List of Top 25 albums for 1982 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 1982. These were the best charting albums in Australia for 1982. 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. "Business as Usual" Men at Work 1 9 (pkd #1 in 1981 & 82)
2. "Dare" The Human League 3
3. "Chariots of Fire" Vangelis 5
4. "Days of Innocence" Moving Pictures 1 7
5. "Avalon" Roxy Music 1 3
6. "Circus Animals Cold Chisel 1 1
7. "Tug of War" Paul McCartney 2
8. "Time and Tide Split Enz 1 2
9. "Mirage" Fleetwood Mac 2
10. "The Concert in Central Park" Simon & Garfunkel 5
11. "Sons of Beaches" Australian Crawl 1 5
12. "Love Over Gold" Dire Straits 1 15 (pkd #1 in 1982 & 83)
13. "1982 with a Bullet" Various Artists 1 5
14. "The Best of Blondie" Blondie 1 2
15. "4" Foreigner 3
16. "Duran Duran" Duran Duran 9
17. "Footsteps in the Dark: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2" Cat Stevens 3
18. "Primitive Man" Icehouse 3
19. "Eye in the Sky" The Alan Parsons Project 4
20. "Tattoo You" Rolling Stones 1 11 (pkd #1 in 1981)
21. "Physical" Olivia Newton-John 3
22. "Night and Day" Joe Jackson 5
23. "Greatest Hits Queen 2
24. "Rio" Duran Duran 1 1
25. "Jump Up!" Elton John 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"