Oasis and ‘Trainspotting’ soundtrack top UK vinyl charts

Britpop band's 'Stand By Me' and classic film soundtrack both bag number ones following re-releases

Oasis and the Trainspotting soundtrack are at the top of the UK vinyl charts following recent reissues.

At the top of the Official UK Vinyl Albums Chart is the re-released Trainspotting OST, reissued to celebrate the film’s twentieth anniversary and ahead of next year’s sequel, T2: Trainspotting. See this week’s full chart here.

First released in February 1996, the Danny Boyle-directed film’s soundtrack has gone down as one of the finest in the history of modern cinema. Iggy Pop‘s ‘Lust For Life’ became synonymous with the film, while the likes of Primal Scream, Blur and Pulp also featured on its tracklist.


The reissue sees the soundtrack available as a double-LP pressed on orange vinyl. It also features a replica of the original cover art and a “special silver spot” jacket finish.

Meanwhile, Oasis’ ‘Stand By Me’ is at the top of the Official UK Vinyl Singles Chart. The 1997 single was re-released to promote the Britpop band’s extensive ‘Be Here Now’ reissueSee this week’s full chart here

It was recently reported that Oasis turned down the chance to be on the original Trainspotting soundtrack because they thought the film was about actual trainspotters.

The Trainspotting 2 trailer was recently unveiled, soundtracked by Wolf Alice‘s ‘Silk’. The band recently spoke to NME about what other artists should soundtrack the sequel.

“Things have changed so much since that time,” drummer Joel Amey told NME, looking back on the original soundtrack. “Even just club culture being a factor of the first movie and now it’s like, well what clubs are you going to go to because the fucking government is closing everything down? Live music and DJ music and stuff has a whole different entity I guess.


When asked who else he’d like to see on the soundtrack, Joel replied: “If there’s a weird scene I’d love to see something by Let’s Eat Grandma on there, or if there’s a heavy scene I’m sure Foals could soundtrack something like that.”

“There’s some amazing American bands like Sunflower Bean. I guess Jamie xx could really highlight that new era of a club scene and how the sound’s changed – that could be quite cool. I imagine he could have a vital part in it. Honeyblood are a great guitar band from Scotland that I’d love to see involved somehow – they could certainly soundtrack a car chase or something definitely because they’re thrilling enough.”

He added: “It would be great to see something as visceral as Skepta and his sound find it’s way in there – even though he’s a name to drop nowadays but he really is top of his game and he would be wicked. He’s a movement as much as the first soundtrack was in his own right.”


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