Madison, WI (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
The smash hits “Stay” by Rihanna and “Just Give Me A Reason” by Pink were the top choices for musicians to play in 2013, according to Musicnotes.com, the world's leading sheet music e-retailer and publisher.
Those songs ranked #1 and #2 respectively on the Top Ten List compiled by the company, which offers nearly 250,000 pieces of digital sheet music and guitar tablature. Musicnotes.com also released its Top 100 List of downloaded sheet music for 2013, comprising tunes that dominated the pop charts this past year as well as perennial favorites and everything in between.
Coming in at #3 on the list was “When I Was Your Man” by Bruno Mars, followed by “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri at #4, “Skyfall” by Adele at #5 and “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” by Matt Redman at #6.
Adele proved quite popular with both experienced and budding musicians last year, including those who downloaded sheet music to play themselves on new instruments they got this past holiday season. Rounding out Musicnotes.com’s Top Ten List for 2013 were two more of Adele’s hits, “Someone Like You” at #7 and “Make You Feel My Love” at #8. The Leonard Cohen classic “Hallelujah,” popularized again last year by Rufus Wainwright, took the #9 spot, and placing tenth was the instrumental “River Flows In You” by Yurima.
“The greatest compliment to a songwriter is when musicians buy the sheet music and want to play the song,” said Kathleen Marsh, CEO and Co-Founder of Musicnotes.com. “The top-selling songs on Musicnotes.com show us that musicians, from beginner to professional, want to play the latest hits they hear on the radio. One of the great things about Musicnotes.com is you can be moved by a song you hear, and find it, download it and start learning it within minutes.”
So far in 2014, the most popular songs for sheet music are “Let It Go” from the Disney animated film “Frozen” and “Say Something” by A Great Big World. Customers can view the Top Downloads at any given time at Musicnotes.com, as well as other categories such as New Stuff and Recommended Picks.
The complete list of the Top 100 downloads of 2013 is available here: http://4wrd.it/TOP100.
Launched in 1998, Musicnotes.com offers nearly 250,000 officially licensed downloadable sheet music arrangements to nearly four million customers worldwide. The company’s vast digital catalogue includes pieces for almost every instrument and skill level, including hard-to-find sheet music no longer in print production. All arrangements are downloaded instantly for printing at home or may be played using Musicnotes.com.
The company’s “Song of the Year” is awarded to the best-selling piece of sheet music on the site. The writers of “Stay,” Mikky Ekko, Elof Loelv and Justin Parker, will receive the award. The song’s publisher, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, will receive the Musicnotes.com Publisher of the Year award.
For more information or to download your favorite sheet music, visit about http://www.Musicnotes.com.