What were top sellers on iTunes in 2014?
What were top sellers on iTunes in 2014? Singer Pharrell Williams performs his hit song "Happy" at the Walmart annual shareholders meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas (Reuters)
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?

Source URL: https://www.tweentribune.com/article/teen/what-were-top-sellers-itunes-2014/

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  • ws2001wrex
    12/18/2014 - 01:03 p.m.

    The author wrote this because, he didn't want to make people believe that he was the one who did the award. Also, he wanted to give the people who did that the recreation that they devised.

  • RM00charlie
    12/18/2014 - 01:05 p.m.

    because apple is the leading company in technology and support more artist then android and windows
    also because the more population of people have I phones against other company and the app and I tunes stores are the leading apps on the apple devices.

  • IM2000food
    12/18/2014 - 01:08 p.m.

    The author wrote the quote these are in apple opinion because iTunes is an apple creation and they based it on how many times the album was bought or single was bought on iTunes.

  • NashMcComsey-Ste
    12/18/2014 - 01:12 p.m.

    The fact that these songs ended up on this list does not surprise me. Many of them either influenced trends or were parts of them themselves. Although many of them i have grown tired of hearing, they are, without a doubt, popular.

  • TehyaWhite-Ste
    12/18/2014 - 01:48 p.m.

    The author wrote that because it doesn't mean that everybody has to agree. I know many people who stick to music and movies that nobody has ever heard or seen before, simply to keep themselves from being "mainstream". I think that the top lists are sort of stupid because they only measure the people who buy their specific music and not everybody in existence.

  • KatieQuillsBiggestFan
    12/18/2014 - 01:57 p.m.

    This is a very cool observation. Instead of buying the 2014 records, I can look here and have all of the information condensed for me. This is very well written, and I enjoyed reading the topic. Well done!

  • atayal-Orv
    12/18/2014 - 04:23 p.m.

    i like all them singers and my baby sister loves frozen. i love the most talor swift 1989 because it has alot of pop songs that i like of hers.

  • davidd-Orv
    12/18/2014 - 04:42 p.m.

    well of course it would be because usually songs off of movies get more attention that other songs because people think if they are worthy enough to be on a movie then its worth their money even if there is better songs out there

  • JacobM-5
    12/18/2014 - 04:51 p.m.

    This article is about the current trending songs, games, and movies and how some things like Frozen are old but are still trending through Itunes. Another thing is about some of the music and movie winners. One example is Beyonce she won best artist, but Iggy won best song. I thought this article was nice to keep up to date with current events.

  • BrigitteA-3
    12/18/2014 - 07:59 p.m.

    The top selling results are in. This year the movie "Frozen" took the top spot for the best soundtrack. Along with Frozen, Pharell William's soundtrack, "Happy" took the top spot also. The best selling movie, "The Fault In Our Stars". I am not surprised that "Frozen" took the number one spot because so many people of all ages enjoyed the move and the soundtrack that went along with it.

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