Official Top 40 Albums

The 40 best-selling and most-streamed albums

Platinum record

1

HEARTBEAT CITY

The Cars

3

Last week

36

Weeks

WEA

Heartbeat City by The Cars
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Platinum record

2

DIAMOND LIFE

Sade

1

Last week

16

Weeks

CBS

Diamond Life by Sade
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3

ARENA

Duran Duran

6

Last week

4

Weeks

EMI

Arena by Duran Duran
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Platinum record

4

ELIMINATOR

ZZ Top

4

Last week

68

Weeks

WEA

Eliminator by ZZ Top
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Platinum record

5

1100 BEL AIR PLACE

Julio Iglesias

8

Last week

13

Weeks

CBS

1100 Bel Air Place by Julio Iglesias
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Platinum record

6

BORN IN THE U.S.A.

Bruce Springsteen

2

Last week

26

Weeks

CBS

Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
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7

WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

1

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Welcome To The Pleasuredome by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
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8

ALF

Alison Moyet

1

Weeks

CBS

Alf by Alison Moyet
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9

AGE OF CONSENT

Bronski Beat

5

Last week

3

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Age Of Consent by Bronski Beat
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10

STOP MAKING SENSE

Talking Heads

13

Last week

8

Weeks

EMI

Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads
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11

MAKE IT BIG

Wham

7

Last week

4

Weeks

CBS

Make It Big by Wham
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12

THE OPTIMIST

D.D. Smash

10

Last week

5

Weeks

FESTIVAL

The Optimist by D.D. Smash
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Platinum record

13

SEE YA ROUND

Split Enz

9

Last week

6

Weeks

FESTIVAL

See Ya Round by Split Enz
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Platinum record

14

THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE

U2

11

Last week

7

Weeks

ISLAND/POLYGRAM

The Unforgettable Fire by U2
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15

STAY HUNGRY

Twisted Sister

14

Last week

6

Weeks

WEA

Stay Hungry by Twisted Sister
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16

THE WOMAN IN RED

Stevie Wonder

16

Last week

10

Weeks

POLYGRAM

The Woman In Red by Stevie Wonder
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17

PERFECT STRANGERS

Deep Purple

12

Last week

3

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Perfect Strangers by Deep Purple
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Platinum record

18

WAKING UP WITH THE HOUSE ON FIRE

Culture Club

17

Last week

3

Weeks

VIRGIN

Waking Up With The House On Fire by Culture Club
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19

GHOSTBUSTERS OST

Various

20

Last week

4

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Ghostbusters OST by Various
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20

THE HONEYDRIPPERS VOLUME ONE

The Honeydrippers

1

Weeks

WEA

The Honeydrippers Volume One by The Honeydrippers
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Platinum record

21

PURPLE RAIN OST

Prince And The Revolution

19

Last week

20

Weeks

Get

WEA

Purple Rain OST by Prince And The Revolution
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22

I FEEL FOR YOU

Chaka Khan

1

Weeks

WEA

I Feel For You by Chaka Khan
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23

WHAT ABOUT ME

Kenny Rogers

29

Last week

5

Weeks

RCA

What About Me by Kenny Rogers
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24

TROPICO

Pat Benatar

27

Last week

2

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Tropico by Pat Benatar
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25

EMOTION

Barbra Streisand

36

Last week

5

Weeks

CBS

Emotion by Barbra Streisand
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26

TONIGHT

David Bowie

18

Last week

9

Weeks

EMI

Tonight by David Bowie
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27

GREAT DIVIDE

The Narcs

22

Last week

5

Weeks

CBS

Great Divide by The Narcs
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Platinum record

28

SHE'S SO UNUSUAL

Cyndi Lauper

25

Last week

33

Weeks

CBS

She's So Unusual by Cyndi Lauper
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Platinum record

29

PRIVATE DANCER

Tina Turner

26

Last week

16

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Private Dancer by Tina Turner
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30

STEELTOWN

Big Country

15

Last week

3

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Steeltown by Big Country
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31

PARADE

Spandau Ballet

33

Last week

16

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Parade by Spandau Ballet
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32

GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROAD STREET

Paul McCartney

30

Last week

7

Weeks

EMI

Give My Regards To Broad Street by Paul McCartney
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Platinum record

33

LOVE LIFE

Berlin

23

Last week

22

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Love Life by Berlin
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Platinum record

34

CAN'T SLOW DOWN

Lionel Richie

38

Last week

48

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Can't Slow Down by Lionel Richie
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35

SUDDENLY

Billy Ocean

1

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Suddenly by Billy Ocean
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Platinum record

36

COULDN'T STAND THE WEATHER

Stevie Ray Vaughan

24

Last week

20

Weeks

CBS

Couldn't Stand The Weather by Stevie Ray Vaughan
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37

ALL TIME FAVOURITES

Roger Whittaker

34

Last week

6

Weeks

RCA

All Time Favourites by Roger Whittaker
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38

RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET

Midnight Oil

28

Last week

4

Weeks

CBS

Red Sails In The Sunset by Midnight Oil
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Platinum record

39

REBEL YELL

Billy Idol

31

Last week

35

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Rebel Yell by Billy Idol
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Platinum record

40

LEGEND

Bob Marley

39

Last week

18

Weeks

FMR

Legend by Bob Marley
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41

LONG AGO

Herbs

48

Last week

4

Weeks

WEA

Long Ago by Herbs
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42

GEFFERY MORGAN

UB40

32

Last week

4

Weeks

VIRGIN

Geffery Morgan by UB40
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43

TEXAS FLOOD

Stevie Ray Vaughan

43

Last week

15

Weeks

CBS

Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan
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Platinum record

44

UNDER A BLOOD RED SKY

U2

35

Last week

42

Weeks

ISLAND/POLYGRAM

Under A Blood Red Sky by U2
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Platinum record

45

AN INNOCENT MAN

Billy Joel

43

Last week

61

Weeks

CBS

An Innocent Man by Billy Joel
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46

TWIN SET AND PEARLS

The Topp Twins

1

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Twin Set And Pearls by The Topp Twins
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47

CHICAGO 17

Chicago

41

Last week

3

Weeks

WEA

Chicago 17 by Chicago
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48

PLEASURE VICTIMS

Berlin

44

Last week

33

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Pleasure Victims by Berlin
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Platinum record

49

PRAYERS BE ANSWERED

Dance Exponents

49

Last week

45

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Prayers Be Answered by Dance Exponents
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50

ELAINE PAIGE STAGES

Elaine Paige

39

Last week

11

Weeks

K-TEL

Elaine Paige Stages by Elaine Paige
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Official Top 10 Compilation Albums
The 10 best-selling compilations albums

1

#1 THE HIT ALBUM

Various

1

Weeks

CBS

#1 The Hit Album by Various
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2

HITBUSTERS

Various

1

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Hitbusters by Various
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3

WOMEN OF JAZZ

Various

1

Weeks

K-TEL

Women Of Jazz by Various
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4

HOOKED ON NO 1'S

Various

1

Weeks

K-TEL

Hooked On No 1'S by Various
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5

N.Z. COUNTRY GOLD VOL 1

Various

1

Last week

2

Weeks

RCA

N.Z. Country Gold Vol 1 by Various
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15,000 sales/stream equivalent for singles and 7,500 for albums
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