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[December 20, 2012]

SoundHound Reveals 2012 Most Shared Songs and Artists

SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

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.

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 (News - Alert) 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:

  • Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye
  • We Are Young - fun.
  • Some Nights - fun.
  • Too Close - Alex Clare
  • One More Night - Maroon 5
  • Lights - Ellie Goulding
  • Where Have You Been - Rihanna
  • Someone Like You - Adele
  • I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
  • Titnium - David Guetta

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:

  • Adele
  • Rihanna
  • Flo Rida
  • Maroon 5
  • Coldplay
  • David Guetta
  • Pitbull
  • Bruno Mars
  • Jason Mraz
  • Katy Perry

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 (News - Alert) and iPod touch, or at . Users can also download the free version of the SoundHound App and upgrade to the premium version.

On Android (News - Alert) devices, SoundHound is available at .

Windows Phone (News - Alert) users can download SoundHound at .

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About SoundHound Inc.

SoundHound Inc. is revolutionizing the way people interact with mobile devices by delivering innovative technologies and magical user experiences in sound recognition. SoundHound's applications, SoundHound and Hound, are powered by the company's breakthrough Sound2Sound technology, which has resulted in numerous innovations including the world's fastest music and audio recognition, the world's only viable singing and humming search, instant-response large scale speech recognition systems, and automatic lyrics alignment. For more visit

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