Official Top 40 Albums

The 40 best-selling and most-streamed albums

Platinum record

1

DARE

The Human League

1

Last week

23

Weeks

RTC

Dare by The Human League
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2

RIO

Duran Duran

1

Weeks

EMI

Rio by Duran Duran
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Platinum record

3

BUSINESS AS USUAL

Men at Work

2

Last week

18

Weeks

CBS

Business As Usual by Men at Work
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4

LUXURY LENGTH

Blam Blam Blam

8

Last week

2

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Luxury Length by Blam Blam Blam
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5

TIME AND TIDE

Split Enz

3

Last week

7

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Time And Tide by Split Enz
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6

JUMP UP

Elton John

11

Last week

12

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Jump Up by Elton John
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Platinum record

7

DURAN DURAN

Duran Duran

6

Last week

25

Weeks

EMI

Duran Duran by Duran Duran
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8

ANOTHER CHAPTER

John Rowles

7

Last week

5

Weeks

EMI

Another Chapter by John Rowles
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9

CHARIOTS OF FIRE

Vangelis

12

Last week

18

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Chariots Of Fire by Vangelis
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10

BIG SCIENCE

Laurie Anderson

1

Weeks

WEA

Big Science by Laurie Anderson
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Platinum record

11

REVERIES

Richard Clayderman

10

Last week

60

Weeks

WEA

Reveries by Richard Clayderman
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12

TUG OF WAR

Paul McCartney

4

Last week

4

Weeks

EMI

Tug Of War by Paul McCartney
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13

SOMETHING SPECIAL

Kool & The Gang

13

Last week

2

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Something Special by Kool & The Gang
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14

HOT SPACE

Queen

5

Last week

4

Weeks

WEA

Hot Space by Queen
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15

THE CHURCH

The Church

17

Last week

3

Weeks

CBS

The Church by The Church
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16

COOL BANANAS

D.D. Smash

9

Last week

8

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Cool Bananas by D.D. Smash
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17

ALL FOUR ONE

The Motels

24

Last week

5

Weeks

EMI

All Four One by The Motels
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18

THE GIFT

Jam

15

Last week

5

Weeks

POLYGRAM

The Gift by Jam
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19

GRASSHOPPER

JJ Cale

22

Last week

4

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Grasshopper by JJ Cale
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20

FREEZE FRAME

J Geils Band

21

Last week

14

Weeks

EMI

Freeze Frame by J Geils Band
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21

TOM TOM CLUB

Tom Tom Club

18

Last week

3

Weeks

WEA

Tom Tom Club by Tom Tom Club
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Platinum record

22

TATTOO YOU

Rolling Stones

25

Last week

36

Weeks

EMI

Tattoo You by Rolling Stones
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23

PELICAN WEST

Haircut 100

14

Last week

6

Weeks

EMI

Pelican West by Haircut 100
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Platinum record

24

GHOST IN THE MACHINE

The Police

19

Last week

22

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Ghost In The Machine by The Police
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25

CLAYDERMAN IN CONCERT

Richard Clayderman

23

Last week

20

Weeks

WEA

Clayderman In Concert by Richard Clayderman
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26

NUMBER OF THE BEAST

Iron Maiden

28

Last week

6

Weeks

EMI

Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden
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27

STEVIE WONDER'S ORIGINAL MUSIQUARIUM

Stevie Wonder

1

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium by Stevie Wonder
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Platinum record

28

HOOKED ON CLASSICS

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

32

Last week

31

Weeks

K-TEL

Hooked On Classics by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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29

THE FUN BOY THREE

The Fun Boy Three

20

Last week

3

Weeks

FESTIVAL

The Fun Boy Three by The Fun Boy Three
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Platinum record

30

ANNE MURRAY'S GREATEST HITS VOL 2

Anne Murray

16

Last week

7

Weeks

EMI

Anne Murray's Greatest Hits Vol 2 by Anne Murray
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31

THE HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY - PART 1

Various

37

Last week

2

Weeks

RCA

The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy - Part 1 by Various
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32

HOOKED ON SWING

Bob James

36

Last week

20

Weeks

K-TEL

Hooked On Swing by Bob James
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33

PRETENDERS II

Pretenders

33

Last week

17

Weeks

WEA

Pretenders Ii by Pretenders
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34

CIRCUS ANIMALS

Cold Chisel

31

Last week

10

Weeks

WEA

Circus Animals by Cold Chisel
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Platinum record

35

GREATEST HITS: REMASTERED

Queen

42

Last week

27

Weeks

EMI

Greatest Hits:  Remastered by Queen
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36

BREAKIN' AWAY

Al Jarreau

38

Last week

4

Weeks

WEA

Breakin' Away by Al Jarreau
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Platinum record

37

MAKING MOVIES

Dire Straits

29

Last week

72

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Making Movies by Dire Straits
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38

SECRET COMBINATION

Randy Crawford

40

Last week

10

Weeks

WEA

Secret Combination by Randy Crawford
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39

CAT STEVENS GREATEST HITS VOL 2

Cat Stevens

1

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Cat Stevens Greatest Hits Vol 2 by Cat Stevens
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40

NIGHTCLUBBING

Grace Jones

27

Last week

37

Weeks

ISLAND/POLYGRAM

Nightclubbing by Grace Jones
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41

THE SLIDE AREA

Ry Cooder

1

Weeks

WEA

The Slide Area by Ry Cooder
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42

FAIR WEATHER FRIENDS

Brendan Dugan and Jodi Vaughan

35

Last week

5

Weeks

CBS

Fair Weather Friends by Brendan Dugan and Jodi Vaughan
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43

SINGLES ALBUM

Siouxsie & The Banshees

30

Last week

3

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Singles Album by Siouxsie & The Banshees
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44

DIVER DOWN

Van Halen

48

Last week

5

Weeks

WEA

Diver Down by Van Halen
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45

RONDO POUR UN ENFANT

Richard Clayderman

47

Last week

7

Weeks

WEA

Rondo Pour Un Enfant by Richard Clayderman
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46

LONG DISTANCE VOYAGER

The Moody Blues

49

Last week

29

Weeks

EMI

Long Distance Voyager by The Moody Blues
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47

SPEAK AND SPELL

Depeche Mode

45

Last week

2

Weeks

RCA

Speak And Spell by Depeche Mode
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Platinum record

48

GEORGE BENSON COLLECTION

George Benson

46

Last week

26

Weeks

WEA

George Benson Collection by George Benson
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49

NON-STOP EROTIC CABERET

Soft Cell

43

Last week

11

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Non-Stop Erotic Caberet by Soft Cell
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50

PHYSICAL

Olivia Newton-John

45

Last week

14

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Physical by Olivia Newton-John
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Official Top 10 Compilation Albums
The 10 best-selling compilations albums

1

THEMES & DREAMS

Various

1

Last week

3

Weeks

MW

Themes & Dreams by Various
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2

SOLID GOLD VOL 32

Various

2

Last week

6

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Solid Gold Vol 32 by Various
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3

PLATINUM PLUS VOL V

Various

3

Last week

8

Weeks

CBS

Platinum Plus Vol V by Various
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4

DUNEDIN DOUBLE 12 INCH

Various

4

Last week

3

Weeks

Flying Nun

Dunedin Double 12 Inch by Various
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5

MORE HITS & MYTHS

Various

5

Last week

3

Weeks

CBS

More Hits & Myths by Various
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