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THINKNUM.COM — James Taylor topped Amazon’s best-selling music for March, beating Pearl Jam and Joe Exotic

By Julia Gray

Music has been a welcome reprieve this month as Coronavirus continues to spread and reshape our lives. Amazon’s ($NASDAQ:AMZN) CD & Vinyl best-sellers for March accounted for a healthy dose of escapism, including classic rock, glitzy dance pop, and novelty country tunes about a tiger.

If the top three best-sellers are any indication, Americans have been feeling nostalgic this month. James Taylor’s 17th studio album American Standard jumped to number one this month, up from its number two spot in February. Up next is Pearl Jam’s eleventh album Gigaton, which came out late last month. Ozzy Osbourne’s new LP Ordinary Man ranked at number two for nine days in March.

The Frozen 2 soundtrack remains in the same slot as last month. Dixie Chicks recently announced their first album in 14 years, Gaslighter, with its excellent title track. The album comes out next month, but the pre-sales put it among March’s best-sellers.

K-pop sensations BTS averaged at number 10 with Map Of The Soul: 7, down from number one last month. Perhaps the most exciting albums are in the final four.

The Weekend and Dua Lipa’s great new albums — After Hours and Future Nostalgia — both made the cut. Plus, Bob Marley and a newcomer by the name of Joe Exotic. Exotic is the star of Netflix’s ($NASDAQ:NFLX) hit Tiger King docuseries. And his tiger-themed country record I Saw A Tiger is the most insane thing we’ve heard all year.