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." 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. 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. "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 (3)
  • XanderD-Phe
    2/25/2015 - 08:52 a.m.

    It's surprising game of thrones is the best selling TV show. On the other hand, i do think happy from pharrell willams should be the top song.

  • MariaE-Bru
    2/27/2015 - 12:47 p.m.

    In, " What were top sellers on Itunes in 2014," the author wrote these awards are in Apple's opinion. This means that apple chose which were the best out of all the music, movies, and books. I think that this is true because they are the company who rounded up all the votes and chose which were the top five.

  • gavinm-lam
    4/19/2016 - 10:49 a.m.

    I would think that fancy would be bigger than Pharrell's song "happy"because it was number one on the top 25 billboard rap song for over a couple months.

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