TOP-SELLING ALBUMS SINCE 1986

  1. Whispering Jack, John Farnham (1986)*
  2. Come On Over, Shania Twain (1997)
  3. Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette (1995)
  4. Innocent Eyes, Delta Goodrem (2003)*
  5. Music Box, Mariah Carey (1993)
  6. Thriller, Michael Jackson (1983)
  7. Savage Garden, Savage Garden (1997)*
  8. Falling Into You, Celine Dion (1996)
  9. Abba Gold, Abba (1992)
  10. Immaculate Collection, Madonna (1990)
  11. Recurring Dream, Crowded House (1996)*
  12. Age of Reason, John Farnham (1998)*
  13. The Very Best Of, The Eagles (1994)
  14. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac (1977)
  15. Born in the USA, Bruce Springsteen (1984)
  16. 1, The Beatles (2000)
  17. I’m Not Dead, Pink (2006)
  18. The Sound of White, Missy Higgins (2005)*
  19. Don’t Ask, Tina Arena (1994)*
  20. Soul Deep, Jimmy Barnes (1991)*
  21. Chisel, Cold Chisel (1991)*
  22. Come Away With Me, Norah Jones (2002)
  23. Greatest Hits Collection, Queen (1981)
  24. Remasters, Led Zeppelin (1990)
  25. Funhouse, Pink (2009)
  26. Dangerous, Michael Jackson (1991)
  27. Fever, Kylie Minogue (2001)*
  28. Unplugged, Eric Clapton (1992)
  29. Back To Bedlam, James Blunt (2004)
  30. Get Born, Jet (2003)*

*Australian made

Source: Australian Record Industry Association. CDs replaced vinyl recordings around 1985 and exact sales figures before that year are lost in the mists of time. This explains the absence of big sellers from the 1960s and 1970s, such as Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, The Bee Gees and Dire Straits.