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SongPop 1 is a head-to-head music trivia game. The free app was released in May 2012 by FreshPlanet, a venture-backed, NYC–based startup. It is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Facebook.[1] By 2015, the app had been downloaded 100 million times.

In July 2015, SongPop 2, featuring over 100,000 songs and 1,000 curated playlists, was released.[2] SongPop 2 is free-to-play with in-app purchases.[3]


The game is played much like the popular TV show Name That Tune.[4] After selecting a themed playlist, five songs are played. Players compete against each other to be the first to select the correct song title or artist from a choice of four. iTunes links are provided for each song.[5] In SongPop 2, users can play alone for the first time, competing against a computer-controlled opponent.[6]


SongPop asks players to choose the name of a song or the artist of the song, with a four option multiple choice interface. The faster a player guesses, the more points they get. Players can remove two songs by using song note chips.

Critical reaction[edit]

SongPop 1 was awarded Best Facebook Game 2012, Social Gaming People's Voice Winner 2013, and Best Online Game 2013 by the British Academy Games Awards.[7]

Songs may include explicit lyrics. For this reason, iTunes rates the game 12+[8] and is rated 16+ by Common Sense Media.[9]

Soon after its release, Mark Zuckerberg posted on Facebook "Song Pop is one of the most fun Facebook games I've played in a while."[10]


  1. ^ Dredge, Stuart (4 July 2012). "Mark Zuckerberg's favourite social music game Song Pop gets Premium iOS edition". Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  2. ^ "SongPop 2: FreshPlanet Launches Music Trivia Game on iOS". Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  3. ^ "SongPop sequel aims to build on 100M fans of the original music trivia game". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  4. ^ "SongPop Shooting For The Top Of The Charts On Facebook". Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  5. ^ Davison, Pete (Jun 7, 2012). "Song Pop review". Inside Social Games.
  6. ^ "FreshPlanet follows up its mobile song-trivia hit SongPop with a sequel". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  7. ^ "SongPop - FreshPlanet". Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  8. ^ "SongPop on the App Store". App Store. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  9. ^ "SongPop - App Review". Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  10. ^ Knowles, Jamillah. "Zuckerberg Loves Song Pop, What Better Endorsement?". The Next Web. Retrieved 2016-04-07.