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Friday, December 10, 2010

iTunes' Best-Selling Singles & Albums Of 2010

In addition to Billboard posting its year-end charts, iTunes has published the digital music store's roundup of best-selling singles and albums for 2010. And it looks like Train's "Hey, Soul Sister"—which was tops halfway through the year—hung in their till the very end. Why don't they just replace the National Anthem with it at this point?

Of the iTunes best-sellers, I've noticed I actually paid (the shame) for six of the Top 10 singles, and one of the albums. But I'm not saying which. Well, alright—I'll say that, surprisingly, I did purchase The E.N.D. when it first was released, and then again for my mom (strangely a Peas fan) earlier this year.

How many did you purchase?

Best-Selling iTunes Singles of 2010:
1. Train, “Hey, Soul Sister”
2. Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg, “California Gurls”
3. Eminem feat. Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie”
4. B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams, “Airplanes
5. Taio Cruz, “Dynamite”
6. Usher feat. will.i.am, “OMG"
7. Taio Cruz feat. Ludacris, “Break Your Heart"
8. Ke$ha, “TiK ToK”
9. Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”
10. Eminem, “Not Afraid”

Best-Selling iTunes Albums of 2010:
1. Eminem, Recovery
2. Ke$ha, Animal
3. Lady Gaga, The Fame
4. Lady Antebellum, Need You Now
5. Taylor Swift, Speak Now
6. Drake, Thank Me Later
7. Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More
8. The Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D.
9. Jack Johnson, To the Sea
10. Sade, Soldier of Love

Billboard's 2010 Year-End Hot 100 Songs:
1. Ke$ha, “Tik Tok”
2. Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now"
3. Train, “Hey, Soul Sister”
4. Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg, “California Gurls”
5. Usher feat. will.i.am, “OMG”
6. B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams, “Airplanes”
7. Eminem feat. Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie”
8. Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance”
9. Taio Cruz, “Dynamite”
10. Taio Cruz feat. Ludacris, “Break Your Heart”

Billboard's 2010 Year-End Top 200 Albums:
1. Susan Boyle, I Dreamed A Dream
2. Eminem, Recovery
3. Lady Antebellum, Need You Now
4. Lady Gaga, The Fame
5. Justin Bieber, My World 2.0
6. Andrea Bocelli, My Christmas
7. Taylor Swift, Fearless
8. Justin Bieber, My World
9. Taylor Swift, Speak Now
10. The Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D.

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  • At 1:29 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    TIK TOK WAS THE NUMBER ONE SONG IN AMERICA!!??!? The terrorists have won. :(

  • At 6:15 PM, Blogger wpmsd said…

    I thought Tik Tok was the best selling song, but I guess a lot of its sales were in 2009.

  • At 6:16 PM, Blogger wpmsd said…

    Tik Tok, as with all Ke$ha songs, are vapid, airhead-y, empty headed, etc. In fact they are raising the bar for future airheads. But most are still catchy. I do cringe a little singing some of them in the car.

  • At 1:09 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Joshua, the terrorists won when "Party In The USA" didn't get to #1, don't cha know?

    wpmsd, yeah, Train was #1 as far as sales at the halfway point this year, and looks like it held in there. But who knew Taio Cruz would have such a big year in the States?

  • At 9:45 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    christ alive. oh well. oh surely you must have blogged about subo forgetting her words on live tv while i was away. will search your archives (ooer) now!!!

  • At 10:37 AM, Anonymous web said…

    It can't work in actual fact, that's what I think.


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