Dean Martin discography
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This article contains a listing of Dean Martin's original singles, LPs, and compilations from his career. Martin recorded his first single, "Which Way Did My Heart Go" / "All of Me", for the small Diamond Records in July 1946. The majority of the singer's recordings were released on Capitol Records (1948–1961) and later on Frank Sinatra's Reprise Records (1962–1974). Martin had many hit singles during his lifetime, but only two went to No. 1 on the pop charts – "Memories Are Made of This" in 1956 and "Everybody Loves Somebody" nearly a decade later. A close runner-up was "That's Amore", which stalled at No. 2. Other Top Tens included "Powder Your Face with Sunshine" (No. 10), "Return to Me" (No. 4), "The Door Is Still Open to My Heart" (No. 6), and "I Will" (No. 10).
After "Volare" reached No. 12 in August 1958, Martin experienced a bleak six-year period in his recording career without any significant single activity, exacerbated by changing pop trends and his focus on movie roles. Inexplicably, a song strongly associated with Martin, "Ain't That a Kick in the Head," never charted when released as a single. His highest-charting single during that span was "On an Evening in Roma" which barely registered at No. 59. It would take "Everybody Loves Somebody" to rejuvenate his chart decline.
"Everybody Loves Somebody" also introduced Martin to the Easy Listening charts. From 1964 to 1969, he had great success there, as 20 of his singles reached the Top Ten. The final year that the singer had any significant chart success on either chart was 1969, with "Gentle on My Mind", "I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am", and "One Cup of Happiness" doing moderately well. One major surprise came in the United Kingdom, as "Gentle on My Mind" reached an astonishing No. 2.
The crooner had only two singles chart on Billboard's Country chart – "My First Country Song" (No. 35), featuring Conway Twitty, was appropriately the first in 1983. As far back as 1959, Martin had expressed his love of country music ("My Rifle, My Pony, and Me"). Within a year of signing with Reprise, Martin had recorded his first country album, Country Style, released in January 1963. He continued to record country music prolifically until he retired, yet country radio refused to play his singles.
A total of 32 original studio albums were released in Martin's career. His most critically well-regarded projects were released on Capitol Records in the late 1950s – e.g. Sleep Warm (1959) and This Time I'm Swingin'! (1960). Nevertheless, the singer had no significant album chart success until he signed with Reprise Records in the early 1960s.
Without question, the Everybody Loves Somebody 1964 compilation album was Martin's best-selling album, narrowly missing the top spot at No. 2. The Dean Martin Christmas Album, released in 1966, became a perennial best-seller throughout the late '60s and early '70s, hitting No. 1 on Billboard's Christmas chart.
Other albums that made the Top 20 Pop Albums chart include Dream with Dean (No. 15), The Door Is Still Open to My Heart (No. 9), Dean Martin Hits Again (No. 13), (Remember Me) I'm the One Who Loves You (No. 12), Houston (No. 11), Welcome to My World (No. 20), and Gentle on My Mind (No. 14).
Martin virtually retired from the studio after November 1974, no doubt exacerbated by Reprise's decision to withhold the Once in a While project. The label believed Martin paying tribute to his influences would not sell well at the height of disco. The label finally reversed its decision four years later after embellishing the backing tracks with a more modern, disco-flavored rhythm section. Once in a While concluded the artist's lucrative association with Reprise.
His longtime producer, Jimmy Bowen, eventually persuaded Martin to record one more album for old times sake, and The Nashville Sessions, released on Warner Brothers, became a moderate success in 1983. The crooner's recording career ended in July 1985, when he recorded the non-charting single, "L.A. Is My Home". Interestingly, as the singer was renowned for his ease in front of audiences, no live albums were made available until after his passing in 1995.
Demand for Martin's recordings continues to be significantly high in the new millennium. Capitol and Collector's Choice Music re-released Martin's original studio albums. Bear Family Records, one of the world's leading reissue labels based in Germany, chronicled the singer's complete recording sessions in three lavish box sets. Capitol's 2004 compilation, Dino: The Essential Dean Martin, was certified platinum by the RIAA.
Country singer Martina McBride overdubbed her vocal onto Martin's original version of "Baby's It's Cold Outside" two years later for Capitol's Forever Cool duets project, resulting in a Top 40 country/Top 10 Adult Contemporary hit, Martin's first single activity since "My First Country Song" 23 years earlier. The album featured overdubbed duets with McBride, Kevin Spacey, Dave Koz, Chris Botti, Shelby Lynne, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and more. A duet of "I'll Be Home for Christmas" with Scarlett Johansson was added to Martin's My Kind of Christmas CD.
Cool Then, Cool Now, an impressive two-CD/book released on Hip-O Records in 2011, examined the artist's signature hits along with a significant dose of lesser-known recordings.
It is believed that Martin's worldwide record sales exceed 50 million units.
Retrospective live albums
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions||Certifications
|Live at the Sands Hotel||
|Live from Las Vegas||
|Live from Lake Tahoe 1962||
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions||Certifications
|This Is Dean Martin!||—||—|
|Everybody Loves Somebody||
|Hey, Brother, Pour the Wine||—||—|
|The Lush Years||—||—|
|Somewhere There's a Someone||
|Happy in Love||—||—|
|The Best of Dean Martin||95||—||RIAA: Platinum|
|You Can't Love 'Em All||—||—|
|Dino – Like Never Before||—||—|
|Dean Martin's Greatest Hits! Vol. 1||26||40||RIAA: Gold|
|Dean Martin's Greatest Hits! Volume 2||83||—||RIAA: Gold|
|I Can't Give You Anything but Love||—||—|
|The Best of Dean Martin, Vol. 2||145||—|
|The Capitol Collector's Series||
|All-Time Greatest Hits||
|Greatest Hits: King of Cool||
|Hurtin' Country Songs||—||—|
|Swingin' with Dino||
|Dino: The Essential Dean Martin||28||25||RIAA: Platinum|
|Christmas with Dino||
|My Kind of Christmas||
|Essential Love Songs||
|Cool Then, Cool Now||
|Icon, Vol. 2||
|Playlist: The Very Best of Dean Martin||
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions||Certifications
|Memories Are Made of This||
|Return to Me||
|Everybody Loves Somebody: The Reprise Years 1962–1966||
|Lay Some Happiness on Me: The Reprise Years and More 1966–1985||
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions||Certifications
|1946||"Which Way Did My Heart Go?" / "All of Me"|
|"I Got the Sun in the Morning" / "The Sweetheart of Sigma-Chi"|
|1947||"Oh Marie" / "Walking My Baby Back Home"|
|1948||"Santa Lucia" / "Hold Me"|
|1949||"One Foot in Heaven" / "The Night Is Young and You're So Beautiful"|
- This section needs to be expanded with Canadian chart peaks
|1948||"That Certain Party" (with Jerry Lewis)||22||—||—||—||—||—||Single only|
|1949||"Powder Your Face with Sunshine (Smile, Smile, Smile)||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|1950||"I'll Always Love You"||11||—||—||—||—||—||Happy in Love (Compilation rel. 8/2/66 via Tower Records)|
|1951||"Ma Come Bali (Bella Bimba)"||—||—||—||—||—||8||Single only|
|"If"||14||—||—||—||—||—||You Can't Love 'Em All (Pickwick Budget LP)|
|1952||"You Belong to Me"||12||—||—||—||—||1||Single only|
|1953||"Love Me, Love Me"||25||—||—||—||—||—||Hey, Brother, Pour the Wine|
|"That's Amore"||2||2||—||—||2||1||Sunny Italy (EP rel. 12/7/53) & Dean Martin Sings (12" LP Version)|
|1954||"I'd Cry Like a Baby"||21||—||—||—||—||—||Single only|
|"Hey Brother Pour the Wine" (B-side of "I'd Cry Like a Baby")||—||30||—||—||—||—||Hey, Brother, Pour the Wine|
|"Money Burns a Hole in My Pocket" (B-side of "Sway")||23||—||—||—||—||—||Living It Up (EP rel. 6/7/54)|
|"How Do You Speak to an Angel"||—||—||—||—||15||—|
|"That's What I Like"||—||29||—||—||—||—||Single only|
|"The Peddler Man" (B-side of "That's What I Like")||—||33||—||—||—||—|
|"One More Time" (B-side of "Try Again")||—||44||—||—||—||—|
|1955||"The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane" (UK & AU Single only)||—||—||—||—||5||1||Dean Martin (EP rel. December 13, 1954)|
|"Mambo Italiano" (UK & AU Single only)||—||—||—||—||14||2|
|"Let Me Go Lover" (UK & AU Single only)||—||—||—||—||3||1|
|"That's All I Want From You" (UK & AU Single only)||—||—||—||—||—||4|
|"Young and Foolish"||—||34||—||—||20||—||Single only|
|"Under the Bridges of Paris" (B-side of "Young and Foolish")||—||—||—||—||6||—|
|"Open Up The Doghouse" (with Nat King Cole)||—||22||—||—||—||19|
|"Chee Chee-Oo Chee (Sang The Little Bird)"||—||—||—||—||—||8|
|"Memories Are Made of This"||1||1||—||—||1||1||Memories Are Made of This (EP rel. December 12, 1955) & Hey, Brother, Pour the Wine|
|1956||"Innamorata"||27||17||—||—||21||20||Artists and Models (EP rel. December 26, 1955)|
|"Standing on the Corner"||22||—||—||—||—||—||Hey, Brother, Pour the Wine|
|"Watching the World Go By" (B-side of "Standing on the Corner")||83||—||—||—||—||—||Single only|
|"The Lady With The Umbrella"||—||—||—||—||—||21|
|"I'm Gonna Steal You Away"||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|"The Look"||—||—||—||—||—||—||This Is Dean Martin!|
|"I Know I Can't Forget"||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1957||"The Man Who Plays the Mandolino"||—||—||—||—||21||—||Hey, Brother, Pour the Wine|
|"Only Trust Your Heart"||—||—||—||—||—||—||Ten Thousand Bedrooms (EP)|
|"I Never Had a Chance"||—||—||—||—||—||—||The Lush Years|
|"Write to Me from Naples"||—||—||—||—||—||—||This Is Dean Martin!|
|"Promise Her Anything"||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|"Good Mornin' Life"||—||—||—||—||—||—||Single only|
|1958||"Return to Me"||4||3||—||—||2||3||Return to Me (EP rel. April 21, 1958) & This Is Dean Martin! LP|
|"Angel Baby"||30||38||—||—||—||57||Volare (EP rel. 8/11/58) & This Is Dean Martin! LP|
|"The Magician"||—||—||—||—||—||92||Single only|
|"Once Upon a Time" (B-side of "The Magician")||—||94||—||—||—||—|
|1959||"You Were Made for Love"||—||—||—||—||—||—||Happy in Love|
|"It Takes So long" (B-side of "You Were Made For Love")||—||80||—||—||—||—||The Lush Years|
|"On an Evening in Roma" (Single Version)||59||36||—||—||—||26||Single only: (a 1961 version is on Dino: Italian Love Songs)|
|"I Ain't Gonna Lead This Life No More"||—||—||—||—||—||—||You Can't Love 'Em All (Pickwick Budget LP)|
|1960||"Love Me, My Love"||107||110||—||—||—||—||The Lush Years|
|"Who Was That Lady?" (B-side of "Love Me, My Love")||—||tag||—||—||—||—||Relaxin'|
|"Professor! Professor!"||—||—||—||—||—||—||Single only|
|"Just in Time"||—||—||—||—||—||—||This Time I'm Swingin'!|
|"Ain't That a Kick in the Head?"||—||—||—||—||—||—||You Can't Love 'Em All (Pickwick Budget LP)|
|"Sogni d'oro"||—||—||—||—||—||—||Single only|
|"All in a Night's Work (Movie Theme Song)||—||—||—||—||—||—||I Can't Give You Anything but Love (Pickwick Budget LP)|
|1962||"Tik-A-Tee, Tik-A-Tay"||—||—||—||—||—||—||Single only|
|"C'est si bon"||—||—||—||—||—||—||French Style|
|"Baby-O"||—||—||—||—||—||—||Everybody Loves Somebody|
|"Who's Got the Action?"||—||—||—||—||—||—||Single only|
|"From the Bottom of My Heart"||91||93||—||—||—||—|
|"Sam's Song" (with Sammy Davis, Jr.; B-side of "Me and My Shadow," a duet between Davis and Frank Sinatra)||94||—||—||—||—||—||The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show (February 1966 LP)|
|"Senza Fine"||—||—||—||—||—||—||Single only|
|1963||"Face in a Crowd"||128||136||—||—||—||—||Dean "Tex" Martin: Country Style|
|"My Sugar's Gone"||—||—||—||—||—||—||Dean "Tex" Martin Rides Again|
|"Via Veneto"||—||—||—||—||—||—||Single only|
|"Fugue for Tinhorns" (with Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra)||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1964||"La Giostra" (The Merry-Go-Round)||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|"Everybody Loves Somebody" (Single Version) *||1||1||1||—||11||12||Everybody Loves Somebody|
|"The Door Is Still Open (to My Heart)"||6||8||1||—||42||34||The Door Is Still Open to My Heart|
|"Every Minute Every Hour" (B-side of "The Door Is Still Open to My Heart")||123||140||—||—||—||—|
|"You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You"||25||26||1||—||—||78|
|"You'll Always Be the One I Love" (B-side of "You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You")||64||79||13||—||—||—||Dean Martin Hits Again|
|1965||"Send Me the Pillow You Dream on"||22||20||5||—||—||40|
|"I'll Be Seeing You" (B-side of "Send Me the Pillow You Dream On")||—||148||—||—||—||—|
|"(Remember Me) I'm the One Who Loves You"||32||35||7||—||—||37||(Remember Me) I'm the One Who Loves You|
|"Bumming Around"(B-side of "Houston")||—||141||—||—||—||—||(Remember Me) I'm the One Who Loves You|
|"You're the Reason I'm In Love"(B-side of "I Will")||—||136||—||—||—||—|
|1966||"Somewhere There's a Someone"||32||34||2||—||—||61||Somewhere There's a Someone|
|"Come Running Back"||35||40||4||—||—||35||The Hit Sound of Dean Martin|
|"Bouquet of Roses"(B-side of "Come Running Back")||—||116||—||—||—||—||Somewhere There's a Someone|
|"A Million and One"||41||45||4||—||—||82||The Hit Sound of Dean Martin|
|"Nobody's Baby Again"||60||52||6||—||—||—||Happiness Is Dean Martin|
|"It Just Happened That Way" [B-side of "Nobody's Baby Again"]||—||89||—||—||—||—|
|"(Open Up the Door) Let the Good Times in"||55||55||7||—||—||72|
|"Blue Christmas"||—||—||—||—||—||—||The Dean Martin Christmas Album|
|1967||"Lay Some Happiness on Me"||55||55||6||—||—||50||Happiness Is Dean Martin|
|"In the Chapel in the Moonlight" (Recorded December 22, 1964)||25||30||1||—||—||4||Dean Martin Hits Again|
|"Little Ole Wine Drinker Me"||38||48||5||—||—||5||Welcome to My World|
|"Things" (with Nancy Sinatra) **||—||—||—||—||—||61||Movin' with Nancy|
|"In the Misty Moonlight" (Recorded August 24, 1964)||46||62||1||—||—||25||The Door Is Still Open to My Heart|
|1968||"You've Still Got a Place in My Heart" (Overdubbed Single Version)||60||44||7||—||—||74||The original version is on Happiness Is Dean Martin.|
|"April Again"||105||67||9||—||—||96||Gentle on My Mind|
|"That Old Time Feelin'" [B-side of "April Again"]||104||—||19||—||—||—|
|"5 Card Stud"||107||—||—||—||—||—||Single only|
|"Not Enough Indians"||43||44||4||—||—||17||Gentle on My Mind|
|1969||"Gentle on My Mind"||103||93||9||—||2||47|
|"I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am"||75||71||15||—||—||88||I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am|
|"One Cup of Happiness (and One Piece of Mind)"||107||82||15||—||—||—|
|1970||"Come on Down"||—||121||—||—||—||—||Single only|
|"For the Love of a Woman"||123||122||—||—||—||—|
|"My Woman, My Woman, My Wife"||110||97||—||—||—||92||My Woman, My Woman, My Wife|
|"Georgia Sunshine"||118||117||—||—||—||—||For the Good Times|
|1971||"She's a Little Bit Country"||—||121||36||—||—||—|
|1973||"Amor Mio"||—||—||—||—||—||—||You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me|
|"Get on with Your Livin'"||—||—||50||—||—||—|
|"You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me"||—||—||—||—||—||—|
- Note: According to the RIAA, "Everybody Loves Somebody" has been certified gold for sales of 500,000. It is the only Martin single to receive any RIAA certification.
- Note: "Things" was originally recorded by Martin on December 13, 1962. Nancy Sinatra overdubbed her vocal to the existing rhythm track five years later on September 20, 1967.
|1983||"My First Country Song" (with Conway Twitty)||—||—||35||—||—||The Nashville Sessions|
|"Since I Met You Baby"||—||—||—||—||—|
|1985||"L.A. Is My Home" [Recorded in July 1985, Martin's final single released during his lifetime].||—||—||—||—||—||Single only|
Capitol (Retrospective Singles)
|2006||"Baby, It's Cold Outside" (with Martina McBride)||—||7||36||—||—||Forever Cool|
|2011||"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"||—||—||—||69||—||A Winter Romance|
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