Official Top 40 Albums

The 40 best-selling and most-streamed albums

1

FAITH

The Cure

1

Weeks

CBS

Faith by The Cure
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Platinum record

2

WAIATA

Split Enz

3

Last week

6

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Waiata by Split Enz
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Platinum record

3

REVERIES

Richard Clayderman

1

Last week

10

Weeks

WEA

Reveries by Richard Clayderman
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4

CLASSICS BY CANDLELIGHT

Gheorghe Zamfir

2

Last week

16

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Classics By Candlelight by Gheorghe Zamfir
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Platinum record

5

MAKING MOVIES

Dire Straits

6

Last week

22

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Making Movies by Dire Straits
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6

FACE VALUE

Phil Collins

7

Last week

9

Weeks

WEA

Face Value by Phil Collins
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Platinum record

7

MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT

Gheorghe Zamfir

5

Last week

56

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Music By Candlelight by Gheorghe Zamfir
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8

ARC OF A DIVER

Steve Winwood

8

Last week

7

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Arc Of A Diver by Steve Winwood
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9

SEVENTEEN SECONDS

The Cure

28

Last week

41

Weeks

CBS

Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
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10

BEING WITH YOU

Smokey Robinson

12

Last week

3

Weeks

EMI

Being With You by Smokey Robinson
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11

SHADES

JJ Cale

10

Last week

3

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Shades by JJ Cale
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Platinum record

12

BALLADS

The Beatles

4

Last week

7

Weeks

EMI

Ballads by The Beatles
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Platinum record

13

FLESH AND BLOOD

Roxy Music

11

Last week

37

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Flesh And Blood by Roxy Music
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Platinum record

14

HOTTER THAN JULY

Stevie Wonder

15

Last week

24

Weeks

EMI

Hotter Than July by Stevie Wonder
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15

FLOWERS

Icehouse

13

Last week

14

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Flowers by Icehouse
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16

SOUND AFFECTS

Jam

20

Last week

6

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Sound Affects by Jam
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Platinum record

17

DOUBLE FANTASY

John Lennon & Yoko Ono

14

Last week

23

Weeks

WEA

Double Fantasy by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
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18

VISAGE

Visage

21

Last week

3

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Visage by Visage
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Platinum record

19

UPRISING

Bob Marley and the Wailers

22

Last week

29

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Uprising by Bob Marley and the Wailers
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20

KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER

Adam and the Ants

23

Last week

14

Weeks

CBS

Kings Of The Wild Frontier by Adam and the Ants
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Platinum record

21

TRUE COLOURS

Split Enz

16

Last week

62

Weeks

POLYGRAM

True Colours by Split Enz
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22

AMIGO

Black Slate

17

Last week

5

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Amigo by Black Slate
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23

DANCE CRAZE

Various

1

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Dance Craze by Various
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24

SINSEMILLA

Black Uhuru

19

Last week

3

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Sinsemilla by Black Uhuru
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Platinum record

25

FREEDOM OF CHOICE

Devo

25

Last week

45

Weeks

WEA

Freedom Of Choice by Devo
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26

VIENNA

Ultravox

34

Last week

17

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Vienna by Ultravox
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27

ONE STEP BEYOND

Madness

42

Last week

8

Weeks

POLYGRAM

One Step Beyond by Madness
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28

STRAY CATS

Stray Cats

18

Last week

3

Weeks

EMI

Stray Cats by Stray Cats
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29

SING 20 NO 1 HITS

Brotherhood of Man

1

Weeks

RTC

Sing 20 No 1 Hits by Brotherhood of Man
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30

KALEIDOSCOPE

Siouxsie & The Banshees

1

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Kaleidoscope by Siouxsie & The Banshees
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31

ABSOLUTELY

Madness

40

Last week

3

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Absolutely by Madness
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32

CHRISTOPHER CROSS

Christopher Cross

27

Last week

26

Weeks

WEA

Christopher Cross by Christopher Cross
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33

FLOWERS OF ROMANCE

Public Image Ltd

1

Weeks

RTC

Flowers Of Romance by Public Image Ltd
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34

OLD TIME COUNTRY MUSIC

Noel Parlane

9

Last week

3

Weeks

M.W.

Old Time Country Music by Noel Parlane
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35

BOYS DON'T CRY

The Cure

40

Last week

4

Weeks

CBS

Boys Don't Cry by The Cure
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Platinum record

36

DIRE STRAITS

Dire Straits

38

Last week

59

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Dire Straits by Dire Straits
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38

THE COLLECTION

Andy Williams

26

Last week

2

Weeks

CBS

The Collection by Andy Williams
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39

SKY 3

Sky

1

Weeks

RCA

Sky 3 by Sky
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40

MY LIFE IN THE BUSH OF GHOSTS

David Byrne & Brian Eno

32

Last week

8

Weeks

WEA

My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts by David Byrne & Brian Eno
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41

GUITAR MAN

Elvis Presley

30

Last week

4

Weeks

RCA

Guitar Man by Elvis Presley
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42

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Pink Floyd

39

Last week

246

Weeks

Get

CAPITOL/EMI

Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
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43

BLACK UHURU

Black Uhuru

35

Last week

6

Weeks

RTC

Black Uhuru by Black Uhuru
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44

NATTY DREAD

Bob Marley and the Wailers

1

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Natty Dread by Bob Marley and the Wailers
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Platinum record

45

ZENYATTA MONDATTA

The Police

43

Last week

23

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Zenyatta Mondatta by The Police
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46

MAKING WAVES

The Nolans

36

Last week

13

Weeks

CBS

Making Waves by The Nolans
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Platinum record

47

THE WALL

Pink Floyd

33

Last week

59

Weeks

CBS

The Wall by Pink Floyd
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48

MELLOW MUSIC

Acker Bilk

31

Last week

3

Weeks

RTC

Mellow Music by Acker Bilk
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49

AUTOAMERICAN

Blondie

33

Last week

19

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Autoamerican by Blondie
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50

EAST

Cold Chisel

45

Last week

5

Weeks

WEA

East by Cold Chisel
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Official Top 10 Compilation Albums
The 10 best-selling compilations albums

1

SOLID GOLD VOL 29

Various

1

Last week

4

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Solid Gold Vol 29 by Various
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2

BEAUTIFUL MUSIC BOX SET

Various

2

Last week

3

Weeks

EMI

Beautiful Music Box Set by Various
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3

HITS AND MYTHS

Various

1

Weeks

CBS

Hits And Myths by Various
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4

BEAUTIFUL MUSIC

Various

3

Last week

32

Weeks

EMI

Beautiful Music by Various
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5

CLASS OF 81

Various

5

Last week

9

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Class Of 81 by Various
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6

THE MAORI HIKITIA ALBUM

Various

7

Last week

2

Weeks

CBS

The Maori Hikitia Album by Various
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