Best of Music, Movies and TV this Year, So Far


Amazon’s Best Music of the Year, to Date, Features Daft Punk, Cold War Kids, Justin Timberlake, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix and more

The Best Movies & TV Picks of 2013 So Far, Include Argo, Skyfall, Monsters, Inc., Breaking Bad and Downton Abbey, among others today announced its retrospective look at the Best Music and Best Music & TV since the start of 2013. Compiled from best-selling rankings, curated editor picks and spotlight selections, the lists showcase the variety of blockbuster, hit-making and buzz-worthy entertainment that became available on the first half of this year.

Movie and TV selections from the first six months of 2013 highlight blockbuster theatrical releases including Argo, A Good Day to Die Hard, Django Unchained and Skyfall to family-fun films such as Rise of the Guardians, Wreck-it Ralph and Frankenweenie, among others, while TV picks include Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Falling Skies and The Bible: The Epic Miniseries.

Hot music—across MP3, CD and Vinyl—from January to June 2013 ranges from Daft Punk’s electronic dance album to Cold War Kids’ punk rock beats, Justin Timberlake’s mainstream and new jazz-pop sound, country hit-maker Kacey Musgraves, as well as entries from Tegan & Sara, Vampire Weekend, David Bowie, and Phoenix, among others.

“Whether music, movies or TV, our mid-year lists highlight the diversity we see every day at Amazon,” stated Sarah Wood, head of U.S. entertainment, “Our customers continue to take advantage of our broad selection of both digital and physical entertainment choices while our editors, well-versed in their specific categories, consistently provide a mix of top choices from mainstream artists and blockbuster films to under-the-radar and genre specific entertainment helping spur new discovery for customers.”

Movie & TV Picks
Best-Selling Movies Best-Selling Kids & Family Movies
1. A Good Day to Die Hard 1. Monsters, Inc.
2. Django Unchained 2. LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite
3. Skyfall 3. Wreck-it Ralph
4. Lincoln 4. Escape from Planet Earth
5. Life of Pi 5. Mulan / Mulan II
Best-Selling TV Shows Amazon Picks: Movies & TV
1. Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season 1. Searching for Sugar Man
2. True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season 2. The Men Who Built America
3. Dexter: The Seventh Season 3. The Intouchables
4. The Bible: The Epic Miniseries 4. The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane
5. Breaking Bad: The Fifth Season 5. Bully

For the entire Best Movies & TV of 2013, So Far list including more best-selling and editor choices as well as new to Blu-ray, and more visit

Music Picks
Best-Selling MP3 Albums Best-Selling CDS
1. Tegan & Sara, Heartthrob 1. Justin Timberlake, 20/20 Experience
2. Various Artists, Big Mozart Box 2. Michael Bublé, To Be Loved
3. Various Artists, 100 Must-Have Movie Classics, Vol. 2 3. Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
4. Justin Timberlake, 20/20 Experience 4. Josh Groban, All That Echoes
5. Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City 5. David Bowie, The Next Day
Best-Selling Vinyl Amazon Picks: Albums (CD & MP3)
1. Daft Punk, Random Access Memories 1. Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
2. Justin Timberlake, 20/20 Experience 2. Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City
3. Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City 3. Justin Timberlake, 20/20 Experience
4. David Bowie, The Next Day 4. Phoenix, Bankrupt
5. The National, Trouble Will Find Me 5. Tegan & Sara, Heartthrob

For the entire Best Music of 2013, So Far list including best-selling and editor chosen songs and spotlight artists visit


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