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.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak positions
US
[1]
US Country
[1]
UK
[2]
1959 Grandma, What Great Songs You Sang!
1960 Brenda Lee
  • Released: August 1, 1960
  • Label: Decca Records
5
This Is...Brenda
  • Released: October 10, 1960
  • Label: Decca Records
4
1961 Emotions
  • Released: April 3, 1961
  • Label: Decca Records
24
All the Way
  • Released: August 7, 1961
  • Label: Decca Records
17 20
1962 Sincerely, Brenda Lee
  • Released: February 12, 1962
  • Label: Decca Records
29
Brenda, That's All
  • Released: October 15, 1962
  • Label: Decca Records
20 13
1963 All Alone Am I
  • Released: February 18, 1963
  • Label: Decca Records
25 8
..."Let Me Sing"
  • Released: September 12, 1963
  • Label: Decca Records
39
1964 By Request
  • Released: May 18, 1964
  • Label: Decca Records
90
1965 Brenda Lee Sings Top Teen Hits
  • Released: February 15, 1965
  • Label: Decca Records
The Versatile Brenda Lee
  • Released: May 17, 1965
  • Label: Decca Records
Too Many Rivers
  • Released: September 2, 1965
  • Label: Decca Records
36
1966 Bye Bye Blues
  • Released: March 14, 1966
  • Label: Decca Records
94 21
Coming On Strong
  • Released: November 28, 1966
  • Label: Decca Records
94
1967 Reflections in Blue
  • Released: October 16, 1967
  • Label: Decca Records
1969 Johnny One Time
  • Released: May 19, 1969
  • Label: Decca Records
98
1970 Memphis Portrait
  • Released: May 1970
  • Label: Decca Records
1973 Brenda 206 7
New Sunrise
  • Released: 1973
  • Label: MCA Records
3
1974 Brenda Lee Now
  • Released: 1974
  • Label: MCA Records
1975 Sincerely
  • Released: 1975
  • Label: MCA Records
23
1976 L.A. Sessions
  • Released: 1976
  • Label: MCA Records
41
1980 Even Better
  • Released: January 1980
  • Label: MCA Records
Take Me Back
  • Released: October 1980
  • Label: MCA Records
30
1981 Only When I Laugh
  • Released: November 1981
  • Label: MCA Records
1985 Feels So Right
  • Released: August 14, 1985
  • Label: MCA Records
1991 Brenda Lee 67
1997 Precious Memories
  • Released: May 1997
  • Label: BL Productions
2007 Gospel Duets with Treasured Friends
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Collaborations[edit]

Year Album details Peak positions
US
[1]
US Country
[1]
1968 For the First Time (with Pete Fountain)
  • Released: March 18, 1968
  • Label: Decca Records
187
1983 The Winning Hand
(with Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton)
109 4
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Holiday albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak positions
US
[1]
1964 Merry Christmas from Brenda Lee
  • Released: October 19, 1964
  • Label: Decca Records
7
1991 A Brenda Lee Christmas
  • Released: October 24, 1991
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak positions
UK
[2]
1963 Love You!
1966 Ten Golden Years[A]
  • Released: May 23, 1966
  • Label: Decca Records
1973 The Brenda Lee Story - Her Greatest Hits [B]
  • Released: 1973
  • Label: MCA Records
1980 Little Miss Dynamite 15
1982 Greatest Country Hits
  • Released: July 1982
  • Label: MCA Records
1984 25th Anniversary
  • Released: 1984
  • Label: MCA Records
65
1985 The Very Best of Brenda Lee
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: MCA Records
16
1991 Anthology (1956-1980)
  • Released: August 27, 1991
  • Label: MCA Records
Anthology, Vol. 1 (1956-1961)
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: MCA Records
Anthology, Vol. 2 (1961-1980)
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: MCA Records
1994 The Very Best with Love 20
1997 Little Miss Dynamite
1999 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
  • Released: October 5, 1999
  • Label: MCA Nashville Records
2006 The Definitive Collection
  • Released: January 10, 2006
  • Label: MCA Nashville Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

1950s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[3]
US Country
[4]
US R&B UK
[5]
AUS
1956 "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" Ten Golden Years
1957 "One Step at a Time" 43 15 N/A
"Dynamite" 72 Ten Golden Years
"One Teenager to Another" Love You
"Rock-a-Bye Baby Blues"
1958 "Ring-a-My Phone"
1959 "Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home" Ten Golden Years
"Let's Jump the Broomstick" 12 Brenda Lee
"Sweet Nothin's" 4 12 4 25
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1960s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[3]
US AC
[6]
US R&B CAN
[7]
CAN AC
[8]
UK
[5]
AUS
1960 "That's All You Gotta Do" 6 19 6 Brenda Lee
"I Want to Be Wanted" 1 7 31 10 This Is...Brenda
1961 "Emotions" 7 45 20 Emotions
"You Can Depend on Me" 6 25 49 Brenda, That's All
"Dum Dum" 4 22 4 All the Way
"Fool #1" 3 38 23 Brenda, That's All
1962 "Break It to Me Gently" 4 46 10 ..."Let Me Sing"
"Speak to Me Pretty" 3 All the Way
"Everybody Loves Me But You" 6 2 40 N/A
"Heart in Hand" 15 4 37
"All Alone Am I" 3 1 7 10 All Alone Am I
1963 "Your Used to Be" 32 12 19 N/A
"Losing You" 6 2 13 10 15 ..."Let Me Sing"
"I Wonder" 25 9 9 By Request
"The Grass Is Greener" 17 7 73
"As Usual" 12 5 5 12
1964 "Think" 25 4 26 62 Too Many Rivers
"Alone with You" 48 8 32 N/A
"When You Loved Me" 47 8 Top Teen Hits
"Is It True" 17 8 17 58
1965 "Thanks a Lot" 45 14 100 Top Teen Hits
"Truly, Truly True" 54 9 The Versatile Brenda Lee
"Too Many Rivers" 13 2 22 99 Too Many Rivers
"Rusty Bells" 33 3 Bye Bye Blues
1966 "Too Little Time" 123 N/A
"Ain't Gonna Cry No More" 77 90
"Coming on Strong" 11 9 76 Coming On Strong
1967 "Ride, Ride, Ride" 37 N/A
"Take Me" 126
"Born to Be by Your Side" 134
"Where's the Melody" 105
1968 "That's All Right" 118
"Kansas City" All the Way
"Johnny One Time"[C] 41 3 38 11 Johnny One Time
1969 "You Don't Need Me for Anything Anymore" 84 32 62 28 N/A
"Let It Be Me" Johnny One Time
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1970s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[3]
US Country
[4]
CAN Country
[9]
1970 "I Think I Love You Again"[D] 97 Memphis Portrait
"Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"
1971 "If This Is Our Last Time" 30 28 N/A
"Misty Memories" 37 10
1972 "Always on My Mind" 45 40 Brenda
1973 "Nobody Wins" 70 5 1
"Sunday Sunrise" 6 8 New Sunrise
"Wrong Ideas" 6 5
1974 "Big Four Poster Bed" 4 2 Now
"Rock on Baby" 6 17
1975 "He's My Rock" 8 10 Sincerely
"Bringing It Back" 23 26 N/A
1976 "Find Yourself Another Puppet" 38 23
"Brother Shelton" 77
"Takin' What I Can Get" 41 L.A. Sessions
1977 "Ruby's Lounge" 78
1978 "Left-Over Love" 62 N/A
1979 "Tell Me What It's Like" 8 18 Even Better
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s and 1990s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[4]
CAN Country
[9]
1980 "The Cowgirl and the Dandy" 10 8 Even Better
"Don't Promise Me Anything (Do It)" 49 N/A
"Broken Trust" (with The Oak Ridge Boys) 9 14 Take Me Back
1981 "Every Now and Then" 26 43
"Fool, Fool" 67 N/A
"Enough for You" 75
"Only When I Laugh" 32 Only When I Laugh
1982 "From Levi's to Calvin Klein Jeans" 33 33
"Keeping Me Warm for You" 70 Even Better
"Just for the Moment" (with The Oak Ridge Boys) N/A
1983 "Didn't We Do It Good" 75
1984 "A Sweeter Love (I'll Ever Know)" 22
1985 "I'm Taking My Time" 54 Feels So Right
"Why You Been Gone So Long" 50
1986 "Two Hearts"
1991 "Your One and Only" 85 Brenda Lee (1991)
"A Little Unfair"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other singles[edit]

Christmas singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[3]
US Country
[4]
US AC
[6]
UK
[5]
AUS
1956 "Christy Christmas" N/A
1958 "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"[E] 14 6 53 Merry Christmas from Brenda Lee
1964 "Jingle Bell Rock"
"Christmas Will Just Be Another Lonely Day" 25
1998 "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" (re-release) 62 16 70
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Collaborations[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[4]
1968 "Cabaret" Pete Fountain For the First Time
1983 "You're Gonna Love Yourself (In the Morning)" 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

Charted B-sides[edit]

Year B-side Peak chart positions Original A-side single
US
[3]
US AC
[6]
CAN
[7]
UK
[5]
AUS
1960 "I'm Sorry" 1 12 6 "That's All You Gotta Do"
"Just a Little" 40 "I Want to Be Wanted"
1961 "I'm Learning About Love" 33 20 "Emotions"
"It's Never Too Late" 101 49 "You Can Depend on Me"
"Eventually" 56 "Dum Dum"
"Anybody but Me" 31 23 "Fool #1"
1962 "So Deep" 52 10 "Break It to Me Gently"
"Here Comes That Feeling" 89 5 40 "Everybody Loves Me But You"
"It Started All Over Again" 29 15 37 "Heart in Hand"
"Save Your Lovin' for Me" 53 "All Alone Am I"
1963 "She'll Never Know" 47 15 "Your Used to Be"
"He's So Heavenly" 93 "Losing You"
"My Whole World Is Falling Down" 24 8 16 "I Wonder"
"Sweet Impossible You" 70 28 73 "The Grass Is Greener"
1964 "The Waiting Game" 101 62 "Think"
"My Dreams" 85 "Alone with You"
"He's Sure to Remember Me" 135 "When You Loved Me"
1965 "Crying Game" 87 "Thanks a Lot"
"No One" 98 25 36 "Too Many Rivers"
1966 "Time and Time Again" 126 "Too Little Time"
1967 "Where Love Is" 135 "Born to Be by Your Side"
"—" 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]
  • 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Billboard chart positions > albums". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ a b "Charts Stats - Brenda Lee". The Official Charts Company. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f 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 d "Brenda Lee UK chart runs". Polyhex. 
  6. ^ a b c d Whitburn, Joel (2007). Top Adult Songs 1961-2006. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-169-1. 
  7. ^ a b "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.