Ireland's Official Top 50 vinyl albums of 2019

From cult classics to modern favourites.

2019 was a huge year for vinyl, with sales of the phoenix format increasing by 30% year-on-year in Ireland.

In true chart style, we're revealing the Top 50 best-sellers of the year, a list featuring classic titles that are huge sellers each and every year, and huge new releases that whet the appetites of younger music fans to begin their own collection of limited editions.

The continued interest in the revival of vinyl accelerated 30% compared to the previous year, way up from the 5.3% annual growth witnessed in 2018.

Vinyl heavy hitter Rumours by Fleetwood Mac is Number 1 on the annual Top 50, ahead of Queen's Greatest Hits in second place, which was boosted by the success of the Bohemian Rhapsody movie.

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Billie Eilish's debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is the most popular 2019 release, landing in third. Dermot Kennedy's Without Fear - 2019's fastest-selling debut LP - is fourth, while fellow chart topper Western Stars by Bruce Springsteen rounds out the Top 5. Another act appealing to vinyl collectors with their debut offering was Fontaines D.C. with Dogrel, the ninth best-seller of 2019.

More albums first released last year that make a dent on the Top 50 are: Hozier's Wastleland, Baby! (13); Why Me? Why Not. from Liam Gallagher (25); 2019's fastest-selling vinyl album Fine Line from Harry Styles (28); The Murder Capital's When I Have Fears (36); Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' Ghosteen (39); posthumous Leonard Cohen album Thanks For The Dance (40); Magic Nights by Christy Moore (43); and Lana Del Rey's Norman F**king Rockwell (49).

Ireland's Official Top 50 biggest vinyl albums of 2019

POS TITLE ARTIST
1 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC
2 GREATEST HITS QUEEN
3 WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP WHERE DO WE GO BILLIE EILISH
4 WITHOUT FEAR DERMOT KENNEDY
5 WESTERN STARS BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
6 THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON PINK FLOYD
7 BACK TO BLACK AMY WINEHOUSE
8 DIVINELY UNINSPIRED TO A HELLISH EXTENT LEWIS CAPALDI
9 DOGREL FONTAINES DC
10 ABBEY ROAD BEATLES
11 LEGACY DAVID BOWIE
12 DON'T SMILE AT ME BILLIE EILISH
13 WASTELAND BABY HOZIER
14 NEVERMIND NIRVANA
15 GREATEST HITS FLEETWOOD MAC
16 HOTEL CALIFORNIA EAGLES
17 GREATEST HITS BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
18 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - AWESOME MIX 1 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
19 GOLD - GREATEST HITS ABBA
20 UNKNOWN PLEASURES JOY DIVISION
21 THE GREATEST SHOWMAN MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
22 CALIFORNICATION RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
23 UNPLUGGED IN NEW YORK NIRVANA
24 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY - OST QUEEN
25 WHY ME WHY NOT LIAM GALLAGHER
26 GREATEST HITS II QUEEN
27 PURPLE RAIN - OST PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION
28 FINE LINE HARRY STYLES
29 FOUR SYMBOLS LED ZEPPELIN
30 THE BEST OF POGUES
31 LEGEND BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
32 GREATEST HITS SIMON & GARFUNKEL
33 THE STONE ROSES STONE ROSES
34 TEN PEARL JAM
35 BACK IN BLACK AC/DC
36 WHEN I HAVE FEARS MURDER CAPITAL
37 BLUES RORY GALLAGHER
38 SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND BEATLES
39 GHOSTEEN NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
40 THANKS FOR THE DANCE LEONARD COHEN
41 THE DOORS DOORS
42 BORN IN THE USA BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
43 MAGIC NIGHTS CHRISTY MOORE
44 DIAMONDS ELTON JOHN
45 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY
46 DEFINITELY MAYBE OASIS
47 A STAR IS BORN MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
48 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL CHRISTMAS VARIOUS ARTISTS
49 NORMAN F**KING ROCKWELL LANA DEL REY
50 THE WALL PINK FLOYD

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