Brenda Lee discography

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Brenda Lee discography
Releases
Studio albums 29
Compilation albums 26
Singles 72
Video albums 4
No. 1 Singles 3

This article presents the discography of American pop and country music singer, Brenda Lee. Since 1959, Lee has issued 29 studio albums, 26 compilation albums (from major labels), and 4 video albums. Lee has also placed a total of 72 singles on the Billboard Pop, Country and Adult Contemporary charts, with two of these singles reaching #1 on the Pop chart.

Studio albums[edit]

1950s and 1960s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
US
[1]
UK
[2]
Grandma, What Great Songs You Sang!
Brenda Lee
  • Release date: August 1, 1960
  • Label: Decca Records
5
This Is...Brenda
  • Release date: October 10, 1960
  • Label: Decca Records
4
Emotions
  • Release date: April 3, 1961
  • Label: Decca Records
24
All the Way
  • Release date: August 7, 1961
  • Label: Decca Records
17 20
Sincerely, Brenda Lee
  • Release date: February 12, 1962
  • Label: Decca Records
29
Brenda, That's All
  • Release date: October 15, 1962
  • Label: Decca Records
20 13
All Alone Am I
  • Release date: February 18, 1963
  • Label: Decca Records
25 8
..."Let Me Sing"
  • Release date: September 12, 1963
  • Label: Decca Records
39
By Request
  • Release date: May 18, 1964
  • Label: Decca Records
90
Brenda Lee Sings Top Teen Hits
  • Release date: February 15, 1965
  • Label: Decca Records
The Versatile Brenda Lee
  • Release date: May 17, 1965
  • Label: Decca Records
Too Many Rivers
  • Release date: September 2, 1965
  • Label: Decca Records
36
Bye Bye Blues
  • Release date: March 14, 1966
  • Label: Decca Records
94 21
Coming On Strong
  • Release date: November 28, 1966
  • Label: Decca Records
94
Reflections in Blue
  • Release date: October 16, 1967
  • Label: Decca Records
Johnny One Time
  • Release date: May 19, 1969
  • Label: Decca Records
98
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1970s and 1980s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
US
[1]
US Country
[1]
Memphis Portrait
  • Release date: May 1970
  • Label: Decca Records
Brenda 206 7
New Sunrise
  • Release date: 1973
  • Label: MCA Records
3
Brenda Lee Now
  • Release date: 1974
  • Label: MCA Records
Sincerely
  • Release date: 1975
  • Label: MCA Records
23
L.A. Sessions
  • Release date: 1976
  • Label: MCA Records
41
Even Better
  • Release date: January 1980
  • Label: MCA Records
Take Me Back
  • Release date: October 1980
  • Label: MCA Records
30
Only When I Laugh
  • Release date: November 1981
  • Label: MCA Records
Feels So Right
  • Release date: August 14, 1985
  • Label: MCA Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1990s and 2000s[edit]

Title Details Peak positions
US Country
[1]
Brenda Lee 67
Precious Memories
  • Release date: May 1997
  • Label: BL Productions
Gospel Duets with Treasured Friends
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Collaborations[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
US
[1]
US Country
[1]
For the First Time (with Pete Fountain)
  • Release date: March 18, 1968
  • Label: Decca Records
187
The Winning Hand (with Kris Kristofferson,
Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton)
109 4
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Holiday albums[edit]

Title Details Peak positions
US
[1]
Merry Christmas from Brenda Lee
  • Release date: October 19, 1964
  • Label: Decca Records
7
A Brenda Lee Christmas
  • Release date: October 24, 1991
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
Jingle Bell Rock
  • Release date: 1993
  • Label: MCA Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Details Peak positions
UK
[2]
Love You!
Ten Golden Years[A]
  • Release date: May 23, 1966
  • Label: Decca Records
The Brenda Lee Story - Her Greatest Hits[B]
  • Release date: 1973
  • Label: MCA Records
Little Miss Dynamite 15
Greatest Country Hits
  • Release date: July 1982
  • Label: MCA Records
25th Anniversary
  • Release date: 1984
  • Label: MCA Records
65
The Very Best of Brenda Lee
  • Release date: 1985
  • Label: MCA Records
16
Anthology (1956-1980)
  • Release date: August 27, 1991
  • Label: MCA Records
Anthology, Vol. 1 (1956-1961)
  • Release date: 1991
  • Label: MCA Records
Anthology, Vol. 2 (1961-1980)
  • Release date: 1991
  • Label: MCA Records
The Very Best with Love 20
Little Miss Dynamite
20th Century Masters -
The Millennium Collection
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
  • Release date: October 5, 1999
  • Label: MCA Nashville Records
The Definitive Collection
  • Release date: January 10, 2006
  • Label: MCA Nashville Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

1950s[edit]

Year Single (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Peak chart positions Album
US
[3]
CB US Country
[4]
US R&B UK
[5]
AUS
1956 "Jambalaya (On The Bayou)"
b/w "Bigelow 6-200" (Non-album track)
10 Golden Years
1957 "One Step At A Time"
b/w "Fairyland"
43 15 Non-album tracks
"Dynamite"
b/w "Love You Till I Die" (Non-album track)
72 54 Brenda Lee
"One Teenager To Another"
b/w "Ain't That Love"
Love You (UK)
"Rock-a-Bye Baby Blues"
b/w "Rock The Bop"
1958 "Ring-A-My Phone"
b/w "Little Jonah (Rock On Your Steel Guitar)"
1959 "Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home"
b/w "Hummin' The Blues Over You" (from Love You (UK))
10 Golden Years
"Let's Jump The Broomstick"
b/w "Some Of These Days" (from Grandma, What Great Songs You Sang!)
12 Brenda Lee
"Sweet Nothin's"
b/w "Weep No More My Baby"
4 3 12 4 25
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1960s[edit]

Year Single (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Peak chart positions Album
US
[3]
CB US AC
[6]
US R&B CAN
[7]
CAN AC
[8]
UK
[5]
AUS
1960 "That's All You Gotta Do" / 6 11 19 6 Brenda Lee
"I'm Sorry" 1 1 4 12 6
"I Want To Be Wanted" / 1 2 7 31 10 This Is...Brenda
"Just A Little" 40
1961 "Emotions" / 7 6 45 20 Emotions
"I'm Learning About Love" 33 20
"You Can Depend On Me" / 6 7 25 49 That's All
"It's Never Too Late" 101 100 49 Non-album track
"Dum Dum" / 4 4 22 4 All The Way
"Eventually" 56 41
"Fool #1" / 3 6 38 23 That's All
"Anybody But Me" 31 23 23 The Brenda Lee Story
1962 "Break It To Me Gently" / 4 6 46 10 ..."Let Me Sing"
"So Deep" 52 43 10 Non-album track
"Speak To Me Pretty"
b/w "Lover, Come Back To Me"
3 All The Way
"Everybody Loves Me But You" / 6 6 2 40 Non-album tracks
"Here Comes That Feeling" 89 57 5 40
"Heart In Hand" / 15 21 4 37
"It Started All Over Again" 29 26 15 37
"All Alone Am I" 3 3 1 7 10 All Alone Am I
"Save All Your Lovin' For Me" 53 38 Non-album tracks
1963 "Your Used To Be" / 32 23 12 19
"She'll Never Know" 47 50 15
"Losing You" / 6 10 2 13 10 15 ..."Let Me Sing"
"He's So Heavenly" 93 119 Non-album track
"I Wonder" / 25 23 9 9 By Request
"My Whole World Is Falling Down" 24 22 8 16
"The Grass Is Greener" / 17 21 7 73
"Sweet Impossible You" 70 94 28 73 Non-album track
"As Usual" / 12 11 5 5 12 By Request
"Lonely Lonely Lonely Me" 125 Non-album track
1964 "Think" / 25 18 4 26 62 Too Many Rivers
"The Waiting Game" 101 97 62 Non-album tracks
"Alone With You" / 48 27 8 32
"My Dreams" 85 112
"When You Loved Me" / 47 36 8 Top Teen Hits
"He's Sure To Remember Me" 135 Non-album track
"Is It True"
b/w "Just Beyond The Rainbow" (Non-album track)
17 14 8 17 58 Top Teen Hits
1965 "Thanks A Lot" / 45 34 14 100
"Crying Game" 87 93
"Truly, Truly True"
b/w "I Still Miss Someone"
54 41 9 The Versatile Brenda Lee
"Too Many Rivers" / 13 15 2 22 99 Too Many Rivers
"No One" 98 95 25 36
"Rusty Bells"
b/w "If You Don't (Not Like You)" (Non-album track)
33 30 3 Bye Bye Blues
1966 "Too Little Time" / 123 102 Non-album tracks
"Time and Time Again" 126
"Ain't Gonna Cry No More" / 77 86 90
"It Takes One To Know One" 91
"Coming On Strong"
b/w "You Keep Coming Back To Me"
11 18 9 76 Coming On Strong
1967 "Ride, Ride, Ride"
b/w "Lonely People Do Foolish Things"
37 47 Non-album tracks
"Take Me" / 126 91
"Born To Be By Your Side" 134 93
"Where Love Is"
b/w "My Heart Keeps Hangin' On"
134
"Where's The Melody"
b/w "Save Me For A Rainy Day"
105 128
1968 "That's All Right"
b/w "Fantasy"
118 123
"Mood Indigo"
w/ Pete Fountain
112 For the First Time
"Kansas City"
b/w "Each Day Is A Rainbow" (Non-album track)
All The Way
"Johnny One Time"[C]
b/w "I Must Have Been Out Of My Mind" (Non-album track)
41 34 3 38 11 Johnny One Time
1969 "You Don't Need Me For Anything Anymore" / 84 76 32 62 28 Non-album track
"Bring Me Sunshine" 107 Johnny One Time
"Let It Be Me"
b/w "You Better Move On" (Non-album track)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1970s[edit]

Year Single (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Peak chart positions Album
US
[3]
US Country
[4]
CAN Country
[9]
1970 "I Think I Love You Again"[D]
b/w "Hello Love"
97 Memphis Portrait
"Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"
b/w "Sisters In Sorrow" (Non-album track)
1971 "If This Is Our Last Time"[F]
b/w "Everybody's Reaching Out For Someone"
30 28 Non-album tracks
"Misty Memories"
b/w "I'm A Memory" (from Brenda)
37 10
1972 "Always On My Mind"
b/w "That Ain't Right" (Non-album track)
45 40 Brenda
1973 "Nobody Wins"[G]
b/w "We Had A Good Thing Going"
70 5 1
"Sunday Sunrise"
b/w "Must I Believe"
6 8 New Sunrise
"Wrong Ideas"
b/w "Something For A Rainy Day"
6 5
1974 "Big Four Poster Bed"
b/w "Castles In The Sand"
4 2 Now
"Rock On Baby"
b/w "More Than A Memory"
6 17
1975 "He's My Rock"
b/w "Feel Free"
8 10 Sincerely
"Bringing It Back"
b/w "Papa's Knee" (from Sincerely)
23 26 Non-album tracks
1976 "Find Yourself Another Puppet"
b/w "What I Had With You"
38 23
"Brother Shelton"
b/w "Now He's Coming Home" (from Sincerely)
77
"Takin' What I Can Get"
b/w "Your Favorite Wornout Nightmare's Coming Home"
41 L.A. Sessions
1977 "Ruby's Lounge"
b/w "Oklahoma Superstar"
78
1978 "Left-Over Love"
b/w "Could It Be Love I Found Tonight"
62 Non-album tracks
1979 "Tell Me What It's Like"
b/w "Let Your Love Fall Back On Me" (Non-album track)
8 18 Even Better
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s and 1990s[edit]

Year Single(A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[4]
CAN Country
[9]
1980 "The Cowgirl and The Dandy"
b/w "Do You Wanna Spend The Night"
10 8 Even Better
"Don't Promise Me Anything (Do It)"
"You Only Broke My Heart" (from Even Better)
49 Non-album track
"Broken Trust" (with The Oak Ridge Boys)
b/w "Right Behind The Rain"
9 14 Take Me Back
1981 "Every Now and Then"
b/w "He'll Play The Music (But You Can't Make Him Dance)"
26 43
"Fool, Fool"
b/w "Right Behind The Rain" (from Take Me Back)
67 Non-album tracks
"Enough For You"
b/w "What Am I Gonna Do" (from Take Me Back)
75
"Only When I Laugh"
b/w "Too Many Nights Alone" (from Take Me Back)
32 Only When I Laugh
1982 "From Levi's To Calvin Klein Jeans"
b/w "I Know A Lot About Love"
33 33
"Keeping Me Warm For You"
b/w "There's More To Me Than What You Can See" (from Only When I Laugh)
70 Even Better
"Just For The Moment" (with The Oak Ridge Boys)
b/w "Love Letters" (from Only When I Laugh)
78 Non-album tracks
1983 "Didn't We Do It Good"
b/w "We're So Close"
75
1984 "A Sweeter Love (I'll Never Know)"
b/w "A Woman's Mind"
22
1985 "I'm Taking My Time"
b/w "That Was The Way It Was Then"
54 Feels So Right
"Why You Been Gone So Long"
b/w "He Can't Make Your Kind Of Love"
50
1986 "Two Hearts"
b/w "Loving Arms"
1991 "Your One and Only"
b/w "You Better Do Better"
85 Brenda Lee (1991)
"A Little Unfair"
b/w "Some Of These Days"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other singles[edit]

Christmas singles[edit]

Year Single (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Peak chart positions Album
US
[3]
US Country
[4]
US AC
[6]
UK
[5]
AUS
1956 "I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus"
b/w "Christy Christmas"
Non-album tracks
1958 "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree"[E]
b/w "Papa Noel" (Non-album track)
14 6 53 Merry Christmas From Brenda Lee
1964 "Jingle Bell Rock"
b/w "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town"
"Christmas Will Just Be Another Lonely Day"
b/w "This Time Of The Year"
25
1998 "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" (re-release)
b/w "Papa Noel" (Non-album track)
62 16 70
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Collaborations[edit]

Year Single (A-side, B-side) Artist Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[4]
1968 "Cabaret"
b/w "Mood Indigo"
Pete Fountain For The First Time
1983 "You're Gonna Love Yourself (In The Morning)"
b/w "What You You Think About Lovin'" (with Dolly Parton)
Willie Nelson 43 The Winning Hand
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[4]
CAN Country
[9]
1981 "Made For Each Other" Alvin and The Chipmunks Urban Chipmunk
1984 "Hallelujah, I Love You So" George Jones 15 13 Ladies' Choice
1988 "Honky Tonk Angels Medley" k.d. lang
(with Loretta Lynn and Kitty Wells)
Shadowland
2001 "America the Beautiful" Various artists 58 N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Video & DVD[edit]

Year Title[10] Label
1976 An Evening with Brenda Lee (VHS) Allarcom Productions
2002 Silver Threads & Golden Needles Unlimited Media
2005 Legends in Concert: Coming On Strong
DVD version of An Evening with Brenda Lee
Waterfall Home
Entertainment
2006 I'm Sorry Musicpro
2007 Prime Concerts with Edmonton Symphony Umvd Import

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2001 "America the Beautiful"(Various) Marc Ball

Notes[edit]

  • A^ Ten Golden Years also peaked at number 70 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[1]
  • B^ The Brenda Lee Story - Her Greatest Hits also peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[1]
  • C^ "Johnny One Time" also peaked at number 50 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[4]
  • D^ "I Think I Love You Again" also peaked at number 37 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.[6] It also peaked at number 84 on the Cash Box pop chart. CB
  • E^ "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" originally did not chart upon initial release, but was released again in both 1959 and then in 1960, when it officially charted on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[3] It also peaked at #22 on the Cash Box Pop Charts. CB
  • F^ "If This Is Our Last Time" also peaked at #106 on the Cash Box Pop chart. CB
  • G^ "Nobody Wins" also peaked at #80 on the Cash Box Pop chart. CB

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Billboard chart positions > albums". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ a b "Charts Stats - Brenda Lee". The Official Charts Company. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-188-8. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  5. ^ a b c "Brenda Lee UK chart runs". Polyhex. 
  6. ^ a b c Whitburn, Joel (2007). Top Adult Songs 1961-2006. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-169-1. 
  7. ^ "Search results for "Brenda Lee" under Top Singles". RPM. 
  8. ^ "Search results for "Brenda Lee" under Adult Contemporary". RPM. 
  9. ^ a b c "Search results for "Brenda Lee" under 'Country Singles'". RPM. 
  10. ^ Brenda Lee Videos & DVD All Music.com; retrieved 7-19-08.