Boy George discography

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Boy George discography

Boy George in Brazil 2008
Releases
Studio albums 9
Compilation albums 5
EPs 3
Singles 47
Soundtracks 1
DJ albums 7

Boy George discography consists of nine studio albums, five compilation albums and forty-seven singles. The singer has also released seven DJ albums, three EPs and a soundtrack album.

Boy George was born as George Alan O'Dowd on 14 June 1961 in Bexley, London, England. The singer was essentially part of the English New Romantic movement which emerged in the early 1980s. He helped give androgyny an international stage with the success of Culture Club during the 1980s. His music is often classified as blue-eyed soul, influenced by rhythm and blues and reggae. Between 1989 and 1992, he also founded and was lead singer of Jesus Loves You, which performed house and dance music. In the 1990s and 2000s, Boy George's solo music reveals also glam rock influences such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop. Being involved in many activities (among them songwriting, DJing, writing books, designing clothes and photography), he has released fewer music recordings in the 21st century.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1]
AUT
[2]
FRA
[3]
GER
[4]
ITA
[5]
NLD
[6]
NOR
[7]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
USA
[10]
1987 Sold 29 5 51 15 18 15 145
1988 Tense Nervous Headache 46
1989 Boyfriend
1991 The Martyr Mantras[12] 60 13
1995 Cheapness and Beauty 44
1998 The Unrecoupable One Man Bandit
2002 U Can Never B2 Straight 147
2010 Ordinary Alien
2013 This Is What I Do 33 61 58 56
"—" denotes releases that failed to chart or were not released.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[13]
AUT
[2]
FRA
[14]
USA
[10][15]
1989 High Hat 126
1992 Spin Dazzle – The Best of Boy George and Culture Club 36
1993 At Worst... The Best of Boy George and Culture Club 24 13 169
1996 Everything I Own
2002 Classic Masters
"—" denotes releases that failed to chart or were not released.

DJ albums[edit]

  • 1999: Galaxy Mix
  • 2001: Essential Mix
  • 2001: BoyGeorgeDj.com
  • 2001: Lucky for Some
  • 2002: Something Old, Something New – A More Protein Compilation
  • 2002: A Night Out with Boy George – A DJ Mix[17]
  • 2002: A Night In with Boy George – A Chillout Mix[17]

Soundtracks[edit]

EPs[edit]

Year Album details UK
[13]
1994 The Devil in Sister George EP 26
2005 Straight[18]
2012 King of Queens[18]
"—" denotes releases that failed to chart or were not released.

Singles[edit]

Solo singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[1][19]
AUT
[2]
BEL
[20]
FRA
[3]
GER
[21]
IRE
[22]
ITA
[23]
NLD
[6][24]
NOR
[7]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9][25]
USA
[10]
1987 "Everything I Own" 1 10 2 11 4 1 2 4 1 14 8 Sold
"Keep Me in Mind" 29 55 21 3
"Sold" 24 26 8 18 19
"To Be Reborn" 13 22 16 8 55
1988 "Live My Life" 62 40 single only
"No Clause 28" 57 38 17 Boyfriend
"Don't Cry" 60 17 Tense Nervous Headache
"Something Strange Called Love"
1989 "Don't Take My Mind on a Trip" 68 20 Boyfriend
"You Found Another Guy"
"Whether They Like It or Not"
"Whisper" High Hat
1990 "One on One"[12] 83 The Martyr Mantras
1991 "Bow Down Mister"[12] 27 2 44 29 6 15
"Generations of Love"[12] 35 30 27 12
1992 "The Crying Game" 22 68 26 16 32 15 The Crying Game OST
1995 "Funtime" 45 Cheapness and Beauty
"Il Adore" 50
"Same Thing in Reverse" 56
1996 "Sad"/"Satan's Butterfly Ball"
"Love Is Leaving" 4 single only
1998 "When Will You Learn" 20
2008 "Yes We Can" Ordinary Alien
2009 "White Xmas" single only
2010 "Amazing Grace" 108 Ordinary Alien
2011 "Turn 2 Dust"
2013 "King of Everything" This Is What I Do
2014 "My God"
"Nice and Slow"
"—" denotes releases that failed to chart or were not released.

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[19]
BEL
[20]
FRA
[26]
GER
[27]
NLD
[6]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
1993 "More Than Likely" (with P.M. Dawn) 40 The Bliss Album...?
1994 "Human Beings" (with Gaurangi) single only
1997 "Police and Thieves" (with Dubversive and Mica Paris)
1999 "Why Go?" (with Faithless) 65 52 Sunday 8PM
2002 "Run" (with Sash!) 48 98 S4!Sash!
"Auto-Erotic" (with Dark Globe) single only
2003 "Psychology of the Dreamer" (with Eddie Lock)
"Out of Fashion" (with Hi-Gate) Split Personality
2006 "You Are My Sister" (with Antony and the Johnsons) 39 190 96 I Am a Bird Now
2007 "You're Not the One" (with Loverush UK!) single only
"Time Machine" (with Amanda Ghost)
"Atoms" (with Dark Globe) Nostalgia for the Future
2009 "American Heart" (with Bliss) No One Built This Moment
2010 "Someone Else's Eyes" (with Amanda Lear and Deadstar) Brief Encounters Reloaded
"Take Us to the Disco" (with Bylli Crayone) single only
"Somebody to Love Me" (with Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt) 55 16 Record Collection
2012 "Happy" (with DJ Yoda) single only
2013 "Coming Home" (with Dharma Protocol)
"—" denotes releases that failed to chart or were not released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b For Boy George solo chart positions in the UK: "Chart Stats - Boy George". www.chartstats.com. Retrieved 2011-02-13.  and "Chart Log UK: Darren B - David Byrne". www.zobbel.de. Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
    For Boy George as Jesus Loves You chart positions in the UK: "Chart Stats - Jesus Loves You". www.chartstats.com. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  2. ^ a b c For Boy George solo chart positions in Austria: "Discographie Boy George" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
    For Boy George as Jesus Loves You chart positions in Austria: "Discographie Jesus Loves You" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  3. ^ a b For Boy George solo chart positions in France: "Discographie Boy George" (in French). lescharts.com. Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
    For Boy George as Jesus Loves You chart positions in France: "Discographie Jesus Loves You" (in French). lescharts.com. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  4. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Boy George / Longplay" (in German). www.musicline.de. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  5. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - ALBUM 1987" (in Italian). www.hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  6. ^ a b c "Discografie Boy George" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  7. ^ a b "Discography Boy George". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  8. ^ a b c "Discography Boy George". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  9. ^ a b c "Boy George" (in German). hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  10. ^ a b c "Boy George Awards". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  11. ^ a b "Certified Awards Search". www.bpi.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  12. ^ a b c d Credited to Jesus Loves You in most territories.
  13. ^ a b "Chart Stats - Boy George & Culture Club". www.chartstats.com. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  14. ^ "Tous les Albums classés par Artiste" (in French). www.infodisc.fr. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  15. ^ "Culture Club Awards". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  16. ^ "Les Certifications (Albums) du SNEP (Bilan par Artiste)". www.infodisc.fr (in French). Retrieved 2011-02-08. 
  17. ^ a b A Night Out with Boy George – A DJ Mix and A Night In with Boy George – A Chillout Mix were released as a double CD set In & Out with Boy George – A DJ Mix the same year.
  18. ^ a b Included in the book of the same name.
  19. ^ a b "BOY GEORGE". www.theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  20. ^ a b "Discografie Boy George". www.ultratop.be. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  21. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Boy George / Single" (in German). www.musicline.de. Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  22. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". www.irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  23. ^ "Indice per Interprete: B" (in Italian). www.hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  24. ^ For Boy George as Jesus Loves You chart positions in the Netherlands: "Discografie Jesus Loves You" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  25. ^ For Boy George as Jesus Loves You chart positions in Switzerland: "Discographie Jesus Loves You" (in German). hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  26. ^ "Discographie Boy George" (in French). lescharts.com. Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  27. ^ "Chartverfolgung / SASH FEAT.BOY GEORGE / Single" (in German). www.musicline.de. Retrieved 2011-02-15. 

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