Official Top 40 Albums

The 40 best-selling and most-streamed albums

Platinum record

1

DAMN THE TORPEDOS

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

1

Last week

20

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Damn The Torpedos by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
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Platinum record

2

TRUE COLOURS

Split Enz

4

Last week

14

Weeks

POLYGRAM

True Colours by Split Enz
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3

PRETENDERS

Pretenders

2

Last week

9

Weeks

WEA

Pretenders by Pretenders
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4

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

Brothers Johnson

9

Last week

2

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Light Up The Night by Brothers Johnson
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Platinum record

5

MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT

Gheorghe Zamfir

3

Last week

8

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Music By Candlelight by Gheorghe Zamfir
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6

THE B-52'S

The B-52's

5

Last week

20

Weeks

WEA

The B-52's by The B-52's
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Platinum record

7

GLASS HOUSES

Billy Joel

6

Last week

7

Weeks

CBS

Glass Houses by Billy Joel
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Platinum record

8

THE WALL

Pink Floyd

7

Last week

20

Weeks

CBS

The Wall by Pink Floyd
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9

THE MOTELS

The Motels

14

Last week

3

Weeks

EMI

The Motels by The Motels
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10

MIDDLE MAN

Boz Scaggs

10

Last week

4

Weeks

CBS

Middle Man by Boz Scaggs
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Platinum record

11

OFF THE WALL

Michael Jackson

12

Last week

28

Weeks

CBS

Off The Wall by Michael Jackson
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12

TAROT SUITE

Mike Batt

1

Weeks

CBS

Tarot Suite by Mike Batt
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13

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

Pat Benatar

17

Last week

2

Weeks

FESTIVAL

In The Heat Of The Night by Pat Benatar
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Platinum record

14

THE LONG RUN

The Eagles

11

Last week

30

Weeks

WEA

The Long Run by The Eagles
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15

LIVE RUST

Neil Young And Crazy Horse

13

Last week

22

Weeks

WEA

Live Rust by Neil Young And Crazy Horse
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16

THE FINE ART OF SURFACING

Boomtown Rats

44

Last week

11

Weeks

POLYGRAM

The Fine Art Of Surfacing by Boomtown Rats
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17

BOP TILL YOU DROP

Ry Cooder

24

Last week

33

Weeks

WEA

Bop Till You Drop by Ry Cooder
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18

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

21

Last week

2

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
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19

AGAINST THE WIND

Bob Seger

18

Last week

10

Weeks

EMI

Against The Wind by Bob Seger
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20

REGATTA DE BLANC

The Police

28

Last week

20

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Regatta De Blanc by The Police
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21

THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE

Gary Numan

19

Last week

2

Weeks

WEA

The Pleasure Principle by Gary Numan
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22

THE JAMES GALWAY COLLECTION

James Galway

15

Last week

9

Weeks

RCA

The James Galway Collection by James Galway
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23

LONDON CALLING

The Clash

16

Last week

12

Weeks

CBS

London Calling by The Clash
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24

GRAFFITI CRIMES

Mi Sex

20

Last week

37

Weeks

CBS

Graffiti Crimes by Mi Sex
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Platinum record

25

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Pink Floyd

34

Last week

201

Weeks

Get

CAPITOL/EMI

Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
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26

EAT TO THE BEAT

Blondie

25

Last week

24

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Eat To The Beat by Blondie
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27

DRUMS AND WIRES

XTC

32

Last week

29

Weeks

RTC

Drums And Wires by XTC
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28

OFFICIAL BOOTLEG ALBUM

The Blues Band

35

Last week

6

Weeks

EMI

Official Bootleg Album by The Blues Band
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29

20 GOLDEN GREATS

Vera Lynn

8

Last week

3

Weeks

EMI

20 Golden Greats by Vera Lynn
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Platinum record

30

TUSK

Fleetwood Mac

26

Last week

29

Weeks

WEA

Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
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31

GROWING UP IN PUBLIC

Lou Reed

27

Last week

2

Weeks

EMI

Growing Up In Public by Lou Reed
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32

1980, THE CHOICE IS YOURS

The Members

43

Last week

3

Weeks

RTC

1980, The Choice Is Yours by The Members
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33

THE SPECIALS

The Specials

44

Last week

12

Weeks

FESTIVAL

The Specials by The Specials
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34

SHARON O'NEILL

Sharon O'Neill

37

Last week

13

Weeks

CBS

Sharon O'neill by Sharon O'Neill
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35

GREATEST HITS

K.C. & The Sunshine Band

22

Last week

9

Weeks

CBS

Greatest Hits by K.C. & The Sunshine Band
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36

SPACE RACE

Mi Sex

1

Weeks

CBS

Space Race by Mi Sex
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37

THE CORRECT USE OF SOAP

Magazine

1

Weeks

RTC

The Correct Use Of Soap by Magazine
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Platinum record

38

BREAKFAST IN AMERICA

Supertramp

40

Last week

54

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Breakfast In America by Supertramp
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39

MAKE YOUR MOVE

Captain & Tennille

41

Last week

10

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Make Your Move by Captain & Tennille
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40

TEARS

The Crocodiles

29

Last week

5

Weeks

RCA

Tears by The Crocodiles
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41

JAMES LAST LIVE IN LONDON

James Last

30

Last week

10

Weeks

POLYGRAM

James Last Live In London by James Last
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Platinum record

42

THE CARS

The Cars

31

Last week

79

Weeks

WEA

The Cars by The Cars
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43

TWICE THE FIRE

Peaches & Herb

49

Last week

2

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Twice The Fire by Peaches & Herb
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44

IN THE SKIES

Peter Green

33

Last week

9

Weeks

RCA

In The Skies by Peter Green
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Platinum record

45

BEST OF KENNY ROGERS

Kenny Rogers

36

Last week

26

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Best Of Kenny Rogers by Kenny Rogers
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46

REPLICAS

Tubeway Army

33

Last week

21

Weeks

WEA

Replicas by Tubeway Army
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47

RUST NEVER SLEEPS

Neil Young And Crazy Horse

39

Last week

43

Weeks

WEA

Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young And Crazy Horse
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48

GREATEST HITS

Charley Pride

50

Last week

3

Weeks

RCA

Greatest Hits by Charley Pride
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Platinum record

49

GREATEST HITS VOL 1 & II

Donna Summer

42

Last week

23

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Greatest Hits Vol 1 & Ii by Donna Summer
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50

THE ROSE SOUNDTRACK

Bette Midler

38

Last week

11

Weeks

WEA

The Rose Soundtrack by Bette Midler
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Official Top 10 Compilation Albums
The 10 best-selling compilations albums

1

PLATINUM PLUS

Various

1

Last week

4

Weeks

FESTIVAL/RTC

Platinum Plus by Various
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2

SOLID GOLD VOL 26

Various

2

Last week

4

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Solid Gold Vol 26 by Various
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3

LISTEN EASY

Various

3

Last week

4

Weeks

MW

Listen Easy by Various
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4

20 COUNTRY CLASSICS

Various

4

Last week

4

Weeks

EMI

20 Country Classics by Various
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5

EVERGREEN MASTERPIECES

Various

1

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Evergreen Masterpieces by Various
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