List of Top 25 albums for 1985 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 1985. These were the best charting albums in Australia for 1985. 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. Brothers in Arms Dire Straits 1 34 (pkd #1 in 1985 & 86)
2. Born in the USA Bruce Springsteen 1 7 (pkd #1 in 1984)
3. Like a Virgin Madonna 2
4. No Jacket Required Phil Collins 1 3
5. Be Yourself Tonight Eurythmics 1 4
6. Songs from the Big Chair Tears for Fears 5
7. Little Creatures Talking Heads 2
8. She's So Unusual Cyndi Lauper 3
9. Reckless Bryan Adams 2
10. Stop Making Sense Talking Heads 9
11. Fundamental Mental As Anything 3
12. Can't Slow Down Lionel Richie 1 3 (pkd #1 in 1984)
13. Greatest Hits vols 1 & 2 Billy Joel 2
14. Mars Needs Guitars! Hoodoo Gurus 5
15. 'Cos Life Hurts Uncanny X-Men 3
16. Shine Kids in the Kitchen 9
17. Out of Mind, Out of Sight The Models 3
18. The Dream of the Blue Turtles Sting 1 3
19. Dekadance INXS 2
20. Make It Big Wham! 1 2
21. Red Sails in the Sunset Midnight Oil 1 4 (pkd #1 in 1984)
22. Listen Like Thieves INXS 1 2
23. Agent Provocateur Foreigner 2
24. 1985 Comes Alive Various Artists 1 4
25. Our Favourite Shop The Style Council 5


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"