New Music Releases - December 24, 2013
Alesana - Fatima Rusalka
Boston - Life Love and Hope (vinyl)
Calexico - Spiritoso (vinyl)
CIV - Set Your Goals (reissue) (vinyl)
Joan Baez - Greatest Hits
Joyce Manor - Joyce Manor (reissue) (vinyl)
Lody Kong - No Rules
Slayer - Live: Decade of Aggression (2xLP)
The Flaming Lips - Peace Sword (vinyl)
Various Artists - American Hustle (soundtrack)
Various Artists - Muscle Shoals OST (2xLP)
Yes - The Studio Albums 1969-87 (13xCD)
AMI Entertainment Releases 2013 List of Most Popular Jukebox Music
Van Morrison, Guns N' Roses, and Blake Shelton top the charts
2013 was a year of nostalgia for the AMI audience, as the top five most-played songs of 2013 were all recorded before 1990. Claiming the top spot for 2013 was Van Morrison's soulful jam "Brown Eyed Girl," a legendary 1967 song that kicked off the singer's solo career and continues to make regular appearances on AMI's year-end charts. Guns N' Roses joined perennial favorites The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Janis Joplin to round out the top five. Meanwhile, the most popular song of 2012 — Jason Aldean's "My Kinda Party" — failed to crack the top 50, sinking all the way to #82.
The top albums of 2013 were similarly old-fashioned, with greatest hits albums from Guns N' Roses and Lynyrd Skynyrd placing #1 and #2, respectively. Eric Church's hit 2011 album Chief remained on the charts for yet another year, falling only one spot from the 2012 list to come in at #3. Chief was followed on the charts by a string of greatest hits albums from classic artists like Janis Joplin, Johnny Cash, the Rolling Stones, and Bob Seger.
Meanwhile, the list of the top new songs of 2013 granted a fascinating view into the latest artists captivating jukebox audiences. 2013 proved to be a banner year for country singer Blake Shelton, with his new releases "Boys 'Round Here" and "Sure Be Cool If You Did" topping the charts at #1 and #3, respectively. Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" came in at #2, while new tracks from Florida Georgia Line, Daft Punk, and Drake also placed in the Top 10. New Zealand's teenaged singer-songwriter Lorde also placed highly with her #1 hit song "Royals," which came in at #9.
Every year, AMI's global network of digital jukeboxes connects millions of patrons with their favorite songs from thousands of artists across dozens of different genres. For more information on AMI's products and services, as well as the latest news and updates about the AMI jukebox network, please visit www.amientertainment.com. You can also keep up-to-date on news and promotions by connecting with AMI on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AMIJukeboxes.
SOURCE AMI Entertainment Network
from www.hypebot.com (chart provided by SoundExchange)
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