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What Were the Top Albums and Singles Sold on Record Store Day?

Did you head out to your local indie record store this past Saturday to lay down some cash for limited edition vinyl? If you did, did you buy anything on this chart compiled by BuzzAngle? These were the top-selling RSD albums and singles in the US on Saturday. All the data can be found here.


1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens “March of the Resistance” Various Artists Walt Disney Records
2 Jah Won’t Pay The Bills Sublime Interscope
3 Hoist Phish Jemp Records
4 I Dig Everything – The Pye Singles 1966 David Bowie BMG/Sanctuary
5 Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! – Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France – June 11th, 2003 Metallica Blackened Recordings
6 Like A Virgin & Other Hits Madonna Rhino/Warner Bros
7 A Sailor’s Guide to Earth Sturgill Simpson Atlantic Records
8 The Diary J Dilla Pay Jay
9 Kiss My Amps II Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Warner Bros/Reprise
10 B-Sides and Rarities Deftones Warner Bros/Reprise
11 At Last Etta James Jackpot Records
12 Capitol Theatre, Passaic NJ 4/25/77 Grateful Dead Rhino Records
13 Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols Sex Pistols Rhino Records
14 The Man Who Sold the World David Bowie Rhino Records
15 Smash Hits Jimi Hendrix Legacy
16 Live at the Aquarius: The First Performance The Doors Rhino Records
17 The Complete John Peel Sessions BBC The White Stripes Third Man Records
18 The Best Of The Johnny Cash TV Show Johnny Cash Legacy
19 Tusk Fleetwood Mac Rhino Records
20 Begin to Hope Regina Spektor Warner Bros/Sire
21 Another One Mac Demarco Captured Tracks
22 Disney Favorite Songs Various Artists Walt Disney Records
23 Live At Easy Street The Sonics ReVox
24 Soviet Kitsch Regina Spektor Warner Bros/Sire
25 Blood Visions Jay Reatard Fat Possum


Rank Title Artist Label
1 Double-Sided twenty one pilots Fueled By Ramen
2 Rocket Reducer No. 62 (Live) – Side by Side MC5/Melvins Rhino Records
3 Empire of the Clouds Iron Maiden BMG
4 Elevators (Me and You) OutKast Legacy
5 I Started A Joke Bee Gees/Faith No More Rhino Records
6 Roadhouse Blues (Live)/A Feast of Friends The Doors Rhino Records
7 Melancholy Mood Bob Dylan Columbia Records
8 Mo Money, Mo Problems – Single The Notorious B.I.G. Rhino Records
9 Tractor Rape Chain/Black Sun Death Cab For Cutie Atlantic Records
10 There Will Be Time Mumford & Sons + Baaba Maal Glassnote
11 Werewolves of London – Side by Side Warren Zevon/Flamin’ Groovies Rhino Records
12 My Guitar / Dog Breath Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention UME/Zappa Records
13 This Must Be The Place – Side by Side Talking Heads/Echosmith Warner Bros.
14 TVC15 David Bowie Rhino Records
15 Silly Symphony Collection: The Skeleton Dance/Three Little Pigs Various Artists Walt Disney Records
16 Well, Everybody’s Fucking In A U.F.O. Rob Zombie UMe
17 Reapers Muse Warner Bros.
18 Every Open Eye Remix EP Chvrches Glassnote
19 The Roulette Sides John Coltrane Rhino/Parlophone
20 7 Split” Circa Survive / mewithoutYou Sumerian Records
21 Gangsterville Joe Strummer Legacy
22 Saturday’s Child/You Just May Be The One The Monkees Rhino Records
23 Truck Drivin’ Man Willie Nelson / Uncle Tupelo Rhino Records
24 Delilah / Only Love Can Break Your Heart Florence + The Machine Republic
25 Sid & Nancy Nofx Fat Wreck Chords

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One thought on “What Were the Top Albums and Singles Sold on Record Store Day?

  • It is interesting to see what was most popular, not entirely what I expected.
    I visited my local shop with a list, but had to compromise somewhat when I saw the selection.

    I bought Iron Maiden ‘Empire of the Clouds’ (after several listens I really like it) and ‘Ready Steady Who Two’ which I still have to listen to. I bought both for nostalgic reasons, having purchased their material in my youth.

    This was actually the first record store day I have attended, and the first new vinyl I have purchased since 1991 when I “went CD” (though I have obtained a few vinyl albums at car boot sales over the years) – so it was a nostalgic experience and enjoyable.

    I did really want Glen Campbell’s ‘Wichita Lineman’ single (a favourite I used to listen to on 8-Track!), so I resorted to an auction site to get a copy. Many people cannot visit the stores on record store day for various reasons, or like me they cannot find the item they most desire, so I think this is a useful service despite potentially high prices.


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