"Top Ten Records has always been a record store for the local community."

- Dave Chaos, GM KNON

FAQ

When did Top Ten Records first open on Jefferson Blvd?
1956

Is Mike Polk still involved in Top Ten?
Yes! Mike serves on the board of directors and advises the current operations.

Why has the store changed so much?
We chose to preserve some of the iconic elements of the store, like the Philco sign and vintage RCA clock, while opening up the shop in order to provide a welcoming space for the local music community. This extra space also allows us to regularly have events throughout the year. We’re still in the process of building up our inventory, especially focused on local music and hip-hop. It’s important to us that the shop caters to the neighborhood. If you have any suggestions for music that you’d like us to stock, let us know!

Do y’all need help with the non-profit?
Yes! If you’re interested in helping out, please reach out to us at info@toptenrecords.org.

Do y’all take donations?
Yes! If you have vinyl, CDs, cassettes, VHS tapes, or any other media you would like to donate to the shop’s inventory, it is tax-deductible. Reach out to us at info@toptenrecords.org or leave us a voicemail if you’d like to help.

What’s the significance of the telephone?
According to former Top Ten employees, on November 22nd, 1963, Officer J.D. Tippit came into the store and placed a phone call to an unknown number;  no one answered and he left after he hung up. Officer Tippit was killed shortly thereafter, allegedly by Lee Harvey Oswald, at the corner of Tenth and Patton streets.

Do I need to be a member of Top Ten to borrow circulating materials?
Yes.

How many in-store items can a member check out at one time?
Two.

Can I still come in and just buy a soda, sunglasses, and a CD or a Record?
Yes!