The Official Top 40 best-selling vinyl albums of the 21st century from the 1970s, 80s and 90s revealed

The biggest vinyl albums of this century, which were released between 1970-1999 revealed.
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Fleetwood Mac's Rumours has been announced as the best-selling vinyl album of the 21st century, from records that were released between 1970-1999.

As heard live across the country on Greatest Hits Radio and compiled by data from the Official Charts Company, some of the most popular and influential LPs ever recorded have made the list.

Despite never sending one of its timeless tracks to Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart (Fleetwood Mac's only UK Number 1 single remains 1968's Albatross) Rumours is one of the most successful and enduring LPs ever released in the UK - it's spent a total of 1,042 weeks inside the Official Albums Chart since its release in 1977.

This week, you'll also see Rumours is back inside the Top 10 of the Official Albums Chart, solidifying its status as one of the most popular records with the British public of all time.

According to Official Charts Company data, Rumours has logged 280,000 vinyl sales since the beginning of the new millennium. 

Coming in at Number 2 we have Pink Floyd's 1973 magnum opus Dark Side of the Moon, considered to be a foundational record in the prog-rock movement, and one of the greatest rock albums ever made. Dark Side of the Moon still ranks as one of the Top 10 best-selling albums of all time in the UK.

Completing the Top 5 we have Nirvana's generation-defining second album Nevermind (3), Oasis's best-selling album in the UK, (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (4) and Queen's Greatest Hits (5), which remains the best-selling album of all time in the UK. 

Further down in the Top 10, we can see The Stone Roseseponymous 1989 debut (7), David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust (9) and Nirvana's second entry in the Top 10, and the best-selling live album in the list, Unplugged In New York (10). 

Pulp Fiction's original soundtrack is the best-selling soundtrack vinyl included here (16), a snapshot to just how influential Quentin Tarantino's non-linear crime drama was, while ABBA's Gold (20), is the only band with female members included in the Top 20. ABBA Gold remains the longest-charting album of all-time in the UK, spending 1,147 weeks inside the Official Albums Chart.

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