Elizabeth was the first to tell us about Shazam. We were at a party and she was raving about it. "I don't get it" I exclaimed. And then she held her iPhone in the air, much like John Cusack in Say Anything, and pushed "Tag Now." The phone literally listened to the song that was playing on the radio, and after 15 seconds, told us what it was. It listed the name of the song, the artist, and linked us to iTunes where we could then purchase the song if we were so inclined. "Wow! I've got to get that!"
So I did. I downloaded the application that night for FREE and have been hooked ever since. I love that moment when Jen and I are in a store and we hear a song that we like. I'll say, "man I love this song. I wonder what it is..." And then there's a slight pause...we both look at each other...and at the same time shout out "SHAZAM!" We then hurry to pull out my iPhone and "tag" the song.
Shazam has led us to the new Pink song So What. You must buy it now!
And we've discovered new artists like Meiko & Kings of Leon by using Shazam. I'm telling you...this shit is bananas...b-a-n-a-n-a-s. (If you Shazam'd that, you'd know I'm quoting Gwen Stefani.)
So you want it now, right? Well I don't think you need an iPhone to get it. Just go to the website and check it out. I will warn you that there are times when Shazam has let us down. It's not that great at identifying obscure NPR songs. And when Christine tried singing to it, it didn't work. (Although, that was a long shot.) So download it, and let me know what you think!
Until then, I'll just be taggin' away over here...