The Pet Shop Boys fly away 5-1 BillboardDance/Electronic Digital Song Sales Chart (dated Feb. 27) featuring “Opportunities (Let’s Make Big Money)”. It’s the veteran British duo’s first frontman on the list, which began in 2010. The 1986 classic continues to be supported by an Allstate insurance ad featuring the song, which first aired on CBS during of the Super Bowl on February 7.
“Opportunities” sold 3,000 downloads, up 179%, in the tracking week ending Feb. 18, according to MRC Data. Additionally, Plus, 1986’s “West End Girls”, the act’s only Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, shot 23-9, marking the Pet Shop Boys’ second top 10 digital dance/electronic song sales ( 1,000 sold, up 83%). Both tracks are from the Boys’ debut album. Pleasewhich reached #7 on the Billboard 200 in June 1986.
Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe’s association also places “Opportunities” on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs multi-metric chart at No. 17. (The survey, which was created in 2013, allows, like the Hot 100, tracks more old ones with new activity to appear if the chart is in its top half.) With 202,000 US streams, up 52%, “Opportunities” earns the act its highest position yet on the chart. The Pet Shop Boys have released eight tracks on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, including top 25 hits “The Pop Kids” (#21, 2016) and “Dreamland,” featuring Years and Years (#21, 2020).
‘RASPUTIN’ RESURGE: Also on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Boney M. scores his first top 10 with the #10 finish of his 1978 track “Rasputin”, which was revived thanks to the #RasputinDanceChallenge on TikTok. “Rasputin” has racked up 2.6 million streams in the US, good for its No. 25 ranking on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs.
Boney M. collected three hits from Dance Club Songs at the time: “Daddy Cool” (No. 11, 1977), “Ma Baker” (No. 31, 1977) and “Kalimba De Luna” (No. 49, 1985).
GOOD NEWS: Further on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Imanbek and Goodboys claim Streaming Gainer honors with “Goodbye” (26-19), up 29% to 764,000 streams in the US. The track also jumps 13-7 on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, where it is the first top 10 for Imanbek and the third for Goodboys.
BIG BANG’: Speaking of Imanbek, he and Rita Ora debuted at #16 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums with snap. The first chart appearance for singer and producer, Bang begins with 2,000 equivalent album units earned.
One of the EP’s four tracks, “Big,” featuring David Guetta and featuring Gunna, bowed to No. 11 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, with 1.5 million domestic streams. The song is Guetta’s 50th all-time track, just behind Kygo’s 52. (It’s also the second week in a row Guetta has debuted a song at No. 11, following last week’s “Floating Through Space” featuring Sia.) “Big” sold 1,000 downloads, also good for a No. 18 start on Dance/Electronic digital song sales.
IT STILL ARRIVED IN THE TOP 10: On Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Robin Schulz marks his third top 10 with “All We Got”, featuring KIDDO, who cashes his first (11-8).
Silk City, the duo of Diplo and Mark Ronson, collect their second top 10 in the poll with “New Love”, featuring Ellie Goulding, who takes her ninth (19-9). In addition, Ariana Grande wins her 15th top 10 with “34 + 35” (14-10).