List of Top 40 albums for 1980–89 in Australia

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The following lists the top 40 (end of decade) charting albums on the Australian Album Charts, for the 1980s. These were the best charting albums in Australia for the 1980s. The source for this decade is the "Kent Music Report", known from 1987 onwards as the "Australian Music Report".

# Title Artist Highest pos. reached Date Reached
1. "Whispering Jack" John Farnham 1 Nov 1986
2. "Brothers in Arms" Dire Straits 1 May 1985
3. "Thriller" Michael Jackson 1 Jun 1983
4. "Born in the USA" Bruce Springsteen 1 Oct 1984
5. "Whitney Houston" Whitney Houston 1 Jun 1986
6. "Can't Slow Down" Lionel Richie 1 Jun 1984
7. "Too Low for Zero" Elton John 2 Aug 1983
8. "10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1" Midnight Oil 3 Dec 1982
9. "Business As Usual" Men At Work 1 Dec 1981
10. "Kick" INXS 1 Oct 1988
11. "Graceland" Paul Simon 1 Oct 1986
12. "An Innocent Man" Billy Joel 3 Nov 1983
13. "Revenge" Eurythmics 2 Aug 1986
14. "Crowded House" Crowded House 1 Jun 1987
15. "Love Over Gold" Dire Straits 1 Oct 1982
16. "Colour By Numbers" Culture Club 1 Oct 1983
17. "No Jacket Required" Phil Collins 1 May 1985
18. "Like a Virgin" Madonna 2 Jan 1985
19. "The Swing" INXS 1 Apr 1984
20. "The Joshua Tree" U2 3 Mar 1987
21. "Little Creatures" Talking Heads 2 Aug 1985
22. "Back in Black" AC/DC 1 Mar 1981
23. "Man of Colours" Icehouse 1 Oct 1987
24. "For The Working Class Man" Jimmy Barnes 1 Dec 1985
25. "Slippery When Wet" Bon Jovi 1 Jul 1987
26. "The Lonesome Jubilee" John Cougar Mellencamp 2 May 1988
27. "She's So Unusual" Cyndi Lauper 3 Feb 1985
28. "East" Cold Chisel 2 Jun 1980
29. "The Wall" Pink Floyd 1 Mar 1980
30. "Tracy Chapman" Tracy Chapman 3 Jun 1988
31. "Chariots of Fire" Vangelis 5 May 1982
32. "The Dream Of The Blue Turtles" Sting 1 Apr 1986
33. "Tango In The Night" Fleetwood Mac 5 Nov 1987
34. "Scarecrow" John Cougar Mellencamp 2 Jul 1986
35. "Sirocco" Australian Crawl 1 Aug 1981
36. "True Blue" Madonna 1 Aug 1986
37. "Dirty Dancing" Motion Picture Soundtrack 1 Oct 1986
38. "...ISH" 1927 1 May 1989
39. "Invisible Touch" Genesis 1 Jul 1986
40. "Volume One" Traveling Wilburys 1 Feb 1989

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 singles for each week.

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