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Avicii Tops Shazam's Most-Searched Songs Hall Of Fame

12/12/2014 08:24 EST | Updated 12/12/2014 08:59 EST
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Beyonce may have topped Apple's 2014 iTunes chart. Ed Sheeran is the most streamed artist of the year on Spotify. And when it comes to Twitter, the only thing that was bigger than One Direction was the 2014 FIFA World Cup. But what about the song that left the most people scratching their heads thinking: "that was good, what was it?"

That honor befalls "Wake Me Up" by Swedish electronic dance music DJ and producer Avicii which, according to Shazam, the go-to app for figuring out what it is you're listening to, is the most ‘Shazamed' song of all time. It has so far been checked 19.45 million times and counting.

Shazam revealed the figures as part of a major revamp to its mobile and desktop apps on Wednesday that includes integration with Spotify for streaming the songs you like but whose titles you don't know as well as a greater focus on personalization, customization of playlists and access to other types of content such as editorial and exclusive concerts and tracks.

One of the other big changes to the service is publishing for the first time how many times tracks have been Shazamed and elevating them to a Hall of Fame once they've passed the 5 million Shazam mark. To date, just 82 songs have achieved this milestone. Getting 5 million Shazams earns ‘Silver' status, with 10 million Shazams earning gold. However, currently just four songs can claim the ultimate platinum -- ie 15 million or more Shazams -- status and the company intends to send each of those artists a trophy to mark the achievement

Top five Shazamed songs of all time:

  • "Wake Me Up" - Avicii, Aloe Blacc (19,452,591 Shazams)
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  • "Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke ft T.I. and Pharrell (18,197,260 Shazams)
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  • "Somebody That I Used To Know" - Gotye ft. Kimbra (16,912,221 Shazams)
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  • "Let Her Go" -Passenger (15,494,231 Shazams)
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  • "Rather Be" - Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne (14,481,079 Shazams)
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