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Notes:

* All dates listed are 'week-ending' dates
* These tables chronologically list all the UK's number one albums, the date the album reached its peak position, the artist name, album title and the number of weeks it spent in the #1 slot.

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Number 1 Albums - 1980s
1980
re12 JanAbbaGreatest Hits Volume 21
22119 JanPretendersPretenders4
22216 FebVarious artist comp. (Motown)The Last Dance2
22301 MarShadowsString Of Hits3
22422 MarJohnny MathisTears And Laughter2
22505 AprGenesisDuke2
22619 AprRose RoyceGreatest Hits2
22703 MaySkySky 22
22817 MayBoney MThe Magic Of Boney M2
22931 MayPaul McCartneyMcCartney II2
23014 JunPeter GabrielPeter Gabriel2
23128 JunRoxy MusicFlesh And Blood1
23205 JulRolling StonesEmotional Rescue2
23319 JulQueenThe Game2
23402 AugDeep PurpleDeepest Purple1
23509 AugAC/DCBack In Black2
re23 AugRoxy MusicFlesh And Blood3
23613 SepGary NumanTelekon1
23720 SepKate BushNever For Ever1
23827 SepDavid BowieScary Monsters And Super Creeps2
23911 OctPoliceZenyatta Mondatta4
24008 NovBarbra StreisandGuilty2
24122 NovAbbaSuper Trouper9

1981
24224 JanAdam & The AntsKings Of The Wild Frontier2
24307 FebJohn Lennon & Yoko OnoDouble Fantasy2
24421 FebPhil CollinsFace Value3
re14 MarAdam & The AntsKings Of The Wild Frontier10
24523 MayStar SoundStars On 455
24627 JunMotorheadNo Sleep Till Hammersmith1
24704 JulVarious artist comp. (Ronco)Disco Daze And Disco Nites1
24811 JulCliff RichardLove Songs5
24915 AugVarious artist comp.The Official BBC Album Of The Royal Wedding2
25029 AugElectric Light OrchestraTime2
25112 SepMeat LoafDead Ringer2
25226 SepGenesisAbacab2
25310 OctPoliceGhost In The Machine3
25431 OctHuman LeagueDare!1
25507 NovShakin' StevensShaky1
25614 NovQueenQueen's Greatest Hits4
25712 DecVarious artist comp. (K-Tel)Chart Hits '811
25819 DecAbbaThe Visitors3

1982
re09 JanHuman LeagueDare!3
25930 JanBarbra StreisandLove Songs7
26020 MarJamThe Gift1
re27 MarBarbra StreisandLove Songs1
26110 AprIron MaidenThe Number Of The Beast2
26224 AprStatus Quo19821
26301 MayBarry ManilowBarry Live In Britain1
26408 MayPaul McCartneyTug Of War2
26522 MayMadnessComplete Madness2
26605 JunRoxy MusicAvalon1
re12 JunMadnessComplete Madness1
re19 JunRoxy MusicAvalon2
26703 JulABCThe Lexicon Of Love4
26824 JulOriginal SoundtrackFame2
26907 AugKids From FameThe Kids From Fame8
27002 OctDire StraitsLove Over Gold4
re30 OctKids From FameThe Kids From Fame4
27127 NovAbbaThe Singles - The First Ten Years1
27204 DecJohn LennonThe John Lennon Collection6

1983
27315 JanVarious artist comp. (Ronco)Raiders Of The Pop Charts2
27429 JanMen At WorkBusiness As Usual5
27505 MarMichael JacksonThriller1
27612 MarU2War1
re19 MarMichael JacksonThriller1
27726 MarTears For FearsThe Hurting1
27802 AprPink FloydThe Final Cut2
27916 AprBonnie TylerFaster Than The Speed Of Night1
28023 AprDavid BowieLet's Dance3
28114 MaySpandau BalletTrue1
re21 MayMichael JacksonThriller5
28225 JunPoliceSynchronicity2
28309 JulWham!Fantastic!2
28423 JulYazooYou And Me Both2
28506 AugBeach BoysThe Very Best Of The Beach Boys2
28620 AugMichael Jackson Plus The Jackson Five18 Greatest Hits3
re10 SepBeach BoysThe Very Best Of The Beach Boys1
28717 SepPaul YoungNo Parlez1
28824 SepUB40Labour Of Love1
re01 OctPaul YoungNo Parlez2
28915 OctGenesisGenesis1
29022 OctCulture ClubColour By Numbers3
29112 NovLionel RichieCan't Slow Down1
re19 NovCulture ClubColour By Numbers2
29203 DecDuran DuranSeven And The Ragged Tiger1
re10 DecPaul YoungNo Parlez1
29317 DecVarious artist comp. (EMI/Virgin)Now That's What I Call Music1

1984
re14 JanPaul YoungNo Parlez1
re21 JanVarious artist comp. (EMI/Virgin)Now That's What I Call Music1
re28 JanMichael JacksonThriller1
29404 FebEurythmicsTouch2
29518 FebSimple MindsSparkle In The Rain1
29625 FebThompson TwinsInto The Gap3
29717 MarHoward JonesHuman's Lib2
re31 MarLionel RichieCan't Slow Down2
29814 AprVarious artist comp. (Virgin/EMI)Now That's What I Call Music II1
29919 MayBob Marley & The WailersLegend - The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers12
30011 AugVarious artist comp. (Virgin/EMI)Now That's What I Call Music III1
30106 OctDavid BowieTonight1
30213 OctU2The Unforgettable Fire2
30327 OctBig CountrySteeltown1
30403 NovPaul McCartneyGive My Regards To Broad Street (OST)1
30510 NovFrankie Goes To HollywoodWelcome To The Pleasuredome1
30617 NovWham!Make It Big2
30701 DecVarious artist comp. (CBS/WEA)The Hits Album/The Hits Tape - 32 Original Hits7

1985
30819 JanAlison MoyetAlf1
30926 JanForeignerAgent Provocateur3
31016 FebBruce SpringsteenBorn In The U.S.A.1
31123 FebSmithsMeat Is Murder1
31202 MarPhil CollinsNo Jacket Required5
31306 AprPaul YoungThe Secret Of Association1
31413 AprVarious artist comp. (CBS/WEA)The Hits Album 2/The Hits Tape 26
31525 MayDire StraitsBrothers In Arms2
31608 JunStyle CouncilOur Favourite Shop1
31715 JunBryan FerryBoys And Girls2
31829 JunMarillionMisplaced Childhood1
re06 JulBruce SpringsteenBorn In The U.S.A.4
re03 AugDire StraitsBrothers In Arms2
31917 AugVarious artist comp. (Virgin/EMI)Now That's What I Call Music 51
32021 SepMadonnaLike A Virgin1
32128 SepKate BushHounds Of Love2
re12 OctMadonnaLike A Virgin1
re19 OctKate BushHounds Of Love1
32226 OctGeorge BensonThe Love Songs1
32302 NovSimple MindsOnce Upon A Time1
re09 NovGeorge BensonThe Love Songs1
32416 NovSadePromise2
32530 NovVarious artist comp. (Telstar)The Greatest Hits Of 19851
32607 DecVarious artist comp. (Virgin/EMI)Now That's What I Call Music 61
32721 DecVarious artist comp. (Virgin/EMI)Now - The Christmas Album2

1986
re04 JanVarious artist comp. (Virgin/EMI)Now That's What I Call Music 61
re18 JanDire StraitsBrothers In Arms10
32829 MarVarious artist comp. (CBS/WEA)Hits 44
32926 AprBryan Ferry & Roxy MusicStreet Life - 20 Great Hits5
33031 MayPeter GabrielSo2
33114 JunQueenA Kind Of Magic1
33221 JunGenesisInvisible Touch3
33312 JulMadonnaTrue Blue6
33423 AugVarious artist comp. (Virgin/EMI)Now That's What I Call Music 71
33527 SepFive StarSilk And Steel1
33604 OctPaul SimonGraceland5
33708 NovPoliceEvery Breath You Take - The Singles2
33822 NovVarious artist comp. (CBS/WEA)Hits 52
33906 DecVarious artist comp. (EMI/Virgin)Now That's What I Call Music 81

1987
34017 JanKate BushThe Whole Story2
re31 JanPaul SimonGraceland3
34121 FebLondon Stage CastThe Phantom Of The Opera3
34214 MarHot ChocolateThe Very Best Of Hot Chocolate1
34321 MarU2The Joshua Tree2
34404 AprVarious artist comp. (Virgin/EMI)Now That's What I Call Music 91
34509 MayCuriosity Killed The CatKeep Your Distance2
34623 MaySwing Out SisterIt's Better To Travel2
34706 JunSimple MindsLive In The City Of Light1
34813 JunWhitney HoustonWhitney6
34925 JulTerence Trent D'ArbyIntroducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D'Arby1
35001 AugVarious artist comp. (CBS/WEA)Hits 64
35129 AugDef LeppardHysteria1
re05 SepVarious artist comp. (CBS/WEA)Hits 61
35212 SepMichael JacksonBad5
35317 OctBruce SpringsteenTunnel Of Love1
35424 OctStingNothing Like The Sun1
35531 OctFleetwood MacTango In The Night2
35614 NovGeorge MichaelFaith1
35721 NovT'PauBridge Of Spies1
35828 NovRick AstleyWhenever You Need Somebody1
35905 DecVarious artist comp. (EMI/Virgin)Now That's What I Call Music 106

1988
36016 JanWet Wet WetPopped In Souled Out1
36123 JanJohnny Hates JazzTurn Back The Clock1
re30 JanTerence Trent D'ArbyIntroducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D'Arby1
36226 MarMorrisseyViva Hate1
36302 AprVarious artist comp. (EMI/Virgin)Now That's What I Call Music 111
36423 AprIron MaidenSeventh Son Of A Seventh Son1
36530 AprErasureThe Innocents1
re07 MayFleetwood MacTango In The Night1
36621 MayPrinceLovesexy1
re28 MayFleetwood MacTango In The Night1
36704 JunVarious artist comp. (CBS)Nite Flite1
36802 JulTracy ChapmanTracy Chapman1
36923 JulVarious artist comp. (EMI/Virgin)Now That's What I Call Music 121
37027 AugKylie MinogueKylie - The Album1
37124 SepVarious artist comp. (Vertigo)Hot City Nights1
37201 OctBon JoviNew Jersey1
37315 OctChris de BurghFlying Colours1
37422 OctU2Rattle And Hum1
37529 OctDire StraitsMoney For Nothing1
re19 NovKylie MinogueKylie - The Album1
37703 DecVarious artist comp. (EMI/Virgin)Now That's What I Call Music 131
37724 DecCliff RichardPrivate Collection 1979-19882

1989
re07 JanVarious artist comp. (EMI/Virgin)Now That's What I Call Music 131
re14 JanErasureThe Innocents1
37821 JanRoy OrbisonThe Legendary Roy Orbison3
37911 FebNew OrderTechnique1
38018 FebFine Young CannibalsThe Raw And The Cooked1
38125 FebSimply RedA New Flame4
38225 MarGloria Estefan & Miami Sound MachineAnything For You1
38301 AprMadonnaLike A Prayer2
38415 AprDeacon BlueWhen The World Knows Your Name2
re29 AprSimply RedA New Flame1
38506 MayHolly JohnsonBlast!1
38613 MaySimple MindsStreet Fighting Years1
38720 MayJason DonovanTen Good Reasons2
38803 JunQueenThe Miracle1
re10 JunJason DonovanTen Good Reasons2
38924 JunPaul McCartneyFlowers In The Dirt1
39001 JulPrinceBatman (OST)1
39108 JulTransvision VampVelveteen1
39215 JulSoul II SoulClub Classics Volume One1
re22 JulSimply RedA New Flame4
39305 AugGloria EstefanCuts Both Ways6
39416 SepLondon Stage CastAspects Of Love1
39523 SepEurythmicsWe Too Are One1
39630 SepTina TurnerForeign Affair1
39707 OctTears For FearsThe Seeds Of Love1
39814 OctTracy ChapmanCrossroads1
39921 OctKylie MinogueEnjoy Yourself1
40028 OctErasureWild!2
40111 NovChris ReaThe Road To Hell3
40202 DecPhil Collins... But Seriously8

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