Official Top 40 Albums

The 40 best-selling and most-streamed albums

Platinum record

1

THRILLER

Michael Jackson

1

Last week

59

Weeks

Get

CBS

Thriller by Michael Jackson
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2

UNDER A BLOOD RED SKY

U2

2

Last week

7

Weeks

ISLAND/POLYGRAM

Under A Blood Red Sky by U2
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Platinum record

3

SPEAKING IN TONGUES

Talking Heads

8

Last week

39

Weeks

WEA

Speaking In Tongues by Talking Heads
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Platinum record

4

COLOUR BY NUMBERS

Culture Club

6

Last week

16

Weeks

VIRGIN

Colour By Numbers by Culture Club
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Platinum record

5

TOUCH

Eurythmics

7

Last week

13

Weeks

RCA

Touch by Eurythmics
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6

NO PARLEZ

Paul Young

12

Last week

26

Weeks

CBS

No Parlez by Paul Young
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Platinum record

7

MAGGIE

Foster & Allen

3

Last week

12

Weeks

RCA

Maggie by Foster & Allen
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8

JAPANESE WHISPERS

The Cure

13

Last week

5

Weeks

WEA

Japanese Whispers by The Cure
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Platinum record

9

KENNY ROGERS - GREATEST HITS VOL 2

Kenny Rogers & The First Edition

5

Last week

6

Weeks

EMI

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

10

EYES THAT SEE IN THE DARK

Kenny Rogers

4

Last week

16

Weeks

RCA

Eyes That See In The Dark by Kenny Rogers
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11

THE WORKS

Queen

9

Last week

3

Weeks

EMI

The Works by Queen
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12

SPARKLE IN THE RAIN

Simple Minds

11

Last week

11

Weeks

VIRGIN

Sparkle In The Rain by Simple Minds
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13

PHALANX

Australian Crawl

18

Last week

6

Weeks

EMI

Phalanx by Australian Crawl
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Platinum record

14

BILLY IDOL

Billy Idol

20

Last week

35

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Billy Idol by Billy Idol
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15

1984

Van Halen

21

Last week

11

Weeks

WEA

1984 by Van Halen
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Platinum record

16

TOO LOW FOR ZERO

Elton John

10

Last week

40

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Too Low For Zero by Elton John
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Platinum record

17

AN INNOCENT MAN

Billy Joel

15

Last week

27

Weeks

CBS

An Innocent Man by Billy Joel
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18

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Midnight Oil

23

Last week

24

Weeks

CBS

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

19

SYNCHRONICITY

The Police

14

Last week

32

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Synchronicity by The Police
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20

FROM PARIS WITH LOVE

Richard Clayderman

19

Last week

9

Weeks

WEA

From Paris With Love by Richard Clayderman
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21

MISTER HEARTBREAK

Laurie Anderson

24

Last week

2

Weeks

WEA

Mister Heartbreak by Laurie Anderson
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22

SOUL MINING

The The

32

Last week

5

Weeks

CBS

Soul Mining by The The
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Platinum record

23

WAR

U2

16

Last week

45

Weeks

FESTIVAL

War by U2
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24

HEARTBEAT CITY

The Cars

1

Weeks

WEA

Heartbeat City by The Cars
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25

THE CROSSING

Big Country

27

Last week

18

Weeks

POLYGRAM

The Crossing by Big Country
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26

90125

Yes

38

Last week

10

Weeks

WEA

90125 by Yes
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27

CAN'T SLOW DOWN

Lionel Richie

29

Last week

14

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Can't Slow Down by Lionel Richie
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28

PRAYERS BE ANSWERED

Dance Exponents

25

Last week

14

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Prayers Be Answered by Dance Exponents
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Platinum record

29

CONFLICTING EMOTIONS

Split Enz

34

Last week

12

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Conflicting Emotions by Split Enz
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Platinum record

30

LIVE FROM EARTH

Pat Benatar

26

Last week

16

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Live From Earth by Pat Benatar
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31

GENESIS

Genesis

22

Last week

18

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Genesis by Genesis
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32

NO PARKING ON THE DANCE FLOOR

Midnight Star

35

Last week

9

Weeks

WEA

No Parking On The Dance Floor by Midnight Star
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33

WORKING WITH FIRE AND STEEL

China Crisis

46

Last week

9

Weeks

VIRGIN

Working With Fire And Steel by China Crisis
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34

NEW ORDER MINI ALBUM

New Order

31

Last week

6

Weeks

EMI

New Order Mini Album by New Order
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35

METAL HEALTH

Quiet Riot

33

Last week

4

Weeks

CBS

Metal Health by Quiet Riot
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36

ELIMINATOR

ZZ Top

28

Last week

33

Weeks

WEA

Eliminator by ZZ Top
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37

IN THE HEART

Kool & The Gang

37

Last week

4

Weeks

POLYGRAM

In The Heart by Kool & The Gang
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Platinum record

38

SEVEN AND THE RAGGED TIGER

Duran Duran

41

Last week

12

Weeks

EMI

Seven And The Ragged Tiger by Duran Duran
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Platinum record

39

KENNY ROGERS GREATEST HITS

Kenny Rogers

17

Last week

25

Weeks

EMI

Kenny Rogers Greatest Hits by Kenny Rogers
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40

MADONNA

Madonna

48

Last week

4

Weeks

WEA

Madonna by Madonna
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41

SNAKE CHARMER

Jah Wobble

39

Last week

3

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Snake Charmer by Jah Wobble
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42

BEST OF THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT

The Alan Parsons Project

49

Last week

12

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Best Of The Alan Parsons Project by The Alan Parsons Project
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43

LABOUR OF LOVE

UB40

33

Last week

18

Weeks

VIRGIN

Labour Of Love by UB40
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44

THE BLAM BLAM BLAM STORY

Blam Blam Blam

30

Last week

4

Weeks

CBS

The Blam Blam Blam Story by Blam Blam Blam
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45

LEARNING TO CRAWL

The Pretenders

40

Last week

11

Weeks

WEA

Learning To Crawl by The Pretenders
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46

RELEASE

David Knopfler

36

Last week

4

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Release by David Knopfler
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47

THE BIG CHILL OST

Various

1

Weeks

POLYGRAM

The Big Chill OST by Various
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Platinum record

48

UNDERCOVER

Rolling Stones

50

Last week

10

Weeks

EMI

Undercover by Rolling Stones
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49

TRACK RECORD

Joan Armatrading

50

Last week

13

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Track Record by Joan Armatrading
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50

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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The 10 best-selling compilations albums

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