best selling albums september 2020

The Discogs Top 50 Best-Selling Records in September 2020

Every month, we take a closer look at the best-selling records on Discogs. The following ranking is determined by how many purchases were made in the Marketplace in September.

The first thing to catch our eye was Billie Eilish at No. 1. This recording, which was originally a Third Man in-store exclusive from her live performance at the studio, was re-released as part of the first Record Store Day 2020 drop in August. We’re not surprised to see so many copies in the Marketplace, but we are a tad surprised that the price tag is currently reasonably (as of publication, the median price on Discogs was less than $30) because one of the original versions went for $2,300 this summer.

This isn’t the only RSD 2020 release on the top-selling list for September. Tyler the Creator’s album, the Gorillaz compilations, the Robyn and U2 reissues, and two of the three David Bowie records in the top 10 are all from Record Store Day. But that’s isn’t to say these are all aftermarket sales — for the first time ever, shops were allowed to sell their own RSD inventory online, which lead to two of the biggest Record Store Day weekends on Discogs.

However, regular readers of our Top 50 breakdown will be shocked by what is not featured below: Tracy Chapman. As we explained in August when we first witnessed this phenomenon, her 1988 self-titled LP regularly appears among our best-selling records likely due to the fact that it hasn’t been pressed on vinyl since 1990. That’s two months now where Chapman has not been seen.


Magnum - Fully Loaded album cover

#47. Magnum – Fully Loaded

LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Blu

The Who - Odds & Sods album cover

#41. The Who – Odds & Sods

Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Die + LP, Red + LP, Yel

Charli XCX - Vroom Vroom EP album cover

#41. Charli XCX – Vroom Vroom EP

12″, EP, Ltd, RE, Cle

Depeche Mode - Violator | The 12" Singles album cover

#34. Depeche Mode – Violator | The 12″ Singles

Box, Comp, Ltd, Num, RM + 12″, Single, RE + 12″, S

Tin Machine - Tin Machine II album cover

#25. Tin Machine – Tin Machine II

LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Sil

Elton John - Elton John album cover

#17. Elton John – Elton John

2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gat

The Cure - Bloodflowers album cover

#16. The Cure – Bloodflowers

2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RE

The Cure - Bloodflowers album cover

#11. The Cure – Bloodflowers

2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RE, RM, RSD

David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars album cover

#10. David Bowie – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars

LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Repress, Stereo, 180 Gram

Khruangbin - Mordechai album cover

#9. Khruangbin – Mordechai

LP, Album, Ltd, Pin

Gorillaz - D-Sides album cover

#6. Gorillaz – D-Sides

3xLP, Comp, Ltd, RM, 180

Robyn - Robyn album cover

#5. Robyn – Robyn

2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red

Gorillaz - G Sides album cover

#3. Gorillaz – G Sides

LP, Comp, Ltd, RE, RM, 180
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