Best-selling albums in Europe in 1986

The list of best-selling albums in Europe in 1986 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 27, 1986). The most successful album of the 1986 was True Blue by Madonna which sold 3.500.000 copies.

Top 100 albums in Europe – 1986

Note: to the compilation of the 1986 Year -End Chart , albums sales from mid-December 1985 till mid-December 1986 have been used.

Rank Artist Album
1 Madonna True Blue
2 Dire Straits Brothers In Arms
3 Peter Gabriel So
4 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston
5 A-Ha Hunting High And Low
6 Sade Promise
7 Simply Red Picture Book
8 Simple Minds Once Upon A Time
9 Sting Dream Of The Blue Turtles
10 Queen A Kind Of Magic
11 Madonna Like A Virgin
12 Eurythmics Revenge
13 Soundtrack Top Gun
14 Chris De Burgh Into The Light
15 Genesis Invisible Touch
16 Prince & The Revolution Parade
17 Soundtrack Rocky IV
18 Elton John Ice On Fire
19 Jennifer Rush Jennifer Rush
20 Cock Robin Cock Robin
21 Chris Rea On The Beach
22 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring
23 Rolling Stones Dirty Work
24 Depeche Mode Black Celebration
25 Jean Michel Jarre Rendez-Vous
26 Jennifer Rush Movin’
27 Wham! The Final
28 The Cure Standing On A Beach/The Singles
29 Rod Stewart Every Beat Of My Heart
30 Mr. Mister Welcome To The Real World
31 Level 42 World Machine
32 Modern Talking Ready For Romance
33 ZZ Top Afterburner
34 Modern Talking Let’s Talk About Love
35 Bruce Springsteen Born In The U.S.A.
36 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love
37 Joe Cocker Cocker
38 Van Halen 5150
39 Lionel Richie Dancing On The Ceiling
40 Paul Simon Graceland
41 Tina Turner Break Every Rule
42 Matt Bianco Matt Bianco
43 Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music Street Life – 20 Great Hits
44 Sting Bring On The Night
45 Falco Falco 3
46 Pet Shop Boys Please
47 Grace Jones Island Life
48 Daniel Balavoine Sauver L’Amour
49 Sandra The Long Play
50 Europe The Final Countdown
51 Bangles Different Light
52 Steve Winwood Back In The Highlife
53 Eurythmics Be Yourself Tonight
54 BAP Ahl Maenner, Aalglatt
55 Talking Heads Little Creatures
56 Iron Maiden Somewhere In Time
57 Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung Geld Oder Leben
58 Huey Lewis & The News Fore!
59 The Communards The Communards
60 Sam Cooke The Man And His Music
61 Billy Ocean Love Zone
62 Madonna The First Album
63 Janet Jackson Control
64 A-Ha Scoundrel Days
65 Electric Light Orchestra Balance Of Power
66 Bonnie Tyler Secret Dreams And Forbidden Fire
67 Herbert Groenemeyer Spruenge
68 Muenchener Freiheit Von Anfang An
69 Jean-Jacques Goldman Non Homologue
70 Renaud Mistral Gagnant
71 The Cure The Head On The Door
72 Bruce Springsteen Live/ 1975-85
73 Tina Turner Private Dancer
74 Nicki Ganz Oder Gar Net
75 Mike Oldfield The Complete
76 Suzanne Vega Suzanne Vega
77 Stevie Wonder In Square Circle
78 Joe Jackson Big World
79 Indochine 3
80 Bryan Adams Reckless
81 Big Country The Seer
82 Dire Straits Alchemy
83 Pete Townshend White City
84 Phil Collins No Jacket Required
85 Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair
86 Status Quo In The Army Now
87 Queen Greatest Hits
88 The Smiths The Queen IS Dead
89 Samantha Fox Touch Me
90 Five Star Luxury Of Life
91 Talking Heads True Stories
92 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Liverpool
93 The Police Every Breath You Take – The Singles
94 C.C. Catch Catch The Catch
95 Fine Young Cannibals Fine Young Cannibals
96 Alan Parsons Project Stereotomy
97 Eros Ramazzotti Nuovi Eroi
98 Francis Cabrel Photos De Voyages
99 Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet
100 Soundtrack Absolute Beginners

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