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Shazam predicts hottest new tunes

London, 12 May 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.

The Shazam Tag Chart features a number of tracks which have yet to be released. Coming in at number six in the chart is Ne-Yo's single Closer which looks set to be a hit on its 30th June release. Eyes are also on Sara Bareilles, Simple Plan, Taio Cruz, Vampire Weekend and Duffy who have all broken into the chart before the official release of their upcoming tracks.

TV again makes it's impact on the Shazam Tag Chart as Natalie Merchant's 1999 hit, Break Your Heart enters at number four thanks to a full length track play on Hollyoaks May 7th episode.

Shazam's chart for Monday 6th May to Monday 12th May 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
1WileyWearing My RolexAsylum28 April 2008
2SeptemberCry For YouHard2beat14 April 2008
3Usher Feat. Young JeezyLove In This ClubRCA28 April 2008
4Natalie MerchantBreak Your HeartElektra6 February 1999
5Will.I.AmHeartbreakerPolydor5 May 2008
6Ne-YoCloserMercury30 June 2008
8Alex Gaudino Feat. ShenaWatch OutData9 June 2008
9Wideboys Feat. Shaznay LewisDaddy OAATW5 May 2008
10AdeleCold ShoulderXL21 April 2008
11Sara BareillesLove SongEpic2 June 2008
12The ScriptWe CryRCA28 April 2008
13Cahill Feat. Nikki BelleTrippin On YouAATW21 April 2008
14PendulumPropane NightmaresWEA28 April 2008
15Simple PlanUntitledLava/Atlantic8 October 2008
16GustoDisco's Revenge 2008AATW19 May 2008
17Flo Rida Feat. T-PainLowAtlantic24 March 2008
18RoyworldDustVirgin19 May 2008
19Kelly Rowland Feat. Travis McCoyDaylightRCA5 May 2008
20Chris BrownWith YouJive24 March 2008
21DuffyWarwick AvenuePolydor26 May 2008
22David JordanMove OnUCJ12 May 2008
23Taio CruzI Can BeIsland26 May 2008
24Vampire WeekendOxford CommaXL26 May 2008
25Estelle Feat. Kanye WestAmerican BoyAngel24 March 2008
26The Ting TingsThat's Not My NameColumbia12 May 2008
27AlphabeatFascinationIsland3 March 2008
28Gabriella CilmiSweet About MeIsland17 March 2008
29Jay SeanMaybeJayded28 April 2008
30SantogoldL.E.S. ArtistesAtlantic5 May 2008
31PlummetDamagedSerious14 April 2008
32CassieIs It You?Bad Boy/Atlantic12 May 2008
33Kat DeLuna Feat. Busta RhymesRun The ShowEpicTBC
34Mark Knight & FunkagendaMan With The Red FaceToolroomTBC
35The KinksShangri-LaPye12 September 2008
36Michael Jackson Feat. Akon & Will.I.AmWanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008RCA12 May 2008
37P.M. DawnSet Adrift On Memory BlissPolygram6 June 1991
38Utah SaintsSomething Good '08Data17 March 2008
39Ben's BrotherStutteringRelentless28 April 2008
40Scouting For GirlsHeartbeatEpic7 April 2008


  • Art, Culture, Entertainment


  • shazam tag chart
  • wiley
  • ne-yo
  • usher

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


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