100 Best Selling Albums of the 80s
- by Peter Dodd (Author), Justin Cawthorne (Author), Chris Barrett (Author)
- Amber Books
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Thriller, Born in the USA, Brothers in Arms, Faith, The Joshua Tree, Graceland the 80s saw some great albums both from recording artists who had been around since the 60s, such as Paul Simon and Tina Turner, and also new acts, such as U2, George Michael and Tracey Chapman.
Combining information from both the US and UK charts provided by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and British Phonographic Industry (BPI), 100 Best Selling Albums of the 80s features chart-topping work from Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, Bryan Adams and Prince. Each album entry is accompanied by the original sleeve artwork front and back and is packed full of facts and recording information, including a complete track listing, musician and production credits, and an authoritative commentary on the record and its place in cultural history. With vinyl sales at their highest in 25 years, 100 Best Selling Albums of the 80s is an expert celebration of popular music from Billy Joel to Guns n Roses, from Lionel Richie to Phil Collins to Neil Diamond.