Apple Just Revealed the Most Downloaded Apps, Music, Movies and More of 2017

Wonder Woman, Ed Sheeran and Snapchat were all very popular this year.


Apple has announced its most downloaded apps, music, movies, TV shows, books and podcasts of 2017, and it paints a vivid picture of our technology-driven popular culture.

There were no surprises in the music department: Drake, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift all reigned supreme. Some will be disappointed to remember “Despacito (feat. Justin Bieber)” was among the biggest hits of the year.

The top movies, which included Moana, Wonder Woman and Rogue One, signaled a shift to 4K HDR content. Drama, from The Americans to Game of Thrones, dominated TV downloads. Top books Big Little Lies and The Handmaid’s Tale boomed in popularity after being adapted to TV shows.

Apps, games and podcasts also dominated pop culture. Here, the top downloads across the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes, iBooks and Apple Podcasts of 2017:


  1. “Shape of You”: Ed Sheeran
  2. “Despacito”: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
  3. “That’s What I Like”: Bruno Mars
  4. “HUMBLE”: Kendrick Lamar
  5. “Body Like a Back”: Sam Hunt
  6. “Bad and Boujee”: Migos
  7. “24K Magic”: Bruno Mars
  8. “I’m the One”: DJ Khaled
  9. “Congratulations”: Post Malone
  10. “Black Beatles”: Rae Sremmurd

Top Albums

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  1. More Life: Drake
  2. DAMN.: Kendrick Lamar
  3. reputation: Taylor Swift
  4. ÷ (Deluxe): Ed Sheeran
  5. Starboy: The Weeknd
  6. 4 Your Eyez Only: J. Cole
  7. 24K Magic: Bruno Mars
  8. Culture: Migos
  9. FUTURE: Future
  10. Moana (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): Various Artists


  1. Moana
  2. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  3. Wonder Woman
  4. Sing
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  6. Trolls
  7. Doctor Strange
  8. Beauty and the Beast
  9. Arrival
  10. Spider-Man: Homecoming

TV Shows

  1. Game of Thrones: Season 7
  2. The Walking Dead: Season 8
  3. The Big Bang Theory: Season 11
  4. Rick and Morty: Season 3
  5. The Americans: Seasons 5
  6. Suits: Season 7
  7. PAW Patrol: Vol. 8
  8. This Is Us: Season 2
  9. Modern Family: Season 9
  10. Grey’s Anatomy: Season 14


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


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  1. Super Mario Run
  2. 8 Ball Pool
  3. Snake VS Block
  4. Ballz
  5. Word Cookies!
  6. Subway Surfers
  7. Episode ft. Pitch Perfect
  8. Rolling Sky
  9. Block! Hexa Puzzle


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  1. Camino Island by John Grisham
  2. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  3. Origin by Dan Brown
  4. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  5. The Fix by David Baldacci
  6. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  7. The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney
  8. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  9. The Shack by William P. Young
  10. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate


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  1. Fresh Air (NPR)
  2. The Joe Rogan Experience
  3. Stuff You Should Know
  4. The Dave Ramsey Show
  5. The Daily (The New York Times)
  6. This American Life
  7. TED Radio Hour
  8. Planet Money
  9. Pod Save America
  10. TED Talks Daily

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