zedd are the only artists so far to see their first seven singles reach the top ten consecutively within a three-year period.
  • In 2015, The Weeknd became the first artist on this chart to have four singles reach the top 10 within a one-year period: "Love Me Harder" (with Ariana Grande, three weeks at number 1), "Earned It" (number 6), "Can't Feel My Face" (number 2 for five weeks) and "The Hills" (number 9, as of the October 17, 2015 issue).
  • Taylor Swift can lay claim to being the first female artist on this chart to have five singles reach the top ten consecutively within a one-year period from one album, all coming from 1989. Her fifth single from the album, "Wildest Dreams", became her first number-one on this chart in the December 5, 2015 issue, making her the first Country artist (and the first artist on this chart to also have reached number one at Country) to achieve this feat.
  • Maren Morris, however, can lay claim to being the first active Country artist to reach number one on this chart, as a featured vocalist/collaborator with Zedd and the duo Grey on "The Middle", which topped the Chart in its March 3, 2018 issue.
  • Adele became the first artist on this chart to make the fastest ascent to number one (four weeks), with "Hello". The single accomplished this feat when it debuted at number 24 in the November 21, 2015 issue, then climbed to number 1 in the December 12, 2015 issue.
  • Ariana Grande is the only female artist to amassed the most consecutive top ten singles on this chart so far with 7, while Nicki Minaj can lay claim to being the only Rap/Hip-Hop artist to place the most songs on this chart, with nine. Both performers achieved that feat in its December 3, 2016 issue when their collaboration "Side to Side" vaulted 15-10 on the chart. Grande would later break that record in 2018 by adding four more singles within that year, bring that total to 11.
  • "Eastside" by Benny Blanco, Halsey and Khalid has the distinction of having the longest chart climb to the top 10 with 22 weeks, when the single climbed 15-7 during the February 23, 2019 issue.
  • As of the November 2, 2019 issue, "Truth Hurts" by Lizzo holds the longest weeks on this chart for both a Rap song and by a solo Rap artist recorded by a woman, with 9.

    Dance/Mix Show Airplay radio panel

    There are 90 reporters who make up this panel (as of August 8, 2019), according to Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, all of them part of the Top 40 panel:

    Exclusive Dance Airplay Reporters

  • WCPY (during Dance Factory hours)/Chicago
  • WCFS-HD2 ("Energy")/Chicago
  • KMVQ-HD2/San Francisco
  • Evolution (KZZP-HD2/Phoenix)/iHeart Media
  • Pride Radio (WFLZ-HD2/Tampa)/iHeart Media
  • WZFL/Miami
  • KNHC (FM)/Seattle
  • KQPS (Channel Q HD2 network flagship)/Palm Springs, California
  • Music Choice Dance/Electronica
  • BPM/Sirius XM Radio
  • Diplo’s Revolution/Sirius XM Radio
  • Sirius XM Chill/Sirius XM Radio
  • [ Getwave Radio]/Internet