Official Top 40 Albums

The 40 best-selling and most-streamed albums

Platinum record

1

ISLAND LIFE

Grace Jones

2

Last week

5

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Island Life by Grace Jones
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Platinum record

2

FOR THE WORKING CLASS MAN

Jimmy Barnes

3

Last week

10

Weeks

FESTIVAL

For The Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes
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Platinum record

3

BROTHERS IN ARMS

Dire Straits

1

Last week

44

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits
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4

DIRTY WORK

Rolling Stones

4

Last week

3

Weeks

CBS

Dirty Work by Rolling Stones
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Platinum record

5

HUNTING HIGH AND LOW

A-ha

5

Last week

18

Weeks

WEA

Hunting High And Low by A-ha
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6

THIS IS THE SEA

The Waterboys

8

Last week

8

Weeks

FESTIVAL

This Is The Sea by The Waterboys
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Platinum record

7

THE BROADWAY ALBUM

Barbra Streisand

7

Last week

13

Weeks

CBS

The Broadway Album by Barbra Streisand
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8

PARADE

Prince

1

Weeks

WEA

Parade by Prince
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9

SUZANNE VEGA

Suzanne Vega

9

Last week

5

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Suzanne Vega by Suzanne Vega
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10

THE COLOUR OF SPRING

Talk Talk

10

Last week

5

Weeks

EMI

The Colour Of Spring by Talk Talk
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11

PLEASE

Pet Shop Boys

1

Weeks

EMI

Please by Pet Shop Boys
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Platinum record

12

LITTLE CREATURES

Talking Heads

15

Last week

39

Weeks

EMI

Little Creatures by Talking Heads
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Platinum record

13

DREAM OF THE BLUE TURTLES

Sting

13

Last week

33

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Dream Of The Blue Turtles by Sting
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14

HOME OF THE BRAVE

Laurie Anderson

16

Last week

3

Weeks

WEA

Home Of The Brave by Laurie Anderson
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Platinum record

15

WHITNEY HOUSTON

Whitney Houston

14

Last week

39

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Whitney Houston by Whitney Houston
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16

EASY PIECES

Lloyd Cole & The Commotions

11

Last week

5

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Easy Pieces by Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
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Platinum record

17

HERE'S TO FUTURE DAYS

Thompson Twins

12

Last week

16

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Here's To Future Days by Thompson Twins
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18

WORLD MACHINE

Level 42

27

Last week

3

Weeks

POLYGRAM

World Machine by Level 42
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Platinum record

19

COUNTRY LOVE SONGS

Charley Pride

6

Last week

4

Weeks

RCA

Country Love Songs by Charley Pride
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Platinum record

20

NO JACKET REQUIRED

Phil Collins

21

Last week

49

Weeks

WEA

No Jacket Required by Phil Collins
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21

WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD

Mr Mister

42

Last week

2

Weeks

RCA

Welcome To The Real World by Mr Mister
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22

MEETING IN THE LADIES ROOM

Klymaxx

18

Last week

5

Weeks

WEA

Meeting In The Ladies Room by Klymaxx
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Platinum record

23

CARS GREATEST HITS

The Cars

17

Last week

19

Weeks

WEA

Cars Greatest Hits by The Cars
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Platinum record

24

BE YOURSELF TONIGHT

Eurythmics

22

Last week

38

Weeks

RCA

Be Yourself Tonight by Eurythmics
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25

LUXURY OF LIFE

Five Star

24

Last week

6

Weeks

RCA

Luxury Of Life by Five Star
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26

WHITE CITY A NOVEL

Pete Townshend

25

Last week

10

Weeks

WEA

White City A Novel by Pete Townshend
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Platinum record

27

AFTERBURNER

ZZ Top

32

Last week

20

Weeks

WEA

Afterburner by ZZ Top
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Platinum record

28

GO WEST

Go West

23

Last week

36

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Go West by Go West
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29

LISTEN LIKE THIEVES

INXS

30

Last week

20

Weeks

WEA

Listen Like Thieves by INXS
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30

NERVOUS NIGHT

The Hooters

33

Last week

18

Weeks

CBS

Nervous Night by The Hooters
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Platinum record

31

SHE'S THE BOSS

Mick Jagger

19

Last week

34

Weeks

CBS

She's The Boss by Mick Jagger
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32

FEARGAL SHARKEY

Feargal Sharkey

20

Last week

8

Weeks

VIRGIN

Feargal Sharkey by Feargal Sharkey
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33

THE JETS

The Jets

1

Weeks

WEA

The Jets by The Jets
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34

ALBUM

Public Image Ltd

1

Weeks

VIRGIN

Album by Public Image Ltd
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35

THIS IS BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE

Big Audio Dynamite

34

Last week

9

Weeks

CBS

This Is Big Audio Dynamite by Big Audio Dynamite
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Platinum record

36

MIAMI VICE OST

Various

35

Last week

20

Weeks

WEA

Miami Vice OST by Various
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37

LOVE

The Cult

38

Last week

2

Weeks

VIRGIN

Love by The Cult
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38

RUM, SODOMY AND THE LASH

The Pogues

28

Last week

11

Weeks

FESTIVAL

Rum, Sodomy And The Lash by The Pogues
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39

MACALLA

Clannad

31

Last week

8

Weeks

RCA

Macalla by Clannad
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40

MARS NEEDS GUITARS

Hoodoo Gurus

41

Last week

20

Weeks

WEA

Mars Needs Guitars by Hoodoo Gurus
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41

IN CONCERT

Suzanne Prentice

1

Weeks

EMI

In Concert by Suzanne Prentice
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Platinum record

42

LOVE OVER GOLD

Dire Straits

37

Last week

64

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Love Over Gold by Dire Straits
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43

BLIND LEADING THE NAKED

Violent Femmes

47

Last week

9

Weeks

WEA

Blind Leading The Naked by Violent Femmes
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Platinum record

44

STOP MAKING SENSE

Talking Heads

29

Last week

69

Weeks

EMI

Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads
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Platinum record

45

MAKING MOVIES

Dire Straits

44

Last week

136

Weeks

POLYGRAM

Making Movies by Dire Straits
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46

ROCK A LITTLE

Stevie Nicks

32

Last week

5

Weeks

EMI

Rock A Little by Stevie Nicks
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47

HEAD ON THE DOOR

The Cure

40

Last week

17

Weeks

WEA

Head On The Door by The Cure
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Platinum record

48

BORN IN THE U.S.A.

Bruce Springsteen

49

Last week

85

Weeks

CBS

Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
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49

STEREOTOMY

The Alan Parsons Project

1

Weeks

RCA

Stereotomy by The Alan Parsons Project
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Platinum record

50

ONCE UPON A TIME

Simple Minds

45

Last week

16

Weeks

VIRGIN

Once Upon A Time by Simple Minds
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Official Top 10 Compilation Albums
The 10 best-selling compilations albums

19

COUNTRY LOVE SONGS

Various

2

Weeks

BMG

Country Love Songs by Various
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