Legendary electronic producer, Avicii, has achieved his first posthumous No. 1 track on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart. The song, ‘SOS’, featuring Aloe Blacc, entered into the chart this past week, after being popular on mainstream radio stations for many weeks. Along with ‘SOS’, Avicii has held six No. 1 tracks on the Dance Club Songs chart in the past. These tracks include:
‘Collide’ featuring Leona Lewis
‘I Could Be The One’ featuring Nicky Romero
‘Wake Me Up!’ featuring Aloe Blacc
‘Addicted to You’
‘SOS’ was released in April of this year, being the first single delivered by Avicii’s team after his passing. Along with topping the Dance Club Songs chart, ‘SOS‘ also reached No. 1 status on Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay and made its way into the top 10 on the Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs and Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. While Avicii has collaborated with Aloe Blacc numerous times in the past, ‘SOS’ felt more emotional to Aloe Blacc.
“I got the lyrics from the record label and I look at them and I thought, ‘How am I getting this S.O.S as a song after Tim’s gone,” Blacc stated to Good Morning America. “It felt like… all of us really wanted to have his message way before, so that we could have been there to support him.”
Nonetheless, Avicii’s first posthumous album, Tim, currently sits atop Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums for the third straight week. Popular electronic music producers have honored Avicii by playing many of his tracks in their live sets, as well as remixing his newly released tracks. Most notably, producers Laidback Luke and Tiësto recently released remixes of the tracks ‘SOS’ and ‘Tough Love‘. Avicii’s music and legacy will continue to shine through the light of the public eye and he will always be recognized as one of the most revolutionary electronic producers of all time.
You can now listen to ‘SOS’ below and let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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