Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s by EyeKanFly

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Year of Release:
1985
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179
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[First added to this chart: 10/21/2019]
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1986
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489
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3. (7) Up4
Stop Making Sense 
Live soundtrack
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[First added to this chart: 07/23/2013]
Year of Release:
1984
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4,470
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4. (3) Down1
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[First added to this chart: 06/24/2013]
Year of Release:
1984
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1,086
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[First added to this chart: 06/24/2013]
Year of Release:
1989
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25,886
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Year of Release:
1989
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84
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[First added to this chart: 10/20/2019]
Year of Release:
1984
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8,270
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8. (5) Down3
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[First added to this chart: 10/20/2019]
Year of Release:
1982
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3,130
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[First added to this chart: 01/18/2024]
Year of Release:
1987
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1,138
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Year of Release:
1988
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36
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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s composition

Year Albums %


1980 11 11%
1981 3 3%
1982 13 13%
1983 8 8%
1984 19 19%
1985 7 7%
1986 11 11%
1987 12 12%
1988 6 6%
1989 10 10%
Country Albums %


United States 38 38%
United Kingdom 24 24%
Germany 4 4%
Japan 4 4%
Mixed Nationality 4 4%
Australia 3 3%
Canada 3 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 91 91%
Yes 9 9%
Live? Albums %
No 92 92%
Yes 8 8%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 94 94%
Yes 6 6%

Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s chart changes

Biggest climbers
Climber Up 18 from 40th to 22nd
Toto IV
by Toto
Climber Up 18 from 34th to 16th
Substance 1987
by New Order
Climber Up 14 from 58th to 44th
Welcome To The Pleasuredome
by Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Biggest fallers
Faller Down 80 from 15th to 95th
Rum Sodomy & The Lash
by The Pogues
Faller Down 61 from 13th to 74th
Born Sandy Devotional
by The Triffids
Faller Down 49 from 30th to 79th
Raising Hell
by Run-D.M.C.
New entries
New entryDvořák: Symphonie No. 9; Bedřich Smetana: Die Moldau
by Herbert von Karajan / Wiener Philharmoniker
New entryThree Cheers For Our Side
by Flipper's Guitar
New entryMozart: Symphonies Nos. 25, 28 & 29
by Sir Charles Mackerras / Prague Chamber Orchestra
New entryStraight From The Heart
by Abdel Aziz El Mubarak
New entrySound Affects
by The Jam
New entryTchaikovsky: Ballet Suites: Sleeping Beauty; Swan Lake; Nutcracker
by Mstislav Rostropovich / Berliner Philharmoniker
New entryAny Other Way To Go?
by Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers
New entrySynthesizing: Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat
by Charanjit Singh
New entryStar Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
by John Williams (US)
New entryProkofiev: Romeo And Juliet (Selection); Symphony No. 1 "Classical"
by Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
New entryNelson Mandela
by Youssou N'Dour
New entrySingles Collection: The London Years
by The Rolling Stones
New entryYemenite Songs
by Ofra Haza
New entryVilla-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras Nos. 1, 2, 5, 9
by Victoria De Los Angeles & Heitor Villa-Lobos / Orchestre National De La Radiodiffusion Française
New entryCopland: Fanfare For The Common Man; Appalachian Spring' Rodeo, Billy The Kid
by Leonard Bernstein / New York Philharmonic
New entryTender Prey
by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
New entryRavel: Bolero; La Valse; Rapsodie Espagnole; Alborada Del Gracioso
by Charles Dutoit / Orchestre Symphonique De Montréal
New entryRichard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie
by Bernard Haitink / Concertgebouw Orchestra
New entryJ.S. Bach: Messe In H-Moll
by Philippe Herreweghe / Collegium Vocale Gent
New entryAbdel Aziz El Mubarak
by Abdel Aziz El Mubarak
New entryGrieg: Peer Gynt; Sigurd Jorsalfar (Complete Recordings)
by Neeme Järvi / Göteborgs Symfoniker
New entryArvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa
by Keith Jarrett / Gidon Kremer; Dennis Russell Davies / Staatsorchester Stuttgart; The 12 Cellists Of The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Saulius Sondeckis / Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra / Alfred Schnittke
New entryDúdoltam Én: Sebestyén Márta / Márta Sebestyén Sings
by Márta Sebestyén & Muzsikás
New entryTchaikovsky: 1812 Overture; Romeo & Juliet; The Nutcracker Suite
by Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
New entryKoyaanisqatsi
by Philip Glass
New entryHolst: The Planets
by Charles Dutoit / Orchestre Symphonique De Montréal
New entryBritten: The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra; Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge; Simple Symphony
by Benjamin Britten / English Chamber Orchestra / London Symphony Orchestra
New entryRide On Time
by 山下達郎 [Tatsuro Yamashita]
New entryBrahms: Klavierquintett Op. 34; Piano Quintet
by Maurizio Pollini / Quartetto Italiano
New entryBlack Codes (From The Underground)
by Wynton Marsalis
New entryMahler: Symphonie No. 2 "Resurrection"
by Leonard Bernstein / New York Philharmonic / Westminster Choir / Barbara Hendricks / Christa Ludwig
New entryMahler: Symphonie No. 9
by Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
New entryNight And Day
by Joe Jackson
New entryTchaikovsky / Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos
by Charles Dutoit / Orchestre Symphonique De Montréal / Kyung-Wha Chung
New entryГруппа крови [Gruppa Krovi]
by Кино [Kino]
New entryTop Gun (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
by Various Artists
New entryHats
by The Blue Nile
New entryLand Of Mystery
by Black Hole
New entryNew York
by Lou Reed
New entryGlassworks
by Philip Glass
New entry13 Songs
by Fugazi
New entryLive "Under A Blood Red Sky"
by U2
New entryE2-E4
by Manuel Göttsching
New entryEvolution
by Shintaro Quintet
New entryCome Away With ESG
by ESG
New entrySome Great Reward
by Depeche Mode
New entryHaydn / Hummel / L. Mozart: Trumpet Concertos
by Raymond Leppard / National Philharmonic Orchestra / Wynton Marsalis
New entryBrotherhood
by New Order
Leavers
Leaver The Perfect Prescription
by Spacemen 3
Leaver Isn't Anything
by My Bloody Valentine
Leaver Fugazi
by Fugazi
Leaver Power, Corruption & Lies
by New Order
Leaver Djam Leelii
by Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck
Leaver Steve McQueen
by Prefab Sprout
Leaver This Is The Sea
by The Waterboys
Leaver Reign In Blood
by Slayer
Leaver 3 Feet High And Rising
by De La Soul
Leaver Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963
by Sam Cooke
Leaver Amadeus (Original Soundtrack Recording)
by Various Artists
Leaver Kollaps
by Einstürzende Neubauten
Leaver Run-D.M.C.
by Run-D.M.C.
Leaver Ignite The Seven Cannons
by Felt
Leaver Planet Rock: The Album
by Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force
Leaver Wave Notation 1: Music For Nine Post Cards
by 吉村弘 [Hiroshi Yoshimura]
Leaver Bad Brains
by Bad Brains
Leaver Fantastic Voyage
by Lakeside
Leaver Piece Of Mind
by Iron Maiden
Leaver Double Nickels On The Dime
by Minutemen
Leaver On Fire
by Galaxie 500
Leaver Actually
by Pet Shop Boys
Leaver Damaged
by Black Flag
Leaver Too-Rye-Ay
by Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners
Leaver Songs About Fucking
by Big Black
Leaver Moving Pictures
by Rush
Leaver Big Science
by Laurie Anderson
Leaver Powerslave
by Iron Maiden
Leaver The Dreaming
by Kate Bush
Leaver Life's Too Good
by The Sugarcubes
Leaver Shaka Zulu
by Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Leaver Zen Arcade
by Hüsker Dü
Leaver Combat Rock
by The Clash
Leaver Gracias Por La Música
by ABBA
Leaver Sandinista!
by The Clash
Leaver Bummed
by Happy Mondays
Leaver Bad
by Michael Jackson
Leaver Storm Front
by Billy Joel
Leaver Talk Talk Talk
by The Psychedelic Furs
Leaver Scary Monsters... And Super Creeps
by David Bowie
Leaver Melodies
by 山下達郎 [Tatsuro Yamashita]
Leaver Tracy Chapman
by Tracy Chapman
Leaver Double Fantasy
by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Leaver Sign 'O' The Times
by Prince
Leaver Green
by 吉村弘 [Hiroshi Yoshimura]
Leaver The Hurting
by Tears For Fears
Leaver 1999
by Prince
Leaver Screaming For Vengeance
by Judas Priest

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Best Artists of the 1980s
1. The Smiths
2. Prince
3. Pixies
4. The Cure
5. Talking Heads
6. U2
7. Metallica
8. Kate Bush
9. R.E.M.
10. The Stone Roses
11. Sonic Youth
12. Michael Jackson
13. Bruce Springsteen
14. Tom Waits
15. Iron Maiden
16. Prince And The Revolution
17. Joy Division
18. New Order
19. Talk Talk
20. Rush
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