Blur discography

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Blur discography
Four men perform on a stage, which is lit with blue light. One sings into a microphone, another plays drums and the other two play guitars as a crowd watches.
Blur performing at Hyde Park in July 2009
Releases
Studio albums 7
Live albums 5
Compilation albums 5
EPs 4
Singles 29
Video albums 2
Music videos 30
Remix albums 1
Promotional singles 8
Box sets 2

The discography of Blur, an English alternative rock band, consists of seven studio albums, five live albums, five compilation albums, one remix album, two video albums, four extended plays, twenty-nine singles, eight promotional singles and thirty music videos.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
FRA
[4]
GER
[5]
JPN
[6]
NOR
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
US
[10]
Leisure 7
Modern Life Is Rubbish
  • Released: 10 May 1993 (UK)[13]
  • Label: Food
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
15
Parklife
  • Released: 25 April 1994 (UK)[14]
  • Label: Food
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
1 45 41 36 37 27 8
The Great Escape
  • Released: 11 September 1995 (UK)[16]
  • Label: Food
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
1 10 24 32 35 5 5 7 2 150
Blur
  • Released: 10 February 1997 (UK)[21]
  • Label: Food
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
1 22 26 12 23 7 6 3 4 61
13
  • Released: 15 March 1999 (UK)[26]
  • Label: Food
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP, MD
1 12 11 12 6 13 1 2 4 80
Think Tank
  • Released: 5 May 2003 (UK)[30]
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP, MD
1 30 11 8 14 18 27 44 56
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[1]
JPN
[6]
Live at the Budokan
  • Released: 22 May 1996 (JPN)[6]
  • Label: Food
  • Formats: CD
36
All the People: Blur Live at Hyde Park 02 July 2009[A] 70 148
All the People: Blur Live at Hyde Park 03 July 2009[A]
  • Released: 30 August 2009 (UK)[34]
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: CD, digital download
44
Live 2009[35]
  • Released: 22 November 2009 (UK)[35]
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: CD
Parklive
  • Released: 13 August 2012 (UK)[36]
  • Label: EMI, Parlophone
  • Formats: CD, digital download
91 137
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
GER
[5]
IRL
[37]
JPN
[6]
NOR
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
US
[10]
The Special Collectors Edition
  • Released: 26 October 1994 (JPN)[6]
  • Label: Food
  • Formats: CD
64
Blur: The Best Of
  • Released: 30 October 2000 (UK)[38]
  • Labels: Food, EMI
  • Formats: CD, LP
3 23 14 35 3 20 13 6 22 186
Midlife: A Beginner's Guide to Blur
  • Released: 15 June 2009 (UK)[42]
  • Labels: EMI
  • Formats: CD, digital download
20 66
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Remix albums[edit]

List of remix albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
JPN
[6]
Bustin' + Dronin'
  • Released: 25 February 1998 (UK)[43]
  • Label: Food
  • Formats: CD, cassette
50 50

Video albums[edit]

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

[45]
Showtime[46]
Blur: The Best Of
  • Released: 13 November 2000 (UK)[47]
  • Labels: Food, EMI
  • Formats: DVD, VHS
32
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Album details
Live[48]
  • Released: 1997 (NLD)[48]
  • Label: Food
  • Formats: CD
The Observer CD[49]
  • Released: 1999 (UK)[49]
  • Label: Food
  • Formats: CD
Exclusive 5 Track CD[50]
  • Released: 21 September 2003 (UK)[50]
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: CD
Blur Live from the BRITs[51]
  • Released: 22 February 2012 (UK)[51]
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: Digital download

Box sets[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
GER
[5]
IRL
[37]
JPN
[6]
NOR
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
US
[10]
The 10 Year Limited Edition Anniversary Box Set[52]
  • Released: 6 September 1999 (UK)[52]
  • Label: Food
  • Formats: CD box set
Blur 21
  • Released: 30 July 2012 (UK)[53]
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD box set, LP box set, DVD box set
71 63 70
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[54]
AUS
[55]
GER
[5]
IRL
[56]
NLD
[57]
NOR
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
US
[58]
US
Alt.

[59]
"She's So High" 1990 48 Leisure
"There's No Other Way" 1991 8 19 82 5
"Bang" 24 21
"Popscene"[B] 1992 32 N/A
"For Tomorrow" 1993 28 Modern Life Is Rubbish
"Chemical World" 28 27
"Sunday Sunday" 26
"Girls & Boys" 1994 5 19 23 24 16 30 59 4 Parklife
"To the End" 16
"Parklife" 10 30
"End of a Century" 19
"Country House" 1995 1 28 1 6 30 10 The Great Escape
"The Universal" 5 12 55
"Stereotypes" 1996 7 95 13
"Charmless Man" 5 35 25
"Beetlebum" 1997 1 35 85 8 87 34 39 Blur
"Song 2"[C] 2 4 10 73 28 55 6
"On Your Own"[B] 5 69 27
"M.O.R."[D] 15 68 45 114
"Tender" 1999 2 32 94 6 90 15 12 29 13
"Coffee & TV" 11 26
"No Distance Left to Run" 14
"Music Is My Radar" 2000 10 35 Blur: The Best Of
"Don't Bomb When You're the Bomb"[64] 2002 N/A
"Out of Time" 2003 5 75 17 19 Think Tank
"Crazy Beat" 18 98 41 20 22
"Good Song" 22
"Fool's Day"[65] 2010 N/A
"Under the Westway" / "The Puritan" 2012 34 45
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"High Cool" / "Bad Day"[66] 1991 Leisure
"Bang" (Mindwarp Mutations Remixes)[67] 1992 N/A
"The Wassailing Song"[68]
"This Is a Low"[69] 1995 Parklife
"Tracy Jacks" / "Bank Holiday"[70]
"Entertain Me" (The Live It! Remix)[71] N/A
"Death of a Party" 1997 Blur
"Bugman"[72] 1999 13
"We've Got a File on You"[73] 2003 Think Tank

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[74]
"Girls & Boys" (live) 2009 191 All the People: Blur Live at Hyde Park 02 July 2009

Other appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Sunday Sunday" (live)[75] 1992 none In a Field of Their Own: Highlights of Glastonbury 1992
"Maggie May"[76] Ruby Trax – The NME's Roaring 40
"Oliver's Army"[77] 1993 Peace Together
"Substitute"[78] Who Covers Who?
"Eine Kleine Lift Musik"[79] 1995 The Help Album
"The Universal" (live)[80] 1996 ...Later Volume One: Brit Beat
"Girls & Boys" (Pet Shop Boys Remix)[81] 1997 In the Mix '97, Vol. 1
"Never Clever"[82] Food 100
"Beetlebum" (live)[83] Tibetan Freedom Concert
"Cowboy Song"[84] 1998 Dead Man on Campus soundtrack
"101%"[85] 1999 Thurston Moore Root
"Kissin' Time"[86] 2002 Marianne Faithfull Kissin Time

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"She's So High" 1990 David Balfe
"There's No Other Way" (version 1) 1991
"Bang" Willy Smax
"There's No Other Way" (version 2) Matthew Amos
"Popscene" 1992 David Mould
"For Tomorrow" 1993 Julien Temple
"Chemical World" Dwight Clarke
"Sunday Sunday"
"Girls & Boys" 1994 Kevin Godley
"To the End" David Mould
"Parklife" Pedro Romhanyi
"End of a Century" Matthew Longfellow
"Country House" 1995 Damien Hirst
"The Universal" Jonathan Glazer
"Stereotypes" 1996 Matthew Longfellow
"Charmless Man" Jamie Thraves
"Beetlebum" 1997 Sophie Muller
"Song 2"
"On Your Own"
"M.O.R." John Hardwick
"Tender" 1999 Grant Gee
"Coffee & TV" Hammer & Tongs
"No Distance Left to Run" Thomas Vinterberg
"Music Is My Radar" 2000 Don Cameron
"Don't Bomb When You're the Bomb" 2002 Thomas Vinterberg
"Out of Time" 2003 John Hardwick
"Crazy Beat" (version 1) Shynola
"Crazy Beat" (version 2) John Hardwick
"Good Song" Shynola, David Shrigley
"Fool's Day" 2010 Pulse Films
"Under the Westway" 2012
"The Puritan"

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b All the People: Blur Live at Hyde Park 02 July 2009 and All the People: Blur Live at Hyde Park 03 July 2009 charted as a double CD set in Japan.
  2. ^ a b "Popscene" and "On Your Own" charted as a double A-side single in Australia.
  3. ^ "Song 2" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 55 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart.[61]
  4. ^ "M.O.R." did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 14 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as an extension to the Hot 100.[63]

References[edit]

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