Which artists ruled the jukebox in 2014? What was the top genre of the year? What music video amazed more viewers than any other? Keep reading for a look at these and other fascinating facts, then check out the full AMI Jukebox Year-End Music Charts for even more cool info.
The most popular jukebox artist of 2014 was the seminal southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, racking up 6,960,000 individual song plays. At around 3 minutes per song, that comes out to 347,963 hours – or the equivalent of 39 years of non-stop Skynyrd! Other mega-popular jukebox artists for 2014 included Guns N’ Roses, the Allman Brothers Band, and Zac Brown Band — the latter of which still received nearly 26 years of consecutive play.
In the world of new music, up-and-coming artists like Pharrell and Meghan Trainor made a huge splash on jukeboxes in 2014 — Pharrell’s album G I R L, featuring the mega-hit song “Happy,” was played just short of 600,000 times, enough to be played 24 hours a day for 4 years, back-to-back — that’s quite a dance party. New hits from DJ Snake & Lil Jon, Latin artist Romeo Santos, and Iggy Azalea all racked up play counts in the hundreds of thousands, too.
For the first time ever, the AMI Jukebox Year-End Music Charts also feature music video play counts. The most popular video of 2014 was the saucy, adults-only version of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” with equally strong showings from “Happy” and Blake Shelton’s “Boys ‘Round Here.” You can find those videos and tons of other great ones on any AMI Music Video Jukebox.
Check out the official AMI Jukebox Year-End Music Charts page for more entertaining music facts and a handy downloadable PDF.
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