Albums from the Year 1982

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This page lists the top albums of 1982 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described in the site generation page. A list of biggest hit songs of 1982 can be found here.

The top ten album artists of 1982 were:

1:Michael Jackson2:Men At Work3:Paul McCartney4:Roxy Music5:Toto
6:Asia7:Dire Straits8:Simon & Garfunkel9:Prince10:Duran Duran
# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Michael Jackson Thriller 1982 UK 1 - Dec 1982 (217 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1983, US 1 of 1983, US num 1 for 37 weeks - Feb 1983, US BB 1 of 1983, Library of Congress artifact (1984), Canada 1 for 13 weeks - 1983, Germany 1 for 11 weeks - Jun 1983, Germany 1 - Mar 1983 (147 weeks), Sweden 1 - Dec 1982 (72 weeks), Australia num 1 for 11 weeks - Jun 1983, Australia (Kent) 1 of 1983 (peak 1), New Zealand 1 for 11 - Jun 1983, Japan 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1984, Italy 1 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 1 of 1983 (peak 1, 113 weeks), Global 1 - 50 M claimed, Internet 1 - 54 M claimed (1982), Grammy in 1983, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1982), BEA 1 of 1982, Worldwide 1 - 46 M, 2 x Diamond in Canada (certified in Apr 1984), US sales 28 M (according to RIAA), US 27 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2005), US (Sup) 29 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 2009), UK 11 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jul 1992), Germany 3 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1995), Argentina Diamond (1982), UK Radio2 2, DMDB 2, Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1984), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2009), Austria 3 - Feb 1983 (22 months), NARM 3, Defin200 3 (1982), Switzerland 4 - Nov 1983 (52 weeks), Channel4 4, Norway 6 - Dec 1982 (45 weeks), Vatican 6 of all time, PopVortex 7 (1982), Japan 7 of all time (international albums) (sales 1.69), Melody Maker 7 of 1982, UK 8 of all time (3.6 M claimed) (1982), RS Reader's 12, New Zealand 14 of all time (1982, 12 X Platinum), Guiness 14, Rolling Stone 20, Australia (ARIA) 32 of 2009, Acclaimed 33 (1982), Vinyl Surrender 40 of all time, Belgium 44 of all time (1982), US Longest Running Album 55 1982 (178 weeks), Virgin 64, WTMD 74, Finland 78 of all time (claimed 88,667) (1982), RS100 85, Radio Caroline 89 (1982), WXPN 127 (1982), RYM 15 of 1982, AVrev 23, KEXP 122, Xgau rating A (1982)
2 Men At Work Business As Usual 1982 UK 1 - Jan 1983 (44 weeks), US num 1 for 15 weeks - Nov 1982, Canada 1 for 3 weeks - 1982, Norway 1 - Feb 1983 (23 weeks), Australia num 1 for 9 weeks - Dec 1981, Australia (Kent) 1 of 1982 (peak 1), New Zealand 1 for 10 - Feb 1982, US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1994), US 2 of 1983, UK Platinum (certified by BPI in May 1983), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1983), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1985), US CashBox 5 of 1983, US BB 5 of 1983, US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), Germany 15 - Aug 1983 (46 weeks), Sweden 15 - Feb 1983 (18 weeks), Italy 35 of 1983, Holland free40 44 of 1982, France (InfoDisc) 75 of 1983 (peak 16, 31 weeks), RYM 195 of 1981, Xgau rating B+ (1982)
3 Paul McCartney Tug Of War 1982 UK 1 - May 1982 (26 weeks), US num 1 for 3 weeks - May 1982, Canada 1 for 4 weeks - 1982, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1982, Germany 1 - May 1982 (16 weeks), Norway 1 - May 1982 (25 weeks), Sweden 1 - May 1982 (23 weeks), Japan 1 for 1 week - Apr 1982, Austria 2 - May 1982 (7 months), Grammy in 1982 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1982), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1982), Australia (Kent) 7 of 1982 (peak 2), France (InfoDisc) 12 of 1982 (peak 2, 68 weeks), Italy 13 of 1982, US CashBox 14 of 1982, US BB 19 of 1982, Holland free40 48 of 1982, RYM 95 of 1982, Xgau rating B (1982)
4 Roxy Music Avalon 1982 UK 1 - Jun 1982 (57 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 1982 (27 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jun 1982 (36 weeks), Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1982, New Zealand 1 for 5 - Jun 1982, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1992), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jun 1982), Germany 4 - Jun 1982 (16 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1984), Austria 5 - Jul 1982 (4 months), Australia (Kent) 5 of 1982 (peak 1), France (InfoDisc) 5 of 1982 (peak 4, 75 weeks), BEA 5 of 1982, Melody Maker 7 of 1982, Holland free40 9 of 1982, Italy 49 of 1982, WXPN 108 (1982), WTMD 214, Rolling Stone 307, Acclaimed 377 (1982), RYM 38 of 1982, KEXP 250, Xgau rating A- (1982)
5 Toto Toto IV 1982 Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1983, Australia num 1 for 1 week - Apr 1983, Grammy in 1982, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1991), Norway 2 - Apr 1982 (36 weeks), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Apr 1995), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1991), UK 4 - Feb 1983 (30 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1983), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1984), US BB 6 of 1982, Italy 15 of 1982, Sweden 17 - Apr 1982 (34 weeks), Australia (Kent) 21 of 1983 (peak 1), France (InfoDisc) 21 of 1982 (peak 16, 56 weeks), US CashBox 25 of 1983, Holland free40 53 of 1982, Radio Caroline 87 (1982), Acclaimed 1514 (1982), RYM 147 of 1982, Xgau rating B- (1982)
6 Asia Asia 1982 US CashBox 1 of 1982, US 1 of 1982, US num 1 for 9 weeks - May 1982, US BB 1 of 1982, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1982, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1995), Norway 4 - Apr 1982 (15 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1982), Germany 6 - Jun 1982 (21 weeks), UK 11 - Apr 1982 (38 weeks), Austria 13 - Jul 1982 (1 month), Sweden 27 - May 1982 (8 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 49 of 1982 (peak 9, 30 weeks), Holland free40 69 of 1982, Italy 75 of 1982, Radio Caroline 240 (1982), RYM 120 of 1982, Xgau rating C- (1982)
7 Dire Straits Love Over Gold 1982 UK 1 - Oct 1982 (200 weeks), Norway 1 - Sep 1982 (21 weeks), Australia num 1 for 15 weeks - Oct 1982, New Zealand 1 for 12 - Oct 1982, UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Aug 1985), Sweden 2 - Oct 1982 (21 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1987), Austria 3 - Nov 1982 (7 months), Germany 4 - Oct 1982 (18 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1986), Australia (Kent) 6 of 1983 (peak 1), Italy 6 of 1982, France (InfoDisc) 13 of 1982 (peak 2, 65 weeks), Holland free40 74 of 1982, UK Radio2 96, WTMD 680, WXPN 776 (1982), RYM 43 of 1982, Xgau rating C+ (1982)
8 Simon & Garfunkel The Concert In Central Park 1982 Norway 1 - Feb 1982 (40 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 2 - Feb 1983, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1996), France Diamond (certified by SNEP Apr 1995), Germany 3 - Jun 1982 (26 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1982), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1982), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1983), Sweden 5 - Mar 1982 (33 weeks), UK 6 - Mar 1982 (42 weeks), Austria 6 - Apr 1982 (8 months), Australia (Kent) 10 of 1982 (peak 5), Italy 17 of 1982, France (InfoDisc) 19 of 1982 (peak 1, 45 weeks), US BB 36 of 1982, US CashBox 42 of 1982, WTMD 287, WXPN 359 (1991), RYM 54 of 1982, Xgau rating C+ (1982)
9 Prince 1999 1982 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1982), US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1999), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 2008), US 5 of 1983, Melody Maker 7 of 1982, BEA 10 of 1982, US CashBox 18 of 1983, US BB 24 of 1983, UK 30 - Sep 1984 (21 weeks), Holland free40 67 of 1982, PopVortex 85 (1982), NARM 85, Defin200 85 (1983), US Longest Running Album 97 1982 (153 weeks), Rolling Stone 163, Acclaimed 183 (1982), WXPN 438 (1982), RYM 23 of 1982, AVrev 92, KEXP 645, Xgau rating A- (1982)
10 Duran Duran Rio 1982 Australia num 1 for 1 week - Jul 1982, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1991), UK 2 - May 1982 (109 weeks), Holland free40 2 of 1982, UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1982), Melody Maker 7 of 1982, Sweden 9 - Jun 1982 (13 weeks), BEA 9 of 1982, Norway 13 - Jun 1982 (7 weeks), US CashBox 19 of 1983, US BB 20 of 1983, Australia (Kent) 24 of 1982 (peak 1), Channel4 30, Global 131 - 8 M claimed, Acclaimed 776 (1982), RYM 60 of 1982, AVrev 41, Xgau rating C- (1982)
11 The Alan Parsons Project Eye In The Sky 1982 Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1982, Germany 1 - May 1982 (22 weeks), Austria 1 - May 1982 (7 months), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1983), Norway 3 - May 1982 (21 weeks), Italy 3 of 1982, Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1982), Sweden 8 - May 1982 (23 weeks), Australia (Kent) 19 of 1982 (peak 4), France (InfoDisc) 22 of 1978 (peak 1, 61 weeks), UK 27 - May 1982 (11 weeks), US BB 28 of 1982, US CashBox 33 of 1982, Holland free40 51 of 1982, Radio Caroline 137 (1982), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1983), RYM 121 of 1982
12 Supertramp Famous Last Words 1982 Canada 1 for 8 weeks - 1982, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1983, Germany 1 - Nov 1982 (20 weeks), Norway 2 - Oct 1982 (24 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1983), Austria 4 - Dec 1982 (6 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1983), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1982), Sweden 5 - Nov 1982 (19 weeks), UK 6 - Nov 1982 (16 weeks), Italy 20 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 29 of 1982 (peak 1, 46 weeks), US BB 31 of 1982, US CashBox 54 of 1982, Holland free40 64 of 1982
13 John Cougar Mellencamp American Fool 1982 US num 1 for 9 weeks - Sep 1982, Canada 1 for 7 weeks - 1982, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1996), US CashBox 2 of 1982, Grammy in 1982 (Nominated), US 4 of 1982, US BB 4 of 1982, US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Sweden 30 - Oct 1982 (4 weeks), UK 37 - Nov 1982 (6 weeks), Fox101 56, Acclaimed 2053 (1982), Xgau rating B (1982)
14 Phil Collins Hello, I Must Be Going! 1982 Canada 1 for 3 weeks - 1983, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1997), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in May 1994), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1994), UK 2 - Nov 1982 (163 weeks), Norway 4 - Nov 1982 (13 weeks), Germany 6 - Dec 1982 (23 weeks), Sweden 7 - Nov 1982 (21 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 11 of 1982 (peak 4, 71 weeks), US BB 23 of 1983, US CashBox 33 of 1983, Italy 59 of 1982, Global 75 - 13 M claimed
15 Bruce Springsteen Nebraska 1982 Sweden 2 - Oct 1982 (12 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1989), UK 3 - Oct 1982 (19 weeks), Norway 3 - Oct 1982 (12 weeks), BEA 3 of 1982, Melody Maker 7 of 1982, Holland free40 16 of 1982, US BB 26 of 1982, US CashBox 40 of 1982, German RS100 92, WXPN 121 (1982), Acclaimed 126 (1982), WTMD 198, Rolling Stone 224, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1982), RYM 9 of 1982, WFUV 55, KEXP 144, Xgau rating A- (1982)
16 Iron Maiden The Number Of The Beast 1982 UK 1 - Apr 1982 (34 weeks), Canada 3 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Oct 2006), BEA 2 of 1982, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1986), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 2002), Austria 3 - May 1982 (4 months), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1992), Sweden 7 - Apr 1982 (17 weeks), Germany 11 - Apr 1982 (3 weeks), Norway 13 - Apr 1982 (9 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 23 of 1982 (peak 4, 52 weeks), Italy 61 of 1982, Belgium 73 of all time (1982), Acclaimed 424 (1982), RYM 2 of 1982
17 Steve Miller Band Abracadabra 1982 Canada 1 for 1 week - 1982, Germany 1 for 1 week - Sep 1982, Germany 1 - Aug 1982 (14 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1982), Sweden 3 - Aug 1982 (18 weeks), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1983), Austria 9 - Aug 1982 (3 months), UK 10 - Jun 1982 (16 weeks), Norway 10 - Jul 1982 (21 weeks), US BB 12 of 1982, US CashBox 17 of 1982, Holland free40 76 of 1982, Xgau rating B (1982)
18 Donald Fagen The Nightfly 1982 Grammy in 1982 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 2001), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 2004), Vatican 5 of all time, Norway 6 - Oct 1982 (8 weeks), Sweden 8 - Nov 1982 (17 weeks), Holland free40 8 of 1982, UK 44 - Oct 1982 (16 weeks), US BB 49 of 1982, US CashBox 67 of 1982, France (InfoDisc) 88 of 1982 (peak 17, 18 weeks), Radio Caroline 173 (1982), Acclaimed 326 (1982), WXPN 512 (1982), WTMD 550, RYM 16 of 1982, Xgau rating A (1982)
19 Fleetwood Mac Mirage 1982 US num 1 for 5 weeks - Aug 1982, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1984), Norway 2 - Jul 1982 (19 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1989), US CashBox 4 of 1982, Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1993), UK 5 - Jul 1982 (38 weeks), US BB 7 of 1982, Australia (Kent) 9 of 1982 (peak 2), Sweden 10 - Aug 1982 (10 weeks), Germany 12 - Aug 1982 (12 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 40 of 1982 (peak 11, 36 weeks), Xgau rating B+ (1982)
20 J Geils Band Freeze-Frame 1982 US num 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1982, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1982, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1982), US CashBox 3 of 1982, US 5 of 1982, US BB 5 of 1982, UK 12 - Feb 1982 (15 weeks), Germany 13 - Jul 1982 (19 weeks), Sweden 13 - Mar 1982 (8 weeks), Austria 19 - Aug 1982 (1 month), RYM 183 of 1981, Xgau rating B+ (1981)
21 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts I Love Rock 'N' Roll 1982 Canada 1 for 8 weeks - 1982, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Jul 1982, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1982), Sweden 4 - Jun 1982 (17 weeks), US CashBox 10 of 1982, Austria 14 - Jul 1982 (1 month), US BB 15 of 1982, UK 25 - May 1982 (7 weeks), Norway 38 - Oct 1982 (1 week), Holland free40 73 of 1981, Acclaimed 2630 (1981), RYM 121 of 1981, Xgau rating B+ (1981)
22 ABC The Lexicon Of Love 1982 UK 1 - Jul 1982 (50 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 3 - Sep 1982, UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1982), Sweden 3 - Aug 1982 (16 weeks), Holland free40 4 of 1982, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1995), Melody Maker 7 of 1982, Norway 13 - Aug 1982 (10 weeks), Radio Caroline 180 (1982), Acclaimed 338 (1982), RYM 28 of 1982, Xgau rating A- (1982)
23 The Rolling Stones Still Life (American Concerts 1981) 1982 Sweden 1 - Jun 1982 (17 weeks), Austria 2 - Jul 1982 (5 months), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2000), Norway 3 - Jun 1982 (16 weeks), UK 4 - Jun 1982 (18 weeks), Germany 4 - Jun 1982 (12 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1982), US CashBox 31 of 1982, US BB 39 of 1982, Italy 52 of 1982, France (InfoDisc) 57 of 1982 (peak 13, 26 weeks), Holland free40 96 of 1982, Xgau rating B- (1982)
24 Vangelis Chariots Of Fire 1982 US num 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1982, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1982), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jun 1982), Australia (Kent) 3 of 1982 (peak 5), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1983), UK 5 - Apr 1981 (103 weeks), US CashBox 9 of 1982, US BB 10 of 1982, Austria 11 - Jul 1982 (2 months), Holland free40 90 of 1981, RYM 155 of 1981
25 The Go Gos Beauty & The Beat 1982 US num 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1982, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1984), US 2 of 1982, US CashBox 8 of 1982, US BB 8 of 1982, Sweden 20 - Feb 1982 (8 weeks), Rolling Stone 413, WTMD 787, Acclaimed 1165 (1981), RYM 47 of 1981, Xgau rating B+ (1981)
26 Culture Club Kissing To Be Clever 1982 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1983), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 1983), Norway 3 - Jan 1983 (13 weeks), Sweden 3 - Dec 1982 (19 weeks), UK 5 - Oct 1982 (59 weeks), Austria 6 - Feb 1983 (2 months), Melody Maker 7 of 1982, Germany 8 - Dec 1982 (14 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 9 of 1983 (peak 2, 72 weeks), US CashBox 26 of 1983, US BB 33 of 1983, Italy 98 of 1983, Xgau rating B (1982)
27 The Clash Combat Rock 1982 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1995), UK 2 - May 1982 (22 weeks), Norway 7 - May 1982 (12 weeks), Sweden 9 - Jun 1982 (9 weeks), US BB 19 of 1983, Holland free40 22 of 1982, US CashBox 42 of 1983, Italy 79 of 1982, WTMD 419, Acclaimed 1092 (1982), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1982), RYM 140 of 1982, KEXP 194, Xgau rating B+ (1982)
28 Joe Jackson Night & Day 1982 UK 3 - Jul 1982 (27 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1982), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1983), Holland free40 5 of 1982, Germany 11 - May 1983 (6 weeks), Australia (Kent) 22 of 1982 (peak 5), US BB 27 of 1982, US CashBox 49 of 1982, WXPN 472 (1982), WTMD 736, Acclaimed 1218 (1982), RYM 41 of 1982, Xgau rating B- (1982)
29 Queen Hot Space 1982 Austria 2 - Jun 1982 (3 months), Norway 3 - May 1982 (11 weeks), UK 4 - May 1982 (19 weeks), Sweden 4 - May 1982 (15 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1982), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1982), Germany 5 - May 1982 (6 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 14 of 1982 (peak 7, 68 weeks), US CashBox 51 of 1982, Italy 54 of 1982, Holland free40 93 of 1982
30 Robert Plant Pictures At Eleven 1982 Canada 1 for 1 week - 1982, UK 2 - Jul 1982 (15 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1990), Norway 17 - Aug 1982 (7 weeks), US CashBox 19 of 1982, US BB 25 of 1982, Sweden 32 - Aug 1982 (6 weeks), Holland free40 54 of 1982, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1983), RYM 190 of 1982, Xgau rating B (1982)
31 Barbra Streisand Memories 1982 US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1998), Sweden 4 - Feb 1982 (31 weeks), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1984), Norway 6 - Dec 1981 (19 weeks), Austria 18 - Jul 1982 (1 month), France (InfoDisc) 18 of 1982 (peak 3, 56 weeks), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), US BB 42 of 1982, US CashBox 50 of 1982, Global 117 - 9 M claimed
32 Hall & Oates H2O 1982 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1985), US 4 of 1983, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1983), US CashBox 6 of 1983, US BB 7 of 1983, Sweden 8 - Nov 1982 (25 weeks), Norway 19 - Nov 1982 (5 weeks), UK 24 - Oct 1982 (35 weeks), Holland free40 39 of 1982, Xgau rating B- (1982)
33 Elton John Jump Up 1982 New Zealand 1 for 2 - Mar 1982, Norway 3 - Apr 1982 (24 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1982), UK 13 - Apr 1982 (12 weeks), Sweden 15 - May 1982 (11 weeks), Australia (Kent) 25 of 1982 (peak 3), France (InfoDisc) 25 of 1982 (peak 12, 54 weeks), US CashBox 78 of 1982, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1982), Xgau rating B (1982)
34 Rush Signals 1982 Canada 1 for 4 weeks - 1982, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1982), UK 3 - Sep 1982 (9 weeks), Sweden 19 - Sep 1982 (6 weeks), Norway 33 - Oct 1982 (2 weeks), US BB 44 of 1982, US CashBox 46 of 1982, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1982), RYM 55 of 1982
35 Marvin Gaye Midnight Love 1982 US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 2000), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1982), Melody Maker 7 of 1982, UK 10 - Nov 1982 (16 weeks), Sweden 14 - Dec 1982 (11 weeks), US BB 35 of 1982, US CashBox 44 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 74 of 1983 (peak 21, 32 weeks), Acclaimed 1013 (1982), Xgau rating A- (1982)
36 Survivor Eye Of The Tiger 1982 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1982), Norway 3 - Aug 1982 (17 weeks), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1983), UK 12 - Aug 1982 (10 weeks), Sweden 13 - Aug 1982 (14 weeks), US BB 16 of 1982, Austria 17 - Oct 1982 (1 month), US CashBox 23 of 1982, France (InfoDisc) 57 of 1983 (peak 6, 36 weeks), Italy 91 of 1982
37 Dexys Midnight Runners Too-Rye-Ay 1982 UK 2 - Aug 1982 (46 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1982), Melody Maker 7 of 1982, Holland free40 17 of 1982, Norway 22 - Sep 1982 (5 weeks), Sweden 22 - Sep 1982 (6 weeks), US BB 55 of 1983, US CashBox 80 of 1983, Acclaimed 1050 (1982), RYM 72 of 1982, Xgau rating B+ (1982)
38 Yazoo Upstairs At Eric's 1982 UK 2 - Sep 1982 (63 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1989), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 1983), Melody Maker 7 of 1982, Sweden 11 - Sep 1982 (19 weeks), Holland free40 12 of 1982, Germany 14 - Oct 1982 (5 weeks), Acclaimed 2407 (1982), RYM 82 of 1982, Xgau rating B+ (1982)
39 Simple Minds New Gold Dream 1982 Holland free40 1 of 1982, UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1987), UK 3 - Sep 1982 (37 weeks), Melody Maker 7 of 1982, Sweden 9 - Sep 1982 (15 weeks), Norway 17 - Oct 1982 (9 weeks), Belgium 71 of all time (1982), Acclaimed 804 (1982), RYM 21 of 1982
40 Billy Joel The Nylon Curtain 1982 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1994), Grammy in 1982 (Nominated), Norway 9 - Oct 1982 (12 weeks), US BB 17 of 1982, Holland free40 21 of 1982, UK 27 - Oct 1982 (8 weeks), US CashBox 31 of 1983, Sweden 31 - Oct 1982 (4 weeks), RYM 94 of 1982, Xgau rating B (1982)
41 Elvis Costello Imperial Bedroom 1982 UK 6 - Jul 1982 (12 weeks), Norway 18 - Jul 1982 (8 weeks), Holland free40 27 of 1982, Sweden 30 - Aug 1982 (4 weeks), German RS100 30, Guiness 37, Rolling Stone 166, WXPN 238 (1982), WTMD 251, Acclaimed 253 (1982), RYM 13 of 1982, WFUV 76, Xgau rating B+ (1982)
42 Nicole Ein biosschen Frieden 1982 Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Aug 1982, Germany 1 - Jul 1982 (11 weeks), Austria 1 - Jul 1982 (5 months), Norway 2 - Jun 1982 (16 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1995), Sweden 7 - Aug 1982 (8 weeks)
43 Lionel Richie Lionel Richie 1982 US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1984), US BB 2 of 1982, UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 1984), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1984), US CashBox 8 of 1983, UK 9 - Nov 1982 (86 weeks), Xgau rating C+ (1982)
44 Hall & Oates Private Eyes 1982 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1981), UK 8 - Feb 1982 (21 weeks), US BB 9 of 1982, Sweden 17 - Mar 1982 (6 weeks), US CashBox 21 of 1982, Holland free40 41 of 1981, Italy 64 of 1982, Acclaimed 2731 (1981), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1982)
45 Genesis Three Sides Live 1982 UK 2 - Jun 1982 (19 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1982), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1982), Norway 14 - Jun 1982 (8 weeks), US BB 47 of 1982, Italy 55 of 1982, Holland free40 56 of 1982, US CashBox 60 of 1982, RYM 155 of 1982
46 Van Halen Diver Down 1982 US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1998), Norway 19 - May 1982 (9 weeks), US CashBox 20 of 1982, US BB 23 of 1982, Sweden 28 - May 1982 (4 weeks), UK 36 - May 1982 (5 weeks), Holland free40 70 of 1982, Italy 88 of 1982, France (InfoDisc) 93 of 1982 (peak 17, 16 weeks), Xgau rating B- (1982)
47 Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (Security) 1982 Holland free40 3 of 1982, US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1987), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1982), UK 6 - Sep 1982 (16 weeks), Norway 15 - Sep 1982 (2 weeks), Italy 50 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 59 of 1982 (peak 5, 26 weeks), Acclaimed 1388 (1982), RYM 37 of 1982, AVrev 7, Xgau rating C+ (1982)
48 Dionne Warwick Heartbreaker 1982 Norway 1 - Oct 1982 (20 weeks), Sweden 2 - Nov 1982 (23 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1982), UK 3 - Oct 1982 (33 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1996), Austria 19 - Dec 1982 (1 month)
49 Chris de Burgh The Getaway 1982 Germany 1 for 1 week - Feb 1983, Germany 1 - Nov 1982 (41 weeks), Norway 2 - Oct 1982 (22 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1983), Austria 8 - Jan 1983 (4 months), UK 30 - Oct 1982 (16 weeks)
50 Kids From Fame The Kids From Fame 1982 UK 1 - Jul 1982 (46 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 - Nov 1982, UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 1982), Sweden 3 - Sep 1982 (21 weeks), Norway 11 - Oct 1983 (16 weeks)
51 Barclay James Harvest Berlin - A Concert For The People 1982 Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1982, Germany 1 - Feb 1982 (19 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1982), Norway 14 - May 1982 (10 weeks), UK 15 - Jul 1982 (11 weeks), Austria 16 - Mar 1982 (4 months), France (InfoDisc) 97 of 1982 (peak 24, 16 weeks)
52 Abba The Singles, The First Ten Years 1982 UK 1 - Nov 1982 (22 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1982), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1983), Germany 5 - Dec 1982 (10 weeks), Sweden 29 - Dec 1982 (5 weeks), Norway 33 - Dec 1982 (1 week), France (InfoDisc) 66 of 1982 (peak 12, 25 weeks)
53 Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I 1982 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1982), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1982), UK 8 - May 1982 (17 weeks), Austria 15 - Jun 1982 (1 month), Sweden 19 - Jun 1982 (7 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 28 of 1982 (peak 12, 52 weeks), US BB 30 of 1982, US CashBox 32 of 1982
54 Foreigner Records 1982 US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2001), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1991), US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), US BB 44 of 1983, UK 58 - Dec 1982 (11 weeks), US CashBox 58 of 1983, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1983)
55 Split Enz Time & Tide 1982 Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1982, New Zealand 1 for 6 - May 1982, Australia (Kent) 8 of 1982 (peak 1), UK 71 - May 1982 (1 week), Holland free40 78 of 1982, RYM 152 of 1982
56 Peter Hofmann Rock Classics 1982 Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Dec 1982, Germany 1 - Nov 1982 (40 weeks), Austria 1 - Dec 1982 (8 months), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1989), Xgau rating D (1983)
57 Loverboy Get Lucky 1982 Juno Award in 1983, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1994), US BB 3 of 1982, US CashBox 5 of 1982, Xgau rating C+ (1981)
58 The Cure Pornography 1982 Melody Maker 7 of 1982, BEA 7 of 1982, UK 8 - May 1982 (9 weeks), Holland free40 11 of 1982, Belgium 63 of all time (1982), Acclaimed 604 (1982), WTMD 827, RYM 8 of 1982, KEXP 889, Xgau rating C (1982)
59 The Jam The Gift 1982 UK 1 - Mar 1982 (24 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1982), Sweden 7 - Mar 1982 (8 weeks), Holland free40 19 of 1982, Norway 30 - Apr 1982 (6 weeks), Acclaimed 2430 (1982), RYM 118 of 1982, Xgau rating B (1982)
60 Santana Shango 1982 Norway 3 - Aug 1982 (12 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 2000), Austria 11 - Sep 1982 (2 months), Sweden 12 - Aug 1982 (8 weeks), Germany 14 - Sep 1982 (3 weeks), UK 35 - Aug 1982 (7 weeks), US CashBox 91 of 1982, Holland free40 95 of 1982
61 The Scorpions Blackout 1982 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1984), France (InfoDisc) 9 of 1982 (peak 1, 68 weeks), Germany 10 - Apr 1982 (7 weeks), UK 11 - Apr 1982 (11 weeks), Sweden 12 - Apr 1982 (10 weeks), US BB 45 of 1982, US CashBox 75 of 1982, RYM 57 of 1982
62 Donna Summer Donna Summer 1982 Sweden 2 - Aug 1982 (18 weeks), Norway 3 - Jul 1982 (14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1982), UK 13 - Jul 1982 (16 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 42 of 1982 (peak 17, 36 weeks), US CashBox 69 of 1982, Italy 72 of 1982, Xgau rating C (1982)
63 Kate Bush The Dreaming 1982 UK 3 - Sep 1982 (10 weeks), Holland free40 6 of 1982, BEA 8 of 1982, Norway 12 - Sep 1982 (7 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 72 of 1982 (peak 8, 20 weeks), Acclaimed 1588 (1982), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 1982), RYM 7 of 1982, Xgau rating B+ (1982)
64 Imagination In The Heat Of The Night 1982 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1982), Germany 6 - Oct 1982 (7 weeks), UK 7 - Sep 1982 (28 weeks), Austria 16 - Nov 1982 (1 month), Sweden 16 - Oct 1982 (4 weeks), Norway 26 - Oct 1982 (7 weeks), Italy 30 of 1982, France (InfoDisc) 38 of 1982 (peak 1, 34 weeks), Xgau rating B+ (1982)
65 Mike Oldfield Five Miles Out 1982 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1985), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1982), Sweden 5 - Apr 1982 (12 weeks), UK 7 - Mar 1982 (26 weeks), Germany 7 - Apr 1982 (30 weeks), Austria 11 - Apr 1982 (3 months), Norway 16 - Apr 1982 (9 weeks), RYM 109 of 1982
66 Chicago Chicago 16 1982 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1982), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1987), Austria 19 - Sep 1982 (2 months), US CashBox 27 of 1982, US BB 32 of 1982, UK 44 - Oct 1982 (9 weeks), Italy 55 of 1983
67 Cold Chisel Circus Animals 1982 Australia num 1 for 1 week - May 1982, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Aug 1982, Australia (Kent) 6 of 1982 (peak 1), Acclaimed 2445 (1982)
68 REO Speedwagon Good Trouble 1982 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1982), Norway 7 - Jul 1982 (11 weeks), Sweden 18 - Aug 1982 (6 weeks), US BB 22 of 1982, UK 29 - Jul 1982 (7 weeks), US CashBox 41 of 1982, Holland free40 75 of 1982
69 Kim Wilde Select 1982 Sweden 2 - Jun 1982 (19 weeks), Germany 4 - Jun 1982 (7 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 10 of 1982 (peak 3, 68 weeks), Norway 12 - May 1982 (15 weeks), UK 19 - May 1982 (11 weeks), Austria 20 - Jul 1982 (1 month), UK Silver (certified by BPI in May 1982), RYM 117 of 1982
70 Madness The Rise & Fall 1982 Sweden 1 - Dec 1982 (23 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1982), UK 10 - Nov 1982 (22 weeks), Germany 15 - May 1983 (11 weeks), Norway 34 - Nov 1982 (1 week), Holland free40 34 of 1982, RYM 157 of 1982
71 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes 1982 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1991), BEA 4 of 1982, WTMD 82, WXPN 159 (1982), Acclaimed 298 (1983), RYM 1 of 1982, KEXP 72, Xgau rating B+ (1983)
72 XTC English Settlement 1982 UK 5 - Feb 1982 (11 weeks), Sweden 23 - Mar 1982 (4 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 46 of 1982 (peak 23, 32 weeks), Holland free40 59 of 1982, WTMD 241, Acclaimed 987 (1982), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1982), RYM 18 of 1982, KEXP 823, Xgau rating B+ (1982)
73 Led Zeppelin Coda 1982 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1983), UK 4 - Dec 1982 (7 weeks), Norway 18 - Nov 1982 (2 weeks), US BB 34 of 1983, US CashBox 46 of 1983, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 1983), Xgau rating B+ (1982)
74 Spider Murphy Gang Dolce vita 1982 Germany 1 for 8 weeks - Mar 1982, Germany 1 - Oct 1981 (67 weeks), Austria 2 - Mar 1982 (5 months), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1982)
75 Frida Something's Going On 1982 Sweden 1 - Sep 1982 (21 weeks), Norway 2 - Sep 1982 (14 weeks), Germany 12 - Oct 1982 (4 weeks), UK 18 - Sep 1982 (7 weeks), Italy 78 of 1982, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 1982)
76 Eric Clapton Time Pieces, The Best Of Eric Clapton 1982 US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1995), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1985), US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), UK 20 - Apr 1982 (16 weeks), Global 131 - 8 M claimed
77 Adam Ant Friend Or Foe 1982 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1983), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1982), UK 5 - Oct 1982 (12 weeks), Sweden 36 - Nov 1982 (2 weeks), US CashBox 83 of 1983, Holland free40 85 of 1982, Xgau rating B- (1982)
78 A Flock of Seagulls A Flock Of Seagulls 1982 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1982), UK 32 - Apr 1982 (43 weeks), Sweden 32 - May 1982 (2 weeks), US BB 48 of 1982, US CashBox 93 of 1982, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1983), RYM 187 of 1982, Xgau rating A- (1982)
79 Spliff 85555 1982 Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1982, Germany 1 - Feb 1982 (36 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1982), Austria 7 - May 1982 (7 months)
80 Pat Benatar Get Nervous 1982 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1983), US CashBox 17 of 1983, US BB 18 of 1983, Sweden 18 - Nov 1982 (7 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 31 of 1982 (peak 14, 45 weeks), UK 73 - Nov 1982 (6 weeks)
81 Shakin' Stevens Give Me Your Heart Tonight 1982 UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1982), UK 3 - Oct 1982 (18 weeks), Norway 6 - Oct 1982 (14 weeks), Germany 10 - Oct 1982 (7 weeks), Austria 10 - Dec 1982 (2 months), Sweden 19 - Oct 1982 (8 weeks)
82 The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Classic Disco 1982 Germany 1 for 1 week - Feb 1982, Germany 1 - Jan 1982 (7 weeks), Austria 1 - Feb 1982 (2 months)
83 Neil Diamond Heartlight 1982 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1982), Norway 39 - Nov 1982 (1 week), UK 43 - Nov 1982 (10 weeks), US BB 43 of 1982, US CashBox 64 of 1982, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1983)
84 Quarterflash Quarterflash 1982 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1982), Sweden 25 - Mar 1982 (4 weeks), Norway 27 - Mar 1982 (3 weeks), US BB 40 of 1982, US CashBox 48 of 1982, Italy 53 of 1982, Xgau rating B (1981)
85 Status Quo 1982 1982 UK 1 - Apr 1982 (20 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1982), Norway 7 - Apr 1982 (10 weeks), Austria 20 - Jun 1982 (1 month), Sweden 21 - May 1982 (6 weeks)
86 The Who It's Hard 1982 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1982), UK 11 - Sep 1982 (5 weeks), Holland free40 26 of 1982, Norway 28 - Sep 1982 (2 weeks), US BB 34 of 1982, US CashBox 44 of 1982, Xgau rating C (1982)
87 Kid Creole & the Coconuts Tropical Gangsters 1982 UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 1983), UK 3 - May 1982 (40 weeks), Norway 18 - Jul 1982 (10 weeks), Sweden 22 - Jun 1982 (14 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 62 of 1982 (peak 9, 26 weeks), Acclaimed 2642 (1982)
88 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Long After Dark 1982 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1983), Sweden 20 - Dec 1982 (11 weeks), US BB 25 of 1983, UK 45 - Nov 1982 (4 weeks), US CashBox 52 of 1983, Holland free40 63 of 1982, Xgau rating C+ (1982)
89 Judas Priest Screaming For Vengeance 1982 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 2001), UK 11 - Jul 1982 (9 weeks), Sweden 14 - Aug 1982 (10 weeks), Norway 26 - Aug 1982 (6 weeks), Acclaimed 1877 (1982), RYM 12 of 1982
90 Crosby, Stills & Nash Daylight Again 1982 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1983), Norway 14 - Jul 1982 (9 weeks), US CashBox 37 of 1982, US BB 37 of 1982, Holland free40 73 of 1982, France (InfoDisc) 81 of 1982 (peak 18, 20 weeks)
91 Ozzy Osbourne Speak Of The Devil 1982 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1992), UK 21 - Nov 1982 (6 weeks), US BB 49 of 1983, US CashBox 82 of 1983, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1982), RYM 83 of 1982
92 Bill Conti Rocky III 1982 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1982), Norway 5 - Aug 1982 (13 weeks), Sweden 9 - Aug 1982 (14 weeks), UK 42 - Sep 1982 (7 weeks), US CashBox 58 of 1982, France (InfoDisc) 59 of 1983 (peak 3, 36 weeks)
93 Diana Ross Silk Electric 1982 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1982), Sweden 11 - Oct 1982 (17 weeks), Norway 12 - Oct 1982 (8 weeks), UK 33 - Oct 1982 (12 weeks), US CashBox 99 of 1982, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1982)
94 Ultravox Quartet 1982 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1982), UK 6 - Oct 1982 (30 weeks), Germany 13 - Apr 1983 (9 weeks), Sweden 13 - Nov 1982 (6 weeks), Norway 19 - Nov 1982 (6 weeks), Holland free40 35 of 1982, Xgau rating C (1982)
95 Imagination Body Talk 1982 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1982), Sweden 7 - Jun 1982 (13 weeks), Italy 19 of 1982, UK 20 - Oct 1981 (51 weeks), Norway 21 - Aug 1982 (5 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 24 of 1978 (peak 1, 70 weeks), Xgau rating B+ (1982)
96 Richard & Linda Thompson Shoot Out the Lights 1982 RS100 24, WXPN 168 (1982), Acclaimed 322 (1982), Rolling Stone 333, WTMD 371, RYM 14 of 1982, Xgau rating A (1982)
97 Saga Worlds Apart 1982 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1983), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1982), Norway 5 - Feb 1982 (15 weeks), Germany 9 - Feb 1982 (15 weeks), Sweden 33 - May 1982 (2 weeks), RYM 101 of 1981
98 Peter Maffay Ich will leben 1982 Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1982, Germany 1 - Feb 1982 (23 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1982)
99 Luther Vandross Forever, For Always, For Love 1982 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1983), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1987), UK 23 - Jul 1987 (16 weeks), US CashBox 73 of 1982, Xgau rating B+ (1982)
100 The Go Gos Vacation 1982 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1982), Sweden 24 - Aug 1982 (4 weeks), US BB 29 of 1982, US CashBox 34 of 1982, UK 75 - Aug 1982 (3 weeks), Xgau rating B- (1982)

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8 Mar 2011

Always On My Mind

Good day! Why "Always On My Mind" by Willie Nelson isn't there? It was very succesfull album that year! U.S. Billboard 200 +- No. 2 (99 weeks) CAN RPM Top Albums +- No. 20 (.. weeks) Dutch Albums Chart +- No. 35 (7 weeks) A Kent Music Report - No. 60 (16 weeks)

certifications: RIAA - 4 x platinum (1994) CRIA - 2 x platinum (1983)

Please, put it there...

There are two different issues here.

First, we can only include complete charts, not individual entries. So, for example, if you can tell us where we can access the full "U.S. Billboard 200" album charts we would be happy to add them to our listing. Of course we can't add Willie Nelson's entries in isolation, that would distort the listings.

As you will see from our list of charts included most of the charts you mention we don't have copies of.

The second point is that even once we've added those entries it is likely that "Always On My Mind" won't be in the top 100 albumbs of 1982. Currently the 99th album of that year is "Time Pieces, The Best Of Eric Clapton", which was 7xPlatinum in the US.

We don't select the "best" albums for this list, they are calculated from the chart positions by an automatic process. On this site no one gets to "vote" (not even us).