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Apple has just released its iTunes Best of 2016 list that highlights the international and home grown music, apps, books, movies, TV shows and podcasts that have captured our imagination.

These lists cap an incredible year where we enjoyed some amazing content.

The Martian – a story about an astronaut stranded on Mars, was our favourite movie with Games of Thrones Season 6 dominating our TV screens.

In music, the top song of 2016 was 7 Years by Lukas Graham and the top album was Views by Drake.

Apple has released two lists – its favourites of 2016 and the best sellers. Here they are:

iTunes Best Of 2016 — Editorial Selects

Music 

  • Best Song of 2016 – One Dance (feat. Whizkid & Kyla), Drake
  • Best Album of 2016 – Skin, Flume

Apps

  • iPhone App of the Year – Prisma
  • iPhone Game of the Year – Clash Royale
  • iPad App of the Year – Heuristic Shakespeare – The Tempest
  • iPad Game of the Year – Severed
  • Apple Watch App of the Year – Sweat with Kayla
  • Apple TV App of the Year – Twitter
  • Apple TV Game of the Year – Riptide GP

10 Best Apps of the Year

  1. Prisma
  2. Quartz
  3. Bear
  4. MSQRD
  5. Folioscope
  6. Meditation Studio
  7. Hyper
  8. Tinycards
  9. Zova
  10. Timeglass Countdown Timer & Interval Timers

10 Best Games of the Year

  1. Clash Royale
  2. Reigns
  3. Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
  4. twofold inc.
  5. Riptide GP: Renegade
  6. Rodeo Stampede
  7. “klocki”
  8. Steppy Pants
  9. The Trail
  10. FIFA Mobile Football

Movies

  • Best Comedy – Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • Best Drama – Sing Street
  • Best Action-Adventure – Deadpool
  • Best Kids & Family – Zootopia

TV Shows

  • Best Drama – Game of Thrones s6
  • Best Miniseries – The Night Of
  • Best Non-Fiction – OJ: Made in America
  • Best Adaptation – The Night Manager

Books

  • Best Debut – The Dry, Jane Harper
  • Best Australian Story – Working Class Boy, Jimmy Barnes
  • Best Literature – The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
  • Best Romance – First Star I See Tonight, Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Podcasts

  • Best in Comedy – Burn Your Passport
  • Best in Politics – Behind the Lines
  • Best in TV – The Binge
  • Best True Crime – Casefile

iTunes Best Of 2016 — Top Sellers

APPS

Top Free 

  1. Pokémon GO
  2. Messenger
  3. Snapchat
  4. Facebook
  5. Instagram
  6. YouTube
  7. Uber
  8. WhatsApp
  9. Spotify Music
  10. Google Maps

Top Paid 

  1. Face Swap Live
  2. KIMOJI
  3. 7 Minute Workout Challenge
  4. Facetune
  5. TripView
  6. Heads Up!
  7. The Wonder Weeks
  8. Minecraft: Pocket Edition
  9. WikiCamps Australia
  10. Enlight

Top Grossing

  1. Pokémon GO
  2. Heart of Vegas Free Slots Casino
  3. Spotify Music
  4. Game of War: Fire Age
  5. Slotomania Slots Casino
  6. Clash of Clans
  7. Candy Crush Saga
  8. Mobile Strike
  9. Tinder
  10. Clash Royale

MUSIC

These were the biggest songs and albums of the year, on Apple Music and iTunes.

Top Songs of 2016

  1. 7 Years, Lukas Graham
  2. Closer (feat. Halsey), The Chainsmokers
  3. One Dance (feat. Whizkid & Kyla), Drake
  4. This Is What You Came For (feat. Rihanna), Calvin Harris
  5. Never Be Like You (feat. Kai), Flume
  6. Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya), The Chainsmokers
  7. Stressed Out, twenty one pilots
  8. CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! (Original Song From DreamWorks Animation’s “Trolls”), Justin Timberlake
  9. Love Yourself, Justin Bieber
  10. One Call Away, Charlie Puth

Top Albums of 2016

  1. Views, Drake
  2. 25, Adele
  3. Purpose, Justin Bieber
  4. Blonde, Frank Ocean
  5. Skin, Flume
  6. 1989, Taylor Swift
  7. Bloom, RÜFÜS
  8. Suicide Squad (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  9. This Is Acting, Sia
  10. Drinking from the Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung, Hilltop Hoods

MOVIES

Top Sellers

  1. The Martian
  2. Deadpool
  3. Zootopia
  4. The Dressmaker
  5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  6. The Intern
  7. Spectre
  8. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
  9. Daddy’s Home
  10. The Big Short

TV SHOWS 

Top Sellers

  1. Game of Thrones s6
  2. Suits s6
  3. Keeping Up With The Kardashians s12
  4. The Walking Dead s6
  5. Outlander s2
  6. Pretty Little Liars s7
  7. Grey’s Anatomy s13
  8. Nashville s4
  9. Modern Family s8
  10. The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills s6

PODCASTS  

Most Downloaded

  1. Conversations – ABC Radio
  2. Hamish & Andy
  3. Stuff You Should Know
  4. TEDTalks
  5. Serial
  6. The Joe Rogan Experience
  7. This American Life
  8. Hack – triple j
  9. Kate, Tim and Marty – Nova FM
  10. The Documentary – BBC World Service

BOOKS

Top Sellers: Non-Fiction

  1. The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet, Michael Mosley
  2. The Road to Ruin, Niki Savva
  3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, Marie Kondo
  4. Reckoning, Magda Szubanski
  5. When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi

Top Sellers: Fiction

  1. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
  2. Me Before You, Jojo Moyes
  3. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J. K. Rowling
  4. After You, Jojo Moyes
  5. One with You, Sylvia Day

Top Sellers: Audiobooks 

  1. Awaken the Giant Within, Anthony Robbins
  2. The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle
  3. The Peter Rabbit Collection, Beatrix Potter
  4. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
  5. Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll