Published on December 15th, 2013 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play’s Top Sellers of 2013

Thank you, readers, for every click and every purchase (it keeps us in business). Here are the year’s Top 50 best-selling music-related items at, based on a combination of sales and clicks.

As you’ll see, it’s heavily reissues … P&P readers love their oldies but goodies.

We’ve also compiled a list of the Top 10 best-selling music books.

Goodbye 2013, hello 2014.

CDs / DVDs


1. “Wings Over America: Deluxe Edition,” Paul McCartney & Wings
2. “Can’t Get Enough,” The Rides
3. “Three Sixty,” A Perfect Circle
4. “Old Sock,” Eric Clapton
5. “Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out: The Rolling Stones in Concert! (Expanded Edition),” The Rolling Stones
6. “Live at the Academy of Music 1971,” The Band
7. “Tommy (Super Deluxe Edition),” The Who
8. “Wise Up Ghost,” Elvis Costello & The Roots
9. “Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective [Box set],” Duane Allman
10. “Give Me Strength: The ’74/’75 Recordings,” Eric Clapton


11. “The Very Best of the Rolling Stones 1964-1971,” The Rolling Stones
12. “Creedence Clearwater Revival [Box set],” Creedence Clearwater Revival
13. “ICON,” Steve Winwood
14. “Sound System,” The Clash
15. “On Air: Live at the BBC Volume 2,” The Beatles
16. “Under the Covers Vol. 3,” Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs
17. “New,” Paul McCartney
18. “ICON: Nothing Like I Planned, Greatest Hits Vol. 3,” John Mellencamp
19. “The Complete Stax/Volt Singles [Box set],” Otis Redding
20. “Time,” Rod Stewart


21. “Feels Like Home,” Sheryl Crow
22. “Green: 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition,” R.E.M.
23. “Fleetwood Mac: Expanded Edition,” Fleetwood Mac
24. “Life, Love & Hope,” Boston
25. “The Studio Albums 1972-1979,” Eagles
26. “Except Sometimes,” Molly Ringwald
27. “Made in California [Box set],” The Beach Boys
28. “Rarities,” Rod Stewart
29. “The Standards,” Gloria Estefan
30. “The Next Day,” David Bowie


31. “Greatest Hits,” Jewel
32. “Foreverly,” Billie Joe + Norah
33. “Memphis,” Boz Scaggs
34. “Timeless Flight [Box set],” The Moody Blues
35. “Greatest Hits: The Deluxe Edition,” David Lee Roth
36. “Higher! [Box set],” Sly & The Family Stone
37. “Playlist: The Very Best of Alan Parsons Project,” Alan Parsons Project
38. “Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection For All the Family,” Nick Lowe
39. “The Last Ship,” Sting
40. “I Robot (Legacy Edition),” Alan Parsons Project


41. “US Festival 1983: Days 1-3 [DVD],” various artists
42. “The Diving Board,” Elton John
43. “Rumours (Expanded Edition),” Fleetwood Mac
44. “Sports (30th Anniversary Edition),” Huey Lewis and the News
45. “Live at the Cellar Door,” Neil Young
46. “The Essential Pearl Jam (rearviewmirror 1991-2003),” Pearl Jam
47. “See You There,” Glen Campbell
48. “The Studio Albums 1969-1987 [Box set],” Yes
49. “1982-1989 [Box set],” John Mellencamp
50. “5 Classic Albums [Box set],” Bryan Adams



1. “Eminent Hipsters,” Donald Fagen
2. “Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir,” Linda Ronstadt
3. “Willin’: The Story of Little Feat,” Ben Fong-Torres
4. “A Passion Play: The Story of Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull,” Brian Rabey
5. “Beatles Solo: The Illustrated Chronicles of John, Paul, George, and Ringo after the Beatles,” Mat Snow
6. “Nothin’ to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975),” Ken Sharp, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley
7. “The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions,” Mark Lewisohn
8. “The Beatles: The BBC Archives,” Kevin Howlett
9. “Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story,” Ray Davies
10. “The Rhino Records Story: The Revenge of the Music Nerds,” Harold Bronson

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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.

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