Photo: Justin Higuchi

Dua Lipa’s ‘Houdini’ Goes #1

The latest in a series of top charting singles, Dua Lipa’s ‘Houdini’ locks down the March 2, #1 spot on Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart.

Her fifth Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart topper, here’s the list of Lipa’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay #1’s:

  • “Houdini,” for one week (to date), March 2, 2024
  • “Cold Heart (Pnau Remix),” with Elton John, 14 weeks, beginning Oct. 30, 2021
  • “Don’t Start Now,” 16 weeks, beginning Dec. 28, 2019
  • “One Kiss,” with Calvin Harris, 10 weeks, beginning June 2, 2018
  • “New Rules,” four weeks, beginning Feb. 3, 2018

An ode to legendary illusionist Harry Houdini, “Houdini,” also became Dua’s second No. 1 on Billboard’s multi-metric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

Following his death in 1926, the famous magician/escape artist has been the subject of other chart hits, including Walter Brennan who spent a week at #100 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1962 with “Houdini”, Kon Kan hit #33 on Dance Singles Sales in 1989 with “Harry Houdini”; and Foster the People’s “Houdini” reached #37 on Alternative Airplay in 2012.

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: Justin Higuchi from Los Angeles, CA, USA