Anyone familiar with the Grateful Dead knows that topping charts was not a goal of the band. They only had six songs make it to the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and out of their 100 albums, 43 made it to the Billboard 200. That's still quite an impressive feat, as is making that many albums in the first place, but they never had a #1 song, much to the disbelief of many people.
The Dead's top performing song was, of course, "Touch of Grey," which made it to #6 in 1987, but now Dave’s Picks, Vol. 40: Deer Creek Music Center is at No. 13 on the Billboard 200 chart, which is pretty exciting. It's the highest ranking of a Grateful Dead album since 1987. Again, it's not the in spirit of the Dead to seek rankings and numbers over feelings, but it's still a nice little piece of validation and it's too bad Jerry Garcia isn't here to see it.
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