best selling records may 2022

Top 50 Best-Selling Records in May 2022

The May 2022 best-selling list is here and it includes some Record Store Day titles, new releases, and reissues of classic ’80s albums.

Even a month after April’s Record Store Day drop, RSD titles continued to attract fans in the Discogs Marketplace. A Ramones box set, albums by Future and Wire, and EPs from Alice In Chains and Madonna only make up a portion of these limited records.

The new Harry Styles album appears on the May 2022 best-selling list twice with two different colored vinyl variants. The latest releases from The Black Keys and Louie Vega also ended up on the top 50 as tons of fans added these records to their collections. Wet Leg‘s debut album appears for the second month in a row as the band’s festival and TV appearances continue to build their following.

Thanks to Stranger Things, Kate Bush has been breaking charts records with her song “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”. That’s why it’s no surprise that her album Hounds Of Love is among the best-selling records on Discogs. Another ’80s classic turned modern-day sensation also inspired some collecting as Rick Astley‘s Whenever You Need Somebody claimed a spot on the top 50 list. It appears that all the memes and rickrolling over the last several years have exposed a whole new generation to the music of Rick Astley.


Ramones - The Sire Albums 1981-1989 album cover

No. 50. Ramones – The Sire Albums 1981-1989 (2022)

6xLP, Album, RE, 140 + LP, Comp, Pin + Box, Ltd, N

Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love album cover

No. 50. Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love (2018)

LP, Album, RE, RM, 180

Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Somebody album cover

No. 47. Rick Astley – Whenever You Need Somebody (2022)

LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Red

Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss album cover

No. 46. Slayer – Seasons In The Abyss (2013)

LP, Album, RE, RM, 180

Alice In Chains - We Die Young album cover

No. 46. Alice In Chains – We Die Young (2022)

12″, EP, Ltd, RE, RM

Future - DS2 album cover

No. 46. Future – DS2 (2022)

2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, S/Edition, Tea

Nirvana - Nevermind album cover

No. 42. Nirvana – Nevermind (2013)

LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, 180

Green Day - Dookie album cover

No. 35. Green Day – Dookie (2009)

LP, Album, RE

Wet Leg - Wet Leg album cover

No. 29. Wet Leg – Wet Leg (2022)

LP, Album, Ltd, Yel

Mariah Carey - #1

No. 29. Mariah Carey – #1’s (2022)

2xLP, Comp, Ltd, RE, RM

Mos Def - The Ecstatic album cover

No. 23. Mos Def – The Ecstatic (2017)

2xLP, Album, RE

Nicki Minaj - Queen album cover

No. 23. Nicki Minaj – Queen (2018)

2xLP, Album, Ora

Slipknot - Slipknot album cover

No. 21. Slipknot – Slipknot (2022)

LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Yel

Melanie C - Northern Star album cover

No. 19. Melanie C – Northern Star (2022)

LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, RE

A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory album cover

No. 18. A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory (2022)

LP, Gre + LP, Red + Album, Club, RE, RM, Gat

The Doors - L.A. Woman Sessions album cover

No. 17. The Doors – L.A. Woman Sessions (2022)

4xLP, Comp + Box, Ltd, Num, RM

Voïvod - Angel Rat album cover

No. 15. Voïvod – Angel Rat (2022)

LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pur

MF Doom - MM..Food album cover

No. 14. MF Doom – MM..Food (2020)

LP, Gre + LP, Pin + Album, RE, RP

Vangelis - Blade Runner album cover

No. 14. Vangelis – Blade Runner (2015)

LP, Album, RE, Gat

Slipknot - Iowa album cover

No. 8. Slipknot – Iowa (2022)

2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre

Daft Punk - Discovery album cover

No. 7. Daft Punk – Discovery (2021)

2xLP, Album, RE, Gat

The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream album cover

No. 6. The Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream (2011)

2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180

Taylor Swift - The Lakes album cover

No. 4. Taylor Swift – The Lakes (2022)

7″, Single, Ltd, Cle

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