Official Top 40 Albums

The 40 best-selling and most-streamed albums

1

SYNCHRONICITY

The Police

3

Last week

4

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Synchronicity by The Police
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2

FANTASTIC

Wham

4

Last week

3

Weeks

CBS

Fantastic by Wham
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3

ESCAPADE

Tim Finn

1

Last week

3

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Escapade by Tim Finn
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4

FLASHDANCE OST

Various

5

Last week

3

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Flashdance OST by Various
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5

SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS

Eurythmics

2

Last week

10

Weeks

RCA

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This by Eurythmics
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6

TRUE

Spandau Ballet

7

Last week

14

Weeks

FESTIVAL

TRUE by Spandau Ballet
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Platinum record

7

LET'S DANCE

David Bowie

6

Last week

18

Weeks

EMI

Let's Dance by David Bowie
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8

1999

Prince

9

Last week

11

Weeks

WEA

1999 by Prince
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Platinum record

9

THRILLER

Michael Jackson

8

Last week

31

Weeks

Get

CBS

Thriller by Michael Jackson
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10

FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF NIGHT

Bonnie Tyler

10

Last week

8

Weeks

CBS

Faster Than The Speed Of Night by Bonnie Tyler
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11

CONFRONTATION

Bob Marley and the Wailers

12

Last week

5

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Confrontation by Bob Marley and the Wailers
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12

INARTICULATE SPEECH OF THE HEART

Van Morrison

15

Last week

12

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart by Van Morrison
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13

THE LUXURY GAP

Heaven 17

11

Last week

4

Weeks

RTC

The Luxury Gap by Heaven 17
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14

TOO LOW FOR ZERO

Elton John

18

Last week

12

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Too Low For Zero by Elton John
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15

JANE FONDA'S WORKOUT RECORD

Jane Fonda

22

Last week

11

Weeks

CBS

Jane Fonda's Workout Record by Jane Fonda
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16

SPEAKING IN TONGUES

Talking Heads

14

Last week

11

Weeks

WEA

Speaking In Tongues by Talking Heads
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17

LISTEN

A Flock of Seagulls

17

Last week

5

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Listen by A Flock of Seagulls
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18

BILLY IDOL

Billy Idol

20

Last week

7

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Billy Idol by Billy Idol
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19

QUICK STEP AND SIDE KICK

Thompson Twins

19

Last week

17

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Quick Step And Side Kick by Thompson Twins
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20

THE WALK

The Cure

25

Last week

3

Weeks

WEA

The Walk by The Cure
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21

WAR

U2

21

Last week

17

Weeks

FESTIVAL

War by U2
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22

THE KEY

Joan Armatrading

23

Last week

16

Weeks

FESTIVAL

The Key by Joan Armatrading
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23

SECRET MESSAGES

Electric Light Orchestra

16

Last week

5

Weeks

CBS

Secret Messages by Electric Light Orchestra
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24

DUCK ROCK

Malcolm McLaren

30

Last week

6

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Duck Rock by Malcolm McLaren
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25

CRISES

Mike Oldfield

29

Last week

5

Weeks

RTC

Crises by Mike Oldfield
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Platinum record

26

CARGO

Men at Work

24

Last week

18

Weeks

CBS

Cargo by Men at Work
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27

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Sharon O'Neill

28

Last week

15

Weeks

CBS

Foreign Affairs by Sharon O'Neill
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28

REACH THE BEACH

The Fixx

33

Last week

2

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Reach The Beach by The Fixx
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29

PRINCE TUI TEKA - LIVE

Prince Tui Teka

13

Last week

5

Weeks

RCA

Prince Tui Teka - Live by Prince Tui Teka
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30

BODY WISHES

Rod Stewart

26

Last week

11

Weeks

WEA

Body Wishes by Rod Stewart
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31

POWER, CORRUPTION AND LIES

New Order

27

Last week

11

Weeks

EMI

Power, Corruption And Lies by New Order
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32

IN YOUR EYES

George Benson

40

Last week

12

Weeks

WEA

In Your Eyes by George Benson
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33

CLOSE TO THE BONE

Tom Tom Club

31

Last week

2

Weeks

WEA

Close To The Bone by Tom Tom Club
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34

BITE

Altered Images

1

Weeks

CBS

Bite by Altered Images
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35

PRINCIPLE OF MOMENTS

Robert Plant

39

Last week

2

Weeks

WEA

Principle Of Moments by Robert Plant
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Platinum record

36

NIGHTCLUBBING

Grace Jones

48

Last week

73

Weeks

ISLAND/POLYGRAM

Nightclubbing by Grace Jones
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Platinum record

37

LOVE OVER GOLD

Dire Straits

38

Last week

44

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Love Over Gold by Dire Straits
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Platinum record

38

RIO

Duran Duran

47

Last week

55

Weeks

EMI

Rio by Duran Duran
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Platinum record

39

COOL BANANAS

D.D. Smash

35

Last week

24

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Cool Bananas by D.D. Smash
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40

LOCAL HERO OST

Mark Knopfler

38

Last week

4

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Local Hero OST by Mark Knopfler
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41

LIONEL RICHIE

Lionel Richie

36

Last week

31

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Lionel Richie by Lionel Richie
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Platinum record

42

LIVING MY LIFE

Grace Jones

42

Last week

30

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Living My Life by Grace Jones
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43

GABRIEL PLAYS LIVE

Peter Gabriel

44

Last week

4

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Gabriel Plays Live by Peter Gabriel
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Platinum record

44

BUSINESS AS USUAL

Men at Work

42

Last week

74

Weeks

CBS

Business As Usual by Men at Work
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45

THE NET

Little River Band

37

Last week

7

Weeks

EMI

The Net by Little River Band
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46

LIVE AT MAINSTREET

Dance Exponents / Legionnaires

32

Last week

9

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Live At Mainstreet by Dance Exponents / Legionnaires
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47

THE WILD HEART

Stevie Nicks

50

Last week

9

Weeks

WEA

The Wild Heart by Stevie Nicks
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48

KISSING TO BE CLEVER

Culture Club

46

Last week

19

Weeks

RTC

Kissing To Be Clever by Culture Club
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49

SEANCE

The Church

35

Last week

3

Weeks

EMI

Seance by The Church
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50

BURNING BRIDGES

Naked Eyes

1

Weeks

EMI

Burning Bridges by Naked Eyes
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Official Top 10 Compilation Albums
The 10 best-selling compilations albums

1

TRAC MAN THE HIT ALBUM

Various

1

Weeks

CBS

Trac Man The Hit Album by Various
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2

SOLID GOLD VOL 36

Various

1

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Solid Gold Vol 36 by Various
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3

RCA / RTR SELECTION

Various

1

Weeks

RCA

Rca / Rtr Selection by Various
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4

MORE FAVOURITE BALLADS

Various

1

Weeks

EMI

More Favourite Ballads by Various
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5

PILLOWS & PRAYERS

Various

2

Weeks

MW

Pillows & Prayers by Various
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15,000 sales/stream equivalent for singles and 7,500 for albums
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