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'The Boys' Take Entire Top Five of September 2020's Top TV Songs Chart

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Aerosmith's "Dream On," from the Amazon show's Sept. 18 episode, leads the way.

Classic rock -- and The Boys -- take a bow on Billboard’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Tunefind, for September 2020, with the entire top five comprised of songs from the Amazon superhero series’ second season, all released before 1990.

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 of September 2020.

Aerosmith’s “Dream On,” featured in the fifth season of The Boys’ second season (Sept. 18), leads, garnering 10.9 million U.S. on-demand streams and 4,000 downloads in September 2020, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

It’s followed by a pair of Billy Joel songs (“We Didn’t Start the Fire”; No. 2, 7.3 million streams, 3,000 downloads, and “Pressure”; No. 4, 844,000 streams, 2,000 downloads), The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil” (No. 3, 5.2 million streams, 2,000 downloads) and Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer” (No. 5, 2.9 million streams, 2,000 downloads).

Billie Eilish’s “Listen Before I Go” is the first song on the chart not from The Boys (and recorded in the last few decades), coming in at No. 6 (7.6 million streams) after being heard in the third episode of the third season of Netflix’s Baby (Sept. 16).

See the full top 10, which also features entries from The 100, P-Valley and Power Book II, below.

Rank, Song, Artist, Show (Network)
1. "Dream On," Aerosmith, The Boys (Amazon)
2. "We Didn't Start the Fire," Billy Joel, The Boys (Amazon)
3. "Sympathy for the Devil," The Rolling Stones, The Boys (Amazon)
4. "Pressure," Billy Joel, The Boys (Amazon)
5. "Psycho Killer," Talking Heads, The Boys (Amazon)
6. "Listen Before I Go," Billie Eilish, Baby (Netflix)
7. "Bad," U2, The 100 (The CW)
8. "Mississippi Pride," J. Alphonse Nicholson, P-Valley (Starz)
9. "Dangerous (feat. Lil Bad Cuzzin)," Alan Scoop, P-Valley (Starz)
10. "Monster (feat. Avelino)," Jacob Banks, Power Book II: Ghost (Starz)