Official Top 40 Albums

The 40 best-selling and most-streamed albums

1

GREATEST HITS

Anne Murray

1

Last week

3

Weeks

EMI

Greatest Hits by Anne Murray
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2

CHAMELEON

David Bowie

2

Last week

5

Weeks

RCA

Chameleon by David Bowie
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Platinum record

3

HOTTER THAN JULY

Stevie Wonder

4

Last week

9

Weeks

EMI

Hotter Than July by Stevie Wonder
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4

FLESH AND BLOOD

Roxy Music

7

Last week

22

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Flesh And Blood by Roxy Music
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5

DOUBLE FANTASY

John Lennon & Yoko Ono

6

Last week

8

Weeks

WEA

Double Fantasy by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
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6

AUTOAMERICAN

Blondie

9

Last week

4

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Autoamerican by Blondie
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7

MAKING MOVIES

Dire Straits

8

Last week

7

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Making Movies by Dire Straits
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Platinum record

8

KENNY ROGERS GREATEST HITS

Kenny Rogers

10

Last week

9

Weeks

EMI

Kenny Rogers Greatest Hits by Kenny Rogers
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9

ZENYATTA MONDATTA

The Police

5

Last week

8

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Zenyatta Mondatta by The Police
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Platinum record

10

TRUE COLOURS

Split Enz

12

Last week

47

Weeks

POLYGRAM

True Colours by Split Enz
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11

SANDINISTA

The Clash

3

Last week

4

Weeks

CBS

Sandinista by The Clash
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Platinum record

12

GUILTY

Barbra Streisand

11

Last week

12

Weeks

CBS

Guilty by Barbra Streisand
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13

THE RIVER

Bruce Springsteen

13

Last week

10

Weeks

CBS

The River by Bruce Springsteen
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14

SUPER TROUPER

Abba

15

Last week

7

Weeks

RCA

Super Trouper by Abba
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15

GAUCHO

Steely Dan

19

Last week

6

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Gaucho by Steely Dan
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Platinum record

16

GIVE ME THE NIGHT

George Benson

29

Last week

26

Weeks

WEA

Give Me The Night by George Benson
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17

EAGLES LIVE

The Eagles

18

Last week

8

Weeks

WEA/WARNER

Eagles Live by The Eagles
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18

FREEDOM OF CHOICE

Devo

30

Last week

30

Weeks

WEA

Freedom Of Choice by Devo
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Platinum record

19

PARIS - GREATEST HITS

Supertramp

14

Last week

13

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Paris - Greatest Hits by Supertramp
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Platinum record

20

FOOLISH BEHAVIOUR

Rod Stewart

17

Last week

9

Weeks

WEA

Foolish Behaviour by Rod Stewart
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21

SEARCHING FOR THE YOUNG SOUL REBELS

Dexy's Midnight Runners

1

Weeks

EMI

Searching For The Young Soul Rebels by Dexy's Midnight Runners
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22

LOST IN LOVE

Air Supply

25

Last week

3

Weeks

EMI

Lost In Love by Air Supply
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23

CRIMES OF PASSION

Pat Benatar

20

Last week

13

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Crimes Of Passion by Pat Benatar
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24

SCARY MONSTERS

David Bowie

16

Last week

18

Weeks

RCA

Scary Monsters by David Bowie
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25

ALWAYS

Willie Nelson

39

Last week

2

Weeks

CBS

Always by Willie Nelson
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Platinum record

26

MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT

Gheorghe Zamfir

24

Last week

41

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Music By Candlelight by Gheorghe Zamfir
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27

HITS!

Boz Scaggs

22

Last week

5

Weeks

CBS

Hits! by Boz Scaggs
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28

BROKEN ENGLISH

Marianne Faithful

21

Last week

19

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Broken English by Marianne Faithful
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29

MORE SPECIALS

The Specials

28

Last week

2

Weeks

FESTIVAL

More Specials by The Specials
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30

SIGNING OFF

UB40

23

Last week

12

Weeks

RTC

Signing Off by UB40
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31

CONTRACTURAL OBLIGATION

Monty Python

26

Last week

4

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Contractural Obligation by Monty Python
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32

FLOWERS

Icehouse

1

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Flowers by Icehouse
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33

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Pink Floyd

34

Last week

231

Weeks

Get

CAPITOL/EMI

Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
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34

THE TURN OF A FRIENDLY CARD

The Alan Parsons Project

38

Last week

7

Weeks

EMI

The Turn Of A Friendly Card by The Alan Parsons Project
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35

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

Pat Benatar

31

Last week

35

Weeks

FESTIVAL

In The Heat Of The Night by Pat Benatar
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36

DAVE MCARTNEY AND THE PINK FLAMINGOS

Dave McArtney & The Pink Flamingos

1

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Dave McArtney And The Pink Flamingos by Dave McArtney & The Pink Flamingos
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Platinum record

37

EMOTIONAL RESCUE

Rolling Stones

33

Last week

24

Weeks

EMI

Emotional Rescue by Rolling Stones
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38

CLASSICS BY CANDLELIGHT

Gheorghe Zamfir

35

Last week

5

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Classics By Candlelight by Gheorghe Zamfir
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Platinum record

39

THE WALL

Pink Floyd

37

Last week

50

Weeks

CBS

The Wall by Pink Floyd
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40

COMMON ONE

Van Morrison

40

Last week

5

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Common One by Van Morrison
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41

CLUES

Robert Palmer

32

Last week

3

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Clues by Robert Palmer
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42

THE GAME

Queen

36

Last week

26

Weeks

WEA

The Game by Queen
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43

ADVENTURES OF LUKE SKYWALKER OST

Various

27

Last week

5

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Adventures Of Luke Skywalker OST by Various
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Platinum record

44

UPRISING

Bob Marley and the Wailers

41

Last week

22

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Uprising by Bob Marley and the Wailers
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45

DRAKE 400 SUITE

Ron Goodwin & The NZSO

1

Weeks

EMI

Drake 400 Suite by Ron Goodwin & The NZSO
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46

SEVENTEEN SECONDS

The Cure

42

Last week

26

Weeks

CBS

Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
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47

REMAIN IN LIGHT

Talking Heads

46

Last week

9

Weeks

WEA

Remain In Light by Talking Heads
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48

CAREFUL

The Motels

44

Last week

12

Weeks

EMI

Careful by The Motels
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49

ME MYSELF I

Joan Armatrading

48

Last week

28

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Me Myself I by Joan Armatrading
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50

VIENNA

Ultravox

45

Last week

3

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Vienna by Ultravox
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Official Top 10 Compilation Albums
The 10 best-selling compilations albums

1

SOLID GOLD VOL 28

Various

1

Last week

6

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Solid Gold Vol 28 by Various
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2

PLATINUM PLUS VOL III

Various

2

Last week

7

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Platinum Plus Vol III by Various
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3

BEAUTIFUL MUSIC

Various

3

Last week

17

Weeks

EMI

Beautiful Music by Various
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4

FIRST LADIES OF COUNTRY

Various

4

Last week

9

Weeks

CBS

First Ladies Of Country by Various
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5

HAURAKI HOMEGROWN EIGHTY

Various

5

Last week

3

Weeks

CBS

Hauraki Homegrown Eighty by Various
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15,000 sales/stream equivalent for singles and 7,500 for albums
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