Official Top 40 Albums

The 40 best-selling and most-streamed albums

1

MAGGIE

Foster & Allen

12

Last week

7

Weeks

RCA

Maggie by Foster & Allen
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2

UNDER A BLOOD RED SKY

U2

1

Last week

2

Weeks

ISLAND/POLYGRAM

Under A Blood Red Sky by U2
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3

TOO LOW FOR ZERO

Elton John

3

Last week

35

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Too Low For Zero by Elton John
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Platinum record

4

SPEAKING IN TONGUES

Talking Heads

5

Last week

34

Weeks

WEA

Speaking In Tongues by Talking Heads
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5

SPARKLE IN THE RAIN

Simple Minds

2

Last week

6

Weeks

VIRGIN

Sparkle In The Rain by Simple Minds
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6

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Midnight Oil

7

Last week

19

Weeks

CBS

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 by Midnight Oil
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Platinum record

7

TOUCH

Eurythmics

4

Last week

8

Weeks

RCA

Touch by Eurythmics
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Platinum record

8

EYES THAT SEE IN THE DARK

Kenny Rogers

11

Last week

11

Weeks

RCA

Eyes That See In The Dark by Kenny Rogers
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9

RON GOODWIN CONDUCTS THE NZSO

Ron Goodwin / NZSO

13

Last week

4

Weeks

EMI

Ron Goodwin Conducts The Nzso by Ron Goodwin / NZSO
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10

ROCK 'N SOUL PT 1: GREATEST HITS

Daryl Hall & John Oates

6

Last week

6

Weeks

RCA

Rock 'N Soul Pt 1:  Greatest Hits by Daryl Hall & John Oates
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Platinum record

11

THRILLER

Michael Jackson

9

Last week

54

Weeks

Get

CBS

Thriller by Michael Jackson
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Platinum record

12

AN INNOCENT MAN

Billy Joel

8

Last week

22

Weeks

CBS

An Innocent Man by Billy Joel
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Platinum record

13

SYNCHRONICITY

The Police

19

Last week

27

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Synchronicity by The Police
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14

CONFLICTING EMOTIONS

Split Enz

21

Last week

7

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Conflicting Emotions by Split Enz
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15

NO PARLEZ

Paul Young

15

Last week

21

Weeks

CBS

No Parlez by Paul Young
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Platinum record

16

LIVE FROM EARTH

Pat Benatar

14

Last week

11

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Live From Earth by Pat Benatar
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Platinum record

17

COLOUR BY NUMBERS

Culture Club

18

Last week

11

Weeks

VIRGIN

Colour By Numbers by Culture Club
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18

FROM PARIS WITH LOVE

Richard Clayderman

10

Last week

4

Weeks

WEA

From Paris With Love by Richard Clayderman
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19

PRAYERS BE ANSWERED

Dance Exponents

20

Last week

9

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Prayers Be Answered by Dance Exponents
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Platinum record

20

WAR

U2

22

Last week

40

Weeks

FESTIVAL

War by U2
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21

THE CROSSING

Big Country

17

Last week

13

Weeks

POLYGRAM

The Crossing by Big Country
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Platinum record

22

BILLY IDOL

Billy Idol

23

Last week

30

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Billy Idol by Billy Idol
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23

CAN'T SLOW DOWN

Lionel Richie

24

Last week

9

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Can't Slow Down by Lionel Richie
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24

GENESIS

Genesis

26

Last week

13

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Genesis by Genesis
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25

90125

Yes

31

Last week

6

Weeks

WEA

90125 by Yes
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Platinum record

26

PRINCIPLE OF MOMENTS

Robert Plant

29

Last week

25

Weeks

WEA

Principle Of Moments by Robert Plant
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27

ELIMINATOR

ZZ Top

27

Last week

28

Weeks

WEA

Eliminator by ZZ Top
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28

KENNY ROGERS - GREATEST HITS VOL 2

Kenny Rogers & The First Edition

1

Weeks

EMI

Kenny Rogers - Greatest Hits Vol 2 by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
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29

WORKING WITH FIRE AND STEEL

China Crisis

36

Last week

6

Weeks

VIRGIN

Working With Fire And Steel by China Crisis
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30

THE SUPERIOR SOUND OF ELTON JOHN (1970-1975)

Elton John

1

Weeks

FESTIVAL

The Superior Sound Of Elton John (1970-1975) by Elton John
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31

NO PARKING ON THE DANCE FLOOR

Midnight Star

42

Last week

5

Weeks

WEA

No Parking On The Dance Floor by Midnight Star
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32

PHALANX

Australian Crawl

1

Weeks

EMI

Phalanx by Australian Crawl
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33

LABOUR OF LOVE

UB40

41

Last week

14

Weeks

VIRGIN

Labour Of Love by UB40
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34

SOUL MINING

The The

16

Last week

3

Weeks

CBS

Soul Mining by The The
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35

TRACK RECORD

Joan Armatrading

28

Last week

8

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Track Record by Joan Armatrading
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36

NEW ORDER MINI ALBUM

New Order

1

Weeks

EMI

New Order Mini Album by New Order
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37

MILK AND HONEY

John Lennon

34

Last week

2

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Milk And Honey by John Lennon
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Platinum record

38

SEVEN AND THE RAGGED TIGER

Duran Duran

40

Last week

8

Weeks

EMI

Seven And The Ragged Tiger by Duran Duran
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39

BEST OF THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT

The Alan Parsons Project

25

Last week

8

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Best Of The Alan Parsons Project by The Alan Parsons Project
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40

INFIDELS

Bob Dylan

30

Last week

11

Weeks

CBS

Infidels by Bob Dylan
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Platinum record

41

LET'S DANCE

David Bowie

37

Last week

41

Weeks

EMI

Let's Dance by David Bowie
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Platinum record

42

AIR SUPPLY GREATEST HITS

Air Supply

33

Last week

17

Weeks

WEA

Air Supply Greatest Hits by Air Supply
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43

LEARNING TO CRAWL

The Pretenders

45

Last week

7

Weeks

WEA

Learning To Crawl by The Pretenders
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44

LIKE GANGBUSTERS

Joboxers

38

Last week

3

Weeks

RCA

Like Gangbusters by Joboxers
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45

ZIGGY STARDUST SOUNDTRACK

David Bowie

39

Last week

2

Weeks

RCA

Ziggy Stardust Soundtrack by David Bowie
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46

TEXAS FLOOD

Stevie Ray Vaughan

32

Last week

8

Weeks

CBS

Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan
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Platinum record

47

SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS

Eurythmics

44

Last week

33

Weeks

RCA

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This by Eurythmics
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48

1984

Van Halen

46

Last week

6

Weeks

WEA

1984 by Van Halen
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49

MADONNA

Madonna

1

Weeks

WEA

Madonna by Madonna
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50

BEAUTY STAB

ABC

47

Last week

4

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Beauty Stab by ABC
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Official Top 10 Compilation Albums
The 10 best-selling compilations albums

1

STREET MUSIC

Various

1

Weeks

CBS

Street Music by Various
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2

HEAVY

Various

1

Weeks

K-TEL

Heavy by Various
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3

SUMMER GOLD

Various

1

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Summer Gold by Various
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4

THIS ARE TWO TONE

Various

1

Weeks

FESTIVAL

This Are Two Tone by Various
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5

PARTY TAPE

Various

1

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Party Tape by Various
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