Infinite Shuffle

April 27, 2016

Shazam 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — assman41 @ 3:07 pm

One stat I’ve heard bandied about recently is that, of all the apps that people download for their smartphones, they only use a handful with any real frequency.

I can certainly attest to that. I don’t even regularly use the eight that are on my main screen. But one of my favorites, and the one I was most excited about when I originally upgraded from a “dumb phone” several years ago was Shazam. The idea that I could hear a song on the radio, hold my phone up to the speaker and it could instantly feed me all the pertinent details seemed like something out of science-fiction.

Nowadays, I don’t know what I would do without it. I guess I’d be forced to go back to my old method of figuring out songs — trying to pick out some lyrics and quickly searching for them online before I forget them. Most often, I use it while listening to the car radio or when I’m in a store with my girlfriend and hear something that piques my interest. It’s not uncommon for me to be standing in the corner of some women’s clothing boutique, holding my phone up as high as possible toward a ceiling speaker, trying to get a song to register on it.

I’ve discovered countless songs and bands using the app and have blogged about a few. I especially like that I have a running log of all these songs that I can turn to when looking for something to listen to. I decided to compile a full list of songs that I Shazamed last year (who ever thought that would become a verb?), not only to jog my own memory, but also to provide you with some possible new tunes to check out.

Just going through the list, a few things stand out:

  • Whenever I think to pull out my phone to Shazam a song, there’s a decent chance I’ll be doing it again within a few minutes.
  • I often Shazam songs when I hear something familiar but can’t remember the name of the song or band. Or sometimes I think it’s a new song from a band I know and discover it’s actually a totally different band.
  • I’ve blogged about a lot of these bands in the past.
  • I really need to listen to more music from J. Mascis and Dinosaur Jr. as I picked out three of their songs.
  • Apparently, I have trouble remembering the song “Riptide” by Vance Joy, as I tagged it twice.
  • Tycho songs are hard to remember. But that’s probably because there aren’t any words.
  • I don’t have an excuse for tagging two Mr. Little Jeans songs. I need to do a better job or committing their stuff to memory.

Anyway, without further ado, here are the songs. I created a playlist on Google Play, so do yourself a favor and check it out.

  • The War on Drugs – “Disappearing” … Dec 27, 2015
  • Dinosaur Jr. – “In a Jar” … Dec 27, 2015
  • J Mascis – “Several Shades of Why” … Dec 27, 2015
  • Speedy Ortiz – “Tiger Tank” … Dec 26, 2015
  • Catherine Wheel – “I Want To Touch You” … Dec 26, 2015
  • Sun Kil Moon (Admiral Fell Promises) – “Alesund” … Dec 22, 2015
  • Merchandise – “Become What You Are” … Dec 20, 2015
  • Knox Hamilton – “Work It Out” … Dec 20, 2015
  • Taylor Swift – “Wildest Dreams” … Dec 05, 2015
  • A Sunny Day In Glasgow – “Mtlov (Minor Keys)” … Nov 20, 2015
  • Wiz Khalifa Feat. Charlie Puth – “See You Again (No Noun Remix)” … Nov 17, 2015
  • Animal Collective – “Daffy Duck” … Nov 08, 2015
  • Cold Cave – “Pacing Around The Church” … Nov 01, 2015
  • Big Star – “September Gurls” … Nov 01, 2015
  • Joanna Gruesome – “Secret Surprise” … Oct 23, 2015
  • The White Stripes – “In The Cold, Cold Night” … Oct 23, 2015
  • Florence + The Machine – “Shake It Out” … Oct 11, 2015
  • Only Real – “Cadillac Girl” … Oct 04, 2015
  • Frightened Rabbit – “The Twist” … Oct 02, 2015
  • Dinosaur Jr. – “The Wagon” … Oct 02, 2015
  • Midnight Oil – “Dreamworld” … Sep 06, 2015
  • Charlie Puth (Feat. Meghan Trainor) – “Marvin Gaye” … Aug 26, 2015
  • Alina Baraz & Galimatias – “Make You Feel” … Aug 20, 2015
  • Peaches – “Hit It Hard” … Aug 20, 2015
  • The Only Ones – “Another Girl Another Planet” … Aug 12, 2015
  • Wolf Alice – “Bros” … Jul 23, 2015
  • Local Natives – “Heavy Feet” … Jul 21, 2015
  • The Incredible String Band – “A Very Cellular Song” … Jul 17, 2015
  • Toro Y Moi – “Empty Nesters” … Jul 16, 2015
  • Mr. Little Jeans – “Runaway” … Jul 10, 2015
  • The Weeknd – “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey) [From the “Fifty Shades of Grey” Soundtrack]” … Jul 07, 2015
  • Tycho – “Montana” … Jul 05, 2015
  • Valerie June – “Wanna Be On Your Mind” … Jul 05, 2015
  • Vance Joy – “Riptide” … Jun 30, 2015
  • DIIV – “Follow” … Jun 19, 2015
  • Jason Derulo – “Want To Want Me” … Jun 19, 2015
  • Cloud Nothings – “Now Hear In” … Jun 17, 2015
  • Frou Frou – “Breathe In” … Jun 13, 2015
  • Felt – “September Lady” … Jun 10, 2015
  • One Direction – “Story Of My Life” … Jun 04, 2015
  • OneRepublic – “Preacher” … Jun 02, 2015
  • The National – “Sea Of Love” … May 27, 2015
  • The Sundays – “Summertime” … May 26, 2015
  • The Beta Band – “I Know” … May 24, 2015
  • Squeeze – “Up The Junction” … May 24, 2015
  • The Knife – “Heartbeats” … May 21, 2015
  • Sam Cooke – “For Sentimental Reasons” … May 19, 2015
  • Wild Nothing – “Midnight Song” … May 17, 2015
  • We Are Twin – “The Way We Touch” … May 08, 2015
  • Passion Pit – “Carried Away” … May 08, 2015
  • The Stranglers – “Always The Sun” … Apr 21, 2015
  • Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush – “Don’t Give Up” … Apr 21, 2015
  • The Kinks – “Celluloid Heroes” … Apr 21, 2015
  • Television – “Venus” … Apr 05, 2015
  • The Boy Least Likely To – “I See Spiders When I Close My Eyes” … Apr 05, 2015
  • Vance Joy – “Riptide” … Apr 05, 2015
  • The 1975 – “Chocolate” … Apr 05, 2015
  • Jefferson Starship – “Find Your Way Back” … Apr 03, 2015
  • moe. – “Rebubula” … Mar 31, 2015
  • Houndmouth – “Sedona” … Mar 30, 2015
  • PHOX – “1936” … Mar 30, 2015
  • Foxes In Fiction – “Shadow’s Song” … Mar 29, 2015
  • Electric Light Orchestra – “Hold On Tight” … Mar 29, 2015
  • Mr. Little Jeans – “Good Mistake” … Mar 16, 2015
  • Bastille – “Laura Palmer” … Mar 16, 2015
  • White Lies – “Farewell To the Fairground” … Mar 10, 2015
  • The xx – “Night Time” … Mar 09, 2015
  • Sea Pinks – “Freak Wave” … Mar 09, 2015
  • The Royal Concept – “In the End” … Mar 08, 2015
  • The Replacements – “Swinging Party” … Mar 05, 2015
  • The Amazing – “Picture You” … Mar 02, 2015
  • Beach Fossils – “Daydream” … Mar 02, 2015
  • Smith Westerns – “Only Natural” … Mar 02, 2015
  • Hey Marseilles – “Rio” … Feb 28, 2015
  • Pure Bathing Culture – “Ever Greener” … Feb 27, 2015
  • Future Islands – “Seasons (Waiting On You)” … Feb 15, 2015
  • RAC (Feat. Penguin Prison) – “Hollywood” … Feb 14, 2015
  • Galaxie 500 – “Don’t Let Our Youth Go To Waste” … Feb 13, 2015
  • M83 – “Midnight City” … Feb 10, 2015
  • Deerhunter – “Agoraphobia” … Feb 09, 2015
  • Bad Suns – “Rearview” … Feb 03, 2015
  • Canon Logic – “Ibok” … Jan 31, 2015
  • Motion City Soundtrack – “Wait So Long” … Jan 30, 2015
  • Metric – “Help I’m Alive” … Jan 21, 2015
  • Tycho – “Awake” … Jan 20, 2015
  • Gold Leaves – “Hanging Window” … Jan 19, 2015
  • Maps & Atlases – “The Most Trustworthy Tin Cans” … Jan 17, 2015
  • Veronica Falls – “Teenage” … Jan 16, 2015
  • Craft Spells – “Twirl” … Jan 16, 2015
  • Mac DeMarco – “Brother” … Jan 14, 2015
  • The “Glee” Cast – “Cough Syrup” … Jan 05, 2015
  • Television – “I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives” … Jan 02, 2015
  • The Church – “Destination” … Jan 02, 2015
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