List of Top 25 albums for 1984 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 1984. These were the best charting albums in Australia for 1984. 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. "Can't Slow Down" Lionel Richie 1 3
2. "Thriller" Michael Jackson 1 11 (pkd #1 in 1983 & 84)
3. "Colour by Numbers" Culture Club 1 7 (pkd #1 in 1983 & 84)
4. "The Swing" INXS 1 5
5. "Under a Blood Red Sky" U2 2
6. "An Innocent Man" Billy Joel 3
7. "Born in the USA" Bruce Springsteen 1 7
8. "Too Low for Zero" Elton John 2
9. "Rodney Rude Live" Rodney Rude 1 2
10. "Madonna" Madonna 10
11. "1100 Bel Air Place" Julio Iglesias 2
12. "Touch" Eurythmics 4
13. "Purple Rain" Soundtrack / Prince 1 1
14. "Footloose" Original Soundtrack 2
15. "Twentieth Century" Cold Chisel 1 1
16. "Breaking Hearts" Elton John 1 3
17. "Private Dancer" Tina Turner 7
18. "Live from Earth" Pat Benatar 2
19. "H'its Huge '84" Various Artists 1 5
20. "Eliminator" ZZ Top 2
21. "Legend" Bob Marley and the Wailers 2
22. "Alchemy" Dire Straits 3
23. "Throbbin' '84 Various Artists 1 5
24. "She's So Unusual" Cyndi Lauper 3
25. "Twenty Greatest Hits" Kenny Rogers 2


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"