Most Popular Vinyl Record in Colorado

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A recent report by decodedmagazine.com says artists expect to make a combined $5.2 billion in album sales in 2024, the largest total for vinyl since 1990.

In recent years, older generations have fallen in love again with vinyl and they’re not alone. The younger generations have embraced vinyl records like they are the next big thing. Whether it’s the warmer sound or bigger canvas to display album artwork, sales have continued to rise this century.

With April 20 being Record Store Day and the continued rise in popularity of records, BetColorado.com, your source for Colorado sports betting news, utilized Google Trends to find the vinyl record that was the most searched in each state over the last 12 months (April 2023 to April 2024).  

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Colorado’s Most Popular Vinyl Record

RankRecordArtist
1 folklore: the long pond studio sessionsTaylor Swift

Vinyl Record Popular in Most States

RankRecord (Artist)No. of States
1Guts (Olivia Rodrigo)10
2Stick Season (Noah Kahan)9
T31989 (Taylor Swift)8
T3Cowboy Carter (Beyonce)8
5Utopia (Travis Scott)6
6Folklore (Taylor Swift)3
7Speak Now (Taylor Swift)2
T8Abbey Road (The Beatles)1
T8Reputation (Taylor Swift)1
T8K-12 (Melanie Martinez)1
T8Barbie Album (Soundtrack)1

Mile High State Loves Swift’s folklore

Coloradans are one of three states that have searched more for Taylor Swift’s eighth studio album, “folklore: the long pond sessions.” It was released on July 24, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

She started working on “folklore” in April 2020 when a planned tour to support her 2019 album, “Lover,” got canceled because of the pandemic shutdown across the world. Two other states also love “folklore” more than any other album in Louisiana and South Carolina.

Swift is the top artist as 14 states rank one of Swift’s albums as the most searched in their state. There are eight with the 2014 release of “1989” at No. 1, three with “folklore,” two with “Speak Now” from 2010 and one with 2017’s “Reputation.” “Guts” by Olivia Rodrigo in 2023 pulled the most states with 10.

Colorado loves Swift's eighth album, from which “cardigan” was the first single, and it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. It was Swift’s sixth No. 1 record and the second to debut at No. 1 Other big hits included “the 1,” “exile” with Bon Iver, and “betty.” Among year-end lists, “folklore” ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s and Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums of 2020, as well as the year’s best album by the Los Angeles Times and Time Magazine. On the award circuit, “folklore” won a Grammy for Album of the Year, Best Pop Album in the iHeart Music Awards, and the Apple Music Awards named Swift the Songwriter of the Year.

Swift will have a new album for the country to search for, as her ninth album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” is scheduled to arrive April 19.

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Author

Douglas Pils has been a sports journalist for 30 years in Texas, Arkansas and New York having worked for the San Antonio Express-News, the Associated Press, The Dallas Morning News and Newsday. He most recently ran the Student Media Department at Texas A&M for eight years.

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