It’s been five years, over five years now, that iTunes has been selling digital downloads. Apple’s music store, now the world’s largest after passing Wal Mart earlier in 2008, went online on April 28, 2003.
Of all the digital songs sold in all of the world, iTunes accounts for 70 percent.
Since its debut five years ago Monday, Apple’s iTunes Store has sold more than 4 billion songs and accounts for approximately 70 percent of digital music sold worldwide. In the next five years, it may well account for a staggering 28 percent of all music sold worldwide.
Apparently about 30 percent of all computers have iTunes installed. And while iTunes sees rampant growth in downloads and users, the iPod has somewhat plateaued.
Ok, enough shop talk. Let’s go to the scoreboard, after 5 years in biz what are the top sellers? Careful, it might make you sick…
iTunes Bestselling Songs
1. Hey Ya!, OutKast
2. Fallen, Sarah McLachlan
3. It’s My Life, No Doubt
4. Clocks, Coldplay
5. White Flag, Dido
ITunes Bestselling Albums
- On and On, Jack Johnson
- Sacred Love, Sting
- Life for Rent, Dido
- Room on Fire
- The Strokes
- Bare, Annie Lennox
- Speakerboxxx, Outkast
- Everything to Everyone, Barenaked Ladies
- Lord of the Rings, Howard Shore
- American IV, Johnny Cash
- Very Best of Sting, Sting & The Police
For those of us who love our iPhones, here’s some news:
A new iPhone is coming, no surprise, but with rebates its price is reduced to $200 (8gb) or $300 (16gb).
When the 3G iPhone is introduced this summer, AT&T, the exclusive U.S. iPhone sales partner with Apple, will cut the price by as much as $200, according to a person familiar with the strategy.