List of number-one albums in Australia during the 1980s

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The following lists the number one albums on the Australian Albums Chart, during the 1980s. The source for this decade is the Kent Music Report up until 20 June 1988, whereafter the source is the ARIA Charts.

1980[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
7 January Electric Light Orchestra ELO's Greatest Hits 4 weeks
14 January Electric Light Orchestra ELO's Greatest Hits 4 weeks
21 January Electric Light Orchestra ELO's Greatest Hits 4 weeks
28 January Electric Light Orchestra ELO's Greatest Hits 4 weeks
4 February Creedence Clearwater Revival 20 Golden Greats 2 weeks
11 February Creedence Clearwater Revival 20 Golden Greats 2 weeks
18 February The Police Reggatta de Blanc 2 weeks
25 February The Police Reggatta de Blanc 2 weeks
3 March Pink Floyd The Wall 4 weeks
10 March Pink Floyd The Wall 4 weeks
17 March Pink Floyd The Wall 4 weeks
24 March Pink Floyd The Wall 4 weeks
31 March Michael Jackson Off the Wall 2 weeks
7 April Michael Jackson Off the Wall 2 weeks
14 April Split Enz True Colours 10 weeks
21 April Split Enz True Colours 10 weeks
28 April Split Enz True Colours 10 weeks
5 May Split Enz True Colours 10 weeks
12 May Split Enz True Colours 10 weeks
19 May Split Enz True Colours 10 weeks
26 May Split Enz True Colours 10 weeks
2 June Split Enz True Colours 10 weeks
9 June Split Enz True Colours 10 weeks
16 June Split Enz True Colours 10 weeks
23 June Village People Can't Stop the Music 9 weeks
30 June Village People Can't Stop the Music 9 weeks
7 July Village People Can't Stop the Music 9 weeks
14 July Village People Can't Stop the Music 9 weeks
21 July Village People Can't Stop the Music 9 weeks
28 July Village People Can't Stop the Music 9 weeks
4 August Village People Can't Stop the Music 9 weeks
11 August Village People Can't Stop the Music 9 weeks
18 August Village People Can't Stop the Music 9 weeks
25 August Olivia Newton-John and the
Electric Light Orchestra
Xanadu 6 weeks
1 September Olivia Newton-John and the
Electric Light Orchestra
Xanadu 6 weeks
8 September Olivia Newton-John and the
Electric Light Orchestra
Xanadu 6 weeks
15 September Olivia Newton-John and the
Electric Light Orchestra
Xanadu 6 weeks
22 September Olivia Newton-John and the
Electric Light Orchestra
Xanadu 6 weeks
29 September Olivia Newton-John and the
Electric Light Orchestra
Xanadu 6 weeks
6 October David Bowie Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) 5 weeks
13 October David Bowie Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) 5 weeks
20 October David Bowie Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) 5 weeks
27 October David Bowie Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) 5 weeks
3 November David Bowie Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) 5 weeks
10 November Barbra Streisand Guilty 6 weeks
17 November Barbra Streisand Guilty 6 weeks
24 November Barbra Streisand Guilty 6 weeks
1 December Barbra Streisand Guilty 6 weeks
8 December Barbra Streisand Guilty 6 weeks
15 December Barbra Streisand Guilty 6 weeks
22 December John Lennon and Yoko Ono Double Fantasy 10 weeks
29 December John Lennon and Yoko Ono Double Fantasy 10 weeks

1981[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
5 January John Lennon and Yoko Ono Double Fantasy 10 weeks
12 January John Lennon and Yoko Ono Double Fantasy 10 weeks
19 January John Lennon and Yoko Ono Double Fantasy 10 weeks
26 January John Lennon and Yoko Ono Double Fantasy 10 weeks
2 February John Lennon and Yoko Ono Double Fantasy 10 weeks
9 February John Lennon and Yoko Ono Double Fantasy 10 weeks
16 February John Lennon and Yoko Ono Double Fantasy 10 weeks
23 February John Lennon and Yoko Ono Double Fantasy 10 weeks
2 March The Police Zenyatta Mondatta 1 week
9 March AC/DC Back in Black 1 week
16 March Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show Greatest Hits 4 weeks
23 March Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show Greatest Hits 4 weeks
30 March Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show Greatest Hits 4 weeks
6 April Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show Greatest Hits 4 weeks
13 April Cold Chisel Swingshift 2 weeks
20 April Cold Chisel Swingshift 2 weeks
27 April Split Enz Corroboree 3 weeks
4 May Split Enz Corroboree 3 weeks
11 May Split Enz Corroboree 3 weeks
18 May The Beatles The Beatles' Ballads 7 weeks
25 May The Beatles The Beatles' Ballads 7 weeks
1 June The Beatles The Beatles' Ballads 7 weeks
8 June The Beatles The Beatles' Ballads 7 weeks
15 June The Beatles The Beatles' Ballads 7 weeks
22 June The Beatles The Beatles' Ballads 7 weeks
29 June The Beatles The Beatles' Ballads 7 weeks
6 July Billy Field Bad Habits 2 weeks
13 July Billy Field Bad Habits 2 weeks
20 July Stars on 45 Stars on Long Play 2 weeks
27 July Stars on 45 Stars on Long Play 2 weeks
3 August Australian Crawl Sirocco 6 weeks
10 August Australian Crawl Sirocco 6 weeks
17 August Australian Crawl Sirocco 6 weeks
24 August Australian Crawl Sirocco 6 weeks
31 August Australian Crawl Sirocco 6 weeks
7 September Australian Crawl Sirocco 6 weeks
14 September Various artists Hitwave '81 1 week
21 September Stevie Nicks Bella Donna 1 week
28 September The Rolling Stones Tattoo You 11 weeks
5 October The Rolling Stones Tattoo You 11 weeks
12 October The Rolling Stones Tattoo You 11 weeks
19 October The Rolling Stones Tattoo You 11 weeks
26 October The Rolling Stones Tattoo You 11 weeks
2 November The Rolling Stones Tattoo You 11 weeks
9 November The Rolling Stones Tattoo You 11 weeks
16 November The Rolling Stones Tattoo You 11 weeks
23 November The Rolling Stones Tattoo You 11 weeks
30 November The Rolling Stones Tattoo You 11 weeks
7 December The Rolling Stones Tattoo You 11 weeks
14 December The Police Ghost in the Machine 1 week
21 December Men at Work Business as Usual 9 weeks
28 December Men at Work Business as Usual 9 weeks

1982[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
4 January Men at Work Business As Usual 9 weeks
11 January Men at Work Business As Usual 9 weeks
18 January Men at Work Business As Usual 9 weeks
24 January Men at Work Business As Usual 9 weeks
1 February Blondie The Best of Blondie 2 weeks
8 February Blondie The Best of Blondie 2 weeks
15 February Men at Work Business As Usual 9 weeks
22 February Men at Work Business As Usual 9 weeks
1 March Men at Work Business As Usual 9 weeks
8 March Cliff Richard Love Songs 2 weeks
15 March Cliff Richard Love Songs 2 weeks
22 March Moving Pictures Days of Innocence 7 weeks
29 March Moving Pictures Days of Innocence 7 weeks
5 April Moving Pictures Days of Innocence 7 weeks
12 April Moving Pictures Days of Innocence 7 weeks
19 April Moving Pictures Days of Innocence 7 weeks
26 April Moving Pictures Days of Innocence 7 weeks
3 May Moving Pictures Days of Innocence 7 weeks
10 May Cold Chisel Circus Animals 1 week
17 May Various Artists 1982 With A Bullet 5 weeks
24 May Various Artists 1982 With A Bullet 5 weeks
31 May Various Artists 1982 With A Bullet 5 weeks
7 June Various Artists 1982 With A Bullet 5 weeks
14 June Various Artists 1982 With A Bullet 5 weeks
21 June Split Enz Time And Tide 2 weeks
28 June Split Enz Time And Tide 2 weeks
5 July Duran Duran Rio 1 week
12 July Roxy Music Avalon 3 weeks
19 July Roxy Music Avalon 3 weeks
26 July Roxy Music Avalon 3 weeks
2 August Australian Crawl Sons of Beaches 5 weeks
9 August Australian Crawl Sons of Beaches 5 weeks
16 August Australian Crawl Sons of Beaches 5 weeks
23 August Australian Crawl Sons of Beaches 5 weeks
30 August Australian Crawl Sons of Beaches 5 weeks
6 September Various Artists 1982 Out of the Blue 5 weeks
13 September Various Artists 1982 Out of the Blue 5 weeks
20 September Various Artists 1982 Out of the Blue 5 weeks
27 September Various Artists 1982 Out of the Blue 5 weeks
4 October Various Artists 1982 Out of the Blue 5 weeks
11 October Dire Straits Love Over Gold 15 weeks
18 October Dire Straits Love Over Gold 15 weeks
25 October Dire Straits Love Over Gold 15 weeks
1 November Dire Straits Love Over Gold 15 weeks
8 November Dire Straits Love Over Gold 15 weeks
15 November Dire Straits Love Over Gold 15 weeks
22 November Dire Straits Love Over Gold 15 weeks
29 November Dire Straits Love Over Gold 15 weeks
6 December Dire Straits Love Over Gold 15 weeks
13 December Dire Straits Love Over Gold 15 weeks
20 December Dire Straits Love Over Gold 15 weeks
27 December Dire Straits Love Over Gold 15 weeks

1983[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
3 January Dire Straits Love Over Gold 15 weeks
10 January Dire Straits Love Over Gold 15 weeks
17 January John Lennon The John Lennon Collection 5 weeks
24 January John Lennon The John Lennon Collection 5 weeks
31 January John Lennon The John Lennon Collection 5 weeks
7 February John Lennon The John Lennon Collection 5 weeks
14 February John Lennon The John Lennon Collection 5 weeks
21 February The Carpenters Very Best of the Carpenters 1 week
28 February Olivia Newton-John Greatest Hits Vol 3 2 weeks
7 March Olivia Newton-John Greatest Hits Vol 3 2 weeks
14 March Cliff Richard 25 Years of Gold 3 weeks
21 March Cliff Richard 25 Years of Gold 3 weeks
28 March Cliff Richard 25 Years of Gold 3 weeks
4 April Toto IV 1 week
11 April Dire Straits Love Over Gold 15 weeks
18 April Various Artists Go For It 1 week
25 April David Bowie Let's Dance 1 week
2 May Men at Work Cargo 2 weeks
9 May Men at Work Cargo 2 weeks
16 May Various Artists 1983 The Hot Ones 4 weeks
23 May Various Artists 1983 The Hot Ones 4 weeks
30 May Various Artists 1983 The Hot Ones 4 weeks
6 June Various Artists 1983 The Hot Ones 4 weeks
13 June Michael Jackson Thriller 11 weeks
20 June The Beatles The Number Ones 1 week
27 June Michael Jackson Thriller 11 weeks
4 July Michael Jackson Thriller 11 weeks
11 July The Police Synchronicity 3 weeks
18 July The Police Synchronicity 3 weeks
25 July The Police Synchronicity 3 weeks
1 August Various Artists Keep On Dancing 3 weeks
8 August Various Artists Keep On Dancing 3 weeks
15 August Various Artists Keep On Dancing 3 weeks
22 August Original Soundtrack Flashdance 3 weeks
29 August Original Soundtrack Flashdance 3 weeks
5 September Original Soundtrack Flashdance 3 weeks
12 September Various Artists The Breakers '83 2 weeks
19 September Various Artists The Breakers '83 2 weeks
26 September Air Supply Greatest Hits 1 week
3 October Joe Cocker The Best of Joe Cocker 3 weeks
10 October Joe Cocker The Best of Joe Cocker 3 weeks
17 October Joe Cocker The Best of Joe Cocker 3 weeks
24 October Culture Club Colour by Numbers 7 weeks
31 October Culture Club Colour by Numbers 7 weeks
7 November Culture Club Colour by Numbers 7 weeks
14 November Culture Club Colour by Numbers 7 weeks
21 November Culture Club Colour by Numbers 7 weeks
28 November Various Artists 1983 ... Summer Breaks 3 weeks
5 December Various Artists 1983 ... Summer Breaks 3 weeks
12 December Various Artists 1983 ... Summer Breaks 3 weeks
19 December Various Artists Thru The Roof '83 5 weeks
26 December Various Artists Thru The Roof '83 5 weeks

1984[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
2 January Various Artists Thru the Roof '83 5 weeks
9 January Various Artists Thru the Roof '83 5 weeks
16 January Various Artists Thru the Roof '83 5 weeks
23 January Michael Jackson Thriller 11 weeks
30 January Michael Jackson Thriller 11 weeks
6 February Michael Jackson Thriller 11 weeks
13 February Michael Jackson Thriller 11 weeks
20 February Michael Jackson Thriller 11 weeks
27 February Michael Jackson Thriller 11 weeks
5 March Various Artists 1984 Shakin' 2 weeks
12 March Various Artists 1984 Shakin' 2 weeks
19 March Michael Jackson Thriller 11 weeks
26 March Michael Jackson Thriller 11 weeks
2 April INXS The Swing 5 weeks
9 April INXS The Swing 5 weeks
16 April INXS The Swing 5 weeks
23 April Cold Chisel Twentieth Century 1 week
30 April INXS The Swing 5 weeks
7 May INXS The Swing 5 weeks
14 May Various Artists Throbbin' '84 5 weeks
21 May Various Artists Throbbin' '84 5 weeks
28 May Various Artists Throbbin' '84 5 weeks
4 June Various Artists Throbbin' '84 5 weeks
11 June Various Artists Throbbin' '84 5 weeks
18 June Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down 3 weeks
25 June Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down 3 weeks
2 July Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down 3 weeks
9 July Elton John Breaking Hearts 3 weeks
16 July Elton John Breaking Hearts 3 weeks
23 July Elton John Breaking Hearts 3 weeks
30 July Culture Club Colour by Numbers 7 weeks
6 August Culture Club Colour by Numbers 7 weeks
13 August Soundtrack / Prince Purple Rain 1 week
20 August Rodney Rude Rodney Rude 2 weeks
27 August Rodney Rude Rodney Rude 2 weeks
3 September Various Artists H'its Huge '84 5 weeks
10 September Various Artists H'its Huge '84 5 weeks
17 September Various Artists H'its Huge '84 5 weeks
24 September Various Artists H'its Huge '84 5 weeks
1 October Various Artists H'its Huge '84 5 weeks
8 October Jimmy Barnes Bodyswerve 2 weeks
15 October Jimmy Barnes Bodyswerve 2 weeks
22 October Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA 8 weeks
29 October U2 The Unforgettable Fire 1 week
5 November Midnight Oil Red Sails in the Sunset 4 weeks
14 November Midnight Oil Red Sails in the Sunset 4 weeks
19 November Midnight Oil Red Sails in the Sunset 4 weeks
26 November Midnight Oil Red Sails in the Sunset 4 weeks
3 December Various Artists Choose 1985 9 weeks
10 December Various Artists Choose 1985 9 weeks
17 December Various Artists Choose 1985 9 weeks
24 December Various Artists Choose 1985 9 weeks
31 December Various Artists Choose 1985 9 weeks

1985[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
7 January Various Artists Choose 1985 9 weeks
14 January Various Artists Choose 1985 9 weeks
21 January Various Artists Choose 1985 9 weeks
28 January Various Artists Choose 1985 9 weeks
4 February Wham! Make It Big 2 weeks
11 February Wham! Make It Big 2 weeks
18 February Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA 8 weeks
25 February Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA 8 weeks
4 March Various Artists 1985 Comes Alive 4 weeks
11 March Various Artists 1985 Comes Alive 4 weeks
18 March Various Artists 1985 Comes Alive 4 weeks
25 March Various Artists 1985 Comes Alive 4 weeks
1 April Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA 8 weeks
8 April Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA 8 weeks
15 April Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA 8 weeks
22 April Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA 8 weeks
29 April Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA 8 weeks
6 May Phil Collins No Jacket Required 3 weeks
13 May Phil Collins No Jacket Required 3 weeks
20 May Phil Collins No Jacket Required 3 weeks
27 May Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
3 June Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
10 June Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
17 June Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
24 June Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
1 July Eurythmics Be Yourself Tonight 4 weeks
8 July Eurythmics Be Yourself Tonight 4 weeks
15 July Eurythmics Be Yourself Tonight 4 weeks
22 July Eurythmics Be Yourself Tonight 4 weeks
29 July Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
5 August Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
12 August Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
19 August Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
26 August Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
2 September Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
9 September Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
16 September Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
23 September Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
30 September Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
7 October Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
14 October INXS Listen Like Thieves 2 weeks
21 October INXS Listen Like Thieves 2 weeks
28 October Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
4 November Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
11 November Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
18 November Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
25 November Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
2 December Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
9 December Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
16 December Jimmy Barnes For The Working Class Man 7 weeks
23 December Jimmy Barnes For The Working Class Man 7 weeks
30 December Jimmy Barnes For The Working Class Man 7 weeks

1986[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
6 January Jimmy Barnes For The Working Class Man 7 weeks
13 January Jimmy Barnes For The Working Class Man 7 weeks
20 January Jimmy Barnes For The Working Class Man 7 weeks
27 January Jimmy Barnes For The Working Class Man 7 weeks
3 February Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
10 February Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
17 February Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
24 February Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
3 March Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
10 March Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
17 March Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
24 March Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
31 March Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
7 April Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
14 April Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks
21 April Sting The Dream of the Blue Turtles 3 weeks
28 April Sting The Dream of the Blue Turtles 3 weeks
5 May Sting The Dream of the Blue Turtles 3 weeks
12 May Various Artists 1986 Way To Go 3 weeks
19 May Various Artists 1986 Way To Go 3 weeks
26 May Various Artists 1986 Way To Go 3 weeks
2 June Whitney Houston Whitney Houston 11 weeks
9 June Whitney Houston Whitney Houston 11 weeks
16 June Whitney Houston Whitney Houston 11 weeks
23 June Whitney Houston Whitney Houston 11 weeks
30 June Whitney Houston Whitney Houston 11 weeks
7 July Whitney Houston Whitney Houston 11 weeks
14 July Whitney Houston Whitney Houston 11 weeks
21 July Whitney Houston Whitney Houston 11 weeks
28 July Whitney Houston Whitney Houston 11 weeks
4 August Madonna True Blue 2 weeks
11 August Madonna True Blue 2 weeks
18 August Whitney Houston Whitney Houston 11 weeks
25 August Whitney Houston Whitney Houston 11 weeks
1 September Various Artists 1986 Just For Kicks 4 weeks
8 September Various Artists 1986 Just For Kicks 4 weeks
15 September Various Artists 1986 Just For Kicks 4 weeks
22 September Various Artists 1986 Just For Kicks 4 weeks
29 September Cyndi Lauper True Colors 4 weeks
6 October Cyndi Lauper True Colors 4 weeks
13 October Cyndi Lauper True Colors 4 weeks
20 October Cyndi Lauper True Colors 4 weeks
27 October Paul Simon Graceland 5 weeks
3 November Paul Simon Graceland 5 weeks
10 November Paul Simon Graceland 5 weeks
17 November John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
24 November John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
1 December John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
8 December John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
15 December John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
22 December John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
29 December John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks

1987[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
5 January John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
12 January Various Artists Summer '87 2 weeks
19 January Various Artists Summer '87 2 weeks
26 January John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
2 February John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
9 February John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
16 February John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
23 February John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
2 March John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
9 March John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
16 March John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
23 March John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
30 March John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
6 April Paul Simon Graceland 5 weeks
13 April Paul Simon Graceland 5 weeks
20 April John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
27 April John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
4 May Various Artists 87 Hits Out 1 week
11 May John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
18 May John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
25 May John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
1 June John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
8 June Crowded House Crowded House 1 week
15 June John Farnham Whispering Jack 25 weeks
22 June Whitney Houston Whitney 3 weeks
29 June Whitney Houston Whitney 3 weeks
6 July Whitney Houston Whitney 3 weeks
13 July Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet 6 weeks
20 July Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet 6 weeks
27 July Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet 6 weeks
3 August Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet 6 weeks
10 August Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet 6 weeks
17 August Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet 6 weeks
24 August Midnight Oil Diesel And Dust 6 weeks
31 August Midnight Oil Diesel And Dust 6 weeks
7 September Midnight Oil Diesel And Dust 6 weeks
14 September Midnight Oil Diesel And Dust 6 weeks
21 September Midnight Oil Diesel And Dust 6 weeks
28 September Midnight Oil Diesel And Dust 6 weeks
5 October Icehouse Man of Colours 11 weeks
12 October Icehouse Man of Colours 11 weeks
19 October Icehouse Man of Colours 11 weeks
26 October Icehouse Man of Colours 11 weeks
2 November Icehouse Man of Colours 11 weeks
9 November Icehouse Man of Colours 11 weeks
16 November Icehouse Man of Colours 11 weeks
23 November Icehouse Man of Colours 11 weeks
30 November Icehouse Man of Colours 11 weeks
7 December Icehouse Man of Colours 11 weeks
14 December Icehouse Man of Colours 11 weeks
21 December Jimmy Barnes Freight Train Heart 5 weeks
28 December Jimmy Barnes Freight Train Heart 5 weeks

1988[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
4 January Jimmy Barnes Freight Train Heart 5 weeks
11 January Jimmy Barnes Freight Train Heart 5 weeks
18 January Jimmy Barnes Freight Train Heart 5 weeks
25 January The Twelfth Man Wired World of Sports 3 weeks
1 February The Twelfth Man Wired World of Sports 3 weeks
8 February The Twelfth Man Wired World of Sports 3 weeks
15 February Soundtrack Dirty Dancing 8 weeks
22 February Soundtrack Dirty Dancing 8 weeks
29 February Soundtrack Dirty Dancing 8 weeks
7 March Soundtrack Dirty Dancing 8 weeks
14 March Soundtrack Dirty Dancing 8 weeks
21 March Soundtrack Dirty Dancing 8 weeks
28 March Soundtrack Dirty Dancing 8 weeks
4 April Soundtrack Dirty Dancing 8 weeks
11 April Rick Astley Whenever You Need Somebody 1 week
18 April Various Artists Hit Pix '88 2 weeks
25 April Various Artists Hit Pix '88 2 weeks
2 May Terence Trent D'Arby Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby 5 weeks
9 May Terence Trent D'Arby Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby 5 weeks
16 May Terence Trent D'Arby Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby 5 weeks
23 May Terence Trent D'Arby Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby 5 weeks
30 May Terence Trent D'Arby Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby 5 weeks
6 June Soundtrack Good Morning, Vietnam 2 weeks
13 June Soundtrack Good Morning, Vietnam 2 weeks
20 June Bananarama Wow 1 week
27 June Various Artists '88 Kix On 4 weeks
4 July Various Artists '88 Kix On 4 weeks
11 July Various Artists '88 Kix On 4 weeks
18 July Various Artists '88 Kix On 4 weeks
25 July Crowded House Temple of Low Men 1 week
1 August John Farnham Age of Reason 8 weeks
8 August John Farnham Age of Reason 8 weeks
15 August John Farnham Age of Reason 8 weeks
22 August John Farnham Age of Reason 8 weeks
29 August John Farnham Age of Reason 8 weeks
5 September John Farnham Age of Reason 8 weeks
12 September John Farnham Age of Reason 8 weeks
19 September John Farnham Age of Reason 8 weeks
26 September Various Artists 88 The Winners 4 weeks
3 October Various Artists 88 The Winners 4 weeks
10 October Various Artists 88 The Winners 4 weeks
17 October Bon Jovi New Jersey 1 week
24 October Various Artists 88 The Winners 4 weeks
31 October U2 Rattle and Hum 5 weeks
7 November U2 Rattle and Hum 5 weeks
14 November U2 Rattle and Hum 5 weeks
21 November U2 Rattle and Hum 5 weeks
28 November U2 Rattle and Hum 5 weeks
5 December Jimmy Barnes Barnestorming 3 weeks
12 December Jimmy Barnes Barnestorming 3 weeks
19 December Jimmy Barnes Barnestorming 3 weeks
26 December Various Artists Summer '89 2 weeks

1989[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
2 January Various artists Summer '89 2 weeks
9 January Soundtrack by various artists Cocktail 5 weeks
16 January Soundtrack by various artists Cocktail 5 weeks
23 January Soundtrack by various artists Cocktail 5 weeks
30 January Soundtrack by various artists Cocktail 5 weeks
6 February Soundtrack by various artists Cocktail 5 weeks
13 February Traveling Wilburys Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 2 weeks
20 February Traveling Wilburys Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 2 weeks
27 February Roy Orbison Mystery Girl 4 weeks
6 March Roy Orbison Mystery Girl 4 weeks
13 March Roy Orbison Mystery Girl 4 weeks
20 March Roy Orbison Mystery Girl 4 weeks
27 March Various artists Hits of '89 Volume 1 5 weeks
3 April Various artists Hits of '89 Volume 1 5 weeks
10 April Various artists Hits of '89 Volume 1 5 weeks
17 April Various artists Hits of '89 Volume 1 5 weeks
24 April Various artists Hits of '89 Volume 1 5 weeks
1 May 1927 …ish 3 weeks
8 May 1927 …ish 3 weeks
15 May 1927 …ish 3 weeks
22 May Daryl Braithwaite Edge 3 weeks
29 May Daryl Braithwaite Edge 3 weeks
5 June Daryl Braithwaite Edge 3 weeks
12 June John Cougar Mellencamp Big Daddy 1 week
19 June Soundtrack by Bette Midler Beaches 4 weeks
26 June Soundtrack by Bette Midler Beaches 4 weeks
3 July Soundtrack by Bette Midler Beaches 4 weeks
10 July Fine Young Cannibals The Raw and the Cooked 1 week
17 July Soundtrack by Bette Midler Beaches 4 weeks
24 July Def Leppard Hysteria 3 weeks
31 July Def Leppard Hysteria 3 weeks
7 August Def Leppard Hysteria 3 weeks
14 August Ian Moss Matchbook 3 weeks
21 August Ian Moss Matchbook 3 weeks
28 August Ian Moss Matchbook 3 weeks
4 September Andrew Lloyd Webber The Premiere Collection 1 week
11 September Richard Marx Repeat Offender 7 weeks
18 September Richard Marx Repeat Offender 7 weeks
25 September Richard Marx Repeat Offender 7 weeks
2 October Richard Marx Repeat Offender 7 weeks
9 October Richard Marx Repeat Offender 7 weeks
16 October Richard Marx Repeat Offender 7 weeks
23 October Richard Marx Repeat Offender 7 weeks
30 October John Williamson Warragul 1 week
6 November Billy Joel Storm Front 2 weeks
13 November Billy Joel Storm Front 2 weeks
20 November Cher Heart of Stone 1 week
27 November Phil Collins …But Seriously 3 weeks
4 December Phil Collins …But Seriously 3 weeks
11 December Phil Collins …But Seriously 3 weeks
18 December Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers The Album 3 weeks
25 December Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers The Album 3 weeks

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