PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AMI Entertainment Network is excited to release its annual list of the year's most popular jukebox music! Featuring classic artists like Van Morrison and Johnny Cash going head-to-head with new up-and-comers like Macklemore and Florida Georgia Line, 2013's list covers a rollicking field of hit songs, classic rock standards, and country anthems. As always, the data for the list was drawn from AMI's network of digital jukeboxes and vast library of millions of songs.
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.
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