Yoko Ono, Once Again, Reaches The Coveted #1 Spot On Billboard’s Dance Club Play Singles Chart With Her Latest Summer Anthem "Talking to the Universe"
Featuring Scorching Reworks by Ralphi Rosario, Dave Aude, Juan Maclean, Eddie Amador, Chris Cox, Yiannis, Richard Morel, Harlum, Chris the Greek and Tony Marinos
YOKO ONO continues her domination as club land’s most unique “dancefloor diva” as she, once again, claims the coveted #1 spot on the BILLBOARD HOT DANCE CLUB PLAY CHART with her fiery summer anthem "TALKING TO THE UNIVERSE" (Issue Date: 09/17/2011). Beating out contemporary pop and electronic music titans like RIHANNA, BRITNEY SPEARS, DEPECHE MODE and DAVID GUETTA, ONO successfully scores her SEVENTH consecutive #1 dance single (and NINTH overall) following “MOVE ON FAST”, “WOULDNIT’ (I’M A STAR)”, “GIVE ME SOMETHING”, “I’M NOT GETTING ENOUGH”, “GIVE PEACE A CHANCE”, “NO NO NO”, “EVERYMAN / EVERYWOMAN” and the definitive “WALKING ON THIN ICE”.
Taken from the 1995 YOKO ONO / IMA collaborative album RISING, the lean, funk-fueled rocker finds ONO tuning in to the universe as our celestial medium and ambassador to the cosmos, urging listeners to purge all the preconceived notions, pretenses and fears that confine us, in order to bask in a freer state of being. It’s an inspiring message of self actualization and empowerment that have become hallmark themes throughout her vast career. As such, it’s especially relevant given the backdrop of current events.
Since bursting onto BILLBOARD’S HOT DANCE CLUB PLAY SINGLES CHART as the Hot Shot Debut at #36* (with a bullet) (Issue date: 07/16/2011), "TALKING TO THE UNIVERSE" proved to be a fiery contender and one of the avant-garde pioneer’s most feverish and dynamic reinventions. Throughout its ten weeks on the chart, the single quickly gained momentum claiming the #25 spot (with a bullet) as that week’s Power Pick (Issue date: 07/23/2011) before leaping into the Top 20 at #17* (with a bullet) (Issue date: 07/30/2011). It later soared into the Top 10 at #7* (with a bullet) (Issue date: 08/20/2011) spending the final three weeks in the Top 5 before ascending to the #1 spot. It’s an incredibly impressive feat for an artist who has spent her life on the cutting edge of music, art and pop culture.
ONO has long been credited with igniting the punk-rock fire years before its official explosion and her work continues to be relevant and generation-inspiring decades later. Meticulously reinventing her material for 21st-century dancefloors has given the vanguard artist a greater platform and visibility of which many contemporaries and present-day contenders can be envious.
“TALKING TO THE UNIVERSE” is available as three separate digital green releases (no materials used or abused) on MIND TRAIN / TWISTED Records issued July 5th, August 2nd and September 6th, respectively, on iTunes.