Dance music producer and DJ David Guetta is chasing down the late Michael Jackson's Thriller. The French Grammy-winner's track with Sia, "Titanium" (listen below), has charted on the Billboard Dance/Club list for 28 weeks, making it the longest-charting dance song in nearly three decades.

Thriller charted for 36 weeks in 1983, when the chart not only included singles but albums and/or song bundles. The longest-charting entry since the list started in 1976 is Kelly Marie's "Feels Like I'm In Love"/"Loving Just For Fun."

With tracks featuring Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Usher, Fergie, LMFAO and more, Guetta is at the forefront of European pop-house's takeover of American pop music, infecting many genres with club-ready electronic dance jams. If it's somewhat formulaic (songs generally include soaring vocals intercut with stabby synths and four-on-the-floor basslines that drop out before massive "breakdowns"), pop music fans don't seem to mind. Rihanna ("Where Have You Been"), Minaj ("Starships"), Justin Bieber (multiple tracks off Believe, out in stores Tuesday), Usher ("Scream," "Climax") and countless other pop/hip hop/R&B stars have flocked to the genre as it continues to dominate radio and club rotations.

Other European DJs and producers making similar waves include Guetta's mentee Afrojack (who produced Ne-Yo and Pitbull's "Give Me Everything), Martin Solveig (the French DJ behind much of Madonna's last album, MDNA) and Calvin Harris (who made not only the aforementioned "Where Have You Been" but Rihanna's other wildly popular song, "We Found Love").

Even if Guetta passes Thriller on this particular list, it remains to be seen if today's crop of dance music producers will attain the same level of respect afforded to Jackson and his producer, Quincy Jones. The press has only recently warmed to the genre, though it's becoming increasingly difficult to read any music magazine without a breathless take on "how EDM exploded."

Fans of EDM (a reductive term in and of itself) have long flocked to dance music festivals, which routinely bring in hundreds of thousands of revelers at a time (over 300,000 people attended Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas earlier this month).

For more of HuffPost's coverage of EDM, check out our big news page on the topic.

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  • David Guetta - Titanium ft. Sia

    Buy "Titanium" ft Sia on iTunes here: www.smarturl.it Buy David Guetta's hit album "Nothing But the Beat" feat the hit singles "Where Them Girls At" feat Flo Rida Nicki Minaj, "Without You" feat Usher and the new single "Turn Me On" feat Nicki Minaj: bit.ly Follow David: twitter.com www.facebook.com www.davidguetta.com Music video by David Guetta performing Titanium. (C) 2012 What a Music Ltd / EMI Music France, licence exclusive EMI Music France

  • Rihanna - We Found Love ft. Calvin Harris

    Buy on iTunes - idj.to

  • David Guetta - Without You ft. Usher

    Buy David Guetta's hit album "Nothing But the Beat" feat the hit singles "Where Them Girls At" feat Flo Rida Nicki Minaj, "Without You" feat Usher and the new single "Turn Me On" feat Nicki Minaj: bit.ly Music video by David Guetta performing Without You. (C) 2011 What A Music Ltd / EMI Music France, Licence exclusive EMI Music France

  • Rihanna - Where Have You Been

    Buy on iTunes: www.Smarturl.it Amazon: idj.to Music video by Rihanna performing Where Have You Been. ©: The Island Def Jam Music Group

  • Usher - Climax

    Music video by Usher performing Climax. (C) 2012 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  • Nicki Minaj - Starships

    ↓ For More New Music ↓ CantStopHipHop.com http | Twitter.com Nicki Minaj - Starships Nicki Minaj - Starships Nicki Minaj - Starships Nicki Minaj - Starships Nicki Minaj - Starships

  • Usher - Scream (Filmed at FUERZA BRUTA NYC SHOW)

    Buy Usher's new album Looking 4 Myself smarturl.it Primary Artist: Usher Song: Scream Filmed at FUERZA BRUTA NYC SHOW Director: BB Gun Record Label: RCA Records (C) 2012 RCA Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment fuerzabrutanyc.com

  • David Guetta - Sexy Chick (Featuring Akon)

    David Guetta - Sexy Chick (Featuring Akon) (P) 2009 Gum Prod, licence exclusive EMI Music France

  • David Guetta - Where Them Girls At ft. Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida

    Buy David Guetta's hit album "Nothing But the Beat" feat the hit singles "Where Them Girls At" feat Flo Rida Nicki Minaj, "Without You" feat Usher and the new single "Turn Me On" feat Nicki Minaj: bit.ly Global hit-maker superstar DJ David Guetta's hot new single "Where Them Girls At" ft. Flo-Rida Nicki Minaj. "Nothing But The Beat" - Guetta's highly anticipated album - out 29th August 2011. Music video by David Guetta performing Where Them Girls At. Director: Dave Meyers. (C) 2011 What a Music Ltd / EMI Music France, Licence exclusive EMI Music France

  • David Guetta - Turn Me On ft. Nicki Minaj

    Download the hit single "Turn Me On" on iTunes: goo.gl Music video by David Guetta performing Turn Me On featuring Nicki Minaj. (P) 2011 What A Music Ltd, Licence exclusive EMI Music France #VEVOCertified on June 8, 2012. www.youtube.com

  • David Guetta & Chris Willis ft Fergie & LMFAO - Gettin' Over You (Official videoclip)

    David Guetta & Chris Willis feat. Fergie & LMFAO Directed by Rich Lee 'One Love' - New album - OUT NOW (P) 2010 Gum Prod, licence exclusive EMI Music France www.davidguetta.com

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