Adele, Tiny Wings top iTunes Rewind best of 2011 app list

Apple has put together its 'best of 2011' list with iTunes Rewind. Which music, movies, books and games made the grade?

Apple has put together its 'best of 2011' list in the shape of iTunes Rewind, selecting the very best and most popular music, movies, TV, games, books and podcasts on iTunes.

Unsurprisingly Angry Birds was the top-selling iPhone app, but iTunes picked rival bird-based timewaster Tiny Wings as iPhone game of the year. We loved Tiny Wings, so we've no qualms with that decision, though we wonder if the choice has ruffled Angry Birds developer Rovio's feathers.

Hipster-pleasing camera app Instagram was awarded iPhone app of the year. Pages was the top-selling iPad app, beating Angry Birds HD, which came in third. djay was voted the year's best iPad app by Apple staff, while Contre Jour HD was selected as the best game on Apple's tablet.

Popular songstrel Adele was chosen as musical artist of the year, as well as scooping up song of the year with her version of Someone Like You. Album of the year goes to Laura Marling's A Creature I Don't Know, while Ed Sheeran picks up new artist of the year. The most popular song of 2011 in the download stakes was the search-engine friendly Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO.

Inception was the top selling movie of the year, while Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was awarded best finale. On the televisual side of things, penguin-fest Frozen Planet nabbed best HD programme.

Episode 1 of Come Fly With Me was the top downloaded TV show, followed by that brilliant South Park episode about World of Warcraft.

The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht won best fiction book, and Comedy of the Week from BBC Radio 4 took home the best new audio podcast.

What do you think of Apple's selections? Did it miss the mark? Do you download music and movies from iTunes, or do you prefer streaming services like Spotify and LoveFilm? Tell us in the comments, or on our Facebook wall.

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