Apple celebrates 20 Years of Shazam with a special Playlist

Ever wonder what the most Shazamed songs are? Well, Apple has created a new playlist for that.

Apple announced Friday, August 19 that it is officially Shazam’s 20th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the tech giant has created a playlist featuring the most Shazamed songs over the past twenty years.

The week also marks the moment that people have Shazamed the 70 billionth song.

On a newsroom post entitled “Shazam turns 20”, Apple said:

Shazam turns 20 today, and as of this week, it has officially surpassed 70 billion song recognitions. A mainstay in popular culture, the platform has changed the way people engage with music by making song identification accessible to everyone. For more than 225 million global monthly users, to “Shazam” is to discover something new.

To mark the occasion, Shazam invites fans to take a trip down memory lane with a special playlist comprised of the most Shazamed song of each calendar year for the past 20 years. Featuring everything from Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” to Sia’s “Cheap Thrills,” the playlist is a true reflection of the music fans across the globe actively searched for over the past two decades. Listen now exclusively on Apple Music.

Over the past two decades, while it continues its commitment to innovation, Shazam is pioneering new ways to bring fans closer to the music and artists they love with new tools such as the concert discovery feature, which highlights concert information and tickets on sale for nearby shows, all by simply Shazaming a song, or by searching for it in the Shazam website or app.

While Shazam keeps focused on the future of music discovery, the 20-year anniversary gives music lovers an opportunity to look back at the notable moments that make up its two-decade long history.

The most Shazamed artist of all time is Drake with more than 350 million Shazams across his songs. The most Shazamed song ever with more than 41 million Shazams is the 2019 viral hit Dance Monkey by Tones And I.

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