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Issue Date: Vol. 49, No.12, December 2009, Posted On: 12/16/2009

Country And Rock Dominate 100 Top Songs On AMI Jukeboxes

Nick Montano
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BRISTOL, PA -- An audit of the most-played songs on the AMI Entertainment Network shows Toby Keith's "I Love this Bar" as 2009's No. 1 single on AMI-powered jukeboxes. AMI, one of the world's largest jukebox companies, released this week its top 100 played jukebox songs of the year. Country and rock classics of the past decade dominate the list.

Coming in at No. 2 was Nickelback with "Rockstar." The band had an incredible year on the AMI digital jukebox network, the company reported. With an estimated 4% of total network plays -- more than some genres altogether -- Nickelback moved into AMI's "classic jukebox band" category. Kid Rock, 3 Doors Down and Buckcherry are among the contemporary artists to reach "classic" jukebox status.

The Zac Brown Band's "Chicken Fried" was AMI's No. 3 song of 2009. The single was a big reason for the success of the band's debut album, AMI said, which was a huge hit overall.

Lady Gaga had a breakout year on the Billboard charts and is the only contemporary pop star in AMI's top 10. Her monster hit "Poker Face" came in 7th place.

The rest of the AMI list consists of tunes that span modern music history, with Janis Joplin's classic "Me and Bobby McGee" even scoring a spot.

"We are very excited to be publicly releasing our network's Top 100 Most-Played Songs for the first time," said AMI president and chief executive Mike Maas. "Many of the songs in today's top 100 are very popular and are regularly heard on the radio, but the list also reveals that millions of consumers rely on our jukeboxes to hear their favorite classics from years past."

The full list of AMI's top 100 jukebox songs of 2009 can be found at amientertainment.com. For music and jukebox fans, AMI posts its latest music information, offers and contests on twitter at http://twitter.com/amientmusic.

AMI's Top Ten songs for 2009 are:

1. Toby Keith's "I Love This Bar"
2. Nickelback's "Rockstar"
3. Zac Brown Band's "Chicken Fried"
4. Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" (Edited)
5. Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" 
6. Janis Joplin's "Me and Bobby McGee"
7. Lady Gaga's "Poker Face"
8. Nickelback's "Something In Your Mouth"
9. Gun N' Roses's "Sweet Child O' Mine" 
10. AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long" 

AMI Entertainment Network Inc. is a global provider of digital entertainment, from downloading jukeboxes and touchscreen games to streaming news, music and video programming. AMI provides content-rich entertainment solutions to bars, restaurants and commercial venues in over 30 countries worldwide by means of its signature Megatouch and Rowe brands, as well as through strategic partnerships with TAP.tv, Rock-Ola, Almotech and Games Warehouse. The company now is expanding its digital portfolio to touchscreen PCs and mobile devices.

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