10 Billion iTunes Downloads! Bands Missing in Mass Music Market.

It’s happened!

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) “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 featuring Colby O’Donis
7) “Low,” Flo Rida (featuring T-Pain)
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 (Put a Ring on It),” Beyoncé
15) “Hot N Cold,” Katy Perry
16) “Stronger,” Kanye West
17) “Live Your Life,” T.I. (featuring Rihanna)
18) “Hey There Delilah,” Plain White T’s
19) “Right Round,” Flo Rida
20) “Party in the U.S.A.,” Miley Cyrus

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