Happy National Vinyl Record Day!

Music has come a long way. Kids these days don’t know the struggle of waiting outside our local CD or record store for releases of music. Not only having to buy a whole album, but then we’d have to run home and pop the record in a CD player or turntable and sitting in one place to listen to it.

It helps us to be appreciative today, being able to go on YouTube or a streaming platform and searching a song or album, and hitting play. Nonetheless, vinyl and CDs bring a sound that can never be replaced.

To celebrate, let’s commemorate some of the best records from some great artists. Maybe it’s time to add some of these to your collection!

7. The SmithsThe Queen is Dead

Released June 16, 1986. The album was ranked 113 by the Rolling Stones for their 500 Greatest Albums Of All Times.

6. Bruce SpringsteenBorn in the U.S.A

Released June 4, 1984. The album sold 15 million album sales becoming earned 15x certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

 

5. Run D.M.C.Raising Hell

Released May 27, 1986. The Soul Train Music Awards honored the album with Best Rap Album the following year.

 

4. Paul SimonGraceland

Released August 25, 1986. The album received great reviews and won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1987.

3. U2The Joshua Tree

Released March 9, 1987. The song became widely popular in the US and hit the first spot on the Billboard’s Hot 100 Charts.

 

2. Prince and The RevolutionPurple Rain

Released June 25, 1984. The album hit the Billboard 200 Charts hard staying on top for 22 weeks in a row.

 

1. Michael JacksonThriller

Released November 30, 1982. The album set a new Billboard’s record reaching the Most Top 10 Singles From An Album with seven songs.