How many times did you use the Shazam app on your phone to figure out what song was playing this year? A lot, right? So which song inspired music fans to do that the most in the past 12 months? Shazam has announced that Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” was the most “Shazamed” song of 2013 worldwide, being tagged 17.8 million times.
“Blurred Lines” was also the most “Shazamed” song of the year in the U.S., followed by Rihanna‘s “Stay” at number five and “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis coming in at number six. Worldwide, though, Ri Ri falls to number eight while the rap duo claim the number three spot.
As far as the world’s most Shazamed artist is concerned, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis take the prize, due to their numerous hits. The duo was also the most Shazamed artist in the U.S., followed by Rihanna and then Robin Thicke.
Other artists who ranked among the most Shazamed of the year: Bruno Mars, Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake and Calvin Harris.
Shazam is also predicting which artist’s songs will be big in 2014, based on the quantity of tags for them right now. Among them: Queens rapper Action Bronson; New Orleans singer August Alsina; R&B star Jhené Aiko; rapper Kid Ink; and L.A.-based female artist Banks.
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