You hear a song and you want to know the name and artist immediately. Since 2008 there is a perfect solution for this problem which is called Shazam. It’s one of our favourite mobile apps, you let Shazam hear the tune and the app will tell you the name of the song and artist in seconds! We used the app countless times and we continue using it every weekend!
Let’s take a look at the current top 10 most Shazamed songs in Ireland!
Fast Car by Tobtok Feat. River
DJ Swedish Tobtok tweeted yesterday (january 18) about being the number 1 most shazamed song in Ireland! He gave the original Fast Car sung by Tracy Chapman a new sound. Let’s see how popular this song is going to be in the upcoming months.
The Girl Is Mine by 99 Souls Feat. Destiny’s Child & Brandy
99 souls (duo) based in the UK created this song which is a mash-up of Destiny’s Child’s “Girl” and Brandy & Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine”. Unlike the number 1 Shazamed song, the Girl is Mine can be found in the Irish iTunes top 40 chart. I won’t be surprised when I hear this song somewhere this weekend!
You Don’t Own Me by Grace Feat. G-Eazy
This song won’t be played in a nightclub probably, but the tune is catchy! Grace Is an Australian singer and performed this cover version of the 1963 Lesley Gore song with G-Eazy, an American hip hop artist. It is momentarily in the Irish iTunes top 40 chart.
Light It Up (Remix) by Major Lazer Feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG
A remix by Major Lazer pretty much guarantees a hit in nightclubs. I wouldn’t mind hearing this song when my location in a nightclub is the dance floor! The English musician of Ghanaian descent Fuse ODG is known for his catchy African rhythms and enhances the tune nicely.
Speeding Cars by Walking On Cars
We have an Irish rock band from Dingle in the Irish Shazam top 10 list! Walking on Cars who will finally release their debut album somewhere this month can be found in the iTunes top 40 as well with this great song. You may not get down on da floor on this track, but hey it doesn’t mean it ain’t good!
All My Friends by Snakehips Feat. Tinashe & Chance The Rapper
Snakehips, a British electronic/PBR&B music group created their most popular track so far with the help of American singer Tinashe and hip hop artist Chance The Rapper. The result of this collaboration is a chilled out song, however it hasn’t made it to the top charts of Ireland.
Broken Arrows by Avicii
Of course there is no music list without Swedish DJ Avicii. This man doesn’t need any introduction. This time it’s Broken Arrows that we can find in the charts, although it is not the most catchy song of his album Stories.
7 Years by Lukas Graham
Danish soul pop band Lukas Graham delivered an intimate song with 7 Years, although it never reached a position in the top 20 Irish Singles Chart. Apparently this song resonates with many listeners so we can expect to hear more from the band in the near future.
Stitches by Shawn Mendes
Canadian singer and songwriter Shawn Mendes can consider himself fortunate. Shawn became known since he posted song covers on the popular video sharing application Vine. He got discovered, and as a result we have Stitches in the current top 10 best shazamed songs in Ireland and the 8th place in the Irish iTunes top 40 chart!
Be Right There by Diplo & Sleepy Tom
Diplo is an American DJ who likes to perform solo from time to time. He’s the co-creator and lead member of Major Lazer who we encountered earlier in the list. He loves collaborations with other artists such as with Canadian DJ Sleepy Tom. The song Be Right There interpolates the 1992 song “Don’t Walk Away” by Jade.
A Shazam top 10 is interesting since different music genres can be found here. Some are for clubbing and some for chilling at home. Of the top 10 Irish Shazam songs, only 4 can be currently found in the Ireland iTunes Top 40 Songs.
Do you use Shazam a lot in bars and nightclubs and have you Shazamed one of the above songs?