It’s December, and we’re counting down the days until Christmas and then the New Year of 2015. And though it can’t be argued that this year has been packed with a lot of great music, we’ll bet that next year is going to be even better.
But as it’s the end of the year, this is when we look back over the past twelve months and Shazam – the music discovery tool – has been doing exactly that, and the company’s executives have revealed what you’ve all been tagging in 2014.
If you didn’t know, Shazam is an app that allows users to point their device (such as a mobile phone) in the direction of where a piece of music is being played – say, on the TV during an ad for instance – and the service will provide you with information about the track, including the title and the artist. It will even throw in the option to buy or stream it in full.
As mentioned above, Shazam have now revealed the Top Ten most Shazamed indie rock songs of 2014, and it’s Los Angeles trio Haim who secure themselves the number one spot on the Top 10.
The Haim track that users used Shazam to discover the most was ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’ which is lifted from their debut album ‘Days Are Gone’.
If you remember, the video for the track, which can be seen at the bottom of this page, features the sisters and some rather fancy choreography that we’re not used to seeing from them.
London Grammar are in second place with ‘Hey Now’ while Jamie T is in third place on the Top 10 with his massive hit ‘Zombie’.
In fourth place are Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic with ‘Heart And Soul’ while in fifth place on the list is Royal Blood with ‘Figure It Out’.
Outside the Top 5, Shazam have confirmed that coming in at sixth place is Half Moon Run with ‘Inner Circle’ while Alt-J is in seventh place with ‘Hunger Of The Pine’.
In eighth place it’s Bombay Bicycle Club with ‘Luna’ while Kasabian are in ninth place with ‘Eez-eh’ which is lifted from their latest album ’48:13′.
Finally, completing the Top Ten most Shazamed indie rock songs of 2014 are those Arctic Monkeys with their hit track ‘Arabella’ which was lifted from their album ‘AM’.
Check out Haim and their hit ‘If I Could Only Change Your Mind’ below and let us know what have you been checking out with Shazam?