Pharrell's 'Happy' Named iTunes Top Selling Song Of The Year


As the year-end lists get dished out, iTunes has released their list of top selling songs and albums for 2014. Pharrell’s Oscar and Grammy-nominated “Happy” topped the list of top selling songs while the Frozen soundtrack is the best selling album of the year. John Legend’s “All of Me” came in at the second slot behind Pharrell and was followed by Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” featuring Juicy J and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.” Beyonce’s self-titled album came in at no. 6 on the top selling albums list and was the only R&B singer to earn a spot. There are also no hip-hop albums on the list.

Apple also released a “Best Of” list where they named Beyoncé the best artist and said Logic’s Def Jam debut Pressure was the best hip-hop/rap album of the year. See the lists below.

Top Selling Songs:

1. “Happy,” Pharrell
2. “All of Me,” John Legend
3. “Dark Horse,” Katy Perry
4. “Talk Dirty,” Jason Derulo
5. “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea
6. “Problem,” Ariana Grande
7. “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor
8. “Let It Go,” Idina Menzel
9. “Turn Down for What,” DJ Snake & Lil Jon
10. “Rude,” Magic!

Top Selling Albums:

1. Frozen
2. 1989, Taylor Swift
3. Ghost Stories, Coldplay
4. In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
5. Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack
6.  Beyoncé,  Beyoncé
7. Pure Heroine, Lorde
8. X, Ed Sheeran
9. The Outsiders, Eric Church
10. 5 Seconds of Summer, 5 Seconds of Summer

Apple’s Best-Ofs:

Best Artist: Beyoncé
Best Album: 1989, Taylor Swift
Best Song: “Fancy” (feat. Charli XCX), Iggy Azalea
Best New Artist: Sam Smith
Best Pop: 1989, Taylor Swift
Best Rock: Lazaretto, Jack White
Best Alternative: Lost in the Dream, The War on Drugs
Best Hip-Hop/Rap: Under Pressure, Logic
Best Country: Pain Killer, Little Big Town
Best R&B/Soul: JHUD, Jennifer Hudson
Best Dance: New Eyes, Clean Bandit
Best Singer/Songwriter: Utah, Jamestown Revival
Best Latin: MultiViral, Calle 13
Best Electronic: Our Love, Caribou
Best Jazz: Time and Time Again, The Cookers
Best Classical: John Luther Adams: Become Ocean, Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony Orchestra