10 Billion iTunes Downloads! Bands Missing in Mass Music Market.
10,000,000,000 songs have been sold through iTunes.
So, who’s top of the iPops then?
Guitarists, look away now as there’s not much evidence of axe-weilding amongst the 20 most-downloaded iTunes songs of all time.
The only ‘real’ bands spotted in the charts are Coldplay (in at 5 with Vida la Vida) and Plain White Ts (in at 18 with Hey There Delilah). No, Subset aren’t there quite yet 😉
The Black Eyed Peas top the iTunes most downloaded song chart with ‘I Gotta Feeling’ – quite remarkable for a track that only hit iTunes on March 30 2009. The quartet also Boom Boom Powed to the number 3 spot.
Unsurprisingly, if you keep an eye on the charts, Lady Gaga also grabbed a pair of spots with ‘Poker Face’ at number 2 and ‘Just Dance’ getting number 6.
I’d like to think that bands aren’t out of fashion rather that their fans would rather own CD’s or even vinyl.
Am I right or just holding onto a mistaken notion that bands can still be of worth in these technologically advanced times?
Here’s the list:
1) â€œI Gotta Feeling,â€ Black Eyed Peas
2) â€œPoker Face,â€ Lady GaGa
3) â€œBoom Boom Pow,â€ Black Eyed Peas
4) â€œIâ€™m Yours,â€ Jason Mraz
5) â€œViva la Vida,â€ Coldplay
6) â€œJust Dance,â€ Lady GaGa featuring Colby Oâ€™Donis
7) â€œLow,â€ Flo Rida (featuring T-Pain)
8 ) â€œLove Story,â€ Taylor Swift
9) â€œBleeding Love,â€ Leona Lewis
10) â€œTiK ToK,â€ Ke$ha
11) â€œDisturbia,â€ Rihanna
12) â€œSo What,â€ Pink
13) â€œI Kissed a Girl,â€ Katy Perry
14) â€œSingle Ladies (Put a Ring on It),â€ BeyoncÃ©
15) â€œHot N Cold,â€ Katy Perry
16) â€œStronger,â€ Kanye West
17) â€œLive Your Life,â€ T.I. (featuring Rihanna)
18) â€œHey There Delilah,â€ Plain White Tâ€™s
19) â€œRight Round,â€ Flo Rida
20) â€œParty in the U.S.A.,â€ Miley Cyrus