Official Charts Company launches first vinyl chart, Noel Gallagher leads the way

Noel Gallagher (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever)

Noel Gallagher (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever)

The UK’s Official Charts Company has for the first time launched a chart compiled entirely from sales on the vinyl format.

Since 2012, the UK Record Store Chart has closely reflected vinyl sales in taking its figures from sales on all formats registered at 100 independent music shops, but the launch of both the Official Vinyl Albums Chart and the Official Vinyl Singles Chart today (April 13th), means the format will now be specifically documented every week.

The charts’ launch has been celebrated with the release of both the biggest selling albums and singles on the vinyl format in Britain so far this year, both of which are led by Noel Gallagher.

The former Oasis man’s second solo album ‘Chasing Yesterday‘ heads Led Zeppelin‘s ‘Physical Graffiti‘ on the former, while he’s at #1 and #2 on the latter with ‘Ballad Of The Mighty I‘ and the promo release ‘The Dying Of The Light‘.

UK’s biggest selling albums of 2015 so far (vinyl):

1/ Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – ‘Chasing Yesterday’
2/ Led Zeppelin – ‘Physical Graffiti’
3/ Arctic Monkeys – ‘AM’
4/ Royal Blood – ‘Royal Blood’
5/ Public Service Broadcasting – ‘The Race For Space’
6/ Bob Dylan – ‘Shadows In The Night’
7/ Pink Floyd – ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’
8/ The War On Drugs – ‘Lost In The Dream’
9/ Peace – ‘Happy People’
10/ Led Zeppelin – ‘Untitled’ (Led Zeppelin IV)

UK’s biggest selling singles of 2015 so far (vinyl):

1/ Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – ‘Ballad Of The Mighty I’
2/ Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – ‘The Dying Of The Light’
3/ David Bowie – ‘Young Americans’
4/ Mark Ronson – ‘Uptown Funk’
5/ Paul McCartney – ‘Hope For The Future’
6/ Slaves – ‘The Hunter’
7/ Blossoms – ‘Cut Me and I’ll Bleed’
8/ The Vaccines – ‘Handsome’
9/ Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – ‘In The Heat Of The Moment’
10/ The Twilight Sad – ‘I Could Give You All That You Don’t Want’

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