The Top 10 Record Store Day Exclusive Vinyl Albums and Singles…

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I recently posted percentages from Record Store Day that reveal how much the day boosts sales for independent record stores. Vinyl sales were especially high, up over 2000 percent from a regular business day. Vinyl accounted for 74 percent of all sales.

These stats were tracked by BuzzAngle Music, a new analytics service.

BuzzAngle has also provided a list of the top RSD exclusive vinyl albums and singles sold at indie stores. This list shows some of the most in-demand releases, but there were also a lot of limited-run releases (such as the 500-copy Banks Remixes EP I got).  Some of these limited releases didn’t have enough copies pressed to make it to the top list. I think some of these limited releases are more in line with the spirit of RSD, as the major labels continue to press massive amounts of questionable releases.

Here are the top ten selling vinyl exclusive albums:

1. Tame Impala – Live
2. The Grateful Dead – Live At Hampton Coliseum
3. Joy Division – An Ideal For Living (1978)
4. The Flaming Lips – 7 Skies H3
5. The Ramones – Meltdown With The Ramones
6. The Velvet Underground – Loaded
7. Death Cab For Cutie – Live 2012
8. Creedence Clearwater Revival – The 1969 Singles
9. The Pogues – Live With Joe Strummer
10. Childish Gambino – Because the Internet 

Here are the top ten vinyl exclusive singles:

1. Nirvana – Pennyroyal Tea / I Hate Myself and Want to Die
2. The Cure/Dinosaur Jr. – Side By Side Series: Just Like Heaven
3. Devo/The Flaming Lips – Side By Side Series: Gates of Steel Live
4. Bruce Springsteen – American Beauty
5. David Bowie – 1984 Picture Disc
6. Rush/Love – 7 and 7 Is
7. Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters
8. Frank Zappa – Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow / Down in De Dew
9. Off! – Learn to Obey
10. Conor Oberst/Dawes – Million Dollar Bill / Easy/Lucky/Free


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One Response

  1. DanC

    I don’t quite see the point of this. In my experience most of the stock sold out, so is this not just a measure how many of the items were produced, or alternatively a list of the least rare items?

    Has anyone got a list of how many copies of the different releases there were? E.g. I’ve seen lots of One Direction 7″s on eBay, but I suspect that almost all the people who bought them in-store on Saturday were going to sell them on.