List of Top 25 albums for 1987 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 1987. These were the best charting albums in Australia for 1987. 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. "Whispering Jack" John Farnham 1 25 (pkd #1 in 1986 & 87)
2. "Crowded House" Crowded House 1 1
3. "Slippery When Wet" Bon Jovi 1 6
4. "Graceland" Paul Simon 1 5 (pkd #1 in 1986 & 87)
5. "The Joshua Tree" U2 3
6. "Tango in the Night Fleetwood Mac 5
7. "Revenge" Eurythmics 2
8. "Men and Women Simply Red 5
9. "Whitney" Whitney Houston 1 3
10. "Different Light" The Bangles 2
11. "Diesel and Dust" Midnight Oil 1 6
12. "Whiplash Smile" Billy Idol 6
13. "Strong Persuader" Robert Cray Band 6
14. "La Bamba" Motion Picture Soundtrack 2
15. "F.L.M." Mel and Kim 2
16. "Bad" Michael Jackson 2
17. "Get Close" The Pretenders 12
18. "Man of Colours" Icehouse 1 11
19. "Howling" The Angels 6
20. "Blow Your Cool" Hoodoo Gurus 2
21. "True Blue" Madonna 1 2 (pkd #1 in 1986)
22. "Solitude Standing" Suzanne Vega 7
23. "The Big Chill" Motion Picture Soundtrack 5
24. "Mallee Boy" John Williamson 9
25. "James Reyne" James Reyne 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"