‘Teen Titans Go!’ Anthem: the TV spot puts it in the rock charts

A group that does not actually exist is on several Billboard rock cards.

BER’s “The Night Begins to Shine” drops to No. 23 on the August 26 Hot Rock Songs chart as the chart’s Hot Shot Debut (for the week’s highest new entry), with about two-thirds of its ranking points attributed to digital song sales; the track debuted at number 7 on the Rock Digital Song Sales and Alternative Digital Song Sales charts with 7,000 downloads sold (up 76%) in the week ending August 10, according to Nielsen Music.

But don’t expect to find tour dates for BER near you anytime soon.

This is because the band is a fictional Cartoon Network entity. Teen Titans Go!, and the song was originally recorded for an episode of the TV show which aired August 28, 2014. It was produced for the show by Carl Burnett, Frank Enea and William Reagan (with their surnames forming the basis of the name of the group).

The legend of “Shine” has grown over the years, as it reappeared in a The Teen Titans Go! episode in October 2015 before his last appearance at the center of a four-part series that bears his name and premiered on August 4. The latest episode even included covers of the song by Fall Out Boy, Cee Lo Green and Puffy AmiYumi, with the first two acts also making (animated) cameos on the show as their versions performed.

It is however the original version which makes its debut in the charts, while an EP, Teen Titans Go!: Songs of the Night Begin to Shine, also bows, entering Soundtracks at No. 17 (3,000 equivalent album units). The EP includes a remix of the original “Shine”, two new songs by BER, and covers by Green and Puffy AmiYumi. (Although the Fall Out Boy version has yet to go on sale, a music video has been uploaded to Cartoon Network’s YouTube account.)