The 10 bestselling CDs at Readings in 2018

Here are our 10 bestselling CDs from the past year.

(We’ve also compiled our 100 bestselling books of 2018 and our 10 bestselling DVDs of 2018.)

A range of talented artists feature in our bestselling music from 2018. Homegrown favourites include acclaimed songwriter Paul Kelly, operatic soprano Greta Bradman and Indigenous Australian musician Gurrumul. International stars include Norwegian jazz pianist Tord Gustavsen, Chinese American cellist Yo-Yo Ma and American multi-instrumentalist Ry Cooder.

Two film soundtracks also feature in the below list: A Star is Born, for which the film’s stars, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, collaborated with an assortment of country musicians; and Bohemian Rhapsody, which features original recordings of Queen.

10. Six Evolutions - Bach: Cello Suites by Yo-Yo Ma
9. The Other Side by Tord Gustavsen Trio
8. Home by Greta Bradman
7. Love Is Here To Stay by Diana Krall & Tony Bennett
6. A Star is Born (soundtrack) by various
5. The Prodigal Son by Ry Cooder
4. Bohemian Rhapsody (soundtrack) by Queen
3. Nature by Paul Kelly
2. Confessin' The Blues by various

And, our top selling CD for 2018 is….


Back in 2017, we were deeply saddened by the death of Indigenous musician Gurrumul. Throughout his career, this remarkable musician had blended western musical styles with Australian Indigenous culture to stunning effect. His posthumous album, Djarimirri, was completed just weeks before his passing and it’s our number one selling album of last year.

Ed. note: The list combines sales from all Readings shops and our website. The list covers sales from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.