Arctic Monkeys discography

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Arctic Monkeys discography

Arctic Monkeys performing live at the Newcastle Academy on 30 January 2006.
Releases
Studio albums 5
EPs 3
Singles 20
Video albums 2
Music videos 19

The discography of Arctic Monkeys, a British indie rock[1][2] band, currently consists of five studio albums, three extended plays (EPs) and nineteen singles.

Arctic Monkeys were formed in 2002 by guitarist and vocalist Alex Turner, guitarist Jamie Cook, bass guitarist Andy Nicholson and drummer and backing vocalist Matt Helders. After recording and independently distributing demos, the band released their debut EP, Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys, on 30 May 2005. Among various offers, Domino Records was the label favoured by the band, and they signed a deal with the London-based group in June 2005.

Arctic Monkeys' first release on Domino was the single "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor", which debuted at number 1 in the United Kingdom.[3] A second single, "When the Sun Goes Down", was released a week before their full-length debut and also topped the UK chart.[3] The band's debut album was released on 23 January 2006; Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not reached number 1 in the UK[3] and Australia[4] and became the fastest-selling debut album in British history, selling 363,735 copies in its first week.[5]

A second EP was released on 24 April; Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys? featured the last material recorded with original bassist Andy Nicholson, whose departure from the band was announced in June.[6] He was replaced by Nick O'Malley, formerly of The Dodgems. "Leave Before the Lights Come On" was the first single released after Nicholson's departure, which reached #4 in the UK.[3] "Fake Tales of San Francisco" was also released in August, though only in the US as a radio-only single and the Netherlands.

Arctic Monkeys returned to the recording studio in late-2006 to record the follow-up to their 4× Platinum[7] debut. "Brianstorm", which was the first single released from the album, peaked at number two on the charts. Favourite Worst Nightmare was released on 18 April and reached number 1 in the UK[3] and reached number 7 on the Billboard 200 in the US.[8] The second single released from Favourite Worst Nightmare was "Fluorescent Adolescent", which reached number 5.[3] On 3 December "Teddy Picker" was released, which became the band's lowest-charting single up to that point, reaching number 20 in the United Kingdom.[3]

On 6 July 2009 Arctic Monkeys released the lead single from new album Humbug, "Crying Lightning", which reached #12 in the UK. Humbug was released on 24 August 2009 and charted at number 1 in the UK, and although going platinum, it failed to reach the same critical and commercial acclaim as their previous albums. "Cornerstone" was the second single released from the album, and only reached #94, making it the band's lowest chart performance to date. "My Propeller" was released as the third single (although originally "Pretty Visitors" was intended to be released), and reached #90.

In 2011 the band released a new album Suck It and See, it spent 1 week at number 1 in UK chart[3] and spawned 4 singles, more than any other of their albums. The first single "Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair" reached number 28 in the UK charts,[3] but the 3 subsequent singles from the album failed to chart in the UK Top 40. In March 2012, a new single was released, the non-album single "R U Mine?"; helped by more airplay including on BBC Radio 1's 'A' list, entered the UK charts at #23 on 5 March.[3]

In July 2013, they released "Do I Wanna Know?" as the second single from AM and it debuted and peaked at number 11, while the album's third single, "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?", bested the chart placing again when it entered the UK charts at number 8.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
UK
[3]
AUS
[4]
BEL
[9]
CAN
[10]
DEN
[11]
FRA
[12]
GER
[13]
IRL
[14]
JPN
[15]
NLD
[16]
NZ
[17]
SWI
[18]
US
[8]
Whatever People Say I Am,
That's What I'm Not
1 1 9 46 6 17 20 1 9 8 5 16 24
Favourite Worst Nightmare
  • Released: 23 April 2007
  • Label: Domino (WIGCD #188)
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
1 2 3 4 1 6 2 1 4 1 4 6 7
Humbug
  • Released: 19 August 2009
  • Label: Domino (WIGCD #220)
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
1 2 1 6 4 2 4 1 4 2 3 7 15
  • UK: Platinum[7]
Suck It and See
  • Released: 6 June 2011
  • Label: Domino
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
1 4 2 12 2 7 10 3 12 6 7 8 14
  • UK: Platinum[7]
AM
  • Released: 6 September 2013
  • Label: Domino
  • Format: CD, LP, deluxe LP, digital download
1 1 1 3 1 4 3 1 10 1 1 2 6


Video albums[edit]

List of video albums
Title Album details Certifications
Scummy Man
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Domino
  • Formats: DVD
Arctic Monkeys at the Apollo
  • Released: 3 November 2008
  • Label: Domino
  • Formats: DVD

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
[4]
DEN
[11]
GER
[13]
IRL
[14]
FRA
[12]
JPN
[15]
Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys
  • Released: 30 May 2005
  • Label: Bang Bang (BANGB #71)
  • Format: CD, LP
Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?
  • Released: 24 April 2006
  • Label: Domino (RUG #226)
  • Format: CD, LP
37 2 79 5 52 137
iTunes Festival: London 2011
  • Released: 22 July 2011
  • Format: Digital download
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Other albums[edit]

Title Album details
Beneath the Boardwalk
  • Demo album
  • Released: 2004
  • Self-released and distributed

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released as single and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[3]
AUS
[4]
BEL
[9]
CAN
[35]
DEN
[11]
FRA
[12]
GER
[13]
IRL
[14]
JP
[15][36]
NLD
[16]
US
[37]
"I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" 2005 1 18 67 15 100 12 61 99 118[A][C] Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
"When the Sun Goes Down" 2006 1 26 62 89 11 52 72
  • UK: Silver[7]
"Fake Tales of San Francisco" 31
"Leave Before the Lights Come On" 4 81 2 11 16 57 non-album single
"Brianstorm" 2007 2 67 59 1 4 44 64 7 24 36 114[B] Favourite Worst Nightmare
"Matador" / "Da Frame 2R"
"Fluorescent Adolescent" 5 57 9 88 86 12 61
  • UK: Silver[7]
"Teddy Picker" 20 75 99 32 116 98
"Crying Lightning" 2009 12 70 59 15 23 44 Humbug
"Cornerstone" 94 99 68 7 42
"My Propeller" 2010 90 57 6 56
"Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair" 2011 28 50 6 76 89 55 Suck It and See
"The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala" 167 65 55
"Suck It and See" 149 70
"Black Treacle" 2012 173 75
"R U Mine?" 23 94 61 147 65
  • UK: Silver[7]
AM
"Come Together" 21 Isles of Wonder
"Do I Wanna Know?" 2013 11 37 33 48 45 14 62 70[C] AM
"Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?" 8 31 87 164 33 42 [C]
  • UK: Silver[7]
"One for the Road" 112 126
"Arabella" 2014 70 57
"Snap Out of It" 82 55
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[3]
UK
Indie

[40]
BEL
[9]
"The View from the Afternoon" 2006 74 ? Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?
"If You Found This It's Probably Too Late" 2007 124 ? "Brianstorm" single
"Temptation Greets You Like Your Naughty Friend" 77 ?
"What If You Were Right the First Time?" 114 ?
"D Is for Dangerous" 116 ? Favourite Worst Nightmare
"Balaclava" 104 ?
"Only Ones Who Know" 130 ?
"Do Me a Favour" 127 ?
"This House Is a Circus" 132 ?
"If You Were There, Beware" 189 ?
"The Bad Thing" 140 ?
"Old Yellow Bricks" 122 ?
"505" 74 ? 64
"The Bakery" 161 ? "Fluorescent Adolescent" single
"Plastic Tramp" 153 ?
"Too Much to Ask" 178 ?
"Sketchead" 2009 80 ? "Cornerstone" single
"Fright Lined Dining Room" 29
"Catapult" 35
"The Afternoon's Hat" 2010 27 "My Propeller" single
"Joining the Dots" 28
"Evil Twin" 2011 114 16 "Suck It and See" single
"Electricity" 2012 128 10 "R U Mine?" single
"2013" 2013 36 "Do I Wanna Know?" single
"Stop the World I Wanna Get Off with You" 74 12 "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?" single
"You're So Dark" 17 "One for the Road" single
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and directors
Title Year Director(s)
"Fake Tales of San Francisco" 2005 Chris Commons & Mark Bull
"I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" Huse Monfaradi
"When the Sun Goes Down" 2006 Paul Fraser
"The View from the Afternoon" Wiz
"Leave Before the Lights Come On" John Hardwick
"Brianstorm" 2007 Huse Monfaradi
"Fluorescent Adolescent" Richard Ayoade
"Teddy Picker" Roman Coppola
"Crying Lightning" 2009 Richard Ayoade
"Cornerstone"
"My Propeller" 2010 Will Lovelace & Dylan Southern
"Brick by Brick" 2011 Focus Creeps
"Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair"
"The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala"
"Suck It and See"
"Evil Twin"
"Black Treacle" 2012
"You and I"
"R U Mine?"
"Do I Wanna Know?" 2013 David Wilson
"Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?" Nabil Elderkin
"One for the Road" Focus Creeps
"Arabella" 2014 Jake Nava
"Snap out of It" 2014 Focus Creeps

Notes[edit]

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