As the New Year begins each year, Broadcaster & Polka Hall of Fame Member Keith Stras produces a top 10 countdown broadcast featuring the top 10 selling recordings for the previous year.
2020 was a year like no other, and a year that saw very few NEW recordings emerge onto the polka scene. Each year, Keith contacts two of the biggest polka retailers, polkaconnection.com and jimmykpolkas.com to get their top-selling CDs for the year.
Keith tabulated the results and presented the “Top 10 Selling Broadcast” on Friday, January 8th. If you missed it, you can access it for the next few weeks by going to the Polka Jammer Network Archives and clicking on the “Keith Stras – Specials & Live Remotes” link.
Here is how the recordings ranked for 2020:
1. 20/20 Polkas – Dynabrass (2020)
2. Revisited – Wally Dombrowski (2019)
3. You’ve Got Polkas – Ed Guca & The Polish Canadians (2019)
4. My Polish Roots & Beyond – John Gora & Gorale’ (2019)
5. Lock, Stock and Barrel – Special Delivery (2020)
6. Polkas for Social Distancing – Fred Ziwich (2020)
7. Bodacious Ditties – Freeze Dried (2019)
8. Boys’ Stories – The Boys (2019)
9. Live and Jam II – Polka Country Musicians (2018)
10. Polkas Sunny Side Up – Concertina All Stars (2020)