NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TouchTunes, the largest in-venue interactive entertainment network in North America, today released its year end music charts reporting on the top played songs and artists in 2012. Based on songs played across its network of 57,000 jukeboxes, TouchTunes' year end review provides a unique look into what music is being played socially in bars and restaurants across America.
And the results are in! From New York to LA, country music dominated the top 10 songs chart in 2012. Jason Aldean's "Dirt Road Anthem" was the most played song for the second consecutive year. Additionally, Aldean was the most played artist overall, closely followed by jukebox favorites AC/DC and Kid Rock.
"I'm thrilled to be the most played artist on TouchTunes this year, and to learn that 'Dirt Road Anthem' was the #1 song for a second year in a row. Knowing that the real people across America are choosing my music while they're out having fun at the kind of hangouts where I got my start is a great thing."
Pop music also ruled in 2012. Carly Rae Jepsen's mega-hit "Call Me Maybe" was the most played song by TouchTunes mobile app users. Launched in 2010, the TouchTunes app has been downloaded over one million times and allows users to find TouchTunes locations and control the jukebox from their phones.
As part of TouchTunes' year end summary, the company also released an infographic highlighting network activity during major national events including Election Day and Hurricane Sandy. The feud between One Direction and The Wanted has also been decided amongst jukebox users. One Direction reigns supreme with 70,000 more songs played in 2012 than their British rivals.
To see the TouchTunes 2012 Year End Charts infographic, please visit touchtunes.com/2012charts.
About TouchTunes Interactive Networks
TouchTunes brings the world's most innovative technologies to social venues and has become the largest interactive entertainment network in North America. We provide entertainment and marketing solutions to 57,000 bars and restaurants nationwide. Since TouchTunes introduced the first digital downloading, pay for play jukebox in 1998, the network has become the largest of its kind with more than 950 million songs played in 2012. The TouchTunes mobile app allows users to find locations nearby and control the jukebox directly from their phones; it has been downloaded more than 1 million times. More recently, the company re-imagined the jukebox as a multi-application platform that now services the iconic experiences of Karaoke and PhotoBooth. As an advertising channel, TouchTunes provides digital and sponsorship opportunities across the network. TouchTunes is a privately held US corporation with offices in New York City, Arlington Heights, and Montreal. For further information, please visit us at TouchTunes.com and connect with us on facebook.com/touchtunes, twitter.com/touchtunes, and touchtunes.tumblr.com.
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