The Official biggest selling vinyl albums and singles of 2017 so far

From the Official Chart Company

Ed Sheeran finds himself alongside classics from Amy Winehouse, David Bowie and more.

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Vinyl is still the format everybody’s talking about, with a new generation of fans falling in love with the vintage black plastic. But leading the way as the most popular vinyl album of the year so far is a very up-to-date release.

Ed Sheeran’s third record ÷, already the biggest artist album of the year so far, has sold 31,000 copies on vinyl since its release in March.

A reissue of The Beatles’ classic Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album only came out three weeks ago, but it’s already the second most popular vinyl title, with the soundtrack to the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie – Awesome Mix 1 – one place behind.

Rag’n’Bone Man has found an audience on vinyl too, as his debut Human takes fourth place, while six years after her death, Amy Winehouses’s popularity shows no sign of waning – her second album Back to Black rounds off the Top 5.

David Bowie claims five titles in the Top 40, the highest, Legacy, coming in seventh on the half-year rundown, and while there is a number of classic releases from artists like Fleetwood Mac, Nirvana and Oasis, 2017 is represented too.

The xx’s I See You (15), Humanz from Gorillaz (16), Royal Blood’s How Did We Get So Dark (20) and Harry Styles’s self-titled debut (36) are just a few of this year’s new music releases making the Vinyl Top 40.

Over on the vinyl singles, David Bowie dominates the Top 10, with No Plan leading the way at this halfway stage of the year, followed by Sound and Vision (5) and Be My Wife (6). Another classic act, The Smiths, score two slots with The Queen Is Dead (2) and The Boy with the Thorn in his Side (4). The former Smiths release was recently reissued for its 31st birthday and landed at Number 1 on the Official Vinyl Singles Chart.

It’s not just reissues making an impact; there are plenty of fresh tracks from 2017 finding fans on vinyl. Arcade Fire’s Everything Now (9) is the most popular new song released on vinyl, with Kasabian (10), War on Drugs (15), The The (17) and Blondie (20) all breaking the Top 20.

The Official Top 40 bestselling vinyl albums of 2017 so far:

POS TITLE ARTIST
1 DIVIDE ED SHEERAN
2 SGT PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND BEATLES
3 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – AWESOME MIX 1 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
4 HUMAN RAG’N’BONE MAN
5 BACK TO BLACK AMY WINEHOUSE
6 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC
7 LEGACY DAVID BOWIE
8 THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON PINK FLOYD
9 LEGEND BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
10 OK COMPUTER RADIOHEAD
11 ABBEY ROAD BEATLES
12 HUNKY DORY DAVID BOWIE
13 WHAT’S THE STORY MORNING GLORY OASIS
14 THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST DAVID BOWIE
15 I SEE YOU XX
16 HUMANZ GORILLAZ
17 APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION GUNS N’ ROSES
18 THE STONE ROSES STONE ROSES
19 NEVERMIND NIRVANA
20 HOW DID WE GET SO DARK ROYAL BLOOD
21 PULP FICTION ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
22 FOR CRYING OUT LOUD KASABIAN
23 GREATEST HITS QUEEN
24 PURPLE RAIN – OST PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION
25 WISH YOU WERE HERE PINK FLOYD
26 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
27 GREATEST HITS FLEETWOOD MAC
28 HATFUL OF HOLLOW SMITHS
29 BLACKSTAR DAVID BOWIE
30 THE RIDE CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN
31 DEFINITELY MAYBE OASIS
32 X ED SHEERAN
33 ALL OVER THE WORLD – THE VERY BEST OF ELO
34 A KIND REVOLUTION PAUL WELLER
35 THE QUEEN IS DEAD SMITHS
36 HARRY STYLES HARRY STYLES
37 UNPLUGGED IN NEW YORK NIRVANA
38 CRACKED ACTOR – LIVE IN LOS ANGELES ’74 DAVID BOWIE
39 TRAINSPOTTING ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
40 WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM THAT’S WHAT I’M ARCTIC MONKEYS

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