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Hooray For ‘Hollywood’: Michael Jackson Tops Dance/Club Play Songs

by Gary Trust


THE KING REIGNS AGAIN.

Michael Jackson leads Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Songs chart for the first time in almost 16 years, as “Hollywood Tonight,” from his posthumous album “Michael,” rises 2-1.

With the coronation, the late King of Pop collects his eighth solo No. 1 on the survey.

Jackson last ruled with his sister Janet when their duet “Scream” led the weeks of July 15 and 22, 1995.

Here is a recap of Jackson’s eight solo Dance/Club Play Songs No. 1s; he first dominated as a member of the Jacksons, with “Forever Came Today” (four weeks, 1975) and “Lovely One”/”Can You Feel It”/”Walk Right Now” (one week, 1980). (Previously, combinations of album cuts were eligible to chart as one entry).

Title, Date reached No. 1, Weeks at No. 1

“Thriller (all cuts),” Jan. 22, 1983, 11 weeks
“Tell Me I’m Not Dreamin’ (Too Good to Be True)”
(Jermaine Jackson
& Michael Jackson), June 9, 1984, three weeks
“Bad (Remix),” Nov. 7, 1987, two weeks
“The Way You Make Me Feel,” Jan. 30, 1988, one week
“In the Closet,” June 13, 1992, one week
“Who Is It,” May 22, 1993, one week
“Scream” (Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson), July 15, 1995, two weeks
“Hollywood Tonight,” June 11, 2011, one week (to-date)

Billboard

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