Friday, 6 February 2009

Most popular music CDs in 2008: the enduring popularity of The Beatles

The BeatlesFirst released in 1968, The Beatles’ "White Album" was the most popular music CD borrowed from Clare County Library in 2008. The Beatles also claimed two further places on the top ten list with "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" and "Revolver". County Clare fiddler Martin Hayes claimed second place on the list with his album "Live in Seattle" featuring tunes ranging from the slow and tender to the fast and furious. Australian rock band AC/DC, Pink Floyd and The Clash were also popular with library members. Bob Marley regularly features on the list and 2008 was no exception with Legend featuring. Brasiliero, a wonderfully diverse introduction to Brazilian music was also very popular. Nora Jones’s debut album, "Come Away With Me", has been consistently in demand since its release in 2003. More recent releases like "Sam’s Town" and "Sawdust" by The Killers and Amy Winehouse’s "Back to Black" failed to make the top ten list but were nevertheless very popular with members of the library.

10 most popular music CDs in 2008:
The White Album - The Beatles
Live in Seattle - Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band - Beatles
Back in Black - AC/DC
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
London Calling - The Clash
Brasileiro - Putumayo
Revolver - Beatles
Legend - Bob Marley

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