U2 Earns First Dance Club Songs Leader Since 2001: 'To Be at No. 1 Is Huge'


‘One my favorite things is to hear how our songs get reinterpreted,’ The Edge says.

 U2 unleashes its fourth No. 1 and first in 17 years on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, as "Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way" rises 2-1 (on the list dated July 28). The track from 2017's Songs Experience, which bowed as the band's eighth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart dated Dec. 23, was remixed by Cheat Codes, Will Clarke, and Funk Hunters, among a host others.

U2's The Edge tells Billboard, "One my favorite things is to hear how our songs get reinterpreted by our club remix collaborators. It's an even bigger thrill to find out that so many people like the 'Love Is Bigger' remixes.

"To be at No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart is huge."

U2 had last led Dance Club Songs on Feb. 3, 2001, with "Beautiful Day." The track became U2's third total and consecutive No. 1,  following "Discotheque" (March 22 and 29, 1997) and "Lemon" (Dec. 11, 1993).

In June, "Love" became the Irish act's sixth Dance Club Songs top 10. U2 had last appeared on the chart in 2009, when "Magnificent" hit No. 2 that July. The Rock and Roll Hall Famers have totaled 12 Dance Club Songs entries, a run which began 37 years ago on the then-named Disco Top 100 with "I Will Follow" (No. 34, May 1981).

U2's other chart entries are: "New Year's Day" (No. 38, April 1983); "Desire" (No. 37, December 1988); "Mysterious Ways" (No. 42, February 1992); "Even Better Than the Real Thing" (No. 27, September 1992); "Elevation" (No. 32, August 2001); and "Vertigo" (No. 8, December 2004).