Official Top 40 Albums

KŌPAKI I TE RĀRANGI MOTUHAKE 40 O RUNGA

The 40 best-selling and most-streamed albums.

1

SPARKLE IN THE RAIN

Simple Minds

2

Last week

3

Weeks

VIRGIN

Sparkle In The Rain by Simple Minds
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2

ROCK 'N SOUL PT 1: GREATEST HITS

Daryl Hall & John Oates

1

Last week

3

Weeks

RCA

Rock 'N Soul Pt 1:  Greatest Hits by Daryl Hall & John Oates
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3

TOUCH

Eurythmics

3

Last week

5

Weeks

RCA

Touch by Eurythmics
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4

SPEAKING IN TONGUES

Talking Heads

5

Last week

31

Weeks

WEA

Speaking In Tongues by Talking Heads
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5

NO PARLEZ

Paul Young

4

Last week

18

Weeks

CBS

No Parlez by Paul Young
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Platinum record

6

THRILLER

Michael Jackson

9

Last week

51

Weeks

Get

CBS

Thriller by Michael Jackson
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Platinum record

7

AN INNOCENT MAN

Billy Joel

8

Last week

19

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CBS

An Innocent Man by Billy Joel
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8

THE CROSSING

Big Country

24

Last week

10

Weeks

POLYGRAM

The Crossing by Big Country
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9

CONFLICTING EMOTIONS

Split Enz

6

Last week

4

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Conflicting Emotions by Split Enz
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10

EYES THAT SEE IN THE DARK

Kenny Rogers

10

Last week

8

Weeks

RCA

Eyes That See In The Dark by Kenny Rogers
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Platinum record

11

COLOUR BY NUMBERS

Culture Club

12

Last week

8

Weeks

VIRGIN

Colour By Numbers by Culture Club
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12

20 GOLDEN GREATS VOLUME 2

The Shadows

7

Last week

2

Weeks

EMI

20 Golden Greats Volume 2 by The Shadows
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13

CAN'T SLOW DOWN

Lionel Richie

17

Last week

6

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Can't Slow Down by Lionel Richie
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14

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Midnight Oil

11

Last week

16

Weeks

CBS

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 by Midnight Oil
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15

WORKING WITH FIRE AND STEEL

China Crisis

14

Last week

3

Weeks

VIRGIN

Working With Fire And Steel by China Crisis
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16

TRACK RECORD

Joan Armatrading

13

Last week

5

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Track Record by Joan Armatrading
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Platinum record

17

LIVE FROM EARTH

Pat Benatar

16

Last week

8

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Live From Earth by Pat Benatar
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Platinum record

18

BILLY IDOL

Billy Idol

18

Last week

27

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Billy Idol by Billy Idol
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19

WAR

U2

22

Last week

37

Weeks

FESTIVAL

War by U2
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20

PRINCIPLE OF MOMENTS

Robert Plant

15

Last week

22

Weeks

WEA

Principle Of Moments by Robert Plant
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21

BEST OF THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT

The Alan Parsons Project

23

Last week

5

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Best Of The Alan Parsons Project by The Alan Parsons Project
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22

SNAP!

The Jam

27

Last week

4

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Snap! by The Jam
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23

RON GOODWIN CONDUCTS THE NZSO

Ron Goodwin / NZSO

1

Weeks

EMI

Ron Goodwin Conducts The Nzso by Ron Goodwin / NZSO
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Platinum record

24

SYNCHRONICITY

The Police

28

Last week

24

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Synchronicity by The Police
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25

TOO LOW FOR ZERO

Elton John

29

Last week

32

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Too Low For Zero by Elton John
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26

SEVEN AND THE RAGGED TIGER

Duran Duran

25

Last week

5

Weeks

EMI

Seven And The Ragged Tiger by Duran Duran
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27

MAGGIE

Foster & Allen

41

Last week

4

Weeks

RCA

Maggie by Foster & Allen
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28

THE VERY BEST OF THE BEACH BOYS

Beach Boys

20

Last week

2

Weeks

EMI

The Very Best Of The Beach Boys by Beach Boys
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29

FROM PARIS WITH LOVE

Richard Clayderman

1

Weeks

WEA

From Paris With Love by Richard Clayderman
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30

SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS

Eurythmics

47

Last week

30

Weeks

RCA

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This by Eurythmics
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31

NO PARKING ON THE DANCE FLOOR

Midnight Star

36

Last week

2

Weeks

WEA

No Parking On The Dance Floor by Midnight Star
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32

ELIMINATOR

ZZ Top

32

Last week

25

Weeks

WEA

Eliminator by ZZ Top
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33

PRAYERS BE ANSWERED

Dance Exponents

21

Last week

6

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Prayers Be Answered by Dance Exponents
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Platinum record

34

AIR SUPPLY GREATEST HITS

Air Supply

34

Last week

14

Weeks

WEA

Air Supply Greatest Hits by Air Supply
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35

90125

Yes

37

Last week

3

Weeks

WEA

90125 by Yes
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36

LABOUR OF LOVE

UB40

40

Last week

11

Weeks

VIRGIN

Labour Of Love by UB40
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37

TEXAS FLOOD

Stevie Ray Vaughan

31

Last week

5

Weeks

CBS

Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan
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38

GENESIS

Genesis

30

Last week

10

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Genesis by Genesis
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39

LEARNING TO CRAWL

The Pretenders

19

Last week

4

Weeks

WEA

Learning To Crawl by The Pretenders
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Platinum record

40

LET'S DANCE

David Bowie

26

Last week

38

Weeks

EMI

Let's Dance by David Bowie
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41

1984

Van Halen

46

Last week

3

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WEA

1984 by Van Halen
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42

BEAUTY STAB

ABC

42

Last week

2

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Beauty Stab by ABC
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43

INFIDELS

Bob Dylan

35

Last week

8

Weeks

CBS

Infidels by Bob Dylan
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44

RHYTHM OF YOUTH

Men Without Hats

38

Last week

11

Weeks

WEA

Rhythm Of Youth by Men Without Hats
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45

CHANGESONEBOWIE

David Bowie

46

Last week

37

Weeks

RCA

Changesonebowie by David Bowie
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Platinum record

46

UNDERCOVER

Rolling Stones

42

Last week

7

Weeks

EMI

Undercover by Rolling Stones
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Platinum record

47

NEW GOLD DREAM

Simple Minds

47

Last week

31

Weeks

RTC

New Gold Dream by Simple Minds
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48

INARTICULATE SPEECH OF THE HEART

Van Morrison

41

Last week

31

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart by Van Morrison
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49

NOCTURNE

Siouxsie & The Banshees

39

Last week

4

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Nocturne by Siouxsie & The Banshees
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50

WHAT'S NEW

Linda Ronstadt

10

Weeks

WARNER

What's New by Linda Ronstadt
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The 40 best-selling and most-streamed albums.

Fastest rising titles inside this week’s chart
15,000 sales/stream equivalent for singles and 7,500 for albums
30,000 sales/stream equivalent for singles and 15,000 for albums