Ben Folds discography

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Ben Folds discography

Folds performing in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2006
Releases
Studio albums 5
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 10
EPs 8
Singles 18
Video albums 2

The discography of Ben Folds, an American singer-songwriter, consists of five studio albums (including two collaborative albums), two live albums, ten compilation albums, two video albums, eight extended plays and eighteen singles. See also Ben Folds Five discography.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
JPN
[3]
UK
[4]
Rockin' the Suburbs
  • Released: September 11, 2001
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, LP
42 18 28 73
Songs for Silverman 13 9 20 65
Way to Normal
  • Released: September 17, 2008
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
11 25 30 70

Collaborative albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
JPN
[3]
UK
[4]
Ben Folds Presents: University A Cappella![5]
(with various artists)
  • Released: April 28, 2009
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Lonely Avenue
(with Nick Hornby)
  • Released: September 24, 2010
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Formats: CD, digital download
95 89
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[1]
UK
[4]
Ben Folds Live
  • Released: October 8, 2002
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: CD
60 109
The Sound of Last Night... This Morning[6]
  • Released: March 31, 2009
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: Digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[1]
JPN
[3]
UK
[4]
Songs for Goldfish[7]
  • Released: May 3, 2005
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
146
iTunes Originals – Ben Folds[8]
  • Released: August 30, 2005
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Formats: Digital download
Supersunnyspeedgraphic, the LP
  • Released: October 24, 2006
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
114 174
Stems and Seeds[9]
  • Released: February 10, 2009
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Ben Folds File: Complete Best of Ben Folds Five and Ben Folds
  • Released: February 25, 2009
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: CD, digital download
38
The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective
  • Released: October 11, 2011
  • Label: Legacy
  • Formats: CD, digital download
179 100
Fifty-Five Vault[10]
  • Released: October 11, 2011
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Vault, Vol. 1 (1992-1997)[11]
  • Released: December 23, 2011
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: Digital download
Vault, Vol. 2 (1998-2003)[12]
  • Released: December 23, 2011
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: Digital download
Vault, Vol. 3 (2004-2011)[13]
  • Released: December 23, 2011
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: Digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Video albums[edit]

List of video albums
Title Album details
Ben Folds and WASO Live in Perth[14]
(with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra)
  • Released: December 6, 2005
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: DVD
Ben Folds Live at MySpace[15]
  • Released: February 20, 2007
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: DVD

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Album details Peak chart positions
JPN
[3]
Special B-Sides[16]
  • Released: September 20, 2001
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD
Rockin' the Suburbs[17]
  • Released: October 31, 2001
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD
Speed Graphic[18]
  • Released: July 22, 2003
  • Label: Attacked by Plastic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
84
Sunny 16[19]
  • Released: September 30, 2003
  • Label: Attacked by Plastic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
52
Super D[20]
  • Released: August 24, 2004
  • Label: Attacked by Plastic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
53
Live at Tower Records[21]
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Motor City (Live at Detroit, MI 10/9/08)[22]
  • Released: October 9, 2008
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: Digital download
Live in Dallas (10/23/08)[23]
  • Released: October 23, 2008
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: Digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[24]
US
AAA

[25]
US
Adult

[26]
US
Alt.

[27]
AUS
[28]
JPN
[29]
UK
[30]
"Rockin' the Suburbs" 2001 28 58 53 Rockin' the Suburbs
"Still Fighting It" 2002 70
"Tiny Dancer"[31] Ben Folds Live
"Eddie Walker"[32]
"Adelaide"[33] 2005 Super D
"Bitches Ain't Shit" 71 Supersunnyspeedgraphic, The LP
"Landed" 77 40 55 Songs for Silverman
"Jesusland"[34]
"Bastard"[35]
"Hiroshima (B B B Benny Hit His Head)" 2008 41 Way to Normal
"You Don't Know Me"
(featuring Regina Spektor)
28 84
"Free Coffee"[36] The Sound of Last Night...This Morning!
"Errant Dog"[37]
"Lovesick Diagnostician"[38]
"Dr. Yang"[39]
"Cologne"[40]
"One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces"[41]
"From Above"[42]
(with Nick Hornby)
2010 Lonely Avenue
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Lonely Christmas Eve"[43] 1996 N/A How the Grinch Stole Christmas soundtrack
"Golden Slumbers"[44] 2002 I Am Sam soundtrack
"Rockin' the Suburbs" (Live on The Panel version)[45] The Latest Collection: Music Live from the Panel
"Doctor My Eyes"[46] The Banger Sisters soundtrack
"Red Is Blue"[47] 2005 Hoodwinked! soundtrack
"Such Great Heights"[48] 2007 Like a Version: Volume Three
"Astronaut: A Short History of Nearly Nothing"[49] 2008 Amanda Palmer, Zoë Keating Who Killed Amanda Palmer
"Blake Says"[49]
"Strength Through Music"[49] Amanda Palmer, Strindberg
"Guitar Hero"[49] Amanda Palmer, East Bay Ray
"Oasis"[49] Amanda Palmer, Jared Reynolds
"Runs in the Family"[49] Amanda Palmer
"Sleazy"[50] 2011 N/A Download to Donate: Tsunami Relief

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Discography Ben Folds". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d Peak chart positions for albums in Japan:
  4. ^ a b c d Peak chart positions for albums in the United Kingdom:
  5. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "University A Cappella! – Ben Folds". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Sound of Last Night...This Morning (Live) by Ben Folds". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Songs for Goldfish – Ben Folds". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  8. ^ "iTunes Originals – Ben Folds by Ben Folds". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  9. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Stems & Seeds – Ben Folds". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Big Reveal: The "Ben Folds Fifty-Five" Vault Tracks Announced". benfolds.com. Sony Music Entertainment. October 6, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Vault, Vol. 1 (1992-1997) by Ben Folds". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Vault, Vol. 2 (1998-2003) by Ben Folds". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Vault, Vol. 3 (2004-2011) by Ben Folds". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Ben Folds and Waso Live in Perth – Ben Folds". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Live at MySpace – Ben Folds". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  16. ^ Special B-Sides (liner notes). Ben Folds. Epic Records. 2001. ESK-5487B. 
  17. ^ "Rockin' the Suburbs EP – Ben Folds". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  18. ^ Luerssen, John D. "Speed Graphic – Ben Folds". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  19. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Sunny 16 – Ben Folds". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  20. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Super D – Ben Folds". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  21. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Live at Tower Records [EP] – Ben Folds". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Motor City (Live At Detroit, MI 10/9/08) - EP by Ben Folds". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Live In Dallas (10/23/08) - EP by Ben Folds". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
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  25. ^ "Ben Folds – Chart History: Triple A". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 27, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Ben Folds – Chart History: Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Ben Folds – Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  28. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in Australia:
    • "Rockin' the Suburbs":
    • "Still Fighting It":
    • "Landed":
    • "You Don't Know Me":
  29. ^ "Ben Folds – Chart History: Japan Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 27, 2013. 
  30. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Ben Folds discography". The Official Charts Company. 5 May 2013. 
  31. ^ Tiny Dancer (track listing). Ben Folds. Epic Records. 2002. ESK-59298. 
  32. ^ "Eddie Walker (Live) - Single by Ben Folds". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  33. ^ Adelaide (track listing). Ben Folds. Epic Records. 2005. 
  34. ^ Jesusland (track listing). Ben Folds. Epic Records. 2005. BEN002. 
  35. ^ Bastard (track listing). Ben Folds. Epic Records. 2005. 
  36. ^ "Free Coffee (Live At Providence, RI 9/25/08) - Single by Ben Folds". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  37. ^ "Errant Dog (Live At Boston, MA 9/26/08) - Single by Ben Folds". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  38. ^ "Lovesick Diagnostician (Live At New York, NY 9/30/08) - Single by Ben Folds". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  39. ^ "Dr. Yang (Live At New York, NY 10/1/08) - Single by Ben Folds". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  40. ^ "Cologne (Live At St. Paul, MN 10/17/08) - Single by Ben Folds". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  41. ^ "One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces (Live At Houston, TX 10/24/08) - Single by Ben Folds". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  42. ^ "R&R Going For Adds: Triple A (Week Of: August 9, 2010)". Radio & Records. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  43. ^ "How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2000 Film): Music". Amazon. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  44. ^ Johnson, Zac. "I Am Sam – Original Soundtrack". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  45. ^ The Latest Collection: Music Live from the Panel (track listing). various artists. Liberation Music. 2002. LIBCD4053.2. 
  46. ^ Sendra, Tim. "The Banger Sisters – Original Soundtrack". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  47. ^ Rovi. "Hoodwinked – Original Soundtrack". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  48. ^ "Triple J: Like a Version, Vol. 3 – Various Artists". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  49. ^ a b c d e f Lymangrover, Jason. "Who Killed Amanda Palmer – Amanda Palmer". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  50. ^ "DOWNLOAD TO DONATE: TSUNAMI RELIEF LAST DAY TO GET THE MUSIC". Music for Relief. June 6, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 

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