The Billboard Music Awards are always a great showcase for the best and brightest in the world of dance and electronic music. Here are our picks for the top dance/electronic songs from this year’s ceremony!
The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”
The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” holds at No. 1 on Billboard’s Pop Songs radio airplay chart for a fifth week, marking the longest rule by an artist not billed as lead on a radio single in more than eight years.
“Lights” spent its first four weeks on Pop Songs at No. 2 before ascending to the top spot on the Jan. 30-dated ranking, which blends streaming, airplay and sales data. The track led the Radio Songs chart for five weeks starting Dec. 12, 2020.
“Lights” is from The Weeknd’s album After Hours, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 dated March 28, 2020 and has spent 13 nonconsecutive weeks atop the tally.
Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted”
##17-year-old Billie Eilish made history at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, becoming the youngest artist ever to win in all four of the top categories: Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year.
“everything i wanted” is a haunting ballad that finds Billie Eilish struggling with her newfound fame and success. The song was co-written by her brother Finneas O’Connell, who also produced her debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?.
The track peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance.
Lady Gaga with Chromatica Orchestra – “Rain On Me”
The songstress took the stage with a full orchestra to perform the uplifting track, which is the second single off her recent album, Chromatica.
Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now”
Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now”
The track held the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for four consecutive weeks and became Lipa’s second No. 1 on the Dance Club Songs chart.
BLACKPINK – “How You Like That”
“How You Like That” is a song recorded by South Korean girl group BLACKPINK, released on June 26, 2020, through YG and Interscope. It is the group’s first single since their debut in 2016, and marks their return after a two-year hiatus. The song was written by Teddy Park, Danny Chung and 24, with the latter also producing it. “How You Like That” is a hip hop track with trap and electronic music elements, and features an interpolation of “大嘴巴 (Da Laoban)”, a song by Chinese artist Xiao Yang.
The song received positive reviews from music critics upon its release. Many praised its composition and the group’s vocal performance, with some calling it a “bop”. The song debuted at number 33 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming BLACKPINK’s highest-charting single in the country as well as the highest-charting song by an all-female group in over 12 years. The song also debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart, giving BLACKPINK their first top-ten single in the country. “How You Like That” won Song of the Summer at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, making BLACKPINK the first Korean act to win the award.
Doja Cat – “Say So”
“Say So” is a song by American singer Doja Cat, released on March 20, 2020, through Kemosabe and RCA Records. The song was written by Amala Ratna Zandile Dlaminis, known mononymously as Doja Cat, and its producers Dr. Luke and Cirkut. It is a remix of the original song “Say So”, which was included on Doja Cat’s second studio album Hot Pink (2019). The remix features a guest verse from American rapper Nicki Minaj.
Justin Bieber – “Intentions”
“Intentions” is a song by Canadian singer Justin Bieber featuring American rapper Quavo. It was released on February 7, 2020, through Def Jam Recordings as the third single from Bieber’s fifth studio album, Changes (2020). The song peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped the charts in other countries including Canada, Hungary, Ireland, Malaysia, Portugal, Slovakia and the United Kingdom.
Post Malone – “Circles”
“Circles” is a song by American rapper Post Malone. It was released on August 30, 2019, as the third single from his second studio album, Hollywood’s Bleeding (2019). The song was written by Post Malone, Ernest Wilson, Louis Bell and Billy Walsh, and produced by Frank Dukes and Louis Bell. It peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and became Malone’s sixth US top-ten single. Internationally, “Circles” peaked at number one in Austria, Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia), Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands (both Dutch Top 40 and Single Top 100), New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Lewis Capaldi – “Before You Go”
Before You Go is a song by Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi. It was released as the fourth single from his debut studio album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent (2019). The song peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart and is Capaldi’s second top ten single in the country. In the United States, “Before You Go” peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Capaldi’s first top 40 hit on the chart.
The Chainsmokers – “Kills You Slowly”
The Chainsmokers are an American duo consisting of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. They started out by remaking popular songs and released their first original song, “#SELFIE”, in 2014. They gained popularity with their second single, “Roses”, which peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2016, they released “Closer”, featuring Halsey, which became their first number-one single on the Hot 100.
“Kills You Slowly” is a song by the Chainsmokers. It was released as a single on September 18, 2019. The song peaked at number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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