Thanks to the release of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody biopic, sales of the band’s Greatest Hits, which was first released in 1981, have soared, with 15,700 copies sold on vinyl alone.
Coming in a close second is Billie Eilish’s debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, which earned the young singer-songwriter the title of youngest ever female soloist to pick up a Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart in April. Eilish takes a second entry at Number 16 with her 2017 EP Don’t Smile At Me.
Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures comes in at Number 3 following the release of a remastered version to mark the album’s 40th anniversary. The record reached its highest ever position on the Official Albums Chart in June, re-entering at No. 5, having previously peaked at Number 71.
There’s a familiar look about the Top 20 vinyl albums thanks to enduring favourites such as Unknown Pleasures, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon, Nirvana’s Nevermind and Oasis’ (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? but, as well as Eilish, 2019 releases from the likes of Lewis Capaldi, Foals, Bruce Springsteen and The Specials have helped to add some new titles to the UK’s best sellers.
The UK’s best-selling vinyl albums of 2019 (from January to the end of June) are as follows:
1: Queen – Greatest Hits
2: Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go?
3: Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
4: Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
5: Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent
6: Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon
7: David Bowie – Legacy
8: The Greatest Showman OST
9: Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1
10: Bohemian Rhapsody OST
11: Nirvana – Nevermind
12: Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars
13: Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
14: Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
15: The Specials – Encore
16: Billie Eilish – Don’t Smile At Me
17: Catfish & The Bottlemen – The Balance
18: Guardians Of The Galaxy OST Awesome Mix 1
19: Bring Me The Horizon – Amo
20: George Ezra – Staying At Tamara’s