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Bestselling Albums of the 80s

1980

Position
Artist Title
1
Abba Super Trouper
2
The Police Zenyatta Mondatta
3
Rose Royce Greatest Hits
4
The Pretenders Pretenders
5
The Police Regatta De Blanc
6
Roxy Music Flesh And Blood
7
Michael Jackson Off The Wall
8
Genesis Duke
9
Barbra Streisand Guilty
10
Sky Sky 2

1981

Position
Artist Title
1
Adam & The Ants Kings Of The Wild Frontier
2
Queen Queen's Greatest Hits
3
Phil Collins Face Value
4
Shakin' Stevens Shaky
5
The Police Ghost In The Machine
6
Cliff Richard Love Songs
7
The Human League Dare
8
John Lennon Double Fantasy
9
Neil Diamond Jazz Singer
10
Star Sound Stars On 45

1982

Position
Artist Title
1
Barbra Streisand Love Songs
2
Kids From Fame The Kids From Fame
3
Madness Complete Madness
4
ABC Lexicon Of Love
5
Duran Duran Rio
6
John Lennon The John Lennon Collection
7
Dire Straits Love Over Gold
8
Haircut One Hundred Pelican West
9
The Human League Dare
10
Roxy Music Avalon

1983

Position
Artist Title
1
Michael Jackson Thriller
2
David Bowie Let's Dance
3
Culture Club Colour By Numbers
4
Paul Young No Parlez
5
Spandau Ballet 1
6
Wham! Fantastic
7
Men At Work Business As Usual
8
The Police Synchronicity
9
Genesis Genesis
10
The Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

1984

Position
Artist Title
1
Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down
2
Various artists (CBS/WEA) The Hits Album/The Hits Tape - 32 Original Hits
3
Bob Marley & The Wailers Legend
4
Wham! Make It Big
5
Various artists (Virgin/EMI) Now, That's What I Call Music III
6
Michael Jackson Thriller
7
Sade Diamond Life
8
Frankie Goes To Hollywood The Pleasuredome
9
Billy Joel An Innocent Man
10
Various artists (Virgin/EMI) Now, That's What I Call Music 4

1985

Position
Artist Title
1
Dire Straits Brothers In Arms
2
Phil Collins No Jacket Required
3
Madonna Like A Virgin
4
Bruce Springsteen Born In The U.S.A.
5
Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair
6
Various artists (Virgin/EMI) Now, That's What I Call Music 6
7
Various artists (Virgin/EMI) Now - The Christmas Album
8
Various artists (Virgin/EMI) Now, That's What I Call Music 5
9
Paul Young The Secret Of Association
10
Various artists (CBS/WEA) The Hits Album 2/The Hits Tape 2

1986

Position
Artist Title
1
Madonna True Blue
2
Dire Straits Brothers In Arms
3
Various artists (EMI/Virgin) Now, That's What I Call Music 8
4
Paul Simon Graceland
5
Whitney Houston Whitney Houston
6
Various artist (Virgin/EMI) Now, That's What I Call Music 7
7
A-Ha Hunting High And Low
8
Queen A Kind Of Magic
9
Eurythmics Revenge
10
Five Star Silk And Steel

1987

Position
Artist Title
1
Michael Jackson Bad
2
U2 The Joshua Tree
3
Whitney Houston Whitney
4
Various artists (EMI/Virgin/Polygram) Now That's What I Call Music 10
5
Fleetwood Mac Tango In The Night
6
Various artists (CBS/WEA) Hits 6
7
Rick Astley Whenever You Need Somebody
8
T'Pau Bridge Of Spies
9
Original Cast The Phantom Of The Opera
10
Level 42 Running In The Family

1988

Position
Artist Title
1
Kylie Minogue Kylie
2
Cliff Richard Private Collection
3
Michael Jackson Bad
4
Bros Push
5
Various artists (EMI/Virgin/Polygram) Now That's What I Call Music 13
6
Wet Wet Wet Popped In Souled Out
7
Fleetwood Mac Tango In The Night
8
U2 Rattle And Hum
9
Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman
10
Terence Trent D'Arby Introducing The Hardline According To...

1989

Position
Artist Title
1
Jason Donovan Ten Good Reasons
2
Simply Red A New Flame
3
Phil Collins ... But Seriously
4
Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine Anything For You
5
Gloria Estefan Cuts Both Ways
6
Kylie Minogue Enjoy Yourself
7
Madonna Like A Prayer
8
Fine Young Cannibals The Raw And The Cooked
9
Tina Turner Foreign Affair
10
Chris Rea The Road To Hell

The Overall Top 10 Best Selling Albums of the 80s

Position
Artist Title
1
Dire Straits Brothers In Arms
2
Michael Jackson Bad
3
Michael Jackson Thriller
4
Queen Greatest Hits
5
Kylie Minogue Kylie
6
Whitney Houston Whitney
7
Fleetwood Mac Tango In The Night
8
Phil Collins No Jacket Required
9
Madonna True Blue
10
U2 The Joshua Tree