iTunes Rewind 2009: See What The Masses Were Downloading This Year

Robbie Daw | December 9, 2009 7:51 am

Exactly what do the Black Eyed Peas, Miley Cyrus, Kings Of Leon and Lady Gaga have in common, besides dominating the airwaves across the country over the past year? They all landed high up on iTunes’ Rewind 2009 list of top-selling songs and albums.

Surprisingly, the Peas, who had two of the top downloaded songs of the year, only ranked at #10 with their album The E.N.D. Guess there really is a threshold when it comes to a full hour of Fergie.

Check out what ended up being the most downloaded music of the year at the digital retailer, and what was singled out by iTunes editors—including the not-so-surprising (Artist Of The Year: Micheal Jackson) and mildly-surprising (Best Soundtrack: (500) Days Of Summer)—after the jump.

TOP-SELLING SONGS 1. “Boom Boom Pow,” Black Eyed Peas 2. “Right Round,” Flo Rida 3. “Poker Face,” Lady GaGa 4. “I Gotta Feeling,” Black Eyed Peas 5. “Gives You Hell,” The All-American Rejects 6. “Just Dance,” Lady GaGa & Colby O’Donis 7. “Party in the U.S.A.,” Miley Cyrus 8. “The Climb,” Miley Cyrus 9. “Dead and Gone (feat. Justin Timberlake),” T.I. 10. “Use Somebody,” KIngs of Leon

TOP-SELLING ALBUMS 1. Kings of Leon, Only By the Night 2. Various Artists, Twilight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 3. Lady GaGa, The Fame 4. Taylor Swift, Fearless 5. Dave Matthews Band, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King 6. Michael Jackson, The Essential Michael Jackson 7. The Fray, The Fray 8. Jay-Z, The Blueprint 3 9. Eminem, Relapse 10. Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)


ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Michael Jackson

ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Kings of Leon, Only By the Night


BEST ROCK ALBUM – The Dead Weather, Horehound

BEST HIP-HOP ALBUM – Raekwon, Only Built for Cuban Linx, Pt. 2


BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM – The Boxer Rebellion, Union

BEST POP ALBUM – Angel Taylor, Love Travels

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM – Taylor Swift, Fearless (Platinum Edition)

BEST R&B/SOUL ALBUM – Joe, Signature

BEST SINGER/SONGWRITER ALBUM – Grant Lee Phillips, Little Moon

BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM – Stile Antico, Song of Songs

BEST LATIN ALBUM – Zoe, Reptilectric