Barenaked Ladies discography

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Barenaked Ladies discography

Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, Tyler Stewart, and Jim Creeggan (l-r)
Releases
Studio albums 10
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 4
EPs 3
Singles 37
Video albums 6
Pre-label Releases 5
Themed albums 3
Music Videos 30

The discography of Canadian alternative rock band Barenaked Ladies consists of ten primary studio albums, thirty-one singles, two live albums, two greatest hits compilations, and three video releases. This list does not include material recorded by band members individually or with other side projects.

Barenaked Ladies was formed in 1988 by Steven Page and Ed Robertson, both singer-songwriter guitarists. Andy and Jim Creeggan joined the group on percussion and bass respectively approximately a year later. In mid-1990, Tyler Stewart joined the band as drummer with Andy Creeggan shifting to keyboards after returning from an exchange trip. Andy Creeggan left the band before the mid-1995 sessions for its third album (recorded as a four-piece). He was replaced by Kevin Hearn in early 1996. The band's lineup remained unchanged until Page left the band in early 2009. They have sold at least 15 million records including albums and singles.

Albums[edit]

Pre-label releases[edit]

The following albums were recorded and released prior to the band's first major record deal. They are essentially demo/promo tapes, though the Yellow Tape became commercially successful.

Year Album Chart Positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Notes
CAN
1988 Buck Naked Demo tape — Several versions released. Steven Page & Ed Robertson only.
1990 Barenaked Lunch Demo tape — Not widely distributed. Creeggan brothers had joined the band.
1990 Barenaked Recess Demo tape — Unreleased.
1991 The Yellow Tape 9[1] Demo tape — Became commercial following demand. Tyler Stewart had joined the band.
Variety Recordings Apparently recorded as a radio promo disc.
1992 Barenaked Ladies EP UK Re-release of the Yellow Tape released in a CD and vinyl format.

Studio albums[edit]

The following are LP length studio albums which contain original material with no specified theme or topic:

Year Album Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
CAN
[3][4]
US
[4]
UK
1992 Gordon
  • Released: July 28, 1992
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: CD, Cassette
1
1994 Maybe You Should Drive
  • Released: Sire/Reprise
  • Label:
  • Format: CD, Cassette
3 175 57
  • MC: 2× Platinum[2]
1996 Born on a Pirate Ship
  • Released: March 19, 1996
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: CD, Cassette
18 111
1998 Stunt
  • Released: July 7, 1998
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: CD, Cassette
9 3 20
2000 Maroon
  • Released: September 12, 2000
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: CD, Cassette
1 5 64
  • MC: Platinum[2]
  • RIAA: Platinum[5]
2003 Everything to Everyone
  • Released: October 21, 2003
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: CD
6 10 176
2006 Barenaked Ladies Are Me 7 17
2007 Barenaked Ladies Are Men
  • Released: February 6, 2007
  • Label: Desperation Records
  • Format: CD, USB Stick
39 102
2010 All in Good Time
  • Released: March 30, 2010
  • Label: Raisin' Records
  • Format: CD, Vinyl
3 23 169
2013 Grinning Streak
  • Released: June 4, 2013
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • Format: CD, Vinyl
12 10 101

Themed/topical albums[edit]

The following are studio albums whose content has a specified unifying topic or purpose. This includes a holiday album, a soundtrack to a Stratford Shakespeare production, and an album of songs geared towards children.

Year Album Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
CAN
[3][4]
US
[4]
UK
2004 Barenaked for the Holidays
  • Released: October 5, 2004
  • Label: Desperation Records
  • Format: CD, USB Stick
26 64
2005 As You Like It
  • Released: June 3, 2005
  • Label: Desperation Records
  • Format: CD
2008 Snacktime!
  • Released: May 6, 2008
  • Label: Desperation Records
  • Format: CD, CD & Book Combo
10 61

EPs[edit]

Barenaked Ladies has released one Extended play disc consisting of commercially unreleased tracks (new songs or new versions), which also included enhanced multimedia content. Other EP releases were download-only compilations of previously released tracks.

Year Album Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
CAN
[3][4]
US
[4]
UK
1995 Shoe Box E.P.
  • Released: February 6, 1996
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: CD
2003 Everything Acoustic E.P.
  • Released: September 30, 2003
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: Digital Download
2005 Barenaked for Hanukkah E.P.
  • Released: November 15, 2005
  • Label: Desperation Records
  • Format: Digital Download

Compilation albums[edit]

Barenaked Ladies have released two greatest hits compilations (the first was released November 13, 2001, the second on September 27, 2011), as well as an iTunes Music Store-exclusive iTunes Originals which compiles old tracks along with newly recorded live performances and interviews. A compilation of 12 unreleased demos, b-sides, remixes and live recordings from 1992 to 2003 was released May 8, 2012. [8] [9]

Year Album Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
CAN
[3][4]
US
[4]
UK
2001 Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits (1991–2001)
  • Released: November 13, 2001
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: CD, Cassette
3 38
  • MC: 2× Platinum[2]
  • RIAA: Gold[5]
2006 iTunes Originals - Barenaked Ladies
  • Released: January 10, 2006
  • Label: Desperation Records
  • Format: Digital Download
2011 Hits from Yesterday & the Day Before
2012 Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before
  • Released: May 8, 2012
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Format: CD

Live albums[edit]

Barenaked Ladies has two true commercial live album releases. The band has also recorded and released many of their regular concerts for their fans both digitally and in directly retailed physical media (CDs and flash drives), though these are typically mixed live during the show and are released as-is. Some of these concert recordings have become available in through some commercial retailers in both digital and CD form, though these are not considered a part of the band's primary discography. Similarly, a compilation of these live tracks, released in 2006 as part of the Extended Versions album series, is not considered a part of the band's primary discography.

Year Album Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
CAN
[3][4]
US
[4]
UK
1996 Rock Spectacle
  • Released: November 19, 1996
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: CD, Cassette
86
  • RIAA: Platinum[5]
2006 Extended Versions
2007 Talk to the Hand: Live in Michigan
  • Released: November 6, 2007
  • Label: Desperation Records
  • Format: CD, DVD

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
CAN
[10][11]
CAN AC
[12]
CAN
Alt

[13]
U.S.
[11]
U.S. Mod Rock[11] UK
1992 "Lovers in a Dangerous Time" 16 24 Kick at the Darkness
"Be My Yoko Ono" 77 Gordon
"Enid" 2
"Grade 9" 53
"If I Had $1000000" 13
1993 "Brian Wilson" 18
"What a Good Boy" 34
1994 "Jane" 3 1 Maybe You Should Drive
"Alternative Girlfriend" 22 4
1995 "Life, in a Nutshell" 29 21
1996 "Shoe Box" 10 15 Born on a Pirate Ship
"The Old Apartment" 14 32 88
"Break Your Heart" 47
1997 "Brian Wilson" (2000/live versions) 68 23 73 Rock Spectacle
1998 "One Week" 3 5 1 1 5 Stunt
"It's All Been Done" 1 1 44 15 28
1999 "Alcohol" 73 33
"Call and Answer" 10 6 121 52
"Get in Line" 18 26 King of the Hill soundtrack
2000 "Pinch Me" 4 10 14 15 30 Maroon
2001 "Too Little Too Late" 86 122
"Falling for the First Time"
"Thanks That Was Fun" Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits
2003 "Another Postcard" 28 82 Everything to Everyone
2004 "Testing 1,2,3"
"For You"
"Celebrity" (UK only) 81
"Maybe Katie" (Canada only)
2006 "Easy" 122 Barenaked Ladies Are Me
"Wind It Up"
2007 "Sound of Your Voice"
2008 "7 8 9" Snacktime!
"Pollywog in a Bog"
"Drawing"
2010 "You Run Away" 25 5 All in Good Time
"Every Subway Car" (feat. Erin McCarley)
2013 "Boomerang" 11 Grinning Streak
"Odds Are" 89 15

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director(s)
"Lovers in a Dangerous Time" 1992 Tim Hamilton
"Enid" 1992 Tim Hamilton
"Brian Wilson" 1993 Stephen Scott
"What a Good Boy" 1993 Larry Jordan
"Be My Yoko Ono" 1993 Larry Jordan
"Jane" 1994 Peter Henderson
"Alternative Girlfriend" 1994 Adam Bernstein
"Shoebox" 1996 Scott Kalvert
"The Old Apartment" 1996 Jason Priestley
"Brian Wilson (Live)" 1997
"One Week" 1998 Joseph McGinty Nichol
"It's All Been Done" 1998 Doug Aitken
"Call and Answer" 1999 David Hogan
"Get In Line" 1999 Phil Harder
"Pinch Me" 2000 Phil Harder
"Too Little Too Late" 2001 Phil Harder
"Falling for the First Time" 2001 Tim Godsall
"Thanks That Was Fun" 2001 Pierre Tremblay
"Another Postcard" 2003
"Testing 1,2,3" 2004
"Easy" 2006
"Wind It Up" 2006
"Sound of Your Voice" 2007
"7 8 9" 2008
"Pollywog in a Bog" 2008
"Drawing" 2008
"You Run Away" 2010
"Every Subway Car" 2010
"The Big Bang Theory Theme" 2011
"Boomerang" (Lyric Video) 2013
"Boomerang" (Music Video) 2013
"Odds Are" (Lyric Video) 2013
"Odds Are" (Music Video) 2013 Matt Hullum

DVD/Video releases[edit]

Year Album Certifications
(sales thresholds)
1999 Barenaked in America
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Shooting Gallery
2000 Too Little Too Late (DVD Single)
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Reprise
2002 Barelaked Nadies
  • Released: November 5, 2002
  • Label: Reprise
CAN: Gold [7]
2004 The Barenaked Truth
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Take 3 Productions
CAN: Platinum [7]
2007 Talk To The Hand: Live In Michigan
2008 Ships & Dip III: You Never Know What's Gonna Happen On The Cruz-Ah!
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Desperation Records

Alternate format releases[edit]

Flash drive[edit]

Year Release Content
2005 Barenaked on a Stick Primarily contains Barenaked for the Holidays, plus bonus content.
2006 Barenaked on a Stick: Barenaked Ladies Are Me Primarily contains Barenaked Ladies Are Me Deluxe Edition, plus bonus content

Other songs[edit]

Songs recorded for non-album use[edit]

Theme songs[edit]

References[edit]