To mark 25 years of Amazon in the UK and celebrate the nation's love for great music, we’re sharing a selection of 25 of the most popular physical albums on Amazon.co.uk. over the last quarter of a century.
The list features some of the biggest artists and albums of the past quarter-century, including British names like Adele, Amy Winehouse, Ed Sheeran, and Take That providing a unique insight into the musical tastes of the great British public.
So, what are some of the biggest albums and artists on the list?
'19','21','25','30' - Adele
Adele’s albums feature in the most popular albums of all time on Amazon.co.uk. Each album marks a distinct chapter of her life starting with 19 which explores heartbreak, nostalgia and relationships and the latest album 30 which chronicles her experience with divorce, fame, and motherhood. Her deeply personal lyrics, authentic live performances and bubbly personality have captivated the hearts and souls of everyone across the world.
All albums are available to buy on Amazon.co.uk or stream on Amazon Music. We recommend starting with the smash hit "Someone Like You" from her second studio album and if you’re in the mood for something more upbeat try "Send My Love" from the album 25.
'x' and '+' - Ed Sheeran
A staple on every wedding playlist, Ed Sheeran’s songs are a mix of catchy hooks and heartfelt emotional lyrics that have turned him into a global sensation. His debut album Plus (+) and second studio album Multiply (x) are chock full of hits like "The A Team", "Thinking Out Loud’" and "Photograph’" which have surely earned him two spots in the 25 of the most popular albums list.
'Mylo Xyloto' and 'A Head Full of Dreams' - Coldplay
With a fusion of introspective songwriting, big melodies, and lively instrumentals that everyone loves, of course, Coldplay’s albums Mylo Xyloto and A Head Full of Dreams are among the top 25 most popular albums of all time on Amazon.co.uk. Both albums have hits every Brit can sing word for word like "Paradise", "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall", "Adventure of A Lifetime" and "Hymn For the Weekend". What truly sets Coldplay apart is their immersive, larger-than-life concert experiences that elevate their music and make every fan feel like they’re part of something greater.
'Progress' - Take That
The final album to feature all five members of the British boy band Take That, Progress demonstrates exactly how they’ve managed to hold on to a loyal fan base that has spanned multiple generations. The album has the band's signature blend of catchy tunes and charismatic performances with a new added layer of maturity in songs like "The Flood" and "Kidz" showing their ability to evolve and try new sounds.
Relive the last time Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Jason Orange, Mark Owens and Howard Donald were all on an album together – listen to Progress on Amazon.co.uk.
Top 25 of the most popular physical albums of all time on Amazon.co.uk (in alphabetical order):
- 19 - Adele
- 21 - Adele
- 25 - Adele
- 30 - Adele
- + - Ed Sheeran
- A Head Full of Dreams - Coldplay
- Babel - Mumford and Sons
- Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
- Christmas - Michael Bublé
- Doo-Wops and Hooligans - Bruno Mars
- Frozen - Frozen
- I Dreamed a Dream - Susan Boyle
- If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Elvis Presley
- In the Lonely Hour - Sam Smith
- Lungs - Florence & The Machine
- Mylo Xyloto - Coldplay
- Now That's What I Call Music! - NOW!
- Only by the Night - Kings of Leon
- Our Version of Events - Emile Sandé
- Progress - Take That
- Sigh No More - Mumford and Sons
- Sunny Side Up - Paolo Nutini
- The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Greatest Showman
- Wanted on Voyage - George Ezra
- x - Ed Sheeran
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