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Nirvana, AC/DC, IDLES and Biffy Clyro in top 40 list of UK’s best-selling vinyl records of 2020

The top 40 best-selling vinyl albums and singles of 2020 have been announced, with sales climbing for a 13th consecutive year.

The best-selling vinyl albums and singles of the year have been revealed by the Official Charts Company (OCC), with a mix of older, classic LPs and 2020 releases featuring throughout the respective lists of 40.

Nirvanas Nevermind and Unplugged In New York both place in the top 40 albums, and they’re joined by new albums by AC/DC (POWER UP), IDLES (Ultra Mono) and Biffy Clyro (A Celebration Of Endings).

Read this: The 20 greatest Nirvana songs – ranked

In terms of singles, meanwhile, Motörheads Ace Of Spades was the 17th best-selling vinyl single of 2020, Biffy’s Cop Syrup and Royal Bloods Trouble’s Coming place at 20 and 21 respectively, and the Scottish trio’s cover of The Modern Leper by Frightened Rabbit is at 25.

Excitingly, the OCC report that sales of vinyl records climbed for a 13th consecutive year in the UK in 2020”, with an impressive jump of 11.5% year-on-year to 4.8million.

Check out the full list of the UK’s top 40 best-selling vinyl albums of the year:

1. Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
2. (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? – Oasis
3. Back To Black – Amy Winehouse
4. Nevermind – Nirvana
5. Fine Line – Harry Styles
6. Disco – Kylie Minogue
7. Greatest Hits – Queen
8. POWER UPAC/DC
9. Live At The Royal Albert Hall – Arctic Monkeys
10. Ultra Mono – IDLES
11. MTV Unplugged – Liam Gallagher
12. Legend – Bob Marley & The Wailers
13. The Dark Side Of The Moon – Pink Floyd
14. When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? – Billie Eilish
15. Abbey Road – The Beatles
16. Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent – Lewis Capaldi
17. A Hero’s Death – Fontaines D.C.
18. Chromatica – Lady Gaga
19. Letter To You – Bruce Springsteen
20. The Bonny – Gerry Cinnamon
21. The Stone Roses – Stone Roses
22. Folklore – Taylor Swift
23. The Slow Rush – Tame Impala
24. Hot Fuss – The Killers
25. Legacy – David Bowie
26. A Celebration Of Endings – Biffy Clyro
27. Rough And Rowdy Ways – Bob Dylan
28. Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not – Arctic Monkeys
29. Definitely Maybe – Oasis
30. Notes On A Conditional Form – The 1975
31. Kiwanuka – Michael Kiwanuka
32. Closer – Joy Division
33. AM – Arctic Monkeys
34. McCartney III – Paul McCartney
35. Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa
36. Unplugged In New York – Nirvana
37. Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
38. Gold: Greatest Hits – Abba
39. Unknown Pleasures – Joy Division
40. The Universal Want – Doves

Here’s the singles list:

1. All You’re Dreaming Of – Liam Gallagher
2. Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
3. Living In A Ghost Town – Rolling Stones
4. Atmosphere – Joy Division
5. No Time To Die – Billie Eilish
6. Blue Monday – New Order
7. Transmission – Joy Division
8. Blue Moon Rising – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
9. Christmas Lights – Coldplay
10. Say Something – Kylie Minogue
11. Alabama Song – David Bowie
12. Texas Sun – Khruangbin & Leon Bridges
13. Magic – Kylie Minogue
14. All My Life – The Lathums
15. Keep Em Alive – The Damned
16. 11 O’Clock Tick Tock – U2
17. Ace Of Spades – Motörhead
18. Be A Rebel – New Order
19. Gangsters – The Specials
20. Cop Syrup – Biffy Clyro
21. Trouble’s Coming – Royal Blood
22. Arnold Layne – Pink Floyd
23. Honey You Know Where To Find Me – Morrissey
24. Enola Gay – OMD
25. The Modern Leper – Biffy Clyro
26. My Future – Billie Eilish
27. Confusion – New Order
28. Turn The Heater On – New Order
29. Thieves Like Us – New Order
30. On Sunset – Paul Weller
31. A Hero’s Death – Fontaines D.C.
32. Murder – New Order
33. Christmas Eve (Soul Purpose) – Blossoms
34. You Are The Champions – Queen & Adam Lambert
35. We All Stand Together – Paul McCartney
36. Always – The Snuts
37. Girls And Boys – Blur
38. Kyoto – Phoebe Bridgers
39. Monkey Business – Pet Shop Boys
40. Vroom Vroom – Charli XCX

Posted on January 6th 2021, 3:35p.m.
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