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06 January 2021

These Are The UK’s Best-Selling Vinyl Albums And Singles Of 2020

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The Official Charts Company have shared the Top 40 best-selling vinyl albums and singles in the UK of 2020.

Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours came in at No 1, selling 32,500 copies, proof that it remains one of their biggest albums since its release in 1977.

Fleetwood Mac Rumours Vinyl

while Oasis’ (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? came in second, while Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black came in third.

Of the albums released in 2020, Kylie Minogue‘s Disco, which has sold 21,500 copies since it came out in November, while Dua Lipa’s smash hit Future Nostalgia placed 35th.

The list of the Top 40 best-selling vinyl albums of 2020 is below.

1. Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
2. (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? – Oasis
3. Back To Black – Amy Winehouse
4. Nevermind – Nirvana
5. Fine Line – Harry Styles
6. Disco – Kylie Minogue
7. Greatest Hits – Queen
8. Power Up – AC/DC
9. Live At The Royal Albert Hall – Arctic Monkeys
10. Ultra Mono – IDLES
11. MTV Unplugged – Liam Gallagher
12. Legend– Bob Marley & The Wailers
13. The Dark Side Of The Moon – Pink Floyd
14. When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go – Billie Eilish
15. Abbey Road – The Beatles
16. Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent – Lewis Capaldi
17. A Hero’s Death – Fontaines D.C.
18. Chromatica – Lady Gaga
19. Letter To You – Bruce Springsteen
20. The Bonny – Gerry Cinnamon
21. The Stone Roses – Stone Roses
22. Folklore – Taylor Swift
23. The Slow Rush – Tame Impala
24. Hot Fuss – The Killers
25. LegacyDavid Bowie
26. A Celebration Of Endings – Biffy Clyro
27. Rough And Rowdy Ways – Bob Dylan
28. Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I’m Not – Arctic Monkeys
29. Definitely Maybe – Oasis
30. Notes On A Conditional Form – The 1975
31. Kiwanuka – Michael Kiwanuka
32. Closer – Joy Division
33. AM – Arctic Monkeys
34. McCartney III – Paul McCartney
35. Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa
36. Unplugged In New York – Nirvana
37. Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
38. Gold: Greatest Hits – ABBA
39. Unknown Pleasures – Joy Division
40. The Universal Want – Doves

The Official Charts Company also shared the list of the Top 40 vinyl singles sales in the UK, with Liam Gallagher’s All You’re Dreaming Of coming in at No 1, Joy Division‘s Love Will Tear Us Apart at No 2, while The Rolling Stones’ Living In A Ghost Town was third.

Like the albums chart, many of the top singles were reissues by older bands, such as Pink Floyd and Blur. Running away with the most places in the Top 40 singles chart were New Order, who had six singles in the Top 40, including their 2020 single Be A Rebel, and a reissue of their iconic hit, Blue Monday.

The Top 40 Vinyl singles sold in the UK in 2020 are below.

1. All You’re Dreaming Of – Liam Gallagher
2. Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
3. Living In A Ghost Town – Rolling Stones
4. Atmosphere – Joy Division
5. No Time To Die – Billie Eilish
6. Blue Monday – New Order
7. Transmission – Joy Division
8. Blue Moon Rising – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
9. Christmas Lights – Coldplay
10. Say Something – Kylie Minogue
11. Alabama Song – David Bowie
12. Texas Sun – Khruangbin & Leon Bridges
13. Magic – Kylie Minogue
14. All My Life – The Lathums
15. Keep ‘Em Alive – The Damned
16. 11 O’Clock Tick Tock – U2
17. Ace Of Spades – Motorhead
18. Be A Rebel – New Order
19. Gangsters – The Specials
20. Cop Syrup – Biffy Clyro
21. Trouble’s Coming – Royal Blood
22. Arnold Layne – Pink Floyd
23. Honey You Know Where To Find Me – Morrissey
24. Enola Gay – OMD
25. The Modern Leper – Biffy Clyro
26. My Future – Billie Eilish
27. Confusion – New Order
28. Turn The Heater On – New Order
29. Thieves Like Us – New Order
30. On Sunset – Paul Weller
31. A Hero’s Death – Fontaines D.C.
32. Murder – New Order
33. Christmas Eve (Soul Purpose) – Blossoms
34. You Are The Champions – Queen & Adam Lambert
35. We All Stand Together – Paul McCartney
36. Always – The Snuts
37. Girls And Boys – Blur
38. Kyoto – Phoebe Bridgers
39. Monkey Business – Pet Shop Boys
40. Vroom Vroom – Charli XCX

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) revealed that sales of vinyl were high in 2020, despite shops being closed due to the pandemic. 2020 marked the 13th year in a row where sales in vinyl have grown.