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Annual US download chart revealed

Chuck Berry
Berry recorded the most downloaded track from the 1950s

Songs by Chuck Berry, Michael Jackson and 1980s group Journey are among the most downloaded tracks in the past year in the US, new figures show.

Berry's Johnny B Goode was the top download for songs from the 1950s, while Jackson's Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough topped the list for the 1970s.

However, despite dominating most of the 1980s, Jackson was beaten to the top spot by Journey's Don't Stop Believin'.

Nielsen SoundScan gave the figures for the year ending 26 July.

Flo Rida's Right Round was the most downloaded track of the past year with 3.69m downloads, trailed closely by the Black Eyed Peas Boom Boom Pow with 3.67m.

Journey's track was the most downloaded song from any other decade having been downloaded 711,000 times.

Jackson dominance

Jackson's tracks dominated the top 10 songs in both the 1970s and 1980s.

Juorney
Journey's Don't Stop Believin' reached number nine in the US chart in 1981

In the earlier decade, five of the top six songs were his, either recorded as a solo artist or with the Jackson 5.

Only Queen's We Will Rock You cracked the top five.

The only non-Jackson songs in the 1980s top 10 were Bon Jovi's Livin' on a Prayer at number five and Survivor's Eye of the Tiger at 10.

Jackson's Black or White was also the most downloaded song from the 1990s.

Billie Holiday's I'll Be Seeing You was the top downloaded song from the 1940s while Etta James's At Last and Louie Armstrong's What a Wonderful World secured the top two spots from the 1960s.



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