More people wanted to drink a beer to Luke’s music than any other artist on jukeboxes in 2014.
With 2014 drawing to a close, it's not just Billboard that's busy working on its year-end charts. Digital jukebox leader TouchTunes announced its annual top-played songs and artists Wednesday (Dec. 10) for jukeboxes across North America and Europe. If you ever doubted the combination of alcohol and country music, doubt no more.
Luke Bryan was named the top-played jukebox artist for 2014, which is fitting for a man with hit songs called "Play It Again" and "Drink a Beer." The top 10 was dominated by country and hard rock; AC/DC, Eric Church, Jason Aldean and Lynyrd Skynyrd rounded out the top five.
In top-played songs, there was a little more genre diversity. Brantley Gibert's "Bottoms Up" took the top spot, but it's followed by Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" (featuring Juicy J) and Pharrell Williams' "Happy."
And there's much, much more for those looking to take a deep dive into jukebox analytics. Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX's "Fancy" was named top rap song, the Chainsmokers' "#Selfie" was named top electronic song, and atop the rock songs chart, we have the odd paring of Lorde's "Royals" at No. 1 and Buckcherry's "Crazy Bitch" at No. 2. A song that sure doesn't sound like a rock song and a very rock-sounding rock song from 2006? Rock music in 2014, ladies and gentlemen!
TouchTunes also released regional charts that proved Bryan to be the most-played artist in 20 U.S. states, Santana's popularity in Hawaii, and New Jersey's love for -- not Bon Jovi -- but Romeo Santos. Check out the whole report here.