These are the UK’s best-selling vinyl albums and singles in 2020



With reissues continuing to dominate sales.

The top-selling vinyl albums and singles in the UK have been released by Official Charts.

Read more: Vinyl Factory’s 50 favourite albums of 2020

It follows news that UK vinyl sales continued to grow for a 13th year in a row, reaching the highest point since the ’90s, with 4.8 million records sold. This was echoed in the US, where vinyl sales also reached a 30-year-high.

As with previous years, during 2020 reissues continued to dominate vinyl sales.

Seven of the top ten best selling albums were reissues: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours came out on top, followed by Oasis’ What’s The Story Morning Glory, and Amy Winehouse’ Back to Black. In terms of newly released albums, Harry Styles’ Fine Line came in at number 5, followed by Arctic Monkeys’ Live At The Royal Albert Hall, and IDLES’ Ultra Mono – one of our favourite releases of 2020, as well as the fastest selling LP of the year – at number 10.

On the singles front, Liam Gallagher’s ‘All You’re Dreaming Of’ took the number one spot, followed by Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ at two, and Rolling Stones’ ‘Living In A Ghost Town’ at three.

Check out Vinyl Factory’s 50 favourite albums of 2020 here, and our favourite singles and EPs 2020 here.

Explore the full lists of the UK’s top 40 best selling vinyl albums and singles below.

The top 40 best-selling vinyl albums of 2020

1. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
2. Oasis – What’s The Story Morning Glory
3. Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
4. Nirvana – Nevermind
5. Harry Styles – Fine Line
6. Kylie Minogue – Disco
7. Queen – Greatest Hits
8. Ac/Dc – Power Up
9. Arctic Monkeys – Live At The Royal Albert Hall
10. IDLES – Ultra Mono
11. Liam Gallagher – MTV Unplugged
12. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Legend
13. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon
14. Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go
15. Beatles – Abbey Road
16. Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent
17. Fontaines Dc – A Hero’s Death
18. Lady Gaga – Chromatica
19. Bruce Springsteen – Letter To You
20. Gerry Cinnamon – The Bonny
21. Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
22. Taylor Swift – Folklore
23. Tame Impala – The Slow Rush
24. Killers – Hot Fuss
25. David Bowie – Legacy
26. Biffy Clyro – A Celebration Of Endings
27. Bob Dylan – Rough And Rowdy Ways
28. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I’m
29. Oasis – Definitely Maybe
30. 1975 – Notes On A Conditional Form
31. Michael – Kiwanuka Kiwanuka
32. Joy Division – Closer
33. Arctic Monkeys – Am
34. Paul Mccartney – Mccartney Iii
35. Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
36. Nirvana – Unplugged In New York
37. Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
38. Abba Gold – Greatest Hits
39. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
40. Doves – The Universal Want

The top 40 best-selling vinyl singles of 2020

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

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