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Record Store Day 2017 Top Selling Singles, Albums & More

RecordStoreDayLogoTwo legacy artists topped the sales charts for Record Store Day 2017 according to BuzzAngle. The Grateful Dead's "Vancouver 7/29/66" was the top selling album of the day, while The Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever" was the top selling single.

Year-over-year (single-day RSD 2017 vs single-day RSD 2016) % Change:

Category% Change
Total Album Sales+6%
Vinyl Album Sales+14%
Vinyl Single Sales-3%

Analysis: Vinyl Album Sales on Record Store Day (4/22/17) at Independent Music Stores were up 14% compared to Record Store Day 2016 (4/16/16).* Just more than 3 out of every 4 albums purchased on Record Store Day were vinyl albums; 78% this year, up from 73% in 2016. Total album sales (combining CD & Vinyl) on Record Store Day (4/22/17) at Independent Music Stores were up 6% compared to Record Store Day 2016 (4/16/16).* Vinyl Single Sales on Record Store Day (4/22/17) at Independent Music Stores were down 3% compared to Record Store Day 2016 (4/16/16).* Vinyl Album Sales on Record Store Day (4/22/17) at Independent Music Stores were up 2,606% compared to the previous Saturday (4/15/17).* Overall Album Sales on Record Store Day (4/22/17) at Independent Music Stores were up 1,274% compared to the previous Saturday (4/15/17).

BuzzAngle Music Top 50 Albums Chart

Independent Record Stores, Saturday April 22, 2017

1P.N.E. Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 7/29/66Grateful DeadGlorious Dead Recordings
2Cracked ActorDavid BowieParlophone
3Live At The Matrix ’67The DoorsElektra
4Live From Welcome To 1979Jason Isbell and the 400 UnitSoutheastern Records
5Greatest Hits AcousticThe CureElektra
6Greatest HitsThe CureElektra
8RaritiesStevie NicksAtlantic Records
9Lime and LimpidThe Claypool Lennon DeliriumATO Records
10Born AgainThe Notorious B.I.G.RCA Records
11DecadeNeil YoungReprise Records
12BowpromoDavid BowieParlophone
13Space Jam: Music From and Inspired By The Motion PictureVarious ArtistsAtlantic Records
14Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV, Vol. 1: From Fear Through the Eyes of MadnessCoheed and CambriaColumbia Records
15Live At Carnegie HallStevie Ray Vaughan & Double TroubleEpic Records
16Death SongThe Black AngelsPartisan Records
17Stinson Beach SessionsThe Head And The HeartWarner Bros.
18Electric Lady SessionsDrive-By TruckersATO Records
19Live at The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, August 16, 1969SantanaColumbia Records
20Live at Red Rocks 8.15.9Dave Matthews BandRCA Records
21Blade RunnerVangelisAtlantic Records
22Mirage AlternativeFleetwood MacRhino Records
23Live At The Agora,1978The CarsElektra
2411/17/70Elton JohnIsland
25Nilsson SchmilssonHarry NilssonRCA Records
26Really Rock ‘Em Right: Sun Records Curated By Record Store Day Volume 4Various ArtistsORG MUSIC
27Hammersmith Odeon, London ’75Bruce Springsteen & The E Street BandColumbia Records
28Live at Austin City LimitsTownes Van ZandtFat Possum
29Hot ThoughtsSpoonMatador
30Under Feet Like OursTegan And SaraWarner Bros.
31Spotify SessionsSiaRCA Records
32Dance MixMadonnaRhino Records
33Been Caught StealingJane’s AddictionRhino Records
34The Rising TideSunny Day Real EstateBicycle Music
35Seeds I: Angela And Long Way From HomeThe LumineersDualtone Music Group
36The OffspringThe OffspringNitro
37Live at George’s Club 20Jimi HendrixLegacy Recordings
38Groove Is In The Heart / What Is Love?Deee-LiteElektra
39Caught In The Act LiveEric ChurchEMI Nashville
40Coral FangThe DistillersSire Records Group
41The Johnny Cash Children’s AlbumJohnny CashColumbia Nashville
42Live In PerthBen Folds with the West Australian Symphony OrchestraEpic Records
43Dogfish Head – Music To Drink Beer To: Volume 3Various ArtistsColumbia Records
44The Centennial CollectionRobert JohnsonColumbia Records
45Marcy PlaygroundMarcy PlaygroundSlow Down Sounds
46Perfect Night Live In LondonLou ReedReprise Records
47Little Mess EPGrouploveAtlantic Records
48First Weapon Drawn: A Narrated AdventureCzarfaceSilver Age
49All Day & All Of The NightThe KinksBMG
50The Acid TestKen KeseyJackpot Records

BuzzAngle Music Top 50 Singles Chart:

Independent Record Stores, Saturday April 22, 2017

1Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny LaneThe BeatlesCapitol Records
2Star Wars: A New HopeJohn WilliamsWalt Disney Records
3Red Hill Mining TownU2Island
4State of Love and Trust / BreathPearl JamEpic Records
5Interstellar OverdrivePink FloydLegacy Recordings
6Little Red Corvette / 1999PrinceWarner Bros.
7Boy With The Thorn In His SideThe SmithsRhino Records
8What The Hell Have I b/w Get Born AgainAlice In ChainsColumbia Records
9Cygnus X-1RushMercury
10Def Leppard EPDef LeppardMercury
11Thinking Of A PlaceThe War on DrugsAtlantic Records
12Live at Jones BeachJimmy Page & The Black CrowesThe Orchard
13Stabitha ChristieAgainst Me!Total Treble
14All Together NowAndré 3000RCA Records
15Rollo / Portland ImprovisationFrank ZappaZappa
16BatdancePrinceWarner Bros.
17Into The Cave We WanderGerard WayReprise Records
18No Plan – EPDavid BowieColumbia Records
19Hey Joe / Piss FactoryPatti SmithRhino Records
20PartymanPrinceWarner Bros.
21This Must Be The PlaceTalking Heads & WildlingWarner Bros.
22Go Robot / Dreams Of A Samurai (Live)Red Hot Chili PeppersWarner Bros.
23A Rose For EmilyThe ZombiesVarese Sarabande
24AfricaTotoColumbia Records
25I Could Never Take The Place Of Your ManPrinceWarner Bros.
26Heaven Bound / Key To The KingdomSharon Jones with the E.L. Fields Gospel WondersDaptone Records
27Le Soleil Est Pres de MoiAirParlophone
28Sign O The TimesPrinceWarner Bros.
29Back In Your HeadTegan And Sara & The RegrettesWarner Bros.
30How Far I’ll Go (From Moana)Various ArtistsWalt Disney Records
31Pop LifePrinceWarner Bros.
32Got Love If You Want ItThe KinksBMG
33Sea ChangeThriceVagrant Records
34Ain’t It FunnyDanny BrownWarp Records
35Sick With Love b/w She Got It TogetherBuddy GuyRCA Records
36Archives Series Volume No 3Iron & WineBlack Cricket Recordings Col
37I Wish U HeavenPrinceWarner Bros.
38Puppy LoveDolly PartonYep Roc Records
39Unreleased Demos 2017Sublime with Rome5 Music
40Where My Train Pulls / All The Pretty GirlsGary Clark Jr./KaleoWarner Bros.
41Happy Street (Feat. Bill Murray)Paul Shaffer And The World’s Most Dangerous BandRhino Records
42Great Adventures Of Children’s BookSlick RickGet On Down
43Riot In The Streets / Better Man Than MePokey LaFargeRounder
44Brain Salad SurgeryEmerson Lake & PalmerBMG
45Slow HeartBalance and ComposureVagrant Records
46InstrumentalistThe Dillinger Escape PlanCooking Vinyl
47LiveSteve Earle & The DukesWarner Bros.
48Better Off DeadThe WipersJackpot Records
49I Want You Back AgainThe ZombiesThe End Records
50Terlingua / Off My MyndOld 97’sATO Records

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