‘Teen Titans Go!’ Anthem ‘The Night Begins to Shine’ Debuts on Rock Charts
The song, originally released in 2014, enters Hot Rock Songs following its latest TV placement.
A band that doesn’t actually exist is on various Billboard rock charts.
B.E.R.’s “The Night Begins to Shine” bows at No. 23 on the Hot Rock Songs chart dated Aug. 26 as the ranking’s Hot Shot Debut (for the week’s highest new entry), with around two-thirds of its chart points attributed to digital song sales; the track debuts at No. 7 on the Rock Digital Song Sales and Alternative Digital Song Sales charts with 7,000 downloads sold (up 76 percent) in the week ending Aug. 10, according to Nielsen Music.
But don’t expect to find any upcoming tour dates for B.E.R. anywhere near you anytime soon.
That’s because the band is a fictional entity from Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans Go!, and the song was originally recorded for an episode of the TV show that aired Aug. 28, 2014. It was produced for the show by Carl Burnett, Frank Enea and William Reagan (with their last names forming the basis for the band’s name).
The legend of “Shine” has grown over the years, as it appeared again in a Teen Titans Go! episode in October 2015 before its most recent appearance central to a four-part series named for it that premiered Aug. 4. The latest episode even included covers of the song from Fall Out Boy, Cee Lo Green and Puffy AmiYumi, with the former two acts also making (animated) cameos in the series while their versions played.
It’s the original version, however, that debuts on the charts, while an EP, Teen Titans Go!: Songs From the Night Begins to Shine Special, also bows, entering Soundtracks at No. 17 (3,000 equivalent album units). The EP features a remix of the original “Shine,” two new B.E.R. songs and the Green and Puffy AmiYumi covers. (While Fall Out Boy’s version has not yet been released for purchase, a music video has been uploaded to Cartoon Network’s YouTube account.)