Shazam which was acquired by Apple in 2018 has exceeded 200 million global monthly active users. Of course, Shazam is best known for identifying songs that you don’t know as it allows you to listen to the audio and tell you which song is playing in your surroundings, recognizing the sound in a few seconds and giving you the names of the artist, the track, the disc and even your lyrics, to sing along loudly.
Shazam can be used as a standalone application or as a built-in function of iPhone and iPad, which can be accessed through Siri and the new music recognition switching function in the control centre of iOS 14. It has also been available on Android for years. Besides Siri, Shazam also helped Apple in another way. It would have contributed to the real-time lyrics on Apple Music, which of course is a useful feature for a music player.
After Apple had integrated Shazam into Siri since iOS 8, the Cupertino-based manufacturer took over the app at the end of 2017 and made it available free of advertising.
“Apple Music and Shazam offer a seamless experience to music lovers around the world, from the ubiquitous Shazam song discovery platform to the unmatched content of Apple Music, live global radio stations and advice from our experts. Looking back on our long history together, we can discover how close our missions have been: to provide the best venue for music lovers and creators from around the world,” said Oliver Schusser, vice president of Apple Music, Beats and Content International in Apple.
Celebrating this milestone, Shazam has shared a list of the 100 most Shazamed songs in its history, which are available on Apple Music. The number one song on the chart is Tones and I’s popular single “Dance Monkey”. Since its release in May 2019, Shazam has been played more than 36.6 million times. Tones and I stated that Shazam has had a significant impact on reaching new audiences.
The second most Shazamed song was “Prayer in C” by Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz, while the third was “Let Her Go” by Passenger. You can check out all the songs Here.
Top 10 Songs :
- Tones And I – “Dance Monkey”
- Robin Schulz – “Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Radio Edit)”
- Passenger – “Let Her Go”
- Avicii – “Wake Me Up”
- Major Lazer feat. Mo & DJ Snake – “Lean On”
- Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
- Sia – “Cheap Thrills”
- Gotye feat. Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used To Know”
- Kungs & Cookin’ On 3 Burners – “This Girl”
- Hozier – “Take Me To Church”
Shazam was launched in 2002 by Shazam Entertainment Limited, founded in 1999 by Chris Barton, Philip Inghelbrecht, Avery Wang and Dhiraj Mukherjee. It was then called 2580 – the phone number that users called to access the service. At that time, 1 million songs were registered in its database and it took 15 seconds for the track to be recognized. The users were informed by a message on their mobile phones. The company made a profit in 2016 and a year later it was bought by Apple – with information indicating that the sale reached $ 400 million.
The application is available on Android, macOS, iOS and watchOS systems and allows users to identify the music playing around them or on their device. Also, users can interact.