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

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

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.

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Sgt Pepper's vinyl re-release

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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.

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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.   

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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.

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

POS TITLE ARTIST
1 NO PLAN DAVID BOWIE
2 THE QUEEN IS DEAD SMITHS
3 INTERSTELLAR OVERDRIVE PINK FLOYD
4 THE BOY WITH THE THORN IN HIS SIDE SMITHS
5 SOUND AND VISION DAVID BOWIE
6 BE MY WIFE DAVID BOWIE
7 RED HILL MINING TOWN U2
8 STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER BEATLES
9 EVERYTHING NOW ARCADE FIRE
10 YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH A PSYCHO KASABIAN
11 LITTLE RED CORVETTE PRINCE
12 INTO THE GROOVE MADONNA
13 COMEBACK KID KASABIAN
14 WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING PLACEBO FT DAVID BOWIE
15 THINKING OF A PLACE WAR ON DRUGS
16 YOUR LOVE ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH MANIC STREET PREACHERS
17 WE CAN'T STOP WHAT'S COMING THE THE
18 SPIRAL SCRATCH BUZZCOCKS
19 ITCHYCOO PARK SMALL FACES
20 FUN BLONDIE
21 UNDERTOW PET SHOP BOYS
22 MOMENTS IN LOVE ART OF NOISE
23 AUGUST & SEPTEMBER ELBOW
24 COMFORT OF STRANGER BASTILLE
25 VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR BUGGLES
26 INNER CITY LIFE GOLDIE PTS METALHEADS
27 AFRICA TOTO
28 GROOVE IS IN THE HEART DEEE-LITE
29 THE 17TH COURTEENERS
30 LONG TIME BLONDIE
31 THE INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE OF SCREAMING SUPER FURRY ANIMALS
32 ROOTING FOR YOU LONDON GRAMMAR
33 RIDE INTO THE SUN DEF LEPPARD
34 HEY JOE/PISS FACTORY PATTI SMITH
35 SIGN O' THE TIMES PRINCE
36 DRIP FED FRED MADNESS
37 WAS IT REALLY WORTH IT SHERLOCKS
38 A WHITER SHADE OF PALE PROCOL HARUM
39 BARBIE GIRL AQUA
40 AMERICANA RAY DAVIES

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