The Official biggest vinyl albums and singles of 2022 so far

The top vinyl releases of the year so far come from acts like Frank Turner, Yard Act and Charli XCX.

Yard Act claim the biggest vinyl album of 2022 so far with debut record The Overload. It tops the Official Charts Company’s end-of-quarter Official Vinyl Chart with ease, selling over 11,000 copies on wax since its initial release in February. 

The Leeds lads earn something of a reprieve with this news - The Overload just lost out on topping the Official Albums Chart earlier this year, thanks to a hotly contested chart battle with Years & Years that went right down to the wire. 

“It’s ace to have won music for at least one quarter of the year,” Yard Act tell OfficialCharts.com, “clearly it has made some form of connection with enough people for this to happen, which is the most important thing. 

“We are incredibly grateful for that and will never forget that [...] to all our team and the whole crew at Island records for believing in us, working so hard and chucking loads of money at it, Thank you. NOW LET’S GO GET THIS BREAD!”

MORE: Yard Act's Official Charts history in full

Not far behind in second place are 80s icons Tears For Fears with The Tipping Point, their first new album of original material in over 17 years, which also reached Number 2 on the Official Albums Chart.  

Black Country New Road achieved their highest-ever UK chart placement with Ants From Up There earlier this year, and the experimental rock group bring home the third biggest vinyl album on today’s newly unveiled list.

Other chart-topping new releases also making the cut include The Wombats’ Fix Yourself, Not The World (5), Charli XCX’s first UK Number 1 LP Crash (6), Rex Orange County with Who Cares (7) and Don Broco’s Amazing Things (8).

Frank Turner scored his first ever Number 1 record back in February with his ninth album FTHC (Frank Turner Hardcore) and now smashes all the way into the Top 10 of the year-to-date vinyl best sellers at Number 10, while Bastille land at Number 15 with Give Me The Future and Stereophonics’ Oochya! (16) also earn a Top 20 placing.

Further down, The Coral’s eponymous 2002 debut album is at 25 thanks to a new reissue, while Sea Girls land at Number 27 with new album Homesick.

Viola Beach’s self-titled posthumous debut album, which released – and subsequently debuted at Number 1 – in 2016, takes its place in the chart at Number 29 following a special rainbow vinyl pressing released in February.

British rock duo Placebo’s newly-released eighth studio album Never Let Me Go takes Number 32, The Divine Comedy’s best of album Charmed Life swoops in at 34, and Jamie T’s seminal 2007 debut Panic Prevention lands at Number 35 in the year-to-date chart thanks to a 15th anniversary reissue.

Official Top 40 best-selling vinyl albums of 2022 so far

POS TITLE ARTIST
1 THE OVERLOAD YARD ACT
2 THE TIPPING POINT TEARS FOR FEARS
3 ANTS FROM UP THERE BLACK COUNTRY NEW ROAD
4 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC
5 FIX YOURSELF NOT THE WORLD WOMBATS
6 CRASH CHARLI XCX
7 WHO CARES REX ORANGE COUNTY
8 AMAZING THINGS DON BROCO
9 FRAGMENTS BONOBO
10 FTHC FRANK TURNER
11 IMPERA GHOST
12 FEVER DREAMS PTS 1-4 JOHNNY MARR
13 BACK TO BLACK AMY WINEHOUSE
14 NEVERMIND NIRVANA
15 GIVE ME THE FUTURE BASTILLE
16 OOCHYA STEREOPHONICS
17 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
18 THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON PINK FLOYD
19 THE DREAM ALT-J
20 HUNKY DORY DAVID BOWIE
21 LAUREL HELL MITSKI
22 = ED SHEERAN
23 30 ADELE
24 PSYCHODRAMA DAVE
25 THE CORAL CORAL
26 TRAVELLING WITHOUT MOVING JAMIROQUAI
27 HOMESICK SEA GIRLS
28 LOW DAVID BOWIE
29 VIOLA BEACH VIOLA BEACH
30 HITS TO THE HEAD FRANZ FERDINAND
31 LEGEND BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
32 NEVER LET ME GO PLACEBO
33 AN HOUR BEFORE IT'S DARK MARILLION
34 CHARMED LIFE - THE BEST OF DIVINE COMEDY
35 PANIC PREVENTION JAMIE T
36 REELING MYSTERINES
37 UNPLUGGED IN NEW YORK NIRVANA
38 FINE LINE HARRY STYLES
39 HARRY STYLES HARRY STYLES
40 THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST DAVID BOWIE

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The best-selling vinyl singles of 2022 so far 

Frank Turner’s A Wave Across The Bay is named the best-selling vinyl single of the year so far. 

New Official Charts Company data reveals that Frank tops the chart with a handful of chart sales between him and his nearest competitor, Ghost’s Hunter’s Moon (2). 

Reacting to the news, Frank Turner said, “This is great news. I love vinyl, I’m very proud of the song. It’s a benefit single for the Tiny Changes charity, which was set up by the family of [Frightened Rabbit's] Scott Hutchison in the wake of his death, so that’s what the song is about. Thanks very much.”

Following its special re-release for its 30th anniversary on a 7” limited edition vinyl, Shakespear’s Sister classic ballad Stay charts at Number 4 on the year-to-date Vinyl Singles Chart - it originally spent eight weeks at Number 1 on the UK Official Singles Chart in 1992.

Placebo’s Beautiful James, taken from their brand-new album Never Let Me Go also earns a place in the Top 10 (10).

Other acts featuring in the Top 20 include Wolf Alice, Yard Act, Sam Fender, Ozzy Osbourne & Lemmy, and Jessie Ware & Sampha.

You can keep tabs on the best-selling vinyl records of the week every week here on OfficialCharts.com via the Official Vinyl Albums Chart and Official Vinyl Singles Chart. 

Official Top 20 best-selling vinyl singles of 2022 so far

POS TITLE ARTIST
1 A WAVE ACROSS A BAY FRANK TURNER
2 HUNTER'S MOON GHOST
3 DARK DAYS YARD ACT
4 STAY SHAKESPEARS SISTER
5 APHELION ARAB STRAP
6 UNDER YOUR SKIN MYSTERINES
7 THE LAST MAN ON EARTH WOLF ALICE
8 TEXAS SUN KHRUANGBIN & LEON BRIDGES
9 GHOST TOWN SPECIALS
10 BEAUTIFUL JAMES PLACEBO
11 ECHOES OF JOY STONE FOUNDATION
12 UNSMART LADY DRY CLEANING
13 SEVENTEEN GOING UNDER SAM FENDER
14 HELLRAISER OZZY OSBOURNE & LEMMY
15 FAREWELL TO MY CITY FRANK TURNER
16 ARE YOU WITH ME BROOKE COMBE
17 I MORON LOVELY EGGS FT IGGY POP
18 VALENTINE JESSIE WARE & SAMPHA
19 WE SHOULD BE TOGETHER WEDDING PRESENT/LOUISE WENER
20 INSTANT KARMA JOHN LENNON

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