Shazam

Television tracks leap to the top of Shazam Tag Chart

Press release   •   Apr 21, 2008 06:55 EDT

London, 21 April 2008 - With more than one million tracks Tagged each week by Shazam users; the world's leading mobile to web music services provider, Shazam unveils a weekly UK Top 40 Tag Chart - a strong indicator of future hit singles.

This week, two top TV show finales made their impact on the Shazam Tag Chart. Rocketing in at the top of the chart is MGMT's Time to Pretend which featured in the finale of E4 teen drama 'Skins' which was repeated last week. The entire song was played, giving Shazam users a full three minutes to Tag the track.

Snow Patrol has also raced up the Shazam Tag Chart after being featured in the closing episode of BBC Bafta winning comedy, 'Gavin and Stacey' last night. You Could Be Happy has moved up the chart to number nine after being tagged by thousands of viewers. The song was already in the Shazam Tag Chart, sitting comfortably at number 31 last week after being played on BBC drama 'Heroes'.

Shazam's chart for Monday 14th April to Monday 21st April 2008 is based on thousands of music fans across the UK using Shazam to 'Tag' their favourite tunes with their mobile phone. All you need to do is hold up your mobile phone and dial 2580 to sample a track for five to ten seconds. Shazam will identify the track and immediately text back the name of the artist and song title and log the request in the Tag Chart.

This week's Shazam Tag Chart

PositionArtistTitleLabelRelease Date
1MGMTTime To PretendColumbia03 March 2008
2WileyWearing My RolexAsylum05 May 2008
3SeptemberCry For YouHard2beat14 April 2008
4Cahill Feat. Nikki BelleTrippin On YouAATW21 April 2008
5Sam SparroBlack And GoldIsland07 April 2008
6Flo Rida Feat. T-PainLowAtlantic24 March 2008
7Usher Feat. Young JeezyLove In This ClubRCA28 April 2008
8Alex Gaudino Feat. ShenaWatch OutData09 June 2008
9Snow PatrolYou Could Be HappyFiction01 May 2006
10AlphabeatFascinationIsland03 March 2008
11Estelle Feat. KanYe WestAmerican BoyAngel24 March 2008
12Jay SeanMaybeJayded28 April 2008
13Utah SaintsSomething Good '08Data17 March 2008
14SantogoldL.E.S. ArtistesAtlantic05 May 2008
15GustoDisco's Revenge 2008AATWTBC
16Jordin SparksTattooRCATBC
17The ScriptWe CryRCA28 April 2008
18OneRepublicStop And StarePolydor03 March 2008
19Madonna Feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland4 MinutesMaverick24 March 2008
20Scouting For GirlsHeartbeatEpic07 April 2008
21Will.I.AmHeartbreakerPolydor05 May 2008
22Wideboys Feat. Shaznay LewisDaddy OAATW05 May 2008
23RobynWho's That GirlIsland28 April 2008
24Kelly Rowland Feat. Travis McCoyDaylightRCA05 May 2008
25Gabriella CilmiSweet About MeIsland17 March 2008
26Taio CruzCome On GirlIsland03 March 2008
27Lil Wayne Feat. Static MajorLollipopIsland02 June 2008
28DuffyMercyIsland25 February 2008
29PrydaPjanooDataTBC
30Leona LewisBetter In TimeSyco10 March 2008
31AdeleCold ShoulderXL21 April 2008
32Finley Quaye & William OrbitDiceWEA International30 March 2004
33Chris BrownWith YouJive24 March 2008
34H 'Two' O Feat. PlatnumWhat's It Gonna BeHard2beat18 February 2008
35Black KidsI'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With YouMercury07 April 2008
36Ne-YoCloserDef JamTBC
37PendulumPropane NightmaresWEA28 April 2008
38Delinquent Feat. KcatMy DestinyAATW03 March 2008
39EnigmaSadeness, Pt. 1Virgin05 November 2001
40Mory KantéYeke YekeFFRR05 February 1994

About Shazam

Shazam is one of the most popular apps of all time, used by hundreds of millions of people globally to connect to the world around them. Building on its pioneering leadership in music identification, Shazam now helps people discover, interact with, and share video, audio, or printed content on TV, radio, movie screens, magazines, newspapers, packaged goods, and retail stores -- and now Shazam lets music fans follow their favorite artists to see their Shazams and share in the thrill of discovery. The app has exceeded 20 billion total Shazams since its launch, and users Shazam over 20 million times each day. For more information on how Shazam has created new technology tools for brands to utilize data visit www.shazam.com