The Google Play Store Turns 5, Check Out These Top 5 Lists From Google

Once upon a time, the Google Play Store was called the "Android Market." To be more in line with the direction Google was headed with a multi-pronged approach to content Google changed the name of the Market to the Google Play Store. That was five years ago today, and to celebrate Google had put together some "Top 5" lists of Apps, Games, Books and more.


Google Play’s Top 5 Lists to Celebrate Turning 5

Top Installed Games

  1. Candy Crush Saga
  2. Subway Surfers
  3. Temple Run 2
  4. Despicable Me
  5. Clash of Clans

Top Installed Apps*

  1. Facebook
  2. Facebook Messenger
  3. Pandora Radio
  4. Instagram
  5. Snapchat

*Download only. Does not include pre-installed apps on Android devices.

Top Selling Songs

  1. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
  2. Lorde – Royals
  3. Taylor Swift – Blank Space
  4. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  5. Pharrell Williams – Happy

Top Selling Albums

  1. Adele – 25
  2. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP2 (Deluxe)
  3. Taylor Swift – 1989
  4. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  5. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

Top Selling Movies

  1. The Interview
  2. Frozen
  3. Deadpool
  4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy

Top Selling Books

  1. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E L James
  2. The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
  3. A Game of Thrones, by George RR Martin
  4. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green
  5. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

The success of the Play Store is pretty incredible. According to Google, the Play store has "grown to more than 1 billion active users in 190 countries. And with millions of apps, 40 million songs, 5 million books and more movies than ever, there's so much to explore."

You can also hit up the Play Store to save $5 on any book over the price of $5. While nice, I would have liked to see some deals on apps, games, and movie as well. But hey, don't look a gift-horse in the mouth, right?

Head over to the Play Store for more info.