Boston discography

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Boston discography

Boston performing in 2008
Releases
Studio albums 6
Compilation albums 1
Singles 13

The discography of the rock band Boston consists of six studio albums, one compilation album, and thirteen singles. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1976 on Epic Records.[1] Helped by the singles "More Than a Feeling", "Foreplay/Long Time", and "Peace of Mind", the album peaked at number three on the Billboard chart and remained on the chart for 132 weeks.[2][3] It went platinum 17 times in the United States and was the best-selling pop debut album in history.[1][4] "More Than a Feeling" peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]

The band's second album, Don't Look Back, was released in 1978. It peaked at number one on the charts in both the US and Canada, and it went seven times platinum in the US and four times platinum in Canada.[1][2][5][6] Its title track peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]

After an eight-year hiatus due in part to legal problems, Boston's next album, Third Stage, was released by MCA Records in 1986.[1][3] The album peaked at number one in both the US and in Canada.[2][5] It went four times platinum in the US and three times platinum in Canada.[1][6][7] The single "Amanda" also peaked at number one in both countries.[2][5]

Walk On, their fourth studio album, was released in 1994. It peaked at number seven in the US and at number ten in Canada and went platinum in both countries. A compilation album titled Greatest Hits was released in 1997 and went platinum twice.[1][2][5][6]

Boston's fifth studio album, Corporate America, was released in 2002 by Artemis Records.[2] Overall, the band have sold over 31 million albums in the US.[1]

Boston's sixth studio album, Life, Love & Hope was released in December 2013. A world tour followed in 2014.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[2][8]
AUT
[9]
CAN
[5]
GER
[10]
NED
[11]
NZ
[12]
NOR
[13]
SWE
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
1976 Boston 3 16 7 4 11 16 26 11
1978 Don't Look Back
  • Released: August 2, 1978
  • Label: Epic Records
1 8 1 10 10 17 9 8 9
  • US: 7x Platinum[1]
  • UK: Silver[17]
  • CA: 4x Platinum[6]
1986 Third Stage 1 35 1 25 15 23 13 37
  • US: 4x Platinum[1]
  • CA: 3x Platinum[6]
1994 Walk On
  • Released: June 7, 1994
  • Label: MCA Records
7 10 40 25 16 16 56
  • US: Platinum[1]
  • CA: Platinum[6]
2002 Corporate America
  • Released: August 27, 2002
  • Label: Artemis Records
42
2013 Life, Love & Hope
  • Released: December 3, 2013
  • Label: Frontier Records
37
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak positions Certifications[1]
(sales threshold)
US
[2]
CA
[5]
1997 Greatest Hits
  • Released: April 22, 1997
  • Label: Epic/MCA Records
47 61
  • US: 2x Platinum
  • UK: Silver

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
[2]
US Main
[2]
AUS
[9]
CA
[5]
DE
[18]
NL
[11]
NZ
[12]
NO
[13]
CH
[15]
UK
[16]
1976 "More Than a Feeling" 5 11 4 15 13 15 9 22 Boston
1977 "Foreplay/Long Time" 22 9 39
"Peace of Mind" 38 41
1978 "Don't Look Back" 4 51 6 14 43 Don't Look Back
"A Man I'll Never Be" 31 27
1979 "Feelin' Satisfied" 46 84
1986 "Amanda" 1 1 25 1 46 22 32 10 12 84 Third Stage
"We're Ready" 9 2 25
1987 "Cool the Engines" 4
"Can'tcha Say (You Believe in Me)/Still In Love" 20 7 88 82
"Hollyann"
1994 "I Need Your Love" 51 4 17 Walk On
"Walk on Medley" 14
2002 "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" free limited downloadable cover
2013 "God Rest Ye Metal Gentlemen" slightly different edit of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen for iTunes
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database" (PHP). Recording Industry Association of America. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Boston – Awards". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "2012 WNCX Hall Of Fame Inductee – Boston". wncx.cbslocal.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  4. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography". allmusic.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "RPM Search Engine" (PHP). Library and Archives Canada. March 31, 2004. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Gold & Platinum Database Results" (ASPX). Music Canada. Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved July 9, 2011. 
  7. ^ List of Billboard 200 number-one albums of 1986
  8. ^ "Boston Album & Song Chart History: The 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  10. ^ "Boston Search Results" (ASP). Media Control Charts (in German). Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "Boston" (ASP). Dutch Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "Boston" (ASP). New Zealand Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "Boston" (ASP). Norwegian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Boston" (ASP). Swedish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  15. ^ a b "Boston" (ASP). Schweizer Hitparade. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  16. ^ a b "Artist Chart History: Boston". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  17. ^ a b "Certified Awards Search" (ASPX). British Phonographic Industry. 
  18. ^ "Chartverfolgung / BOSTON / Single". Music Line (in German). Germany: Media Control Charts. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 

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