Albums from the Year 1983

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This page lists the top albums of 1983 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 1983 can be found here.

The top ten album artists of 1983 were:

1:The Police2:Lionel Richie3:Culture Club4:U25:David Bowie
6:Pink Floyd7:ZZ Top8:Billy Joel9:Genesis10:Def Leppard
# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 The Police Synchronicity 1983 UK 1 - Jun 1983 (48 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jul 1983 (75 weeks) (17 weeks at number 1) (40 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 17 weeks - Jul 1983, Canada 1 for 23 weeks - 1983, Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1983, New Zealand 1 for 3 - Aug 1983, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009 (1983), US 8 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2001), BEA 2 of 1983, Grammy in 1983 (Nominated), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Aug 1983), US CashBox 3 of 1983, US 3 of 1983, US BB 3 of 1983, Norway 3 - Jun 1983 (20 weeks), Germany 4 - Jul 1983 (20 weeks), Sweden 4 - Jun 1983 (30 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1983), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1984), Italy 6 of 1983, Melody Maker 8 of 1983, Australia (Kent) 9 of 1983 (peak 1), US sales 8 M (according to RIAA), Austria 11 - Aug 1983 (3 months), Switzerland 15 - Nov 1983 (4 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 18 of 1983 (peak 6, 63 weeks), Holland free40 26 of 1983, Fox101 52, Channel4 65, Global 68 - 14 M claimed, DMDB 71, WXPN 75 (1983), PopVortex 76 (1983), WTMD 83, Virgin 91, Defin200 119 (1983), Billboard200 124, Acclaimed 217 (1983), Rolling Stone 455, RYM 35 of 1983, AVrev 33, KEXP 423, Xgau rating B+ (1983)
2 Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down 1983 UK 1 - Oct 1983 (154 weeks), Billboard 1 - Nov 1983 (145 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (58 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 1 of 1984, US num 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1983, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1983, Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1984, Australia (Kent) 1 of 1984 (peak 1), New Zealand 1 for 1 - May 1984, Grammy in 1984, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1985), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1985), Diamond in Canada (certified in Nov 1984), US BB 2 of 1983, Germany 2 - Dec 1983 (36 weeks), Sweden 2 - Nov 1983 (44 weeks), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1985), US 3 of 1984, Switzerland 3 - Dec 1983 (34 weeks), Norway 3 - Dec 1983 (30 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 3 of 1984 (peak 12, 52 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1984), US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), Austria 19 - Jan 1984 (1 month), Internet 38 - 22 M claimed (1983), Italy 40 of 1984, Global 41 - 19 M claimed, Billboard200 48, Guiness 60, Worldwide 61 - 14 M, US Longest Running Album 87 1983 (160 weeks), Defin200 135 (1983), Acclaimed 1811 (1983), Xgau rating B+ (1983)
3 Original Soundtrack Flashdance 1983 Billboard 1 - Apr 1983 (78 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (25 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1983, Germany 1 for 8 weeks - Oct 1983, Germany 1 - Aug 1983 (24 weeks), Austria 1 - Oct 1983 (6 months), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1983 (18 weeks), Norway 1 - Jul 1983 (18 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jun 1983 (32 weeks), Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1983, Japan 1 for 11 weeks - Jul 1983, US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1996), Grammy in 1983 (Nominated), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1983), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1984), US CashBox 4 of 1983, Italy 4 of 1983, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1983), Australia (Kent) 5 of 1983 (peak 1), US BB 8 of 1983, UK 9 - Jul 1983 (30 weeks), US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), France (InfoDisc) 15 of 1983 (peak 1, 57 weeks), Xgau rating B- (1983)
4 Culture Club Colour By Numbers 1983 UK 1 - Oct 1983 (56 weeks), Canada 1 for 12 weeks - 1984, Australia num 1 for 7 weeks - Oct 1983, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Nov 1983, Japan 1 for 1 week - Nov 1983, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 1985), Diamond in Canada (certified in May 1984), Billboard 2 - Nov 1983 (59 weeks) (30 weeks in top 10), Norway 2 - Oct 1983 (20 weeks), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1990), Sweden 3 - Nov 1983 (20 weeks), Australia (Kent) 3 of 1984 (peak 1), Switzerland 4 - Nov 1983 (15 weeks), US 5 of 1984, US BB 6 of 1984, Germany 6 - Nov 1983 (10 weeks), US CashBox 8 of 1984, France (InfoDisc) 12 of 1983 (peak 4, 66 weeks), Melody Maker 14 of 1983, Austria 17 - Dec 1983 (3 months), Italy 31 of 1983, Holland free40 45 of 1983, Acclaimed 1227 (1983), RYM 168 of 1983, Xgau rating B+ (1983)
5 David Bowie Let's Dance 1983 UK 1 - Apr 1983 (56 weeks), Norway 1 - Apr 1983 (24 weeks), Sweden 1 - May 1983 (22 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Apr 1983, New Zealand 1 for 8 - May 1983, Germany 2 - May 1983 (21 weeks), Austria 2 - May 1983 (7 months), Grammy in 1983 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1983), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in May 1983), Billboard 4 - Apr 1983 (68 weeks) (16 weeks in top 10), Australia (Kent) 4 of 1983 (peak 1), France (InfoDisc) 8 of 1983 (peak 1, 70 weeks), US CashBox 9 of 1983, US BB 12 of 1983, Switzerland 17 - Nov 1983 (4 weeks), Italy 36 of 1983, Holland free40 46 of 1983, UK Radio2 56, Acclaimed 1029 (1983), RYM 158 of 1983, Xgau rating B (1983)
6 Pink Floyd The Final Cut 1983 UK 1 - Apr 1983 (25 weeks), Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Apr 1983, Germany 1 - Apr 1983 (12 weeks), Norway 1 - Apr 1983 (13 weeks), Sweden 1 - Apr 1983 (20 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 - Apr 1983, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997), Austria 3 - Apr 1983 (3 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1983), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1990), Billboard 6 - Apr 1983 (23 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), France (InfoDisc) 7 of 1983 (peak 1, 77 weeks), BEA 7 of 1983, Holland free40 9 of 1983, Italy 11 of 1983, US CashBox 24 of 1983, US BB 32 of 1983, WXPN 614 (1983), RYM 111 of 1983, Xgau rating C+ (1983)
7 Billy Joel An Innocent Man 1983 New Zealand 1 for 3 - Jan 1984, US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1994), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 1985), UK 2 - Sep 1983 (95 weeks), Grammy in 1983 (Nominated), Billboard 4 - Aug 1983 (104 weeks) (30 weeks in top 10), US 4 of 1984, US BB 4 of 1983, Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1985), Australia (Kent) 6 of 1984 (peak 3), Norway 9 - Aug 1983 (6 weeks), US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), US CashBox 12 of 1984, Holland free40 32 of 1983, Sweden 39 - Aug 1983 (2 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 62 of 1983 (peak 11, 36 weeks), Global 82 - 12 M claimed, Radio Caroline 179 (1983), RYM 74 of 1983, Xgau rating B+ (1983)
8 U2 War 1983 UK 1 - Mar 1983 (148 weeks), US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1995), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 1992), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Jan 1990), Sweden 2 - Mar 1983 (14 weeks), Holland free40 2 of 1983, BEA 3 of 1983, Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1990), France (InfoDisc) 6 of 1983 (peak 4, 72 weeks), Billboard 12 - Mar 1983 (166 weeks), Norway 15 - Apr 1983 (2 weeks), US CashBox 32 of 1983, RS Reader's 49, US BB 52 of 1983, US Longest Running Album 53 1983 (179 weeks), UK Radio2 68, WXPN 129 (1983), WTMD 151, Rolling Stone 221, Acclaimed 278 (1983), RYM 27 of 1983, KEXP 209, Xgau rating B+ (1983)
9 ZZ Top Eliminator 1983 US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1996), UK 4 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 2004), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), Diamond in Canada (certified in Jun 1992), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1993), UK 3 - Apr 1983 (137 weeks), Billboard 9 - Apr 1983 (170 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), Switzerland 11 - Nov 1983 (20 weeks), Holland free40 12 of 1983, Norway 13 - Apr 1983 (7 weeks), Sweden 13 - Apr 1983 (26 weeks), US CashBox 17 of 1984, US BB 17 of 1983, Australia (Kent) 20 of 1984 (peak 2), France (InfoDisc) 25 of 1983 (peak 4, 57 weeks), Fox101 33, US Longest Running Album 47 1983 (183 weeks), Worldwide 69 - 13 M, Defin200 142 (1983), Rolling Stone 396, Acclaimed 735 (1983), RYM 71 of 1983, Xgau rating B+ (1983)
10 Genesis Genesis 1983 UK 1 - Oct 1983 (51 weeks), Germany 1 for 1 week - Dec 1983, Germany 1 - Oct 1983 (20 weeks), US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1996), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1987), Switzerland 2 - Nov 1983 (31 weeks), Norway 2 - Oct 1983 (22 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1987), Austria 7 - Jan 1984 (4 months), Billboard 9 - Oct 1983 (50 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), France (InfoDisc) 10 of 1983 (peak 2, 64 weeks), Sweden 12 - Oct 1983 (12 weeks), US CashBox 23 of 1984, US BB 26 of 1983, Italy 32 of 1983, Holland free40 47 of 1983, Global 82 - 12 M claimed, RYM 144 of 1983
11 Def Leppard Pyromania 1983 US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 2004), Billboard 2 - Feb 1983 (121 weeks) (38 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 2 of 1983, US BB 6 of 1983, BEA 8 of 1983, US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), UK 18 - Mar 1983 (8 weeks), Sweden 23 - Feb 1983 (6 weeks), Fox101 27, Holland free40 38 of 1983, Global 75 - 13 M claimed, NARM 86, Defin200 86 (1983), Rolling Stone 384, Acclaimed 632 (1983), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1985), RYM 29 of 1983, Xgau rating C (1983)
12 Paul Young No Parlez 1983 UK 1 - Jul 1983 (119 weeks), Germany 1 for 11 weeks - Dec 1983, Germany 1 - Oct 1983 (25 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1983 (25 weeks), Sweden 1 - Sep 1983 (32 weeks), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 1985), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Apr 1995), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1984), Norway 3 - Oct 1983 (15 weeks), Austria 4 - Feb 1984 (3 months), Italy 6 of 1984, Melody Maker 14 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 24 of 1984 (peak 16, 35 weeks), Holland free40 37 of 1983, Billboard 79 - Apr 1984 (20 weeks), Acclaimed 2475 (1983), Xgau rating B+ (1984)
13 Duran Duran Seven & The Ragged Tiger 1983 UK 1 - Dec 1983 (47 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 - Dec 1983, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1991), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1983), Billboard 8 - Dec 1983 (63 weeks) (14 weeks in top 10), US BB 10 of 1984, Austria 11 - Jul 1984 (4 months), US CashBox 13 of 1984, Norway 14 - Dec 1983 (4 weeks), Switzerland 16 - Jul 1984 (9 weeks), Sweden 19 - Dec 1983 (8 weeks), Holland free40 25 of 1983, Italy 50 of 1984, France (InfoDisc) 56 of 1984 (peak 20, 16 weeks), Global 153 - 7 M claimed, Xgau rating C+ (1984)
14 U2 U2 Live 'Under A Blood Red Sky' 1983 New Zealand 1 for 1 - Feb 1984, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1994), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 1987), UK 2 - Dec 1983 (202 weeks), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Nov 1995), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1990), Australia (Kent) 5 of 1984 (peak 2), Sweden 22 - Jan 1984 (6 weeks), Billboard 28 - Dec 1983 (165 weeks), US Longest Running Album 52 1983 (180 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 56 of 1993 (peak 36, 16 weeks), US CashBox 87 of 1984, WTMD 411, WXPN 623 (1983), Acclaimed 1853 (1983), RYM 61 of 1983, KEXP 848, Xgau rating A- (1983)
15 Christopher Cross Another Page 1983 Japan 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1983, Germany 2 - Feb 1983 (12 weeks), UK 4 - Feb 1983 (16 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1983), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1983), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1993), Norway 7 - Jan 1982 (25 weeks), Billboard 11 - Feb 1983 (31 weeks), Sweden 12 - Feb 1983 (8 weeks), Italy 24 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 31 of 1983 (peak 1, 48 weeks), US BB 39 of 1983, US CashBox 50 of 1983
16 The Rolling Stones Undercover 1983 Canada 1 for 3 weeks - 1983, Sweden 1 - Nov 1983 (12 weeks), Germany 2 - Nov 1983 (7 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1984), UK 3 - Nov 1983 (18 weeks), Norway 3 - Nov 1983 (6 weeks), Billboard 4 - Nov 1983 (23 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1983), Switzerland 5 - Nov 1983 (10 weeks), Austria 9 - Jan 1984 (2 months), US BB 35 of 1983, US CashBox 45 of 1984, Holland free40 48 of 1983, Italy 58 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 87 of 1983 (peak 11, 25 weeks), Xgau rating C+ (1984)
17 Yes 90125 1983 US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1998), Germany 2 - Dec 1983 (14 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1994), Switzerland 3 - Dec 1983 (22 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1985), Billboard 5 - Dec 1983 (53 weeks) (12 weeks in top 10), Sweden 7 - Nov 1983 (18 weeks), Norway 8 - Dec 1983 (13 weeks), US BB 14 of 1984, Austria 14 - Feb 1984 (3 months), France (InfoDisc) 14 of 1983 (peak 2, 57 weeks), US CashBox 15 of 1984, UK 16 - Nov 1983 (28 weeks), Holland free40 35 of 1983, Italy 42 of 1984, WTMD 839, RYM 84 of 1983
18 Bonnie Tyler Faster Than The Speed Of Night 1983 UK 1 - Apr 1983 (45 weeks), Norway 1 - Apr 1983 (22 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 3 - Jul 1983, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1983), Sweden 3 - May 1983 (32 weeks), Billboard 4 - Aug 1983 (32 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1985), Switzerland 19 - Nov 1983 (3 weeks), US CashBox 23 of 1983, Australia (Kent) 24 of 1983 (peak 3), US BB 31 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 34 of 1983 (peak 12, 52 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Apr 1983)
19 Madonna Madonna, The First Album 1983 US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 2000), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1985), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1989), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1994), UK 6 - Feb 1984 (123 weeks), Billboard 8 - Sep 1983 (153 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), Australia (Kent) 10 of 1984 (peak 10), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Austria 28 - Nov 1985 (1 month), US BB 32 of 1984, US CashBox 41 of 1984, France (InfoDisc) 49 of 1987 (peak 9, 8 weeks), US Longest Running Album 72 1983 (168 weeks), Acclaimed 1594 (1983), RYM 67 of 1983, Xgau rating A- (1983)
20 Mike Oldfield Crises 1983 Germany 1 for 7 weeks - Aug 1983, Germany 1 - Jun 1983 (37 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 1983 (20 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jun 1983 (34 weeks), Austria 2 - Jul 1983 (10 months), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1983), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1983), Switzerland 5 - Nov 1983 (20 weeks), UK 6 - Jun 1983 (29 weeks), Italy 9 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 17 of 1983 (peak 2, 57 weeks), RYM 113 of 1983
21 Men At Work Cargo 1983 Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - May 1983, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1994), Billboard 3 - May 1983 (49 weeks) (14 weeks in top 10), Norway 4 - Apr 1983 (9 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1983), Germany 7 - May 1983 (22 weeks), UK 8 - Apr 1983 (27 weeks), Sweden 8 - May 1983 (16 weeks), US CashBox 10 of 1983, US BB 14 of 1983, Australia (Kent) 14 of 1983 (peak 1), Italy 53 of 1983, Xgau rating B (1983)
22 Culture Club Kissing To Be Clever 1983 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), Billboard 14 - Jan 1983 (88 weeks), US CashBox 26 of 1983, US BB 33 of 1983, Italy 98 of 1983, Xgau rating B (1982)
23 Iron Maiden Piece Of Mind 1983 Canada 2 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Oct 2006), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 1995), UK 3 - May 1983 (18 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1996), Sweden 6 - May 1983 (16 weeks), Germany 8 - Jun 1983 (8 weeks), Norway 9 - Jun 1983 (7 weeks), Austria 10 - Jun 1983 (2 months), Billboard 14 - Jun 1983 (45 weeks), US BB 56 of 1983, Italy 89 of 1983, US CashBox 92 of 1983, RYM 6 of 1983
24 REM Murmur 1983 BEA 1 of 1983, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1991), Melody Maker 7 of 1983, Holland free40 11 of 1983, Billboard 36 - May 1983 (29 weeks), WTMD 58, RS100 58, Acclaimed 58 (1983), WXPN 89 (1983), DMDB 94, Rolling Stone 197, RYM 2 of 1983, KEXP 67, Xgau rating A- (1983)
25 The Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) 1983 UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1984), UK 3 - Feb 1983 (60 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1983), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1991), Melody Maker 5 of 1983, Germany 6 - May 1983 (13 weeks), Sweden 14 - Feb 1983 (18 weeks), Billboard 15 - May 1983 (59 weeks), Australia (Kent) 19 of 1983 (peak 5), France (InfoDisc) 22 of 1983 (peak 4, 60 weeks), Holland free40 30 of 1983, US CashBox 62 of 1983, Acclaimed 1359 (1983), RYM 56 of 1983, Xgau rating B (1983)
26 Bob Dylan Infidels 1983 Norway 1 - Nov 1983 (13 weeks), Sweden 3 - Nov 1983 (16 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1984), UK 9 - Nov 1983 (12 weeks), Switzerland 9 - Nov 1983 (14 weeks), Billboard 20 - Nov 1983 (24 weeks), US CashBox 74 of 1983, Italy 78 of 1983, WTMD 678, WXPN 861 (1983), Acclaimed 2691 (1983), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1983), RYM 93 of 1983, Xgau rating B- (1983)
27 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues 1983 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1986), Holland free40 7 of 1983, Germany 10 - Jul 1983 (3 weeks), Norway 11 - Jun 1983 (7 weeks), Sweden 12 - Jun 1983 (14 weeks), Billboard 15 - Jun 1983 (51 weeks), UK 21 - Jun 1983 (12 weeks), US CashBox 37 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 55 of 1983 (peak 18, 39 weeks), WXPN 393 (1983), WTMD 624, Acclaimed 1253 (1983), RYM 39 of 1983, KEXP 624, Xgau rating A- (1983)
28 Elton John Too Low for Zero 1983 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1995), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1983), Australia (Kent) 3 of 1983 (peak 2), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1984), Germany 5 - Sep 1983 (38 weeks), Switzerland 6 - Nov 1983 (16 weeks), Norway 6 - May 1983 (13 weeks), UK 7 - Jun 1983 (73 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 11 of 1983 (peak 8, 70 weeks), Billboard 25 - Jun 1983 (53 weeks), Sweden 30 - Jun 1983 (8 weeks), US CashBox 93 of 1984, RYM 95 of 1983
29 Paul McCartney Pipes Of Peace 1983 Norway 1 - Nov 1983 (18 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1984), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1984), UK 4 - Nov 1983 (23 weeks), Sweden 4 - Nov 1983 (16 weeks), Switzerland 12 - Nov 1983 (10 weeks), Billboard 15 - Nov 1983 (25 weeks), Austria 18 - Dec 1983 (2 months), Italy 33 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 43 of 1983 (peak 13, 46 weeks), US CashBox 63 of 1984, Xgau rating B- (1983)
30 UB40 Labour Of Love 1983 UK 1 - Sep 1983 (76 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 3 - Nov 1983, UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1985), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1988), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1990), Billboard 15 - Nov 1983 (62 weeks), US CashBox 49 of 1988, France (InfoDisc) 94 of 1992 (peak 33, 7 weeks), Acclaimed 2333 (1983), Xgau rating A- (1983)
31 Wham! Fantastic 1983 UK 1 - Jul 1983 (116 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 3 - Sep 1983, UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1987), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1989), Germany 7 - Jul 1983 (13 weeks), Norway 8 - Jul 1983 (9 weeks), Melody Maker 14 of 1983, Sweden 15 - Aug 1983 (8 weeks), Switzerland 25 - Nov 1983 (1 week), Billboard 83 - Aug 1983 (37 weeks)
32 AC/DC Flick Of The Switch 1983 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2001), UK 4 - Sep 1983 (9 weeks), Norway 4 - Sep 1983 (7 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1990), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 2000), Germany 6 - Sep 1983 (4 weeks), Sweden 8 - Sep 1983 (10 weeks), Austria 9 - Oct 1983 (2 months), Billboard 15 - Sep 1983 (23 weeks), Switzerland 28 - Nov 1983 (1 week), US CashBox 57 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 81 of 1983 (peak 5, 23 weeks)
33 Journey Frontiers 1983 US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1997), Billboard 2 - Feb 1983 (85 weeks) (22 weeks in top 10), UK 6 - Feb 1983 (7 weeks), US CashBox 7 of 1983, US BB 9 of 1983, US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), Norway 12 - Feb 1983 (4 weeks), Sweden 21 - Feb 1983 (6 weeks), RYM 83 of 1983, Xgau rating D+ (1983)
34 Big Country The Crossing 1983 Melody Maker 2 of 1983, UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1984), UK 3 - Aug 1983 (80 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1984), Sweden 17 - Aug 1983 (8 weeks), Billboard 18 - Sep 1983 (42 weeks), Holland free40 24 of 1983, US CashBox 65 of 1983, Acclaimed 1779 (1983), RYM 72 of 1983, Xgau rating B (1983)
35 Asia Alpha 1983 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1983), UK 5 - Aug 1983 (11 weeks), Billboard 6 - Aug 1983 (25 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), Norway 8 - Aug 1983 (8 weeks), Sweden 9 - Sep 1983 (10 weeks), Germany 11 - Sep 1983 (7 weeks), Switzerland 18 - Nov 1983 (2 weeks), US BB 38 of 1983, US CashBox 39 of 1983, Italy 74 of 1983, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1983), RYM 159 of 1983
36 Spandau Ballet True 1983 UK 1 - Mar 1983 (90 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 - Sep 1983, UK Platinum (certified by BPI in May 1983), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1984), Germany 8 - Jun 1983 (28 weeks), Australia (Kent) 10 of 1983 (peak 4), Sweden 13 - Apr 1983 (22 weeks), Billboard 19 - May 1983 (36 weeks), Holland free40 20 of 1983, US CashBox 98 of 1983
37 Tears For Fears The Hurting 1983 UK 1 - Mar 1983 (65 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1985), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1993), Holland free40 6 of 1983, Melody Maker 14 of 1983, Germany 15 - May 1983 (4 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 39 of 1983 (peak 16, 48 weeks), Billboard 73 - May 1983 (56 weeks), WXPN 748 (2005), RYM 47 of 1983
38 Quiet Riot Metal Health 1983 Billboard 1 - Apr 1983 (81 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (17 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Nov 1983, US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1995), US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), US BB 11 of 1983, US CashBox 16 of 1983, RYM 124 of 1983
39 Kenny Rogers Eyes That See In The Dark 1983 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1996), Norway 2 - Sep 1983 (29 weeks), Sweden 4 - Nov 1983 (20 weeks), Billboard 6 - Sep 1983 (38 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), Austria 9 - Feb 1984 (3 months), Switzerland 14 - Dec 1983 (10 weeks), US BB 22 of 1983, US CashBox 30 of 1983, UK 53 - Oct 1983 (19 weeks)
40 Rod Stewart Body Wishes 1983 Germany 2 - Jul 1983 (21 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1989), Sweden 3 - Jun 1983 (24 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1983), UK 5 - Jun 1983 (27 weeks), Austria 7 - Aug 1983 (4 months), Switzerland 7 - Nov 1983 (6 weeks), Norway 10 - Jun 1983 (14 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 28 of 1983 (peak 2, 48 weeks), Billboard 30 - Jun 1983 (22 weeks), Holland free40 44 of 1983
41 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band The Distance 1983 Canada 1 for 1 week - 1983, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1983), Norway 4 - Jan 1983 (12 weeks), Billboard 5 - Jan 1983 (39 weeks) (14 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 11 of 1983, US BB 15 of 1983, Sweden 19 - Jan 1983 (6 weeks), UK 45 - Jan 1983 (10 weeks), Xgau rating C+ (1983)
42 Robert Plant The Principle Of Moments 1983 New Zealand 1 for 3 - Oct 1983, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1984), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1983), UK 7 - Jul 1983 (14 weeks), Billboard 8 - Jul 1983 (40 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 20 of 1983, US BB 30 of 1983, Holland free40 50 of 1983, RYM 109 of 1983
43 Bee Gees Staying Alive 1983 Switzerland 1 - Nov 1983 (19 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1983), Billboard 6 - Jul 1983 (16 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10), Germany 8 - Nov 1983 (20 weeks), Austria 12 - Feb 1984 (1 month), UK 14 - Oct 1983 (8 weeks), Italy 15 of 1983, Sweden 16 - Aug 1983 (16 weeks), US CashBox 27 of 1983
44 John Cougar Mellencamp Uh-huh 1983 US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1995), Billboard 9 - Nov 1983 (66 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), US BB 15 of 1984, US CashBox 20 of 1984, Sweden 24 - Feb 1984 (8 weeks), Fox101 82, UK 92 - Mar 1984 (1 week), Acclaimed 2895 (1983), RYM 133 of 1983, Xgau rating B (1983)
45 Stevie Ray Vaughan Texas Flood 1983 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1997), France Gold (certified by SNEP May 2001), BEA 10 of 1983, Billboard 38 - Jul 1983 (33 weeks), WTMD 160, Defin200 166 (1983), WXPN 326 (1983), Acclaimed 1140 (1983), RYM 4 of 1983, Xgau rating B (1983)
46 Styx Kilroy Was Here 1983 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1983), Billboard 3 - Mar 1983 (34 weeks) (16 weeks in top 10), Norway 3 - Mar 1983 (12 weeks), Sweden 6 - Mar 1983 (12 weeks), Germany 7 - Mar 1983 (12 weeks), US CashBox 13 of 1983, US BB 13 of 1983, UK 67 - Mar 1983 (6 weeks)
47 Barbra Streisand Yentl 1983 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1984), Switzerland 4 - Apr 1984 (23 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1983), Austria 7 - Jan 1984 (5 months), Billboard 9 - Nov 1983 (26 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), UK 21 - Nov 1983 (35 weeks), Sweden 29 - Dec 1983 (8 weeks), US BB 36 of 1984, US CashBox 47 of 1984
48 Earth, Wind & Fire Powerlight 1983 Sweden 2 - Feb 1983 (12 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1983), Norway 7 - Feb 1983 (6 weeks), Billboard 12 - Mar 1983 (21 weeks), Germany 13 - Mar 1983 (4 weeks), UK 22 - Feb 1983 (6 weeks), US BB 40 of 1983, US CashBox 53 of 1983, Italy 65 of 1983, Xgau rating A- (1983)
49 Bryan Adams Cuts Like A Knife 1983 Juno Award in 1984, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1983), Billboard 8 - Feb 1983 (78 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10), UK 21 - Mar 1986 (6 weeks), Sweden 22 - Oct 1983 (4 weeks), US BB 28 of 1983, US CashBox 34 of 1983, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Apr 1986)
50 Air Supply Air Supply's Greatest Hits 1983 Australia num 1 for 1 week - Sep 1983, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1993), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1988), Billboard 7 - Aug 1983 (47 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), US BB 27 of 1983, US CashBox 36 of 1983
51 Kiss Lick It Up 1983 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1990), Sweden 3 - Oct 1983 (18 weeks), UK 7 - Oct 1983 (7 weeks), Norway 7 - Oct 1983 (6 weeks), Switzerland 10 - Nov 1983 (7 weeks), Austria 13 - Dec 1983 (1 month), Billboard 24 - Oct 1983 (30 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 69 of 1983 (peak 17, 36 weeks), US CashBox 94 of 1983
52 Donna Summer She Works Hard For The Money 1983 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1983), Sweden 8 - Aug 1983 (12 weeks), Billboard 9 - Jul 1983 (32 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Norway 12 - Jul 1983 (5 weeks), Germany 14 - Aug 1983 (6 weeks), Switzerland 23 - Nov 1983 (2 weeks), UK 28 - Jul 1983 (5 weeks), US CashBox 41 of 1983, US BB 42 of 1983, Xgau rating B+ (1983)
53 Nena Nena 1983 Germany 1 for 9 weeks - Mar 1983, Germany 1 - Feb 1983 (33 weeks), Austria 1 - Feb 1983 (9 months), Sweden 2 - Mar 1984 (14 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1983), Norway 16 - Jun 1984 (3 weeks), UK 31 - Mar 1984 (5 weeks)
54 Jackson Browne Lawyers In Love 1983 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 2001), Sweden 3 - Aug 1983 (14 weeks), Billboard 8 - Aug 1983 (33 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), Norway 10 - Aug 1983 (7 weeks), UK 37 - Aug 1983 (7 weeks), US BB 37 of 1983, US CashBox 49 of 1983, Italy 96 of 1983, Xgau rating C+ (1983)
55 Yazoo You & Me Both 1983 UK 1 - Jul 1983 (20 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 - Oct 1983, Sweden 4 - Aug 1983 (16 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1983), Germany 15 - Aug 1983 (7 weeks), Holland free40 29 of 1983, Billboard 69 - Aug 1983 (13 weeks), RYM 114 of 1983, Xgau rating B (1983)
56 Metallica Kill 'Em All 1983 US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1999), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1988), BEA 5 of 1983, Sweden 28 - Jun 2004 (2 weeks), Switzerland 65 - Sep 2008 (1 week), Billboard 66 - Apr 1986 (21 weeks), Acclaimed 688 (1983), RYM 18 of 1983
57 Stevie Nicks The Wild Heart 1983 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1993), Billboard 5 - Jul 1983 (52 weeks) (11 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 12 of 1983, US BB 16 of 1983, Sweden 19 - Aug 1983 (8 weeks), UK 28 - Jul 1983 (19 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 1983), RYM 100 of 1983
58 Al Jarreau Jarreau 1983 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 2001), Norway 8 - Apr 1983 (9 weeks), Billboard 13 - Apr 1983 (43 weeks), Sweden 30 - May 1983 (4 weeks), US CashBox 35 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 37 of 1983 (peak 18, 49 weeks), UK 39 - Apr 1983 (18 weeks), US BB 53 of 1983, RYM 177 of 1983
59 Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones 1983 BEA 6 of 1983, Holland free40 10 of 1983, Melody Maker 14 of 1983, Norway 18 - Jan 1984 (1 week), German RS100 61, UK 62 - Oct 1983 (3 weeks), Acclaimed 104 (1983), Billboard 167 - Oct 1983 (7 weeks), RYM 1 of 1983, KEXP 354, Xgau rating A- (1983)
60 The Fixx Reach The Beach 1983 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1984), Billboard 8 - May 1983 (54 weeks) (10 weeks in top 10), Holland free40 13 of 1983, US BB 21 of 1983, US CashBox 29 of 1983, Sweden 37 - Jun 1983 (6 weeks), UK 91 - May 1983 (1 week), RYM 197 of 1983, Xgau rating C (1983)
61 Eddy Grant Killer On The Rampage 1983 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1983), UK 7 - Nov 1982 (23 weeks), Billboard 10 - Apr 1983 (30 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), Germany 11 - Mar 1983 (12 weeks), Sweden 30 - Mar 1983 (10 weeks), US CashBox 38 of 1983, US BB 41 of 1983, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1983), Xgau rating B+ (1983)
62 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap 1983 Holland free40 1 of 1983, UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1984), UK 4 - May 1983 (36 weeks), Germany 7 - May 1983 (9 weeks), Sweden 17 - May 1983 (12 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 36 of 1983 (peak 18, 51 weeks), Billboard 72 - Jun 1983 (13 weeks), RYM 125 of 1983, Xgau rating B+ (1983)
63 Hall & Oates Greatest Hits: Rock 'n Soul, Part 1 1983 New Zealand 1 for 1 - Feb 1984, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1985), Billboard 7 - Nov 1983 (44 weeks) (11 weeks in top 10), UK 16 - Oct 1983 (45 weeks), US BB 19 of 1984, US CashBox 28 of 1984, Xgau rating B+ (1983)
64 Pat Benatar Live From Earth 1983 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1983), Germany 7 - Feb 1984 (7 weeks), Billboard 13 - Oct 1983 (34 weeks), Australia (Kent) 18 of 1984 (peak 2), US CashBox 40 of 1983, US BB 47 of 1983, UK 60 - Oct 1983 (5 weeks), RYM 191 of 1983
65 Dio Holy Diver 1983 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1989), BEA 9 of 1983, UK 13 - Jun 1983 (15 weeks), Sweden 18 - Jun 1983 (18 weeks), Billboard 56 - Jun 1983 (39 weeks), Acclaimed 2132 (1983), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1986), RYM 8 of 1983
66 The Stray Cats Built For Speed 1983 Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1983, Billboard 2 - Jul 1982 (74 weeks) (18 weeks in top 10), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1982), US BB 10 of 1983, US CashBox 15 of 1983, Xgau rating B- (1982)
67 Echo & The Bunnymen Porcupine 1983 UK 2 - Feb 1983 (17 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1984), Melody Maker 9 of 1983, Holland free40 16 of 1983, Sweden 24 - Feb 1983 (4 weeks), Billboard 137 - Mar 1983 (9 weeks), Acclaimed 2024 (1983), RYM 53 of 1983, KEXP 618
68 The Stray Cats Rant N' Rave With The Stray Cats 1983 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1983), Billboard 14 - Sep 1983 (29 weeks), Switzerland 27 - Nov 1983 (3 weeks), UK 51 - Sep 1983 (5 weeks), US BB 54 of 1983, US CashBox 72 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 82 of 1983 (peak 15, 26 weeks), RYM 148 of 1983, Xgau rating B- (1983)
69 Rick Springfield Living In Oz 1983 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1983), Billboard 12 - Apr 1983 (57 weeks), Norway 17 - Jun 1984 (1 week), Sweden 18 - Jan 1984 (10 weeks), UK 41 - Feb 1984 (4 weeks), US BB 50 of 1983, US CashBox 64 of 1983
70 Men Without Hats Rhythm Of Youth 1983 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1983), Germany 9 - Sep 1983 (8 weeks), Billboard 13 - Aug 1983 (26 weeks), Sweden 24 - Oct 1983 (8 weeks), US BB 43 of 1983, US CashBox 73 of 1983, UK 96 - Nov 1983 (1 week), Xgau rating C+ (1983)
71 New Order Power, Corruption & Lies 1983 UK 4 - May 1983 (29 weeks), BEA 4 of 1983, Holland free40 5 of 1983, Melody Maker 14 of 1983, Sweden 16 - May 1983 (12 weeks), Acclaimed 472 (1983), RYM 15 of 1983, KEXP 126, Xgau rating B+ (1983)
72 Elvis Costello Punch The Clock 1983 UK 3 - Aug 1983 (13 weeks), Sweden 9 - Sep 1983 (8 weeks), Norway 18 - Sep 1983 (1 week), Billboard 24 - Aug 1983 (24 weeks), Holland free40 43 of 1983, US CashBox 90 of 1983, Acclaimed 1756 (1983), RYM 139 of 1983, Xgau rating B+ (1983)
73 Bob Marley Confrontation 1983 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1996), UK 5 - May 1983 (19 weeks), Norway 12 - Jun 1983 (13 weeks), Sweden 16 - May 1983 (14 weeks), Austria 19 - Sep 1983 (1 month), France (InfoDisc) 23 of 1983 (peak 5, 60 weeks), Billboard 55 - Jul 1983 (15 weeks), RYM 194 of 1983, Xgau rating B+ (1983)
74 Ozzy Osbourne Bark At The Moon 1983 US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 2000), Sweden 9 - Jan 1984 (10 weeks), Billboard 19 - Dec 1983 (29 weeks), UK 24 - Dec 1983 (7 weeks), US CashBox 69 of 1984, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1984), RYM 98 of 1983
75 Linda Ronstadt What's New? 1983 US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1993), Billboard 3 - Oct 1983 (79 weeks) (15 weeks in top 10), US BB 12 of 1984, US CashBox 22 of 1983, UK 31 - Jan 1984 (5 weeks), RYM 129 of 1983, Xgau rating C- (1983)
76 Herbie Hancock Future Shock 1983 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1994), France (InfoDisc) 8 of 1984 (peak 25, 47 weeks), Austria 9 - Nov 1983 (3 months), Switzerland 9 - Nov 1983 (5 weeks), Sweden 19 - Sep 1983 (6 weeks), UK 27 - Aug 1983 (10 weeks), Billboard 43 - Sep 1983 (65 weeks), Xgau rating B+ (1983)
77 Original Soundtrack The Big Chill 1983 US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1998), US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), Billboard 17 - Oct 1983 (146 weeks), Australia (Kent) 23 of 1987 (peak 5), US CashBox 81 of 1984, US Longest Running Album 85 1983 (161 weeks)
78 Electric Light Orchestra Secret Messages 1983 UK 4 - Jul 1983 (15 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1983), Norway 5 - Jul 1983 (12 weeks), Germany 6 - Jul 1983 (6 weeks), Sweden 11 - Aug 1983 (12 weeks), Austria 16 - Jul 1983 (3 months), Billboard 36 - Jul 1983 (16 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 52 of 1983 (peak 15, 40 weeks)
79 George Benson In Your Eyes 1983 UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1983), UK 3 - Jun 1983 (53 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1983), Billboard 27 - Jun 1983 (35 weeks), Sweden 28 - Jun 1983 (6 weeks), US CashBox 71 of 1983
80 Rondo Veneziano Venise De L'an 2000 1983 Switzerland 1 - Dec 1983 (18 weeks), Germany 2 - Dec 1983 (7 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1988), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1985), Italy 27 of 1983, UK 39 - Nov 1983 (13 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 41 of 1984 (peak 2, 23 weeks)
81 Loverboy Keep It Up 1983 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1989), Juno Award in 1984 (Nominated), Billboard 7 - Jul 1983 (39 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 21 of 1983, US BB 29 of 1983
82 Depeche Mode Construction Time Again 1983 Holland free40 4 of 1983, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1983), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1985), UK 6 - Sep 1983 (12 weeks), Germany 7 - Sep 1983 (11 weeks), Sweden 12 - Sep 1983 (10 weeks), Switzerland 21 - Nov 1983 (3 weeks), RYM 120 of 1983
83 Agnetha Faltskog Wrap Your Arms Around Me 1983 Norway 1 - Jun 1983 (18 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jun 1983 (24 weeks), Germany 13 - Sep 1983 (14 weeks), UK 18 - Jun 1983 (13 weeks), Billboard 102 - Sep 1983 (11 weeks)
84 Eric Clapton Money & Cigarettes 1983 Norway 3 - Feb 1983 (13 weeks), Sweden 5 - Feb 1983 (12 weeks), UK 13 - Feb 1983 (17 weeks), Billboard 16 - Feb 1983 (18 weeks), US CashBox 69 of 1983, Italy 97 of 1983, RYM 195 of 1983, Xgau rating B+ (1983)
85 The The Soul Mining 1983 Melody Maker 3 of 1983, Holland free40 8 of 1983, UK 27 - Oct 1983 (5 weeks), WTMD 456, Acclaimed 952 (1983), RYM 22 of 1983, KEXP 426
86 Kajagoogoo White Feathers 1983 UK 5 - Apr 1983 (20 weeks), Germany 7 - May 1983 (12 weeks), Sweden 7 - May 1983 (12 weeks), Austria 15 - Jul 1983 (1 month), Billboard 38 - Jun 1983 (20 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 51 of 1983 (peak 9, 40 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Apr 1983), Xgau rating C+ (1983)
87 Midnight Oil 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 1983 Australia (Kent) 2 of 1983 (peak 3), Holland free40 21 of 1983, Billboard 178 - Feb 1984 (5 weeks), WTMD 474, Acclaimed 2323 (1982), RYM 63 of 1982, Xgau rating C+ (1983)
88 Paul Simon Hearts & Bones 1983 Norway 3 - Nov 1983 (9 weeks), Sweden 11 - Nov 1983 (12 weeks), Switzerland 25 - Nov 1983 (1 week), UK 34 - Nov 1983 (8 weeks), Billboard 35 - Nov 1983 (18 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 84 of 1983 (peak 19, 25 weeks), RYM 41 of 1983, Xgau rating B+ (1983)
89 Saga Heads Or Tales 1983 Germany 3 - Oct 1983 (11 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Nov 1983 (6 weeks), Norway 4 - Oct 1983 (9 weeks), Sweden 4 - Oct 1983 (12 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1984), Billboard 92 - Oct 1983 (9 weeks)
90 Joan Armatrading The Key 1983 Norway 4 - Mar 1983 (11 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1983), Australia (Kent) 7 of 1983 (peak 4), UK 10 - Mar 1983 (14 weeks), Sweden 14 - Mar 1983 (10 weeks), Billboard 32 - Apr 1983 (22 weeks), Xgau rating B (1983)
91 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Dazzle Ships 1983 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1983), UK 5 - Mar 1983 (13 weeks), Germany 11 - May 1983 (8 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 16 of 1983 (peak 14, 68 weeks), Sweden 38 - Mar 1983 (2 weeks), Billboard 162 - Apr 1983 (6 weeks), RYM 62 of 1983
92 Motley Crue Shout At The Devil 1983 US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1997), Billboard 17 - Oct 1983 (100 weeks), US CashBox 55 of 1984, Acclaimed 2704 (1983), RYM 31 of 1983, Xgau rating D (1984)
93 Icehouse Primitive Man 1983 New Zealand 1 for 3 - Feb 1983, Germany 5 - Apr 1983 (12 weeks), Australia (Kent) 18 of 1982 (peak 3), Sweden 31 - Apr 1983 (8 weeks), Billboard 129 - Oct 1982 (6 weeks)
94 Malcolm McLaren Duck Rock 1983 Melody Maker 6 of 1983, UK 18 - Jun 1983 (17 weeks), Holland free40 28 of 1983, Acclaimed 2462 (1983), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1983), RYM 126 of 1983, Xgau rating B+ (1983)
95 Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless 1983 Billboard 13 - Mar 1983 (28 weeks), US BB 48 of 1983, UK 65 - May 1982 (10 weeks), US CashBox 68 of 1983, WTMD 484, RYM 102 of 1982
96 Tracey Ullman You Broke My Heart In 17 Places 1983 Norway 3 - Dec 1983 (15 weeks), Sweden 9 - Jan 1984 (24 weeks), UK 14 - Dec 1983 (20 weeks), Billboard 34 - Mar 1984 (20 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1983), RYM 163 of 1983, Xgau rating B+ (1984)
97 Alabama The Closer You Get 1983 US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1996), Billboard 10 - Mar 1983 (70 weeks) (1 week in top 10), US BB 46 of 1983, US CashBox 47 of 1983
98 Sydne Rome Aerobic - Fitness Dancing 1983 Germany 1 for 1 week - Apr 1983, Germany 1 - Feb 1983 (11 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1983), Austria 5 - Mar 1983 (3 months)
99 Julio Iglesias Julio 1983 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1994), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1983), UK 5 - Jul 1983 (16 weeks), Billboard 32 - Apr 1983 (89 weeks)
100 Neil Young Trans 1983 Sweden 6 - Jan 1983 (10 weeks), Norway 13 - Jan 1983 (6 weeks), Billboard 19 - Jan 1983 (17 weeks), UK 29 - Feb 1983 (5 weeks), US CashBox 79 of 1983, Xgau rating A- (1982)

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6 Aug 2016

81. Violent Femmes

This album was released in 1983, although there is some confusion about therelease date (read the link). https://www.discogs.com/Violent-Femmes-Violent-Femmes/master/38959

We don't edit the years of albums ourselves, we rely on the source charts (we list when they were hits, not when they were released).

In this case we have 8 chart entries: 3 say 1982, 2 say 1983 and 3 have no year. So the obvious conclusion is that the perceived year of release was (by 3 votes to 2) 1982.

Obviously here is a case where the album was a hit before it was released (or Wikipedia is right about the release date!!)