'Happy,' 'Frozen' top iTunes end of year list

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Posted: Dec 08, 2014 4:25 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The soundtrack for "Frozen" and Pharrell's viral "Happy" are the year's top-selling album and song on iTunes.

Apple announced Monday that Taylor Swift's "1989," just released in October, is behind "Frozen." Coldplay's "Ghost Stories," Sam Smith's "In the Lonely Hour" and the "Guardians of the Galaxy" soundtrack round out the Top 5 albums.

John Legend's "All of Me," Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," ''Talk Dirty" by Jason Derulo and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" follow "Happy" on the songs list.

"Frozen" is the year's best-selling movie and season three of "Game of Thrones" is the top TV show.

The top paid and free apps for the iPhone are Heads Up! and Facebook Messenger. The top paid and free apps for the iPad are Minecraft — Pocket Edition and YouTube.

John Green's 2012 novel, "The Fault in Our Stars" — which had a film adaption this year — is the top fiction book. "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt" and "Private" are No. 1 for non-fiction and free books, respectively.

Apple also released an editorial list, naming Swift's "1989" best album of the year. Beyonce earned top overall artist and Azalea's "Fancy" best song.

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