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What were top sellers on iTunes in 2014?
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The soundtrack for "Frozen" and Pharrell's viral "Happy" are the year's top-selling album and song on iTunes.

Apple announced that Taylor Swift's "1989," just released in October, is behind "Frozen" and rounding out the top 5 albums are Coldplay's "Ghost Stories," Sam Smith's "In the Lonely Hour" and the "Guardians of the Galaxy" soundtrack.

"Frozen" is the year's best-selling movie and season three of "Game of Thrones" is the top TV show.

The top paid and free apps for the iPhone are Heads Up! and Facebook Messenger and the top paid and free apps for the iPad are Minecraft Pocket Edition and YouTube.

John Green's 2012 novel, "The Fault in Our Stars," which had a film adaption this year, is the top fiction book while "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt" and "Private" are No. 1 for non-fiction and free books, respectively.

John Legend's "All of Me," Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," ''Talk Dirty" by Jason Derulo, and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" follow "Happy" on the songs list.

Apple also released an editorial list, naming Swift's "1989" best album of the year. Beyonce earned top overall artist and Azalea's "Fancy" best song.

Critical thinking challenge: Why did the author write These awards are in Apple's opinion?

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COMMENTS (67)
  • sl2000soccer
    12/18/2014 - 08:40 a.m.

    The author wrote "These awards are in apple's opinion" because he wanted to tell people reading that it was not his opinion, it was the people who bought or voted for them. everyone has their own opinions and the reader's may have been different.

  • r2000soccer
    12/18/2014 - 08:40 a.m.

    the author write These awards are in Apple's opinion because these are the apps and songs which is on top. people buy these apps and songs from iTunes or apple app store that's why apple announced awards.

  • NW2000Basketball
    12/18/2014 - 08:41 a.m.

    i think that the author said that because he knows that apple picked the songs by purchases on the songs on iTunes and the preorders of the song as well.

  • JS2001basketball
    12/18/2014 - 08:46 a.m.

    The reason why the author put in Apple's opinion because there are different companies that sell and reference these songs so he had to put the consent of Apple

  • MJade-Sti
    12/18/2014 - 09:24 a.m.

    I cant believe that the soundtrack frozen is itunes best seller! I feel bad for Taylor Swift is behind Frozen. Frozen is the best-selling movie. Frozen tops "The Fault in our stars, Guardians of the Galaxy, and game of thrones. And some of those movies/ TV shows are pretty good. I personally thought that Guardians of the Galaxy was better than Frozen.

  • LAvery-Sti
    12/18/2014 - 09:33 a.m.

    This is about the years top sellers. The top selling is frozen because it is for all types of people that like it. Apple has this top selling year with frozen because it is the biggest hit.

  • MFrancisco-Sti
    12/18/2014 - 09:51 a.m.

    M - Frozen and Happy are the top music sold.
    E - So many people are buying them.
    A - I would too but I don't like that kind of music.
    L - So many people are buying this kind of music and now they are the most popular ones.

  • alexi1125
    12/18/2014 - 10:22 a.m.

    Frozen was the best movie out there for little kids. Even though this movie gets annoying ,kids still like to watch it. the sound track of frozen was on top of the charts with other famous people

  • alexi1125
    12/18/2014 - 10:22 a.m.

    Frozen was the best movie out there for little kids. Even though this movie gets annoying ,kids still like to watch it. the sound track of frozen was on top of the charts with other famous people

  • ne2001bieber
    12/18/2014 - 01:02 p.m.

    The author wrote These awards are in Apple's opinion. because some people may have different opinions or take it seriously. also, it might not be accurate and it's actually false.

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