The Official Top 40 bestselling vinyl releases of 2019 so far

A mix of brand new and classic records make up the top selling vinyl albums and singles of the year so far.

By Rob Copsey 

Queen dominate UK’s Top 40 bestselling vinyl albums of 2019 so far as fans revisit the band’s catalogue following the release of Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

Their Greatest Hits album – first released in 1981 – is the year’s top selling record on vinyl so far with just over 9,200 sales. The collection is the UK’s bestselling album of all time with over 6.1 million copies sold to date. Sales of the retrospective on vinyl since digital records began in 1994 stand at just over 65,000.  

Three more Queen albums feature in the Top 40: the Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack at 16, 1991’s Greatest Hits II at 17 and A Night At The Opera at 37. Queen’s fourth studio album released in 1975 features their popular hits Bohemian Rhapsody and You’re My Best Friend. 

Oxford band Foals take second place with their first part of their double release, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, while classic records The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours are third and fourth. 

Completing the Top 5 is The Greatest Showman, while two more chart-topping releases from 2019 land in the Top 10: Bring Me The Horizon’s amo at Number 7 and Encore by The Specials at Number 8. 

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A mix of classic and brand new albums feature further down the year-to-date vinyl Top 40, including Kate Bush’s recently remastered Hounds of Love at 19, the debut album Sucker Punch by Norwegian singer Sigrid at 25, Sharon Van Etten’s Remind Me Tomorrow at 31 and Abba’s Gold – Greatest Hits at 38. 

When it comes to vinyl singles, New Order take out the entire Top 3 with recent reissues of their early singles. The group’s first ever release Ceremony is at Number 1, followed by Temptation at 2 and Everything’s Gone Green at 3. 

Meanwhile, Stone Roses alumnus Ian Brown is at 5 with with a 12 inch release of First World Problems, the lead single from Ripples, his first solo album in 10 years. 

The Official Top 40 bestselling vinyl albums of 2019 so far 

POSTITLEARTIST
1GREATEST HITSQUEEN
2EVERYTHING NOT SAVED WILL BE LOST – PT 1FOALS
3THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOONPINK FLOYD
4RUMOURSFLEETWOOD MAC
5THE GREATEST SHOWMANMOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
6LEGACYDAVID BOWIE
7AMOBRING ME THE HORIZON
8ENCORESPECIALS
9BACK TO BLACKAMY WINEHOUSE
10WHAT’S THE STORY MORNING GLORYOASIS
11NEVERMINDNIRVANA
12RIPPLESIAN BROWN
13GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – AWESOME MIX 1ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
14DON’T SMILE AT MEBILLIE EILISH
15ETON ALIVESLEAFORD MODS
16BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY – OSTQUEEN
17GREATEST HITS IIQUEEN
18STAYING AT TAMARA’SGEORGE EZRA
19HOUNDS OF LOVEKATE BUSH
20LEGENDBOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
21THE WAR OF THE WORLDSJEFF WAYNE
22THE WALLPINK FLOYD
23IT WON’T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIMETWILIGHT SAD
24SGT PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BANDBEATLES
25SUCKER PUNCHSIGRID
26AMARCTIC MONKEYS
27A BRIEF INQUIRY INTO ONLINE1975
28DEFINITELY MAYBEOASIS
29THE STONE ROSESSTONE ROSES
30WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM THAT’S WHAT I’MARCTIC MONKEYS
31REMIND ME TOMORROWSHARON VAN ETTEN
32DUMMYPORTISHEAD
33A STAR IS BORNMOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
34OTHER ASPECTS – LIVE AT THE ROYALPAUL WELLER
35WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVETOM WALKER
36GOLDT-REX
37A NIGHT AT THE OPERAQUEEN
38GOLD – GREATEST HITSABBA
39HOT FUSSKILLERS
40LUNGSFLORENCE & THE MACHINE

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The Official Top 40 bestselling vinyl singles of 2019 so far

POSTITLEARTIST
1CEREMONYNEW ORDER
2TEMPTATIONNEW ORDER
3EVERYTHING’S GONE GREENNEW ORDER
4WHITE STAR LINERPUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING
5FIRST WORLD PROBLEMSIAN BROWN
6I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCEFLOORARCTIC MONKEYS
7CYBOOGIEKING GIZZARD & LIZARD WIZARD
8LOOK AT YOU NOWSLEEPER
9SPOTIFY SINGLESMAC MILLER
10LEAVE BEFORE THE LIGHTS COME ONARCTIC MONKEYS
11CORNERSTONEARCTIC MONKEYS
12NINA CRIED POWERHOZIER FT MAVIS STAPLES
13BREAKING GLASSDAVID BOWIE
14LUX PRIMAKAREN O & DANGER MOUSE
15DANCING WITH A STRANGERSAM SMITH & NORMANI
16TRANQUILITY BASE HOTEL & CASINOARCTIC MONKEYS
17KOKOROKOKOKOROKO
18TOO REALFONTAINES DC
19FREE YOURSELFCHEMICAL BROTHERS
20CRYING LIGHTNINGARCTIC MONKEYS
21KING OF THE DUDESSUNFLOWER BEAN
22FRANKEASY LIFE
23SILK & LEATHERGOOD COP BAD COP
24ELECTRICAL GUITARLURKERS
25BRIANSTORMARCTIC MONKEYS
26IF LOVE IS THE LAWNOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING
27BACK ON THE CHAIN GANGMORRISSEY
28ONE KISSCALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA
29DON’T SIT DOWN ‘CAUSE I’VE MOVED YOURARCTIC MONKEYS
30FEETFAT WHITE FAMILY
31ZEROESDAVID BOWIE
32LIVE IN ROME 1968PINK FLOYD
33HONEY MOONMAC DEMARCO
34PROMISESCALVIN HARRIS & SAM SMITH
35DANNY NEDELKOIDLES
36NOTHING COMPARES 2 UPRINCE
37GIVE YOURSELF A TRY1975
38HEART OF GLASSBLONDIE
39FREAK OUT STARRY EYESLCD SOUNDSYSTEM
40PLAYDAVE GROHL

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