Recap of the iTunes 2011 Rewind

It’s that time of year again- no, I’m not thinking of ugly sweaters and yuletide cheer, although that’s nice too.  I’m thinking about the gazillion lists popping up across the world wide web. It’s time to look back at all the things that happened since January that defined the year 2011!  You know, things like “Top 20 Internet Searches of 2011″ and “30 Zaniest Things Done By Celebrities in 2011″, or perhaps “Top 10 Viral Cat Videos of 2011″.

On December 8th iTunes weighed in with their iTunes 2011 Rewind, highlighting top sellers in each category as well as the top picks from the people at Apple.  It’s an interesting insight into the pop culture trends of the last year and what everyone has been talking about.  Without further ado, here is an abbreviated list of some of the top sellers from the iTunes store in 2011:


Top songs:

1. Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”

2. LMFAO – “Party Rock Anthem”

3. Katy Perry – “Firework”

Top albums:

1. Adele – 21

2. Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More

3. Lil Wayne – The Carter IV (Deluxe Edition)


1. The Social Network

2. Limitless

3. No Strings Attached

TV Shows

Top episodes:

1. The Walking Dead – “What Lies Ahead”

2. Glee – “Original Song”

3. Breaking Bad – “Box Cutter”

Top seasons:

1. Doctor Who

2. Modern Family

3. Dexter



1.  The Help by Kathryn Stockett

2.  The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

3.  A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin


1. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

2. Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent

3. A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

App Store

Top paid apps:

1. Angry Birds

2. Fruit Ninja

3. Angry Birds Seasons

Top free apps:

1. Facebook

2. Pandora Radio

3. Words With Friends Free

So, some that made the list are obvious, others maybe not so much.  What were your favorites in these categories from 2011?  For the complete list of top sellers and Apple picks, check out the full iTunes 2011 Rewind found on the iTunes store.

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