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Future's 'Mask Off' Rules The Hollywood Reporter's Top TV Songs Chart Thanks to 'Rick and Morty'

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Future performs at The Maxim Big Game Experience at The Fairmont on Feb. 2, 2019 in Atlanta.

“Mask Off” appeared in the Cartoon Network show’s Dec. 8 episode.

Future isn’t just enjoying a growth spurt in streams thanks to new song “Life Is Good,” featuring Drake – the rapper also crowns The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Tunefind, for December 2019 with “Mask Off.”

Rankings for the Top TV Songs chart are based on song and show data provided by Tunefind and ranked using a formula blending that data with sales and streaming information tracked by Nielsen Music during the corresponding period.

“Mask Off” reigns after its inclusion in Cartoon Network’s Rick and Morty. The song appears in the fourth episode of the late-night cartoon’s fourth season, which premiered Dec. 8.

In December 2019, “Mask Off” was streamed 23.8 million times and earned 2,000 digital downloads, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Its consumption bump comes over two years after its initial run on the Billboard Hot 100, when it peaked at No. 5 (May 2017), Future’s top-charting track to date (though “Life Is Good” looks to be threatening that standing for the upcoming Jan. 25-dated Hot 100).

“Mask Off” leads Billie Eilish’s “ilomilo,” which comes in at No. 2. The When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Track racked up 1,000 downloads and 10.1 million streams in December 2019 after appearing in the fourth episode of the debut season of The L Word: Generation Q on Dec. 29.

Dermot Kennedy’s “Outnumbered,” a recent No. 5-peaking hit on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart, ranks at No. 3 from its spot in the 10th episode of Marvel’s Runaways’ third season (Dec. 3; 2,000 downloads, 5.1 million streams), while the highest-ranking song not released in the last three years, The Waterboys’ “Fisherman’s Blues” (No. 3 on the Alternative Songs airplay chart in January 1989), drops in at No. 4 (3,000 downloads, 211,000 streams) after a sync in Ray Donovan on Dec. 1.

See the full top 10 below.

Rank, Title, Artist, TV Show (Network)

1. "Mask Off," Future, Rick and Morty (Cartoon Network)
2. "ilomilo," Billie Eilish, The L Word: Generation Q (Showtime)
3. "Outnumbered," Dermot Kennedy, Marvel's Runaways (Hulu)
4. "Fisherman's Blues," The Waterboys, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
5. "Run Away with Me," Carly Rae Jepsen, Mr. Robot (USA)
6. "Half a Man," Dean Lewis, Legacies (The CW)
7. "Where's My Love," SYML, Virgin River (Netflix)
8. "Head Above Water," Olive James, Supergirl (The CW)
9. "Outro," M83, Mr. Robot (USA)
10. "I Won't Give Up," Chance Pena, Virgin River (Netflix)