U2 Earns First Dance Club Songs Leader Since 2001: ‘To Be at No. 1 Is Huge’


U2’s The Edge tells Billboard, «One of my favorite things is to hear how our songs get reinterpreted by our club remix collaborators. It’s an even bigger thrill to find out that so many people like the ‘Love Is Bigger’ remixes.

«To be at No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart is huge.»

U2 had last led Dance Club Songs on Feb. 3, 2001, with «Beautiful Day.» The track became U2’s third total and consecutive No. 1,  following «Discotheque» (March 22 and 29, 1997) and «Lemon» (Dec. 11, 1993).

In June, «Love» became the Irish act’s sixth Dance Club Songs top 10. U2 had last appeared on the chart in 2009, when «Magnificent» hit No. 2 that July. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have totaled 12 Dance Club Songs entries, a run which began 37 years ago on the then-named Disco Top 100 with «I Will Follow» (No. 34, May 1981).

The Edge and Bono of U2 perform during The Joshua Tree Tour on July 10, 1987.


Original Article by: BillBoard.com