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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Eye on This Week's Billboard

Here what's new and interesting to me on the Billboard dance music hit parade this week.

At the top of the Top 25 Dance Club Songs list, Britney Spears' refreshing hip-hopper, "Work Bitch" is at number 2, likely to supplant Rihanna's "What Now" in the top spot next week. What now? You're about to get booted from ruling the roost. You better work, bitch.

Katy Perry's "Roar," which peaked at #1, holds on to the 7th spot in a slow descent, having held strong on the chart for 9 weeks now. At #9, we find the downwardly mobile "Lose Yourself to Dance," a great retro-disco/funk number from Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and the legendary Nile Rodgers. It's been aboard the chart for a robust 10 weeks and also peaked at #1.

Icona Pop's "All Night" climbs to #21 this week. Sports the awesome Wayne G/Leo Frappier remix and we can thank Sobel Promotions ( for aiding and abetting this refreshingly snappy girl duo's U.S. dance-chart rise. Just interviewed Leo and we discussed, among other topics, this song.

"Wrecking Ball," twerks it into the #15 spot this week, coming up fast with dancefloor mixes galore that buoy the Miley Cyrus tune on the Bangerz label upward. Expect this "Ball" to rise.

A shout out to readers: Thank you, North America, the UK, Italy, Germany, France, Brazil, Malta, Saudi Arabia, Australia, China, Russia and Ukraine, especially. Dance music is a great uniter. Support your clubs and dance for peace, love and ~ most of all ~ happiness! Spread it around.

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