The Official Top 40 best-selling vinyl albums and singles of 2020

Kylie Minogue, AC/DC, Idles and Joy Division are among the UK's top selling vinyl releases of the year.

Sales of vinyl records climbed for a 13th consecutive year in the UK in 2020, with new as well as classic albums enjoying success on the revived format.

As fans turned to music during a difficult year, sales of vinyl jumped by over a tenth (11.5%) year-on-year to almost 5 million (4.8m), music industry body the BPI reports.

Many also supported indepedendent record shops by purchasing locally, with hundreds offering online delivery as the UK comes in and out of lockdown. Last year Official Charts launched the Official Indie Record Store Finder, encouraging their customers to become virtual cratediggers. 

We also teamed up with Record Store Day and National Album Day to launch The Record Club in association with Bowers & Wilkins - a livestream series that takes place every other Wednesday that encourages viewers to order the album of the guest act in each episode through their local record shop, give it a listen, then watch the broadcast to find out all about it. Recent guests include Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Paloma Faith, McFly, Doves and Declan McKenna.

The biggest vinyl album released in 2020 was Kylie Minogue's DISCO, with 21,500 sales on wax since its release in November. 13,500 of those were in its first week, when it debuted at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart, making Kylie the first female artist to score a UK Number 1 in five consecutive decades.

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Topping the overall end-of-year vinyl album chart is Fleetwood Mac’s enduring classic Rumours. The record - released in 1977 - remains a popular choice on vinyl and regularly features in the weekly Official Vinyl Albums Chart Top 40. 32,500 copies of the album have been purchased on vinyl in the UK this year.

Meanwhile, other 2020 releases that finish inside the Top 10 best-sellers on vinyl this year include AC/DC's chart-topper Power Up (8), Arctic Monkeys' Live At The Royal Albert Hall (9), and Idles' Ultra Mono (10).

Further down, Liam Gallagher’s Number 1 live album MTV Unplugged just misses out on a Top 10 placing at Number 11. However, the Britpop legend claims the top selling vinyl single of the year with his charity release All You're Dreaming Of, with 11,600 copies sold. Money raised from the release goes to Action For Children.

Fontaines D.C. claim the 17th biggest vinyl album of 2020 with A Hero's Death, just ahead of Bruce Springsteen's October chart-topper Letter To You at 19, while Taylor Swift's Folklore lands at 22. 

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The best-selling vinyl singles of 2020

Behind Liam Gallagher, three remastered classics by Joy Divison feature in the Top 10: Love Will Tear Us Apart (2), Atmosphere (4) and Transmission (7).  

Elsewhere Rolling Stones' 2020 single Living In A Ghost Town - released on limited edition orange 10-inch vinyl in June - places third, while Billie Eilish's Number 1 James Bond theme No Time To Die rounds out the Top 5.

The Official Top 40 best-selling vinyl albums of 2020

POS TITLE ARTIST
1 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC
2 WHAT'S THE STORY MORNING GLORY OASIS
3 BACK TO BLACK AMY WINEHOUSE
4 NEVERMIND NIRVANA
5 FINE LINE HARRY STYLES
6 DISCO KYLIE MINOGUE
7 GREATEST HITS QUEEN
8 POWER UP AC/DC
9 LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL ARCTIC MONKEYS
10 ULTRA MONO IDLES
11 MTV UNPLUGGED LIAM GALLAGHER
12 LEGEND BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
13 THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON PINK FLOYD
14 WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP WHERE DO WE GO BILLIE EILISH
15 ABBEY ROAD BEATLES
16 DIVINELY UNINSPIRED TO A HELLISH EXTENT LEWIS CAPALDI
17 A HERO'S DEATH FONTAINES DC
18 CHROMATICA LADY GAGA
19 LETTER TO YOU BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
20 THE BONNY GERRY CINNAMON
21 THE STONE ROSES STONE ROSES
22 FOLKLORE TAYLOR SWIFT
23 THE SLOW RUSH TAME IMPALA
24 HOT FUSS KILLERS
25 LEGACY DAVID BOWIE
26 A CELEBRATION OF ENDINGS BIFFY CLYRO
27 ROUGH AND ROWDY WAYS BOB DYLAN
28 WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM THAT'S WHAT I'M ARCTIC MONKEYS
29 DEFINITELY MAYBE OASIS
30 NOTES ON A CONDITIONAL FORM 1975
31 KIWANUKA MICHAEL KIWANUKA
32 CLOSER JOY DIVISION
33 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
34 MCCARTNEY III PAUL MCCARTNEY
35 FUTURE NOSTALGIA DUA LIPA
36 UNPLUGGED IN NEW YORK NIRVANA
37 SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND BEATLES
38 GOLD - GREATEST HITS ABBA
39 UNKNOWN PLEASURES JOY DIVISION
40 THE UNIVERSAL WANT DOVES

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The Official Top 40 best-selling vinyl singles of 2020

POS TITLE ARTIST
1 ALL YOU'RE DREAMING OF LIAM GALLAGHER
2 LOVE WILL TEAR US APART JOY DIVISION
3 LIVING IN A GHOST TOWN ROLLING STONES
4 ATMOSPHERE JOY DIVISION
5 NO TIME TO DIE BILLIE EILISH
6 BLUE MONDAY NEW ORDER
7 TRANSMISSION JOY DIVISION
8 BLUE MOON RISING NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING
9 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS COLDPLAY
10 SAY SOMETHING KYLIE MINOGUE
11 ALABAMA SONG DAVID BOWIE
12 TEXAS SUN KHRUANGBIN & LEON BRIDGES
13 MAGIC KYLIE MINOGUE
14 ALL MY LIFE LATHUMS
15 KEEP 'EM ALIVE DAMNED
16 11 O'CLOCK TICK TOCK U2
17 ACE OF SPADES MOTORHEAD
18 BE A REBEL NEW ORDER
19 GANGSTERS SPECIALS
20 COP SYRUP BIFFY CLYRO
21 TROUBLE'S COMING ROYAL BLOOD
22 ARNOLD LAYNE PINK FLOYD
23 HONEY YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND ME MORRISSEY
24 ENOLA GAY OMD
25 THE MODERN LEPER BIFFY CLYRO
26 MY FUTURE BILLIE EILISH
27 CONFUSION NEW ORDER
28 TURN THE HEATER ON NEW ORDER
29 THIEVES LIKE US NEW ORDER
30 ON SUNSET PAUL WELLER
31 A HERO'S DEATH FONTAINES DC
32 MURDER NEW ORDER
33 CHRISTMAS EVE (SOUL PURPOSE) BLOSSOMS
34 YOU ARE THE CHAMPIONS QUEEN & ADAM LAMBERT
35 WE ALL STAND TOGETHER PAUL MCCARTNEY
36 ALWAYS SNUTS
37 GIRLS AND BOYS BLUR
38 KYOTO PHOEBE BRIDGERS
39 MONKEY BUSINESS PET SHOP BOYS
40 VROOM VROOM CHARLI XCX

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