1. "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye
"Somebody That I Used to Know" is netting 1.5 million Shazam tags each week worldwide. A tag is when someone uses the mobile app to find out the name or artist of a song they hear.
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Click here to view this gallery. Music-identification service Shazam has taken its users' tagging data -- the number of times people use the mobile app to find out the name or artist of a song they hear -- to predict this summer's most-popular songs.
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Shazam's director of music, Will Mills, told Mashable the list includes current chart-toppers such as Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" as well as tunes from rising artists who he anticipates will attract major airplay in the coming months.
Notably missing from the summer top 10 is "Call Me Maybe" from Carly Rae Jepsen. This is crazy.
The UK-based company has tracked tags for three years and lets users view the most-tagged songs in weekly charts that can be sorted by country. Tag details allow users to buy the song, view videos, get lyrics and share.
What songs are on your radar? Tell us your summer jams in the comments below.
This story originally published on Mashable here.
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