Are cassette tapes making a comeback?

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 20: A case of cassette tapes that belonged to Princess Diana and including albums by Diana Ross, Elton John and George Michael is displayed at the Royal Gifts exhibition at this year's Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace on July 20, 2017 in London, England. The exhibition features gifts to the Queen during her 65-year reign and runs from 22 July to 1 October 2017. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — According to Nielsen music’s sales numbers, cassette tapes are having a quiet revolution.

In 2017, sales for cassette tapes were up by 35 percent over 2016, with 174,000 new cassettes sold.

Experts believe you can thank the film Guardians of the Galaxy for the comeback.

The movies, which features hits from the late 60’s and 70’s, have the three top selling cassette tapes last year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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