Music ID app Shazam has releases it’s annual report of the most tagged songs of 2012. Leading this year is Gotye’s “Somebody I Used to Know” (15 million tags) and “We Are Young” by .fun (8 million tags). Rihanna and Gotye topped the list for most-tagged artists. Shazam results mirror the Spotify top tracks and artists for 2012 released earlier this week.
Artists and labels are now using Shazam to test new tracks,, according to the company. Rick Ross’s “Stay Schemin’” and Juicy J’s “Bandz a Make Her Dance” each received 200,000 tags on Shazam before they were released.Shazam’s 2012 report includes annual charts for the world, Europe, UK and USA along with genre charts for independent dance music and hip-hop. Read the full report here.
The Power Of Television
Shazam also tracked songs with tags driven by TV. Alex Clare topped TV driven tags in 2012 with ‘Too Close’. It jumped from 10 tags a day to tens of thousands in a single day after being used in an ad for Microsoft IE9. [AlLindstrom]