Most Popular Vinyl Records In Ohio

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Ohio has always been a cradle of popular music. The late Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed is credited with inventing (or at least popularizing) the term “rock and roll” in the 1950s. All these decades later, Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And it’s interesting that the medium in which Freed worked – vinyl records – has become hip again even amid rapidly changing music technology.

April 20 is Record Store Day around the nation. Amid the continued rise in popularity of vinyl records,, where you’ll find the best Ohio betting promotionsfigured out which LPs were most popular among Ohioans. We used Google Trends to find the vinyl record that was the most searched in each state over the past 12 months (April 2023 to April 2024). Here are the results for Ohio:

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Most Popular Vinyl Record In Ohio

Rank, Album Artist Release Date
1. “GUTS” Olivia Rodrigo 2023
2. “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” Taylor Swift 2023
3. “folklore: the long pond studio sessions” Taylor Swift 2020

Which Records Are Ohioans Searching?

The 2023 hit album “GUTS” by Olivia Rodrigo is the No. 1 choice in Ohio for vinyl records, according to our Google Trends research.

Rodrigo, 21, released her second album last year to critical acclaim and commercial success. Rodrigo was nominated at the Grammy Awards for Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year (both for “Vampire”) and three other categories. Daniel Nigro was nominated for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, for “GUTS” and other records that he worked on. Rodrigo did not win any awards last month but in 2021 she won three Grammys for her debut album, “Sour,” including Best New Artist.

In the Buckeye State, Ohio sports betting has been quite popular, joining a nationwide trend. Similarly, Ohio is one of 10 states that had “GUTS” atop its list for search interest – the most states won by any album. The other states that had Rodrigo’s hit record at No. 1 for searches were California, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia. 

Here is a list of albums ranked by the number of states where they came out on top.

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

People Search For Taylor Swift, Of Course

The other albums in the top three in Ohio are both from megastar Taylor Swift. In second on our list is “1989 (Taylor's Version)” and third is “folklore: the long pond studio sessions” form 2020.

Swift has been dating Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, whose team has won the past two Super Bowls. Major sports betting apps in Ohio have the Chiefs as either favorites or the second favorite in futures odds to three-peat in the 2024-25 NFL season.

USA Today Network photo by Stephanie Amador, The Tennessean

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Ohio native Jim Tomlin has 30 years of experience in journalism, mostly in sports. He lends his expertise to as a writer and editor after previous experience at the Tampa Bay Times, FanRag, Saturday Down South and Saturday Tradition.

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