“Way Down We Go” leads all songs with 49,000 Shazam tags, 10,000 downloads sold and 5.6 million U.S. streams in October, according to Nielsen Music.
The song was a hit on Billboard’s rock charts earlier this year. The single spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock airplay chart, one week atop the Rock Airplay chart, and reached No. 5 on the Hot Rock Songs chart in February.
Elsewhere on the Top TV Songs chart, five songs featured in Netflix’s Stranger Things debut on the chart, following the show’s second season release on Oct. 27. The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” leads the pack at No. 2, earning 29,000 Shazam tags, 5,000 downloads sold and 6.8 million U.S. streams in October.
Thanks to the show, the song debuted on the Hot Rock Songs chart at No. 6 (chart dated Nov. 18) and the Rock Streaming Songs chart at No. 25. The song spent eight weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983 (beginning on the chart dated July 9) and nine weeks atop the Mainstream Rock chart the same year. (The song debuts on Hot Rock Songs, as the chart didn't begin until 2009.)
After the first season of Stranger Things aired in July 2016, five songs from the series concurrently debuted on the following month’s Top TV Songs chart.
Among other Stranger Things songs to debut include Jim Croce’s “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim” at No. 4, Scorpions' "Rock You Like A Hurricane" at No. 5, Devo's "Whip It" at No. 7, and The Romantics’ “Talking in Your Sleep” at No. 10.
“You Don’t Mess Around With Jim” is the oldest song to debut on the October ranking, as the hit debuted on the July 1, 1972-dated Hot 100 and reached No. 8 two months later. The song was Croce’s first of four top 10 hits.
Here’s the full Top TV Songs chart for October:
Rank, Title, Artist, TV Show (Network)
1. “Way Down We Go,” Kaleo, Riverdale (The CW)
2. “Every Breath You Take,” The Police, Stranger Things (Netflix)
3. “Build It Better,” Aron Wright, The Good Doctor (ABC)
4. “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim,” Jim Croce, Stranger Things (Netflix)
5. “Rock You Like A Hurricane,” Scorpions, Stranger Things (Netflix)
6. “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall,” Walk Off the Earth, Outlander (Starz)
7. “Whip It,” Devo, Stranger Things (Netflix)
8. “In the Light,” Led Zeppelin, Mindhunter (Netflix)
9. “Silence,” Grace Carter, Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
10. “Talking in Your Sleep,” The Romantics, Stranger Things (Netflix)