Beastie Boys discography

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Beastie Boys discography

The Beastie Boys performing at the Virgin Festival in 2007.
Releases
Studio albums 8
Compilation albums 4
EPs 7
Singles 40
Video albums 5
Music videos 43

The discography of the Beastie Boys, an American hip hop group, consists of eight studio albums, four compilation albums, five video albums, seven extended plays, forty singles and forty-three music videos.

The group, formed in 1981, consists of rappers Michael "Mike D" Diamond (vocals, drums) and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz (vocals, guitars), accompanied by turntablist Mix Master Mike. Adam "MCA" Yauch (vocals, bass guitar) was also a key member of the group up until his death in May 2012. Originally a hardcore punk group, the group's first release, Polly Wog Stew, was released in November 1982. The band made the shift into hip hop music with the single "Cooky Puss" (1983). They later signed to Def Jam Recordings, releasing "Rock Hard" in 1985. Since 1986, the group has released eight studio albums, four of which have topped the Billboard 200 chart. The Beastie Boys have sold 20,384,000 albums in the US as of July 2013.[1]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[2]
US
R&B

[3]
AUS
[4]
CAN
[5]
GER
[6]
NLD
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
UK
[11]
Licensed to Ill 1 2 62 5 15 12 30 7
Paul's Boutique
  • Released: July 25, 1989
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
14 24 72 30 30 50 38 44
Check Your Head
  • Released: April 21, 1992
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
10 37 32 37 106
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[12]
  • BPI: Silver[13]
  • MC: 2× Platinum[14]
Ill Communication
  • Released: May 23, 1994
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
1 2 8 7 11 31 6 7 12 10
Hello Nasty 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 1
To the 5 Boroughs
  • Released: June 15, 2004
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
1 1 2 1 3 14 4 20 5 2
The Mix-Up
  • Released: June 26, 2007
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
15 42 84 25 79
Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
  • Released: May 3, 2011
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
2 1 7 3 3 6 17 3 9
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[2]
US
R&B

[3]
AUS
[4]
CAN
[5]
GER
[6]
NLD
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
UK
[11]
Some Old Bullshit
  • Released: February 8, 1994
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
46 91 43
The In Sound from Way Out!
  • Released: April 2, 1996
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
45 45
Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds of Science
  • Released: November 23, 1999
  • Label: Grand Royal
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
19 14 14 18 50 62 4 8 72 36
Solid Gold Hits
  • Released: November 8, 2005
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
42 30 27 83 71
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Video albums[edit]

List of video albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
Video

[20]
SWE
[9]
Beastie Boys
  • Released: 1987
  • Label: CBS
  • Formats: LD, VHS
5 35
The Skills to Pay the Bills
  • Released: June 2, 1992
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: LD, VHS
4
Sabotage
  • Released: September 20, 1994
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: LD, VHS, DVD, VCD
3
Beastie Boys Video Anthology 4
Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!
  • Released: July 25, 2006
  • Label: Velocity, Thinkfilm, Lions Gate
  • Formats: DVD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[2]
AUS
[4]
AUT
[21]
CAN
[5]
GER
[6]
NLD
[7]
NZ
[8]
UK
[11]
Polly Wog Stew
  • Released: November 20, 1982
  • Label: Rat Cage
  • Formats: CS, 7", 12"
Pretzel Nugget
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: CD
Root Down
  • Released: May 23, 1995
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: CD, CS, 7", 12"
50 43 38 48 38 78 10 23
Aglio e Olio
  • Released: November 13, 1995
  • Label: Grand Royal
  • Formats: CD, 12"
Nasty Bits
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: CD
Scientists of Sound (The Blow Up Factor Vol. 1)
  • Released: August 24, 1999
  • Label: Capitol, Grand Royal
  • Formats: 12"
The Mix-Up Bonus Tracks
  • Released: December 23, 2008
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: Digital download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[22]
US
Alt.

[23]
US
R&B

[24]
AUS
[25]
CAN
[26]
GER
[27]
NLD
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
UK
[28]
"Cooky Puss" 1983 Non-album singles
"Rock Hard" 1985
"She's on It" 44 23 10 Krush Groove soundtrack
"Slow and Low"[29] Licensed to Ill
"Hold It Now, Hit It" 1986 55
"The New Style" 22
"Paul Revere" 34
"Brass Monkey" 1987 48 83
"(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" 7 37 7 25 10 17 11
"No Sleep till Brooklyn" 46 23 14
"Girls"[A] 27 34
"Hey Ladies"[B] 1989 36 18 43 31 37 76 Paul's Boutique
"Shadrach"[C]
"Pass the Mic" 1992 47 Check Your Head
"So What'cha Want"[D] 93 22 121 64
"Jimmy James"[E] 55
"Gratitude"
"Professor Booty"
"Something's Got to Give"[30]
"Sabotage"[F][G] 1994 115 18 38 35 19 Ill Communication
"Get It Together"[G][H] 101 113
"Sure Shot" 27
"Root Down" 1995
"Intergalactic" 1998 28 4 21 9 40 16 4 9 33 5
  • BPI: Silver[13]
  • IFPI SWE: Platinum[16]
Hello Nasty
"Body Movin'" 15 28 82 20 30 15
"The Negotiation Limerick File" 29
"Remote Control" / "Three MC's and One DJ" 1999 21
"Alive" 11 22 28 Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds of Science
"Ch-Check It Out"[I] 2004 68 1 106 46 1 65 21 31 38 36 8 To the 5 Boroughs
"Triple Trouble" 11 73 37
"Right Right Now Now"
"Now Get Busy" The Wired CD
"An Open Letter to NYC" 2005 17 38 To the 5 Boroughs
"The Electric Worm"[31] 2007 The Mix-Up
"Off the Grid"[31]
"Lee Majors Come Again" 2009 Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
"Too Many Rappers"
(featuring Nas)
93 70 134
"Make Some Noise"[J] 2011 102 7 76 87
"Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win"
(featuring Santigold)
80
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Stick 'Em Up"[32]
(Hurricane featuring Beastie Boys)
1993 The Hurra

Music videos[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"Holy Snappers" 1981 Nathanial Hörnblowér[33]
"Egg Raid on Mojo" 1982 Philip Pucci[34]
"She's on It" 1985 N/A
"Hold It, Now Hit It" 1986
"(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" Adam Dubin, Ric Menello[34][35]
"No Sleep till Brooklyn" 1987
"Hey Ladies" 1989 Adam Bernstein[34]
"Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun" Nathanial Hörnblowér[34]
"Shake Your Rump"
"Shadrach"
"Ask for Janice, Part II"
"Slow and Low" (live)
"Netty's Girl" 1992 Tamra Davis[34]
"Pass the Mic" Nathanial Hörnblowér[34]
"So What'cha Want"
"So What'cha Want" (remix) David Perez Shadi[34]
"Jimmy James" Nathanial Hörnblowér, Lisa Ann Cabasa[34]
"Time for Livin'" Spike Jonze[34]
"Gratitude" 1993 David Perez Shadi[34]
"Sabotage" 1994 Spike Jonze[36][37]
"Ricky's Theme"
"Sure Shot" Spike Jonze, Nathanial Hörnblowér[34][38]
"Root Down" 1995 Evan Bernard[34]
"Root Down" (live) Spike Jonze[34]
"Intergalactic" 1998 Nathanial Hörnblowér[34][39][40][41][42][43]
"Body Movin'"
"Three MC's and One DJ" 1999
"Alive"
"Start!"
(featuring Miho Hatori)
2000
"Ch-Check It Out" 2004
"Triple Trouble"
"Right Right Now Now"
"Rhyme the Rhyme Well"
"An Open Letter to NYC" 2005
"Brass Monkey" (live)
"Shazam!" 2007
"Off the Grid"
"The Gala Event" N/A
"The Rat Cage"
"Suco De Tangerina"
"Make Some Noise" 2011 Nathanial Hörnblowér[44]
"Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win"
(featuring Santigold)
Spike Jonze[45]

As featured artist[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"Stick 'Em Up"[34]
(Hurricane featuring Beastie Boys)
1993 N/A

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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  19. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 16 December 2008. Retrieved November 17, 2008. 
  20. ^ Peak chart positions for albums on the Top Music Video chart in the United States:
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  25. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in Australia:
  26. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in Canada:
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  28. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in the United Kingdom:
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  32. ^ Stick 'Em Up (track listing). Hurricane. MCA Records. 1993. MCA8P-2601. 
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  40. ^ To the 5 Boroughs (enhanced edition) (liner notes). Beastie Boys. Capitol Records. 2004. 7243 5 70856 2 5. 
  41. ^ Solid Gold Hits (liner notes). Beastie Boys. Capitol Records. 2005. 0946 3 44551 2 1. 
  42. ^ Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! (liner notes). Beastie Boys. Lions Gate Entertainment. 2006. REVD1986. 
  43. ^ "Off the Grid | Beastie Boys | Music Video". MTV Music. MTV Networks. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 
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