List of Top 25 albums for 1986 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 1986. These were the best charting albums in Australia for 1986. 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. "Whitney Houston" Whitney Houston 1 11
2. "Brothers in Arms" Dire Straits 1 34 (pkd #1 in 1985 & 86)
3. "For the Working Class Man" Jimmy Barnes 1 7
4. "Scarecrow" John Cougar Mellencamp 2
5. "Revenge" Eurythmics 2
6. "Rock a Little Stevie Nicks 5
7. "The Dream of the Blue Turtles" Sting 1 3
8. "Invisible Touch Genesis 3
9. "Kev's Back" Kevin Bloody Wilson 8
10. "True Blue" Madonna 1 2
11. "The Bridge" Billy Joel 2
12. "Cocker" Joe Cocker 9
13. "The Cars Greatest Hits" The Cars 3
14. "Listen Like Thieves" INXS 1 2 (pkd #1 in 1985)
15. "Fine Young Cannibals" Fine Young Cannibals 2
16. "Picture Book" Simply Red 6
17. "Little Creatures" Talking Heads 2
18. "Promise" Sade 9
19. "Top Gun" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 3
20. "Feargal Sharkey" Feargal Sharkey 7
21. "5150" Van Halen 5
22. "Graceland" Paul Simon 1 5 (pkd #1 in 1986 & 87)
23. "Dirty Work" Rolling Stones 2
24. "Dancing on the Ceiling" Lionel Richie 2
25. "True Colours" Cyndi Lauper 1 4

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"