Carole King discography

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This is a list of albums and singles recorded by Carole King. She has had three number one albums and seven top 10 albums.

Carole King discography
Releases
Studio albums 17
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 7
Soundtracks 1

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[1]
CAN
[2]
JPN
[3]
NOR
[4]
UK
[5]
1970 Writer
  • Released: May 1970
  • Label: Ode
84 67
1971 Tapestry
  • Released: February 10, 1971[6][A]
  • Label: Ode
1 1 29 8 4
1971 Music
  • Released: December 1971
  • Label: Ode
1 2 28 10 18
1972 Rhymes and Reasons
  • Released: November 1972
  • Label: Ode
2 1 34 40
1973 Fantasy
  • Released: June 1973
  • Label: Ode
6 7 21
1974 Wrap Around Joy
  • Released: September 1974
  • Label: Ode
1 1 73
1976 Thoroughbred
  • Released: 1976
  • Label: Ode
3 29 72
1977 Simple Things
  • Released: July 1977
  • Label: Avatar / Capitol
17 27
1978 Welcome Home
  • Released: May 1978
  • Label: Avatar / Capitol
104
1979 Touch the Sky
  • Released: 1979
  • Label: Capitol
104 62
1980 Pearls: Songs of Goffin and King
  • Released: 1980
  • Label: Capitol
44 66
1982 One to One 119
1983 Speeding Time
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: Atlantic
1989 City Streets
  • Released: April 1989
  • Label: Capitol
111 66
1993 Colour of Your Dreams
  • Released: July 25, 1993
  • Label: Rhythm Safari / Kings X
2001 Love Makes the World 158 90 86[16]
2011 A Holiday Carole
  • Released: November 1, 2011
  • Label: Rockingale / Hear Music
52
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
1975 Really Rosie
  • Released: February 1975
  • Label: Ode
20

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US AUS CAN JPN UK NL[17] NOR[4] SPN[18] NZ[19]
1994 In Concert
  • Released: March 1, 1994
  • Label: Rhythm Safari
94
1996 The Carnegie Hall Concert: June 18, 1971
2005 The Living Room Tour
  • Released: July 12, 2005
  • Label: Hear Music/Rockingale
17 51[20]
2010 Live at the Troubadour (with James Taylor)
  • Release date: May 4, 2010
  • Label: Hear Music/Concord Music Group
4[22] 16 19 33[23] 76 24 39 17
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Holiday albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US US Holiday
2011 A Holiday Carole 52[25] 8[26]
"—" denotes that release has not charted

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US UK
1978 Her Greatest Hits: Songs of Long Ago
  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Ode
47
1994 A Natural Woman: The Ode Collection (1968–1976)
  • Released: September 13, 1994
  • Label: Epic/Sony Legacy
31
1994 Time Gone By
  • Label: Priority
1998 Goin' Back
  • Released: June 2, 1998
  • Label: Sony
2000 Super Hits
  • Released: May 9, 2000
  • Label: Sony
2006 Collections
  • Released: March 7, 2006
  • Label: Sony
2010 The Essential Carole King
  • Released: May 25, 2010
  • Label:Ode/Epic/Legacy
2012 The Legendary Demos
  • Released: April 24, 2012
  • Label:Hear Music
56[29]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

As member of a band[edit]

Year Album Details Band Sales Certifications
1968 Now That Everything's Been Said
  • Label: Ode/Epic/Legacy
The City

Deluxe Editions[edit]

Year Album details Bonus material
2007 Love Makes the World: Deluxe Edition
  • Label: Rockingale Records
Second disc with music videos, new songs, and interviews with Carole King
2008 Tapestry - Legacy Edition
  • Label: Ode/Epic/Legacy
Second disc with live versions of every song except "Where You Lead."

Tribute albums[edit]

Year Album Certification Certification date Notes
1995 Tapestry Revisited - A Tribute to Carole King Gold June 12, 1996
2002 Carole King Tribute: A New Tapestry

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions[1][30] Album
US US AC UK IRE SWI CAN[31] AUS BEL POL
1958 "Right Girl"/"Goin' Wild" non-album single
1958 "Baby Sittin'"/"Under the Stars" non-album single
1959 "Oh Neil"/"A Very Special Boy" non-album single
1959 "Short Mort"/"Queen of the Beach" non-album single
1962 "School Bells Are Ringing"/"I Didn't Have Any Summer Romance" 125 non-album single
1962 "It Might As Well Rain Until September/Nobody's Perfect" 22 3 12 Dimension Dolls
1964 "He's a Bad Boy"/"We Grew Up Together" 94
1966 "A Road to Nowhere"/"Some of Your Loving" non-album single
1971 "It's Too Late"/"I Feel the Earth Move"[B][C] 1 1 6 8 1 5 Tapestry
1971 "So Far Away"/"Smackwater Jack" 14 3/— 138[32]/— 17
1972 "Sweet Seasons" 9 2 12 19 Music
"Been to Canaan" 24 1 15 Rhymes and Reasons
1973 "Believe in Humanity" 28 44 Fantasy
"You Light Up My Life" 67 6 44
"Corazon" 37 5 28 24
1974 "Jazzman" 2 4 5 Wrap Around Joy
1975 "Nightingale" 9 1
1976 "Only Love Is Real" 28 1 53 Thoroughbred
"High Out of Time" 76 40
1977 "Hard Rock Cafe" 30 8 12 23 18 Simple Things
"Simple Things" 37
1978 "Morning Sun" 43 Welcome Home
1980 "One Fine Day" 12 11 86 Pearls: Songs of Goffin and King
1982 "One to One" 45 20 One to One
1989 "City Streets" 14 92 City Streets
1992 "Now and Forever" 18 39 Colour of Your Dreams
2001 "Love Makes the World" Love Makes the World
2007 "Girl Power" non-album single
2013 "I Believe in Loving You" non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Notes
  • A^ A specific release date is often not given or an incorrect date is often given. However, the correct date of release is February 10, 1971, as verified by Carole King's official website.
  • B^ Certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
  • C^ "I Feel the Earth Move" is not certified Gold while "It's Too Late" is.

Other singles[edit]

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Album
1998 "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan,
Aretha Franklin, and Shania Twain
VH1 Divas Live 1998
"You've Got a Friend" Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, and Shania Twain

Video albums[edit]

Year Title Certification
1982 One to One
1994 In Concert
2007 Welcome to My Living Room

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