“HEAT WAVES” HITS #1 ON ALTERNATIVE CHART
Expanding the scope of their biggest hit to date once more, Glass Animals drops a new remix pack of “Heat Waves” today—listen to Heat Waves (Expansion Pack) HERE.
This time around, the band recruited UK dance music phenomenon Riton to reimagine, re-envision and recharge the single. He powers up “Heat Waves” with his signature four-on-the-floor house bounce, adding another dimension to the track as it amplifies frontman Dave Bayley’s fiery falsetto. Synths and bass lock into an unshakable groove as “Heat Waves” gets even hotter. The remix accompanies previously-released versions of the track by Oliver Heldens and Sonny Fodera, which EDM.com praised saying, “Both energetic house remixes elevate the original song’s success,” while Dancing Astronaut proclaims they were created for “dance floor primetime.”
This week, “Heat Waves” climbed to #1 on the Alternative Radio Chart, a first for the band in their career. The song is also #1 on Mediabase, #1 on Billboard Alternative Airplay Chart and #1 on Apple Music Alternative Genre Chart, and it continues to grow on the Top 40 Radio Chart and made its debut on Apple Music All Genres Chart.
Bayley was recently featured on Song Exploder to discuss the creation of “Heat Waves”—listen HERE. Glass Animals also unveiled a mesmerizing, live version of “Heat Waves” featuring Holly Humberstone for La Blogothèque—watch HERE.
“Heat Waves,” first released in June 2020 prior to Glass Animals’ critically acclaimed third album Dreamland, continues to climb up singles, streaming and radio charts around the world and shows no sign of stopping. It currently holds the #1 spot on Australia’s ARIA Official Singles Chart for the third consecutive week, as well as recently hit new peaks of #11 on Spotify’s US Top 50 Chart and #31 on Spotify’s Global Top 50 Chart. To date, the song has amassed over 300 million combined global streams (196M on Spotify / 77M on Spotify in the US alone) and hit a peak of 1.88 million daily streams on the platform. Glass Animals continues to rack up Spotify monthly listeners, currently at 16.2 million, making them the 217th most-listened to artist on the platform and surpassing the likes of Tame Impala, Gorillaz, The 1975 and The Strokes. This week, “Heat Waves” hit new peaks on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart (currently #57) and Billboard Global 200 Chart (currently #42), making the song the highest single chart peak success in the band’s history.
Be on the lookout for more surprises from Glass Animals in the near future.