Kaleo’s ‘Way Down We Go’ Returns to THR’s Top TV Songs Chart Thanks to ‘Riverdale’
"Way Down We Go" previously led the Top TV Songs chart in December 2016 after its appearance in The Vampire Diaries, also on The CW, and dipped to No. 2 the following month after appearing on MTV's…
Kaleo’s “Way Down We Go” returns to No. 1 on the THR’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Tunefind and Shazam, for October, thanks to its appearance in the second season premiere of The CW’s Riverdale on Oct. 25.
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.
“Way Down We Go” previously led the Top TV Songs chart in December 2016 after its appearance in The Vampire Diaries, also on The CW, and dipped to No. 2 the following month after appearing on MTV’s Teen Wolf. The song becomes just the second track to lead the Top TV Songs chart for multiple months, following Lord Huron’s “The Night We Met,” which also ruled for two months in March and April.
“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)