Shazam’s most searched songs of 2018 revealed. Shazam’s year end lists are revealed, with Clean Bandit topping the charts, but what is really interesting about Shazam, is that although users are searching to reveal a songs true identity, it also shows what is really popular among listeners.
Shazam’s software allows users of smart phones to find out which song it is playing on the radio, just by holding their smart phone up to a speaker.
For years the age old question has always been, “who sings this song?”, “what’s this song called?”, and we had no way of knowing the answer. Shazam is the answer to those prayers, and knows through its analysing technology the answer to those questions.
In 2018, Shazam revealed that the most searched for song of 2018 was Clean Bandit’s “Solo” featuring Demi Lovato. It was revealed to have been tagged 9.1 million times.
The second most popularly searched for song, was X by Nicky Jam and J Balvin, with Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa’s “One Kiss’ coming in at third place.
The company was bought by the giant Apple last year, for a reported $400m (£316m). Shazam had over 120 million users, and was one of the only music technology companies to be making a profit.
Apple has used its purchase of Shazam to get users over to their streaming service.
Ed Sheehan also proved popular in 2018 with his track “Perfect” coming in at the fifth most Shazamed song, and the number one song in Shazam’s global charts this year. “Perfect” had been at the top of the bill for nine weeks, as well as being the most shared song worldwide. Sheehan is the only artist to have claimed pop’s most Shazamed song of 2017 hit the number one spot in the same genre twice.
Shazam revealed that “Friends” by Marshmallow and Anne-Marie was 2018’s most Shazamed track in a day worldwide, on April 9th. Drake was named as the most Shazamed artist of the year, J Balvin was the second most popularly searched artist.
Top 10 Most Shazamed Songs
- “Solo”, Clean Bandit Feat. Demi Lovato
- “X”, Nicky Jam & J Balvin
- “One Kiss”, Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
- “In My Mind”, Dynoro & Gigi D’agostina
- “Perfect”, Ed Sheehan
- “Leave a Light On”, Tom Walker
- “Girls Like You”, Maroon 5 Feat. Cardi B
- “Friends”, Marshmallow & Anne-Marie
- “Flames”, David Guetta & Sia
- “I Like It”, Cardi B & Bad Bunny & J Balvin
Most Shazamed Songs by Genre
Country: “You Make It Easy”, Jason Aldean
Pop: “Perfect”, Ed Sheehan
Dance: “Solo”, Clean Bandit Feat. Demi Lovato
Hip-Hop: “I Like It”, Cardi B & Bad Bunny & J Balvin
Rock/Alt: “Feel It Still”, Portugal. The Man
K-Pop: “FAKE LOVE”, BTS
Latino: “X”, Nicky Jam & J Balvin
R&B: “Love Lies”, Khalid & Normani