Billboard #1 Albums (1980s)

Can you name the albums (or artists) that reached #1 on the Billboard 200 in the 1980s when given a notable song from the album?

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Notable SongAlbum and ArtistHit #1
'Love to Love You Baby' (Greatest Hits)1/5/80
'Night Fever' (Greatest Hits)1/12/80
'Comfortably Numb'1/19/80
'Fire Lake'5/3/80
'You May Be Right'6/14/80
'She's So Cold'7/26/80
'That Girl Could Sing'9/13/80
'Another One Bites the Dust'9/20/80
'What Kind of Fool'10/25/80
'Hungry Heart'11/8/80
'The Gambler' (Greatest Hits)12/13/80
'(Just Like) Starting Over'12/27/80
'Take It on the Run'2/21/81
'Too Much Time on My Hands'4/4/81
'Bette Davis Eyes'6/27/81
'Gemini Dream'7/25/81
'Fire and Ice'8/15/81
'Juke Box Hero'8/22/81
'Edge of Seventeen'9/5/81
'Don't Stop Believin''9/12/81
'Start Me Up'9/19/81
'Let's Get It Up'12/26/81
'Centerfold'2/6/82
'Our Lips Are Sealed'3/6/82
'Jerusalem' (Soundtrack)4/17/82
'Heat of the Moment'5/15/82
'Ebony and Ivory'5/29/82
'Gypsy'8/7/82
'Jack & Diane'9/11/82
'Who Can It Be Now?'11/13/82
'Billie Jean'2/26/83
'Maniac' (Soundtrack)6/25/83
Notable SongAlbum and ArtistHit #1
'Every Breath You Take'7/23/83
'Cum on Feel the Noize'11/26/83
'All Night Long (All Night)'12/3/83
'Let's Hear It for the Boy' (Soundtrack)4/21/84
'I Want a New Drug'6/30/84
'Dancing in the Dark'7/7/84
'When Doves Cry' (Soundtrack)8/4/84
'Material Girl'2/9/85
'Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go'3/2/85
'The Old Man Down the Road'3/23/85
'Sussudio'3/30/85
'We Are the World' (Compilation Album)4/27/85
'Raspberry Beret'6/1/85
'Axel F' (Soundtrack)6/22/85
'Everybody Wants to Rule the World'7/13/85
'Summer of '69'8/10/85
'Money for Nothing'8/31/85
'Smuggler's Blues' (TV Soundtrack)11/2/85
'These Dreams'12/21/85
'Send in the Clowns'1/25/86
'The Sweetest Taboo'2/15/86
'Broken Wings'3/1/86
'How Will I Know'3/8/86
'Why Can't This Be Love'4/26/86
'Nasty'7/5/86
'On My Own'7/19/86
'Danger Zone' (Soundtrack)7/26/86
'Papa Don't Preach'8/16/86
'Say You, Say Me'9/27/86
'Hip to Be Square'10/18/86
'Livin' on a Prayer'10/25/86
'Amanda'11/1/86
Notable SongAlbum and ArtistHit #1
'Thunder Road' (Live Album)11/29/86
'(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)'3/7/87
'With or Without You'4/25/87
'I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)'6/27/87
'La Bamba' (Soundtrack)9/12/87
'Smooth Criminal'9/26/87
'Brilliant Disguise'11/7/87
'(I've Had) The Time of My Life' (Soundtrack)11/14/87
'I Want Your Sex'1/16/88
'I Think We're Alone Now'1/23/88
'When It's Love'6/25/88
'Pour Some Sugar on Me'7/23/88
'Sweet Child O' Mine'8/6/88
'Don't You Know What the Night Can Do?'8/20/88
'Fast Car'8/27/88
'Bad Medicine'10/15/88
'Angel of Harlem'11/12/88
'Just Because'12/24/88
'My Prerogative'1/21/89
'Lost in Your Eyes'3/11/89
'Funky Cold Medina'4/15/89
'Express Yourself'4/22/89
'She Drives Me Crazy'6/3/89
'Batdance' (Soundtrack)7/22/89
'Right Here Waiting'9/2/89
'You Got It (The Right Stuff)'9/9/89
'Blame It on the Rain'9/23/89
'Straight Up'10/7/89
'Kickstart My Heart'10/14/89
'Miss You Much'10/28/89
'We Didn't Start the Fire'12/16/89
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