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Published on December 4th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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And the Most-Shazamed Songs of 2017 Are…

Shazam is a music identification app that’s so magical it got its own game show–hosted by Jamie Foxx, no less.

Whenever you use Shazam to ID a song, that little bit of data gets collected and analyzed in a million different ways by artists, managers, publishers, record labels, radio people, promoters–anyone who wants to know what new songs are resonating where.

These are the most-Shazamed songs of 2017 worldwide. Not that there are just three songs that could be considered rock in the top 15. That’ll tell you something about the people who use Shazam for music discovery. Learn more at Billboard.

1. Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”
2. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
3. Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie, “Rockabye”
4. Charlie Puth, “Attention”
5. The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk, “I Feel It Coming”
6. J Balvin & Willy William featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente”
7. Kygo & Selena Gomez, “It Ain’t Me”
8. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
9. Harry Styles, “Sign of The Times”
10. Burak Yeter featuring Danelle Sandoval, “Tuesday”
11. Ofenbach, “Be Mine”
12. Calvin Harris featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean, “Feels”
13. Portugal. The Man, “Feel It Still”
14. Imagine Dragons, “Believer”
15. Kaleo, “Way Down We Go”

Most Shazamed By Category:
Artist:
 Ed Sheeran
Pop: Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”
Hip-Hop: French Montana featuring Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”
Rock: Imagine Dragons, “Believer”
Dance: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Country: Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road”
R&B/Soul: The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk, “I Feel It Coming”

 




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker.

In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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