Blurred Lines Most Shazammed Song of 2013, with 17.8m Tags

blurred-lines-coverOver 400m people used Shazam to discover songs in 2013, according to its end of year report, driving more than $300m in digital music sales.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were the years most tagged artist, attracting 34m Shazam searches globally. By comparison, in 2011 the most searched-for artist was Adele, with 4m tags.

In 2012, five artists exceed 5m tags each; so far this year, that number has risen to 43.

Robin Thickes Blurred Lines was the most popular song on Shazam globally, attracting a total 17.8m tags, while Wake Me Up by Avicii – which took the top spot in the UK – received 14.7m. You can see the full list below.




1 Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines” (17.8M) Avicii, “Wake Me Up”
2 Avicii, “Wake Me Up” (14.7M) Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines”
3 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Thrift Shop” (13.6M) Naughty Boy, “La La La”
4 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Can’t Hold Us” (11.9M) Passenger, “Let Her Go”
5 Pink, “Just Give Me a Reason” (11.8M) Storm Queen, “Look Right Through”
6 Daft Punk, “Get Lucky” (11.1M) Klangkarussell, “Sonnentanz”
7 Rihanna, “Stay” (10.3M) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Thrift Shop”
8 Lorde, “Royals” (9.4M) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Can’t Hold Us”
9 Passenger, “Let Her Go” (9.2M) OneRepublic, “Counting Stars”
10, “Scream and Shout” (7.9M) Daft Punk, “Get Lucky”