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


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