Disturbed Leads THR's Top TV Songs Chart for November, Thanks to 'The Blacklist'
Plus, Crosby, Stills & Nash enter the top five; Joywave debuts.
Disturbed’s “The Sound of Silence” leads THR’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Tunefind and Shazam, for November, thanks to its appearance in NBC’s The Blacklist on Nov. 15.
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 Sound of Silence” leads all songs with 60,000 Shazam tags, 41,000 downloads sold and 12.6 million U.S. streams in November, according to Nielsen Music.
The song was also a massive hit on Billboard’s rock charts after its release in December 2015. It spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart, two weeks atop the Rock Digital Song Sales chart and reached No. 3 on Hot Rock Songs. Further, the song reached No. 42 on the Hot 100.
Simon & Garfunkel’s original recording of the song spent two weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966, and another cover of the song by Peaches & Herb hit No. 100 in 1971.
Elsewhere on the Top TV Songs chart, yet another song featured in The Blacklist makes its debut. Crosby, Stills & Nash’s 1982 hit “Southern Cross” debuts at No. 3 after its appearance in the eighth episode of The Blacklist's fifth season. Thanks to the appearance in the show, the song logged 16,000 Shazam tags, 6,000 downloads sold and 1.2 million U.S. streams in the month.
“Southern Cross” reached No. 18 on the Hot 100 in 1982 and No. 39 on the Mainstream Rock chart.
The Blacklist last appeared on the Top TV Songs chart in February 2016, when two songs from the series entered the chart.
Indie rock group Joywave also debuts on the ranking at No. 10 with “It’s A Trip!” thanks to its appearance in Riverdale. The song was the second single from their new album Content, which the group released through Hollywood Records in July.
The song earned 11,000 Shazam tags, 2,000 downloads sold and 1 million U.S. streams in November.
Here’s the full Top TV Songs chart for November:
Rank, Title, Artist, TV Show (Network)
1. “The Sound of Silence,” Disturbed, The Blacklist (NBC)
2. “One,” Metallica, Marvel’s The Punisher (Netflix)
3. “Southern Cross,” Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Blacklist (NBC)
4. “Wish It Was True” The White Buffalo, Marvel’s The Punisher (Netflix)
5. “Tilted,” Christine and the Queens, Better Things (FX)
6. “Ends of the Earth,” Lord Huron, Longmire (Netflix/A&E)
7. “Roost,” Big Black Delta, Vice Principals (HBO)
8. “Sons and Daughters,” Allman Brown & Liz Lawrence, The Good Doctor (ABC)
9. “High Enough,” K.Flay, Riverdale (The CW)
10. “It’s a Trip!,” Joywave, Riverdale (The CW)