Video: 2014 In 4 Minutes

Out filmmaker Ryan James Yezak gives you the year 2014 in only 4 minutes.

Hang on to your hats as Yezak speeds through the highs and lows of the past year, including: Taylor Swift, Apparently Kid, the Sochi Olympics, Adele Dazeem, the “Proud Whopper”, selfies, Rob Ford, Ellen Page coming out, Flappy Bird, protests, “Bridgegate”, Conchita Wurst, Alex from Target, the Michael Sam kiss and so much more.

(h/t Towleroad)

My Favorite Gift This Year

All that gorgeous, wonderful red! Click the image to enlarge and enjoy the fabulosity of it all.

Just intoxicating in the most fantastic way. What a great year for marriage equality.

Looking forward to finishing the job in 2015!

Movie Mashup: Final Cut 2014

Mashup of the best in film for the year 2014 edited by Nick Bosworth. Very cleverly done.

Clip description: Another year has passed and it has been a memorable one folks. 2014 gave us many incredible films from every genre you can think of and I will once again honor the people behind them and their immense efforts by showcasing 330 films that released during the past year. I thank you all for watching and look forward to an even better 2015.

(h/t Towleroad)

Top Ten Most “Shazamed” Songs of 2014

According to music app Shazam, which identifies songs via the app software, has released it’s list of “Most Shazamed Songs of 2014:”

Avicii’s song “Wake Me Up” has been looked up on the Shazam service more than 19 million times. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” came in second with more than 18 million Shazams, while Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” came in third with more than 16 million.

1. Avicii – Wake Me Up (19 million +)
2. Robin Thicke Feat. T.I. & Pharrell – Blurred Lines (18 million +)
3. Gotye Feat. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know (16 million +)
4. Passenger – Let Her Go (15 million +)
5. Clean Bandit Feat. Jess Glynne – Rather Be (14 million +)
6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Wanz – Thrift Shop (14 million +)
7. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us (12 million +)
8. OneRepublic – Counting Stars (11 million +)
9. P!nk Feat. Nate Ruess – Just Give Me A Reason (11 million +)
10. Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky (11 million +)

Read the full list of “25 Most Shazamed Songs” here.

iTunes Shares Top 10 Best Selling Songs & Albums Plus “Best Of” For 2014

According to Billboard, the top selling singles and albums on iTunes this year were:

Songs:

1. “Happy,” Pharrell
2. “All of Me,” John Legend
3. “Dark Horse,” Katy Perry
4. “Talk Dirty,” Jason Derulo
5. “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea
6. “Problem,” Ariana Grande
7. “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor
8. “Let It Go,” Idina Menzel
9. “Turn Down for What,” DJ Snake & Lil Jon
10. “Rude,” Magic!

Albums:

1. Frozen
2. 1989, Taylor Swift
3. Ghost Stories, Coldplay
4. In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
5. Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack
6. Beyonce, Beyonce
7. Pure Heroine, Lorde
8. X, Ed Sheeran
9. The Outsiders, Eric Church
10. 5 Seconds of Summer, 5 Seconds of Summer

In addition, the iTunes crew issued their own “Best Of” List for 2014:

Apple’s Best-Ofs:

Best Artist: Beyonce, Beyonce
Best Album: 1989, Taylor Swift
Best Song: “Fancy” (feat. Charli XCX), Iggy Azalea
Best New Artist: Sam Smith
Best Pop: 1989, Taylor Swift
Best Rock: Lazaretto, Jack White
Best Alternative: Lost in the Dream, The War on Drugs
Best Hip-Hop/Rap: Under Pressure, Logic
Best Country: Pain Killer, Little Big Town
Best R&B/Soul: JHUD, Jennifer Hudson
Best Dance: New Eyes, Clean Bandit
Best Singer/Songwriter: Utah, Jamestown Revival
Best Latin: MultiViral, Calle 13
Best Electronic: Our Love, Caribou
Best Jazz: Time and Time Again, The Cookers
Best Classical: John Luther Adams: Become Ocean, Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony Orchestra