Photo via In The Mix
Photo via In The Mix

It’s time once again for the end-of-year countdown, and music-identifying smartphone app Shazam has checked in early with its list of “Most Shazam-ed” artists and tracks of 2014.

On a global scale, electronic music ruled 2014, as Swedish superstar DJ/producer Avicii tops Shazam’s “Most Shazam-ed Artist of 2014 Worldwide” list, followed by David Guetta at number 2. English singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran came in 3rd followed by Katy Perry and Jason Derulo at 4th and 5th respectively. Another dance music superstar to make the list was Stereosonic headliner, Calvin Harris who took the number 9th spot.

Classical-dance fusion band, Clean Bandit took the 6th spot on the list and the band’s track “Rather Be” also topped the “Most Shazam-ed Songs Songs of 2014 Worldwide” list, while Robin Schulz’s “Prayer in C’ radio edit came in 3rd while Kiesza’s pop-house hit “Hideaway” rounded out the top 10.


Apart from ranking their top artists and tracks of 2014, Shazam also made their predictions for upcoming hit-makers. Some of the acts that made the list includes rappers Young Thug,Rae Sremmurd, teen band Echosmith and future house purveyors Oliver Heldens and Tchami. Check out all of Shazam’s “Sounds of 2014” below.

Top Ten Most Shazamed Artists of 2014 Worldwide

1. Avicii
2. David Guetta
3. Ed Sheeran
4. Katy Perry
5. Jason Derulo
6. Clean Bandit
7. OneRepublic
8. John Legend
9. Calvin Harris
10. Pharrell Williams

Top Ten Most Shazamed Songs of 2014 Worldwide

1. Clean Bandit Feat. Jess Glynne “Rather Be”
2. John Legend “All Of Me”
3. Lilly Wood & The Prick & Robin Schulz “Prayer in C (Robin Schulz Radio Edit)”
4. Mr. Probz “Waves”
5. Nico & Vinz “Am I Wrong”
6. Magic! “Rude”
7. Katy Perry Feat. Juicy J “Dark Horse”
8. Pharrell Williams “Happy (Gru’s Theme from Despicable Me 2)”
9. Milky Chance “Stolen Dance”
10. Kiesza “Hideaway”

Today we leave you with the “Most Shazamed Song of 2014 Worldwide”, “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne.


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