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Sofi Tukker's 'Batshit' Rules Top TV Commercials Chart for April 2018

Sofi Tukker
Toma Kostygina

Sofi Tukker

Plus, Dua Lipa & Bonnie Tyler make moves.

New York-based dance duo Sofi Tukker’s “Batshit” tops Billboard & Clio’s Top TV Commercials chart, powered by Shazam, for April, thanks to the song’s appearance in Apple iPhone 8’s “Red” commercial.

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 or top 10 on a genre chart.

Sofi Tukker, which is made up of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern, previously ruled the Top TV Commercials chart for November 2017, with “Best Friend, featuring NERVO, The Knocks and Alisa Ueno. “Batshit” leads all songs in April with 256,000 Shazam tags, 20,000 downloads sol and 2.3 million U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music. 

“Batshit,” which was released on April 3, hasn’t yet appeared on Billboard’s dance charts, though the music video has reached over 4 million global views since its release on April 10.

Elsewhere on the Top TV Commercials chart, Dua Lipa’s “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” opens at No. 5, thanks to its appearance in Revlon’s “Anthem” ad.

The track, which reached No. 72 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 2016, earns its placement on the strength of 10,000 Shazam tags, 6,000 downloads sold and 4.6 million U.S. streams in April.

Lipa currently has three songs on the Hot 100: “New Rules” stands at No. 35 (after previously hitting No. 6), “One Kiss” with Calvin Harris is at No. 61 and “IDGAF” is at No. 69.

Finally, Bonnie Tyler’s 1984 hit “Holding Out for a Hero” debuts at No. 11 on Top TV Commercials after its appearance in Arby’s’ “I Need A Gyro” commercial.

The track, which peaked at No. 34 on the Hot 100 in April 1984, tallied 4,000 Shazam tags, 4,000 downloads sold and 3.3 million U.S. streams in April. 

The song was Tyler’s fourth of six total Hot 100 hits and her last song to reach the top 40. She previously reached the marker with “It’s a Heartache” (No. 3 in 1978) and “Total Eclipse of the Heart” (No. 1 in 1983).