Official Top 40 Albums

The 40 best-selling and most-streamed albums

1

AVALON

Roxy Music

1

Last week

2

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Avalon by Roxy Music
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2

CLAYDERMAN IN CONCERT

Richard Clayderman

11

Last week

23

Weeks

WEA

Clayderman In Concert by Richard Clayderman
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Platinum record

3

DARE

The Human League

2

Last week

26

Weeks

RTC

Dare by The Human League
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Platinum record

4

REVERIES

Richard Clayderman

16

Last week

63

Weeks

WEA

Reveries by Richard Clayderman
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Platinum record

5

BUSINESS AS USUAL

Men at Work

3

Last week

21

Weeks

CBS

Business As Usual by Men at Work
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6

TIME AND TIDE

Split Enz

4

Last week

10

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Time And Tide by Split Enz
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7

EYE IN THE SKY

The Alan Parsons Project

7

Last week

3

Weeks

EMI

Eye In The Sky by The Alan Parsons Project
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8

COMBAT ROCK

The Clash

5

Last week

2

Weeks

CBS

Combat Rock by The Clash
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9

PORNOGRAPHY

The Cure

1

Weeks

CBS

Pornography by The Cure
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10

RIO

Duran Duran

6

Last week

4

Weeks

EMI

Rio by Duran Duran
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11

STEVIE WONDER'S ORIGINAL MUSIQUARIUM

Stevie Wonder

8

Last week

4

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium by Stevie Wonder
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12

STILL LIFE

Rolling Stones

1

Weeks

EMI

Still Life by Rolling Stones
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13

DIAMOND

Spandau Ballet

9

Last week

2

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Diamond by Spandau Ballet
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14

INNOCENT AGE

Dan Fogelberg

36

Last week

10

Weeks

CBS

Innocent Age by Dan Fogelberg
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15

IF THIS IS PARADISE I'LL TAKE THE BAG

Screaming Mee Mees

1

Weeks

FESTIVAL

If This Is Paradise I'll Take The Bag by Screaming Mee Mees
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16

ANOTHER CHAPTER

John Rowles

12

Last week

8

Weeks

EMI

Another Chapter by John Rowles
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17

ASIA

Asia

30

Last week

3

Weeks

CBS

Asia by Asia
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18

FAIR WEATHER FRIENDS

Brendan Dugan and Jodi Vaughan

19

Last week

8

Weeks

CBS

Fair Weather Friends by Brendan Dugan and Jodi Vaughan
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19

CAT STEVENS GREATEST HITS VOL 2

Cat Stevens

10

Last week

4

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Cat Stevens Greatest Hits Vol 2 by Cat Stevens
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20

CIRCUS ANIMALS

Cold Chisel

17

Last week

13

Weeks

WEA

Circus Animals by Cold Chisel
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21

CONCERT IN CENTRAL PARK

Simon & Garfunkel

41

Last week

10

Weeks

CBS

Concert In Central Park by Simon & Garfunkel
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22

DAYS OF INNOCENCE

Moving Pictures

14

Last week

3

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Days Of Innocence by Moving Pictures
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23

RONDO POUR UN ENFANT

Richard Clayderman

45

Last week

8

Weeks

WEA

Rondo Pour Un Enfant by Richard Clayderman
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24

THE CHURCH

The Church

15

Last week

6

Weeks

CBS

The Church by The Church
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25

BEAUTIFUL VISION

Van Morrison

13

Last week

3

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Beautiful Vision by Van Morrison
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Platinum record

26

DURAN DURAN

Duran Duran

18

Last week

28

Weeks

EMI

Duran Duran by Duran Duran
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27

FREEZE FRAME

J Geils Band

21

Last week

17

Weeks

EMI

Freeze Frame by J Geils Band
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28

TOM TOM CLUB

Tom Tom Club

29

Last week

6

Weeks

WEA

Tom Tom Club by Tom Tom Club
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29

BIG SCIENCE

Laurie Anderson

23

Last week

4

Weeks

WEA

Big Science by Laurie Anderson
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30

CHARIOTS OF FIRE

Vangelis

26

Last week

21

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Chariots Of Fire by Vangelis
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31

ALL FOUR ONE

The Motels

31

Last week

8

Weeks

EMI

All Four One by The Motels
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32

SERENADE

Anthony Benfell

1

Weeks

M.W.

Serenade by Anthony Benfell
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33

LUXURY LENGTH

Blam Blam Blam

20

Last week

5

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Luxury Length by Blam Blam Blam
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34

ARE YOU READY

Bucks Fizz

1

Weeks

RCA

Are You Ready by Bucks Fizz
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35

JUMP UP

Elton John

22

Last week

15

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Jump Up by Elton John
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36

TUG OF WAR

Paul McCartney

25

Last week

7

Weeks

EMI

Tug Of War by Paul McCartney
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37

COOL BANANAS

D.D. Smash

27

Last week

11

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Cool Bananas by D.D. Smash
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38

PELICAN WEST

Haircut 100

24

Last week

9

Weeks

EMI

Pelican West by Haircut 100
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Platinum record

39

TATTOO YOU

Rolling Stones

39

Last week

39

Weeks

EMI

Tattoo You by Rolling Stones
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40

ALL THE BEST COWBOYS HAVE CHINESE EYES

Pete Townshend

1

Weeks

WEA

All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes by Pete Townshend
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41

SOMETHING SPECIAL

Kool & The Gang

32

Last week

5

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Something Special by Kool & The Gang
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42

SO YOU WANNA BE A ROCK'N'ROLL STAR

Th' Dudes

1

Weeks

FESTIVAL

So You Wanna Be A Rock'n'roll Star by Th' Dudes
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43

HOT SPACE

Queen

28

Last week

7

Weeks

WEA

Hot Space by Queen
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Platinum record

44

MAKING MOVIES

Dire Straits

38

Last week

75

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Making Movies by Dire Straits
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Platinum record

45

NIGHTCLUBBING

Grace Jones

40

Last week

40

Weeks

ISLAND/POLYGRAM

Nightclubbing by Grace Jones
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Platinum record

46

GHOST IN THE MACHINE

The Police

42

Last week

25

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Ghost In The Machine by The Police
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47

GRASSHOPPER

JJ Cale

35

Last week

7

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Grasshopper by JJ Cale
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Platinum record

48

FLESH AND BLOOD

Roxy Music

43

Last week

61

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Flesh And Blood by Roxy Music
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49

KNOCKOUT

Toots and the Maytals

37

Last week

3

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Knockout by Toots and the Maytals
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50

PRETENDERS II

Pretenders

45

Last week

20

Weeks

WEA

Pretenders Ii by Pretenders
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Official Top 10 Compilation Albums
The 10 best-selling compilations albums

1

THEMES & DREAMS

Various

1

Last week

6

Weeks

MW

Themes & Dreams by Various
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2

SOLID GOLD VOL 32

Various

2

Last week

9

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Solid Gold Vol 32 by Various
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3

DUNEDIN DOUBLE 12 INCH

Various

4

Last week

6

Weeks

Flying Nun

Dunedin Double 12 Inch by Various
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4

PLATINUM PLUS VOL V

Various

3

Last week

11

Weeks

CBS

Platinum Plus Vol V by Various
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5

MORE HITS & MYTHS

Various

5

Last week

6

Weeks

CBS

More Hits & Myths by Various
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