Shazam is a music recognition app owned by Apple that can recognize songs within seconds. According to Forbes, the popular app is used to recognize songs over 20 million times a day.
Shazam is often utilized when app users hear a song that they don’t recognize but want to add to their music library ASAP.
These songs were irresistible to first-time listeners and became the top 10 most Shazamed K-Pop songs of 2022!
10. “ZOOM” by Jessi
Veteran soloist Jessi debuted in 2005 and has had a successful career as both a solo artist and in the hip-hop groups Uptown and Lucky J.
Jessi went viral with her catchy hit song “ZOOM” in 2022, which had fans and fellow K-Pop artists dancing along.
“ZOOM” was the 10th most Shazamed song of 2022!
9. “How You Like That” by BLACKPINK
BLACKPINK‘s confident 2020 power track “How You Like That” was a pre-release single leading up to their first full-length album, The Album.
The song topped charts around the world and had people reaching for their phones to add it to their music library! “How You Like That” was the 9th most Shazamed K-Pop song of the year.
8. “DARARI” by TREASURE
TREASURE took off on TikTok as fans danced along to a sped-up version of the group’s B-side track “DARARI.” The song became the first B-side track from a 4th-gen K-Pop group to break into Spotify‘s “Global Top 100” chart.
The catchy song earned its deserved place in the top ten as the 8th most Shazamed K-Pop song of the year!
7. “Awake” by BTS’s Jin
The solo track written and performed by BTS‘s Jin, “Awake,” was the 7th most Shazamed K-Pop song of 2022, and it’s not surprising as it showcases the eldest BTS member’s impressive songwriting and vocal talents.
The fact it was so popular is especially touching, considering Jin views working on “Awake” as his turning point as a musician.
6. “Butter” by BTS
BTS’s second English-language single took the world by storm in 2021 and had everyone dancing and singing along.
“Butter” broke records and had fans and locals wanting to play it on repeat, becoming the 6th most Shazamed K-Pop song of 2022.
5. “Pink Venom” by BLACKPINK
“Pink Venom” marked BLACKPINK’s long-awaited return as a group and was released two years after their successful single “Lovesick Girls.”
The song was an instant success as fans loved the visuals, dance, vocals, and rap, and, of course, seeing BLACKPINK perform as four!
“Pink Venom” was the 5th most Shazamed song of the year!
4. “Dynamite” by BTS
BTS’s first English-language single, “Dynamite,” was a fun, upbeat song meant to bring a little positivity to listeners as the world adapted to new normals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The song became an immediate hit that catapulted BTS to even greater heights globally and earned them waves of new fans.
“Dynamite” was the 4th most Shazamed K-Pop song of 2022!
3. “Epiphany” by BTS’s Jin
BTS Jin’s beautiful solo song “Epiphany” is the 3rd most Shazamed K-Pop song of 2022. The 2018 hit song earns praise whenever it’s performed, with Jin frequently complimented for his stable live vocals while he sings the emotional ballad.
2. “Moon” by BTS’s Jin
“Moon” is Jin’s final solo song in the top 10 most Shazamed K-Pop songs of 2022. Jin impressively occupied three spots in the top 10 with his solo tracks and two with BTS!
“Moon” was the 2nd most Shazamed K-Pop song of the year.
1. “MONEY” by BLACKPINK’s Lisa
The most Shazamed K-Pop song of the year goes to the talented BLACKPINK maknae Lisa for her catchy solo song “Money.”
“Money” was released on Lisa’s debut solo mini-album in 2021 and peaked at number 90 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and at number 10 on the Billboard Global 200 chart!