Peas, Kings of Leon top iTunes best sellers of 2009

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Apple’s iTunes on Tuesday released Rewind 2009, its lists of the year’s best and best-selling media. Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow” was the best-selling song at the country’s leading music retailer. Kings of Leon’s “Only by the Night” was the best-selling album and also was named best album of the year.

Members of the band Black Eyed Peas arrive at the 2009 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Michael Jackson was named artist of the year, and Lady Gaga was tapped as best new artist. “Twilight” topped the movie sales chart. Season 3 of “Mad Men” was the best-selling season among TV shows, and “Stew-Roids” from “Family Guy” was the top episode. The best-selling game was “The Sims 3,” and the leading app was “MobileNavigator North America.”

Here are the top 10 best-selling titles and apps at the iTunes Store in 2009:


1. “Boom Boom Pow,” Black Eyed Peas

2. “Right Round,” Flo Rida

3. “Poker Face,” Lady Gaga

4. “I Gotta Feeling,” the 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. “Only by the Night,” Kings of Leon

2. “Twilight” soundtrack

3. “The Fame,” Lady Gaga

4. “Fearless,” Taylor Swift

5. “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King,” Dave Matthews Band

6. “The Essential Michael Jackson,” Michael Jackson

7. “The Fray,” The Fray

8. “The Blueprint 3,” Jay-Z

9. “Relapse,” Eminem

10. “The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies),” Black Eyed Peas


1. “Twilight”

2. “Pineapple Express”

3. “Quantum of Solace”

4. “The Proposal”

5. “Star Trek”

6. “Zack and Miri Make a Porno”

7. “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”

8. “Paul Blart: Mall Cop”

9. “Up”

10. “Bolt”


1. “Mad Men: Season 3”

2. “Lost: Season 5”

3. “24: Season 7”

4. “Grey’s Anatomy: Season 6”

5. “NCIS: Season 7”

6. “Top Gear: Series 12”

7. “The Office: Season 6”

8. “South Park: Uncensored Season 13”

9. “House: Season 6”

10. “Gossip Girl: Season 3”


1. “Family Guy: Stew-Roids”

2. “Gossip Girl: In the Realm of the Basses”

3. “Lost: Because You Left”

4. “The Office: Stress Relief”

5. “Dexter: Our Father”

6. “True Blood: Strange Love”

7. “iCarly: iMeet Fred”

8. “Glee: Showmance”

9. “South Park: The Ring”

10. “Battlestar Galactica: Daybreak, Pt. 3”


1. “The Sims 3”

2. “The Oregon Trail”

3. “Need for Speed Undercover”

4. “Madden NFL 10”

5. “Tiger Woods PGA Tour”

6. “Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles”

7. “Flight Control”

8. “Cooking Mama”

9. “Civilization Revolution”

10. “Wheel of Fortune”


1. “MobileNavigator North America”

2. “ at Bat”

3. “Textfree Unlimited”

4. “TomTom U.S. and Canada”

5. “Dexter: Our Father”

6. “True Blood: Strange Love”

7. “Golfshot: Golf GPS”

8. “SlingPlayer Mobile”

9. “ColorSplash”

10. “Pocket God”

Here are the iTunes editors’ picks for the year’s best in music:

Artist of the year: Michael Jackson

Album of the year: Kings of Leon, “Only by the Night”

Best new artist: Lady Gaga

Best rock album: The Dead Weather, “Horehound”

Best hip-hop album: Raekwon, “Only Built for Cuban Linx, Pt. 2”

Best electronic album: Fever Ray, “Fever Ray”

Best alternative album: The Boxer Rebellion, “Union”

Best pop album: Angel Taylor, “Love Travels”

Best country album: Taylor Swift, “Fearless (Platinum Edition)”

Best R&B/soul album: Joe, “Signature”

Best singer-songwriter album: Grant Lee Phillips, “Little Moon”

Best classical album: Stile Antico, “Song of Songs”

Best Latin album: Zoe, “Reptilectric”

Best jazz album (vocal): Melody Gardot, “My One and Only Thrill”

Best jazz album (instrumental): Christian McBride, “Kind of Brown”

Best soundtrack: “(500) Days of Summer”

Best Christian and gospel album: Hillsong United, “Across the Earth: Tear Down the Walls