Mark Morrison's 'Return of the Mack' Crowns THR's Top TV Songs for November, Powered by Shazam
It’s the return of the English R&B singer, whose song was featured in the Netflix series "Master of None."
Netflix's Master of None was not only a critical success for the serial streaming world following its Nov. 6 release, its soundtrack -- equally well-received -- was among some of the most-tagged songs on Shazam throughout the month, most of all Mark Morrison's "Return of the Mack.”
Ranking for the Top TV Songs chart is based on cumulative monthly Shazam tags, as well as sales and streaming information tracked by Nielsen Music during that same period.
"Mack," Morrison's 1997 U.S. hit that peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, leads the list with 68,000 Shazam tags in November. The English R&B singer's signature song garnered 16,000 digital downloads during the tracking period as a result, up significantly from 6,000 total in October, with a single-week peak of 5,000 sold in the week ending Nov. 19, according to Nielsen Music. The song was featured in the Aziz Ansari-starring Master of None’s third episode.
Master of None drops two additional songs onto the chart for November, beginning with New Edition's 1984 single "Cool It Now," a No. 4 Billboard Hot 100 hit, at No. 7. The song, featured in the series’ premiere episode, received 15,000 tags to go with 2,000 digital downloads and 587,000 streams. Beach House’s own “Master of None,” off the dream pop band’s 2006 self-titled debut, also featured on the show in its third episode and reaches No. 9 thanks to 19,000 Shazam tags, 200,000 streams and just under 1,000 downloads.
See the top 10 TV songs list below, including songs from NBC’s The Blacklist, HBO’s The Leftovers and AMC’s Into the Badlands, plus FX’s Fargo and American Horror Story:
1. "Return of the Mack," Mark Morrison, Master of None (Netflix)
2. "Blame It On Me," George Ezra, The Blacklist (NBC)
3. "Laughing With," Regina Spektor, The Leftovers (HBO)
4. "Lead Me Home," Jamie N Commons, Into the Badlands (AMC)
5. "The Promise," Sturgill Simpson, The Leftovers (HBO)
6. "Let Your Love Flow," The Bellamy Brothers, The Leftovers (HBO)
7. "Cool It Now," New Edition, Master of None (Netflix)8. "Locomotive Breath," Jethro Tull, Fargo (FX)
9. "Master of None," Beach House, Master of None (Netflix)10. "Bette Davis Eyes," Kim Carnes, American Horror Story: Hotel