Most Popular Vinyl Records in Tennessee

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“Put the needle on the record, when the song beats go like this” is a lyric off “Pump Up The Volume” by M/A/R/R/S (1987). 
 
If you can believe it, it still holds true today.

With so many ways to listen to your favorite artists and music, April 20 is Record Store Day. With the continued rise in the popularity of records, BetTennessee.com took a break from Tennessee sports betting and utilized Google Trends to find the vinyl record that was the most searched in each state over the last 12 months. Here are the results for Tennessee: 

Tennessee's Most-Searched Vinyl Records

RankRecordArtist
1 GUTSOlivia Rodrigo
2 Barbie: The AlbumSoundtrack Album
3 Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)Taylor Swift

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Looking at the Tennessee Picks

The top three vinyl records in the Volunteer State are:

  1. GUTS by Olivia Rodrigo
  2. Barbie: The Album - Soundtrack Album
  3. Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) - Taylor Swift 

Rodrigo’s GUTS tops the top three in 10 states (also California, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Washington and West Virginia). This was Rodrigo’s second studio album, sprinkled with energetic songs and soft ballads. It was released last September.

“Barbie: The Album - Soundtrack Album” was second in the state, coming in first in only one state: Oklahoma. The movie, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, was released in 2023.

“Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” by Taylor Swift was a surprising third and was No. 1 in only Oregon and Utah. Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) is the third re-recorded album by Swift and was released July 7, 2023. It is a re-recording of Swift’s third studio album, Speak Now (2010), part of Swift’s counteraction suit to a 2019 dispute regarding the ownership of her back catalog. She announced the album’s release in May 2023, at the first Nashville show of her ever-popular Eras Tour this past summer, here in the states.

Record Store Day was first celebrated in April 2007.

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Author

Lou Monaco is a reporter for BetTennessee.com. Lou had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.