Record Store Day 2014 - The Stats

Full breakdown of big sellers...
Record Store Day

So that was Record Store Day.

This year proved to be a turbulent instalment for organisers, with the increased schedule leading many to question whether the event had become saturated.

The final stats, though, can't be ignored. BuzzAngle Music have provided a full breakdown of big sellers, with Record Store Day leading to a massive spike in sales:

- A 646% growth in sales at independent record stores on Record Store Day (April 19th) compared to the week before
- A 1,855% increase in vinyl sales for the industry as a whole (a 1,062% growth in overall sales mix for vinyl) on Record Store Day in comparison to the previous Saturday
- A 2,042% increase in vinyl sales at independent stores (a 187% growth in overall sales mix for vinyl, with over 74% of all titles sold being vinyl releases) on Record Store Day in comparison to the previous Saturday

Impressive stuff. The full bestseller charts have been placed online, with Tame Impala scooping the album gong while Nirvana topped the singles countdown.

Bestselling 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

Bestselling 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. Mystery Artists – Rush / Love – Side By Side Series: 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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