List of Top 25 albums for 1980 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 1980. These were the best charting albums in Australia for 1980. 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. The Wall Pink Floyd 1 4
2. Glass Houses Billy Joel 2
3. True Colours Split Enz 1 10
4. East Cold Chisel 2
5. Off the Wall Michael Jackson 1 2
6. Stardust Willie Nelson 5
7. The Rose Soundtrack / Bette Midler 3
8. The Boys Light Up Australian Crawl 4
9. Can't Stop the Music Soundtrack / Village People 1 9
10. Regatta de Blanc The Police 1 2
11. Unmasked Kiss 3
12. Xanadu Motion Picture Soundtrack 1 6
13. The B-52's The B-52's 7
14. Back in Black AC/DC 1 1 (pkd #1 in 1981)
15. Dynasty Kiss 2
16. Night Rains Janis Ian 11
17. Tusk Fleetwood Mac 2
18. Scary Monsters David Bowie 1 5
19. Emotional Rescue Rolling Stones 4
20. Against the Wind Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band 6
21. Middle Man Boz Scaggs 11
22. Guilty Barbra Streisand 1 6
23. The Pretenders The Pretenders 6
24. Give Me the Night George Benson 6
25. 21 at 33 Elton John 7


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"