iTunes “Best of 2013” Lists Out

‘Tis the season of year-end lists and iTunes has a bunch of them for us.  Some highlights:


Canadian Artist of the Year: The Hurry and the Harm (Deluxe Version), City and Colour

Album of the Year:  Trouble Will Find Me, The National

Song of the Year: “Get Lucky (feat Pharrell Williams), Daft Punk

Breakthrough Album: Pure Heroine, Lorde


Top Selling Albums:

  1. The Lumineers, The Lumineers
  2. The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem
  3. Night Visions (Deluxe), Imagine Dragons
  4. Babel (Deluxe Version), Mumford & Sons
  5. Random Access Memories, Daft Punk
  6. The 20/20 Experience (The Deluxe Version), Justin Timberlake
  7. The Heist (Deluxe Edition), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  8. Unorthodox Jukebox, Bruno Mars
  9. Magna Carta…Holy Grail, JAY Z
  10. Pure Heroine, Lorde


Top Selling Songs:

1          Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell), Robin Thicke
2          Wake Me Up, Avicii
3          Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko), Rihanna
4          Roar, Katy Perry
5          Royals, Lorde
6          When I Was Your Man, Bruno Mars
7          Inner Ninja (feat. David Myles), Classified
8          We Can’t Stop, Miley Cyrus
9          Feed This Moment (feat. Christina Aguilera), Pitbull
10        Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams), Daft Punk



iPhone App of the Year: Duolingo – Learn Languages for Free, Duolingo

iPhone Game of the Year: Ridiculous Fishing – A Tale of Redemption, Vlambeer

iPad App of the Year: Disney Animated, Disney

iPad Game of the Year: BADLAND, Frogmind


Top Free iPhone Apps:

1          Candy Crush Saga, Limited
2          Snapchat, Snapchat, Inc.
3          Youtube, Google, Inc.
4          4 Pics 1 Word, LOTUM GmBH
5          Google Maps, Google, Inc.
6          Temple Run 2, Imangi Studios, LLC
7          Vine, Vine Labs, Inc.
8          Facebook         , Facebook, Inc.
9          Instagram, Instagram, Inc.
10        BBM, BlackBerry Ltd.


Top Paid iPhone Apps:

1          Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Mojang
2          Heads Up!, Warner Bros.
3          Angry Birds Star Wars, Rovio Entertainment Ltd
4          Wipeout, Activision Publishing, Inc.
5          Plants vs. Zombies, PopCap
6          Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations
7          Scribblenauts Remix, Warner Bros.
8          Afterlight, Simon Filip
9          Temple Run: Oz, Disney
10        Bad Piggies, Rovio Entertainment Ltd


Top Free iPad Apps:

1          Candy Crush Saga, Limited
2          YouTube, Google, Inc.
3          Skype for iPad, Skype Communications S.a.r.l
4          The Weather Network for iPad, Pelmorex Media Inc.
5          Temple Run 2, Imangi Studios, LLC
6          Netflix, Netflix, Inc.
7          Facebook, Facebook, Inc.
8          Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Gameloft
9          4 Pics 1 Word, LOTUM GmbH
10        Calculator for iPad Free, International Travel Weather Calculator


Top Paid iPad Apps:

1          Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Mojang

2          Plants vs. Zombies HD, PopCap
3          Angry Birds Star Wars HD, Rovio Entertainment
4          Angry Birds Star Wars II, Rovio Entertainment
5          Bad Piggies HD, Rovio Entertainment Ltd
6          Wipeout, Activision Publishing, Inc.
7          Survivalcraft, Igor Kalicinski
8          Temple Run: Oz, Disney
9          Toca Hair Salon 2, Toca Boca AB
10        Scribblenauts Remix, Warner Bros.


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Alan Cross

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