Life

These are the top 10 songs people have asked Shazam to identify in 2018 so far

Business Insider US

Camila Cabello.

  • Shazam has shared a list of songs that people have asked the music-identification service to name the most in 2018 so far. 
  • Pop stars like Ed Sheeran and Camila Cabello appear on the list alongside up-and-coming names like Anne-Marie and Alice Merton.


Over halfway through the year in music, Shazam has shared a list of the songs that its users have most frequently requested the service to identify in 2018 so far. 

The popularity of Ed Sheeran's multi-platinum album "÷," released in March 2017, has endured well into 2018, as the singer-songwriter's single "Perfect" topped Shazam's list at the midyear mark.

"Even though Ed's album '÷' is now more than a year old, the songs from it continue to be Shazamed in large numbers," Julian Marshall, Shazam's global head of content, said in a release. "With some big releases incoming from Drake, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, and tracks like 'X' still in our Worldwide Top 10, it'll be interesting to see if he's still top of the charts at the end of the year."

The remainder of the list includes international pop stars like Camila Cabello and J. Balvin alongside up-and-coming names like Anne-Marie and Alice Merton. 

The company said that the five most "Shazamed" artists in the first half of the year were (in descending order): Ed Sheeran, J. Balvin, Drake, Dua Lipa, and Kendrick Lamar.

Here are the 10 songs people asked Shazam to identify the most in 2018 so far:

1.  Ed Sheeran - “Perfect”
2.  Nicky Jam & J. Balvin - “X”
3.  Jax Jones Feat. Ina Wroldsen - “Breathe”
4.  Alice Merton - “No Roots”
5.  Marshmello & Anne-Marie - “Friends”
6.  Rudimental Feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen - “These Days”
7.  Tom Walker - “Leave A Light On”
8.  Camila Cabello - “Never Be The Same”
9.  Portugal, The Man - “Feel It Still”
10. G-Eazy & Halsey - “Him & I”


Receive a single email every morning with all our latest news: Sign up here.

Also from Business Insider South Africa: 

Rand - Dollar
16.14
+0.5%
Rand - Pound
19.74
+0.3%
Rand - Euro
16.70
-0.0%
Rand - Aus dollar
11.50
-0.1%
Rand - Yen
0.12
-0.1%
Gold
1,792.75
+0.0%
Silver
20.47
-0.6%
Palladium
2,288.50
+1.5%
Platinum
968.50
+2.3%
Brent Crude
97.40
+1.1%
Top 40
64,207
+1.7%
All Share
70,864
+1.6%
Resource 10
65,333
+1.3%
Industrial 25
86,372
+2.1%
Financial 15
15,965
+1.3%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo