Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s by CharlieBarley

My 80s chart has an unashamed large quota of 80s pop in it. The 80s were a brilliant decade for both pop and indie. They were also the decade of my childhood so 80s pop is going to figure quite highly in any 80s chart of mine due to nostalgia. Still I hope there is enough indie and r'n'b music in there too to make it a balanced chart.

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[First added to this chart: 11/13/2016]
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1987
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21,974
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[First added to this chart: 11/13/2016]
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1989
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29,198
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[First added to this chart: 11/13/2016]
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1989
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28,236
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[First added to this chart: 01/09/2018]
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1982
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5,854
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1985
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20,005
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[First added to this chart: 09/28/2021]
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1983
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602
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[First added to this chart: 11/13/2016]
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1985
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4,923
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[First added to this chart: 12/01/2020]
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1987
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1,106
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9. (6) Down3
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[First added to this chart: 11/13/2016]
Year of Release:
1984
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4,276
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10. (7) Down3
[First added to this chart: 11/13/2016]
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1981
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894
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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s composition

Year Albums %


1980 12 12%
1981 9 9%
1982 7 7%
1983 9 9%
1984 10 10%
1985 6 6%
1986 9 9%
1987 14 14%
1988 12 12%
1989 12 12%
Artist Albums %


The Cure 8 8%
The Smiths 4 4%
R.E.M. 3 3%
U2 3 3%
Depeche Mode 3 3%
Bruce Springsteen 3 3%
ABBA 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 56 56%
United States 29 29%
Ireland 5 5%
Canada 2 2%
Mixed Nationality 2 2%
Australia 2 2%
Sweden 2 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 92 92%
Yes 8 8%
Live? Albums %
No 98 98%
Yes 2 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%

Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s chart changes

Biggest climbers
Climber Up 6 from 12th to 6th
Live "Under A Blood Red Sky"
by U2
Climber Up 5 from 13th to 8th
The Lion And The Cobra
by Sinéad O'Connor
Climber Up 5 from 10th to 5th
Hounds Of Love
by Kate Bush
Biggest fallers
Faller Down 3 from 6th to 9th
Legend
by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Faller Down 3 from 7th to 10th
The Visitors
by ABBA
Faller Down 3 from 8th to 11th
Born In The U.S.A.
by Bruce Springsteen

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From 11/03/2020 23:41
I like greatest hits records

Some of them have as much character as a studio album.

Plus even Rolling Stone magazine included comps in its top 500, notably The Great Twenty Eight by Chuck Berry (which has been hotly debated over before in the forums).
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From 11/03/2020 23:08
just 30 albums in common
why enter greatist hits records for this list friend?
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