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10/17/2017
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Blonde Redhead Leads THR's Top TV Songs Chart for September, Thanks to 'Rick and Morty'

Plus, six songs from ‘Insecure’ debut on the chart.

Blonde Redhead’s “For The Damaged Coda” leads THR’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Tunefind and Shazam, for September, thanks to its appearance in Cartoon Network’s Rick and Morty. The song is the first No. 1 and first chart appearance for a Cartoon Network show.

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.

The song debuts on the ranking after appearing in the seventh episode of Rick and Morty’s third season, “The Ricklantis Mixup,” on Oct. 9. The track leads all songs with 31,000 Shazam tags, 6,000 downloads sold and 6.2 million streams in September, according to Nielsen Music.

Blonde Redhead perform onstage during FYF Fest on July 23, 2017 in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, six songs from the second season of Insecure debut on the chart, with Frank Ocean’s solo recording of “Biking” leading the way at No. 2. The track, which was originally recorded with JAY-Z and Tyler, the Creator, appeared in Insecure’s eighth episode “Hella Perspective” on Oct. 9.

The song earns its debut on the strength of 27,000 Shazam tags, 4,000 downloads sold and 5.9 million U.S. streams in September. Ocean released the solo version of “Biking” as a non-album single on May 15.

Kier Lehman during the SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 13, 2012 in Austin, Texas.

Finally, Dean Lewis’ “Waves” debuts at No. 3, thanks to its appearance in HBO’s Suits on Sept. 13. The track helped Lewis earn his first-ever appearance on Billboard’s charts, as the song debuted at No. 47 on the Hot Rock Songs chart (dated Oct. 7).

The song tallied 30,000 Shazam tags, 6,000 downloads sold and 2.1 million U.S. streams in September.

Here’s the full Top TV Songs chart for September:

Rank, Title, Artist, TV Show (Network)
1. “For the Damaged Coda,” Blonde Redhead, Rick and Morty (Cartoon Network)
2. “Biking,” Frank Ocean, Insecure (HBO)
3. “Waves,” Dean Lewis, Suits (USA)
4. “Quicksand,” SZA, Insecure (HBO)
5. “One I Want,” Majid Jordan featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR, Ballers (HBO)
6. “Boredom,” Tyler, The Creator featuring Rex Orange County, Insecure (HBO)
7. “Make It,” Pyrex, Ballers (HBO)
8. “Frontline,” Kelela, Insecure (HBO)
9. “Blessed,” Daniel Caesar, Insecure (HBO)
10. “Big Fish,” Vince Staples, Insecure (HBO)