'The Haunting of Hill House' Scores Top Two Spots on October 2018's Top TV Songs Chart

Rebecca Caridad
Gregory Alan Isakov

Gregory Alan Isakov and Patty Griffin’s songs from the Netflix series debut at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively.

The acclaim keeps coming for The Haunting of Hill House, Netflix’s latest entry into the supernatural and horror genres in time for Halloween, as the series lands the top two songs on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Tunefind, for October 2018.

Rankings for the Top TV Songs chart are based on song and show data provided by Tunefind and ranked using a formula blending that data with  sales and streaming information tracked by Nielsen Music during the corresponding period.

Hill House leads the list with Gregory Alan Isakov’s “If I Go, I’m Goin’,” which appears at the end of the show’s 10th episode (also its season one or series finale, depending on the show’s future). The song, originally featured on Isakov’s 2009 album This Empty Northern Hemisphere, starts atop the list with 3,000 downloads and 1.1 million streams in October, according to Nielsen Music, much of which was accrued following the episode’s Oct. 12 premiere along with the rest of the season.

Of particular note, the song’s two weeks of 1,000 digital downloads (the tracking weeks ending Oct. 25 and Nov. 1) were the first time the track had hit four digits of sales.

Isakov’s song is followed by Patty Griffin’s “Heavenly Day,” which ranks at No. 2 on Top TV Songs after appearing in Hill House’s fifth episode. The song racked up more sales than Isakov (6,000) in October but less streams (566,000).

“Day” was initially a minor Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart hit for Griffin, peaking at No. 17 on the list dated May 5, 2007.

Check out the full top 10 below, also featuring tracks from American Horror Story, Ballers, Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Big Mouth, Riverdale, A Million Little Things and NCIS.

Rank, Title, Artist, TV Show (Network)

1. “If I Go, I’m Goin’,” Gregory Alan Isakov, The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)
2. “Heavenly Day,” Patty Griffin, The Haunting of Hill House  (Netflix)
3. “Glory Box,” Portishead, American Horror Story: Apocalypse (FX)
4. “Pat Earrings” CASisDEAD, Ballers (HBO)
5. “Hi-Lo (Hollow),” Bishop Briggs, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
6. “Through the Fire (feat. Margot Todd),” Jake Etheridge, Criminal Minds (CBS)
7. “Oh My God,” Ida Maria, Big Mouth (Netflix)
8. “Walk Through the Fire (feat. BELLSAINT),” Klergy, Riverdale (The CW)
9. “Unexpected,” Duvid Swirsky & Gabriel Mann, A Million Little Things (ABC)
10. “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” Jonathan Clark, NCIS (CBS)


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