List of Top 25 albums for 1988 in Australia

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These are the Top 25 albums of 1988 in Australia from the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) End of Year Albums Chart.[1] These were the first End of Year album charts created by ARIA, it had started producing its own charts from mid-1988.[2] ARIA had previously used the Kent Music Report, known from 1987 onwards as the Australian Music Report.[3]

# Title Artist Highest pos. reached weeks at No. 1
1. Kick INXS 1 1[nb 1]
2. Dirty Dancing Motion Picture Soundtrack 1 8[nb 2]
3. Freight Train Heart Jimmy Barnes 1 5[nb 3]
4. Whenever You Need Somebody Rick Astley 1 1[nb 4]
5. The Lonesome Jubilee John Cougar Mellencamp 2
6. Man of Colours Icehouse 1 11[nb 5]
7. Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman 3
8. Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby Terence Trent D'Arby 1 5
9. Push Bros 4
10. Whispering Jack John Farnham 1 25[nb 6]
11. Faith George Michael 3
12. Tour of Duty TV Soundtrack 3
13. Age of Reason John Farnham 1 9[nb 7]
14. Temple of Low Men Crowded House 1 2[nb 8]
15. Good Morning, Vietnam Motion Picture Soundtrack 2
16. Open Up and Say...Ahh! Poison 2
17. Kylie Kylie Minogue 2
18. A Momentary Lapse of Reason Pink Floyd 2
19. Bonk Big Pig 5
20. Lap of Luxury Cheap Trick 6
21. Big Bad Noise The Choirboys 11
22. Wow! Bananarama 5
23. Heavy Nova Robert Palmer 2
24. Cloud Nine George Harrison 4
25. Wired World of Sports The Twelfth Man 1 3[nb 9]

Peak chart positions from 1987 and early 1988 were calculated by David Kent for the Kent Music Report.[3] Late 1988 peak chart positions are from the ARIA Charts.[2] Overall position on the End of Year Chart is calculated by ARIA based on the number of weeks and position that the records reach within the Top 50 albums for each week during 1988.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kick had entered the Kent Music Report in October 1987 and peaked at #1.[3] It was at #27 in August 1988 then returned to #2 by November on the ARIA chart and was still in the Top 50 for nine weeks in 1989.[4]
  2. ^ Dirty Dancing had entered the Kent Music Report in August 1987 and peaked at #1 for eight weeks from February to April 1988.[3] It was at #12 in June 1988 on the ARIA chart and still in the Top 50 for eight weeks in 1989.[5]
  3. ^ Freight Train Heart had entered the Kent Music Report in late 1987 and peaked at #1 for five weeks in December / January.[3] It was at #20 in June 1988 on the ARIA chart and left the Top 50 by end of December.[6]
  4. ^ Whenever You Need Somebody had entered the Kent Music Report in early 1988 and peaked at #1 for one week in April.[3] It was at #14 in July 1988 on the ARIA chart and left the Top 50 by end of September.[7]
  5. ^ Man of Colours had entered the Kent Music Report in September 1987 and peaked at #1 for eleven weeks from October to December.[3] It was at #21 in June 1988 on the ARIA chart and left the Top 50 by end of August.[8]
  6. ^ Whispering Jack had entered the Kent Music Report in January 1986 and peaked at #1 for a total of 25 weeks during 1986 and 1987.[3] It was at #9 in August 1988 on the ARIA chart and was still in the Top 50 for two weeks in 1989. It returned to the Top 50 for one week in 2006.[9]
  7. ^ Age of Reason debuted at #1 in August 1988 on the ARIA chart and was still in the Top 50 for 14 weeks in 1989.[10]
  8. ^ Temple of Low Men peaked at #1 in July 1988 on the ARIA chart for one week and was still in the Top 50 for four weeks in 1989.[11]
  9. ^ Wired World of Sports peaked at #1 in January / February 1988 on the Kent Music Report for three weeks and did not appear on the ARIA Top 50.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Albums 1988". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2009-02-13. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Official ARIA Charts". Australian Charts Portal. 2009-02-08. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  NOTE: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1970 until ARIA created their own charts in mid-1988.
  4. ^ "INXS - Kick". Australian Charts Portal. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  5. ^ "Soundtrack - Dirty Dancing". Australian Charts Portal. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  6. ^ "Jimmy Barnes - Freight Train Heart". Australian Charts Portal. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  7. ^ "Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Somebody". Australian Charts Portal. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  8. ^ "Icehouse - Man of Colours". Australian Charts Portal. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  9. ^ "John Farnham - Whispering Jack". Australian Charts Portal. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  10. ^ "John Farnham - Age of Reason (Album)". Australian Charts Portal. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  11. ^ "Crowded House - Temple of Low Men". Australian Charts Portal. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  12. ^ "The 12th Man - Wired World of Sports". Australian Charts Portal. Retrieved 2009-02-14.