Official Top 40 Albums

The 40 best-selling and most-streamed albums

Platinum record

1

BROTHERS IN ARMS

Dire Straits

1

Last week

38

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits
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2

THE BROADWAY ALBUM

Barbra Streisand

4

Last week

7

Weeks

CBS

The Broadway Album by Barbra Streisand
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3

FOR THE WORKING CLASS MAN

Jimmy Barnes

3

Last week

4

Weeks

FESTIVAL

For The Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes
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Platinum record

4

HERE'S TO FUTURE DAYS

Thompson Twins

2

Last week

10

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Here's To Future Days by Thompson Twins
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Platinum record

5

LITTLE CREATURES

Talking Heads

9

Last week

33

Weeks

EMI

Little Creatures by Talking Heads
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Platinum record

6

GO WEST

Go West

5

Last week

30

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Go West by Go West
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7

HUNTING HIGH AND LOW

A-ha

15

Last week

12

Weeks

WEA

Hunting High And Low by A-ha
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8

THIS IS BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE

Big Audio Dynamite

14

Last week

3

Weeks

CBS

This Is Big Audio Dynamite by Big Audio Dynamite
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Platinum record

9

SHE'S THE BOSS

Mick Jagger

6

Last week

28

Weeks

CBS

She's The Boss by Mick Jagger
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Platinum record

10

AFTERBURNER

ZZ Top

10

Last week

14

Weeks

WEA

Afterburner by ZZ Top
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Platinum record

11

MIAMI VICE OST

Various

7

Last week

14

Weeks

WEA

Miami Vice OST by Various
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Platinum record

12

CARS GREATEST HITS

The Cars

13

Last week

13

Weeks

WEA

Cars Greatest Hits by The Cars
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Platinum record

13

WHITNEY HOUSTON

Whitney Houston

16

Last week

33

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Whitney Houston by Whitney Houston
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14

SEVEN THE HARD WAY

Pat Benatar

11

Last week

7

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Seven The Hard Way by Pat Benatar
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15

BLIND LEADING THE NAKED

Violent Femmes

8

Last week

3

Weeks

WEA

Blind Leading The Naked by Violent Femmes
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16

FEARGAL SHARKEY

Feargal Sharkey

20

Last week

2

Weeks

VIRGIN

Feargal Sharkey by Feargal Sharkey
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Platinum record

17

ICE ON FIRE

Elton John

12

Last week

9

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Ice On Fire by Elton John
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Platinum record

18

NO JACKET REQUIRED

Phil Collins

43

Last week

43

Weeks

WEA

No Jacket Required by Phil Collins
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Platinum record

19

STOP MAKING SENSE

Talking Heads

25

Last week

63

Weeks

EMI

Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads
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Platinum record

20

DREAM OF THE BLUE TURTLES

Sting

22

Last week

27

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Dream Of The Blue Turtles by Sting
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21

RUM, SODOMY AND THE LASH

The Pogues

21

Last week

6

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Rum, Sodomy And The Lash by The Pogues
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22

MARS NEEDS GUITARS

Hoodoo Gurus

18

Last week

14

Weeks

WEA

Mars Needs Guitars by Hoodoo Gurus
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23

WHITE CITY A NOVEL

Pete Townshend

24

Last week

4

Weeks

WEA

White City A Novel by Pete Townshend
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Platinum record

24

THE SINGLES COLLECTION

Spandau Ballet

19

Last week

8

Weeks

FESTIVAL

The Singles Collection by Spandau Ballet
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Platinum record

25

GREATEST HITS VOLS 1 & 2

Billy Joel

17

Last week

29

Weeks

CBS

Greatest Hits Vols 1 & 2 by Billy Joel
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26

SCARECROW

John Mellancamp

30

Last week

10

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Scarecrow by John Mellancamp
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Platinum record

27

RECKLESS

Bryan Adams

28

Last week

44

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Reckless by Bryan Adams
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Platinum record

28

MAKING MOVIES

Dire Straits

49

Last week

130

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Making Movies by Dire Straits
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29

MACALLA

Clannad

38

Last week

2

Weeks

RCA

Macalla by Clannad
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30

NERVOUS NIGHT

The Hooters

33

Last week

12

Weeks

CBS

Nervous Night by The Hooters
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Platinum record

31

SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM

Grace Jones

26

Last week

13

Weeks

EMI

Slave To The Rhythm by Grace Jones
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32

ROCK A LITTLE

Stevie Nicks

31

Last week

4

Weeks

EMI

Rock A Little by Stevie Nicks
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Platinum record

33

PROMISE

Sade

34

Last week

11

Weeks

CBS

Promise by Sade
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34

LISTEN LIKE THIEVES

INXS

29

Last week

16

Weeks

WEA

Listen Like Thieves by INXS
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35

SOUL TO SOUL

Stevie Ray Vaughan

33

Last week

6

Weeks

CBS

Soul To Soul by Stevie Ray Vaughan
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Platinum record

36

BORN IN THE U.S.A.

Bruce Springsteen

48

Last week

81

Weeks

CBS

Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
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37

RAIN DOGS

Tom Waits

23

Last week

6

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
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Platinum record

38

LOVE OVER GOLD

Dire Straits

49

Last week

58

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Love Over Gold by Dire Straits
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39

PACK UP THE PLANTATION LIVE!

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

27

Last week

7

Weeks

WEA

Pack Up The Plantation Live! by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
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40

LUXURY OF LIFE

Five Star

50

Last week

2

Weeks

RCA

Luxury Of Life by Five Star
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Platinum record

41

BE YOURSELF TONIGHT

Eurythmics

40

Last week

32

Weeks

RCA

Be Yourself Tonight by Eurythmics
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Platinum record

42

ALCHEMY

Dire Straits

50

Last week

29

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Alchemy by Dire Straits
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43

STONEAGE ROMEOS

Hoodoo Gurus

32

Last week

2

Weeks

WEA

Stoneage Romeos by Hoodoo Gurus
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44

CUT THE CRAP

The Clash

35

Last week

5

Weeks

CBS

Cut The Crap by The Clash
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45

WHAT A LIFE

Divinyls

1

Weeks

FESTIVAL

What A Life by Divinyls
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Platinum record

46

DIRE STRAITS

Dire Straits

43

Last week

71

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Dire Straits by Dire Straits
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47

THIS IS THE SEA

The Waterboys

47

Last week

2

Weeks

FESTIVAL

This Is The Sea by The Waterboys
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48

OUT OF MIND OUT OF SIGHT

Models

39

Last week

14

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Out Of Mind Out Of Sight by Models
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Platinum record

49

LIKE A VIRGIN

Madonna

37

Last week

56

Weeks

WEA

Like A Virgin by Madonna
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Platinum record

50

ALF

Alison Moyet

46

Last week

46

Weeks

CBS

Alf by Alison Moyet
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Official Top 10 Compilation Albums
The 10 best-selling compilations albums

1

MEGAMIXES VOL 2

Various

1

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Megamixes Vol 2 by Various
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2

THIS IS REGGAE

Various

2

Weeks

K-TEL

This Is Reggae by Various
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3

THE HIT ZONE

Various

3

Weeks

FESTIVAL

The Hit Zone by Various
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4

OUTNUMBERED BY SHEEP

Various

1

Weeks

Flying Nun

Outnumbered By Sheep by Various
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5

TUATARA

Various

3

Last week

2

Weeks

Flying Nun

Tuatara 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