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Best Selling Albums of the 80s

The most commercially successful masterpieces of the 80's - let's remember the best records of this period!

Albums of the 80s: About the best-selling records of the decade...

The best selling albums of the 80's are mostly pop hits of such sound artists as Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, ABBA... These records were a colossal success and sold millions of copies! Their relevance has not disappeared after so many decades... Here is a selection of the best-selling records of the 80s across the UK!

Super Trouper (1980)

Super Trouper (1980)
Super Trouper (1980)

It was the album Super Trouper that gave the world the hits "The Winner Takes It All" and "Super Trouper"! It was the best-selling record in Great Britain in 1980. Not surprisingly, Super Trouper helped ABBA to increase their success in the world market...

Super Trouper was the sixth ABBA album to lead the UK! For this release, the band decided to return to a more straightforward pop sound. As critics speculate, this may have been due to the fact that by then the disco sound was beginning to be forgotten... It had been replaced by pop musicians, who were now winning the world charts.

Kings of the Wild Frontier (1981)

Kings Of The Wild Frontier (1981)
Kings Of The Wild Frontier (1981)

Kings of the Wild Frontier - this interesting title was given to the second album of the English band Adam and the Ants. By the way: it was this work that diluted the popular music with Burundi beat sound... The album became the leader of the British chart. It also presented 3 cult hits: "Kings of the Wild Frontier", "Dog Eat Dog" and "Antmusic".

The record became a bestseller of the early '80s. Thus, Kings of the Wild Frontier won the band the 1982 Brit Awards.

Thriller (1983)

Thriller (1983)
Thriller (1983)

This record has long been legendary... "Thriller" is Michael Jackson's sixth studio album, one of the first to use music videos for commercial success! The album became the top-selling album in just 1 year! Thanks to Thriller, Jackson broke the racial barriers that had previously prevailed in the music business: his music videos for the hits "Thriller", "Billie Jean" and "Beat It" were regularly broadcast by MTV...

In 2012, the record made it to the top of the 80's albums! And while Thriller itself went to the Library of Congress as a "culturally significant record," the music video of the same name was included in the National Motion Picture Registry! To this day, the album remains at the height of its popularity...

Can't Slow Down (1984)

Can't Slow Down (1984)
Can't Slow Down (1984)

The second studio album by soul singer Lionel Richie led the way in the United States, as did the two hit tracks from it, "All Night Long (All Night)" and "Hello". This work brought the musician a Grammy award...

The album was warmly received by listeners and music critics alike. In general, Can't Slow Down stayed in the Billboard 200 for more than three years! In just a few years the record sold more than 15 million copies...

Brothers in Arms (1985)

Brothers In Arms (1985)
Brothers In Arms (1985)

Brothers in Arms was the fifth studio release by rock band Dire Straits. The record was released in May 1985: it remained the number one in the UK for about 14 weeks, in the US for about ten weeks, and in Australia for a staggering 34 weeks! It was Brothers in Arms that became the first album to achieve 10 times platinum status in the United Kingdom! Today it is the best-selling album of the 80s with over 30 million copies sold...

This record has brought a lot of prestigious awards to the Dire Straits piggy bank! Today it is one of the best embodiments of the rock scene of the 80s...

True Blue (1986)

True Blue (1986)
True Blue (1986)

This wonderful record belongs to the charming pop singer Madonna... True Blue serves as a kind of music book: here the singer shares her visions of love, career, dreams and disappointments... The inspiration came from the artist's then husband Sean Penn. Yes, yes! The album is dedicated to him... If we consider the record musically, this time Madonna opted for more classical music. This way she wanted to attract the attention of a more mature audience, which for a long time was indifferent to the work of the blond diva...

The album quickly achieved international success: True Blue topped the charts in 28 countries! This was a new record! With sales of more than 25 million copies worldwide, the record has become a cult...

Bad (1987)

Bad (1987)
Bad (1987)

The main hit from the album Bad was the legendary "Dirty Diana" - the song that topped the American Billboard! If we believe the official sources, the record sold a staggering number of copies: about 40 million copies all over the world...

Musically, Bad is full of a variety of genres: rhythm and blues, gospel, pop rock, funk... In the fall of 1987 the artist went on a world tour in support of his release! The resulting tour was the most successful of the decade. The album was Jackson's third and last collaboration with Quincy Jones...

Kylie (1988)

Kylie (1988)
Kylie (1988)

The Kylie album was the debut for the charming and so young Kylie Minogue... The record is filled with danceable pop hits. Listening to "I Should Be So Lucky" and "The Loco-Motion" you can feel the obvious influence of bubblegum pop. In addition, the album includes ballads (a prime example is "I Miss You").

The record was received rather ambiguously by critics... Some of them literally admired Kylie, while others compared it to Madonna's debut... However, all this did not prevent the album from becoming popular! Kylie topped several countries, and its sales exceeded 500,000 copies. So, the album not only went gold, but 6 times platinum... Today, sales of the record are approaching 6 million copies.

Ten Good Reasons (1989)

Ten Good Reasons (1989)
Ten Good Reasons (1989)

Ten Good Reasons is the debut album by pop star Jason Donovan. The record became the best-selling record in the United Kingdom in 1989. It also gave the world 2 first-class singles: "Too Many Broken Hearts" and "Sealed with a Kiss". In addition, the album features "Especially for You", a joint duet with Kylie Minogue.

By the way: the title of the record is taken from the line of the first track: "You give me one good reason to leave me, I'll give you ten good reasons to stay..."

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