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

5

Weeks

EMI

True Stories by Talking Heads
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Platinum record

2

INVISIBLE TOUCH

Genesis

4

Last week

16

Weeks

VIRGIN

Invisible Touch by Genesis
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3

TRUE COLOURS

Cyndi Lauper

10

Last week

4

Weeks

CBS

True Colours by Cyndi Lauper
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4

ON THE BEACH

Chris Rea

9

Last week

9

Weeks

POLYGRAM

On The Beach by Chris Rea
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5

SOMEWHERE IN TIME

Iron Maiden

5

Last week

3

Weeks

EMI

Somewhere In Time by Iron Maiden
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Platinum record

6

TRUE BLUE

Madonna

3

Last week

16

Weeks

WEA

True Blue by Madonna
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7

REBEL MUSIC

Bob Marley

21

Last week

2

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Rebel Music by Bob Marley
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Platinum record

8

THE FINAL

Wham

2

Last week

11

Weeks

SONY

The Final by Wham
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9

RAT IN THE KITCHEN

UB40

11

Last week

8

Weeks

VIRGIN

Rat In The Kitchen by UB40
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10

DANCING ON THE CEILING

Lionel Richie

7

Last week

3

Weeks

RCA

Dancing On The Ceiling by Lionel Richie
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11

GEORGE THOROGOOD LIVE

George Thorogood

8

Last week

10

Weeks

EMI

George Thorogood Live by George Thorogood
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Platinum record

12

REVENGE

Eurythmics

14

Last week

12

Weeks

RCA

Revenge by Eurythmics
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13

TOP GUN OST

Various

6

Last week

9

Weeks

CBS

Top Gun OST by Various
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14

BIG NIGHT MUSIC

Shriekback

1

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Big Night Music by Shriekback
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15

BACK IN THE HIGH LIFE

Steve Winwood

22

Last week

2

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Back In The High Life by Steve Winwood
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Platinum record

16

BROTHERS IN ARMS

Dire Straits

12

Last week

70

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits
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17

GRACELAND

Paul Simon

15

Last week

4

Weeks

Get

WEA

Graceland by Paul Simon
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Platinum record

18

WHITNEY HOUSTON

Whitney Houston

20

Last week

65

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Whitney Houston by Whitney Houston
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19

SO

Peter Gabriel

17

Last week

18

Weeks

VIRGIN

So by Peter Gabriel
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20

STANDING ON A BEACH

The Cure

13

Last week

11

Weeks

WEA

Standing On A Beach by The Cure
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21

PICTURE BOOK

Simply Red

19

Last week

28

Weeks

WEA

Picture Book by Simply Red
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Platinum record

22

THE BLUES BROTHERS OST

Various

16

Last week

13

Weeks

WEA

The Blues Brothers OST by Various
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23

CONTROL

Janet Jackson

23

Last week

8

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Control by Janet Jackson
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Platinum record

24

GENESIS

Genesis

26

Last week

88

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Genesis by Genesis
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25

LOVE ZONE

Billy Ocean

25

Last week

12

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Love Zone by Billy Ocean
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26

LIFES RICH PAGEANT

R.E.M.

24

Last week

2

Weeks

CBS

Lifes Rich Pageant by R.E.M.
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27

PRIMITIVE LOVE

Miami Sound Machine

18

Last week

11

Weeks

CBS

Primitive Love by Miami Sound Machine
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Platinum record

28

PLEASE

Pet Shop Boys

29

Last week

27

Weeks

EMI

Please by Pet Shop Boys
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29

HIGHLIGHTS OF A DANGEROUS LIFE

Johnnys

35

Last week

2

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Highlights Of A Dangerous Life by Johnnys
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Platinum record

30

STREETLIFE

Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music

34

Last week

14

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Streetlife by Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music
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31

NO GURU NO METHOD NO TEACHER

Van Morrison

27

Last week

7

Weeks

POLYGRAM

No Guru No Method No Teacher by Van Morrison
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Platinum record

32

HUNTING HIGH AND LOW

A-ha

30

Last week

44

Weeks

WEA

Hunting High And Low by A-ha
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Platinum record

33

LITTLE CREATURES

Talking Heads

31

Last week

62

Weeks

EMI

Little Creatures by Talking Heads
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34

INTO THE LIGHT

Chris De Burgh

38

Last week

2

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Into The Light by Chris De Burgh
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Platinum record

35

TIME PIECES

Eric Clapton

37

Last week

6

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Time Pieces by Eric Clapton
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Platinum record

36

NO JACKET REQUIRED

Phil Collins

32

Last week

75

Weeks

WEA

No Jacket Required by Phil Collins
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37

A KIND OF MAGIC

Queen

36

Last week

18

Weeks

EMI

A Kind Of Magic by Queen
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38

EYE OF THE ZOMBIE

John Fogerty

40

Last week

4

Weeks

WEA

Eye Of The Zombie by John Fogerty
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39

IN VISIBLE SILENCE

Art of Noise

39

Last week

8

Weeks

FESTIVAL

In Visible Silence by Art of Noise
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40

BANGS AND CRASHES

Go West

48

Last week

8

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Bangs And Crashes by Go West
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Platinum record

41

LABOUR OF LOVE

UB40

33

Last week

43

Weeks

VIRGIN

Labour Of Love by UB40
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42

TRUE CONFESSIONS

Bananarama

1

Weeks

POLYGRAM

True Confessions by Bananarama
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43

BRING ON THE NIGHT

Sting

28

Last week

8

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Bring On The Night by Sting
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Platinum record

44

ONCE UPON A TIME

Simple Minds

44

Last week

20

Weeks

VIRGIN

Once Upon A Time by Simple Minds
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45

TOTAL CONTRAST

Total Contrast

43

Last week

3

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Total Contrast by Total Contrast
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46

BAND OF GYPSYS 2

Jimi Hendrix

1

Weeks

EMI

Band Of Gypsys 2 by Jimi Hendrix
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Platinum record

47

STOP MAKING SENSE

Talking Heads

41

Last week

79

Weeks

EMI

Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads
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48

THE INFINITE: THE BEST OF

Shriekback

44

Last week

6

Weeks

FS

The Infinite: The Best Of by Shriekback
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Platinum record

49

LEGEND

Bob Marley

50

Last week

25

Weeks

FMR

Legend by Bob Marley
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50

THE BRIDGE

Billy Joel

42

Last week

10

Weeks

CBS

The Bridge by Billy Joel
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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