Buck Owens discography

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Buck Owens discography
Releases
Studio albums 39
Live albums 9
Compilation albums 16
Singles 97
B-sides 12
No. 1 Singles (USA) 21

The discography of Buck Owens, an American country music artist, consists of 39 studio albums, 16 compilation albums, 9 live albums, 97 singles, and 12 B-sides. After recording under the name Corky Jones, and releasing a string of singles in the mid-1950s, Owens signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in February 1957.[1]

After releasing a series of singles over four years, Owens issued his first studio album in 1961 entitled, Buck Owens Sings Harlan Howard, which included the #2 country hit, "Foolin' Around." In 1962, Owens's second effort, You're for Me, would also gain success after spawning three major hits, which would be followed by 1963's On the Bandstand. The songs "Act Naturally" and "Love's Gonna Live Here", released from his album The Best of Buck Owens (1963), would become the first of 21 number one singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.[1] The songs set the trend for a series of Top 10 hits on the Billboard country chart, including 13 number one singles, including "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail", "Buckaroo" and "Open Up Your Heart".

During the 1960s and 1970s, Owens also issued a string of live albums, beginning with Carnegie Hall Concert (1966), which reached #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. This was followed by 1967's In Japan!, Buck Owens in London "Live" (1969), and Buck Owens Live in Scandinavia (1970). He had major hits in 1970 and 1971 with "The Kansas City Song", "I Wouldn't Live in New York City (If They Gave Me the Whole Damn Town)", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Ruby (Are You Mad)" and "Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms". During this time, Owens also collaborated with upcoming country artist Susan Raye on the albums We're Gonna Get Together (1970) and The Great White Horse (1970). Owens continued to record under Capitol until his contract expired in 1975 with the release of 41st Street Lonely Heart's Club.

In 1975, Owens signed with Warner Bros. Records and began recording in Nashville, Tennessee. He gained less creative control of his material, and his singles peaked in gradually lower chart positions. He issued two albums under the label: Buck 'Em (1976) and Our Old Mansion (1977). In 1979, his duet with Emmylou Harris, "Play Together Again, Again", reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. After leaving the label at the beginning of the 1980s, Owens semi-retired from the music business, but returned with Dwight Yoakam in 1988 for the duet "Streets of Bakersfield". The song became his first number one single since 1972's "Made in Japan", providing Owens a comeback.[1] With the success of the single, Owens returned to recording under Capitol with 1988's Hot Dog, Act Naturally (1989), and Kickin' In (1991).

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions[2]
US Country US
Buck Owens Sings Harlan Howard
  • Release date: August 28, 1961
  • Label: Capitol
You're for Me
  • Release date: October 1, 1962
  • Label: Capitol
On the Bandstand
  • Release date: April 29, 1963
  • Label: Capitol
Buck Owens Sings Tommy Collins
  • Release date: November 11, 1963
  • Label: Capitol
Together Again
  • Release date: July 20, 1964
  • Label: Capitol
1 88
I Don't Care
  • Release date: November 2, 1964
  • Label: Capitol
1 135
I've Got a Tiger by the Tail
  • Release date: March 10, 1965
  • Label: Capitol
1 43
Before You Go
  • Release date: July 26, 1965
  • Label: Capitol
1
The Instrumental Hits of
Buck Owens and His Buckaroos
  • Release date: July 26, 1965
  • Label: Capitol
4
Roll Out the Red Carpet
  • Release date: February 7, 1966
  • Label: Capitol
1 106
Dust on Mother's Bible
  • Release date: May 2, 1966
  • Label: Capitol
1
Open Up Your Heart
  • Release date: December 27, 1966
  • Label: Capitol
1
Your Tender Loving Care
  • Release date: August 7, 1967
  • Label: Capitol
1 177
It Takes People Like You
  • Release date: January 2, 1968
  • Label: Capitol
1
Sweet Rosie Jones
  • Release date: July 1, 1968
  • Label: Capitol
2
The Guitar Player
  • Release date: 1968
  • Label: Capitol
27
I've Got You on My Mind Again
  • Release date: December 30, 1968
  • Label: Capitol
19 199
Tall Dark Stranger
  • Release date: September 29, 1969
  • Label: Capitol
2 122
Big in Vegas
  • Release date: December 29, 1969
  • Label: Capitol
9 141
Your Mother's Prayer
  • Release date: March 2, 1970
  • Label: Capitol
198
The Kansas City Song
  • Release date: July 6, 1970
  • Label: Capitol
10 196
I Wouldn't Live in New York City
  • Release date: 1970
  • Label: Capitol
12 190
Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • Release date: February 15, 1971
  • Label: Capitol
11
Ruby
  • Release date: June 21, 1971
  • Label: Capitol
9
In the Palm of Your Hand[A]
  • Release date: January 8, 1973
  • Label: Capitol
21
Ain't It Amazing Gracie
  • Release date: March 14, 1973
  • Label: Capitol
17
Arms Full of Empty
  • Release date: 1973
  • Label: Capitol
32
It's a Monster's Holiday
  • Release date: 1974
  • Label: Capitol
10
41st Street Lonely Heart's Club
  • Release date: May 6, 1975
  • Label: Capitol
21
Buck 'Em
Our Old Mansion
  • Release date: 1977
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
Hot Dog
  • Release date: 1988
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
37
Act Naturally
  • Release date: 1989
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
Kickin' In
  • Release date: 1991
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Holiday albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US
[2]
Christmas with Buck Owens
  • Release date: October 4, 1965
  • Label: Capitol
12
Christmas Shopping
  • Release date: October 7, 1968
  • Label: Capitol
31

Collaborations[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions[2]
US Country US
We're Gonna Get Together
(with Susan Raye)
  • Release date: April 6, 1970
  • Label: Capitol
10 154
The Great White Horse
(with Susan Raye)
  • Release date: September 8, 1970
  • Label: Capitol
22
Merry Christmas from Buck Owens
and Susan Raye
(with Susan Raye)
  • Release date: 1971
  • Label: Capitol
Too Old to Cut Mustard
(with Buddy Alan)
  • Release date: January 2, 1972
  • Label: Capitol
35
The Good 'Ol Days (Are Here Again)
(with Susan Raye)
  • Release date: July 1973
  • Label: Capitol
29
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions[2]
US Country US
Carnegie Hall Concert
  • Release date: July 26, 1966
  • Label: Capitol
1 114
In Japan!
  • Release date: May 1, 1967
  • Label: Capitol
1
Buck Owens in London "Live"
  • Release date: June 2, 1969
  • Label: Capitol
5 113
Buck Owens Live in Scandinavia
  • Release date: 1970
  • Label: Capitol
Live at John Ascuga's Nugget
  • Release date: 1972
  • Label: Capitol
3
Live at the White House
  • Release date: 1972
  • Label: Capitol
10
Live in New Zealand
  • Release date: 1974
  • Label: Capitol
Live at the Sydney Opera House
  • Release date: 1974
  • Label: Capitol
Live in Austin, TX
  • Release date: 2007
  • Label: New West
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country
[2]
Buck Owens
  • Release date: 1960
  • Label: La Brea
Buck Owens
  • Release date: January 30, 1961
  • Label: Capitol
The Fabulous Country Music
Sound of Buck Owens
  • Release date: 1962
  • Label: Starday
The Best of Buck Owens@
  • Release date: June 1, 1964
  • Label: Capitol
2
Best of Buck Owens, Vol. 2
  • Release date: April 1, 1968
  • Label: Capitol
5
Best of Buck Owens, Vol. 3
  • Release date: 1969
  • Label: Capitol
12
Merry Hee Haw Christmas
  • Release date: 1970
  • Label: Capitol
34
The Best of Buck Owens, Vol. 4
  • Release date: October 4, 1971
  • Label: Capitol
17
The Best of Buck and Susan
(with Susan Raye)
  • Release date: 1972
  • Label: Capitol
15
The Best of Buck Owens, Vol. 5
  • Release date: 1974
  • Label: Capitol
35
The Best of Buck Owens, Vol. 6
  • Release date: 1976
  • Label: Capitol
34
The Very Best of Buck Owens, Vol. 1
  • Release date: 1994
  • Label: Rhino
The Very Best of Buck Owens, Vol. 2
  • Release date: 1994
  • Label: Rhino
21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate Collection
  • Release date: August 1, 2006
  • Label: Rhino
55
Coloring Book (EP)
  • Release date: April 21, 2012
  • Label: Omnivore
63
Honky Tonk Man:
Buck Sings Country Classics
  • Release date: January 23, 2013
  • Label: Omnivore
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

- @ also made the Hot 100 position 46

Singles[edit]

1950s[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
[4][5]
Album
US Country
1956 "Down on the Corner of Love" The Fabulous Country Music
Sound of Buck Owens
"Right After the Dance"
1957 "Hot Dog" (as Corky Jones) non-album singles
"I'd Rather Have You" (with Pauline Parker)
"There Goes My Heart"
"Country Girl (Leaving Dirty Tracks)"
"Come Back"
1958 "Sweet Thing"
"I'll Take a Chance on Loving You" Buck Owens
1959 "Second Fiddle" 24
"Under Your Spell Again" 4
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1960s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
[4][5]
Album
US Country US CAN Country CAN
1960 "Above and Beyond" 3 Buck Owens
"Excuse Me (I Think I've Got a Heartache)" 2
1961 "Foolin' Around" 2 113 Buck Owens Sings Harlan Howard
"Under the Influence of Love" 2 You're for Me
1962 "Nobody's Fool But Yours" 11
"Save the Last Dance for Me" 11 Together Again
"Kickin' Our Hearts Around" 8 On the Bandstand
"You're for Me" 10 You're for Me
1963 "Act Naturally" 1 The Best of Buck Owens
"Love's Gonna Live Here" 1
1964 "My Heart Skips a Beat" 1 94 Together Again
"I Don't Care (Just as Long as You Love Me)" 1 92 1 I Don't Care
"I've Got a Tiger By the Tail" 1 25 12 I've Got a Tiger By the Tail
1965 "Before You Go" 1 83 Before You Go
"Only You (Can Break My Heart)" 1 120 Your Tender Loving Care
"Buckaroo" 1 60 The Instrumental Hits
of Buck Owens and His Buckaroos
1966 "Waitin' in Your Welfare Line" 1 57 92 Open Up Your Heart
"Think of Me" 1 74
"Open Up Your Heart" 1
"Where Does the Good Times Go" 1 114 It Takes People Like You
1967 "Sam's Place" 1 92 Your Tender Loving Care
"Your Tender Loving Care" 1
"It Takes People Like You
(To Make People Like Me)"
2 114 1 It Takes People Like You
(To Make People Like Me)
1968 "How Long Will My Baby Be Gone" 1 16 Sweet Rosie Jones
"Sweet Rosie Jones" 2 4
"Let the World Keep On a Turnin'" (with Buddy Alan) 7 36 I've Got You on Mind Again
"I've Got You on My Mind Again" 5 6
"Things I Saw Happening at the Fountain" The Guitar Player
1969 "Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass" 1 106 1 Buck Owens in London "Live"
"Johnny B. Goode" (live) 1 114 4
"Tall Dark Stranger" 1 1 Tall Dark Stranger
"Big in Vegas" 5 100 1 Big in Vegas
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1970s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
[4][5]
Album
US Country US CAN Country
1970 "The Kansas City Song" 2 6 The Kansas City Song
"I Wouldn't Live in New York City
(If They Gave Me the Whole Dang Town)"
9 110 I Wouldn't Live in New York City
1971 "Bridge Over Troubled Water" 9 119 8 Bridge Over Troubled Water
"Ruby (Are You Mad)" 3 106 3 Ruby
"Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms" 2 1
1972 "I'll Still Be Waiting for You" (live) 8 8 Live at John Ascuga's Nugget
"Made in Japan" 1 1 In the Palm of Your Hand
"You Ain't Gonna Have 'Ol Buck
to Kick Around No More"
13 11
"In the Palm of Your Hand" 23 23
1973 "Ain't It Amazing Gracie" 14 7 Ain't It Amazing Gracie
"Arms Full of Empty" 27 22 Arms Full of Empty
"Big Game Hunter" 8 7 The Best of Buck Owens, Vol. 5
1974 "On the Cover of Music City News" 9 13 It's a Monster's Holiday
"(It's A) Monster's Holiday" 6 9
"Great Expectations" 8 41
1975 "41st Street Lonely Heart's Club" 19 30 41st Street Lonely Heart's Club
"The Battle of New Orleans" 51 The Best of Buck Owens, Vol. 6
"Country Singer's Prayer"
1976 "Hollywood Waltz" 44 Buck 'Em
"California Okie" 43
1977 "World Famous Holiday Inn" 90 Our Old Mansion
"It's Been a Long, Long Time" 100 Buck 'Em
"Our Old Mansion" 91 Our Old Mansion
"Texas Tornado"
1978 "Nights Are Forever Without You" 27 55 non-album singles
"Do You Wanna Make Love" 80
1979 "Play Together Again, Again" (with Emmylou Harris) 11 44
"Hangin' In and Hangin' On" 30
"Let Jesse Rob the Train" 22 49
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s and 1990s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
[4][5]
Album
US Country CAN Country
1980 "Love Is a Warm Cowboy" 42 non-album singles
"Moonlights and Magnolias" 72
1981 "Without You" 92
1988 "Hot Dog" 46 Hot Dog
1989 "A-11" 54
"Put a Quarter in the Jukebox" 60 60
"Act Naturally" (with Ringo Starr) 27 62 Act Naturally
"Gonna Have Love" (re-recording) 76 79
1990 "Tijuana Lady"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other singles[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart
positions[4][5]
Album
US Country CAN Country
1961 "Mental Cruelty" Rose Maddox 8 non-album singles
1963 "We're the Talk of the Town" 15
1970 "We're Gonna Get Together" Susan Raye 13 6 We're Gonna Get Together
"Togetherness" 12 18
"The Great White Horse" 8 9 The Great White Horse
1971 "Too Old to Cut Mustard" Buddy Alan 29 25 Too Old to Cut Mustard
"Santa's Gonna Come in a Stage Coach" Susan Raye Merry Christmas from Buck Owens and Susan Raye
1972 "Looking Back to See" 13 The Best of Buck and Susan
1973 "The Good Ol' Days Are Here Again" 35 52 The Good Ol' Days (Are Here Again)
1975 "Love Is Strange" 20 47 We're Gonna Get Together
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak positions Album
US Country
[4]
1988 "Streets of Bakersfield" Dwight Yoakam 1 Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room
1997 "(Don't Put Me In) The Ex-Files" The Bellamy Brothers Lonely Planet
1998 "First Redneck on the Internet" Cledus T. Judd Did I Shave My Back for This?
2001 "I Was There" Dwight Yoakam Tomorrow's Sounds Today
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Christmas singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Christmas
[4]
1965 "Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy" 2 Christmas with Buck
1968 "Christmas Shopping" 5 Christmas Shopping

International singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
NLD
1970 "Amsterdam" 13 The Kansas City Song

B-sides[edit]

Year B-side Peak chart
positions[4]
Original A-side
US Country US
1960 "I've Got a Right to Know" 25 "Excuse Me (I Think I've Got a Heartache)"
1961 "High as the Mountains" 27 "Foolin' Around"
"Loose Talk" (with Rose Maddox) 4 "Mental Cruelty"
1962 "I Can't Stop (My Lovin' You)" 17 "Kickin' Our Hearts Around"
1963 "House Down the Block" 24 "You're for Me"
"Sweethearts of Heaven" (with Rose Maddox) 19 "We're the Talk of the Town"
1964 "Together Again" 1 "My Heart Skips a Beat"
"Don't Let Her Know" 33 130 "I Don't Care (Just as Long as You Love Me)"
1965 "Gonna Have Love" 10 "Only You (Can Break My Heart)"
"If You Want a Love" 24 "Buckaroo"
1966 "In the Palm of Your Hand" 43 "Waitin' In Your Welfare Line"
1975 "Weekend Daddy" flip "41st Street Lonely Hearts Club"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1988 "Streets of Bakersfield" (with Dwight Yoakam)[6] Marcus Stevens
1989 "Act Naturally" (with Ringo Starr)
1990 "Act Naturally"[7] Russ Bates
1992 "If You Can't Find a Reason to Be Happy" Michael Salomon
1998 "First Redneck on the Internet" (with Cledus T. Judd)[8] John Lloyd Miller
1999 "The Ex Files" (with The Bellamy Brothers)

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ In the Palm of Your Hand also peaked at number 70 on the RPM Top Albums chart in Canada.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Buck Owens > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Billboard chart positions> albums". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Buck Owens – Best of Buck Owens". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Billboard chart positions > singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Search results for "Buck Owens"". RPM. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  6. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dwight Yoakam : Streets of Bakersfield". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ "CMT : Videos : Buck Owens : Act Naturally". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 29, 2011. 
  8. ^ "CMT : Videos : Cledus T. Judd : First Redneck On The Internet". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 29, 2011.