Bronski Beat discography

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Bronski Beat discography
Releases
Studio albums 3
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 6
Singles 15
Video albums 2
Music videos 4
Remix albums 1
Other appearances 3

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Sales Thresholds
AT
[1]
CA
[2]
CH
[3]
DE
[4]
FR
[5]
IT
[6]
NL
[7]
NZ
[8]
UK
[9]
U.S.
[10]
1984 The Age of Consent[A] 7 4 14 4 5 4 36
1986 Truthdare Doubledare
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: London Records (#828 010-)
  • Format: LP, MC, CD
20 9 21 ? 35 18 147
1995 Rainbow Nation
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: ZYX Music (#ZYX 20340)
  • Format: CD
?
"—" denotes an album that did not chart or was not released in that region.
Additional charts

Remix albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Sales Thresholds
AT
[1]
CA
[2]
CH
[3]
DE
[4]
FR
[5]
IT
[6]
NL
[7]
NZ
[8]
UK
[9]
U.S.
[10]
1985 Hundreds & Thousands[B]
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: London Records (#820 291)
  • Format: LP, MC, CD, (download)
24
"—" denotes an album that did not chart or was not released in that region.
Additional charts
  • B ^ In the U.S. the Hundred & Thousands album has charted as EP on the Hot Dance Club Play chart at number 18.[10]

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Notes
1985 Bronski Beat perform at the Hammersmith Odeon
  • Archive concert of Bronski Beat from November 29, 1984 at the Hammersmith Odeon (on LP released as part of The BBC in Concert Series). Bronski Beat's tracks included "Ne a Man Blues", "Screaming", "Love & Money", "No More War", "Smalltown Boy", "We Go Together (Junk)", "Heatwave", "Why", "Close to the Edge" & "It Ain’t Necessarily So"
The album did not chart.

Compilations[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Sales Thresholds
AT
[1]
CA
[2]
CH
[3]
DE
[4]
FR
[5]
IT
[6]
NL
[7]
NZ
[8]
UK
[9]
U.S.
[10]
1990 The Singles Collection 1984/1990[C] with Jimmy Somerville & The Communards
  • Released: November 12, 1990
  • Label: London Records (#828 226)
  • Format: LP, MC, CD
10 4 12 6 30 4
  • FR: Platinum[12]
    • + 2xGold[12] (in 2001)
1991 Master Series with The Communards & Jimmy Somerville
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: London Records (#828 761)
  • Format: CD
2001 The Very Best of Jimmy Somerville, Bronski Beat and The Communards
  • Released: September 3, 2001
  • Label: London Records (#0927 48840)
  • Format: 2CD, (download)
49 15 29
2002 The Essentials with The Communards & Jimmy Somerville
2005 Het Beste Van The Communards with The Communards & Jimmy Somerville
2009 For a Friend: The Best of Bronski Beat, The Communards & Jimmy Somerville
"—" denotes an album that did not chart or was not released in that region.
Additional charts

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
AUT
[17]
CAN
[18]
SWI
[19]
GER
[20]
FRA
[21]
ITA
[22]
NED
[23]
NZ
[24]
UK
[25]
US Dance
[26]
US
[27]
1984 "Smalltown Boy"[D] 9 2 3 8 1 1 5 3 1 48 The Age of Consent
"Why?"[E] 31 7 5 13 6 11 6 27
"It Ain't Necessarily So"[F] 31 33 21 27 16
1985 "I Feel Love (Medley)"[G] with Marc Almond 23 16 28 11 3 Hundreds & Thousands
"Hit That Perfect Beat"[H] 11 3 4 7 19 7 Truthdare Doubledare
1986 "C'Mon! C'Mon!"[I] 32 41 31 20 17
1990 "I'm Gonna Run Away From You" single(s) only
1991 "One More Chance"
"What More Can I Say?"
1994 "Smalltown Boy (1994 Remix)"
1995 "Why (1995 Remix)" Rainbow Nation
"I Luv The Nightlife"
"Kickin' Up The Rain"
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that region.
Additional charts
  • D ^ The original release of the "Smalltown Boy" single peaked at number 4 in Ireland[28] and at number 28 on the Belgian VRT Top 30.[29] On the U.S. component Hot Dance Singles Sales, it charted at number 4.[30]
  • E ^ "Why?" peaked at number 4 on the Belgian VRT Top 30 chart.[29] and at number 6 in Ireland.[28] The song also charted at number 20 on the U.S. Hot Dance Singles Sales.[30]
  • F ^ "It Ain't Necessarily So" peaked at number 21 on the Belgian VRT Top 30[29] and at number 26 in Ireland.[28]
  • G ^ "I Feel Love (Medley)" peaked at number 3 in Ireland[28] and at number 21 on the Belgian VRT Top 30.[29] On the U.S. Hot Dance Singles Sales, the single reached number 50.[30]
  • H ^ "Hit That Perfect Beat" peaked at number 10 on the U.S. Hot Dance Singles Sales.[30]
  • I ^ "C'mon! C'mon!" peaked at number 25 on the U.S. Hot Dance Singles Sales.[30]

As featured artist[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Thresholds Album
AT
[17]
CA
[18]
CH
[19]
DE
[20]
FR
[21]
IT
[22]
NL
[23]
NZ
[24]
UK
[25]
U.S.
DC
[26]
100
[27]
1986 "Heroes" with Suzi Quatro & VAs Children in Need
1989 'Cha Cha Heels" with Eartha Kitt 32 I'm Still Here
1991 "Smalltown Boy (1991 Remix)"[J] with Jimmy Somerville 28 72 The Singles Collection 1984/1990
"Run from Love"[K] with Jimmy Somerville feat. Claudia Brücken 98 27 52
2000 "Why (Almighty Mixes)"[L] with Jimmy Somerville single only
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that region.
Additional charts
  • J ^ "Smalltown Boy (1991 Remix)" peaked at number 16 in Ireland.[28] Unlike the original release of the 1984 single, the band was credited as the featured artist in 1991.
  • K ^ "Run from Love" peaked at number 29 in Ireland.[28] Unlike the original release of the promotional single from 1985, the band was credited as the featured artist in 1991.
  • L ^ Unlike the original release of the 1984 single "Why?" from 1984, the band was credited as the featured artist on its re-issue in 2000.

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Single U.S. Notes
DC
[26]
1985 "Run from Love" 18
  • Originally a DJ single only, released as support of Hundreds & Thousands album.
"Hard Rain"
  • B-side of "Run from Love" single, also issued in the UK as the lead track of four track promotional EP NME Readers' Poll Winners '84 by NME.
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that region.

Other appearances[edit]

Year Single Notes
1987 "That Perfect Medley"
  • Appears on Razormaid's 2nd Anniversary Issue, released in U.S.
1989 "My Discarded Men" with Eartha Kitt
  • Appears on I'm Still Here by Kitt.
1993 "I Want Your Body"
  • B-side of the "Why?" remix from 1993.

Videos[edit]

Video albums[edit]

Year Album details Notes
1985 The First Chapter
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: PolyGram/Warner (#041 226)
  • Format: VHS, LD (Japan only, #JM038-8002)
  • Four track release, featuring music videos: "Smalltown Boy", "Why?", "It Ain't Necessarily So" and "I Feel Love (Medley)"
1990 The Video Collection 1984/1990 with Jimmy Somerville & The Communards
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: London Records (#082 672)
  • Format: VHS
  • Seventeen track release and a video equivalent of the greatest hits compilation The Singles Collection 1984/1990. While excluding "Run from Love" single, the video version features "Dancing Queen" music video in addition.

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Direction Video album
1984 "Smalltown Boy" The First Chapter
"Why?"
"It Ain't Necessarily So"
1985 "I Feel Love (Medley)"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b c For peak positions of Bronski Beat's albums in the Austria, use a link depending on a release:
  2. ^ a b c For peak positions of Bronski Beat's albums in the Canada, use a link depending on a release:
  3. ^ a b c For peak positions of Bronski Beat's albums in the Switzerland, use a link depending on a release:
  4. ^ a b c For peak positions of Bronski Beat's albums in the Germany, use a link depending on a release:
  5. ^ a b c For peak positions of Bronski Beat's albums in the France, search for his releases using the link:
  6. ^ a b c For peak positions of Bronski Beat's albums in the Italy, use a link depending on a release:
  7. ^ a b c For peak positions of Bronski Beat's albums in the Netherlands, use a link depending on a release:
  8. ^ a b c For peak positions of Bronski Beat's albums in the New Zealand, use a link depending on a release:
  9. ^ a b c For peak positions of Bronski Beat's albums in the United Kingdom, use a link depending on a release:
  10. ^ a b c d For peak positions of Bronski Beat's albums in the United States, use a link depending on a release:
  11. ^ a b For music recording sales certifications received by Somerville in Canada, use the CRIA link:
  12. ^ a b c For music recording sales certifications received by Somerville in France, use a link depending on a release and/or search for his awards using the SNEP link, respectively:
  13. ^ a b c d e f For music recording sales certifications received by Somerville in the United Kingdom, search for his awards using the IFPI link:
  14. ^ a b For peak positions of Bronski Beat's albums in the Sweden, use a link depending on a release:
  15. ^
  16. ^ For peak positions of Bronski Beat's albums in the Hungary, use a link depending on a release:
  17. ^ a b For peak positions of Bronski Beat's singles in the Austria, use a link depending on a release:
  18. ^ a b For peak positions of Bronski Beat's singles in the Canada, use a link depending on a release:
  19. ^ a b For peak positions of Bronski Beat's singles in the Switzerland, use a link depending on a release:
  20. ^ a b For peak positions of Bronski Beat's singles in the Germany, use a link depending on a release:
  21. ^ a b For peak positions of Bronski Beat's singles in the France, use a link depending on a release:
  22. ^ a b For peak positions of Bronski Beat's singles in the Netherlands, use a link depending on a name of lead artist:
  23. ^ a b For peak positions of Bronski Beat's singles in the Netherlands, use a link depending on a release:
  24. ^ a b For peak positions of Bronski Beat's singles in the New Zealand, use a link depending on a release:
  25. ^ a b For peak positions of Bronski Beat's singles in the United Kingdom, use a link depending on a release:
  26. ^ a b c For peak positions of Bronski Beat's singles on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play, use a link depending on a release:
  27. ^ a b For peak positions of Bronski Beat's singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, use a link depending on a release:
  28. ^ a b c d e f For peak positions of Bronski Beat's singles in the Ireland, search for a specific release using the link below:
  29. ^ a b c d For peak positions of Bronski Beat's singles on the Belgian VRT Top 30, use a link depending on a release:
  30. ^ a b c d e For peak positions of Bronski Beat's singles on the U.S. Hot Dance Singles Sales, use a link depending on a release:
  31. ^ a b c Music Video Directors

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