No matter the economic climate, iTunes recognizes the value of free downloads. Frankly though, there are too many to sift through nowadays. So we've done the work for you and picked the best of all the free iTunes downloads for the month of January 2012.

Check back every week for the newest free iTunes downloads.

New Free iTunes Downloads January 22nd- 31st

Take a first look at the upcoming ABC series ‘The River,’ which follows the story of a TV personality who goes missing during a trip to an uncharted part of the Amazon, and comes from ‘Paranormal Activity’ director Oren Peli. The first peek is available now for free on iTunes.

Go behind the scenes of the brother vs. brother boxing movie Warrior.’

Get ready for the Big Game next Sunday with a preview of the forthcoming NFL Film’s video 'Greatest Super Bowl Moments,' one of the many great sports shows available for free on iTunes during January.

Watch the entire pilot of the much-buzzed about new TV series ‘Smash,’ starring Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston and Katharine McPhee.

iTune’s free single of the week is 'Into Your Arms,' which comes from the Brooklyn-based electro pop group Chairlift, who just released their second album ‘Something.'

January 15th - 21st

Your free iTunes downloads for the month of January bring you an exclusive, inside look behind the scenes of the HBO sci-fi drama 'Game of Thrones.'

We all pretty much loved the 'Napoleon Dynamite' movie, and now, thanks to free iTunes downloads, we can watch the first two episodes of the 'Napoleon Dynamite' TV show from FOX.

In the latest episode of 'Bones,' the hit forensic investigation show from FOX, the team, led by Dr. Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Special Agent Booth (David Boreanaz), must decipher a message left in blood by a tech-genius killer.

For all history buffs, one free January iTunes download you might want to check out is 'America's Book of Secrets,' the documentary that goes inside the White House and other famed US institutions.

iTunes' free Single of the Week highlights the Swedish duo First Aid Kit and their song 'Emmylou.' Some commenters referenced Paramore when describing the sound, and most gave the single a thumbs up.

New Free iTunes Downloads January 8th - 14th

Josh Lucas is back in the new NBC series 'The Firm,' a continuation of the popular novel and 1993 film. Did you miss the pilot? You can download it for free off of iTunes.

Take a look inside 'Portlandia' with the featurette 'Inside Portlandia,' thanks to your weekly free iTunes downloads. Watch stars like Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein give you the inside scoop on how the show comes together.

The best shows on Animal Planet are all about the "adventurous" wild men that grapple with wild beasts. As part of the free iTunes downloads for January, you can watch all the crazy in your home with 'Alligator Rampage,' the show about crazy "adventurous" gator rescuers.

Want a free country song? Go to iTunes and download the music video for 'Even If It Breaks Your Heart' by Eli Young Band. Here, the original song by Will Hoge gets revamped and given a cool video to boot.