Thursday, February 25, 2010

Apple iTunes: Over 10 Billion Served

Apple has announced selling its 10 billionth song download on iTunes. Here are the all-time top 20 downloads (if by all-time you mean only since 2003):

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 & Colby
7. Low, Flo Rida
8. Love Story, Taylor Swift
9. Bleeding Love, Leona Lewis
10. Tik Tok, Ke$ha
11. Disturbia, Rihanna
12. So What, Pink
13. I Kissed a Girl, Katy Perry
14. Single Ladies, Beyonce
15. Hot N Cold, Kate 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

I am happy to say that I don't have any of these songs on my iPod. In fact, I don't have any songs by most of these artists. I do like #18, which was recorded in 2006 and is the oldest song on the list. So it must be said that these songs are all babies.

The 10 billionth song served up is one that I do have. Louie Sulcer of Woodstock, Georgia crossed the 10 billion mark by purchasing Johnny Cash's "Guess Things Happen That Way" (written by Jack Clement). This song reached #1 on the country charts and #11 on the pop charts in 1958. Over a half century ago. That song is grown up.

Leave it to the great Johnny Cash to sneak in and steal the candy from the babies: "Well you ask me if I'll forget my baby. I guess I will, someday. I don't like it but I guess things happen that way."

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