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Apple unveils the iTunes Best of 2015 for movies, TV, music and apps

Apple has announced its best of 2015 from iTunes, the App Store and the iBook Store across music, movies, TV shows, apps, books and podcasts to reflect the top sellers and editor’s picks in each category.

And there are a few Australian artists and developers who have figured in these rankings.

The editors’ picks reflect the content handpicked by Apple staff as the best of the year.

And then there’s the list of top sellers determined by users and the content they’ve downloaded.

Here are Apple Editors’ Picks for the Best of 2015:



Artist of the Year – Drake

Album of the Year – Tame Impala, Currents [AUSTRALIAN ARTIST]

Song of the Year – Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars), Mark Ronson

Best New Artist – Courtney Barnett [AUSTRALIAN ARTIST]



Best Blockbuster – Mad Max: Fury Road [SHOT IN AUSTRALIA]

Best Sci Fi – Ex Machina

Best Family Film – Inside Out

Best Documentary – Amy


TV Shows

Best Comedy – Amy Schumer

Best Mini Series – Olive Kitteridge

Best Final Season – Mad Men

Best New Series – Better Call Saul



iPhone App of the Year – Enlight

iPhone Game of the Year – Lara Croft GO

iPad App of the Year – The Robot Factory

iPad Game of the Year – Prune

Apple Watch App of the Year – Zova [AUSTRALIAN DEVELOPER]

Apple Watch Game of the Year – Rules

Apple TV App of the Year – Zova [AUSTRALIAN DEVELOPER]

Apple TV Game of the Year – Rayman Adventures


Best Fiction – The Secrets of Midwives

Best Crime – Resurrection Bay

Best Non-Fiction – Better Than Before

Best for Young Adult – The Rest of Us Just Live Here


Best Classic Podcast – ABC Conversations [AUSTRALIAN]

Best New Podcast – Mamamia [AUSTRALIAN]

Here are the bestsellers of 2015 from iTunes, App Store and iBook Store:

Music – Top Sellers

Top Songs: iTunes 

  1. Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars), Mark Ronson
  2. Cheerleader, Omi
  3. See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth), Wiz Khalifa
  4. Take Me to Church, Hozier
  5. FourFiveSeconds, Rhianna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney
  6. Love Me Like You Do, Ellie Goulding
  7. Shut Up and Dance, WALK THE MOON
  8. Lean On (feat. MØ & DJ Snake), Major Lazer
  9. Hello, Adele
  10. Hold Back the River, James Bay

Top Albums: iTunes

  1. 25, Adele
  2. 1989, Taylor Swift
  3. x, Ed Sheeran
  4. Purpose, Justin Bieber
  5. In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
  6. Title, Meghan Trainor
  7. Fifty Shades of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Various Artists
  8. Hozier, Hozier
  9. Compton, Dr. Dre
  10. 1000 Forms of Fear, Sia [AUSTRALIAN ARTIST]

Top Songs: Apple Music Plays

  1. How Deep is Your Life, Calvin Harris & Disciples
  2. Downtown (feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  3. What Do You Mean?, Justin Bieber
  4. Wildest Dreams, Taylor Swift
  5. Hotline Bling, Drake
  6. Locked Away (feat. Adam Levine), R. City
  7. Like I’m Gonna Lose You (feat. John Legend), Meghan Trainor
  8. Peanut Butter Jelly, Galantis
  9. Sugar (feat. Francesco Yates), Robin Schulz
  10. You Know You Like It, DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge

Movies – Top Sellers

  1. Inside Out
  2. Kingsman: The Secret Service
  3. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
  4. Big Hero 6
  5. Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection
  6. Fifty Shades of Grey
  7. Pitch Perfect 2
  8. American Sniper
  9. Gone Girl
  10. Jurassic World

TV Shows – Top Sellers

  1. Game of Thrones
  2. Suits
  3. The Walking Dead
  4. Pretty Little Liars
  5. Keeping Up With the Kardashians
  6. House of Cards
  7. Grey’s Anatomy
  8. Nashville
  9. Homeland
  10. True Detective

Top iPhone Apps


1      Minecraft: Pocket Edition

2      Heads Up!

3      TripView – Sydney & Melbourne

4      Facetune

5      Afterlight


1      Messenger

2      Dubsmash

3      Uber

4      WhatsApp Messenger

5      Spotify Music


1      Clash of Clans

2      Game of War – Fire Age

3      Candy Crush Saga

4      Heart of Vegas: Play Free Casino Slots!

5      Slotomania Casino – Las Vegas Free Slot Machine Games – Bet, Spin & Win

Top iPad Apps


1      Minecraft: Pocket Edition

2      Five Nights at Freddy’s 2

3      Terraria

4      Five Nights at Freddy’s

5      Goat Simulator


1      Netflix

2      Crossy Road – Endless Arcade Hopper [AUSTRALIAN DEVELOPER]

3      Candy Crush Soda Saga

4      Skype for iPad

5      Messenger


1      Clash of Clans

2      Heart of Vegas: Play Free Casino Slots!

3      Game of War – Fire Age

4      Candy Crush Saga

5      Candy Crush Soda Saga

Top Podcasts

1      Conversations with Richard Fidler (Audio)

2      Hamish & Andy (Audio)

3      Stuff You Should Know (Audio)

4      Serial (Audio)

5      The Joe Rogan Experience (Audio)

6      This American Life (Audio)

7      TEDTalks (audio) (Audio)

8      Freakonomics Radio (Audio)

9      Dr Karl on triplej (Audio)

10   BBC World Service: Documentaries (Audio)