List of Top 25 albums for 1979 in Australia

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The following lists the top 25 (end of year) charting albums on the Australian Album Charts, for the year of 1979. These were the best charting albums in Australia for 1979. The source for this year is the "Kent Music Report", known from 1987 onwards as the "Australian Music Report".

# Title Artist Highest pos. reached weeks at No. 1
1. Breakfast in America Supertramp 1 6
2. Discovery Electric Light Orchestra 1 6
3. Dynasty Kiss 2
4. Blondes Have More Fun Rod Stewart 1 6
5. 52nd Street Billy Joel 1 5 (pkd #1 in 1978 & 79)
6. Spirits Having Flown Bee Gees 1 5
7. The Bob Seger Collection Bob Seger 1 2
8. The Very Best of Leo Sayer Leo Sayer 1 1
9. Rickie Lee Jones Rickie Lee Jones 1 6
10. Dire Straits Dire Straits 1 3 (pkd #1 in 1978)
11. Minute by Minute Doobie Brothers 6
12. Parallel Lines Blondie 2
13. Toto Toto 2
14. Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits Vol. 2 Barbra Streisand 2
15. Breakfast at Sweethearts Cold Chisel 4
16. In Through the Out Door Led Zeppelin 3
17. Face to Face The Angels 18
18. Slow Train Coming Bob Dylan 1 2
19. Get the Knack The Knack 1 4
20. You Don't Bring Me Flowers Neil Diamond 5
21. Bad Girls Donna Summer 6
22. Back to the Egg Wings 3
23. Nicolette Nicolette Larson 6
24. Fate for Breakfast Art Garfunkel 3
25. The Long Run The Eagles 1 3


These charts are calculated by David Kent of the Kent Music Report and they are based on the number of weeks and position the records reach within the top 100 albums for each week.

source: David Kent's "Australian Chart Book 1970-1992"