Dance/Electronic charts: Betty Who & William Control at No.1
Betty Who’s cover “I Love You Always Forever” is becoming increasingly popular all over the world. The original version of the song was released by Welsh singer Donna Lewis in 1996, and reached No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100 that year.
In an interview with Spin, Betty explained why she wanted to cover the track: “It’s one of those songs that you don’t know, and when you hear it you go, ‘Ah I know this song.’” she said, adding “I think those are the best ones to cover because it still feels fresh and it still feels new but there’s such a deep familiarity about it that you can’t get.”
“I Love You Always Forever” is Betty’s first single since 2014, when the Australian artist dropped her debut “Take Me When You Go”.
As Betty told Vogue, she doesn’t remember the first time she heard Donna Lewis’s hit: “All I know is, it was everywhere. It came out in ’96, so I was 5 and it was literally on every radio station, on the charts for like 12 weeks or something. And to me, listening to that song, I got a lovely warm feeling about recollections of my childhood.”
Now Betty Who darts 3-1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart (dated Nov.5) with her cover of Donna Lewis’ ’90s classic. The song is the third No. 1 in as many tries for the singer, who previously topped the chart with hits “Somebody Loves You” (March 2014) and “All of You” (February 2015).
As regards Top Dance/Electronic Albums, William Control scores its first No. 1 with “The Pale”. According to Nielsen Music, the singer sold more than 3,000 copies of the EP, and it’s definitely his best sales week ever.