David Bowie’s The Next Day was the most purchased album in the UK’s independent record shops during 2013, while Arctic Monkeys and Daft Punk also place in the Top 5.
David Bowie’s critically acclaimed twenty-fourth studio album, The Next Day, was the most purchased album in the UK’s independent record shops during the last twelve months, according to the Official Charts Company’s year-end sales data.
The Next Day, which was released during Bowie’s 66th birthday year, is Number 1 on The Official Record Store Chart Top 40 Of 2013. It placed at Number 23 on the overall Official Biggest Selling Albums Of 2013 Top 40.
Unlike the Official Albums Chart however, The Official Record Store Chart is only compiled exclusively from sales in independent record shops who participate in Record Store Day - the annual celebration of independent music retailers. It is published weekly in NME and Music Week, as well as on www.officialcharts.com.
Arctic Monkey’s fifth album, AM, finishes the year at Number 2 on The Official Record Store Chart Top 40 Of 2013, while Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories is at Number 3.
The Official Record Store Chart Of 2013 Top 5 is completed by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ Push The Sky Away (Number 4) and Queens Of The Stone Age’s Like Clockwork (5).
You can see The Official Record Store Chart Top 40 Of 2013 in full below. Record Store Day 2014 is set to take place in April.
The Official Record Store Chart Top 40 Of 2013
|1||THE NEXT DAY||DAVID BOWIE|
|3||RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES||DAFT PUNK|
|4||PUSH THE SKY AWAY||NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS|
|5||LIKE CLOCKWORK||QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE|
|6||TROUBLE WILL FIND ME||NATIONAL|
|7||TOMORROW'S HARVEST||BOARDS OF CANADA|
|8||BABEL||MUMFORD & SONS|
|9||JAKE BUGG||JAKE BUGG|
|10||MODERN VAMPIRES OF THE CITY||VAMPIRE WEEKEND|
|11||OUR VERSION OF EVENTS||EMELI SANDE|
|12||IF YOU WAIT||LONDON GRAMMAR|
|14||PALE GREEN GHOSTS||JOHN GRANT|
|19||RIGHT THOUGHTS RIGHT WORDS RIGHT ACTION||FRANZ FERDINAND|
|20||WAKIN ON A PRETTY DAZE||KURT VILE|
|21||SWINGS BOTH WAYS||ROBBIE WILLIAMS|
|22||INFORM EDUCATE ENTERTAIN||PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING|
|23||AMOK||ATOMS FOR PEACE|
|24||LONG WAY DOWN||TOM ODELL|
|29||ONCE I WAS AN EAGLE||LAURA MARLING|
|31||IF YOU LEAVE||DAUGHTER|
|32||THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON||PINK FLOYD|
|33||BIG INNER||MATTHEW E WHITE|
|34||THE SHOCKING MISS EMERALD||CARO EMERALD|
|36||LES MISERABLES||MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING|
|37||DON'T FORGET WHO YOU ARE||MILES KANE|
|38||TO BE LOVED||MICHAEL BUBLE|
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