The 10 Songs Australians Found Hardest To Identify In 2013

Music identification service Shazam has just released a list of the most-commonly requested songs by Australians in 2013. In other words: these are the songs which we hear incessantly but don't find quite distinctive enough to remember in their own right.

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Here's the full list, which covers the calendar year to date:

  1. Passenger, "Let Her Go"
  2. Avicii, "Wake Me Up"
  3. Robin Thicke, "Blurred Lines"
  4. Lorde, "Royals"
  5. Bastille, "Pompeii"
  6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, "Can't Hold Us"
  7. OneRepublic, "Counting Stars"
  8. Pink, "Just Give Me a Reason"
  9. Vance Joy, "Riptide"
  10. Naughty Boy, "La La La"

If you can accurately identify all these songs, chances are good you'll be able to impress your friends by identifying songs faster than Shazam (or, indeed, SoundHound).


Comments

    The question is, are they unidentifiable because they sound so much like everyone else / like every other song that artist has released? Is the tune just that unremarkable?

      I'm with Shazam on this one because the only person I've heard of in that list, let alone the song, is "Pink".

      Guess I'm out of the loop a bit.

    these are the songs which we hear incessantly but don’t find quite distinctive enough to remember in their own right.

    Er, no. Heard, liked, so looked up.

    Not a jazz standard among them!

    We may hear them incessantly, but that doesn't mean that the artist or song title has ever been introduced at time of hearing. The statistics may simply reflect that many people are trying to identify tracks rather than recall information.

    I also use it as a way to tag songs I like so I can get them in iTunes etc later on. I do it to songs I even know.

      Likewise, or I miss most of it but hear the end and think "I wonder what the rest of the song is like" so I add it to Shazam and when I get the chance days or even weeks later I'll go through and look it up on YouTube or iTunes.

    Those songs are some of the most popular ones from 2013 as well so it doesn't really reveal anything.

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