Lord Huron's 'The Night We Met' Leads THR's Top TV Songs Chart for March
The group becomes the first act to lead the chart for multiple months.
Indie rock group Lord Huron leads THR’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Tunefind and Shazam, for the second time, as “The Night We Met” debuts atop the chart after its appearance in Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why.
Rankings for the Top TV Songs chart are based on song and show data provided by Tunefind and ranked using a formula blending respective Shazam tags, as well as sales and streaming information tracked by Nielsen Music during the corresponding period.
The song debuts after appearing in the fifth episode of 13 Reasons’ first season, which was released on March 31. The group previously topped the list on the February 2016 chart with “Fool For Love” after its appearance in HBO’s Girls. Lord Huron is now the only act to top the Top TV Songs chart with two titles.
“The Night We Met” leads all songs with 67,000 Shazam tags, 10,000 downloads sold and 2 million streams in March, according to Nielsen Music. The show has helped the song become a hit on Billboard’s rock charts. The song debuted at No. 11 on the Hot Rock Songs chart (dated April 22) and it currently stands at No. 6 in its second week on the chart. The track also debuted at No. 5 on the Rock Digital Song Sales chart and climbed to No. 3 this week (chart dated April 29).
The song was featured on Lord Huron’s sophomore studio album Strange Trails, which debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the Top Rock Albums chart and No. 23 on the Billboard 200 in 2015 (charts dated April 25).
Elsewhere on the Top TV Songs chart, four songs from HBO’s new hit miniseries Big Little Lies debut in the top 10. Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” enters at No. 2, followed by Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” at No. 3, Alabama Shakes’ “This Feeling” at No. 4 and Martha Wainwright’s “Bloody Mother F**king A**hole” at No. 8.
“Harvest Moon,” which was featured on Young’s 1992 album of the same name, appeared in Big Little Lies’ third episode “Living The Dream” on March 5. The appearance on the show helped the track debut on the Rock Digital Song Sales chart dated March 25, nearly 25 years after the song’s release.
The track earns its spot on the strength of 58,000 Shazam tags, 19,000 downloads sold and 1.6 million streams in March, according to Nielsen Music.
Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” the second track from their classic 1977 album Rumours (which spent an incredible 31 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200) was also featured in Big Little Lies’ third episode. The song spent a week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1977, and thanks to its appearance in Lies, tallies 33,000 Shazam tags, 19,000 downloads sold and 6.5 million streams in March.
Big Little Lies has had a successful run on the Top TV Songs chart, despite only having seven episodes air. On last month’s February chart, two other songs from the show debuted: Leon Bridges’s “River” topped the list and Michael Kiwanuka’s “Cold Little Heart,” which is the show’s opening theme, entered at No. 5.
Here is the full Top TV Songs chart for March:
Rank, Title, Artist, TV Show (Network)
1. "The Night We Met,” Lord Huron, 13 Reasons Why (Netflix)
2. “Harvest Moon,” Neil Young, Big Little Lies (HBO)
3. “Dreams,” Fleetwood Mac, Big Little Lies (HBO)
4. “This Feeling,” Alabama Shakes, Big Little Lies (HBO)
5. “Mess Is Mine,” Vance Joy, 13 Reasons Why (Netflix)
6. “Weathered,” Jack Garratt, Girls (HBO)
7. “Hold On,” Chord Overstreet, The Vampire Diaries (The CW)
8. “Bloody Mother F**king A**hole,” Martha Wainwright, Big Little Lies (HBO)
9. “Where I Sleep,” Emeli Sande, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
10. “Runnin’ Home To You,” Grant Gustin, The Flash (The CW)