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Top 25 Best-Selling Records in December 2022

The best-selling records list for December includes reissues of essential albums, electronic records, and a couple albums that honor the legacies of artists we’ve recently lost.

The best-selling records of December 2022 include modern hip hop classics, electronic albums, and releases that saw a boost after the tragic loss of a few beloved musicians.

Popular hip-hop albums from MF Doom, Joey Bada$$, and Playboi Carti all ended up in quite a few collections. December was also a big month for highly collectible hip-hop records, so it will be interesting to see if these trends continue throughout 2023.

Electronic music made some waves of its own in December 2022. A record from Machine Girl and a recent reissue of Warp Records’ Artificial Intelligence compilation both inspired collectors to hit that “pay now” button in their Discogs shopping carts. C418’s soundtrack for the video game Minecraft was also frequently purchased throughout December.

A few notable artists passed away, and their deaths contributed to increased sales for the legendary albums they released. Manuel Göttsching’s E2–E4 laid the groundwork for house and techno music and a 2016 reissue of this landmark release saw a surge in sales after Göttsching died in early December. After news broke that Specials singer Terry Hall died on December 18th, a 1979 pressing of The Specials’ self-titled debut album sold enough copies to crack the top 25. Through their incredible music, fans can continue to honor their legacies and spin their records for years to come.

Additional records of note include two recent pressings of Wish by The Cure, a few Taylor Swift albums, and The Doors’ Paris Blues, which claimed the top spot for December 2022.

Top 3 Best-Selling Records

#1

Paris Blues
The Doors
2022
Blues Rock
LP, Limited Edition, Blue Vinyl
This RSD Black Friday release features an unreleased Doors song and their greatest live blues recordings.
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#2

Minecraft Volume Alpha
C418
2022
Electronic, Stage & Screen
LP, Transparent With Green Blob Vinyl
A recent pressing of the beloved Minecraft soundtrack on limited edition transparent with green blob vinyl.
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#3

Bar Mediterraneo
Nu Genea
2022
Jazz, Funk / Soul
Vinyl, Album
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Best-Selling Records on Discogs in December 2022

RankCoverArtist(s)TitleYearLabelGenreFormatShop
1nullThe DoorsParis Blues2022Rhino Records, ElektraRock, BluesLP, Comp, Ltd, Num, BluShop
2nullC418Minecraft Volume Alpha2022Ghostly InternationalElectronic, Stage & ScreenLP, Album, Ltd, RP, TraShop
3nullNu GeneaBar Mediterraneo2022NG RecordsJazz, Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & CountryLP, AlbumShop
4nullJéroboamFreakshow2022Space GrapesFunk / Soul12″, SingleShop
5nullManuel GöttschingE2–E42016MG.ARTElectronicLP, Album, RE, EmbShop
6nullJoey Bada$$19992022Pro Era, EmpireHip Hop2xLP, Mixtape, RE, PurShop
7nullMF DoomMM..Food2020Rhymesayers EntertainmentHip HopLP, Gre + LP, Pin + Album, RE, RPShop
8nullThe CureWish2022Elektra, Fiction RecordsRock2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RE, RM, 30tShop
9nullMad HoneySetback2022Space GrapesFunk / Soul12″, SingleShop
10nullPlayboi CartiWhole Lotta Red2021Interscope RecordsHip Hop2xLP, AlbumShop
11nullTaylor SwiftMidnights2022Republic RecordsPop, ElectronicLP, Album, S/Edition, MooShop
12nullThe CureWish2022Fiction Records, Polydor, UMCRock2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 30tShop
13nullDream WidowDream Widow2022RCA, Roswell Records, Sony MusicRockLP, Album, LtdShop
14nullPink FloydThe Dark Side Of The Moon2016Pink Floyd RecordsRockLP, Album, RE, RM, 180Shop
15nullPhoebe BridgersPunisher2020Dead OceansRock, Folk, World, & CountryLP, AlbumShop
16nullVariousArtificial Intelligence2022Warp RecordsElectronicLP, Comp, REShop
17nullThe Smashing PumpkinsSiamese Dream2020VirginRock2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180Shop
18nullDream WidowDream Widow2022Roswell Records, Inc., RCARockLP, Album, LtdShop
19nullMachine GirlWLFGRL2021Orange Milk RecordsElectronic2xLP, Album, RMShop
20nullDijonAbsolutely2022R&R Digital, LLC, Warner RecordsFunk / SoulLP, Album, Ltd, BroShop
21nullTaylor Swift19892022Big Machine RecordsPop2xLP, Album, RPShop
22nullDaft PunkRandom Access Memories2013Columbia, Sony MusicElectronic, Funk / Soul, Pop2xLP, Album, 180Shop
23nullSZACtrl2017Top Dawg Entertainment, RCAFunk / Soul2xLP, Album, GreShop
24nullTaylor SwiftReputation2017Big Machine RecordsElectronic, Pop2xLP, Album, PicShop
25nullThe SpecialsSpecials1979Two-Tone RecordsRock, ReggaeLP, AlbumShop
Collage of best-selling records November 2022

About the Best-Selling Records on Discogs

This is a recurring list of the month’s top-selling vinyl records that were purchased and paid for on Discogs.

Discogs is the world’s largest online music database and marketplace. Dedicated contributors catalog releases in the Database and sellers use this information to list items for sale in the Marketplace.

On the right side of each release page, you’ll find the sales history for the item you are viewing. By clicking on the date labeled as Last Sold, you can view price history and other useful sales details.

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