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iTunes’ top-selling songs and albums of 2009 (US and UK)

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Apple has announced its bestselling albums and songs of the year in a new feature on the iTunes Store called iTunes Rewind. Songs by Black-Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga were among chart-toppers in the US and UK, and the Kings of Leon album Only By the Night was the best-selling album on both the US and UK charts.

Among other top-sellers that made both lists were albums by Michael Jackson and Black-Eyes Peas.

“Right Round” by Flo Rida was the number-two song in the US, not making it onto the UK chart; other songs unique to the US chart are “Gives You Hell” by the All-American Rejects and two singles by Miley Cyrus. Top-sellers in the UK include singles by Cheryl Cole, La Roux, and Lily Allen.

In albums, US downloaders honed in on the Twilight soundtrack, as well as records by Taylor Smith, Dave Matthews, and The Frey. UK iTunes users went for albums by Lily Allen, The Prodigy, Florence + The Machine, and Beyoncé.

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


1. “I Gotta Feeling,” Black Eyed Peas

2. “Poker Face,” Lady Gaga

3. “Just Dance,” Colby O’Donis / Lady GaGa

4. “Boom Boom Pow,” Black Eyed Peas

5. “Fight For This Love,” Cheryl Cole

6. “In For The Kill,” La Roux

7. “Number 1,? Tinchy Stryder

8. “Bad Boys (feat. Flo Rida),” Alexandra Burke

9. “The Fear,” Lily Allen

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)


1. Kings of Leon, Only By The Night

2. Lily Allen, It’s Not Me, It’s You

3. Lady GaGa, The Fame

4. The Prodigy, Invaders Must Die

5. Florence + The Machine, Lungs

6. Beyoncé, I Am…Sasha Fierce

7. Kasabian, West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum

8. Michael Jackson, Number Ones

9. Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)

10. The Script, The Script

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