‘CELEBRATION’ CELEBRATION: Madonna extends her lead as the artist with the most hits in the history of Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as “Celebration” ignites at No. 29. The title cut from her third greatest hits collection, due Sept. 29, is her 56th entry. A whopping chart-record 39 of those have reached No. 1. Madonna first arrived with the eventual No. 3-peaking “Everybody” on the chart dated Nov. 6, 1982.

Here is a look at the artists to make the most appearances on the Dance/Club Play Songs chart, which first appeared in the Billboard issue dated Oct. 26, 1974:

56, Madonna
37, Janet Jackson
33, Pet Shop Boys
30, Donna Summer
26, Mariah Carey

On the 25-position Hot Dance Airplay radio chart, viewable at billboard.biz, “Celebration” parties in at No. 7, the tally’s highest debut since Dec. 13, 2008, when Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” also started at No. 7. Dating to the chart’s launch on Aug. 16, 2003, only two other titles have begun higher: Ciara’s “1, 2 Step” (No. 5, Jan. 20, 2005) and Madonna’s “4 Minutes” (No. 5, April 5, 2008).

With “Celebration” available digitally as of last week, check tomorrow’s edition of Chart Beat for an updated look at Madonna’s Hot 100 career title count should the song bow on this week’s chart.


Posted on August 17, 2009, in Celebration, Charts, Madonna, Music and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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