Noel Gallagher has the highest selling vinyl album and vinyl single of 2015.

The Official Charts Company launched its first official charts for sales of vinyl albums and singles today (April 13), with a weekly round-up of the biggest selling vinyl records to be published every Sunday at 7pm.

The charts have been introduced after a continued increase in vinyl sales over the last decade, with figures for last year reaching a 20-year high. That trend has continued this year, with vinyl album sales up 69% and vinyl single sales up 23%.

The number one album in the first ever weekly Official Vinyl Albums Chart goes to All Time Low’s Future Hearts. The top spot on the inaugural Official Vinyl Singles Chart goes to ‘Baby Wants To Ride’, the Frankie Knuckles tribute single from Underworld. Credited as Underworld Vs Heller & Farley, proceeds from the single will be donated towards the Frankie Knuckles Trust and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Underworld’s Karl Hyde said of the chart position: “We’re honoured to be Number 1 in the UK’s first Official Vinyl Singles Chart. Vinyl has always been a hugely important part of what we do as Underworld. We started out selling 12″s of our records from the back of a car; it’s still our format of choice when buying music and it’s fantastic that it’s undergoing such a resurgence.”

He continued: “This record came about purely as a tribute to the late, very great Frankie Knuckles and the chart recognition is a fitting tribute to his legacy. All proceeds go to the Frankie Knuckles Trust/Elton John AIDS Foundation. We’d like to humbly thank everyone who’s bought the record and helped raise money for such a worthy cause.”

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have the biggest selling vinyl album of this year so far, with Chasing Yesterday taking out the top spot. The band’s single ‘The Ballad Of Mighty I’ is the highest selling vinyl single of 2015. [via NME]

Official Vinyl Albums Chart Top 10, 12 April 2015 – 18 April 2015

1 Future Hearts – All Time Low
2 Undertow – Drenge
3 Carrie & Lowell – Sufjan Stevens
4 Two Hands – Turbowolf
5 The Day Is My Enemy – Prodigy
6 Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit – Courtney Barnett
7 Duets – Re-working The Catalogue – Van Morrison
8 Culture Of Volume – East India Youth
9 Fast Food – Nadine Shah
10 Chaos And The Calm – James Bay

Official Vinyl Singles Chart Top 10, 12 April 2015 – 18 April 2015

1 Baby Wants To Ride – Underworld Vs Heller & Farley Smith
2 Marchromt30a – Aphex Twin
3 To My Brother – Swim Deep
4 Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars
5 Shout – Lulu
6 Distant Past – Everything Everything
7 Young Americans – David Bowie
8 I’ll Be There – Chic & Nile Rodgers
9 T-Shirt Weather – Circa Waves
10 Hearts And Bones – Toseland

Official Vinyl Albums Chart – Q1 2015

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

Official Vinyl Singles Chart – Q1 2015

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

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