Billboard launches new Dance/Electronic song chart
Billboard Magazine has officially debuted its new Dance/Electronic songs chart, which will be the first song ranking system that will track the nation’s top dance songs based on digital download sales, radio airplay, streaming data, and reported club play according to a hand-selected panel of 140 American DJs.
According to Billboard.com, the Dance/Electronic songs chart will follow the same methodology of its other ranking systems, such as Billboard Top 100. Though the chart will not allow remix crossovers:
Dance remixes of titles categorized as pop, rock, R&B, rap or another genre would not make a song eligible for Dance/Electronic Songs, even if the title appears on the Dance Club Songs or Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart.
The magazine implemented a Dance/Electronic digital sales chart in 2010 and will be following the same determination when declaring a song dance or electronic. Currently topping the chart is the will.i.am produced Britney Spears‘ track “Scream and Shout” followed by Swedish House Mafia‘s “Don’t You Worry Child.”
Billboard also expanded its charts adding a Streaming Songs ranking, which will rank tracks based off radio streams and on-demand audio from leading services including Spotify, Muve, Slacker, Rhapsody, Rdio, MySpace, Xbox Music and Guvera.