Robin Thicke, Avicii, Lorde Top Shazam's Most Tagged Songs of 2013
Music tagging service Shazam has released its 2013 year in review, revealing the top "Shazamed" songs and artists.
Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” tops Shazam's worldwide and U.S. tally. The song was "tagged" (identified sonically) 17.8 million times worldwide, and 5.6 million times in the United States.
Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” follows with 14.7 million tags globally and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” takes third place with 13.6 million tags. The hip-hop duo’s “Can’t Hold Us” also nabs fourth place on the worldwide list and its “Same Love” claims tenth place on the U.S. list, making the pair a huge winner in 2013.
Lorde’s “Royals” takes the domestic second with 5.1 million tags while Pink’s “Just Give Me a Reason” follows in third with 4.4 million.
Shazam also tallied synchs used on popular TV shows. Bad Finger’s “Baby Blue,” which was featured prominently in the Breaking Bad finale, was Shazamed more than 43,000 times. Additionally, Icona Pop’s “I Love It,” which was featured on Girls, went on to be tagged an impressive two million times domestically.
Shazam's year-end report also makes predictions for 2014. The service lists a slew of artists to watch including hip-hop and rap acts Action Bronson, August Alsina, Kid Ink and Rich Homie Quan; female vocalists Banks and Jhené Aiko; singer-songwriters Sam Smith and Vance Joy; one Dutch DJ, Martin Garrix; and one Pretty Little Liars star-turned-country bumpkin, Lucy Hale.
- This article originally appeared in THR.com.