Shazam is the most important music discovery application in the world, because year after year thousands of people use it to discover their next favorite song even just listening to a few seconds. Well, the app is already turning 20 years old, so together with Apple it presented its list of the most shazameado in history.
Through social networks and a press release, Apple revealed that Shazam revealed that it prepared a special playlist on Apple Music, by way of celebration for its 20th. anniversary. This list consists of 20 songs, each being the most shazamed of its year of release. Although the list is in no particular order, at least you know that each of these songs was the most searched for in the world at the time.
Celebrate our 20th anniversary by revisiting the most-discovered song from each year.
Take a trip down memory lane with 20 Years of Shazam Hits, only on @AppleMusic: https://t.co/xLH7MV1ywd #Shazam20 pic.twitter.com/XEPBn2kpSw
— Shazam (@Shazam) August 19, 2022
Among the songs are “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley (2006), “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas (2009), “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye and Cambria (2012) and “Dance Monkey” by Tones and I (2019).
You can listen to the playlist at this link.
Shazam was founded in 2002 and it worked in a very curious way: in the beginning, you would bring your cell phone closer to the speaker and, a while later, you would receive a text message with the name of the song and its artist. With the advent of smartphones the company created an app, which based on an algorithm allows to identify almost any song or melody in a matter of seconds. In 2018, Shazam was acquired by Apple, so its integration with iPhones is almost perfect, although it still works independently and is also available on Android.
“Now, 20 years and 70 billion searches later, it’s hard to imagine life without this useful digital tool. With more than a billion songs identified per month, plus links to lyrics and concert tickets, Shazam has revolutionized the way we discover and share music,” the company said.