Official Top 40 Albums

The 40 best-selling and most-streamed albums

Platinum record

1

BROTHERS IN ARMS

Dire Straits

1

Last week

42

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits
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Platinum record

2

ISLAND LIFE

Grace Jones

2

Last week

3

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Island Life by Grace Jones
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3

DIRTY WORK

Rolling Stones

1

Weeks

CBS

Dirty Work by Rolling Stones
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Platinum record

4

FOR THE WORKING CLASS MAN

Jimmy Barnes

4

Last week

8

Weeks

FESTIVAL

For The Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes
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5

HUNTING HIGH AND LOW

A-ha

5

Last week

16

Weeks

WEA

Hunting High And Low by A-ha
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Platinum record

6

THE BROADWAY ALBUM

Barbra Streisand

3

Last week

11

Weeks

CBS

The Broadway Album by Barbra Streisand
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7

THIS IS THE SEA

The Waterboys

9

Last week

6

Weeks

FESTIVAL

This Is The Sea by The Waterboys
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8

EASY PIECES

Lloyd Cole & The Commotions

6

Last week

3

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Easy Pieces by Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
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9

SUZANNE VEGA

Suzanne Vega

14

Last week

3

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Suzanne Vega by Suzanne Vega
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10

THE COLOUR OF SPRING

Talk Talk

7

Last week

3

Weeks

EMI

The Colour Of Spring by Talk Talk
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11

COUNTRY LOVE SONGS

Charley Pride

30

Last week

2

Weeks

RCA

Country Love Songs by Charley Pride
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Platinum record

12

LITTLE CREATURES

Talking Heads

8

Last week

37

Weeks

EMI

Little Creatures by Talking Heads
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Platinum record

13

HERE'S TO FUTURE DAYS

Thompson Twins

10

Last week

14

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Here's To Future Days by Thompson Twins
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Platinum record

14

SHE'S THE BOSS

Mick Jagger

12

Last week

32

Weeks

CBS

She's The Boss by Mick Jagger
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Platinum record

15

CARS GREATEST HITS

The Cars

11

Last week

17

Weeks

WEA

Cars Greatest Hits by The Cars
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Platinum record

16

WHITNEY HOUSTON

Whitney Houston

13

Last week

37

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Whitney Houston by Whitney Houston
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Platinum record

17

NO JACKET REQUIRED

Phil Collins

19

Last week

47

Weeks

WEA

No Jacket Required by Phil Collins
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Platinum record

18

GO WEST

Go West

16

Last week

34

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Go West by Go West
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19

MEETING IN THE LADIES ROOM

Klymaxx

25

Last week

3

Weeks

WEA

Meeting In The Ladies Room by Klymaxx
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Platinum record

20

DREAM OF THE BLUE TURTLES

Sting

15

Last week

31

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Dream Of The Blue Turtles by Sting
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21

HOME OF THE BRAVE

Laurie Anderson

1

Weeks

WEA

Home Of The Brave by Laurie Anderson
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22

GOLD

Barbara Dickson

32

Last week

2

Weeks

K-TEL

Gold by Barbara Dickson
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23

WORLD MACHINE

Level 42

1

Weeks

POLYGRAM

World Machine by Level 42
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Platinum record

24

STOP MAKING SENSE

Talking Heads

21

Last week

67

Weeks

EMI

Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads
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25

FEARGAL SHARKEY

Feargal Sharkey

18

Last week

6

Weeks

VIRGIN

Feargal Sharkey by Feargal Sharkey
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26

WHITE CITY A NOVEL

Pete Townshend

20

Last week

8

Weeks

WEA

White City A Novel by Pete Townshend
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Platinum record

27

BE YOURSELF TONIGHT

Eurythmics

27

Last week

36

Weeks

RCA

Be Yourself Tonight by Eurythmics
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Platinum record

28

MIAMI VICE OST

Various

17

Last week

18

Weeks

WEA

Miami Vice OST by Various
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29

THIS IS BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE

Big Audio Dynamite

24

Last week

7

Weeks

CBS

This Is Big Audio Dynamite by Big Audio Dynamite
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Platinum record

30

AFTERBURNER

ZZ Top

23

Last week

18

Weeks

WEA

Afterburner by ZZ Top
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31

NERVOUS NIGHT

The Hooters

44

Last week

16

Weeks

CBS

Nervous Night by The Hooters
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32

PHANTASMAGORIA

The Damned

49

Last week

4

Weeks

WEA

Phantasmagoria by The Damned
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33

LISTEN LIKE THIEVES

INXS

45

Last week

18

Weeks

WEA

Listen Like Thieves by INXS
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Platinum record

34

ICE ON FIRE

Elton John

40

Last week

13

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Ice On Fire by Elton John
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35

MARS NEEDS GUITARS

Hoodoo Gurus

41

Last week

18

Weeks

WEA

Mars Needs Guitars by Hoodoo Gurus
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Platinum record

36

LOVE OVER GOLD

Dire Straits

29

Last week

62

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Love Over Gold by Dire Straits
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37

SEVEN THE HARD WAY

Pat Benatar

26

Last week

11

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Seven The Hard Way by Pat Benatar
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Platinum record

38

ONCE UPON A TIME

Simple Minds

42

Last week

14

Weeks

VIRGIN

Once Upon A Time by Simple Minds
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39

BLIND LEADING THE NAKED

Violent Femmes

22

Last week

7

Weeks

WEA

Blind Leading The Naked by Violent Femmes
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40

SOUL TO SOUL

Stevie Ray Vaughan

28

Last week

10

Weeks

CBS

Soul To Soul by Stevie Ray Vaughan
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Platinum record

41

RECKLESS

Bryan Adams

39

Last week

48

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Reckless by Bryan Adams
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42

SCARECROW

John Mellancamp

33

Last week

14

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Scarecrow by John Mellancamp
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Platinum record

43

GREATEST HITS VOLS 1 & 2

Billy Joel

36

Last week

33

Weeks

CBS

Greatest Hits Vols 1 & 2 by Billy Joel
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44

HEAD ON THE DOOR

The Cure

50

Last week

15

Weeks

WEA

Head On The Door by The Cure
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45

MACALLA

Clannad

31

Last week

6

Weeks

RCA

Macalla by Clannad
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Platinum record

46

SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM

Grace Jones

48

Last week

16

Weeks

EMI

Slave To The Rhythm by Grace Jones
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Platinum record

47

ALCHEMY

Dire Straits

46

Last week

33

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Alchemy by Dire Straits
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Platinum record

48

THE SINGLES COLLECTION

Spandau Ballet

43

Last week

11

Weeks

FESTIVAL

The Singles Collection by Spandau Ballet
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Platinum record

49

MAKING MOVIES

Dire Straits

35

Last week

134

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Making Movies by Dire Straits
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50

WHAT A LIFE

Divinyls

45

Last week

5

Weeks

FESTIVAL

What A Life by Divinyls
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Official Top 10 Compilation Albums
The 10 best-selling compilations albums

11

COUNTRY LOVE SONGS

Various

1

Weeks

BMG

Country Love Songs by Various
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