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The 25 Most Wanted RSD Releases

Collector’s editions and rare pressings make up the list of the most wanted RSD titles among collectors on Discogs.

As Record Store Day rolls around each year, collectors prepare for a highly anticipated drop of limited-edition albums, exclusive vinyl, and impressive box sets. With the largest online music database and marketplace in the world, the Discogs community can track every RSD release’s price and availability, and find rare gems that remain elusive long after Record Store Day. These are the 25 most sought after RSD releases of all time.

The ranking is determined by how many Discogs users have added the RSD release to their Wantlist, a unique Discogs feature that allows fans to keep track of the music they’re hunting for. The following list features a wide variety of albums, but they all have at least one thing in common: they can each be found in over 2,000 Wantlists of record collectors worldwide.

The nature of Record Store Day creates exclusivity, and some of these releases see very limited pressings and distribution. For example, only 900 copies of Death Grips’ Government Plates were pressed for RSD 2014. Others are sought after because Record Store Day is the first time the album has been released on vinyl since its debut. Jiro Inagaki and Soul Media’s Funky Stuff was originally released in 1975, but wasn’t reissued on vinyl until Record Store Day 2015. Finally, some coveted RSD releases are simply massive albums from beloved artists. With 10 of the top 25 most wanted RSD releases — including two pressings of 1989 — Taylor Swift’s monumental impact on modern-day record collecting cannot be ignored.

And while some of these records can also be found on the list of the most expensive RSD titles of all time, others remain relatively affordable despite their sought after status.

For more about Record Store Day 2024, check out Discogs’ coverage for all of the information you need on RSD 2024 releases. Visit Record Store Day for all the details about this year’s event on April 20.

This article was updated in April 2024 with the most recent Discogs data.

#1

Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions

Taylor Swift

2023

This 2023 Record Store Day title is highly coveted, but it has also ended up in over 27,000 collections on Discogs.

Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions
Taylor Swift
2023
Indie Folk
Vinyl, Album, Record Store Day, Gray
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#2

Because The Internet

Childish Gambino

2014

The 2014 RSD pressing of Because The Internet includes a 72-page screenplay that syncs with the album.

Because The Internet
Childish Gambino
2014
Hip Hop, Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
2 x Vinyl, Limited Edition
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#3

1989

Taylor Swift

2018

This 2018 Record Store Day release features crystal clear and pink vinyl.

1989
Taylor Swift
2018
Pop
Vinyl, Album, Record Store Day, Limited Edition, Pink and Crystal Clear
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#4

The Lakes

Taylor Swift

2022

Fans continue to search for copies of this sought after 7-inch from RSD 2022.

The Lakes
Taylor Swift
2022
Indie Folk
Vinyl, 7″, Record Store Day Exclusive, Clear
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#5

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

2018

Only 3,750 copies of the reissue of Swift’s debut album were released in the US for RSD 2018.

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
2018
Folk, World, & Country, Country
2 x Vinyl, Album, Record Store Day, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue
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#6

Speak Now
Taylor Swift
2018
Country
Vinyl, Album, Record Store Day, Limited Edition, Clear Smoke
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#7

Funky Stuff
Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media
2015
Jazz-Funk, Modal, Soul-Jazz
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
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#8

Cherry Bomb
Tyler, The Creator
2020
Hip Hop, Funk / Soul
2 x Vinyl, Album, Record Store Day, Limited Edition
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#9

Fearless (Platinum Edition)
Taylor Swift
2018
Country
Vinyl, Album, Record Store Day, Limited Edition, Crystal Clear and Metallic Gold
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#10

Red
Taylor Swift
2018
Pop, Folk, World, & Country
2 x Vinyl, Album, Record Store Day, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Crystal Clear
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#11

Government Plates
Death Grips
2014
Electronic, Hip Hop
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
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#12

Guts: The Secret Tracks
Olivia Rodrigo
2023
Pop
Vinyl, Single Sided, Record Store Day, Etched
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#13

1989
Taylor Swift
2018
Pop
2 x Vinyl, Album, Record Store Day, Limited Edition, Reissue, Clear & Pink
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#14

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
2018
Country
Vinyl, Album, Record Store Day, Limited Edition, Reissue, Clear Crystal and Turquoise
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#15

5 Seconds Of Summer
5 Seconds Of Summer
2014
Rock, Pop
Vinyl, LP, Picture Disc
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#16

Live With The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
The 1975
2023
Pop Rock
Vinyl, Album, Record Store Day, Clear
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#17

Ain’t It Fun
Paramore
2014
Rock, Pop
12″, Limited Edition
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#18

Vroom Vroom EP
Charli XCX
2020
Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop
Vinyl, EP, 12″, Limited, Clear
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#19

Bangerz
Miley Cyrus
2017
Pop
2 x LP, Limited Edition, Record Store Day, Hot Pink
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#20

Speak Now
Taylor Swift
2018
Pop, Folk, World, & Country, Country
2 x Vinyl, Album, Record Store Day, Limited Edition, Numbered
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#21

Dollhouse
Melanie Martinez
2015
Pop
Vinyl, 12″, EP, Record Store Day, Limited Edition, Numbered
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#22

Elephant
The White Stripes
2013
Indie Rock, Blues Rock
Vinyl, Album, Record Store Day, Limited Edition, Reissue
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#23

Rumours
Fleetwood Mac
2011
Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Soft Rock
Vinyl, Reissue
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#24

Steroids (Crouching Tiger Hidden Gabber Megamix)
Death Grips
2019
Electronic, Hip Hop, Gabber, Abstract, Experimental
Vinyl, Record Store Day, Compilation, Limited
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#25

My Dear Melancholy,
The Weeknd
2020
Electronic, Hip Hop, Funk / Soul, Pop, Contemporary R&B, Synth-pop, Pop Rap
Vinyl, EP, Record Store Day, Limited, Reissue
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