For the first time in three months, a new song graces the No. 1 spot of Billboard & Clio’s Top TV Commercials chart, powered by Shazam.
Anderson .Paak’s “Am I Wrong?” featuring ScHoolboy Q, a hip-hop track combining R&B and neo-soul, leads the November chart after its appearance in Google’s “Joy Ride by You, Phone by Google” ad. The song overtakes Fitz and the Tantrums’ “HandClap,” which held the No. 1 spot for three consecutive months (five overall this year).
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.
“Am I Wrong?” debuts at No. 1 on the strength of 52,000 Shazam tags, nearly 7,000 downloads sold and 1.5 million U.S. streams tallied during the month of November.
The feel-good track was featured on .Paak’s sophomore studio album Malibu, which Billboard voted as its No. 10 best album of 2016. Billboard also voted “Am I Wrong?” as the 67th best pop song of 2016. The song also hit No. 5 on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart in April.
British music producer Alex Da Kid climbs 10 spots on the Top TV Commercials chart as “Not Easy” featuring X Ambassadors, Elle King and Wiz Khalifa vaults to No. 4. Thanks to its appearance in IBM’s “IBM Watson” ad, the commercial earned 34,000 monthly Shazam tags in November, 9,500 downloads sold and 1.4 million streams that month.
Elsewhere, Cuban jazz trumpeter and composer Arturo Sandoval’s “La Virgen De La Macarena” debuts at No. 7 on Top TV Commercials after its appearance in Apple’s “Dive” commercial. The song earns its placement with 35,000 Shazam tags in November, 6,000 downloads sold and 83,000 streams.
Over Sandoval’s five-decade career, the musician has won 10 Grammy Awards and six Billboard Music Awards and was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013, but this is his first appearance on the Top TV Commercials chart. The commercial helped the song climb to No. 2 on the Jazz Digital Song Sales chart and No. 3 on the Latin Digital Song Sales chart.
“La Virgen De La Macarena” had its biggest week in the frame ending Nov. 24 when the song sold 2,200 downloads, a 96 percent increase from the week prior, and was streamed 23,000 times, an 84 percent increase from the week before.