Annual Recap Based on Music Played Across U.S.
Chris Stapleton “Tennessee Whiskey” Holds Strong as the Longest-Running Top-Played Jukebox Song in TouchTunes History
NEW YORK, December 10, 2018 – TouchTunes, the largest in-venue interactive music and entertainment platform, available in bars and restaurants across the U.S., today released its annual Year-End Charts reporting the top-played songs and artists of 2018.
Universal Music Group Nashville’s Chris Stapleton ranked as TouchTunes’ Top Played Artist of the Year and his hit “Tennessee Whiskey” ranked as the Top Played Song of the Year. “Tennessee Whiskey” has been the #1 song on TouchTunes jukeboxes across the nation for over 133 weeks – longer than any other song in TouchTunes’ history.
TouchTunes’ annual jukebox charts are based on music played by consumers across its domestic network of digital jukeboxes. The charts provide the music industry’s most comprehensive in-venue perspective of popular songs played by consumers while in social environments.
Top 5 Played Artists:
- Chris Stapleton
- Lynyrd Skynyrd
- Kid Rock
Top 5 Played Songs:
- “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton
- “Friends In Low Places” by Garth Brooks
- “Drinkin’ Problem” by Midland
- “Copperhead Road” by Steve Earle
- “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen
Top Played Female Artist:
Top Played Newcomer:
TouchTunes’ Year-End Charts span across an array of music genres, including Top 10 lists for Pop, Rock, Country, R&B/Hip Hop, Latin and Electronic. Other year-end charts include top-played artists by state and more.
In addition, PlayNetwork has announced the 2018 PlayNetwork Year-End Charts. TouchTunes and PlayNetwork joined in May 2017 to form Octave Group. PlayNetwork helps brands use music, content and technology to increase consumer engagement, in-store and beyond.
Top 5 Songs:
- “Let Me Go” by Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso (Feat. Florida Georgia Line & Watt)
- “Anywhere” by Rita Ora
- “Attention” by Charlie Puth
- “Friends” by Justin Bieber & BloodPop
- “Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man
Top 5 Artists:
- Portugal. The Man
- Charlie Puth
- Meghan Trainor
- Niall Horan
- Maroon 5
View the 2018 TouchTunes Year-End Charts and PlayNetwork Charts here: www.touchtunes.com/2018yearendcharts
TouchTunes brings innovative entertainment solutions to over 75,000 bars and restaurants worldwide. Our jukebox network is designed to create unique experiences that attract patrons and encourage them to stay longer. In addition to delivering an incredible jukebox music experience, TouchTunes also provides a multi-application platform that engages patrons with impactful entertainment experiences including mobile, photo booth, karaoke and TouchTunesTV. TouchTunes makes its products and services available through an extensive network of qualified, local amusement operators.
PlayNetwork helps brands use music, content, and technology to increase consumer engagement, generate behavioral insights, and inspire loyalty. By combining creative strategy and branded media with audio/visual systems and digital platforms, we deliver customer experiences that emotionally connect with audiences in-store, on device, through the web, and at events. We work with over 450 brands across 125,000 locations in more than 135 countries, reaching over 100 million people every day.
For more information, visit www.playnetwork.com.
Juan Nuñez, Marketing Director
Adam Hollander, VP Marketing