Official Top 40 Albums

KŌPAKI I TE RĀRANGI MOTUHAKE 40 O RUNGA

The 40 best-selling and most-streamed albums.

Platinum record

1

TRUE STORIES

Talking Heads

1

Last week

4

Weeks

EMI

True Stories by Talking Heads
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Platinum record

2

THE FINAL

Wham

2

Last week

10

Weeks

SONY

The Final by Wham
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Platinum record

3

TRUE BLUE

Madonna

6

Last week

15

Weeks

WEA

True Blue by Madonna
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4

INVISIBLE TOUCH

Genesis

3

Last week

15

Weeks

VIRGIN

Invisible Touch by Genesis
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5

SOMEWHERE IN TIME

Iron Maiden

11

Last week

2

Weeks

EMI

Somewhere In Time by Iron Maiden
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6

TOP GUN OST

Various

9

Last week

8

Weeks

CBS

Top Gun OST by Various
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7

DANCING ON THE CEILING

Lionel Richie

29

Last week

2

Weeks

RCA

Dancing On The Ceiling by Lionel Richie
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8

GEORGE THOROGOOD LIVE

George Thorogood

8

Last week

9

Weeks

EMI

George Thorogood Live by George Thorogood
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9

ON THE BEACH

Chris Rea

12

Last week

8

Weeks

POLYGRAM

On The Beach by Chris Rea
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10

TRUE COLOURS

Cyndi Lauper

5

Last week

3

Weeks

CBS

True Colours by Cyndi Lauper
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11

RAT IN THE KITCHEN

UB40

4

Last week

7

Weeks

VIRGIN

Rat In The Kitchen by UB40
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Platinum record

12

BROTHERS IN ARMS

Dire Straits

10

Last week

69

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits
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13

STANDING ON A BEACH

The Cure

14

Last week

10

Weeks

WEA

Standing On A Beach by The Cure
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Platinum record

14

REVENGE

Eurythmics

7

Last week

11

Weeks

RCA

Revenge by Eurythmics
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15

GRACELAND

Paul Simon

19

Last week

3

Weeks

Get

WEA

Graceland by Paul Simon
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16

THE BLUES BROTHERS OST

Various

17

Last week

12

Weeks

WEA

The Blues Brothers OST by Various
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17

SO

Peter Gabriel

16

Last week

17

Weeks

VIRGIN

So by Peter Gabriel
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18

PRIMITIVE LOVE

Miami Sound Machine

13

Last week

10

Weeks

CBS

Primitive Love by Miami Sound Machine
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19

PICTURE BOOK

Simply Red

15

Last week

27

Weeks

WEA

Picture Book by Simply Red
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Platinum record

20

WHITNEY HOUSTON

Whitney Houston

18

Last week

64

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Whitney Houston by Whitney Houston
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21

REBEL MUSIC

Bob Marley

1

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Rebel Music by Bob Marley
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22

BACK IN THE HIGH LIFE

Steve Winwood

1

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Back In The High Life by Steve Winwood
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23

CONTROL

Janet Jackson

20

Last week

7

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Control by Janet Jackson
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24

LIFES RICH PAGEANT

R.E.M.

1

Weeks

CBS

Lifes Rich Pageant by R.E.M.
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25

LOVE ZONE

Billy Ocean

21

Last week

11

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Love Zone by Billy Ocean
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Platinum record

26

GENESIS

Genesis

24

Last week

87

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Genesis by Genesis
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27

NO GURU NO METHOD NO TEACHER

Van Morrison

27

Last week

6

Weeks

POLYGRAM

No Guru No Method No Teacher by Van Morrison
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28

BRING ON THE NIGHT

Sting

23

Last week

7

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Bring On The Night by Sting
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Platinum record

29

PLEASE

Pet Shop Boys

33

Last week

26

Weeks

EMI

Please by Pet Shop Boys
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Platinum record

30

HUNTING HIGH AND LOW

A-ha

31

Last week

43

Weeks

WEA

Hunting High And Low by A-ha
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Platinum record

31

LITTLE CREATURES

Talking Heads

30

Last week

61

Weeks

EMI

Little Creatures by Talking Heads
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Platinum record

32

NO JACKET REQUIRED

Phil Collins

35

Last week

74

Weeks

WEA

No Jacket Required by Phil Collins
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Platinum record

33

LABOUR OF LOVE

UB40

28

Last week

42

Weeks

VIRGIN

Labour Of Love by UB40
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Platinum record

34

STREETLIFE

Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music

25

Last week

13

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Streetlife by Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music
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35

HIGHLIGHTS OF A DANGEROUS LIFE

Johnnys

1

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Highlights Of A Dangerous Life by Johnnys
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36

A KIND OF MAGIC

Queen

26

Last week

17

Weeks

EMI

A Kind Of Magic by Queen
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Platinum record

37

TIME PIECES

Eric Clapton

32

Last week

5

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Time Pieces by Eric Clapton
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38

INTO THE LIGHT

Chris De Burgh

1

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Into The Light by Chris De Burgh
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39

IN VISIBLE SILENCE

Art of Noise

39

Last week

7

Weeks

FESTIVAL

In Visible Silence by Art of Noise
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40

EYE OF THE ZOMBIE

John Fogerty

34

Last week

3

Weeks

WEA

Eye Of The Zombie by John Fogerty
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Platinum record

41

STOP MAKING SENSE

Talking Heads

40

Last week

78

Weeks

EMI

Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads
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42

THE BRIDGE

Billy Joel

36

Last week

9

Weeks

CBS

The Bridge by Billy Joel
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43

TOTAL CONTRAST

Total Contrast

23

Last week

3

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Total Contrast by Total Contrast
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Platinum record

44

ONCE UPON A TIME

Simple Minds

47

Last week

19

Weeks

VIRGIN

Once Upon A Time by Simple Minds
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45

ROD STEWART

Rod Stewart

1

Weeks

WEA

Rod Stewart by Rod Stewart
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46

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

Icehouse

42

Last week

23

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Measure For Measure by Icehouse
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47

SLEIGHT OF HAND

Joan Armatrading

47

Last week

3

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Sleight Of Hand by Joan Armatrading
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48

BANGS AND CRASHES

Go West

41

Last week

7

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Bangs And Crashes by Go West
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49

POOLSIDE

Nu Shooz

37

Last week

11

Weeks

WEA

Poolside by Nu Shooz
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50

THE QUEEN IS DEAD

The Smiths

45

Last week

9

Weeks

CBS

The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
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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