Clean Bandit & Demi Lovato's 'Solo' Was 2018's Most-Shazamed Song, Plus More Year-End Insights
More people Shazamed Clean Bandit and Demi Lovato's "Solo" than any other song this year, according to year-end data from the music-identifying company. Nicky Jam and J Balvin's "X" and Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa's "One Kiss" followed in the second and third rankings, respectively.
It was a big year for Ed Sheeran as well, whose "Perfect" was the fifth most-Shazamed song and the longest running No.1 song in Shazam's global charts this year, topping the tally for nine weeks. It was also the most-shared song worldwide after being Shazamed and was pop's most-Shazamed song. Sheeran is also the only artist from 2017 to hit the No. 1 spot in the same genre twice.
Artist discovery on the platform was up 13.2 percent this year from last, with more than 2 million artists Shazamed in 2018.
Other accolades belong to "Friends" by Marshmello and Anne-Marie, which was the year's most-Shazamed track in a day worldwide on April 8. On that same ranking, it was also the second and third most-Shazamed song in a given day and overall the eighth most-Shazamed song in the year.
Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa's "One Kiss" was the most added track to a playlist worldwide after being Shazamed, while Drake was the most-Shazamed artist of the year. J Balvin was the second most Shazamed artist of the year, landing on the top songs ranking twice: "X" with Nicky Jam at No. 2 and "I Like It" with Cardi B and Bad Bunny at No. 10. And global phenomenon BTS' "Fake Love" was the only K-pop track to hit Shazam's top 100 tracks of the year.
See some of the top rankings below.
Top 10 Most Shazamed Songs
1. "Solo", Clean Bandit Feat. Demi Lovato
2. "X", Nicky Jam & J Balvin
3. "One Kiss", Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
4. "In My Mind", Dynoro & Gigi D’Agostino
5. "Perfect", Ed Sheeran
6. "Leave A Light On", Tom Walker
7. "Girls Like You", Maroon 5 Feat. Cardi B
8. "Friends", Marshmello & Anne-Marie
9. "Flames", David Guetta & Sia
10. "I Like It", Cardi B & Bad Bunny & J Balvin
Most Shazamed Songs by Genre
Pop: "Perfect", Ed Sheeran
Hip-Hop: "I Like It", Cardi B & Bad Bunny & J Balvin
Rock/Alternative: "Feel It Still", Portugal. The Man
Dance: "Solo", Clean Bandit Feat. Demi Lovato
Country: "You Make It Easy", Jason Aldean
R&B/Soul: "Love Lies", Khalid & Normani
Latino: "X", Nicky Jam & J Balvin
K-Pop: "FAKE LOVE", BTS