In 2016, the Registrar at National Day Calendar, in partnership with TouchTunes, officially declared the day before Thanksgiving as National Jukebox Day, the logic being that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving has become a de facto holiday when friends and family come together to reminisce, rekindle friendships, and play great jukebox music at local bars, restaurants, and other social establishments nationwide. This year, National Jukebox Day falls on November 22.
To amplify the awareness and celebration of National Jukebox Day, TouchTunes has been featuring exclusive jukebox-related stories from popular artists, fans, and select venues across social media, TouchTunes jukeboxes, and at www.jukeboxday.com. Jukeboxday.com also features a history of the jukebox and fun interactive creative that fans and venues can share across their social networks. Fans will also have the opportunity to win free TouchTunes song credits (redeemable to play songs) through an interactive game that challenges them to match album jackets with the correct artist. In addition, there will be a customized National Jukebox Day experience on TouchTunes PhotoBooth, which is available for free across thousands of jukeboxes nationwide.
TouchTunes has also partnered with the three major record labels to create a custom National Jukebox Day playlist available on TouchTunes jukeboxes that features the perfect mix of current and nostalgic hits to enhance this year’s celebration.
On a related note, Waffle House restaurants will be promoting National Jukebox Day to their customers both in-venue and through their social media channels, and they’ve just announced that Keith Urban’s hit “Blue Ain’t Your Color” tops the list as the most-played song on the restaurant’s TouchTunes jukeboxes over the past 12 months.
Urban takes the top spot in the list over “Love on the Brain” by Rihanna. Ed Sheeran has two Top 10 songs in the first-ever official Waffle House ranking. The list represents the top songs over the past 12 months as selected by Waffle House customers, who collectively played more than 30 million songs on TouchTunes jukeboxes over the same time period.
The Top 10 songs played on TouchTunes jukeboxes at Waffle House over the past 12 months are:
- “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban
- “Love On The Brain” by Rihanna
- “Shape Of You” by Ed Sheeran
- “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
- “Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots
- “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd
- “Uptown Funk (Feat. Mark Ronson)” by Bruno Mars
- “Closer (Feat. Halsey)” by The Chainsmokers
- “Killing Me Softly” by Fugees
- “Must Be Nice” by Lyfe Jennings
“We love the diversity of genres in this Top 10,” said Ross Honey, TouchTunes CEO. “Plus, it’s great to see the mix of both old-school and new-school tracks and artists.”