iTunes Releases Best Of 2014 Chart for Canada

Today iTunes released iTunes Best Of 2014 for Canada, highlighting the favourite music, movies, tv, apps, and books of Canadians. (Charts Below)

Pharrell topped the songs chart with his hit Happy from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, while Taylor Swift is #1 on the Albums chart, with her single Shake it Off being the 7th most downloaded song of the year.

Frozen dominated iTunes downloads in 2014. It became iTunes’ #2 selling album of 2014 (including the Oscar-winning theme song Let It Go) while cementing itself as the top selling iTunes movie of all-time. Additionally, the Frozen Free Fall app was one of the top downloads in the App Store in 2014. You can see that 2014 really is the “year of the book turned movies” while in apps, messaging apps remain popular with Facebook Messenger and Snapchat battling for top spot throughout 2014.

In addition to the best seller charts, iTunes designates overall winners for the year – including Best Canadian Movie.

  • In Music,Taylor Swift is named Best Artist of the year, while Jungle wins Best Album. Iggy Azalea – “Fancy (feat. Charli XCX) is Best Song while Sam Smith wins Best New Artist.
  • In Movies, Guardians of the Galaxy is Movie of the Year, The LEGO Movie is Best Family Movie, Boyhood is named for Best Director while Mommy is Best Canadian Movie.
  • In TV, Fargo is TV Show of the Year, True Detective is Best Performance, Serie Noire tops the French Language Series category, while Outlander is the Best Book Adaptation.
  • In Apps, Pixelmator is named iPad App of the Year, Monument Valley is iPad Game of the Year, Elevate-Brain Training is iPhone App of the Year while Threes is iPhone Game of the Year.
  • In Books, Miriam Toews’ All My Puny Sorrows is Our Favourite: Fiction (English), Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything is Our Favourite Nonfiction (English) while Michael Delisle’s Le Feu de mon père is our Favourite Fiction (French) and Chantal Hebert’s Confessions post-référendaires is Our Favourite Nonfiction (French).



Top Songs 
1. Happy (From “Despicable Me 2”) – Pharrell Williams
2. All of Me – John Legend
3. Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J) – Katy Perry
4. Say Something – Christina Aguilera, A Great Big World
5. Fancy (feat. Charli XCX) – Iggy Azalea
6. Come With Me Now – KONGOS
7. Shake it Off – Taylor Swift
8. Stay With Me – Sam Smith
9. Summer – Calvin Harris
10. Turn Down For What – Lil Jon, DJ Snake

Top Albums 
1. 1989 (Deluxe Edition) – Taylor Swift
2. Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Various Artists
3. Ghost Stories – Coldplay
4. x (Deluxe Edition) – Ed Sheeran
5. BEYONCÉ – Beyoncé
6. In the Lonely Hour (Deluxe Version)-Sam Smith
7. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)-Various Artists
8. Turn Blue-The Black Keys
9. Ultraviolence (Deluxe) – Lana Del Rey
10. The Marshall Mathers LP2 (Deluxe)         Eminem

Top Movies 
1. Frozen
2. The Lego Movie
3. The Wolf of Wall Street
4. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
5. Captain Phillips
6. Thor: The Dark World
7. Divergent
8. The Other Woman
9. 12 Years A Slave
10. Gravity

Top TV 
1. Game of Thrones
2. Downtown Abbey
3. Sons of Anarchy
4. Suits
5. The Walking Dead
6. Mad Men
7. Outlander
8. Homeland
9. True Detective
10. Sherlock

Top iPhone Apps Paid
1. Minecraft – Pocket Edition
2. Heads Up!
3. Afterlight
4. 7 Minute Workout Challenge
5. Plague Inc.
6. Geometry Dash
7. Cut the Rope 2
8. Sleep Cycle alarm clock
9. THE GAME OF LIFE Classic Edition
10. Bloons TD 5

Top iPhone Apps Free
1. Facebook Messenger
2. Snapchat
3. YouTube
4. Piano Tiles (Don’t Tap The White Tile)
5. 2048
6. Facebook
7. Google Maps
8. Instagram
9. Candy Crush Saga
10. WhatsApp Messenger

Top iPad App Paid
1. Minecraft – Pocket Edition
2. Heads Up!
3. Cut the Rope 2
4. The Room Two
5. Terraria
6. Geometry Dash
7. Hide N Seek: Mini Game With Worldwide Multiplayer
8. Survivalcraft
9. Plants vs. Zombies HD
10. Blek

Top iPad Apps Free
1. Skype for iPad
2. YouTube
3. Netflix
4. Facebook Messenger
5. The Weather Network for iPad
6. Google Maps
7. Candy Crush Saga
8. Calculator for iPad Free
9. Facebook
10. Google
Best Selling Books: Fiction (ENGLISH)
1. The Fault in Our Stars -John Green
2. Gone Girl -Gillian Flynn

  1. Insurgent -Veronica Roth
    4. Allegiant-Veronica Roth
    5. Divergent-Veronica Roth
    6. The Goldfinch-Donna Tartt
    7. Written in My Own Heart’s Blood-Diana Gabaldon
    8. Edge of Eternity-Ken Follett
    9. Fifty Shades of Grey-E L James
    10. The Target-David Baldacci

Best Selling Books: Non-Fiction (ENGLISH)

  1. A House in the Sky-Amanda Lindhout
    2. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt-Michael Lewis
    3. Finding Me-Michelle Knight,Michelle Burford
    4. The Body Book-Cameron Diaz
    5. Orange Is the New Black-Piper Kerman
    6. The Wolf of Wall Street-Jordan Belfort
    7. An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth-Chris Hadfield
    8. Not That Kind of Girl-Lena Dunham
    9. Unbroken-Laura Hillenbrand
    10. Crazy Town-Robyn Doolittle

Best Selling Books – FRENCH

  1. Central Park-Guillaume Musso
    2. Cinquante nuances de Grey-E L James
    3. Cinquante nuances plus claires-E L James
    4. Cinquante nuances plus sombres-E L James
    5. Une autre idée du bonheur-Marc Levy
    6. Rouge Poison-Michèle Marineau
    7. Malphas 4. Grande Liquidation-Patrick Senécal
    8. Oscar et la dame rose-Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
    9. Mauvaise foi-Marie Laberge
    10. Mensonges sur le Plateau Mont-Royal Tome 2-Michel David