David Bowie Tops 40 Best Selling Vinyl Albums of 2016

The vinyl revival has been happening for a little while now, but it’s still going strong. While this started out as something niche (even within niche groups of people), it has been continuing to grow and even managed to overtake CD sales in the UK.

So with that in mind, the best selling vinyl albums gives us a pretty clear picture as to what truly did well last year, especially as each vinyl is much more expensive than a CD or digital purchase. Which albums were invested in more on the vinyl platform definitely carries a little more weight due to this increased investment for each album.

More than three million vinyl LPs were sold in 2016, the first time that particular record has been reached in about 25 years. That means that the last time we saw this figure it was 1991, according to a report from the British Phonographic Industry. They also revealed that 2016 made it the fourth year in a row that vinyl sales increased 44% in comparison to last year and vinyl made more money than digital album sales for one week across November/December period.

So with all that said, let’s look at the top 40 best selling vinyl albums for 2016. You can also see the best selling singles here.

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1. David Bowie – Blackstar
2. Amy Winehouse – Back to Black
3. Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix 1 OST
4. Radiohead – A Moon Shapred Pool
5 Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
6. Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
7. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Legend
8. Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
9. Prince &  The Revolution – Purple Rain OST
10. Nirvana – Nevermind
11. 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So
12. David Bowie – The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust
13 . Adele – 25
14. Pulp Fiction OST
15. Arctic Monkeys – AM
16. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon
17. David Bowie – Hunky Dory
18. Smiths – The Queen is Dead
19. Eagles – Hotel California
20. Last Shadow Puppets – Everything You’ve Come to Expect
21. Nirvana – Unplugged in New York
22. Oasis – What’s the Story Morning Glory
23. Smiths – Hatful of Hollow
24. Led Zeppelin – Four Symbols
25. David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed (The Very Best Of)
26. Beatles – Abbey Road
27. Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction
28. David Bowie – ChangesOneBowie
29. Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome
30. Biffy Clyro – Ellipsis
31. Elvis Presley – The Wonder of You
32. Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams
33. Star Wars – Episode 4 A New Hope OST
34. Catfish  &  The Bottlemen – The Ride
35. ELO – All Over the World (The Very Best Of)
36. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I am That’s What I’m Not
37. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
38. Foo Fighters – Greatest Hits.
39. Fleetwood Mac – Greatest Hits
40. Clash – London Calling

David Bowie Tops 40 Best Selling Vinyl Albums of 2016
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David Bowie Tops 40 Best Selling Vinyl Albums of 2016
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