Ireland's Official Top 50 biggest vinyl albums of 2019 so far

Billie Eilish, Fontaines D.C. and Bruce Springsteen have been popular on plastic so far this year.

Queen lead the way when it comes to vinyl record sales in the Republic of Ireland.

The iconic British rock group rule the list of the Top 50 best-selling vinyl albums of 2019 so far. Their Greatest Hits collection ranks at Number 1, while their Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack lands at Number 10. Fellow music icons Fleetwood Mac impact at Number 2 as their seminal album Rumours still proves popular with the Irish public.

The best-selling 2019 release belongs to Billie Eilish at Number 3 on the YTD rundown. The 18-year-old’s debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? spent six weeks atop the Official Irish Albums Chart, spurred on by her popularity across all formats, including vinyl. Billie’s Don’t Smile at Me EP has also sold well on wax and occupies the Number 5 slot. Combining both releases, no other act has sold as many vinyl albums so far in 2019 than Billie.

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Dublin rock group Fontaines D.C. claim the biggest homegrown release on vinyl with their debut album Dogrel at Number 4, marginally ahead of Hozier’s three-week chart topper Wasteland, Baby! at Number 6.

The year’s fastest-selling vinyl album is Western Stars from Bruce Springsteen, which logs a Top 10 slot at Number 7 after just two weeks on sale. The album it dethroned from the Official Irish Albums Chart top spot also makes a Top 10 appearance; Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent places at Number 9.

Picture This’ second studio album MDRN LV just misses out on a top flight slot at Number 11, while The Cranberries’ final album In The End occupies Number 17. The legendary Limerick group also appear 31 with their debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?.

Other 2019 releases by homegrown talent in the Top 50 biggest vinyl albums of the year are: Rory Gallagher’s Blues (28); Colours by Walking On Cars (29); and The Gloaming’s 3 (39).

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Ireland's Official Top 50 biggest vinyl albums of 2019 so far

POS TITLE ARTIST
1 GREATEST HITS QUEEN
2 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC
3 WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP WHERE DO WE GO BILLIE EILISH
4 DOGREL FONTAINES DC
5 DON'T SMILE AT ME BILLIE EILISH
6 WASTELAND BABY HOZIER
7 WESTERN STARS BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
8 BACK TO BLACK AMY WINEHOUSE
9 DIVINELY UNINSPIRED TO A HELLISH EXTENT LEWIS CAPALDI
10 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY - OST QUEEN
11 MDRN LV PICTURE THIS
12 NEVERMIND NIRVANA
13 A STAR IS BORN MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
14 THE GREATEST SHOWMAN MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
15 LUNGS FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
16 LEGACY DAVID BOWIE
17 IN THE END CRANBERRIES
18 GOLD - GREATEST HITS ABBA
19 GREATEST HITS BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
20 THE STONE ROSES STONE ROSES
21 PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS - THE BEST OF DIRE STRAITS & MARK KNOPFLER
22 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY
23 STAYING AT TAMARA'S GEORGE EZRA
24 LEGEND BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
25 I AM EASY TO FIND NATIONAL
26 IN UTERO NIRVANA
27 BACK IN BLACK AC/DC
28 BLUES RORY GALLAGHER
29 COLOURS WALKING ON CARS
30 DIAMONDS ELTON JOHN
31 EVERYBODY ELSE IS DOING IT SO WHY CAN'T CRANBERRIES
32 WHAT'S THE STORY MORNING GLORY OASIS
33 HOZIER HOZIER
34 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
35 TRENCH TWENTY ONE PILOTS
36 THE BEST OF POGUES
37 A BRIEF INQUIRY INTO ONLINE 1975
38 SUCKER PUNCH SIGRID
39 3 GLOAMING
40 GOOD KID MAAD CITY KENDRICK LAMAR
41 GREATEST HITS CURE
42 QUESTION MARK XXXTENTACION
43 U218 SINGLES U2
44 WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM THAT'S WHAT I'M ARCTIC MONKEYS
45 DEFINITELY MAYBE OASIS
46 SWEETENER ARIANA GRANDE
47 ON THE ROAD CHRISTY MOORE
48 POLITICS OF LIVING KODALINE
49 I LIKE IT WHEN YOU SLEEP FOR YOU ARE SO 1975
50 DIVIDE ED SHEERAN

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