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Alan Walker, Sabrina Carpenter & Farruko Debut in Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart’s Top 10

Plus, moves for Steve Aoki, MONSTA X, DJs From Mars, ARTY, Sam Smith & Normani.

Alan Walker, Sabrina Carpenter and Farruko debut at No. 10 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated April 6) with "On My Way." The collab earned 2.7 million U.S. streams and sold 1,000 downloads in the tracking week ending March 28, according to Nielsen Music.

The track is Norwegian DJ Walker's third top 10 on the chart and the first each for Carpenter and Farruko. Walker's other top 10s: "Faded" (No. 7, July 2016) and "Darkside" (featuring Au/Ra and Tomine Harket; No. 9, December 2018).

Further on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Steve Aoki and South Korean boy band MONSTA X start at No. 23 with "Play It Cool." It's Aoki's second K-pop collab, after "Waste It on Me," featuring BTS, hit No. 6 last November. "Play" begins with 1.1 million domestic streams and 1,000 sold.

DJs From Mars (the Italian DJ duo of Luca Emanuele Ventafridda and Massimiliano Garino) rocket to No. 1 on Dance Club Songs with "Gam Gam" (2-1). It's the act's first No. 1 and second appearance, following "Somewhere Above the Clouds" (No. 15, September). "Gam," originally a Jewish children's melody written by Elie Botbol in honor of Holocaust victims, was remixed by Federico Scavo, HK and MARAUD3R, among others.

The act tells Billboard, "We always loved this song and we know that, besides the great melody, it had a deeper meaning. As Italians, we had a story of pain and disaster for the sad facts which occurred in our country in the middle of the last century. So, when we knew that this was the song that Jews were singing to keep them strong against the violence they were going through, we were happy to work on a remake."

DJs From Mars continue, "Some will say it's just a song, but others will go deeper and discover the story behind this song. It's important to keep memory alive to avoid history repeating, so for us this is more than a dance track, and we hope everyone can feel that while listening to it."

On Dance/Mix Show Airplay, two tracks crack the top 10 for the first time: ARTY ascends 12-8 with "Save Me Tonight," his third top 10, while Sam Smith and Normani rise 11-9 with "Dancing With a Stranger," Smith's fifth top 10 and Normani's second.

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