Plus, Lewis Capaldi and Talking Heads debut.
The Flamingos’ “I Only Have Eyes For You” leads THR’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Tunefind and Shazam, for December, thanks to its appearance in Netflix’s The Crown.
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.
“I Only Have Eyes For You,” the doo-wop classic originally released by The Flamingos in 1959, leads all charting songs with 27,000 Shazam tags, 5,000 downloads sold and 964,000 U.S. streams in December, according to Nielsen Music.
The track was released when the Billboard Hot 100 was less than a year old, but it reached No. 11 on the chart dated July 6, 1959 and No. 3 on the Hot R&B Sides chart (now called the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart).
Elsewhere on the Top TV Songs chart, 21-year-old singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi debuts at No. 3 with “Bruises,” thanks to its appearance in The CW’s Riverdale. Thanks to the show, the song earned 7,000 Shazam tags, 3,000 downloads sold and 2.7 million U.S. streams in December.
The TV appearance also helped Capaldi to his Billboard chart debut, as the track entered the Hot Rock Songs chart at No. 47 on the chart dated Dec. 30.
Finally, new wave pioneers Talking Heads debut on the chart with their 1983 hit “This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody),” after its appearance in ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The song originally peaked at No. 62 on the Hot 100, and tallied 16,000 Shazam tags, 2,000 downloads sold and 1.5 million U.S. streams in the month.
Here’s the full Top TV Songs chart for December:
Rank, Title, Artist, TV Show (Network)
1. “I Only Have Eyes For You,” The Flamingos, The Crown (Netflix)
2. “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record),” Dead or Alive, Dark (Netflix)
3. “Bruises,” Lewis Capaldi, Riverdale (The CW)
4. “This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody),” Talking Heads, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)
5. “Goodbye (with Soap & Skin),” Apparat, Dark (Netflix)
6. “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand),” Irma Thomas, Black Mirror (Netflix)
7. “Familiar,” Agnes Obel, Dark (Netflix)
8. “In The Shadows,” Amy Stroup, Lucifer (FOX)
9. “Letters From The Sky,” Civil Twilight, Shameless (Showtime)
10. “Criminal,” Fiona Apple, Mr. Robot (USA)