Official Top 40 Albums

The 40 best-selling and most-streamed albums

Platinum record

1

BORN IN THE U.S.A.

Bruce Springsteen

1

Last week

37

Weeks

CBS

Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
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Platinum record

2

ALF

Alison Moyet

3

Last week

12

Weeks

CBS

Alf by Alison Moyet
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Platinum record

3

HEARTBEAT CITY

The Cars

2

Last week

47

Weeks

WEA

Heartbeat City by The Cars
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4

SHE'S THE BOSS

Mick Jagger

1

Weeks

CBS

She's The Boss by Mick Jagger
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5

AGENT PROVOCATEUR

Foreigner

4

Last week

10

Weeks

WEA

Agent Provocateur by Foreigner
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Platinum record

6

NEIL YOUNG - GREATEST HITS

Neil Young

5

Last week

5

Weeks

WEA

Neil Young - Greatest Hits by Neil Young
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Platinum record

7

SHE'S SO UNUSUAL

Cyndi Lauper

6

Last week

44

Weeks

CBS

She's So Unusual by Cyndi Lauper
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Platinum record

8

WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

8

Last week

12

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Welcome To The Pleasuredome by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
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9

LIKE A VIRGIN

Madonna

9

Last week

12

Weeks

WEA

Like A Virgin by Madonna
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10

STOP MAKING SENSE

Talking Heads

18

Last week

19

Weeks

EMI

Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads
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11

RECKLESS

Bryan Adams

11

Last week

5

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Reckless by Bryan Adams
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Platinum record

12

THE OPTIMIST

D.D. Smash

10

Last week

16

Weeks

FESTIVAL

The Optimist by D.D. Smash
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13

CENTREFIELD

John Fogerty

14

Last week

4

Weeks

WEA

Centrefield by John Fogerty
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Platinum record

14

PRIVATE DANCER

Tina Turner

12

Last week

27

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Private Dancer by Tina Turner
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Platinum record

15

MAKE IT BIG

Wham

7

Last week

15

Weeks

CBS

Make It Big by Wham
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16

NEW EDITION

New Edition

15

Last week

2

Weeks

WEA

New Edition by New Edition
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17

UNCENSORED

George Smilovici

1

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Uncensored by George Smilovici
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18

BUILDING THE PERFECT BEAST

Don Henley

25

Last week

3

Weeks

CBS

Building The Perfect Beast by Don Henley
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19

AMADEUS SOUNDTRACK OST

Marriner/St Martin In The Fields Orch

29

Last week

2

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Amadeus Soundtrack OST by Marriner/St Martin In The Fields Orch
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Platinum record

20

AGE OF CONSENT

Bronski Beat

20

Last week

14

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Age Of Consent by Bronski Beat
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21

1984 (FOR THE LOVE OF BIG BROTHER)

Eurythmics

24

Last week

4

Weeks

RCA

1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother) by Eurythmics
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Platinum record

22

ELIMINATOR

ZZ Top

16

Last week

79

Weeks

WEA

Eliminator by ZZ Top
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23

THE RIDDLE

Nik Kershaw

17

Last week

10

Weeks

WEA

The Riddle by Nik Kershaw
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24

A SENSE OF WONDER

Van Morrison

19

Last week

3

Weeks

POLYGRAM

A Sense Of Wonder by Van Morrison
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Platinum record

25

DIAMOND LIFE

Sade

23

Last week

27

Weeks

CBS

Diamond Life by Sade
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26

AURAL SCULPTURE

The Stranglers

22

Last week

8

Weeks

CBS

Aural Sculpture by The Stranglers
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Platinum record

27

CAN'T SLOW DOWN

Lionel Richie

13

Last week

59

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Can't Slow Down by Lionel Richie
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Platinum record

28

1100 BEL AIR PLACE

Julio Iglesias

26

Last week

24

Weeks

CBS

1100 Bel Air Place by Julio Iglesias
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29

FANS

Malcolm McLaren

1

Weeks

VIRGIN

Fans by Malcolm McLaren
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30

THE WAY TO GO OUT

Hunters & Collectors

21

Last week

4

Weeks

FESTIVAL

The Way To Go Out by Hunters & Collectors
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31

RATTLESNAKE

Lloyd Cole & The Commotions

27

Last week

7

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Rattlesnake by Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
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32

MAVERICK

George Thorogood & The Destroyers

33

Last week

3

Weeks

EMI

Maverick by George Thorogood & The Destroyers
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33

CRAZY FROM THE HEAT

David Lee Roth

1

Weeks

WEA

Crazy From The Heat by David Lee Roth
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34

TREASURE

Cocteau Twins

41

Last week

2

Weeks

VIRGIN

Treasure by Cocteau Twins
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35

TOM JONES SINGS THE FAVOURITES

Tom Jones

36

Last week

4

Weeks

RCA

Tom Jones Sings The Favourites by Tom Jones
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36

TRUE COLOURS

Level 42

40

Last week

5

Weeks

POLYGRAM

True Colours by Level 42
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37

HATFUL OF HOLLOW

The Smiths

38

Last week

2

Weeks

CBS

Hatful Of Hollow by The Smiths
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38

TRANQUILITY

Phil Coulter

34

Last week

3

Weeks

K-TEL

Tranquility by Phil Coulter
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Platinum record

39

TROPICO

Pat Benatar

30

Last week

13

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Tropico by Pat Benatar
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Platinum record

40

STAY HUNGRY

Twisted Sister

28

Last week

17

Weeks

WEA

Stay Hungry by Twisted Sister
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41

ZOOLOOK

Jean-Michel Jarre

38

Last week

5

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Zoolook by Jean-Michel Jarre
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Platinum record

42

PURPLE RAIN OST

Prince And The Revolution

44

Last week

31

Weeks

Get

WEA

Purple Rain OST by Prince And The Revolution
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Platinum record

43

THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE

U2

32

Last week

18

Weeks

ISLAND/POLYGRAM

The Unforgettable Fire by U2
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44

SUDDENLY

Billy Ocean

35

Last week

8

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Suddenly by Billy Ocean
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45

TWO MINUTE WARNING

The Angels

31

Last week

2

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Two Minute Warning by The Angels
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46

PARADE

Spandau Ballet

37

Last week

20

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Parade by Spandau Ballet
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47

CHINESE WALL

Philip Bailey

39

Last week

2

Weeks

CBS

Chinese Wall by Philip Bailey
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Platinum record

48

UNDER A BLOOD RED SKY

U2

42

Last week

53

Weeks

ISLAND/POLYGRAM

Under A Blood Red Sky by U2
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49

CHESS

Original Cast Recording

1

Weeks

BMG

Chess by Original Cast Recording
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50

VALOTTE

Julian Lennon

37

Last week

8

Weeks

VIRGIN

Valotte by Julian Lennon
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Official Top 10 Compilation Albums
The 10 best-selling compilations albums

1

HITBUSTERS

Various

2

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Hitbusters by Various
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2

SUNSHINE REGGAE

Various

1

Weeks

K-TEL

Sunshine Reggae by Various
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3

THE GREAT BRITISH ROCK INVASION

Various

1

Weeks

RCA

The Great British Rock Invasion by Various
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4

RTR DANCIN' GOLD

Various

2

Weeks

POLYGRAM

RTR Dancin' Gold by Various
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5

#1 THE HIT ALBUM

Various

2

Weeks

CBS

#1 The Hit Album by Various
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