The Discogs’ Top 50 Best Selling Records Of January 2018

January has come and gone. What would have been an otherwise normal month was unfortunately met with the passing of Dolores O’Riordan, member of the band The Cranberries. This band has a particular etching in my memories associated to me being in kindergarten and also being babysat by my aunt, who had this tape in her car. Her unique voice defined a certain part of the 90’s for me, and I’m sure, many of you. In continuing my efforts to introduce you all to other music; Dark Side, Rumours, Thriller are great classics that again ranked well in the Discogs’ best selling records of January list, but also, take a moment to also check out these records because they are pretty darn cool:

However, though, who am I to question why you want the records you want? You do you! But maybe also check out some of this stuff and let me know if it works for you.

Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon

#1 – Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon

Previous Month’s Position: #1

Michael Jackson - Thriller

#2 – Michael Jackson – Thriller

Previous Month’s Position: #3

Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms

#3 – Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms

Previous Month’s Position: #7

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

#4 – Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

Previous Month’s Position: #2

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

#5 – Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

Previous Month’s Position: #9

Pink Floyd - The Wall

#6 – Pink Floyd – The Wall

Previous Month’s Position: #5

Led Zeppelin - Untitled

#7 – Led Zeppelin – Untitled

Previous Month’s Position: #6

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

#8 – Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue

Previous Month’s Position: #13

The Cranberries - No Need To Argue

#10 – The Cranberries – No Need To Argue

Previous Month’s Position: #N/A

The Beatles - Abbey Road

#11 – The Beatles – Abbey Road

Previous Month’s Position: #8

New Order - Blue Monday 1988

#13 – New Order – Blue Monday 1988

Previous Month’s Position: #21

Eagles - Hotel California

#14 – Eagles – Hotel California

Previous Month’s Position: #12

Supertramp - Breakfast In America

#15 – Supertramp – Breakfast In America

Previous Month’s Position: #20

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II

#16 – Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II

Previous Month’s Position: #24

Michael Jackson - Bad

#17 – Michael Jackson – Bad

Previous Month’s Position: #19

U2 - The Joshua Tree

#18 – U2 – The Joshua Tree

Previous Month’s Position: #11

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

#19 – Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin

Previous Month’s Position: #28

Sade - Diamond Life

#20 – Sade – Diamond Life

Previous Month’s Position: #N/A

Black Sabbath - Paranoid

#21 – Black Sabbath – Paranoid

Previous Month’s Position: #37

Pink Floyd - Animals

#23 – Pink Floyd – Animals

Previous Month’s Position: #32

The Beatles - 1967-1970

#24 – The Beatles – 1967-1970

Previous Month’s Position: #34

Nirvana - Nevermind

#25 – Nirvana – Nevermind

Previous Month’s Position: #29

Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A.

#26 – Bruce Springsteen – Born In The U.S.A.

Previous Month’s Position: #15

The Beatles - Revolver

#27 – The Beatles – Revolver

Previous Month’s Position: #26

The Beatles - The Beatles

#28 – The Beatles – The Beatles

Previous Month’s Position: #17

The Beatles - Rubber Soul

#29 – The Beatles – Rubber Soul

Previous Month’s Position: #25

Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman

#31 – Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman

Previous Month’s Position: #18

Prince And The Revolution - Purple Rain

#32 – Prince And The Revolution – Purple Rain

Previous Month’s Position: #36

AC/DC - Back In Black

#33 – AC/DC – Back In Black

Previous Month’s Position: #48

The Beatles - 1962-1966

#34 – The Beatles – 1962-1966

Previous Month’s Position: #N/A

Radiohead - OK Computer

#35 – Radiohead – OK Computer

Previous Month’s Position: #33

Dire Straits - Dire Straits

#36 – Dire Straits – Dire Straits

Previous Month’s Position: #N/A

Queen - Greatest Hits

#37 – Queen – Greatest Hits

Previous Month’s Position: #16

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III

#38 – Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin III

Previous Month’s Position: #24

Steely Dan - Aja

#39 – Steely Dan – Aja

Previous Month’s Position: #N/A

David Bowie - Let's Dance

#40 – David Bowie – Let’s Dance

Previous Month’s Position: #N/A

Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy = 聖なる館

#42 – Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy

Previous Month’s Position: #N/A

Pink Floyd - Meddle

#43 – Pink Floyd – Meddle

Previous Month’s Position: #N/A

Queen - A Night At The Opera

#44 – Queen – A Night At The Opera

Previous Month’s Position: #43

Simon & Garfunkel - Greatest Hits

#46 – Simon & Garfunkel – Greatest Hits

Previous Month’s Position: #N/A

George Michael - Faith

#48 – George Michael – Faith

Previous Month’s Position: #31

The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers

#49 – The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers

Previous Month’s Position: #50

Neil Young - Harvest

#50 – Neil Young – Harvest

Previous Month’s Position: #23

 

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5 Comments
  • Apr 13,2018 at 4:12 pm

    CocktailMusic – Sales by volume for all releases and formats that are considered completed (seller’s fee invoice paid, which is also the point where sales data is updated in price history) by the time I run the script that I wrote that adds up the totals (usually a day or two before posting). When releases are in a master release, those are are added together.

    jazz62 – This is for all releases. Sometimes, singles do appear, but generally most of the volume occurs with album sales. I have considered doing a singles list, but I need to make these lists more efficient due to the time it takes to prepare them.

  • Mar 23,2018 at 7:49 am

    What about the 7″ singles? You only talk about albums. I would be very interesting to see the ratings for the singles, too.

  • Mar 21,2018 at 7:34 pm

    What is the criteria being used to define “best selling records?” Is it price? Or how many units sold? A combination of both? Some additional context around what criteria is being used to define and come up with the list of best selling records is appreciated when you get a minute to reply. Thx.

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