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iTunes Releases the Best Music, Movies and TV Shows of 2012

Apple has released its “Best of 2012” list for iTunes.  Hot on the heels of the top apps on iPhone and iPad, Apple has released the top media sellers on the iTunes formerly just-music store, including the top albums, best blockbuster movies, and top-selling TV shows for 2012.

It turns out that Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe is the top track of 2012, while the 50 Shades empire continues to grow as it takes all three top spots in books. Adele get the nod for top album of 2012 with 21, and The Hunger Gameswas the best-selling movie of 2012 on iTunes.Here are all the details:


Best Blockbuster: The Avengers
Best Director: Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson
Best Discovery: Beasts of the Southern Wild
Best Star-Making Performance: The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence

Best Selling Movies:

  1. The Hunger Games
  2. 21 Jump Street
  3. Moneyball
  4. The Avengers
  5. Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol
  6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
  7. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  8. The Descendants
  9. This Means War
  10. The Grey

TV Shows

Best Show: Breaking Bad, Season 5
Best Episode: The Weekend, Homeland Season 1
Best Debut: Girls, Season 1
Best Cast: Happy Endings, Season 3

Top Episodes:

  1. Seed The Walking Dead, Season 3
  2. Live Free or Die Breaking Bad, Season 5
  3. Episode 1 Downton Abbey, Season 2
  4. Tea Leaves Mad Men, Season 5
  5. iGo One Direction iCarly Vol 6
  6. Sovereign Sons of Anarchy, Season 5
  7. It Happened “That NIght” Pretty LIttle Liars, Season 3
  8. Michael Glee, Season 3
  9. Welcome to Briarcliff  American Horror Story, Asylum, Season 2
  10. Pilot/Ernest Cobb Alcatraz, Season 1


Best Artists: Frank Ocean, Channel ORANGE
Best Album: Grizzly Bear, Shields
Best Song: Fun. featuring Janelle Monae, We Are Young
Breakthrough Album: The Lumineers, The Lumineers

Top Albums:

  1. Adele, 21
  2. Taylor Swift, Red
  3. Mumford & Sons, Babel
  4. One Direction Up All Night
  5. Fun., Some Nights
  6. Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More
  7. The Lumineers, The Lumineers
  8. John Mayer, Born and Raised
  9. Maroon 5, Overexposed
  10. Jason Aldean, Night Train