The Music You Just Can't Recognize: Most 'Shazamed' Songs Across 7 Genres

The Music You Just Can't Recognize: Most 'Shazamed' Songs Across 7 Genres

The music app revealed its top searched artists and songs for its 20th anniversary.

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Drake was crowned as Shazam’s top searched artist.
Drake was crowned as Shazam’s top searched artist.
Photo: STRMX2 (AP)

It’s been 20 years since someone first held up their phone to a speaker playing a vaguely familiar tune and wondered, “wait, who sings this?” The music recognition app Shazam celebrated its 20th anniversary by releasing a playlist of the most searched songs over the past two decades.

The playlist was released on Apple Music, and includes some bangers that have haunted us by repeatedly playing at every restaurant, bar or mall like Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep,’ Evanescene’s ‘Bring Me to Life,’ and ‘Hey, Soul Sister’ by Train. And while the very popular, Toronto’s very own artist Drake was at the top of the list as the most ‘shazamed’ artist in the past 20 years with 17 million shazams, more obscure artists with catchy hits also made the list.

Shazam listed the most searched songs across seven genres, and the results are, like, totally recognizable once you get to the chorus.

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‘Can’t Hold Us’ by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

‘Can’t Hold Us’ by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - CAN’T HOLD US FEAT. RAY DALTON (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)
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‘Prayer in C’ by Lilly Wood and the Prick (Robin Schulz Remix)

‘Prayer in C’ by Lilly Wood and the Prick (Robin Schulz Remix)

Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz - Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Remix) (Official)
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‘All of Me’ by John Legend

‘All of Me’ by John Legend

John Legend - All of Me (Official Video)
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‘Mi Gente’ by J Balvin and Willy William

‘Mi Gente’ by J Balvin and Willy William

J Balvin, Willy William - Mi Gente (Official Video)
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‘Let Her Go’ by Passenger

‘Let Her Go’ by Passenger

Passenger | Let Her Go (Official Video)
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‘Dance Monkey’ by Tones and I

‘Dance Monkey’ by Tones and I

TONES AND I - DANCE MONKEY (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
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‘Take Me to Church’ by Hozier

‘Take Me to Church’ by Hozier

Hozier - Take Me To Church (Official Video)
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