Official Vinyl Singles Chart

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The Official Vinyl Singles Chart is a weekly record chart in the United Kingdom. It is compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the music industry. It lists the top 40 most popular singles in the vinyl format each week. The chart, along with the corresponding Official Vinyl Albums Chart, was launched on 6 April 2015 to coincide with Record Store Day, and was introduced in response to the major rise in popularity of vinyl records, both singles and albums; 2014 saw 1.3 million vinyl albums sold in the UK for the first time since 1995.[1]

Martin Talbot, chief executive of the Official Charts Company, said: "We're delighted to launch the UK’s first Official Vinyl Albums and Official Vinyl Singles charts on OfficialCharts.com, to coincide with Record Store Day this coming weekend. With vinyl album sales up by almost 70% already this year, vinyl junkies could well have snapped up 2 million units by the end of this year – an extraordinary number, if you consider sales were one-tenth of that just six years ago. This growth underlines the continuing resurgence of this much-loved format, whether you're a fan of Arctic Monkeys, Noel Gallagher, Led Zeppelin or David Bowie."[1]

On 12 April 2015, "Baby Wants to Ride" by Frankie Knuckles became the first number one on the Official Vinyl Singles Chart. It was a tribute to Knuckles as it was the first anniversary of his death.[2]

Best-selling vinyl singles by year[edit]

Year Single Artist Record label Ref.
2015 "The Dying of the Light" Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Sour Mash [3]
2016 "All for One" The Stone Roses EMI [4]
2017 No Plan David Bowie Columbia [5]
2018 "It's a Beautiful World" Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Sour Mash [6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kriesler, Lauren (12 April 2015). "UK's Official Vinyl Charts launch as vinyl sales soar in 2015". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  2. ^ Copsey, Rob (12 April 2015). "Frankie Knuckles tribute tops first Official Vinyl Singles Chart". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Official Biggest Vinyl Singles and Albums of 2015 revealed". Official Charts.
  4. ^ "The Official Top 40 biggest selling vinyl albums and singles of 2016". Official Charts.
  5. ^ "The Official Top 40 biggest selling vinyl albums and singles of 2017". Official Charts.
  6. ^ "The Official Top 40 biggest vinyl albums and singles of 2018". Official Charts.

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