Google Play’s July 2016 newsletter, showcasing trending items from the past month and look at the movies, TV shows, games, books, apps and more coming in the month ahead

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Google Play’s July 2016 newsletter, showcasing trending items from the past month and look at the movies, TV shows, games, books, apps and more coming in the month ahead.

 

For quick reference and your coverage consideration, here are the top trends in Music.

 

TOP 5 STREAMED SONGS

  1. Drake – One Dance (feat. WizKid & Kyla)
  2. The Chainsmokers – Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya)
  3. Fifth Harmony – Work from Home (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
  4. Calvin Harris – This Is What You Came For (feat. Rihanna)
  5. Twenty One Pilots – Ride

TOP 5 PURCHASED ALBUMS

  1. Drake – Views
  2. blink 182 – California
  3. ScHoolboy Q – Blank Face LP
  4. Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface
  5. Various Artists – Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

Still feeling the Pokémon Go craze? The Google Play Music team has you covered with fresh new beats and playlists to help catch em’ all:

 

Catchy Pop for Catching ‘Em All

Get in the zone and out of the house with these bright, catchy songs — perfect for catching Pokémon.

 

Poké & Chill

Keep calm and catch those ‘mons with this chill mix of electronic beats.

 

Gym Battle Rock

Sharpen your battle skills and become Gym Master with this mix of righteous riffs from around the globe.

 

AUGUST
A peek at Google Play
Is Drake the king of summer 2016? In July, “One Dance” fought off The Chainsmoker’s “Don’t Let Me Down” to remain the #1 most streamed song for the second month in a row. “Zootopia” also outshined the superhero showdown “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice“, topping the movie charts for the second month in a row. Excitement for Game of Thrones continued with early pre-orders landing it in the Top 5 TV shows in July. Throwbacks were strong in July, as the Google Play store had a nearly 400% increase in “Ghostbusters” and “Ghostbusters ll” sales…and just in case you’ve been under a rock and didn’t hear, the Pokémon are back.

Check out other trends and what’s coming up on Google Play below.

WHAT’S TRENDING
Pokémon Go!
Let’s go find Pikachu: In addition to being the top Game in July, “Pokémon Go” was also the most searched for term in the Google Play Store in the U.S. The general term of “Pokémon” was the overall 6th most searched for term in July as consumers were looking not just for the hottest game, but any Pokémon-related music, books, TV shows and movies.
Family Library
What’s more fun than sharing takeout? Sharing content on Google Play Family Library! We launched our family sharing program, a way for up to 6 family members to share apps, games, movies, TV shows, and books on Google Play.
Summer Movie Madness
Who ya gonna call: In anticipation and excitement around the newGhostbusters movie, purchases of the original Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 soared up a whopping nearly 400% against the same period in June.
Matt Damon is back!: Orders for the Bourne Identity movies were up 200% in July from the previous month due to with hype for the new film.
Top playlists in July
Show your 4th of July Flare: Indepen-dance Party was one of our most popular stations this 4th of July holiday right behind Every Summer Dance Party.

Staying true to summer tunes: The fan favorite L.A Pool Party station trended in July as well as the new Lowrider Oldies, helping us ring in summer from the East Coast to the West.

TOP APPS IN JULY
DETOUR
The new travel app offers audio-guided tours of major global cities in North America and Europe. Check out key attractions with narration by celebrities as well as famous, local historical characters.
CITYMAPPER
Citymapper makes it easy for locals and tourists alike to navigate efficiently from point A to point B.
MEMRISE
Memrise is an excellent starting point for someone learning a new language and a fun way to keep up with daily lessons.
Musical.ly
Create and share music videos with your friends on Musical.ly. This app has climbed top charts as Android users have discovered the fun of recording and collaborating on original music videos.
Prisma
The new and buzzworthy photo editor app allows Android users to blend photography with unique filters that resemble paintings, digital art, and more.
THE U.S. STORE TOP CHARTS FROM JULY
TOP NEW DOWNLOADED GAMES
POKÉMON GOBY NIANTIC, INC.
NBA LIVE
MOBILE BY
ELECTRONIC
ARTS
FARM HEROES SUPER SAGABY KING
GORDON RAMSAY DASHBY GLU
TALKING TOM GOLD RUN
BY OUTFIT7
TOP 5 STREAMED SONGS
DRAKE –
“ONE DANCE (FEAT. WIZKID
& KYLA)”
THE CHAINSMOKERS- “DON’T LET ME DOWN (FEAT. DAYA)”
FIFTH HARMONY –
“WORK FROM HOME (FEAT. TY DOLLA $IGN)”
CALVIN HARRIS – “THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR (FEAT. RIHANNA)”
TWENTY ONE PILOTS –
“RIDE”
TOP 5 PURCHASED ALBUMS
DRAKE –
“VIEWS”
BLINK 182 –
“CALIFORNIA”
SCHOOLBOY Q- “BLANK FACE LP”
TWENTY ONE PILOTS –
“BLURRYFACE”
VARIOUS ARTISTS –
“HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)”
TOP 5
MOVIES
ZOOTOPIA
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
DEADPOOL
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT
KUNG FU PANDA 3
TOP 5
TV SHOWS
MR. ROBOT, SEASON 2
GAME OF THRONES, SEASON 6
MR. ROBOT, SEASON 1
THE WALKING DEAD, SEASON 6
GAME OF THRONES, SEASON 1
TOP 5
NEW BOOKS
UNITED AS ONEBY PITTACUS LORE
CRISIS OF CHARACTERBY GARY J. BYRNE
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD BY J. K. ROWLING (PREORDERS! BOOK OUT 7/31)
FOREIGN AGENT BY BRAD THOR
SHADOW RIDER BY CHRISTINE FEEHAN
WHAT’S COMING
APPS
RAPCHAT BY ME.RAPCHAT.RAPCHAT
NIKE+ BY COM.NIKE.OMEGA
GAMES
MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY BY SQUARE ENIX (CURRENTLY OPEN FOR PRE-REGISTRATION)
MUSIC
VARIOUS ARTISTS – SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM (OST) (AUG 5)
SKILLET – UNLEASHED (AUG 5)
DAVID BANNER – THE GOD BOX
(JULY 15)
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE – DIG YOUR ROOTS (AUG 26)
DE LA SOUL – AND THE ANONYMOUS NOBODY… (AUG 26)
MOVIES
THE HUNTSMAN – WINTER’S WAR (AUG 2)
ME BEFORE YOU (AUG 16)
GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 (AUG 16)
THE JUNGLE BOOK (AUG 23)
THE CONJURING 2 (AUG 30)
TV
GAME OF THRONES SEASON 6 (AUG 1)
HOUSE OF LIES, SEASON 4  (AUG 15)
HALT AND CATCH FIRE, SEASON 3 (AUG 24)
THE STRAIN, SEASON 3  (AUG 29)
YOU’RE THE WORST, SEASON 3 (SEPT 1)
BOOKS
THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO BY AMY SCHUMER (AUG 16)
SMOOTH OPERATOR BY STUART WOODS (AUG 2)
THE SWARM: THE SECOND FORMIC WAR BY ORSON SCOTT CARD (AUG 2)
WITH EVERY BREATH BY MAYA BANKS (AUG 23)
A GREAT RECKONING: A NOVEL BY LOUISE PENNY (AUG 30)
SEE MORE

 

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