Following the launch of the UK’s first Official Vinyl Charts, we take a look at the Official Top 40 Biggest Vinyl Singles and Albums of the decade so far.
David Bowie’s Life on Mars is the biggest-selling vinyl single of the decade so far, the Official Charts Company can reveal.
Life On Mars, which features on Bowie’s Top 5 album Hunky Dory, was released as a single in 1973 and spent 12 weeks in the UK Top 40.
In at Number 2 are The Beatles with Love Me Do. Since its 1962 release, Love Me Do has spent a total of 20 weeks in the Top 40, reaching its peak of Number 4 during its 1982 six week chart run.
The third biggest-selling vinyl album in our countdown belongs to the first of three Number 1s on the list, Lady Gaga’s Telephone FT Beyonce. The 2010 release spent two weeks at Number 1 and racked up a total of 42 weeks in the Top 40.
ChartFact: Telephone was both Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s last UK Number 1 to date.
Paul Weller’s No Tears To Cry / Wake Up The Nation is the only double A-side to feature on the Official Top 40 Biggest Vinyl Singles of the decade so far. The tracks were lifted from Weller’s Mercury Music Prize nominated album Wake Up The Nation and despite scoring fourth place in the Official Top 40 Biggest Vinyl Singles and Albums of the decade so far, only spent one week in the Top 40, at Number 26.
Rounding out the Top 5 is Morrissey’s Everyday Is Like Sunday. Taken from his debut solo album Viva Hate, the track spent five weeks in the Official Singles Chart Top 40, scoring a peak of 9.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have the most entries on the Official Top 40 Biggest Vinyl Singles of the decade so far with a total of seven. Other acts with multiple entries include; David Bowie (6), Beady Eye (5), and Morrissey (3).
Check out the rest of the full Official Top 40 Biggest Vinyl Singles of the decade so far below:
|1||LIFE ON MARS||DAVID BOWIE|
|2||LOVE ME DO||BEATLES|
|3||TELEPHONE||LADY GAGA FT BEYONCE|
|4||NO TEARS TO CRY/WAKE UP THE NATION||PAUL WELLER|
|5||EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY||MORRISSEY|
|6||THE ROLLER||BEADY EYE|
|7||IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT||NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING|
|10||DON'T SIT DOWN 'CAUSE I'VE MOVED YOUR||ARCTIC MONKEYS|
|11||THE BEAT GOES ON||BEADY EYE|
|12||THE DEATH OF YOU AND ME||NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING|
|13||BALLAD OF THE MIGHTY I||NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING|
|14||SUE (OR IN A SEASON OF CRIME)||DAVID BOWIE|
|15||ALL THE LOVERS||KYLIE MINOGUE|
|16||BLOOD BANK||BON IVER|
|17||UNDER THE WESTWAY||BLUR|
|18||AKA WHAT A LIFE||NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING|
|19||MIDNIGHT MEMORIES||ONE DIRECTION|
|21||THE DYING OF THE LIGHT||NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING|
|22||SATELLITE OF LOVE||MORRISSEY|
|24||REBEL REBEL||DAVID BOWIE|
|26||GET LUCKY||DAFT PUNK FT PHARRELL WILLIAMS|
|27||THE NEXT DAY||DAVID BOWIE|
|29||AMERICAN BEAUTY||BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN|
|30||BRING THE LIGHT||BEADY EYE|
|31||IF I HAD A GUN||NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING|
|32||PRETTY VACANT||SEX PISTOLS|
|33||DO I WANNA KNOW||ARCTIC MONKEYS|
|35||MANY OF HORROR||BIFFY CLYRO|
|36||FIND THE TORCH BURN THE PLANS||PAUL WELLER|
|38||FOUR LETTER WORD||BEADY EYE|
|39||DREAM ON||NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING|
|40||LOVE IS LOST||DAVID BOWIE|
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Over on the Official Top 40 Biggest Vinyl Albums of the decade so far, Arctic Monkey’s AM takes the top spot. The fifth studio album from the Indie rockers marked their fifth Official Albums Chart topper and spent two weeks at Number 1 upon its release in 2013. The LP also spawned two Top 20 singles; Do I Wanna Know and Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High.
Radiohead’s eighth studio album The King Of Limbs claims Number 2 on the chart - the first of three entries in the Official Top 40 Biggest Vinyl Albums of the decade so far for the group. The LP became Radiohead’s 12th UK Top 40 album debuting at Number 7 on the Official Albums Chart in 2011, and went on to spend six weeks in the Top 40.
English rockers Pink Floyd claim two of the Top 5 spots. 1973’s The Dark Side Of The Moon (3) has spent a mammoth 214 weeks in the Top 40 since its release, achieving its highest chart position - Number 2 - in its first week.
Pink Floyd’s fifteenth and final studio album The Endless River lands at Number 5. The LP scored the group their sixth UK Number 1 and managed 14 weeks in the Top 40.
Other acts with multiple entries in the Official Top 40 Biggest Vinyl Albums of the decade so far include Led Zeppelin (4), Arcade Fire (2) The Beatles (2) Oasis (2) The XX (2).
At Number 4, French electronic duo Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories completes the Top 5. The album – which spent two weeks at Number 1 - features collaborations with Giorgio Moroder, Panda Bear, Julian Casablancas, Todd Edwards, DJ Falcon, Chilly Gonzales, Nile Rodgers and Paul Williams, as well as million-seller Get Lucky FT Pharrell Williams.
See the full Official Top 40 Biggest Vinyl Albums of the decade so far below:
|2||THE KING OF LIMBS||RADIOHEAD|
|3||THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON||PINK FLOYD|
|4||RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES||DAFT PUNK|
|5||THE ENDLESS RIVER||PINK FLOYD|
|6||ROYAL BLOOD||ROYAL BLOOD|
|7||THE STONE ROSES||STONE ROSES|
|9||WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM THAT'S WHAT I'M||ARCTIC MONKEYS|
|12||UNPLUGGED IN NEW YORK||NIRVANA|
|14||BACK TO BLACK||AMY WINEHOUSE|
|15||LIKE CLOCKWORK||QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE|
|16||THE NEXT DAY||DAVID BOWIE|
|17||WHAT'S THE STORY MORNING GLORY||OASIS|
|18||FOUR SYMBOLS||LED ZEPPELIN|
|19||SONIC HIGHWAYS||FOO FIGHTERS|
|20||WISH YOU WERE HERE||PINK FLOYD|
|21||LED ZEPPELIN||LED ZEPPELIN|
|22||LOST IN THE DREAM||WAR ON DRUGS|
|23||SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND||BEATLES|
|25||AN AWESOME WAVE||ALT-J|
|26||LED ZEPPELIN 2||LED ZEPPELIN|
|27||THE SUBURBS||ARCADE FIRE|
|28||SUCK IT AND SEE||ARCTIC MONKEYS|
|29||LED ZEPPELIN 3||LED ZEPPELIN|
|31||THE QUEEN IS DEAD||SMITHS|
|32||TOMORROW'S HARVEST||BOARDS OF CANADA|
|35||CHASING YESTERDAY||NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING|
|37||EXILE ON MAIN ST||ROLLING STONES|
|39||THE WALL||PINK FLOYD|
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