Bob Seger discography

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Bob Seger discography
Releases
Studio albums 17
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 5
Singles 65
Guest singles 2
Guest appearances 17

The discography of Bob Seger, an American rock artist, includes sixteen studio albums, two live albums, five compilation albums and more than sixty singles (including regional releases and collaborations). Bob Seger's albums have sold over 50 million copies and received seven multi-platinum, four Platinum and two Gold certifications by the RIAA.[1]

With the single exception of Smokin' O.P.'s, re-released on CD with remastered sound by Capitol in 2005, all of Seger's albums prior to Beautiful Loser (the pre-Silver Bullet Band releases) have long remained out of print. The albums Ramblin' Gamblin' Man, Mongrel and Seven were briefly available on CD in 1993. Noah, Brand New Morning and Back in '72 were only available on vinyl/tape formats and have never been officially reissued on CD.[2][3]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

The Bob Seger System (1969–1970)[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
[4]
1969 Ramblin' Gamblin' Man 62
Noah
  • Label: Capitol 236
  • Released: September 1969
  • Formats: LP, cassette, 8-track
1970 Mongrel
  • Label: Capitol 499
  • Released: August 1970
  • Formats: LP, cassette, 8-track
171
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Bob Seger (1971–1975, 2006–2014)[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[4]
1971 Brand New Morning
  • Label: Capitol 731
  • Released: October 1971
  • Formats: LP, 8-track
1972 Smokin' O.P.'s
  • Label: Palladium 1006
  • Released: August 1972
  • Formats: LP, cassette, 8-track
180
1973 Back in '72
  • Label: Reprise 2126
  • Released: January 1973
  • Formats: LP, cassette, 8-track
188
1974 Seven
  • Label: Reprise 2184
  • Released: March 1974
  • Formats: LP, cassette, 8-track
1975 Beautiful Loser
  • Label: Capitol 11378
  • Released: April 12, 1975
  • Formats: LP, cassette, 8-track
131
2006 Face the Promise
  • Label: Capitol 54506
  • Released: September 12, 2006
  • Formats: CD, digital download
4
  • US: Platinum[5]
  • CAN: Gold[6]
2014 Ride Out
  • Label: Capitol
  • Released: October 14, 2014
  • Formats: TBA
3
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (1976–1995)[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[4]
UK
[7]
GE
[8]
AT
[9]
SW
[10]
SE
[11]
NO
[12]
1976 Night Moves
  • Label: Capitol DCC 1028
  • Released: October 22, 1976
  • Formats: LP, cassette, 8-track
8
1978 Stranger in Town
  • Label: Capitol SW-11698
  • Released: May 15, 1978
  • Formats: LP, cassette, 8-track
4 31 28 45
1980 Against the Wind
  • Label: Capitol 84316
  • Released: February 27, 1980
  • Formats: LP, cassette, 8-track
1 26 17 11 38
  • US: 5× Platinum[5]
  • CAN: 5× Platinum[6]
1982 The Distance
  • Label: Capitol 12254
  • Released: December 13, 1982
  • Formats: LP, cassette, 8-track
5 45 16 19 19 4
  • US: Platinum[5]
  • CAN: Platinum[6]
1986 Like a Rock
  • Label: Capitol 2011
  • Released: March 28, 1986
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
3 35 53 30 17 12 4
  • US: Platinum[5]
  • CAN: Platinum[6]
1991 The Fire Inside
  • Label: Capitol C1-91134
  • Released: August 27, 1991
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
7 54 33 14 33 7
  • US: Platinum[5]
  • CAN: Platinum[6]
1995 It's a Mystery
  • Label: Capitol 99774
  • Released: October 24, 1995
  • Formats: CD, cassette
27
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[4]
NZ
[14]
UK
[7]
GE
[8]
1976 Live Bullet
  • Label: Capitol STBK-11523
  • Released: April 12, 1976
  • Formats: LP, cassette, 8-track
34
  • US: 5× Platinum[5]
  • CAN: 2× Platinum[6]
1981 Nine Tonight
  • Label: Capitol STBK-12182
  • Released: September 4, 1981
  • Formats: LP, cassette, 8-track
3 37 24 34
  • US: 4× Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum[5]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[4]
GE
[8]
UK
[7]
NZ
[14]
SW
[10]
1979 The Bob Seger Collection
  • Label: Capitol ST24812
  • Formats: LP
1994 Greatest Hits
  • Label: Capitol 30334
  • Released: October 25, 1994
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
8 49 6 4 46
  • US: 9× Platinum[5]
  • CAN: 3× Platinum[6]
  • UK: Gold[13]
2003 Greatest Hits 2
  • Label: Capitol 5277
  • Released: November 4, 2003
  • Formats: CD
23
  • US: Platinum[5]
2009 Early Seger Vol. 1
  • Released: November 24, 2009
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2011 Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets
  • Released: November 21, 2011
  • Formats: CD, digital download
19 28
  • CAN: Platinum[15]
  • US: Platinum[5]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

1960s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US
[16]
CAN
1961 "The Lonely One" singles only
1965 "TGIF"
1966 "Ballad of the Yellow Beret"
"East Side Story"
"Sock It to Me Santa"
"Persecution Smith"
1967 "Vagrant Winter"
"Heavy Music" 103 82
1968 "2 + 2 = ?" 79 Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
"Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" 17 18
1969 "Ivory" 97
"Noah" 103 Noah
"Innervenus Eyes"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1970s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[16]
US AC
[16]
CAN CAN AC UK
[7]
1970 "Lucifer" 84 Mongrel
1971 "Lookin' Back" 96 single only
1972 "If I Were a Carpenter" 76 Smokin' O.P.'s
"Midnight Rider" Back in '72
"Turn the Page"
1973 "Who Do You Love" Smokin' O.P.'s
"Rosalie" Back in '72
1974 "Need Ya" Seven
"Get Out of Denver" 80
"U.M.C. (Upper Middle Class)"
1975 "Beautiful Loser" 103 Beautiful Loser
"Katmandu" 43 57
1976 "Nutbush City Limits" (live) 69 85 'Live' Bullet
"Night Moves" 4 5 45 Night Moves
1977 "The Fire Down Below"
"Mainstreet" 24 1
"Rock and Roll Never Forgets" 41 49
"Sunspot Baby"
1978 "Still the Same" [A] 4 27 4 Stranger in Town
"Hollywood Nights" 12 12 42
"We've Got Tonight" 13 29 9 6 41
1979 "Old Time Rock and Roll" 28 31
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[16]
US AC
[16]
US Rock
[16]
CAN CAN AC UK
[7]
1980 "Fire Lake" 6 31 3 4 Against the Wind
"Against the Wind" 5 8 6
"You'll Accomp'ny Me" 14 17 8 23
"The Horizontal Bop" 42
"Her Strut"
1981 "Tryin' to Live My Life Without You" (live) 5 2 11 Nine Tonight
"Feel Like a Number" (live) 48 29
"Hollywood Nights" (live) 49
1982 "We've Got Tonight" (live) 60
"Shame on the Moon" [B] 2 1 8 1 The Distance
1983 "Even Now" 12 2 35 73
"Roll Me Away" 27 13
"Old Time Rock and Roll" 48 Risky Business soundtrack
1984 "Understanding" 17 7 5 38 Teachers soundtrack
1986 "American Storm" 13 2 26 78 Like a Rock
"Like a Rock" 12 21 1 33 5
"It's You" 52 22 8 12
"Miami" 70 47
1987 "Shakedown" 1 1 1 88 Beverly Hills Cop II soundtrack
1989 "Blue Monday" 40 Road House soundtrack
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1990s–2010s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[16]
US AC
[16]
US Rock
[16]
CAN AC GE
[17]
UK
[7]
1991 "Take a Chance" 10 The Fire Inside
"The Real Love" 24 4 4 1 51
"The Fire Inside" (radio edit) 45 6 35 54
1994 "In Your Time" 25 Greatest Hits
1995 "We've Got Tonight" (reissue) 22
"Night Moves" (reissue) 45
"Hollywood Nights" (reissue) 52
"Lock and Load" (rock mix) [C] 22 57 It's a Mystery
"Manhattan"
1996 "Hands in the Air" 29
1998 "Chances Are" (with Martina McBride) [D] 23 40 Hope Floats Soundtrack
2006 "Wait for Me" [E] 17 Face the Promise
"Wreck This Heart"
2011 "Downtown Train" 17 Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets
"Hey Hey Hey Hey (Going Back to Birmingham)" 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
US Main US Adult US Country CAN NL GE
2005 "Landing in London" 3 Doors Down 32 31 55 37 32 Seventeen Days
2011 "Collide" Kid Rock (with Sheryl Crow) 26 51 Born Free
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Notes
  • A^ "Still the Same" also peaked at number 30 on the German Singles Chart and at number 18 on the Austria Top 40 chart.
  • B^ "Shame on the Moon" also peaked at number 15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, number 10 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart, and number 50 on the German Singles Chart.
  • C^ "Lock and Load" also peaked at number 57 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • D^ "Chances Are" also peaked at number 70 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.
  • E^ "Wait For Me" also peaked at number 52 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Song Album Notes
1978 "Night Moves" FM Soundtrack
1980 "Nine Tonight" Urban Cowboy Soundtrack
  • This studio version of "Nine Tonight" should initially have been part of Against the Wind; it is only available on this soundtrack album.
1983 "Christmas in Cape Town"
"Take Me Back"
Trouble in Paradise (Randy Newman album)
  • Bob Seger sings background vocals on "Christmas in Cape Town" and most notably on "Take Me Back".
"Old Time Rock and Roll" Risky Business Soundtrack
1984 "Understanding" Teachers Soundtrack
  • Also released as a single (b/w "East L.A.", which does not appear on any album) and on Greatest Hits 2.
1986 "Living Inside My Heart" About Last Night Soundtrack
1987 "Shakedown" Beverly Hills Cop II Soundtrack
"The Little Drummer Boy" A Very Special Christmas
1989 "Blue Monday" Road House Soundtrack
  • This cover of the classic Fats Domino song was not released on any Seger album.
1994 "Against the Wind" Forrest Gump Soundtrack
"Sock It to Me Santa" A Rock and Roll Christmas
  • Credited to Bob Seger (and the Last Heard); originally released as a single in 1966.
1998 "Chances Are" (with Martina McBride) Hope Floats Soundtrack
"Roll Me Away" Armageddon Soundtrack
2005 "Landing in London" Seventeen Days (3 Doors Down album)
  • Seger duets with Brad Arnold on this 3 Doors Down song; it was also released as a single.
2008 "Something in the Water" Join the Band (Little Feat album)
  • Seger and Brad Paisley perform with Little Feat on this song.
"Shakedown" Now That's What I Call the 80s
  • This is the first 1980s compilation album in the US Now! Series.
"Sock It to Me Santa" Christmas a Go-Go

Bob Seger was considered for quite a few more film soundtracks that he ultimately did not appear on. In 1983, after the success of "Old Time Rock and Roll" in Risky Business starring Tom Cruise, the song "No Man's Land" was slated for Cruise's next film All the Right Moves. In 1985, Seger was asked to write the title track for Back to the Future, but eventually "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and the News was used instead and became a massive hit. Seger's song was called "Yesterday Rules"; he performed the song live on his 1986 tour. That same year the unreleased song "Can't Hit the Corners No More", which had been recorded for Against the Wind, was scheduled to appear on the soundtrack to The Color of Money, again starring Tom Cruise, but that never happened. In 1989, Seger was invited to record Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman" as the title track for the movie of the same name, but he turned the offer down, because he was doing recordings for his upcoming album, The Fire Inside, at the time. The song "Roll Me Away" was used in the 1984 movie Reckless and "Feel Like a Number" was used in the 1993 movie Striking Distance.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Rock Hall: Bob Seger
  2. ^ Joanne Zangrilli (November 1991). "Bob Seger". Goldmine 
  3. ^ Dave Marsh (May 1972). "Doncha Ever Listen to the Radio...How to Remain Obscure through Better Rock 'n' Roll: Bob Seger, Best in the Midwest". CREEM 
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  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database" (PHP). Recording Industry Association of America. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Gold Platinum Database" (ASPX). Music Canada. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Artist Chart History: Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c "Album Search Results" (ASP). Charts.de (in German). Media Control. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Bob Seger" (ASP). Austrian Charts (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Bob Seger" (ASP). Swiss Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Bob Seger" (ASP). Swedish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Bob Seger" (ASP). Norwegian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "Certified Awards Search" (ASPX). British Phonographic Industry. 
  14. ^ a b "Bob Seger" (ASP). Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Bob Seger – Ultimate Hits". Music Canada. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Bob Seger: Charts & Awards – Billboard Singles". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Song Search Results" (ASP). Charts.de (in German). Media Control. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  18. ^ The Seger File: Soundtracks