Best-selling albums in Europe in 1985

The list of best-selling albums in Europe in 1985 based on sales in 16 countries: United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Portugal, Greece. It was first published in EUROTIPSHEET magazine (NO 51/52 – December 23, 1985). The most successful album of the 1985 was Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits which sold 3.700.000 copies (300.000 CD + 3.4 million LP&MC). Beverley Hills Cop won Pan-European Award for Soundtrack of The Year with sales 550.000 copies. The Dream Of The Blue Turtles by Sting won Pan-European Award for Debut Album Of The Year with sales close to 1 million.

Top 10 albums in Europe – 1985

Note: Yourself Tonight by Eurythmics (#10) sold 1.3 million copies in 1985.

Rank Artist Album
1 Dire Straits Brothers In Arms
2 Bruce Springsteen Born In The USA
3 Madonna Like A Virgin
4 Sade Promise
5 Phil Collins No Jacket Required
6 Tina Turner Private Dancer
7 Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair
8 Wham! Make It Big
9 Alison Moyet Alf
10 Eurythmics Be Yourself Tonight

See also. Best-selling albums in Europe by year: