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
"—" 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 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
"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 h i "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.