Santa Clara, CA (Top40 Charts)
SoundHound, the revolutionary sound search company with more than 100 million users around the world, today revealed its list of the most shared songs and artists of 2012.
"For that reason, SoundHound's Most Shared music and artist lists offer truly genuine and reliable insight into which songs and artists resonate with fans and are trending upward in popularity."
Perhaps not surprising, given the commercial success of the track, Belgium-Australian singer Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' was far and away the song most shared by SoundHound users, followed by fun.'s power ballad, 'We Are Young' as a distant second.
Among top shared artists, Adele paced this year's list, followed closely by Rihanna and Flo Rida.
SoundHound sound search and music discovery emphasizes a social music experience by enabling its users to instantly share a newly discovered song or artist with friends through social networks like Facebook and Twitter or directly via email and text message.
"So many fans SoundHound a song so they can share it with friends using one of the many social tools built into the app," said James Hom, Vice President, Product for SoundHound. "For that reason, SoundHound's Most Shared music and artist lists offer truly genuine and reliable insight into which songs and artists resonate with fans and are trending upward in popularity."
SoundHound's top list of shared songs was compiled by counting the number of times a song was shared through any of the channels available to the SoundHound user. The complete list of SoundHound's 10 most shared songs of 2012 is:
In addition to sharing recently discovered songs, SoundHound users can also recommend artists to their friends using the same sharing tools, giving friends direct access to the artist's SoundHound page which features biographical information, top songs, lyrics and the option to purchase tracks, ringtones or launch a Pandora station.
SoundHound's most shared artists for 2012 are:
Hom continued, "People want to share new music discoveries and the bands they enjoy with friends. SoundHound makes that possible with incredible ease. Our 100 million-plus users are actively social and we're looking forward to seeing what's hot 2013."
The SoundHound App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, or at https://bit.ly/soundhoundonios . Users can also download the free version of the SoundHound App and upgrade to the premium version.
On Android devices, SoundHound is available at https://bit.ly/soundhoundandroid .
Windows Phone users can download SoundHound at https://bit.ly/NExZ8X .