Start Shazaming... Now
MTV host 10 on Top Lenay Dunn fills us in on five songs that seemingly slipped under the radar this year. So without further ado, the five most underrated songs of 2013.
So. Lately I've gotten into the awesome habit of "Shazaming" everything, everywhere. For those of you who don't know what Shazam is, it's a phone app that recognizes what song is playing around you when you push a button and then it can link you to iTunes to buy it! Restaurants, clubs, elevators, friends' cars — you can find me waving my phone over my head as if that will help my phone hear the song better! Side note: It probably doesn't. But it does make me look awesome.
In doing so, I've discovered so many great new songs — songs I probably wouldn't have otherwise heard. I have to admit, a few times I look back and wonder what I was thinking when I Shazamed certain songs, but that's kind of like some ex-boyfriends, too. Just seemed like a great idea in the moment, but then you look back like Whaa..? Anyway, a few of the most underrated song gems I found while Shazaming this year are as follows, including where I was when I found them.
"Your Touch" — Blake Lewis
Song: "Your Touch" by Blake Lewis
Location: Watching TV at home. It was the song on the Internet Explorer 10 commercial.
"Beach" — San Cisco
Song: "Beach" by San Cisco
Location: Super-random but I actually Shazamed their song from my own show 10 on Top on MTV! We featured them as an artist to watch and played a few seconds of the song, which I Shazamed during a screening.
"Massachusetts" — Silverstein
Song: "Massachusetts" by Silverstein
Location: I don't remember when or where I Shazamed this, but super-happy I did.
"Sweater Weather" — The Neighbourhood
Song: "Sweater Weather" by The Neighbourhood
Location: At a restaurant with my friends. It took like three attempts for my phone to read it since it was loud, and I was nervous I would miss it, so I was waving my phone in the air like a madwoman. Sometimes I get emotional if I don't Shazam a song in time — then I feel like it's lost forever. Should have stood on my chair!
"Young and Beautiful" — Lana Del Rey
Song: "Young and Beautiful" by Lana Del Rey
Location: In a movie theater in Tennessee, watching The Great Gatsby. It's on the soundtrack.
Photo credits: Lana Del Rey, WENN.com; The Neighbourhood, Kris Paulsen; San Cisco/Facebook; Blake Lewis/Facebook; Silverstein/Facebook.
Looking back at 2013