Amazon Releases the 50 Most Requested Lyrics on Alexa

Amazon Releases The 50 Most Requested Lyrics on Alexa
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Can’t remember a song title?  Neither can most Americans, according to data shared by Amazon.

Last June, NPR and Edison Research published a study with some very interesting results.  According to The Infinite Dial 2017 report, 7% of Americans aged 12 and older now own a smart speaker.

Building on this report, the Smart Audio Report from NPR and Edison Research analyzed their listening habits.  70% of smart speaker owners said that they now listen to more audio after acquiring their devices.

So, as an artist, how can you make sure that people can easily find your songs?  According to Amazon, the answer is actual very simple: use short, catchy lyrics that will remain in listeners’ minds.

Yesterday, Amazon published the Alexa lyric search charts.

Through data collected from Alexa-enabled devices, like the Echo and the Dot, Amazon found that most people can’t remember song titles.

So, to stream their favorite tracks on a smart speaker, people recite a song’s memorable lyrics.

For example, when people want to stream Fitz and the Tantrum’s ‘HandClap,’ they say “I can make your hands clap.”  The method also worked to help people find and stream The Who’s ‘Baba O’Reilly.’  Alexa would stream the song after people said “teenage wasteland.”

Analyzing the data, Amazon also found that people often ask Alexa to find a song based on a chorus.  The company believes that people enjoy reciting “fun choruses.”  This method helped consumers quickly stream Ayo & Teo’s ‘Rolex’ as well as Adele’s ‘Hello.’

Breaking down the Top 50 Alexa lyric charts, Justin Timberlake appears three times on the list.  To stream ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling,’ fans told Alexa “I got this feeling inside my bones.”  When saying “I got sunshine in my pocket,” Alexa would stream ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling.’

The charts also shows that people still enjoy streaming older songs.  The Spice Girls and Sir Mix-a-Lot made surprise entries with ‘Wannabe’ and ‘Baby Got Back,’ respectively.  Fans also streamed Queen’s famous ‘We Will Rock You’ and Wild Cherry’s ‘Play that Funky Music.’

You can check out the top 50 Alexa lyrics at Amazon’s website here or read through the list below.

Top 50 Lyric Requests in the US:

1. “…I can make your hands clap

Fitz and the Tantrums, “HandClap”

2. “…head out on the highway

Steppenwolf, “Born To Be Wild”

3. “…I got this feeling inside my bones

Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”

4. “…I came in like a wrecking ball

Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”

5. “…true love won’t desert you

Journey, “Separate Ways”

6. “…once, I was seven years old

Lukas Graham, “7 Years”

7. “…I’m a rebel just for kicks

Portugal. The Man “Feel it Still”

8. “…swish swish bish

Katy Perry, “Swish Swish”

9. “…I got sunshine in my pocket

Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”

10. “…standing in the hall of fame

The Script feat., “Hall of Fame”

11. “…tell me what you want what you really really want

Spice Girls, “Wannabe”

12. “…the battle of Yorktown

Hamilton Cast Recording, “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)”

13. “…we all live in a yellow submarine

The Beatles, Yellow Submarine

14. “…hit me like a hurricane

Luke Combs, “Hurricane”

15. “…I like big butts and I cannot lie”

Sir Mix-a-Lot, “Baby Got Back”

16. “…hello darkness, my old friend

Disturbed, “The Sound of Silence”

17. “…I got the moves like Jagger

Maroon 5, “Moves Like Jagger

18. “…I could use a love

Maren Morris, “I Could Use a Love Song”

19. “…I wish I knew you when I was young

The Revivalists, “Wish I Knew You”

20. “…teenage wasteland

The Who, “Baba O’Reilly”

21. “…we will we will rock you

Queen, “We Will Rock You”

22. “…this girl is on fire

Alicia Keys, “Girl on Fire”

23. “…this is my heartbeat

Kelly Clarkson, “Heartbeat Song”

24. “…call me on my cell phone

Drake, “Hotline Bling”

25. “…work work work work work

Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign, “Work From Home”

26. “…I feel better when I’m dancing…

Meghan Trainor, “Better When I’m Dancing”

27. “…I’m in love with the shape of you

Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

28. “…play that funky music white boy

Wild Cherry, “Play that Funky Music”

29. “…I woke up in a new Bugatti

Ace Hood, “Bugatti”

30. “…If I was you, I’d wanna be me too

Meghan Trainor, “Me Too”

31. “…I just want a Roley, Roley, Roley

Ayo & Teo, “Rolex”

32. “…push me to the edge, all my friends are dead

Lil Uzi Vert, “XO TOUR Llif3”

33. “…hello from the other side

Adele, “Hello”

34. “…look what you made me do

Taylor Swift, “Look What You Made Me Do”

35. “…baby, you’re a firework

Katy Perry, “Firework”

36. “…that’s the sound of the police.

KRS-One, “Sound of Da Police”

37. “…chillin’ on a dirt road

Jason Aldean, “Dirt Road Anthem”

38. “…put your hair in the air

Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani and Ron Funches, “Hair Up” (Trolls)

39. “…all my friends are heathens take it slow

Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

40. “…hey now, you’re a rock star

Smash Mouth, “All Star”

41. “…I got the eye of the tiger

Katy Perry, “Roar”

42. “…I’m gonna come back like a boomerang

Jojo Siwa, “Boomerang”

43. “…i wanna be a rockstar

Nickelback, “Rockstar”

44. “…shine bright like a diamond

Rihanna, “Diamonds”

45. “…like the ceiling can’t hold us

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, “Can’t Hold Us”

46. “…come on come on turn the radio on

Sia, “Cheap Thrills”

47. “…it takes two to make a thing go right

Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, “It Takes Two”

48. “…love like there’s no such thing as a broken heart

Old Dominion, “No Such Thing As A Broken Heart”

49. “…I love you for a thousand years

Christina Perri, “A Thousand Years”

50. “…the greatest song in the world

Tenacious D, “Tribute”


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