RSD 2019 – Queen placed 10 and 25 in singles (USA) in historic week for vinyl sales


Record Store Day
Billboard reports on USA sales:

Queen placed in 10th position and Brian, along with Denis Wilson, and Roger Taylor are in a tie position at No 20

2019 Record Store Day Yields Historic Week for Vinyl Album Sales
24 April 2019 

All hail vinyl! Record Store Day drove record-breaking music sales figures yet again, according to Nielsen Music. 

The 12th annual indie music retailer celebration, staged on April 13, helped yield 827,000 vinyl albums sold in the U.S. in the week ending April 18, according to Nielsen Music — a record for Record Store Day week, and the third-largest sales week for vinyl albums since Nielsen Music started tracking sales in 1991. 

The previous largest vinyl album sales haul for a Record Store Day week was 2018 with 733,000 sold in the week ending April 26. The only two larger weeks for vinyl album sales overall were logged during the Christmas season of 2018 (905,000; week ending Dec. 27 and 880,000; Dec. 20). 

In addition, 673,000 vinyl albums were sold via independent record stores — the biggest week ever for the format at indie stores in Nielsen Music history. The sales sum beats the previous high, tallied a year ago during Record Store Day week (533,000), by 16%. General view of Record Store Day vinyl at Rough Trade East on April 20, 2013 in London, England.

Vinyl sales surge concurrent with Record Store Day every year as the celebration prompts the release of hundreds of unique and specialty vinyl releases specifically for the festivities, and most of those are only available at independent retailers.

Top Record Store Day Exclusive Singles at Independent Record Stores
Rank, Artist, Title
1. The Rolling Stones, She’s a Rainbow 
2. Death Grips, Steroids (Crouching Tiger Hidden Gabber Megamix) 
3. Madonna, La Isla Bonita (Super Mix) 
4. Cheech & Chong, Up In Smoke 
5. Madonna, True Blue (Super Club Mix)
6. Julien Baker, Red Door/Conversation Piece 
7. High On Fire, Bat Salad
8. Anderson .Paak, Bubblin’ 
9. Bad Religion, My Sanity
10. Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody/I’m In Love With My Car 
11. Joe Strummer, The Rockfield Studio Tracks
12. David Bowie/Marlene Dietrich, Revolutionary Song/Just a Gigolo 
13. Lord Huron featuring Phoebe Bridges, The Night We Met 
14. Menzingers, No Penance
15. Courtney Barnett, Everybody Here Hates You 
16. Czarface, Double Dose of Danger
17. Fela Kuti and Roy Ayers, Music of Many Colours 
18. Iggy Pop, The Villagers 
19. Benjamin Gibbard, Me and Magdalena 
20. Dr. Dre, Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang 
21 (TIE). Erykah Badu and James Poyser, Tempted 
21 (TIE). Chicano Batman, Black Lipstick 
21 (TIE). Mastodon, Stairway to Nick John 
21 (TIE). Modest Mouse, Poison the Well
25. Dennis Wilson/Taylor Hawkins/Brian May/Roger Taylor, Holy Man
Source: Nielsen Music, for the week ending April 18, 2019