The song surges 11-1, tying the record for the biggest jump to No. 1 in the chart's 16-year history. Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris (November 2011), and Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" (February 2009) also flew 10 spots to the top.
"Stay" is Guetta's eighth leader and Raye's first. Guetta passes Madonna for the third-most No. 1s, after Harris and Rihanna, each with 12.
Remixed by Guetta and R3HAB, Nicky Romero and Ferreck Dawn, among others, "Stay" also pushes 7-4 on Dance Club Songs.
Here's a recap of Guetta's eight No. 1s on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart:
"The World Is Mine" (feat. JD Davis, 2007, two weeks at No. 1)
"Love Is Gone" (with Chris Willis, 2007)
"When Love Takes Over" (feat. Kelly Rowland, 2009, nine weeks)
"Sexy Chick" (feat. Akon, 2009, six weeks)
"Gettin' Over You" (Guetta & Chris Willis feat. Fergie & LMFAO, 2010, two weeks)
"Without You" (feat. Usher, 2011, two weeks)
"Turn Me On" (feat. Nicki Minaj, 2012, three weeks)
"Stay (Don't Go Away)" (feat. Raye, 2019)
Additionally on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Billie Eilish earns her first top 10 with "Bad Guy" (13-9). Plus, the team of DallasK, Nicky Romero and XL0 lurches 14-10 with "Sometimes." It's the second top 10 for DallasK, the third for Romero and the first for XL0.
On Top Dance/Electronic Albums, Marshmello jumps in at No. 4 with Joytime III. The set, released July 3, a day prior to the close of the tracking week, earned 7,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music. With 1,000 from traditional album sales, the set also debuts at No. 2 on Dance/Electronic Album Sales.
KLAAS and Londonbeat bounce 2-1 on Dance Club Songs with "I've Been Thinking About You." The remake of the latter act's 1991 Dance Club Songs and Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 was remixed by StoneBridge and Damien Hall, Anderson and Thacher and Boulevard East, among others. The track is KLAAS' first Dance Club Songs No. 1 and Londonbeat's third, after its original version and 1995's "Come Back."