Record Store Day 2022: The Official Top 100 best-selling releases in UK indie record shops of the past decade

In honour of Record Store Day, the Official Charts Company unveils the Top 100 biggest albums in UK independent record stores from 2012-2022.

This weekend marks a celebration of both the 15th anniversary of the annual Record Store Day and the very special 10th anniversary of our very own Official Record Store Chart.

In the celebratory spirit, the Official Charts Company today unveils the Official Top 100 best-selling albums in indie record shops across the UK of the past decade - only albums released in the year 2012 or beyond have been included in this list.

This year's annual Record Store Day takes place April 23. You can view the full list of Record Store Day special edition vinyl and physical albums dropping here. Visit www.recordstoreday.co.uk for further information.

Topping the list (in a surprise to perhaps no-one) is Adele with her third album 25, which contained mammoth singles like the UK Number 1 mega-hit Hello, as well as When We Were Young and Send My Love (To Your New Lover). 

Following not far behind in second position are Arctic Monkeys with their critically-acclaimed magnum opus AM, first released in 2013, where it topped the Official Albums Chart for two weeks.

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Rounding out the Top 10, we also have massive Number 1 records like David Bowie's final album Blackstar (3), Sam Smith's debut In The Lonely Hour (5) and Daft Punk's historic comeback album Random Access Memories (9). 

One of the most influential albums of the last 10 years, Lana Del Rey's Born To Die, also squeezes inside the Top 20 (13), read more about Born To Die's long-reaching influence on the Official Charts and beyond here.

The Top 20 also comprises LPs by alternative acts like London Grammar's If You Wait (14), War On Drugs' Lost In The Dream (16) and Tame Impala's Currents (20).

Further down, there are releases from a smattering of critically acclaimed indie landmarks; including Courtney Barnett's Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (27), The National's influential Trouble Will Find Me (29) and Fontaines D.C.'s Dogrel (30).

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The original soundtrack to Marvel's 2014 sci-fi epic Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 earns itself a spot at Number 31, which includes classic vintage tracks from the likes of Blue Swede, The Jackson 5 and Marvin Gaye.

The Top 40 is rounded out by Michael Kiwanuka's Mercury Prize-winning self-titled third album (38) and Foals' Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Pt. 1 (40).

The Official Record Store Chart was first launched in 2012, on the 5th anniversary of Record Store Day. The chart reflects sales from a selection of the UK's most vibrant independent record shops. The weekly chart is revealed each Sunday at 7pm on OfficialCharts.com - check out the most recent Record Store Chart now.

Check out the Top 100 of the best-selling releases in indie record shops across the UK of the past decade below.

Record Store Day: Official Top 100  albums released in UK indie record shops 2012-2021

POS TITLE ARTIST
1 25 ADELE
2 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
3 BLACKSTAR DAVID BOWIE
4 X ED SHEERAN
5 IN THE LONELY HOUR SAM SMITH
6 A MOON SHAPED POOL RADIOHEAD
7 THE NEXT DAY DAVID BOWIE
8 ROYAL BLOOD ROYAL BLOOD
9 RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES DAFT PUNK
10 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS
11 IF I CAN DREAM ELVIS PRESLEY
12 WANTED ON VOYAGE GEORGE EZRA
13 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY
14 IF YOU WAIT LONDON GRAMMAR
15 LOST IN THE DREAM WAR ON DRUGS
16 DIVIDE ED SHEERAN
17 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
18 THE ENDLESS RIVER PINK FLOYD
19 HUMAN RAG'N'BONE MAN
20 CURRENTS TAME IMPALA
21 BLUE & LONESOME ROLLING STONES
22 PUSH THE SKY AWAY NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
23 SKELETON TREE NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
24 BAD BLOOD BASTILLE
25 LIKE CLOCKWORK QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
26 JAKE BUGG JAKE BUGG
27 SOMETIMES I SIT AND THINK AND SOMETIMES COURTNEY BARNETT
28 GOING BACK HOME WILKO JOHNSON/ROGER DALTREY
29 TROUBLE WILL FIND ME NATIONAL
30 DOGREL FONTAINES DC
31 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - AWESOME MIX 1 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
32 CARRIE & LOWELL SUFJAN STEVENS
33 JOY AS AN ACT OF RESISTANCE IDLES
34 IN COLOUR JAMIE XX
35 A HEAD FULL OF DREAMS COLDPLAY
36 1989 TAYLOR SWIFT
37 PALE GREEN GHOSTS JOHN GRANT
38 KIWANUKA MICHAEL KIWANUKA
39 LAZARETTO JACK WHITE
40 EVERYTHING NOT SAVED WILL BE LOST - PT 1 FOALS
41 STAY GOLD FIRST AID KIT
42 LONERISM TAME IMPALA
43 A PERFECT CONTRADICTION PALOMA FAITH
44 YOU WANT IT DARKER LEONARD COHEN
45 TRANQUILITY BASE HOTEL & CASINO ARCTIC MONKEYS
46 LIQUID SPIRIT GREGORY PORTER
47 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
48 OUR LOVE CARIBOU
49 TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY KENDRICK LAMAR
50 I LOVE YOU HONEYBEAR FATHER JOHN MISTY
51 THE RACE FOR SPACE PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING
52 AN AWESOME WAVE ALT-J
53 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME OLLY MURS
54 SWINGS BOTH WAYS ROBBIE WILLIAMS
55 GHOSTEEN NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
56 MIDNIGHT MEMORIES ONE DIRECTION
57 ROCK OR BUST AC/DC
58 CAUSTIC LOVE PAOLO NUTINI
59 HOZIER HOZIER
60 THE 1975 1975
61 THE BALCONY CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN
62 SONIC HIGHWAYS FOO FIGHTERS
63 TOMORROW'S HARVEST BOARDS OF CANADA
64 AMERICAN DREAM LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
65 SUN STRUCTURES TEMPLES
66 AS YOU WERE LIAM GALLAGHER
67 INFORM EDUCATE ENTERTAIN PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING
68 SILENCE YOURSELF SAVAGES
69 SHANGRI LA JAKE BUGG
70 ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE JEFF LYNNE'S ELO
71 LOVE & HATE MICHAEL KIWANUKA
72 DAYS ARE GONE HAIM
73 VILLAINS QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
74 HOW BIG HOW BLUE HOW BEAUTIFUL FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
75 MODERN VAMPIRES OF THE CITY VAMPIRE WEEKEND
76 SINCE I SAW YOU LAST GARY BARLOW
77 MORNING PHASE BECK
78 DIRECT HITS KILLERS
79 SYRO APHEX TWIN
80 EVERY VALLEY PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING
81 SO LONG SEE YOU TOMORROW BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB
82 22 A MILLION BON IVER
83 THIS IS ALL YOURS ALT-J
84 WILDER MIND MUMFORD & SONS
85 WHO BUILT THE MOON NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING
86 TIME ROD STEWART
87 SLEEP WELL BEAST NATIONAL
88 GHOST STORIES COLDPLAY
89 GREY TICKLES BLACK PRESSURE JOHN GRANT
90 MECHANICAL BULL KINGS OF LEON
91 NEVER BEEN BETTER OLLY MURS
92 WORLD PSYCHEDELIC CLASSICS 5 WILLIAM ONYEABOR
93 LEGACY DAVID BOWIE
94 SETTLE DISCLOSURE
95 JUNGLE JUNGLE
96 BRUTALISM IDLES
97 COEXIST XX
98 CHALEUR HUMAINE CHRISTINE & THE QUEENS
99 A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING WAR ON DRUGS
100 CHAOS AND THE CALM JAMES BAY

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