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iTunes Store Sells 10 Billionth Song

iTunes (a jukebox software that helps users add, organise, play and purchase digital media with its integrated online store on a computer or portable device), made history when Johnny Cash’s Guess Things Happen That Way became the billionth track to be sold and downloaded at its online store. This recent achievement appears to back iTunes claim to be the number one online music retailer in the world.

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According to Apple, the online store which was launched in 2003 now features over 12 million songs, over 55, 000 TV episodes and over 8,500 movies. Black Eyed Peas’ I Gotta Feeling was officially named the site’s most downloaded track. All except one (Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing) of the top 25 songs were released in the last five years. See the complete list of Apple iTunes all-time top songs below:

  1. I Gotta Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)
  2. Poker Face (Lady GaGa)
  3. Boom Boom Pow (Black Eyed Peas)
  4. I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
  5. Viva la Vida (Coldplay)
  6. Just Dance (Lady GaGa and Colby)
  7. Low featuring T-Pain (Flo Rida)
  8. Love Story (Taylor Swift)
  9. Bleeding Love (Leona Lewis)
  10. Tik Tok (Ke$ha)
  11. Disturbia (Rihanna)
  12. So What (P!nk)
  13. I Kissed a Girl (Katy Perry)
  14. Single Ladies (Beyonce)
  15. Hot N Cold (Katy Perry)
  16. Stronger (Kanye West)
  17. Live Your Life (T.I.)
  18. Hey there Delilah (Plain White T’s)
  19. Right Round (Flo Rida)
  20. Party In the U.S.A. (Miley Cyrus)
  21. Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey)
  22. Bad Romance (Lady GaGa)
  23. Use Somebody (Kings of Leon)
  24. Fireflies – UK Radio Edit (Owl City)
  25. How to Save a Life (The Fray)

To celebrate this milestone, the winner of Apple’s 10 Billion Songs Countdown contest will receive $10,000 (£6,500) iTunes gift card.

Talking Point

Is iTunes a revolutionary or pointless online music service and do you feel the fact that it takes advantage of the successes of the iPhone and iPod takes some shine off its achievement?

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  3. Computers Smart Phones Technology

    July 11, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I quite agree that iTunes is one of the number one online music retailer store in the world.

  4. silpada

    December 20, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    This is great and interesting list. It is a great entertainment introduction.

  5. Marc Rasmussen

    August 7, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Right, last years it crossed the 10 Billionth Song. I wonder at this rate whether one day, the data is going to say its uncountable. This also shows people around the world loves music.

  6. Taylor

    September 18, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Remember when people where saying that selling digital downloads would never work? Looks like apple seems to have figured it out…

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