Official Top 40 Albums

The 40 best-selling and most-streamed albums

Platinum record

1

MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT

Gheorghe Zamfir

2

Last week

6

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Music By Candlelight by Gheorghe Zamfir
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Platinum record

2

DAMN THE TORPEDOS

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

1

Last week

18

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Damn The Torpedos by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
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3

PRETENDERS

Pretenders

3

Last week

7

Weeks

WEA

Pretenders by Pretenders
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4

THE JAMES GALWAY COLLECTION

James Galway

9

Last week

7

Weeks

RCA

The James Galway Collection by James Galway
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Platinum record

5

TRUE COLOURS

Split Enz

5

Last week

12

Weeks

POLYGRAM

True Colours by Split Enz
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Platinum record

6

THE WALL

Pink Floyd

4

Last week

18

Weeks

CBS

The Wall by Pink Floyd
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7

20 GOLDEN GREATS

Vera Lynn

1

Weeks

EMI

20 Golden Greats by Vera Lynn
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8

THE IMMORTAL JIM REEVES

Jim Reeves

16

Last week

2

Weeks

RCA

The Immortal Jim Reeves by Jim Reeves
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Platinum record

9

GLASS HOUSES

Billy Joel

6

Last week

5

Weeks

CBS

Glass Houses by Billy Joel
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10

MIDDLE MAN

Boz Scaggs

21

Last week

2

Weeks

CBS

Middle Man by Boz Scaggs
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11

JAMES LAST LIVE IN LONDON

James Last

14

Last week

8

Weeks

POLYGRAM

James Last Live In London by James Last
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12

THE B-52'S

The B-52's

10

Last week

18

Weeks

WEA

The B-52's by The B-52's
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Platinum record

13

OFF THE WALL

Michael Jackson

8

Last week

26

Weeks

CBS

Off The Wall by Michael Jackson
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Platinum record

14

THE LONG RUN

The Eagles

11

Last week

28

Weeks

WEA

The Long Run by The Eagles
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15

BOP TILL YOU DROP

Ry Cooder

20

Last week

31

Weeks

WEA

Bop Till You Drop by Ry Cooder
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16

REGATTA DE BLANC

The Police

17

Last week

18

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Regatta De Blanc by The Police
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17

GREATEST HITS

K.C. & The Sunshine Band

7

Last week

7

Weeks

CBS

Greatest Hits by K.C. & The Sunshine Band
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18

TEARS

The Crocodiles

18

Last week

3

Weeks

RCA

Tears by The Crocodiles
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19

LIVE RUST

Neil Young And Crazy Horse

15

Last week

20

Weeks

WEA

Live Rust by Neil Young And Crazy Horse
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20

GRAFFITI CRIMES

Mi Sex

27

Last week

35

Weeks

CBS

Graffiti Crimes by Mi Sex
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Platinum record

21

TUSK

Fleetwood Mac

13

Last week

27

Weeks

WEA

Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
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22

LONDON CALLING

The Clash

19

Last week

10

Weeks

CBS

London Calling by The Clash
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23

THE MOTELS

The Motels

1

Weeks

EMI

The Motels by The Motels
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24

EAT TO THE BEAT

Blondie

31

Last week

22

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Eat To The Beat by Blondie
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25

DRUMS AND WIRES

XTC

32

Last week

27

Weeks

RTC

Drums And Wires by XTC
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26

SHARON O'NEILL

Sharon O'Neill

26

Last week

11

Weeks

CBS

Sharon O'neill by Sharon O'Neill
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27

AGAINST THE WIND

Bob Seger

12

Last week

8

Weeks

EMI

Against The Wind by Bob Seger
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28

MAKE YOUR MOVE

Captain & Tennille

28

Last week

8

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Make Your Move by Captain & Tennille
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29

THE SPECIALS

The Specials

29

Last week

10

Weeks

FESTIVAL

The Specials by The Specials
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30

THE ROSE SOUNDTRACK

Bette Midler

23

Last week

9

Weeks

WEA

The Rose Soundtrack by Bette Midler
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31

OFFICIAL BOOTLEG ALBUM

The Blues Band

24

Last week

4

Weeks

EMI

Official Bootleg Album by The Blues Band
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32

RUST NEVER SLEEPS

Neil Young And Crazy Horse

30

Last week

41

Weeks

WEA

Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young And Crazy Horse
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33

IN THE SKIES

Peter Green

25

Last week

8

Weeks

RCA

In The Skies by Peter Green
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34

SETTING SONS

The Jam

35

Last week

9

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Setting Sons by The Jam
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Platinum record

35

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Pink Floyd

41

Last week

199

Weeks

Get

CAPITOL/EMI

Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
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Platinum record

36

THE CARS

The Cars

36

Last week

77

Weeks

WEA

The Cars by The Cars
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37

WHERE THERE'S SMOKE

Smokey Robinson

22

Last week

4

Weeks

EMI

Where There's Smoke by Smokey Robinson
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Platinum record

38

BEST OF KENNY ROGERS

Kenny Rogers

37

Last week

24

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Best Of Kenny Rogers by Kenny Rogers
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Platinum record

39

GREATEST HITS VOL 1 & II

Donna Summer

34

Last week

21

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Greatest Hits Vol 1 & Ii by Donna Summer
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40

1980, THE CHOICE IS YOURS

The Members

1

Weeks

RTC

1980, The Choice Is Yours by The Members
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41

OUTLANDOS D'AMOUR

The Police

37

Last week

24

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Outlandos D'amour by The Police
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Platinum record

42

BREAKFAST IN AMERICA

Supertramp

39

Last week

52

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Breakfast In America by Supertramp
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43

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA - GREATEST HITS

Electric Light Orchestra

49

Last week

18

Weeks

CBS

Electric Light Orchestra - Greatest Hits by Electric Light Orchestra
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Platinum record

44

RUMOURS

Fleetwood Mac

38

Last week

96

Weeks

Get

WEA

Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
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45

GET HAPPY

Elvis Costello

40

Last week

7

Weeks

WEA

Get Happy by Elvis Costello
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46

BAD LUCK STREAK IN DANCING SCHOOL

Warren Zevon

1

Weeks

WEA

Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School by Warren Zevon
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47

THE FLYING LIZARDS

The Flying Lizards

33

Last week

5

Weeks

RTC

The Flying Lizards by The Flying Lizards
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48

C.B BOOTLEG

Citizen Band

1

Weeks

CBS

C.B Bootleg by Citizen Band
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49

FRENZY

Split Enz

49

Last week

26

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Frenzy by Split Enz
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50

GREATEST HITS

Charley Pride

46

Last week

2

Weeks

RCA

Greatest Hits by Charley Pride
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Official Top 10 Compilation Albums
The 10 best-selling compilations albums

1

SOLID GOLD VOL 26

Various

2

Last week

2

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Solid Gold Vol 26 by Various
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2

PLATINUM PLUS

Various

1

Last week

2

Weeks

FESTIVAL/RTC

Platinum Plus by Various
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3

LISTEN EASY

Various

5

Last week

2

Weeks

MW

Listen Easy by Various
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4

REMEMBRANCE

Various

1

Weeks

K-TEL

Remembrance by Various
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5

20 COUNTRY CLASSICS

Various

3

Last week

2

Weeks

EMI

20 Country Classics by Various
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