ABC discography

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This is the discography of the English new wave band ABC.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
UK
[1]
CAN AUS NZ
[2]
JP SWI
[3]
AT
[4]
NO
[5]
SWE
[6]
FIN US
[7]
1979 Music 4 (Vice Versa Album)
  • Only studio album as Vice Versa
  • Release date: 1979
  • Label: Neutron Records
1982 The Lexicon of Love 1 3 9 1 17 13 3 1 24
1983 Beauty Stab 12 36 58 42 34 32 22 69
1985 How to Be a...Zillionaire! 28 36 30
1987 Alphabet City 7 47 45 25 82 26 48
1989 Up 58
1991 Abracadabra 50 39
1997 Skyscraping
  • Seventh studio album
  • Release date: 1997
  • Label: EMI
97[12]
2008 Traffic
  • Eighth studio album
  • Release date: 28 April 2008
  • Label: EMI
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Year Album UK U.S.
1999 The Lexicon of Live

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album UK[13] U.S.
1988 The Suberbs Of Alphabet City [Japan-only release]
1990 Absolutely 7
1991 Fantastic Compositions
(4CD Box) [Japan-only release]
Remixes and Others [Japan-only release]
1992 ABC 1 [UK-only release]
ABC 2 [UK-only release]
1993 Tears Are Not Enough [Germany-only release]
The Remix Collection [UK-only release]
1996 The Collection / The Look of Love
1997 Master Series
1999 Classic ABC
2000 One Better World [Germany-only release]
The Best of ABC: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection [US-only release]
ABC Best - The Look of Love [Germany-only release]
Hello! An Introduction To ABC
2001 Look of Love – The Very Best of ABC 69
2002 Poison Arrow [UK-only release]
2004 The Ultimate Collection
2006 Gold
2007 Never More Than Now - The ABC Collection [Europe-only release]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
UK[13] IE BE NL ES DE SWI SWE FI ZA AU NZ JP CA US US Dance US AC
1979 1980: The First Fifteen Minutes
1980 8 Aspects Of
1980 Stilyagi
1981 "Tears Are Not Enough" 19
1982 "Poison Arrow" 6 14 19 18 4 5 36 25 39
"The Look of Love" 4 12 16 11 13 36 8 4 7 5 53 1 18 1
"All of My Heart" 5 3 10 20 67 10 21 21 13
"Valentine's Day" [Japan-only release]
1983 "That Was Then but This Is Now" 18 13 38 63 26 89
1984 "S.O.S." 39
"(How to Be a) Millionaire" 49 52 20 4
1985 "Be Near Me" 26 19 22 9 1 11
"Vanity Kills" 70 91 5
1986 "Ocean Blue" 51
1987 "When Smokey Sings" 11 11 12 13 52 20 25 9 5 5 1 2
"The Night You Murdered Love" 31 14 17 9 20 20 3
1988 "King Without a Crown" 44 16 25 17
1989 "One Better World" 32 51
"The Real Thing" 68
1990 "The Look of Love (1990 Mix)" 68 30 31 15 44
1991 "Love Conquers All" 47 36 22
1992 "Say It" 42 39 52 3
1997 "Stranger Things" 57
"Skyscraping" 122[12]
"Rolling Sevens" 130[12]
2001 "Peace and Tranquility"
2008 "The Very First Time"
"Love Is Strong"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

*NOTE: Singles in Italic were by Vice Versa.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.everyhit.com/searchsec.php
  2. ^ http://charts.org.nz/search.asp?search=ABC&cat=a
  3. ^ http://hitparade.ch/search.asp?search=ABC&cat=a
  4. ^ http://austriancharts.at/search.asp?search=ABC&cat=a
  5. ^ http://norwegiancharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=ABC&titel=The+Lexicon+Of+Love&cat=a
  6. ^ http://swedishcharts.com/search.asp?search=ABC&cat=a
  7. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p3494/charts-awards
  8. ^ a b c "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved on 2012-01-24. Note: User needs to enter "ABC" in the "Search" field, "Artist" in the "Search by" field and click the "Go" button. Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history.
  9. ^ a b "Certified Awards Search". Music Canada. Retrieved on 2012-01-24. Note: User needs to enter "ABC" in the "Search" field, "Artist" in the "Search by" field and click the "Go" button. Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history.
  10. ^ "Certified Awards Search". Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved on 2012-01-24.
  11. ^ "Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-01-25.  Note: User must define 'Artist' search parameter as "ABC".
  12. ^ a b c http://zobbel.de/cluk/CLUK_A.HTM
  13. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 11. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.