Nelly's 'Hot in Herre' Leads Debuts on Billboard & Clio's Top Commercials Chart

Nelly in the video for "Hot in Herre."
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Nelly in the video for "Hot in Herre." 

The rapper's 2002 summer classic debuts at No. 6 after its appearance in ads for Bud Light's Lime-a-ritas.

Fitz & the Tantrums continue to lead Billboard & Clio's Top Commercials chart, powered by Shazam, with "HandClap," but it's Nelly who makes the biggest new splash, debuting at No. 6 with one of his signature hits, "Hot in Herre."

Using tagging data from Shazam, as well as sales and streaming information 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.

"Herre" debuts on Top Commercials following the ramping up of recent ads for Bud Light's Lime-a-Rita line. The song, a seven-week No. 1 on the Hot 100 in summer 2002, snagged 8,000 Shazam tags in June, to go along with 16,000 downloads sold and 3.2 million U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music. More specifically, the track received a big boost in the tracking week ending June 16, when it rose to 5,000 downloads sold from its previous-week count of 2,000, a 176 percent bump.

Also, Sharon Van Etten ranks at No. 8 on Top Commercials with "Every Time the Sun Comes Up." The tune, featured on the singer-songwriter's 2014 record Are We There, appears in a new ad for Volvo that premiered June 5 for the automaker's 2016 XC90 line. The song received a grand total of 23,000 Shazam tags, 4,000 downloads sold and 209,000 domestic streams in June, highlighted by its growth in the tracking week ending June 16 (up 179 percent week-over-week to 2,000 downloads sold).

Meanwhile, Fitz & the Tantrums' "HandClap" holds down the No. 1 spot on Top Commercials for a second straight month, as FIAT's ad campaign featuring the song continues to air. In June, the track received 73,000 Shazam tags, sold 46,000 downloads and drew 4 million U.S. streams.

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