America discography

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America discography
Releases
Studio albums 16
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 7
Singles 45
No. 1 Singles 5

America is an American rock group who have released sixteen studio albums, four live albums and seven compilation albums, including a holiday album. They have also issued forty-five singles, including two Billboard Hot 100 number ones, and several number one single on the adult contemporary charts.

America's best-known song is their 1972 debut single, "A Horse with No Name". It was the lead-off single to their self-titled debut album. The song became their first number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and was also a Top 5 hit in the United Kingdom, where it reached number three on the UK Singles Chart. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, America had charted eleven Top 40 singles in the United States. However, in the 1990s, their popularity began to fade. They have not had a Billboard charted single in the United States since 1984, though "Young Moon" charted in Germany in 1994, peaking at number 59 on the country's Media Control Charts. Additionally, in 1998 "From a Moving Train" charted on the Radio and Records AC Airplay Top 40 Chart for six weeks and peaked at number 25 and "Winter Wonderland" peaked on the same chart at number 26 in 2002.

Studio albums[edit]

1970s[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
NOR
[3]
NZ
[4]
SWE
[5]
UK
[6]
America 1 3 22 14
Homecoming
  • Release date: November 15, 1972
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: LP, 8-track
9 17 21
Hat Trick
  • Release date: October 19, 1973
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: LP, 8-track
28 24 41
Holiday
  • Release date: June 1974
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: LP, 8-track
3 25
Hearts
  • Release date: March 19, 1975
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: LP, 8-track
4 17 12
Hideaway
  • Release date: April 9, 1976
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: LP, 8-track
11 12 12 48
Harbor
  • Release date: February 15, 1977
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: LP, 8-track
21 19 13 31 33
Silent Letter 110 51
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
Alibi
  • Release date: August 15, 1980
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
142 100
View from the Ground
  • Release date: July 15, 1982
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
41 46
Your Move
  • Release date: June 3, 1983
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
81 66
Perspective
  • Release date: September 21, 1984
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
185

1990s[edit]

Title Album details
Hourglass
Human Nature
  • Release date: September 1998
  • Label: Oxygen Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette

2000s[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US
[1]
Here & Now 52

2010s[edit]

Title Album details
Back Pages
  • Release date: July 26, 2011
  • Label: E1 Music
  • Formats: CD, music download

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[1]
AUS
[13]
NZ
[4]
UK
[6]
History: America's Greatest Hits
  • Release date: November 1975
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: LP, 8-track
3 11 3 60
  • AUS: 6× Platinum[14]
  • CAN: Platinum[15]
  • UK: Silver[11]
  • US: 4× Platinum[8]
Encore: More Greatest Hits
  • Release date: June 24, 1991
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
King Biscuit Flower Hour
  • Release date: February 27, 1996
  • Label: King Biscuit Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Highway
  • Release date: July 2000
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
The Definitive America
  • Release date: July 17, 2001
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
19 2 87
The Complete Greatest Hits
  • Release date: August 2001
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
152
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
Live
  • Release date: October 1977
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: LP, 8-track
129 74
In Concert
  • Release date: July 1985
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
Horse with No Name
  • Release date: 1995
  • Label: MasterTone Records
  • Formats: CD
In Concert (King Biscuit)
  • Release date: July 1995
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: CD
The Grand Cayman Concert
Live in Concert: Wildwood Springs
  • Release date: December 28, 2008
  • Label: America
  • Formats: CD, music download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Holiday albums[edit]

Title Album details
Holiday Harmony
  • Release date: October 2002
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD

Singles[edit]

1970s singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
B-Side Album
US
[17]
US AC
[17]
AUS
[2]
NL
[18]
NZ
[4]
UK
[6]
1972 "A Horse with No Name" 1 3 2 12 3 "Sandman" America
"I Need You" 9 7 81 "Riverside"
"Ventura Highway" 8 3 28 43 "Saturn Nights" Homecoming
1973 "Don't Cross the River" 35 23 94 "To Each His Own"
"Only in Your Heart" 62 "Moon Song"
"Muskrat Love" 67 11 "Cornwall Blank" Hat Trick
"Rainbow Song" "Willow Tree Lullaby"
1974 "Green Monkey" "She's Gonna Let You Down"
"Tin Man" 4 1 46 "In the Country" Holiday
"Lonely People" 5 1 43 "Mad Dog"
1975 "Sister Golden Hair" 1 5 28 26 "Midnight" Hearts
"Daisy Jane" 20 4 "Tomorrow"
"Woman Tonight" 44 41 "Bell Tree"
1976 "Today's the Day" 23 1 55 "Hideaway Part II" Hideaway
"Amber Cascades" 75 17 "Who Loves You"
"She's a Liar" "She's Beside You"
1977 "God of the Sun" "Down to the Water" Harbor
"Don't Cry Baby" "Monster"
"Slow Down"
1979 "California Dreamin'" 56 California Dreaming (soundtrack)
"Only Game in Town" 107 "High in the City" Silent Letter
"All My Life" 48 "One Morning"
"All Around" 45 "1960"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions B-Side Album
US
[17]
US AC
[17]
AUS
[2]
GER
[19]
NL
[18]
NZ
[4]
UK
[6]
1980 "You Could Have Been the One" "Catch That Train" Alibi
"One in a Million" "Hangover"
1982 "You Can Do Magic" 8 5 30 12 59 "Even the Score" View from the Ground
"Right Before Your Eyes" 45 16 "Inspector Mills"
"Jody"
1983 "The Border" 33 4 22 "Sometimes Lovers" Your Move
"Cast the Spirit" 185 "My Dear"
1984 "The Last Unicorn" 38 The Last Unicorn (soundtrack)
"Special Girl" 106 15 "Unconditional Love" Perspective
"Can't Fall Asleep to a Lullaby"
(featuring Steve Perry)
26 "Fallin' Off the World"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1990s singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
GER
[19]
1990 "The Last Two to Dance" Hourglass
1994 "Young Moon" 59
"Hope"
1998 "From a Moving Train" Human Nature
"Wednesday Morning"
1999 "Moment to Moment"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2002 "Winter Wonderland" Holiday Harmony
2007 "Chasing the Rainbow" Here & Now
"Always Love"

References[edit]

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