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Rock classics dominate best-selling vinyl albums of 2019 countdown

Almost 38 years on from its initial release, Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ has been crowned the best-selling vinyl album of 2019 so far.

Buoyed by the phenomenal success of the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ has sold 15,700 copies on vinyl in the first six months of 2019, according to newly released Official Charts figures.

Alongside more contemporary releases, Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ (no.4), Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ (no.5), David Bowie best of album ‘Legacy’ (no.7) and the Bohemian Rhapsody official soundtrack (no.10) also appear in the Top 10.

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Other albums of note in the Top 40 include Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ (no.11), Bruce Springsteen’s latest record ‘Western Stars’ (no.12), Pink Floyd’s ‘The Division Bell’ (no. 26), Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits II’ (no. 29) and Nirvana’s ‘Unplugged in New York’ (no. 32).

Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ is the officially best-selling album of all time in the UK with over 6.3million copies sold as of December 2018. Its nearest rival is ABBA’s ‘Gold: Greatest Hits’, which has shifted 5.58million units.

The Top 40 best-selling vinyl albums of 2019 so far:

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

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