|By Business Wire||
|December 16, 2013 02:00 PM EST||
SoundHound, the revolutionary sound search company with more than 185 million users around the world, today reflects on the musical highlights of 2013 by revealing a list of the top 10 most SoundHound’ed songs this year.
“Just Give Me a Reason” by P!nk, featuring fun.’s lead singer Nate Ruess, came in at No. 1. The pop song was also SoundHound’s Most Shared song on both Twitter and Facebook, and was in the top 10 Sing/Hum searches for the year, marking it as a stand-out hit which resonated with fans.
Nate Ruess’ return to the top 10 list demonstrates the staying power of fun., whose songs “We Are Young” and “Some Nights” were the second and third Most Shared songs on SoundHound in 2012, respectively.
Closely following on this year’s list was “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Wanz), a global hit that was the most SoundHound’ed song in 15 countries. “Can’t Hold Us”, another song from their collaborative album The Heist, also made SoundHound’s list at No. 8.
The complete list, which was compiled by counting the number of times a song was identified through SoundHound’s mobile app while music was being played, is:
1. “Just Give Me a Reason” by P!nk (feat. Nate Ruess),
2. “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Wanz)
3. “Royals” by Lorde
4. “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke
5. “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers
6. “Wake Me Up” by Avicii
7. “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons
8. “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Ray Dalton)
9. “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake
10. “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia
In terms of Sing/Hum searches, which lets SoundHound users identify songs by singing or humming, Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”, Rihanna’s “Stay”, and Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” ranked among the most popular in 2013.
The enhanced SoundHound app for iOS 7 is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch at http://bit.ly/SoundHoundiTunes. SoundHound is also available on Android devices at http://bit.ly/SoundHoundPlayStore, Windows Phone devices at http://bit.ly/SoundHoundWindowsPhone and BlackBerry 10 devices at http://bit.ly/SoundHoundBlackBerry.
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About SoundHound Inc.
SoundHound Inc. is the leading innovator in Sound Recognition and Search technologies. Its unmatched portfolio of technologies includes the world's fastest music and audio recognition, the world's only singing and humming search, instant-response large scale speech recognition systems, and automatic lyrics alignment. The SoundHound mobile application is the only App in the world that enables two distinct sound inputs to be recognized through a single search button. Both recorded music and a hummed query can be identified, delighting users and friends with the magic of capturing a song or finding a song through singing it. SoundHound technologies are deployed globally through carrier, device manufacturer, and automotive partnerships. SoundHound's applications, available on all major platforms, have been downloaded by more than 185 million users.