Cher singles discography

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Cher singles discography

Cher performing "Believe" during the Dressed to Kill Tour in 2014
Releases
Singles 83
Promotional singles 11
Other appearances 17

The singles discography of American singer-actress Cher consists of seventy-three official singles as well as twenty promotional singles and eleven other appearances. For Cher's albums discography, see Cher albums discography. Unless otherwise noted, U.S. chart positions indicate the work's peak on the Billboard single chart or Hot 100.

On the Billboard Hot 100, she has achieved: 4 #1 singles, 12 Top 10 singles, 22 Top 40 singles and a total of 33 charted singles as a solo artist, and combined with the entries she has had as part of a duo Sonny & Cher: 5 #1 singles, 17 Top 10 singles, 32 Top 40 hits and a total of 51 singles which charted on the Billboard Hot 100.

Cher is #5 female artist with the most Billboard Hot 100 charted singles, making her one of few women in the rock era with that many chart entries. She has reached the Top 10 on the Hot 100 during each of four decades—the 1960s, '70s, '80s and '90s—placing her in a tie for second place in that category as of May 2014, alongside Madonna, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, and Aerosmith and behind only Michael Jackson. Cher's span of top 10 records on the Hot 100 stretches for a total of 33 years, one month and three weeks (not counting the Sonny and Cher hits "I Got You Babe" and "Baby Don't Go"), from "Bang Bang" in 1966 to "Believe" in 1999, placing her in third place in that category as of May 2014, behind only Jackson and Carlos Santana.[1]

Cher has had a total of 15 number one hits and a total of 33 top ten hits on all Billboard charts combined. Cher's career as a recording artist spans six decades and is the only artist (counting Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe") to have a number-one single on a Billboard chart in each of those past six decades. This feat was accomplished when "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" reached number one on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart the week of January 19, 2011.

In the UK, she is the only female artist to have a top 40 hit in six consecutive decades. She has had a total of 34 top 40 hits, beginning with "All I Really Want To Do" in 1965 through "I Hope You Find It" in 2013.[2]

Singles[edit]

1960s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
US
[3]
AUS
[4]
AUT
[5]
NZ
[6]
NLD
[7]
SWE
[8]
CAN
[9]
GER
[10]
IRE
[11]
UK
[12]
1965 "All I Really Want to Do" 15 68 15 13 26 9 All I Really Want to Do
"Where Do You Go" 25 95 5 17 The Sonny Side of Chér
1966 "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" 2 11 6 16 4 2 9 17 3 3
"Alfie" 32 96 26 Chér
"I Feel Something in the Air" 89 43
"Sunny" 2 4 32
"Behind the Door" 97 74 With Love, Chèr
"Mama (When My Dollies Have Babies)" [A] 45
1967 "Hey Joe" 94
"You Better Sit Down Kids" 9 100 7
1968 "The Click Song" 84 Backstage
"Take Me for a Little While"
"Yours Until Tomorrow" Non-album single
1969 "For What It's Worth" [B] 88 3614 Jackson Highway
"I Walk on Guilded Splinters" / "Chastity's Song (Band of Thieves)" 3614 Jackson Highway / Chastity
"The First Time" 3614 Jackson Highway
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

1970s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
US
[3]
U.S. AC
[3]
AUS
[4]
NZ
[6]
NLD
[7]
SWE
[8]
CAN
[9]
GER
[10]
IRE
[11]
UK
[12]
1971 "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" 1 6 5 2 23 1 25 3 4 Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves
1972 "The Way of Love" 7 2 42 6 2
"Living in a House Divided" 22 2 61 17 Foxy Lady
"Don't Hide Your Love" 46 19 44
1973 "Am I Blue?" [C] Bittersweet White Light
"Half-Breed" 1 3 4 1 6 1 29 1 Half-Breed
1974 "Dark Lady" 1 3 11 11 15 1 2 36 Dark Lady
"Train of Thought" 27 9 84 18
"I Saw a Man and He Danced with His Wife" 42 3 31
"Rescue Me" 82
"A Woman's Story" 88 Non-album single
1975 "Geronimo's Cadillac" Stars
1976 "Long Distance Love Affair" I'd Rather Believe in You
1977 "Pirate" 93 Cherished
"War Paint and Soft Feathers"
1979 "Take Me Home" 8 19 18 10 Take Me Home
"Wasn't It Good" 49 65
"It's Too Late (To Love Me Now)"
"Hell on Wheels" 59 Prisoner
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

** "It's Too Late (To Love Me Now)" charted on the US Country singles chart at #87.

1980s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
US
[3]
U.S. Sales U.S. AC
[3]
AUS
[4][17]
NZ
[6]
NLD
[7]
SWE
[8]
CAN
[9]
IRE
[11]
UK
[12]
1981 "Dead Ringer for Love"[D] (Meat Loaf & Cher) 65 32 16 2 5 Dead Ringer
1982 "Rudy" I Paralyze
"I Paralyze"
1987 "I Found Someone" 10 8 33 8 94 14 4 5 Cher
1988 "We All Sleep Alone" 14 12 11 76 27 4 47
"Skin Deep" 79
1989 "After All" (Cher and Peter Cetera) 6 4 1 50 6 24 84 Chances Are
"If I Could Turn Back Time" 3 2 1 1 3 4 11 2 6 6 Heart of Stone
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

1990s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
US
[3]
U.S. Sales U.S. Club
[3]
U.S. AC
[3]
AUS
[4][17]
AUT
[5]
CAN
[9]
GER
[10]
IRE
[11]
UK
[12]
1990 "Just Like Jesse James" 8 6 9 14 8 38 10 11 Heart of Stone
"Heart of Stone" 20 21 30 60 26 24 43
"You Wouldn't Know Love" 29 55
"Baby I'm Yours" 89 Mermaids
"The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)"[E] 33 23 50 7 4 1 21 3 1 1
1991 "Love and Understanding" 17 45 3 23 6 8 20 3 10 Love Hurts
"Save Up All Your Tears" 37 59 16 18 32 56 30 37
"Love Hurts" 43
1992 "Could've Been You" 75 31
"When Lovers Become Strangers" 15 37
"Oh No Not My Baby" 30 52 33 Greatest Hits: 1965-1992
"Whenever You're Near" 72
1993 "Many Rivers to Cross" (live from The Mirage) 37
"I Got You Babe" (Cher & Beavis and Butt-head) [F] 35 The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience
1995 "Love Can Build a Bridge"
(Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry with Eric Clapton)
18 62 1 Non-album single
"Walking in Memphis" 17 62 63 11 It's a Man's World
1996 "One by One" 52 64 7 9 22 13 7
"Not Enough Love in the World" 31
"The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" 26
"Paradise Is Here" 11
1998 "Believe" 1 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 Believe
1999 "Strong Enough" 57 35 1 29 11 4 30 3 2 5
"All or Nothing" 38 1 62 38 44 7 12
"Dov'è l'amore" 5 49 38 31 21
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

2000s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
US
[3]
U.S. Sales U.S. Club
[3]
U.S. AC
[3]
AUS
[17]
AUT
[5]
CAN
[9]
GER
[10]
IRE
[11]
UK
[12]
2001 "Più Che Puoi" (Eros Ramazzotti & Cher) 61 Stilelibero
"The Music's No Good Without You" 11 19 23 24 5 27 25 8 Living Proof
2002 "Alive Again" 27
"Song for the Lonely" 85 7 1 11 18
"A Different Kind of Love Song" 11 1 30
2003 "When the Money's Gone" 7 1
"Love One Another" 7 2
"Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" (Rod Stewart & Cher) 17 As Time Goes By: The Great American Songbook, Volume II
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

2010s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
US
[3]
U.S. Club
[3][27]
U.S. AC
[3][28]
AUS
[17]
AUT
[5]
CAN
[9]
GER
[10]
SWI
[29]
IRE
[11]
UK
[12]
2010 "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" 1 91 Burlesque: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
2013 "Woman's World" [G] 1 28 77 60 66 26 129 Closer to the Truth
"I Hope You Find It" 17 43 49 26 39 25
"Take It Like a Man" 2
2014 "I Walk Alone" 2

Notes:

  • A ^ "Mama (When My Dollies Have Babies)" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 but entered the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at number twenty-four.
  • B ^ "For What It's Worth" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 but entered the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at number twenty-five.
  • C ^ "Am I Blue?" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 but entered the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at number eleven.
  • D ^ "Dead Ringer for Love" was re-released in 1991 in United Kingdom and reached number fifty-three.[31] The song was a duet with Meat Loaf; Cher is uncredited on the song.[32]
  • E ^ "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" did not enter the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. However it did chart on the Hot Dance Single Sales chart in 1997.
  • F ^ The "I Got You Babe" duet with Beavis and Butt-head did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 but entered the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at number eight. It also reached number 34 on Radio & Records magazine's CHR/Pop Tracks chart.
  • G ^ "Woman's World" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 but entered the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at number twenty five.

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Song Notes
1964 "Ringo, I Love You"
  • The first song recorded by Cher as a solo artist.[33] It was released only as a promotional single (Annette Records 1000) under the pseudonym Bonnie Jo Mason.[33]
"Dream Baby"
  • From her 1965 debut studio album All I Really Want to Do. The song was used as a promo single and was released as Cherilyn.[34]
1967 "Ma Piano (Per Non Svegliarmi)"
  • Non-album Italian-language single.
1970 "Superstar"
  • The final song that Cher recorded under the Atco Records label was the Stan Vincent produced "Superstar".[35] The song appeared on a one-sided white label DJ promotional single.[35]
"(Just Enough to Keep Me) Hangin' On"
  • The mono version was released as a one-sided white label DJ promotional single.[35]
1971 "Don't Put It on Me"
  • B-side to the 1972 single "The Way of Love". "Don't Put It On Me" was released only for radio station in North America. In UK the song was released on April 7, 1971,[36] also here as a 7" promotional single.
1973 "Carousel Man"
  • "Carousel Man" is a U.S. promo single from the album Half-Breed. It was issued only to radio DJs in 1973 as a single and charted at #41 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. It also charted on Canadian singles chart, reaching number 83.
1979 "Holdin' Out for Love"
  • From the 1979 studio album Prisoner. "Holdin' Out for Love" was released as a promotional single in North America, UK and Japan. In North America it was released as a DJ promo,[37] in UK "Outrageous" is on its B-side,[38] while "Boys and Girls" was the B-side of the Japanese single.[39]
1980 "Bad Love"
  • This track was released as a promotional single from the soundtrack of the film Foxes in 1980 and reached No. 30 on the U.S. Dance/Club Play Billboard Chart the same year.
1988 "Bang Bang"
  • The rock version from the Cher album was released as a promo single in 1988 in the US.
1988 "Main Man"
  • Originally to be released as the fifth and final single from Cher. The song was released only as a promotional single for North America and Canada. In Canada the song was released as a 7" single,[40] while in North America as a one-track CD.[41]
1999 "The Star Spangled Banner" (live)
2000 "If I Could Turn Back Time" (Almighty Definitive Mix)
  • From the 1989 studio album Heart of Stone. The song was later remixed for the UK 12" Vinyl Promo Almighty v Cher, released by Eternal/WEA.[44] The 12" contains two other mixes of "If I Could Turn Back Time" and mixes of "Believe" and "One by One".[44]
2003 "Human"
  • Recorded for the film Stuck on You, in which Cher starred. An official soundtrack was not released, apart from on a German promotional CD called "Unzertrennlich". A promotional single of "Human" was also released to DJs.

Non-album B-sides[edit]

The following songs were released as the B-sides to Cher singles but none has been released as a single in its own right; nor have any appeared on albums listed on the Cher albums discography or other releases included in Other appearances (e.g. "Trail of Broken Hearts" appeared on the Days of Thunder soundtrack).

Year Song A-side
1966 "She's No Better Than Me" "Alfie"
1969 "The Thought of Loving You" "Yours Until Tomorrow"
"You've Made Me So Very Happy" "The First Time"
1974 "Baby, I Love You" "A Woman's Story"
1989 "Some Guys" "If I Could Turn Back Time"
1993 "Tougher Than the Rest" (live) "Many Rivers to Cross" (live)
"Fire Down Below" (live)
"Takin' It to the Streets" (live)

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Notes
1975 "A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Every Day)"
1978 "Living in Sin"
  • Performed by Gene Simmons on his debut studio album, Gene Simmons. Cher sang only in one verse on backing vocals as the telephone groupie.[46]
1990 "Trail of Broken Hearts"
1992 "Just Begin Again"
1994 "It Ain't Necessarily So"
1996 "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes"
  • Appears on the compilation For Our Children Too!: To Benefit Pediatric AIDS Foundation.[48]
1999 "Don't Come Cryin' to Me"
"Crimson and Clover"
"Proud Mary" (live)
"If I Could Turn Back Time" (live)
  • A live performance for Divas Live '99 also appeared on the album.
"Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"
"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
  • Cher performed the song in character as Elsa Morganthal in Tea with Mussolini. The soundtrack was not released.
2000 "Tell Me (You're Coming Back)"
  • Performed by rock band Majic Ship from the album Songwaves Project, Cher sings backing vocals.[51]
2002 "Believe" (live)
  • A live performance for Divas Las Vegas appeared on the album release of the concert.
"(This Is) A Song for the Lonely" (live)
  • A live performance for Divas Las Vegas also appeared on the album.
"Heartbreak Hotel" (live)
  • Cher contributed to the Elvis Presley medley at Divas Las Vegas. Also appeared on the album.
2011 "More Than a Feeling"
  • A cover of the song was recorded by the cast of the film, Zookeeper, including Cher, and appears over the picture's end titles. It was not released.
2012 "Silver Wings"
  • A duet with Cher's goddaughter Jesse Jo Stark, the Merle Haggard cover was released on Cher's YouTube site. It was a "birthday present" to Stark's father, Richard Stark, and a "gift" for Cher fans who were awaiting the as-yet unnamed Closer to the Truth album.
2013 "I'm Just Your Yesterday"
  • A duet with Cher's mother, Georgia Holt, to appear on Holt's album Honky Tonk Woman.[52] The song was recorded in 2011, with a snippet of the duet being recorded, for a television special entitled Dear Mom, Love Cher, leaked that year.[53]
"The Greatest Thing"
  • A duet with Lady Gaga. Recorded in 2012, Cher stated in 2013 the song would not be released due to disaffection by Gaga with the result. A demo version of the duet leaked in August 2013.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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  2. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/lawson-and-onerepublic-take-on-miley-cyrus-for-number-1-2548/
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  4. ^ a b c d Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
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  6. ^ a b c Official New Zealand Music Chart
  7. ^ a b c Dutch Top 40
  8. ^ a b c Sverigetopplistan
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  10. ^ a b c d e "Cher Singles Discography". Media Control Charts. Musicline.de. 1966–2002. Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
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  12. ^ a b c d e f "Cher Singles Discography". The Official Charts Company. Chartstats.com. 1965–2005. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  13. ^ "Cher - Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves". Recording Industry Association of America. 1971-11-19. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 
  14. ^ "Cher - Half-Breed". Recording Industry Association of America. 1973-10-12. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 
  15. ^ "Cher - Dark Lady". Recording Industry Association of America. 1973-03-22. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 
  16. ^ "Cher - Take Me Home". Recording Industry Association of America. 1979-05-03. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 
  17. ^ a b c d "Cher Singles Discography". Australian Recording Industry Association. Australian-charts.com at Hung Medien. 1966–2005. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  18. ^ a b c d e "BPI - Certified Awards Search - Artist: Cher". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  19. ^ "Cher and Peter Cetera - After All". Recording Industry Association of America. 1989-06-01. Retrieved 2009-12-11. 
  20. ^ "Cher - If I Could Turn Back Time". Recording Industry Association of America. 1989-09-20. Retrieved 2009-12-11. 
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  25. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Believe')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  26. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank" (in German). Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
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  29. ^ http://www.hitparade.ch/showitem.asp?interpret=Cher&titel=Believe&cat=a
  30. ^ http://media.wix.com/ugd/ff1e07_13cc06642b654b95979ea5d7fb76d27a.pdf
  31. ^ "Meat Loaf – Dead Ringer for Love". The Official Charts Company. ChartStats.com. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  32. ^ Rees, Crampton 1991, p. 96
  33. ^ a b Coplon & Cher 1999, p. 92
  34. ^ Taraborrelli 1992, p. 49
  35. ^ a b c "Cher - 3614 Jackson Highway - ATCO Home Page". Atco Records. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  36. ^ Cher – "Don't Put It On Me" / "Classified 1A" (MCA/Decca Records MU 1137), Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  37. ^ Cher – "Holdin' Out For Love" DJ Promo (Casablanca Records NB-2228), Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  38. ^ Cher – "Holdin' Out For Love" / "Outrageous" (Casablanca Records CAN1009), Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  39. ^ Cher – "Holdin' Out For Love" / "Boys and Girls" (Philips Records SFL-2467), Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  40. ^ Cher – "Main Man" / "Hard Enough Getting Over You" (Geffen Records 92 77 427-A), Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  41. ^ Cher – "Main Man" (Geffen Records PRO-CD-3284), Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  42. ^ Mitchell Fink, Emily Gest (19999-01-31). "Cher's Bowl Anthem is an instant replay". Daily News. Retrieved 2010-01-12. 
  43. ^ Taylor, Chuck (1999-07-10). "CHER The Star Spangled Banner (2:01)". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-01-20. 
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  51. ^ "Majic Ship Audio Files". ronwikso.com. Retrieved 2009-12-11. 
  52. ^ http://www.facebook.com/DearMomLoveCher/posts/126201010902454
  53. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bwRqlGUcmk

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