Official Top 40 Albums

The 40 best-selling and most-streamed albums

Platinum record

1

WAIATA

Split Enz

1

Last week

3

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Waiata by Split Enz
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2

CLASSICS BY CANDLELIGHT

Gheorghe Zamfir

3

Last week

13

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Classics By Candlelight by Gheorghe Zamfir
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3

REVERIES

Richard Clayderman

5

Last week

7

Weeks

WEA

Reveries by Richard Clayderman
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Platinum record

4

BALLADS

The Beatles

2

Last week

4

Weeks

EMI

Ballads by The Beatles
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Platinum record

5

MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT

Gheorghe Zamfir

12

Last week

53

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Music By Candlelight by Gheorghe Zamfir
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Platinum record

6

MAKING MOVIES

Dire Straits

4

Last week

19

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Making Movies by Dire Straits
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7

FACE VALUE

Phil Collins

7

Last week

6

Weeks

WEA

Face Value by Phil Collins
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8

SOUND AFFECTS

Jam

6

Last week

3

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Sound Affects by Jam
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Platinum record

9

HOTTER THAN JULY

Stevie Wonder

9

Last week

21

Weeks

EMI

Hotter Than July by Stevie Wonder
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10

ARC OF A DIVER

Steve Winwood

8

Last week

4

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Arc Of A Diver by Steve Winwood
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Platinum record

11

FLESH AND BLOOD

Roxy Music

10

Last week

34

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Flesh And Blood by Roxy Music
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Platinum record

12

TRUE COLOURS

Split Enz

14

Last week

59

Weeks

POLYGRAM

True Colours by Split Enz
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Platinum record

13

DOUBLE FANTASY

John Lennon & Yoko Ono

11

Last week

20

Weeks

WEA

Double Fantasy by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
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14

AMIGO

Black Slate

18

Last week

2

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Amigo by Black Slate
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15

KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER

Adam and the Ants

13

Last week

11

Weeks

CBS

Kings Of The Wild Frontier by Adam and the Ants
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16

FLOWERS

Icehouse

16

Last week

11

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Flowers by Icehouse
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17

FREEDOM OF CHOICE

Devo

15

Last week

42

Weeks

WEA

Freedom Of Choice by Devo
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18

MAKING WAVES

The Nolans

20

Last week

10

Weeks

CBS

Making Waves by The Nolans
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19

SEVENTEEN SECONDS

The Cure

28

Last week

38

Weeks

CBS

Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
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Platinum record

20

GREATEST HITS

Dr Hook

21

Last week

10

Weeks

EMI

Greatest Hits by Dr Hook
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Platinum record

21

GREATEST HITS

Anne Murray

24

Last week

15

Weeks

EMI

Greatest Hits by Anne Murray
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Platinum record

22

DIRE STRAITS

Dire Straits

31

Last week

56

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Dire Straits by Dire Straits
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23

TRUST

Elvis Costello & The Attractions

17

Last week

2

Weeks

WEA

Trust by Elvis Costello & The Attractions
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24

GUITAR MAN

Elvis Presley

1

Weeks

RCA

Guitar Man by Elvis Presley
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25

AUTOAMERICAN

Blondie

22

Last week

16

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Autoamerican by Blondie
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Platinum record

26

ZENYATTA MONDATTA

The Police

23

Last week

20

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Zenyatta Mondatta by The Police
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27

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Pink Floyd

26

Last week

243

Weeks

Get

CAPITOL/EMI

Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
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28

DAVE MCARTNEY AND THE PINK FLAMINGOS

Dave McArtney & The Pink Flamingos

27

Last week

13

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Dave McArtney And The Pink Flamingos by Dave McArtney & The Pink Flamingos
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29

GAUCHO

Steely Dan

32

Last week

18

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Gaucho by Steely Dan
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Platinum record

30

GUILTY

Barbra Streisand

33

Last week

24

Weeks

CBS

Guilty by Barbra Streisand
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31

BLACK UHURU

Black Uhuru

45

Last week

3

Weeks

RTC

Black Uhuru by Black Uhuru
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32

ORGANISATION

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

38

Last week

8

Weeks

RTC

Organisation by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
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33

SCARY MONSTERS

David Bowie

37

Last week

30

Weeks

RCA

Scary Monsters by David Bowie
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Platinum record

34

BROKEN ENGLISH

Marianne Faithful

41

Last week

30

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Broken English by Marianne Faithful
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35

THE TURN OF A FRIENDLY CARD

The Alan Parsons Project

34

Last week

18

Weeks

EMI

The Turn Of A Friendly Card by The Alan Parsons Project
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36

PARADISE THEATRE

Styx

30

Last week

5

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Paradise Theatre by Styx
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37

MY LIFE IN THE BUSH OF GHOSTS

David Byrne & Brian Eno

19

Last week

5

Weeks

WEA

My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts by David Byrne & Brian Eno
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38

CHRISTOPHER CROSS

Christopher Cross

42

Last week

23

Weeks

WEA

Christopher Cross by Christopher Cross
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39

DAD LOVES HIS WORK

James Taylor

29

Last week

2

Weeks

CBS

Dad Loves His Work by James Taylor
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40

CHAMELEON

David Bowie

47

Last week

17

Weeks

RCA

Chameleon by David Bowie
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41

BILL HALEY 1927 - 1981

Bill Haley & The Comets

39

Last week

2

Weeks

K-TEL

Bill Haley 1927 - 1981 by Bill Haley & The Comets
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42

SUDDEN EXPOSURE

The Knobz

25

Last week

4

Weeks

WARNER

Sudden Exposure by The Knobz
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Platinum record

43

GIVE ME THE NIGHT

George Benson

47

Last week

37

Weeks

WEA

Give Me The Night by George Benson
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44

CRIMES OF PASSION

Pat Benatar

36

Last week

23

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Crimes Of Passion by Pat Benatar
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Platinum record

45

UPRISING

Bob Marley and the Wailers

46

Last week

27

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Uprising by Bob Marley and the Wailers
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46

VIENNA

Ultravox

35

Last week

14

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Vienna by Ultravox
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Platinum record

47

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

Pat Benatar

42

Last week

44

Weeks

FESTIVAL

In The Heat Of The Night by Pat Benatar
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48

THE JAZZ SINGER

Neil Diamond

43

Last week

5

Weeks

EMI

The Jazz Singer by Neil Diamond
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49

GREATEST HITS

Waylon Jennings

44

Last week

11

Weeks

RCA

Greatest Hits by Waylon Jennings
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50

SEARCHING FOR THE YOUNG SOUL REBELS

Dexy's Midnight Runners

49

Last week

13

Weeks

EMI

Searching For The Young Soul Rebels by Dexy's Midnight Runners
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Official Top 10 Compilation Albums
The 10 best-selling compilations albums

1

CLASS OF 81

Various

2

Last week

7

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Class Of 81 by Various
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2

BEAUTIFUL MUSIC

Various

3

Last week

29

Weeks

EMI

Beautiful Music by Various
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3

GOLDEN TREASURY OF 111 GREAT CLASSICS

Various

1

Last week

6

Weeks

M.W.

Golden Treasury Of 111 Great Classics by Various
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4

SOLID GOLD VOL 29

Various

1

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Solid Gold Vol 29 by Various
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5

NOT THE NINE O'CLOCK NEWS

Various

4

Last week

2

Weeks

EMI

Not The Nine O'Clock News 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