Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past 20 years, we’l explain to you what Shazam consists of:
Shazam is an application on both IOS and Android (you can also use it as a Google extension) used for, primarily, to find out the name of the song of what you’re listening to…
Imagine you’re in a car (not driving) with the radio on, and suddenly you hear a song that you really like, or a song from your childhood that you had thought forgotten. Most of the time it’s near impossible to remember or guess the name of the song off of the rhythm or lyrics… and that’s… where Shazam enters. You open the app, you click the big, central button and, automatically, it will begin listening to the song (this action is called by many people “to shazam” a song)… After a few brief seconds, or sometimes instantly, the name and author of the song will appear.
Now that we know what Shazam does and how it works, you could be asking yourself what the most detected music by the app is…
For starters, we can tell you some data about the first songs to reach a significant digit:
- The first song to reach 1 millón shazams: «TiK ToK» by Ke$ha
- The first to reach 10 millón shazams: «Somebody That I Used to Know» by Gotye feat. Kimbra
- The first to reach 20 millón shazams: «Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Radio Edit)» by Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz
And now to finish off, the most shazamed music of all time is… «Dance Monkey» by Tones And I, with more than 41 million shazams.
Source: Digital Trends Media Group
Translated by: JL Blabble