Marian Hill's 'Down' Debuts at No. 1 on Top TV Commercials Chart for January
Covers of Kanye West and Guns N’ Roses also debut on the chart.
For the third straight month, a new song hits No. 1 on Billboard & Clio’s Top TV Commercials chart, powered by Shazam, as Marian Hill’s “Down” debuts atop the chart.
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.
The song’s lofty debut comes after its appearance in Apple’s iPhone 7 commercial, “Stroll.” The song bumps The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” down to No. 2 on the tally. The song debuted on the Top TV Commercials chart in December after it appeared in Beats By Dre’s “Be Heard” commercial.
“Down” -- which currently stands at No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 37 on the Rock Airplay charts (dated March 25) and reached No. 31 on Alternative Songs -- leads all songs with 494,000 Shazam tags, 93,000 downloads sold and 8.5 million U.S. streams tallied during the month of January, according to Nielsen Music.
The track has helped Marian Hill, a duo from Philadelphia consisting of Jeremy Lloyd and Samantha Gongol, emerge into the mainstream. “Down” is featured on their first studio album Act One and was their first song to hit the Hot 100.
Kanye West also opens on the Top TV Commercials chart as a cover of “All of the Lights” featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi opens at No. 7. Thanks to its appearance in Gatorade Bars’ “All of the Lights” commercial, in which Serena Williams and other athletes sing the tune, the ad earned 7,000 monthly Shazam tags, 9,000 downloads sold and 5.5 million U.S. streams in January.
The track, which was featured on West’s fifth studio album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, reached No. 18 on the Hot 100 and No. 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts in 2011. The album spent a week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and two weeks on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in 2010.
Elsewhere, another song cover makes its debut. Guns N’ Roses’ classic 1988 hit “Sweet Child o’ Mine” debuts at No. 8 after a piano version of the song appeared in Bud Light’s “Between Friends” commercial. The song earns its debut after logging 1,000 Shazam tags, 10,000 downloads sold and 6.5 million U.S. streams in the month, according to Nielsen Music.
The song originally spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in 1988 and reached No. 7 on the Mainstream Rock chart the same year.