HipHopMagz Dance Chart Upstarts: Adventure Club x Crankdat, Jade Starling & Dido


Each week, Billboard Dance looks at songs & albums rising on Billboard's dance charts.

Adventure Club x Crankdat feat. Krewella, "Next Life"

Montreal-based Adventure Club (Christian Srigley and Leighton James), teaming with Ohio native Crankdat (real name Christian Smith), bows at No. 25 on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart (dated April 27) with "Next Life," featuring Krewella. The track starts with 1,000 downloads sold in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music.

"Next" is the first chart entry each for both lead acts and the 11th for the Chicago-based duo of sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf, whose "Alive" reached No. 4 in 2013.

Jade Starling, "Fired Up"

New Jersey-based singer Jade Starling sits at No. 5 for a second frame on Dance Club Songs with "Fired Up." Remixed by Damien Hall, Block and Crown and Luca Debonaire, among others, the track is a remake of Funky Green Dogs' track that reached No. 2 in November 1996 (and No. 80 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1997). The new version is Starling's fourth Dance Club Songs hit as a solo artist, following "Insomniak" (featuring Lee Dagger; No. 31, 2014), "Think About You" (No. 14, 2014) and "Better And Better" (featuring DJ Laszlo; No. 3, 2015).

Prior to her solo work, Starling served as vocalist for dance pop act Pretty Poison, which scored six hits in 1984-98, including the No. 1 "Catch Me I'm Falling" in 1987.

"We heard 'Fired Up' a few years ago and my long time co-writer/producer Whey Cooler suggested we cover it," Starling tells Billboard. "While in production, Whey was diagnosed with tonsil cancer and fought a long, hard battle. Two years later he is cancer-free, so we decided to finish the record and get remixes done. To have 'Fired Up' be so widely received is truly a full-circle moment."

Dido, "Give You Up"

Dido dives back onto Dance Club Songs for the first time since 2005, debuting at No. 45 with "Give You Up." It's the English singer's seventh appearance; all six of her previous hits went top 10. Of those, four reached No. 1: "Thank You" (2001), "Take My Hand" (2002), "Stoned" (2004) and "Sand in My Shoes" (2004). "Give," originally a pop ballad (it holds at its No.13 high on the Adult Contemporary chart), was remixed by Mark Knight, Marc Stout and Tony Arzadon and Laibert, among others.