Meanwhile, Underworld top the singles chart
Andrew Trendell
09:28 13th April 2015

With vinyl sales soaring, the first ever official UK vinyl sales chart have been topped by All Time Low and Underworld. 

This week, the run up to Record Store Day on Saturday 18 April, sees Official Charts Company launch the official vinyl sales chart for the first time - as sales of LPs continue to soar, after hitting a 20-year high in the UK at 1.29 million back in 2014. 

The first week sees All Time Low beat Drenge, Sufjan Stevens, Turbowolf and The Prodigy to claim the vinyl album top spot with Future Hearts, while Underworld vs Heller & Farley are the top-selling vinyl single with 'Baby Wants To Ride' - pipping the likes of Aphex Twin, Swim Deep, Mark Ronson and Lulu to the post. 

“What’s been going on with vinyl at the moment is really cool," said Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low. "What I love is that there are different worlds of vinyl fans; there’s the audiophiles who swear by the sound of vinyl, the people for who like owning it as a collector’s piece, and then groups like our fans who buy a vinyl of our record simply so they can hang it on their wall. Back in Baltimore there’s this incredible record store called Sound Garden, which I can regularly be found in."

He continued: "What I love about vinyl is that it makes a real event out of music; you go into a record shop and have to search out what’s there. The world is in music overload at the moment, so it’s great to see more people honing in on certain artists by buying a vinyl and showing loyalty to their favourites. It makes the whole experience of listening to an album special.”

Watch our interview with All Time Low and You Me At Six below

Meanwhile, Noel Gallagher has the best-selling vinyl album of 2015 so far with Chasing Yesterday, ahead of Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti, AM by Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood's self-titled debut and The Race For Space by Public Service Broadcasting. Gallagher also claims best selling vinyl single of the year with 'The Ballad Of The Mighty I'. 

  • Florence + The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

  • Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear

  • Belle & Sebastian - Girl In Peacetime Want To Dance

  • David Bowie - 'Changes' (Record Store Day)

  • Eminem - 10LP vinyl box set

  • Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit

  • Ibeyi - Ibeyi

  • Enter Shikari - Mindsweep

  • The Decemberists - What A Beautiful World, What A Terrible World

  • Marilyn Manson - The Pale Emperor

  • Django Django - Born Under Saturn

  • Laura Marling - Short Movie

  • Ryan Adams - Live At Carnegie Hall

  • Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible US Mix (Record Store Day)

  • Roxy Music - The Complete Studio Recordings

  • The Who - The Brunswick Singles 1965-1966: 7" Box Set

  • The Cribs - To All My Sisters

  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love

  • Mumford & Sons - Wilder Mind

  • Blur - The Magic Whip

  • Paul Weller - Saturn's Pattern

  • Placebo - Placebo (RSD reissue)

  • George Clinton - Chocolate City: London

  • The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy Live

  • Ian Dury - New Boots and Panties!! Expanded Edition

  • Suede - Dog Man Star live

  • Donna Summer - Another Place And Time (5 x 12" singles)

  • Death Cab For Cutie - Kintsugi

  • John Lennon - The Vinyl Collection

  • The Vaccines - English Graffiti

  • Muse - Drones

  • Albert Hammond Jr - Momentary Masters

  • Sleater Kinney - No Cities To Love

  • Brandon Flowers - The Desired Effect

  • Placebo - First five albums anniversary vinyl reissues

  • Charli XCX - Sucker

  • David Bowie - Five Years box set

  • Bully - Feels Like

  • Jamie xx - In Colour

  • Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool

  • Garbage - Garbage (20 Years Queer reissue)

  • Led Zeppelin - Coda

  • Joy Division - Substance Box set

  • Red House Painters - First Four Albums

  • David Bowie - Golden Years (reissue)

  • New Order - Music Complete

  • Chvrches - Every Open Eye

  • Foals - What Went Down

  • The Libertines - Anthems For Doomed Youth

  • Bjork - Vulnicura

  • Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon

  • Editors - In Dream (in gold)

  • Joanna Newsom - Divers

  • Sleaford Mods - Key Markets

  • iamamiwhoami - Concert In Blue

  • Fall Out Boy - American Beauty/American Psycho

  • Ellie Goulding - Delirium

  • Public Service Broadcasting - The Race For Space

  • Spectres - Dying (with ouija board)

  • Grimes - Art Angels

  • Fidlar - Too

  • Roots Manuva - Bleeds

  • Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams

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