How Many Of iTunes’ 25 Most-Downloaded Songs Do You Own?

Robbie Daw | February 12, 2010 2:59 pm

Looks like Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” will never be so 2000-and-late. As the iTunes store approaches its 10 billion downloads mark, the digital retailer has revealed its 25 most-downloaded songs since its inception in 2003. And if you thought the Black Eyed Peas were approaching the E.N.D. of the line, you’d best think again—and check your computer. Because we gotta feeling you might have some of the quartet’s jams lurking around in there.

Lady Gaga is the artist with the most songs on the list, with three (“Just Dance,” “Poker Face” and “Bad Romance”), while Ke$ha has the most recent tune to land in the Top 10 (“TiK ToK”). Geez, she’s just setting records left and right this week.

Journey have the only song not released within the last five years on the list, as “Don’t Stop Believin'”—the band’s 1981 anthem that has been used in everything from Glee and The Sopranos to ads for political campaigns—comes in at #21.

Meanwhile, the iTunes Store is offering a $10,000 gift card to whoever downloads the 10 billionth song. And, really, whoever wins should just put the entire thing toward “TiK TiK.” Because Ke$ha clearly isn’t getting enough attention these days.

iTunes’ 25 Most-Downloaded Songs Of All Time:

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 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 21. “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Journey 22. “Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga 23. “Use Somebody,” Kings of Leon 24. “Fireflies,” Owl City 25. “How to Save a Life,” the Fray