According to Billboard, Lana Del Rey‘s “Summertime Sadness” has climbed from #37 to #23 this past week on the Billboard Hot 100 and the version of this song featuring Cedric Gervais topped the Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart and entered the Dance/Electronic Songs at number 5. Initially categorized as a rock song (and excluded from Dance/Electronic Songs) based on the track’s original recording, a Cedric Gervais dance remix has become far and away the more popular version, leading the way at top 40 radio and becoming the dominant selling download. The uptempo “Sadness” shuffles 25-22 on Pop Songs and all its remixes account for 66% of the track’s 82,000 total units. This hit also scored the Top 5 Single in the UK and jumped from #32 to #4 on the Official Singles Chart. Lana Del Rey is now just one spot away from her all-time peak with “Young & Beautiful” earlier this year.
“Summertime Sadness” was released on US radio on July 2. Order it now on iTunes:
Single – Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) Single – Summertime Sadness Single – Summertime Sadness (Nick Warren Remixes)