For a long time, Madonna has been referred to as the Queen of Pop, and while that’s certainly a fitting description, she should also be known as the Queen of the Dance Floor, as her biggest songs have always performed well in clubs all around the world. The superstar is no stranger to scoring No. 1 hits on pop and dance charts, but her latest win is truly special, as she makes history by rising to the top of one of Billboard’s genre-specific tallies once again.
On the soon-to-be-published Dance Club Songs chart, which ranks “the most popular songs played in dance clubs, compiled from reports from a national sample of club DJs,” according to the media outlet, Madonna lifts from No. 2 (where she currently ranks) to No. 1 with “I Don’t Search I Find.” The song is her fiftieth chart-topper on the list, and that’s not just a record on that one tally.
According to Billboard, Madonna is now the first musician to collect 50 No. 1 hits on any chart. The company now compiles dozens of rankings every week, and throughout the decades, no artist has racked up as many leaders on any list as the Queen of both pop and dance now has on the Dance Club Songs roster.
“I Don’t Search I Find” is featured on Madonna’s recent album Madame X, which dominated the Billboard 200 last year for a single frame. The tune benefits thanks to a handful of popular remixes, which is common for a new cut from the singer-songwriter. It’s the fourth No. 1 from the set, following “Medellín” with Maluma, “I Rise” and “Crave” with Swae Lee.
Madonna already held the record for the most No. 1 hits on any one Billboard chart before this week, but reaching 50 rulers is a milestone worthy of noting. Country favorite George Strait has earned 44 No. 1 smashes on the Hot Country Songs tally throughout his career, which continues to stand as the second-greatest accumulation of leaders on any list.
Coming in a distant second place when it comes to No. 1s on the Dance Club Songs chart is Rihanna, who has pushed 33 tunes to the top. She reached that sum faster that Madonna did, and she will likely continue to add to her total whenever she has new music to share.
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