Official Top 40 Albums

The 40 best-selling and most-streamed albums

1

MISTAKEN IDENTITY

Kim Carnes

1

Weeks

EMI

Mistaken Identity by Kim Carnes
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2

FLOWERS

Icehouse

5

Last week

20

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Flowers by Icehouse
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3

HARD PROMISES

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

1

Last week

4

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Hard Promises by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
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4

VIENNA

Ultravox

8

Last week

23

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Vienna by Ultravox
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Platinum record

5

MAKING MOVIES

Dire Straits

6

Last week

28

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Making Movies by Dire Straits
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6

ANOTHER TICKET

Eric Clapton

7

Last week

4

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Another Ticket by Eric Clapton
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7

FACE DANCES

The Who

4

Last week

3

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Face Dances by The Who
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8

ARC OF A DIVER

Steve Winwood

9

Last week

13

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Arc Of A Diver by Steve Winwood
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Platinum record

9

WAIATA

Split Enz

13

Last week

12

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Waiata by Split Enz
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Platinum record

10

REVERIES

Richard Clayderman

11

Last week

16

Weeks

WEA

Reveries by Richard Clayderman
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11

FAITH

The Cure

3

Last week

7

Weeks

CBS

Faith by The Cure
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12

UNKNOWN PLEASURES

Joy Division

2

Last week

4

Weeks

RTC

Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
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13

HEY

Julio Iglesias

14

Last week

5

Weeks

CBS

Hey by Julio Iglesias
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Platinum record

14

FLESH AND BLOOD

Roxy Music

16

Last week

43

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Flesh And Blood by Roxy Music
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15

JOURNEYS TO GLORY

Spandau Ballet

19

Last week

6

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Journeys To Glory by Spandau Ballet
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16

FACE VALUE

Phil Collins

12

Last week

14

Weeks

WEA

Face Value by Phil Collins
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Platinum record

17

MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT

Gheorghe Zamfir

15

Last week

62

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Music By Candlelight by Gheorghe Zamfir
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18

BOY

U2

18

Last week

4

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Boy by U2
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19

SWINGSHIFT

Cold Chisel

17

Last week

6

Weeks

WEA

Swingshift by Cold Chisel
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20

SUCKING IN THE SEVENTIES

Rolling Stones

10

Last week

5

Weeks

EMI

Sucking In The Seventies by Rolling Stones
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21

I BELIEVE IN YOU

Don Williams

24

Last week

5

Weeks

POLYGRAM

I Believe In You by Don Williams
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22

CLASSICS BY CANDLELIGHT

Gheorghe Zamfir

26

Last week

22

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Classics By Candlelight by Gheorghe Zamfir
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Platinum record

23

DIRE STRAITS

Dire Straits

31

Last week

65

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Dire Straits by Dire Straits
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24

BLACK MARKET CLASH

The Clash

21

Last week

6

Weeks

CBS

Black Market Clash by The Clash
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25

WHA'PPEN?

The Beat

1

Weeks

EMI

Wha'ppen? by The Beat
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26

SOUND AFFECTS

Jam

29

Last week

12

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Sound Affects by Jam
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27

LONG DISTANCE VOYAGER

The Moody Blues

23

Last week

2

Weeks

EMI

Long Distance Voyager by The Moody Blues
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28

SEVENTEEN SECONDS

The Cure

22

Last week

47

Weeks

CBS

Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
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Platinum record

29

DOUBLE FANTASY

John Lennon & Yoko Ono

36

Last week

29

Weeks

WEA

Double Fantasy by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
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30

IPI TOMBI

Original Cast Recording

20

Last week

4

Weeks

EMI

Ipi Tombi by Original Cast Recording
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31

VISAGE

Visage

38

Last week

9

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Visage by Visage
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Platinum record

32

TRUE COLOURS

Split Enz

27

Last week

68

Weeks

POLYGRAM

True Colours by Split Enz
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33

ZEBOP!

Santana

30

Last week

5

Weeks

CBS

Zebop! by Santana
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Platinum record

34

BALLADS

The Beatles

39

Last week

13

Weeks

EMI

Ballads by The Beatles
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35

EAST

Cold Chisel

32

Last week

9

Weeks

WEA

East by Cold Chisel
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36

SHADES

JJ Cale

42

Last week

9

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Shades by JJ Cale
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Platinum record

37

FREEDOM OF CHOICE

Devo

37

Last week

51

Weeks

WEA

Freedom Of Choice by Devo
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38

STRAY CATS

Stray Cats

28

Last week

9

Weeks

EMI

Stray Cats by Stray Cats
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39

FLOWERS OF ROMANCE

Public Image Ltd

48

Last week

6

Weeks

RTC

Flowers Of Romance by Public Image Ltd
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40

KILIMANJARO

Teardrop Explodes

40

Last week

6

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Kilimanjaro by Teardrop Explodes
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Platinum record

41

HOTTER THAN JULY

Stevie Wonder

34

Last week

30

Weeks

EMI

Hotter Than July by Stevie Wonder
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42

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Pink Floyd

49

Last week

252

Weeks

Get

CAPITOL/EMI

Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
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43

SINSEMILLA

Black Uhuru

43

Last week

8

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Sinsemilla by Black Uhuru
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44

AMIGO

Black Slate

46

Last week

11

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Amigo by Black Slate
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45

KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER

Adam and the Ants

41

Last week

19

Weeks

CBS

Kings Of The Wild Frontier by Adam and the Ants
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46

ROCKAWAY

Phoebe Snow

1

Weeks

WEA

Rockaway by Phoebe Snow
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47

THE BEST OF

Harry Belafonte

25

Last week

5

Weeks

RCA

The Best Of by Harry Belafonte
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48

LOVERBOY

Loverboy

41

Last week

3

Weeks

CBS

Loverboy by Loverboy
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49

COMMUNIQUE

Dire Straits

48

Last week

21

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Communique by Dire Straits
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50

CHRISTOPHER CROSS

Christopher Cross

47

Last week

32

Weeks

WEA

Christopher Cross by Christopher Cross
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Official Top 10 Compilation Albums
The 10 best-selling compilations albums

1

BAD GIRLS & GOOD OLD BOYS

Various

4

Weeks

EMI

Bad Girls & Good Old Boys by Various
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2

DANCE CRAZE

Various

5

Last week

3

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Dance Craze by Various
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3

SOLID GOLD VOL 29

Various

2

Last week

10

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Solid Gold Vol 29 by Various
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4

HITS AND MYTHS

Various

3

Last week

7

Weeks

CBS

Hits And Myths by Various
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5

COUNTRY CHARTBUSTERS

Various

4

Last week

2

Weeks

MW

Country Chartbusters by Various
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6

RADIO 1 BEAUTIFUL GOLD

Various

6

Last week

3

Weeks

CBS

Radio 1 Beautiful Gold by Various
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15,000 sales/stream equivalent for singles and 7,500 for albums
30,000 sales/stream equivalent for singles and 15,000 for albums