Dead or Alive discography

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Dead or Alive discography

Dead or Alive frontman Pete Burns
Releases
Studio albums 7
Compilation albums 5
EPs 1
Singles 28
Video albums 2
Music videos 17

The discography of Dead or Alive, a British dance pop group, consists of seven studio albums, four compilation albums, one EP, twenty eight singles, and two video albums.

Formed by frontman Pete Burns in 1980 in Liverpool, England, the band were first signed to the independent Rough Trade label in 1982, though moved to Epic Records the following year.[1] Their debut album, Sophisticated Boom Boom, was released in 1984, producing a series of minor hits in the United Kingdom, most notably their version of "That's the Way (I Like It)" (originally recorded by KC and the Sunshine Band) which gave the band their first UK Top 40 hit. Their second album, Youthquake (1985), reached the UK Top 10 and brought the band international recognition, largely due to the success of the lead single, "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and number 11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1985. The album also contained three other UK Top 40 hits: "Lover Come Back to Me", "In Too Deep", and "My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me to the Doctor)". The band's third album, Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know, was released in 1987, but failed to continue the success of the previous album despite including two UK Top 40 hits.

In 1989, the group released their fourth studio album, Nude, which again failed to sell in their native UK but brought the band success in Japan, spawning three number one singles including 1988's "Turn Around & Count 2 Ten". After the album's official release, two members of the group left with only singer Burns and percussionist Steve Coy remaining.[1] Together, they released three more studio albums: Fan the Flame (Part 1) (1990), Nukleopatra (1995), and Fragile (2000).

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
UK
[2]
AUS
[3]
CAN
[4]
NZ
[5]
SWE
[6]
SWI
[7]
US
[8]
Sophisticated Boom Boom 29
Youthquake
  • Release date: May 1985
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
9 17 8 43 29 10 31
Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know
  • Release date: February 1987
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
27 37 52 21 52
Nude
  • Release date: July 1989
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
54 87 106
Fan the Flame (Part 1)
  • Release date: 13 December 1990
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Nukleopatra
  • Release date: October 1995
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
43
Fragile
  • Release date: 19 September 2000
  • Label: Avex Trax
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
UK
[12]
US
[8]
Rip It Up
  • Release date: 1987
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
195
Star Box
  • Release date: 21 November 1993
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Formats: CD
Evolution: The Hits
  • Release date: 24 June 2003
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Formats: CD
111
12 Inches Collection
That's the Way I Like It:
The Best of Dead or Alive
  • Release date: 25 October 2010
  • Label: Sony UK
  • Formats: CD, LP, music download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Remix albums[edit]

Title Album details
Nude (Remixed, Remodelled, Remixed)
  • Release date: 7 July 1991
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Unbreakable - The Fragile Remixes
  • Release date: 2001
  • Label: Avex Trax
  • Formats: CD

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
Dead or Alive
  • Release date: 1982
  • Label: Black Eyes/Rough Trade
  • Formats: LP, cassette

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
UK
[2]
AUS
[3]
CAN
[13]
GER
[14]
NZ
[15]
SWI
[16]
US
[17]
US Dance
[18]
1980 "I'm Falling" Non-album songs
1981 "Number Eleven"
1982 "It's Been Hours Now"
"Stranger"
1983 "Misty Circles" 100 4 Sophisticated Boom Boom
"What I Want" 88
1984 "I'd Do Anything" 79
"That's the Way (I Like It)" 22 45 28
"What I Want" (re-release) 87
"You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" 1 3 1 2 6 1 11 4 Youthquake
1985 "Lover Come Back to Me" 11 13 95 21 41 5 75 13
"In Too Deep" 14 31 61
"My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me to the Doctor)" 23 41 15
1986 "Brand New Lover" 31 21 27 15 15 1 Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
1987 "Something in My House" 12 19 31 85 3
"Hooked on Love" 69 33
"I'll Save You All My Kisses" 78 47
1988 "Turn Around & Count 2 Ten" 70 30 2 Nude
1989 "Come Home with Me Baby" 62 45 69 1
"Baby Don't Say Goodbye" 6
1991 "Your Sweetness (Is Your Weakness)" Fan the Flame (Part 1)
"Gone 2 Long"
"Unhappy Birthday"
1996 "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" (1996 remix) 28 Nukleopatra
"Sex Drive" 52
2001 "Hit and Run Lover" Fragile
2003 "You Spin Me Round 2003" 23 62 96 21 Evolution: The Hits
2006 "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" (re-release) 5 Youthquake
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other singles[edit]

As International Chrysis[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
UK
[21]
1994 "Rebel Rebel" 76 Nukleopatra

Videography[edit]

Video albums[edit]

Title Album details
Rip It Up Live!
Evolution
  • Release date: 26 December 2005
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Formats: DVD, music download

Music videos[edit]

  • "I'd Do Anything"
  • "That's the Way (I Like It)"
  • "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"(**)
  • "Lover Come Back to Me"(**)
  • "In Too Deep"
  • "My Heart Goes Bang"
  • "Brand New Lover"(**)
  • "Something in My House"(**)
  • "I'll Save You All My Kisses"
  • "Turn Around and Count 2 Ten"(**)
  • "Come Home (With Me Baby)"(**)
  • "Your Sweetness (Is Your Weakness)"
  • "Rebel Rebel"
  • "Sex Drive" (1996 Dead Or Alive version)
  • "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" ('96 Remix)
  • "Hit & Run Lover"
  • "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" (2003 Remix)

(**) These videos were re-edited to the 12" versions for club play.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Chart Stats - Dead or Alive". chartstats.com. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
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  9. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Dead or Alive – Youthquake". Music Canada. 
  10. ^ "British album certifications – Dead or Alive – Youthquake". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Youthquake in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  11. ^ "American album certifications – Dead or Alive – Youthquake". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  12. ^ "Chart Log UK: Asher D. - Dyverse". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  13. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada - Top Singles". RPM. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  14. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts - German Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  15. ^ "charts.org.nz - New Zealand charts portal". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  16. ^ "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  17. ^ "Dead or Alive Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  18. ^ "Dead or Alive Album & Song Chart History - Dance/Club Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  19. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round". Music Canada. 
  20. ^ "British single certifications – Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter You Spin Me Round in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Click Go
  21. ^ "Chart Log UK: I Am Kloot - I Wayne". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 September 2010.