Google has just released its all-encompassing “best of” list for 2014, including the best Android apps and games, along with the best-selling digital albums and movies. Many of the top choices are similar to Apple’s “Best of 2014” list from earlier this month.

“Frozen” was the most popular film of the year, “The Walking Dead” was the top television show and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” was the biggest song, Google reports. While Apple’s list is based on editorial decisions made by the iPhone-maker, Google says it based its list off of the total number of downloads in each respective category.

“Health & Fitness” were the fastest growing app category, as developers rush to make apps compatible with Google’s Android Wear line of smartwatches. “Candy Crush” was the most downloaded game of the year, once again. Below is the full list from Google.


Most Downloaded Apps by Category in 2014

Education: Duolingo

Health & Fitness: MyFitnessPal

Music: Pandora

Photography: Flipagram

Social: Facebook

Entertainment: Netflix

Sports:NFL Mobile

Travel: TripAdvisor

The Year’s Fastest Growing App Category

Health & Fitness



Top Downloaded Games in 2014

"Candy Crush Saga"

"Don’t Tap The White Tile"

"Farm Heroes Saga"

"Subway Surfers"

"Clash of Clans"

Feature: Achievements

Play Games users unlocked 3.5 billion achievements this year.



Movie of the year: "Frozen"

TV show of the year: "The Walking Dead"

Comeback Movie: "Toy Story"

Most searched actor on Google Play: Robin Williams



Album of the Year: "Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack"

Song of the Year: "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry

Song of the Summer: "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea

Fastest Growing Genre: Soundtracks (fueled by "Frozen," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Despicable Me 2," "The Lego Movie" and "The Great Gatsby" soundtracks)



News Sources of the Year:

The New York Times


Forbes Now

The Verge

The Huffington Post

The Daily Beast

The Wall Street Journal


Android Central


Some of the most read articles of 2014:

Flavorpill – 15 ’90s Teen Heartthrobs Who’ve Resurfaced on TV

Mental Floss – 50 More Awesome Facts (About Everything)

MarketWatch – 10 most miserable cities in America

Houzz – Bathroom Workbook: How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?



Books of the Year: 

"The Fault in Our Stars"

"Fifty Shades of Grey"


"Twelve Years a Slave"