The Official Top 40 Best-Selling Vinyl Albums and Singles of 2022

The biggest-sellers on wax for 2022 include chart-toppers by Taylor Swift, The 1975 and Wet Leg, as well as the long-awaited return of the Arctic Monkeys.

Vinyl sales in the UK hit a thirty-year high for 2022, the Official Chart Company confirms today. 

Sales of vinyl LPs grew for the 15th consecutive year in 2022 to 5.5 million units, their highest level since 1990, when …But Seriously by Phil Collins was the year’s biggest-selling studio album, as brand new releases took a greater share of the market.  

The best-selling album on wax this year was Taylor Swift's hyper-successful tenth album Midnights, which has spent three weeks at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart, tying 2020's lockdown opus folklore as her longest-running Number 1 album here. In 2022, Midnights shifted over 89,000 vinyl copies. 

2022 was certainly a big year for vinyl - with eight of the year's Top 10 LPs being released in the last year; also including Harry Styles' Harry's House (2), Arctic Monkeys' The Car (3), Liam Gallagher's C'mon You Know (4), Wet Leg's eponymous debut (6),  The 1975 with Being Funny In A Foreign Language (7), Fontaine DC's Skinty Fia (9) and Muse's Will of the People (10). 

We have several albums that hit Number 1 in 2022 too, including Paolo Nutini's Last Night In The Bittersweet (16) , Louis Tomlinson's first solo chart-topper Faith In The Future (23), George Ezra's Gold Rush Kid (24), Red Hot Chili Pepper's Unlimited Love (32) and Florence & The Machine's Dance Fever (35).

Other popular 2022 releases to make the wider list include Yard Act's The Overload (17), Foals' Life Is Yours (22), Radiohead spin-off The Smile's A Light For Attracting Attention (26), Black Country New Road's Ants From Up There (31) and and Tears For Fears' long-awaited comeback record The Tipping Point (36). 

The best-selling vinyl singles of 2022

Sex Pistols' re-release of their anarchic, generation-defining protest single God Save The Queen is the biggest-selling single on wax of 2022. 

Released to coincide with Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, the 1977 hit, which has a fascinating history on the Official Singles Chart, also benefited from the release of a new Disney+ biopic based on the genesis of the band, Pistol, directed by Danny Boyle. 

Taylor Swift's folklore deluxe track The Lakes charts at Number 2 thanks to its special physical release on this year's National Album Day.

Singles released in 2022 to make the list include Harry Styles' perky Late Night Talking (3), Lewis Capaldi's synth-pop comeback single Forget Me (4) and Pink Floyd's first single in nearly 10 years, Hey! Hey! Rise Up! featuring Ukranian artist Andriy Khlyvnyuk (5).

Official Top 40 best-selling vinyl albums of 2022

POS TITLE ARTIST
1 MIDNIGHTS TAYLOR SWIFT
2 HARRY'S HOUSE HARRY STYLES
3 THE CAR ARCTIC MONKEYS
4 C'MON YOU KNOW LIAM GALLAGHER
5 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC
6 WET LEG WET LEG
7 BEING FUNNY IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE 1975
8 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
9 SKINTY FIA FONTAINES DC
10 WILL OF THE PEOPLE MUSE
11 THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON PINK FLOYD
12 BACK TO BLACK AMY WINEHOUSE
13 NEVERMIND NIRVANA
14 THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST DAVID BOWIE
15 OLDER GEORGE MICHAEL
16 LAST NIGHT IN THE BITTERSWEET PAOLO NUTINI
17 THE OVERLOAD YARD ACT
18 REVOLVER BEATLES
19 SEVENTEEN GOING UNDER SAM FENDER
20 WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM THAT'S WHAT I'M ARCTIC MONKEYS
21 GREATEST HITS QUEEN
22 LIFE IS YOURS FOALS
23 FAITH IN THE FUTURE LOUIS TOMLINSON
24 GOLD RUSH KID GEORGE EZRA
25 FINE LINE HARRY STYLES
26 A LIGHT FOR ATTRACTING ATTENTION SMILE
27 LEGEND BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
28 WHAT'S THE STORY MORNING GLORY OASIS
29 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY
30 FOLKLORE TAYLOR SWIFT
31 ANTS FROM UP THERE BLACK COUNTRY NEW ROAD
32 UNLIMITED LOVE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
33 GREATEST HITS FLEETWOOD MAC
34 OK COMPUTER RADIOHEAD
35 DANCE FEVER FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
36 THE TIPPING POINT TEARS FOR FEARS
37 SOUR OLIVIA RODRIGO
38 ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
39 FAVOURITE WORST NIGHTMARE ARCTIC MONKEYS
40 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - AWESOME MIX 1 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

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Official Top 40 best-selling vinyl singles of 2022

POS TITLE ARTIST
1 GOD SAVE THE QUEEN SEX PISTOLS
2 THE LAKES TAYLOR SWIFT
3 LATE NIGHT TALKING HARRY STYLES
4 FORGET ME LEWIS CAPALDI
5 HEY HEY RISE UP PINK FLOYD FT ANDRIY KHLYVNYUK
6 OOH DO U FINK U R SUGGS & PAUL WELLER
7 YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE IT'S HALLOWEEN MUSE
8 APHELION ARAB STRAP
9 ESPECIALLY FOR YOU KYLIE MINOGUE & JASON DONOVAN
10 EROTICA MADONNA
11 WE'RE GONNA GET THERE IN THE END NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING
12 HUNTER'S MOON GHOST
13 BRILLIANT ADVENTURE EP DAVID BOWIE
14 FACE IT ALONE QUEEN
15 ROCK THE CASBAH CLASH
16 THROUGH THE ECHOES PAOLO NUTINI
17 DARK DAYS YARD ACT
18 MAKING A FIRE FOO FIGHTERS
19 A CELEBRATION U2
20 TAINTED LOVE SOFT CELL
21 C'MON PEOPLE (WE'RE MAKING IT NOW) RICHARD ASHCROFT
22 WHO'S THAT GIRL MADONNA
23 BURGH ISLAND BEN HOWARD
24 A WAVE ACROSS A BAY FRANK TURNER
25 3 LIONS BADDIEL/SKINNER/LIGHTNING SEED
26 FIRESTARTER PRODIGY
27 SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND GIRLS ALOUD
28 CHAISE LONGUE WET LEG
29 TEXAS SUN KHRUANGBIN & LEON BRIDGES
30 ALRIGHT SAM FENDER
31 OPEN THE FLOODGATES SMILE
32 HAPPY NEW YEAR ABBA
33 I THINK I NEED A NEW HEART BLACK COUNTRY NEW ROAD
34 GHOST TOWN SPECIALS
35 ISAIAH PASTEL
36 PURPLE ZONE SOFT CELL & PET SHOP BOYS
37 SAD FACE BABY LATHUMS
38 HAND IN GLOVE SANDIE SHAW
39 WHAT A WASTER LIBERTINES
40 WE DIE YOUNG ALICE IN CHAINS

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