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Google unveils the top Google Play downloads in 2017

The apps and media we all loved in 2017

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With millions of apps hitting the platform each year, getting to the top of the Google Play store’s “Top Downloads” is a dream for publishers and app developers around the world. While the list is usually dominated by giant companies like Facebook, Twitter, EA, and even Google, there are always a couple of indie-developers that managed to crack the code at the top of the list.

Google announced the Google Play’s “Best of 2017” list this week, highlighting the best and most popular apps, games, music, movies, TV shows and books released in 2017. Disney’s “Moana” was the most popular movie of the year on Google Play, but she wasn’t the only strong female character to be found on the list as “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Wonder Woman” appeared on the list as well.

On the television side “Game of Thrones” beat “Rick and Morty” and “The Walking Dead,” this is the second year in a row that GoT sat at the top of the list. In music, Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE” beat Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” as Google Play’s most streamed song of 2017. Kendrick’s “DNA” also holds the number three spot on this list.

If you rather play some games, Nintendo’s “Super Mario Run” was the most downloaded new game of the year, and “Bubble Witch 3 Saga” came in at number two. “Photo Editor – Beauty Camera & Photo Filters” was the most downloaded new app with fans touching up their favorite photos for social media.

You can check out Google Play’s top five lists below for this year’s most popular content in the U.S.

Most popular new apps of 2017
Photo Editor – Beauty Camera & Photo Filters
What The Forecast?!!
Boomerang
TopBuzz Video: Viral Videos, Funny GIFs &TV shows
Yarn – Chat Fiction

Most popular new games of 2017
Super Mario Run
Bubble Witch 3 Saga
Magic Tiles 3
CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars
Ballz

Top five streamed songs of 2017
HUMBLE. by Kendrick Lamar
Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
DNA. by Kendrick Lamar
Mask Off by Future
Body Like A Back Road by Sam Hunt

Top five movies of 2017
Moana
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Wonder Woman (2017)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Doctor Strange

Top five TV shows of 2017
Game of Thrones
Rick and Morty
The Walking Dead
The Big Bang Theory
Doctor Who

Top five books of 2017
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
It by Stephen King
The Battlemage by Taran Matharu
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline