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Shazam has looked into its "crystal ball of data" to reveal the ten songs it predicts will be soundtracking this summer's festivals and parties
By Jon Chapple on 01 Jun 2017
Shazam has unveiled the 2017 edition of Songs of Summer, its data-driven annual list of the hottest songs of the summer ahead.
By classifying trending artists in three categories – ‘watch list’, for “early signs of growth potential”; ‘trending list’, for acts showing a “strong trend” with “sustained growth”; and ‘hot list’, for those “flying through the charts” – the music-identification app, which boasts more than 120 million active monthly users, has once again leveraged its user data to predict “the songs everyone will be listening to during the endless beach parties and BBQs of summer 2017”.
“Every year, we use our ‘crystal ball’ of data to see which songs are most likely to soundtrack the summer,” explains Shazam CEO Rich Riley. “We’re just as excited as everyone else to learn who and what will be big.”
From №s 1 to 10, Shazam’s 2017 Songs of Summer – with festival appearances supplied by IQ – are:
(Not on tour)
Shazam earlier this year integrated concert listings from Songkick into the latest version of its app.
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