The Chainsmokers Hold Down the Top Spot for Dance Music

The Chainsmokers have a very close relationship with their fans, as do most musical acts of today. Social media has made it easy for artists to communicate with their fans, resulting in a bond that isn’t possible through music alone.

Chainsmoker fans have reciprocate the sentiment by making the group a commercial success. Fans made The Chainsmokers debut album break records: The Chainsmoker’s Memories…Do Not Open became the third-longest reigning dance album on the billboard charts. As of May 2018, the album held the No. 1 spot on the dance charts for its thirty-fourth week.

Actually, the Chainsmokers’ debut album is tied with Demon Days by the Gorillaz. It is hard to say how long, when it is all said and done, that The Chainsmokers will remain on the billboard charts. In fact, the Gorillaz album has been on the charts for over 13 years. However, Demon Days hasn’t been at the No. 1 spot in a very long time.

Even before their debut album, The Chainsmokers were taking the music industry by storm. With singles like “#Selfie,” “Paris,” and “Don’t Let Me Down” they were dominating the airwaves before they even had an album released.

Over the last year, for the most part, The Chainsmokers have stayed No 1 on the dance charts, but they did fall back a position or two, making room for new dance albums upon release. Albums from Above & Beyond, William Control, Kygo, and Odesza all temporarily knocked The Chainsmokers’ debut album off the top of the charts. However, Memories…Do Not Open always bounced back.

About The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers are made up of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Prior to joining forces, Pall was working around New York as a DJ; Taggart was interning at Interscope Records. Through mutual friends and acquiescence the duo were introduced to each other. After his previous partner left The Chainsmokers, Alex Pall needed a new partner, and he found a perfect match with Andrew Taggart.

Alex Pall’s New Direction with The Chainsmokers

The music world has transformed a great deal in recent years, with the rise of synth music put together by talented DJ stars who create epic sound pictures with their tech ability. While in years past top singles were all built around singing stars, the big city club scene has changed the way music is created and listened to, with synth sound pictures being the really “in” sound. And yet, there’s no question that the more things change, the more they circle round back to the styles people have always loved, as the new work by The Chainsmokers proves.

The Chainmokers and “Closer”

The Chainsmokers is a top synth band headed by the duo of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The two became a duo when Taggart joined Pall after his original bandmate left. Taggart had been getting increasingly involved in the music scene in New York. As the two began to work together, they sought inspiration from the scene and the feel of the music. Eventually, however, they has an “ah ha” moment, realizing they could put more of their own personality and feelings into the music, and break out from some of the coldness inherent in the electronica music style.

Working With Halsey

The new single, “Closer,” features singer Halsey. Both Taggart and Pall are big fans of the singer and her vocals. In creating the song, they decided to write from their own “middle class white guy” experience, and just own it with confidence. Pall sings on the recording, which is a bit of a breakthrough for a synth DJ. The song comes across with real feeling to go with its synth vibe, and the song is connecting with audiences in a big way.

The Chainsmokers are building on their club success and breaking through with this new direction. Their upcoming tour dates are selling out months in advance, so there’s no question that this duo is making major waves in the music scene, and leading the way to a whole new vibe.