Music for the neighborhood, since 1956.

History.


Top Ten Records opened in 1956 as a community record shop and concert ticket outlet (selling the most tickets to the Elvis Presley show at the Cotton Bowl that year). The shop became famous seven years later as the place where Dallas Police officer J.D. Tippit was last seen making a phone call, shortly before he was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald at 10th and Patton in Oak Cliff.

About Us

CD's, Movies, Records, Tapes.


We stock everything from new releases from independent local artists, to oldies, hip hop, and Tejano. Let us know if you would like anything particular and we’ll do our best to get it for you!

Contact

What's happening.

Mike Polk, the face behind the shop.

"Everything is a gift, if we just keep our mouth shut and enjoy the things we have."

Owner since 1978.


Polk is retired from running the shop’s day-to-day operations, and has a seat on the newly formed non-profit’s board of directors. You’re still likely to run into him around the shop during the week.

We are now a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Our mission.


To save a historic record store in the heart of Oak Cliff and convert it to a sustainable, non-profit, shop and media library; with videos, records and other physical media for sale and loan.

The project.


To develop and sustain a piece of Oak Cliff history as a resource for media literacy and cultural study, while preserving, restoring, and making available to the public an archive of music and film.