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50 Best-Selling Records of 2022

The best-selling records of 2022 include previously unreleased recordings from legendary acts, memorable debuts, and reissues of fan favorites.

A new year is upon us, so now’s the time to look back at all the music that made 2022 so memorable. Discogs is here to let the data do the talking by surfacing the best-selling records sold in the Discogs Marketplace throughout 2022. 

Building on the success of their 2021 release, Marechià, Nu Genea’s latest effort claimed the top spot as 2022’s most purchased record on Discogs. The debut albums from Wet Leg and The Smile were also among the best-selling releases of the year. 

The self-titled EP from Sun’s Signature is one of many Record Store Day releases that ended up on the best-selling list. RSD titles from Lou Reed and The Doors attracted the attention of collectors with older recordings that were previously unreleased. Taylor Swift’s The Lakes tapped into her rabid fanbase by offering a new exclusive version of a song her fans already loved. 

Reissues also had quite the impact in 2022. David Bowie’s Low, A Tribe Called Quest’s The Low End Theory, and two Voïvod albums all proved that the Discogs Community was eager to collect reissues of classic albums across all types of genres.  

Here’s to 2022 and all the great new records and reissues released last year!

Best-Selling New Releases


Bar Mediterraneo
Nu Genea
Jazz, Funk / Soul
Vinyl, Album


The Lakes
Taylor Swift
Indie Folk
Vinyl, 7″, Record Store Day Exclusive, Clear


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

Best-Selling Reissues and Represses


The Gold Experience
The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince)
Rock, Funk / Soul, Pop
2 x LP, Translucent Gold Vinyl
This RSD release is a replica of the expanded, limited edition promo version of Prince’s 1995 album on 2 gold LPs.


Glow On
Hardcore, Alternative Rock
LP, Black Vinyl
A repress of the band’s breakthrough release from 2021.

Best-Selling Records on Discogs in 2022

1nullNu GeneaBar Mediterraneo2022NG RecordsJazz, Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & CountryLP, AlbumShop
2nullTaylor SwiftThe Lakes2022Republic RecordsFolk, World, & Country, Pop7″, Single, Ltd, CleShop
3nullNathaniel Merriweather Presents Lovage Avec Mike Patton & Jennifer CharlesMusic To Make Love To Your Old Lady By2022Bulk RecordingsElectronic, Hip Hop, Pop2xLP, Album, RE, TurShop
4nullThe Artist (Formerly Known As Prince)The Gold Experience2022The Prince Estate, NPG Records, LegacyFunk / Soul, Pop, Rock2xLP, Album, RE, GolShop
5nullThe DoorsParis Blues2022Rhino Records, ElektraBlues, RockLP, Comp, Ltd, Num, BluShop
6nullTurnstileGlow On2022Roadrunner RecordsRockLP, Album, RPShop
7nullSun’s SignatureSun’s Signature2022Partisan RecordsElectronic12″, EP, LtdShop
8nullLou ReedI’m So Free: The 1971 RCA Demos2022RCA, Legacy, Sony Music, RCA VictorRockLP, AlbumShop
9nullDavid BowieLow2022ParlophoneElectronic, RockLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, RP, OraShop
10nullMadonnaWho’s That Girl (Super Club Mix)2022SireElectronic, Pop12″, EP, Comp, Ltd, RedShop
11nullJamiroquaiTravelling Without Moving2022Sony MusicElectronic, Folk, World, & Country, Funk / Soul, Reggae2xLP, Album, RE, RM, YelShop
12nullWet LegWet Leg2022DominoRockLP, Album, Ltd, YelShop
13nullArt PepperArt Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section2022Craft Recordings, Contemporary RecordsJazzLP, Album, Mono, RE, 180Shop
14nullDaft PunkHomework2022Soma Quality Recordings, ADAElectronic2xLP, Album, RE, RPShop
15nullFutureDS22022Epic, Freebandz EntertainmentHip Hop2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, S/Edition, TeaShop
16nullBlack Country, New RoadAnts From Up There2022Ninja TunePop, Rock2xLP, Album, Ltd, BluShop
17nullRamonesThe Sire Albums 1981-19892022Sire, Rhino RecordsRock6xLP, Album, RE, 140 + LP, Comp, Pin + Box, Comp,Shop
18nullMariah Carey#1’s2022Columbia, Legacy, Sony MusicFunk / Soul, Hip Hop, Pop2xLP, Comp, Ltd, RE, RMShop
19nullWallowsSingles Collection 2017-20202022AtlanticRockLP, Comp, Ltd, BluShop
20nullChildish Gambino With Jaden SmithKauai2022mcDJ RecordsHip Hop, PopLP, EP, Ltd, RE, YelShop
21nullThe OffspringGreatest Hits2022Universal Music Enterprises, Round Hill RecordsRockLP, Comp, RE, BluShop
22nullHarry StylesHarry’s House2022Erskine Records, Columbia, Sony MusicPop, RockLP, Album, Ltd, OraShop
23nullMelanie CNorthern Star2022EMI, UMCElectronic, Pop, RockLP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, REShop
24nullNick Cave & The Bad SeedsLive Seeds2022Mute, BMGRockLP, Red + LP, S/Sided, Etch, Red + Album, Ltd, RE,Shop
25nullViktor VaughnVaudeville Villain2022Get On DownHip Hop2xLP, Album, Ltd, REShop
26nullThe DoorsL.A. Woman Sessions2022Rhino Records, ElektraRock4xLP, Comp + Box, Ltd, Num, RMShop
27nullVoïvodAngel Rat2022Real Gone MusicRockLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, PurShop
28nullRosalíaMotomami2022Columbia, Sony MusicElectronic, Folk, World, & Country, Hip Hop, Latin, PopLP, Album, RedShop
29nullMad HoneySetback2022Space GrapesFunk / Soul12″, SingleShop
30nullAlice In ChainsWe Die Young2022Columbia, LegacyRock12″, EP, Ltd, RE, RMShop
31nullThe Grateful DeadWembley Empire Pool, London, England 4/8/722022Rhino Records, Grateful Dead ProductionsFolk, World, & Country, Rock5xLP, 180 + Box, Album, Ltd, REShop
32nullKhruangbin & Leon BridgesTexas Moon2022Dead OceansFunk / Soul, Rock12″, EP, Ltd, BluShop
33nullA Tribe Called QuestThe Low End Theory2022Jive, Sony Music Commercial Music GroupHip HopLP, Gre + LP, Red + Album, Club, RE, RM, GatShop
34nullCharles MingusThe Lost Album From Ronnie Scott’s2022Resonance Records, Jazz WorkshopJazz3xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, 180Shop
35nullChris IsaakHeart Shaped World2022SunRockLP, Album, RE, RM, WhiShop
36nullPinkPantheressTo Hell With It2022ParlophoneElectronic, Pop12″, Ltd, MixtapeShop
37nullPeter GabrielLive Blood2022Real World Records, Virgin MusicPop, Rock3xLP, Album, RM, RedShop
38nullPearl JamLive On Two Legs2022Epic, LegacyRock2xLP, Album, RE, CleShop
39nullBill EvansInner Spirit: The 1979 Concert At The Teatro General San Martín, Buenos Aires2022Resonance RecordsJazz2xLP, Mono, Dlx, Ltd, Num, 180Shop
40nullKhruangbin & Leon BridgesTexas Moon2022Dead Oceans, Night Time StoriesFunk / Soul, Rock12″, EPShop
41nullAngelo BadalamentiBlue Velvet (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)2022Varèse Sarabande, Metro-Goldwyn-MayerFunk / Soul, Jazz, Stage & Screen2xLP, Album, Dlx, RE, BluShop
42nullPearl JamLive On Two Legs2022Epic, Legacy, Sony MusicRock2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, CleShop
43nullMystic JungleDeviant Disco2022Periodica RecordsElectronic, Funk / Soul, Rock12″, AlbumShop
44nullFrankie Goes To HollywoodAltered Reels2022UMC, FGTH RecordsElectronic, Non-Music, Pop, RockLP, Comp, LtdShop
45nullDanger Mouse & Black ThoughtCheat Codes2022BMGHip HopLP, Red + CD + Album, LtdShop
46nullThe CranberriesRemembering Dolores2022UMe, UMCRock2xLP, Comp, LtdShop
47nullSlipknotSlipknot2022Roadrunner RecordsRockLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, YelShop
48nullBill EvansMorning Glory: The 1973 Concert At The Teatro Gran Rex, Buenos Aires2022Resonance RecordsJazz2xLP, Dlx, Ltd, Num, 180Shop
49nullVoïvodNothingface2022Real Gone MusicRockLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, PinShop
50nullThe SmileA Light For Attracting Attention2022XL RecordingsElectronic, Rock2xLP, Album, Ltd, YelShop
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About the Best-Selling Records on Discogs

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

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