Official Top 40 Albums

KŌPAKI I TE RĀRANGI MOTUHAKE 40 O RUNGA

The 40 best-selling and most-streamed albums.

Platinum record

1

BROTHERS IN ARMS

Dire Straits

1

Last week

50

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits
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Platinum record

2

HUNTING HIGH AND LOW

A-ha

3

Last week

24

Weeks

WEA

Hunting High And Low by A-ha
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3

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

Icehouse

4

Last week

4

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Measure For Measure by Icehouse
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Platinum record

4

FOR THE WORKING CLASS MAN

Jimmy Barnes

5

Last week

16

Weeks

FESTIVAL

For The Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes
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Platinum record

5

WHITNEY HOUSTON

Whitney Houston

8

Last week

45

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Whitney Houston by Whitney Houston
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6

HUMAN FRAILTY

Hunters & Collectors

6

Last week

4

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Human Frailty by Hunters & Collectors
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Platinum record

7

ISLAND LIFE

Grace Jones

7

Last week

11

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Island Life by Grace Jones
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Platinum record

8

MAKING MOVIES

Dire Straits

15

Last week

142

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Making Movies by Dire Straits
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Platinum record

9

LOVE OVER GOLD

Dire Straits

16

Last week

70

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Love Over Gold by Dire Straits
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10

BIG CANOE

Tim Finn

13

Last week

4

Weeks

VIRGIN

Big Canoe by Tim Finn
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11

PLEASE

Pet Shop Boys

11

Last week

7

Weeks

EMI

Please by Pet Shop Boys
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12

FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS

Fine Young Cannibals

12

Last week

5

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Fine Young Cannibals by Fine Young Cannibals
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Platinum record

13

DIRTY WORK

Rolling Stones

12

Last week

8

Weeks

CBS

Dirty Work by Rolling Stones
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Platinum record

14

THE BROADWAY ALBUM

Barbra Streisand

9

Last week

19

Weeks

CBS

The Broadway Album by Barbra Streisand
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Platinum record

15

DIRE STRAITS

Dire Straits

26

Last week

77

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Dire Straits by Dire Straits
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16

COMMUNIQUE

Dire Straits

24

Last week

32

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Communique by Dire Straits
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17

PICTURE BOOK

Simply Red

21

Last week

8

Weeks

WEA

Picture Book by Simply Red
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18

SEVEN THE HARD WAY

Pat Benatar

2

Last week

14

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Seven The Hard Way by Pat Benatar
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19

PRETTY IN PINK OST

Various

30

Last week

2

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Pretty In Pink OST by Various
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20

THIS IS THE SEA

The Waterboys

23

Last week

14

Weeks

FESTIVAL

This Is The Sea by The Waterboys
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21

DIFFERENT LIGHT

The Bangles

14

Last week

5

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Different Light by The Bangles
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22

5150

Van Halen

20

Last week

5

Weeks

WEA

5150 by Van Halen
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23

IN CONCERT

Suzanne Prentice

17

Last week

7

Weeks

EMI

In Concert by Suzanne Prentice
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24

PARADE

Prince

18

Last week

7

Weeks

WEA

Parade by Prince
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25

FALCO 3

Falco

35

Last week

6

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Falco 3 by Falco
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26

KING OF AMERICA

Elvis Costello

34

Last week

6

Weeks

RCA

King Of America by Elvis Costello
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Platinum record

27

LISTEN LIKE THIEVES

INXS

28

Last week

26

Weeks

WEA

Listen Like Thieves by INXS
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28

CANDY APPLE GREY

Husker Du

33

Last week

3

Weeks

WEA

Candy Apple Grey by Husker Du
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29

WORLD MACHINE

Level 42

36

Last week

8

Weeks

POLYGRAM

World Machine by Level 42
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Platinum record

30

LITTLE CREATURES

Talking Heads

26

Last week

45

Weeks

EMI

Little Creatures by Talking Heads
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31

SUZANNE VEGA

Suzanne Vega

27

Last week

11

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Suzanne Vega by Suzanne Vega
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32

EASY PIECES

Lloyd Cole & The Commotions

29

Last week

11

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Easy Pieces by Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
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33

THE COLOUR OF SPRING

Talk Talk

22

Last week

11

Weeks

EMI

The Colour Of Spring by Talk Talk
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Platinum record

34

NO JACKET REQUIRED

Phil Collins

25

Last week

55

Weeks

WEA

No Jacket Required by Phil Collins
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Platinum record

35

DREAM OF THE BLUE TURTLES

Sting

37

Last week

39

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Dream Of The Blue Turtles by Sting
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36

FALSE ACCUSATIONS

Robert Cray

50

Last week

2

Weeks

POLYGRAM

False Accusations by Robert Cray
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37

THIS IS BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE

Big Audio Dynamite

41

Last week

13

Weeks

CBS

This Is Big Audio Dynamite by Big Audio Dynamite
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38

ROCK A LITTLE

Stevie Nicks

31

Last week

10

Weeks

EMI

Rock A Little by Stevie Nicks
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39

THE ULTIMATE SIN

Ozzy Osbourne

38

Last week

4

Weeks

CBS

The Ultimate Sin by Ozzy Osbourne
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40

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

Gray Bartlett

46

Last week

4

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Happy Anniversary by Gray Bartlett
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Platinum record

41

STOP MAKING SENSE

Talking Heads

40

Last week

75

Weeks

EMI

Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads
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42

MARS NEEDS GUITARS

Hoodoo Gurus

43

Last week

25

Weeks

WEA

Mars Needs Guitars by Hoodoo Gurus
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Platinum record

43

CARS GREATEST HITS

The Cars

39

Last week

25

Weeks

WEA

Cars Greatest Hits by The Cars
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Platinum record

44

ALCHEMY

Dire Straits

32

Last week

39

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Alchemy by Dire Straits
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45

FROM LUXURY TO HEARTACHE

Culture Club

44

Last week

3

Weeks

VIRGIN

From Luxury To Heartache by Culture Club
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46

LUXURY OF LIFE

Five Star

45

Last week

12

Weeks

RCA

Luxury Of Life by Five Star
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47

BLIZZARD OF OZZ

Ozzy Osbourne

1

Weeks

CBS

Blizzard Of Ozz by Ozzy Osbourne
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48

JIMI PLAYS MONTEREY

Jimi Hendrix

1

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Jimi Plays Monterey by Jimi Hendrix
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49

WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD

Mr Mister

49

Last week

8

Weeks

RCA

Welcome To The Real World by Mr Mister
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Platinum record

50

HERE'S TO FUTURE DAYS

Thompson Twins

48

Last week

22

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Here's To Future Days by Thompson Twins
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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