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Queen top the Official Top 40 best-selling vinyl for 2019

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Vinyl sales in the UK have once again been dominated by classic albums and re-issues, according to the Official Charts Company’s records for January through to June (opens in new tab), with Queen’s Greatest Hits topping the list.

That securing of top spot is likely largely to be down to the release of the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, and the soundtrack to that film drops in at number 10 with the band's second best-of album also in at 29.

There should be little surprise at which are the other classic albums littering the list, with Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours (4), Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon (6), Nevermind by Nirvana (11) and Oasis’s (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? (13) consistently featuring in these kinds of charts. The 40th anniversary edition of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures, meanwhile, has been the third best-selling LP of the first half of this year.

Billie Eilish’s debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, is the highest new record at number two – despite only having been released at the end of March – but is joined by only two more 2019 releases in the top ten: Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (5) and Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Pt.1 by Foals (9).

Liam Gallagher’s Shockwave has shifted most vinyl singles so far this year, followed by New Order’s Ceremony – one of three featured re-presses by the band; Temptation (12) and Everything’s Gone Green (15) are the others – and David Bowie’s Boys Keep Swinging.

See below to find the full list of Official Top 40 best-selling vinyl albums of 2019 so far.

  1. Queen Greatest Hits Amazon (opens in new tab)
  2. Billie Eilish When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Amazon (opens in new tab)
  3. Joy Division Unknown Pleasures Amazon (opens in new tab)
  4. Fleetwood Mac Rumours Amazon (opens in new tab)
  5. Lewis Capaldi Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent Amazon (opens in new tab)
  6. Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon Amazon (opens in new tab)
  7. David Bowie Legacy Amazon (opens in new tab)
  8. Motion Picture Soundtrack The Greatest Showman Amazon (opens in new tab)
  9. Foals Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Pt.1 Amazon (opens in new tab)
  10. Queen Bohemian Rhapsody OST Amazon (opens in new tab)
  11. Nirvana Nevermind Amazon (opens in new tab)
  12. Bruce Springsteen Western Stars Amazon (opens in new tab)
  13. Oasis (What's The Story) Morning Glory? Amazon (opens in new tab)
  14. Amy Winehouse Back To Black Amazon (opens in new tab)
  15. The Specials Encore Amazon (opens in new tab)
  16. Billie Eilish Don't Smile At Me Amazon (opens in new tab)
  17. Catfish & The Bottlemen The Balance Amazon (opens in new tab)
  18. Original Soundtrack Guardians Of The Galaxy – Awesome Mix 1 Amazon (opens in new tab)
  19. Bring Me The Horizon Amo Amazon (opens in new tab)
  20. George Ezra Staying At Tamara's Amazon (opens in new tab)
  21. Bob Marley & The Wailers Legend Amazon (opens in new tab)
  22. Fontaines D.C. Dogrel Amazon (opens in new tab)
  23. Madonna Madame X Amazon (opens in new tab)
  24. The National I Am Easy To Find Amazon (opens in new tab)
  25. The Stone Roses The Stone Roses Amazon (opens in new tab)
  26. Pink Floyd The Division Bell Amazon (opens in new tab)
  27. The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Amazon (opens in new tab)
  28. Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes End Of Suffering Amazon (opens in new tab)
  29. Queen Greatest Hits II Amazon (opens in new tab)
  30. Ian Brown Ripples Amazon (opens in new tab)
  31. Jeff Wayne The War Of The Worlds Amazon (opens in new tab)
  32. Nirvana Unplugged In New York Amazon (opens in new tab)
  33. Vampire Weekend Father Of The Bride Amazon (opens in new tab)
  34. Sleaford Mods Eton Alive Amazon (opens in new tab)
  35. ABBA Gold Amazon (opens in new tab)
  36. Arctic Monkeys AM Amazon (opens in new tab)
  37. Gerry Cinnamon Erratic Cinematic Amazon (opens in new tab)
  38. Kate Bush Hounds Of Love Amazon (opens in new tab)
  39. Oasis Definitely Maybe Amazon (opens in new tab)
  40. The Beatles The Beatles Amazon (opens in new tab)