Jess Glynne Holds at No. 1 on Billboard & Clio Music's Top Commercials Chart, Powered by Shazam
'Hold My Hand' leads for a second month. Plus, Europe's GEICO ad has spurred its first-ever Billboard No. 1.
Give another hand to Jess Glynne, who leads Billboard and Clio Music's Top Commercials chart, presented by Shazam, for the second month in a row with "Hold My Hand."
Using tagging data from Shazam, as well as sales and streaming information as tracked by Nielsen Music, Billboard partners with Clio Music each month to present a chart ranking the top songs in commercials. Rankings exclude any song that has recently charted within the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100.
"Hold My Hand" tops the chart for the month of September as its synch in Coca-Cola's "Family Gatherings" ad continues to introduce the track to new listeners. It was tagged on Shazam 114,000 times, up exactly double from last month's tally of 57,000. That goes along with 4.7 million domestic streams in September, plus 66,000 digital downloads sold (up from 4 million and 58,000 in August, respectively). Clearly, audiences are continuing to catch on to the British singer-songwriter's track, which follows her introductory turn as the featured vocalist on Clean Bandit's "Rather Be," which hit No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 a year ago.
Below Glynne on the Top Commercials chart, fellow Brit Lady Leshurr pops on at No. 2 with "Queen's Speech Ep. 4," which found its way into an ad for Samsung. The song received 79,000 tags, which also garnered it 9,000 downloads and 375,000 domestic streams. That's a marked improvement for the rapper and singer -- the song managed 4,000 in sales and 76,000 streams the previous month (its debut month; the song premiered Aug. 1).
Meanwhile, Europe's "The Final Countdown" is probably back in your head lately, and that's thanks in large part to its placement in a new GEICO commercial that features the band performing its career-defining hit (the newest in a series that also includes Salt-N-Pepa performing "Push It"). The song ranks at No. 4 for September with 11,000 Shazam tags, plus overall sales of 20,000 (a 233 percent spike from August) and 3.7 million streams.
The exposure has also helped propel the track to No. 1 on Billboard's Hard Rock Digital Songs chart for the last three weeks (dated Oct. 17, 24 and 31), making the melodic rock classic the band's first No. 1 on a Billboard chart in its entire history. "Countdown" reached No. 8 on the Hot 100 in 1987.