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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s by weston (2019)

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GracelandUnited States Paul Simon

(First added to chart: 09/01/2017)
Year of Release:1986Appears in:870 charts
Rank in 1986:3Rank Score:20,822
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:127
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,072 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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Remain In LightUnited States Talking Heads

(First added to chart: 09/01/2017)
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,530 charts
Rank in 1980:1Rank Score:47,736
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:39
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,772 votes)
Comments: 148 comments
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Spirit Of EdenUnited Kingdom Talk Talk

(First added to chart: 09/01/2017)
Year of Release:1988Appears in:700 charts
Rank in 1988:3Rank Score:16,081
Rank in 1980s20Overall Rank:170
Average Rating:  84/100 (761 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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PiratesUnited States Rickie Lee Jones

(First added to chart: 09/01/2017)
Year of Release:1981Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1981:49Rank Score:697
Rank in 1980s459Overall Rank:2,885
Average Rating:  76/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Purple RainUnited States Prince And The Revolution

(First added to chart: 09/01/2017)
Year of Release:1984Appears in:1,050 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:26,157
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:97
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,241 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen

(First added to chart: 09/01/2017)
Year of Release:1984Appears in:673 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:13,707
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,058 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty

(First added to chart: 09/01/2017)
Year of Release:1989Appears in:352 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:4,336
Rank in 1980s92Overall Rank:605
Average Rating:  77/100 (426 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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8. (7) Down1

The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths

(First added to chart: 09/01/2017)
Year of Release:1986Appears in:2,013 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:76,909
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,349 votes)
Comments: 219 comments
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Common OneUnited Kingdom Van Morrison

(First added to chart: 09/01/2017)
Year of Release:1980Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1980:79Rank Score:422
Rank in 1980s664Overall Rank:4,261
Average Rating:  74/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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The Joshua TreeIreland U2

(First added to chart: 09/01/2017)
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,540 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:49,923
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:37
Average Rating:  82/100 (2,055 votes)
Comments: 199 comments
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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s composition

Year Albums %


1980 17 17%
1981 6 6%
1982 10 10%
1983 10 10%
1984 7 7%
1985 8 8%
1986 9 9%
1987 9 9%
1988 11 11%
1989 13 13%
Artist Albums %


Van Morrison 4 4%
Talking Heads 4 4%
Bruce Springsteen 4 4%
Tom Waits 3 3%
Neil Young 2 2%
Prince 2 2%
Lyle Lovett 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 50 50%
United Kingdom 35 35%
Mixed Nationality 6 6%
Canada 5 5%
Ireland 2 2%
Jamaica 1 1%
Australia 1 1%

Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 7 from 63rd to 56th
Speaking In Tongues
by Talking Heads
climbers Up 7 from 62nd to 55th
Oh Mercy
by Bob Dylan
climbers Up 4 from 58th to 54th
Zenyatta Mondatta
by The Police
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 5 from 11th to 16th
Thriller
by Michael Jackson
fallers Down 5 from 41st to 46th
The River
by Bruce Springsteen
fallers Down 5 from 52nd to 57th
Hard Promises
by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
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Yes - Graceland is not only the best album in the 80's - but ever if you ask me
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