February 26th, 2010
06:37 PM ET

Meet the man who downloaded iTunes' 10 billionth song

CNN met up with Louie Sulcer, who won an iTunes contest for downloading the store's 10 billionth song. Watch here:


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  1. mushymushroom

    10billionth??? That's insane...!!! I use Frostwire...don't have to pay anything really...and it's much better that purchasing a song in itunes...

    March 2, 2010 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. Charles Bronson

    Who listens to Warrant?

    March 1, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rob

    people actually pay for music? pathetic.

    March 1, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. clay carter

    One Word. Limewire

    March 1, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sarcasmo

    Doesn't this old timer know that no one pays for music downloads anymore?

    March 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Orlando

    we're all dumbasses for posting on such a lame story lol

    March 1, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jim

    .....sounds like Ronnie accesses the internet from the library.

    iTunes is awesome.

    March 1, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Str8 Outta Tx

    maybe they should give rewards for the billionth post on some of these dumb ass blogs nobody cares about.
    but you'd think the download would've been something more current.

    March 1, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. robert

    What's next, the guy who had the billionth fry at Mcdonalds?

    March 1, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. a ketch

    The cynicism on here is rediculous.
    Sweet man gets a sweet reward.
    Great that he won, and great that he won with a very fitting song.

    March 1, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  11. GoGoGoat

    Aw, what a cute old man! He's lucky!

    Also, @ Erno: Pirate Bay is riddled with viruses and illegal downloads, so– lol. Yeah. Your logic has no stand.

    March 1, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. Str8 Outta Tx

    he didnt download 10 billion songs himself dumbass.

    March 1, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  13. Kim

    Aww I'm so glad it was him, and not the kind of person who goes online just to get the latest Glee Song. Great song, too!

    March 1, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  14. Thomas

    why does an old man need 10 billion songs

    March 1, 2010 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  15. 363-Mafia

    That's awesome!

    Of course I wish I could have been the lucky individual. Great achievement for Apple. The business is going strong....

    March 1, 2010 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  16. Anthony

    iTunes would probably hit 100 billion if they let us non ipod users sync non apple products with the library, like a palm pre or android phone.

    March 1, 2010 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  17. kerry

    lmao... what a guy. I loved the bit where he's sarcastically saying he had his son download the song cause he's a dummy. Strange thing is, I was on the phone with my 30 year old buddy and it took us 20 minutes of me walking him through opening a song into iTunes. Some peeps just smarter than others lol

    February 28, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  18. adr1an

    It's an Itunes gift card, not an apple gift card. He can only use it on Itunes and last I checked they aren't selling Mac's or Ipods on there.

    February 28, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  19. frankie J

    Hey this guy's great...haha. Let's not forget he was once our age too. Just because he's an elder, doesn't mean he doesn't know whats going on.

    February 28, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  20. nando

    Yeah, the song that he bought is actually "Train of Love", which is a good song as well. Maybe iTunes has the titles worng.

    February 28, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  21. J-Man Brody

    Who cares...

    February 28, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Stevie

    Ronnie's a special student

    February 28, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  23. ceasart

    so he has spent a billion dollars on itunes???

    February 28, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Eric

    I'm still awazed at how clueless the general public is regarding Apple and iTunes. $99 for a song is highway robbery, couple that with software that is slow, infects your whole computer, low bitrate and DRM up the butt and you couldn't pay me $10 to download a $1 song from iTunes. My god people are blind and stupid with their money. The problem is consumers don't know any better, they don't even realize there are better MP3 players out there for a fraction of the cost of an ipod. lol

    February 28, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  25. lucy2

    That's really cool! Congrats to him.

    February 28, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  26. SPyKER

    There was a contest?

    February 28, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  27. Jani Lane

    This guy's a fraud. Warrant's "Cherry Pie" was the song downloaded, not a song by this Johnny Cash hack. Who is he again?

    February 28, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  28. John John

    Great for the old man , he seems like a nice man. But he's not even a Mac user? He was using that old crusty Windows Based Dell. Amazing how Jobs awards someone a $ 10,000 Mac Gift certificate which is unheard of for Apple to someone who just downloaded Itunes for PC for free.

    February 28, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  29. Erno

    The Pirate Bay has had way more than 10 billion downloads and nobody even mentions that. Thay now hav 28 million unique users, way more than Itunes, and again and nobody even mentions that.

    I doubt however this post will past corporate censorship.

    February 28, 2010 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  30. David

    That's what's up. Way to go.........

    February 27, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Michael

    My nephew opened my eyes about iTunes. The songs are in MP4 format and many players don't accept this format and iTunes won't convert the files. There are many alternative websites that not only sell the songs in MP3, but also don't charge sales tax.

    February 27, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Ricky

    So iTunes blows. 10 BILLION downloads suggests otherwise. You obviously have download envy...

    February 27, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  33. DrHeather

    Good for him!

    February 27, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Chico

    this is great...I am glad someone other than a APPLE head won this contest. You go grandpa, give your grand kids iPODS and Apple Laptops for the holidays this year!

    February 27, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Saul

    Congrats!!!!!

    February 27, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  36. IndyMan

    Ronnie, I don't understand your profound post. Why does "iTunes Blow?" Any relevance to this man winning? You sound very intelligent.

    February 27, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  37. latinlatte

    The clip playing during this story is "Train of Love".

    February 27, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Mike

    That's great for him but I was Apples' Billionth song downloader and I didn't get anything.

    February 27, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Randy Stevens

    The song they play in the background is actually "Train Of Love."
    Oh, well... guess things happen that way!

    February 27, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Daniel

    The song they play in this story isn't even Guess Things Happen That Way! This story was poorly produced, not to mention the camera work which is terrible.

    Congratulations to this man though!

    February 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  41. TD Express

    That was actually a song by Johnny called The train of love. After all these years, he is still the man!

    February 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Berni Griffin

    Love or loathe iTunes ( I do) this is one mega prize. Wonder if he fancies sharing it and more importantly does he have enoug disc space on his computer/player etc! Well done.

    February 27, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Jason

    Cool Story! The song playing in the clip is "Train of Love" by Johnny Cash

    February 27, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  44. Tony Bologna

    I hope Apple gives him a $10,000 visa gift card not just for him to spend at apple. That would suck!

    February 27, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  45. Suz

    Great story. Nice to hear something NICE once in awhile...we get so jaded with all the ugliness in the world. Rock On Grandpa!!!

    February 27, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  46. Brooke

    I wish I was this guy's grandkid.

    February 27, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  47. Jack Meoffer

    That's a great story. There could of not been a better person to win this. I wonder if he is allowed to share it.

    February 26, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Gwendolyn

    LOL – what is he gonna do with the prize?? The prize is a lot of downloads. Good for him!!

    February 26, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Mark

    FYI, the song playing in the clip doesn't sound like the "Guess Things Happen That Way" that I know.

    February 26, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Ronnie

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO iTunes blows!!

    February 26, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |

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