In a surprising lottery win of taste over suck, Johnny Cash’s “Guess Things Happen That Way” was the ten billionth song downloaded on iTunes.
Nearly seven years after iTunes opened its virtual doors to what used to be a bunch of dirty, thieving pirates, iTunes hit the milestone. And luckily for ensuing press, it wasn’t one of the service’s dodgier top five ever, which are:
- “I’ve Got a Feeling,” Black Eyed Peas
- “Poker Face,” Lady Gaga
- “Boom Boom Pow,” Black Eyed Peas
- “Viva La Vida,” Coldplay, and
- “I’m Yours,” Jason Mraz
A man from Georgia named Louis Sulcer is the lucky recipient of a $10,000 gift card to iTunes for being the customer in question. Sulcer is a 71-year-old man, and relatively new to the service. He wasn’t crazy-moved by his win:
Sulcer did not bother to go on the Apple website to see what $10,000 can buy.
He called his daughter in Mississippi to tell her the news and she asked him what he wanted.
“I said I don’t even want to look right now. I just went to bed,” he said.
Exact sales figures weren’t available, as Apple does not disclose the number of times songs have been downloaded.