Foreigner discography

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Foreigner discography
Releases
Studio albums 9
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 13
Singles 39

The discography of Foreigner, a BritishAmerican rock band, consists of 9 studio albums, 2 live albums, 13 compilation albums, and 39 singles.

The band was formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musicians Mick Jones and Ian McDonald, and American vocalist Lou Gramm. Since then, Foreigner has released nine studio albums, seven of which have reached the top 30 of the Billboard 200 chart. 4 was the band's only chart-topper in the U.S., while Agent Provocateur was their only album to achieve the same feat on the UK Albums Chart. Overall, Foreigner's albums have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide, almost 40 million of them in the United States alone.

Among the 39 singles released by the band, 14 of them became top 20 hits in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including the number-one song "I Want to Know What Love Is" and the number-two "Waiting for a Girl Like You", which spent a record-setting 10 weeks at the #2 position of the chart without ever reaching the top. Four of these singles were certified Gold by the RIAA for shipments of over a million copies, all of them which peaked within the top 3 ("Hot Blooded", "Double Vision", "Waiting for a Girl Like You" and "I Want to Know What Love Is"). In spite of its British roots, the band achieved an only moderate success in the UK Singles Chart, with only two of their songs, "Waiting for a Girl Like You" and "I Want to Know What Love Is", peaking within the top 20.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications[1][2]
(sales threshold)
US
[3]
US Rock
[3]
US R&B
[3]
UK
[4][5]
NZ
[6]
AUT
[7]
CAN
[8]
NOR
[9]
GER
[10]
SWI
[11]
1977 Foreigner 4 9 1
  • US: 5× Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
1978 Double Vision
  • Release date: June 20, 1978
  • Label: Atlantic Records
3 32 32 3
  • US: 6× Platinum
  • CAN: 2× Platinum
1979 Head Games
  • Release date: September 11, 1979
  • Label: Atlantic Records
5 38 5 39
  • US: 5× Platinum
1981 4
  • Release date: July 2, 1981
  • Label: Atlantic Records
1 5 19 2 4
  • US: 6× Platinum
  • CAN: 4× Platinum
  • FRA: Gold
  • GER: Platinum
  • UK: Silver
1984 Agent Provocateur
  • Release date: December 7, 1984
  • Label: Atlantic Records
4 49 1 4 10 3 1 1 1
  • US: 3× Platinum
  • FRA: Gold
  • GER: Platinum
  • UK: Platinum
1987 Inside Information
  • Release date: December 4, 1987
  • Label: Atlantic Records
15 64 23 5 7 7
  • US: Platinum
  • UK: Silver
1991 Unusual Heat
  • Release date: June 14, 1991
  • Label: Atlantic Records
117 56 30 50 18 8
1994 Mr. Moonlight 136 59 69 21 17
2009 Can't Slow Down 29 12 105 58 16 26
2011 Acoustique
  • Release date: October 4, 2011
  • Label: Ais Records
32 48
  • No chart info
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Peak Chart Positions
US UK
1993 Classic Hits Live/Best of Live - -
2006 Extended Versions 88 -
2010 Can't Slow Down...When It's Live! - -
2012 Alive & Rockin' - -
2014 The Best of 4 & More - -

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Peak Chart Position Certifications[1][2]
(sales threshold)
U.S. UK GER AUT SWI
1982 Records 10 58 22 - -
  • US: 7x Platinum
  • UK: Silver
1992 The Very Best of Foreigner - 19[4] 23 34 20
  • UK: Silver
The Very Best... and Beyond 123 - - - -
  • US: 2x Platinum
  • UK: Silver
1998 The Best of Ballads - I Want to Know What Love Is - - 81 - -
1999 The Platinum Collection - - - - -
2000 Jukebox Heroes: The Foreigner Anthology - - - - -
2002 Complete Greatest Hits 80 - - - -
  • US: Platinum
The Definitive - 33[5] 48 - -
2004 Hot Blooded and Other Hits - - - - -
2005 The Essentials - - - - -
2006 Extended Versions 88 - - - -
The Definitive Collection - - - - -
2007 The Very Best Of Toto & Foreigner (Toto / Foreigner) - - - - 84
2008 No End in Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner 132 - 46 23 64
2014 I Want to Know What Love Is - The Ballads - - 60 - -

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions RIAA[12] Album
US
[3]
US Main
[3]
CAN
[3]
UK
[5]
GER
[10]
SWI
[11]
AU
1977 "Feels Like the First Time" 4 7 39 41 Gold Foreigner
"Starrider"
"Cold as Ice" 6 9 24 32 Gold
"Long, Long Way from Home" 20 22 70
1978 "Hot Blooded" 3 3 42 24 Gold Double Vision
"Double Vision" 2 7 97 Platinum
1979 "Blue Morning, Blue Day" 15 21 45
"Love Has Taken Its Toll"
"Dirty White Boy" 12 14 Head Games
"Head Games" 14 14
"Love on the Telephone"
1980 "Women" 41 82
"I'll Get Even With You"
1981 "Urgent" 4 1 1 54 12 24 4
"Juke Box Hero" 26 3 39 48 24 53 Platinum
"Waiting for a Girl Like You" 2 1 2 8 29 3 Gold
1982 "Night Life" (charted due to airplay) 14
"Break It Up" 26
"Luanne" 75
"Urgent" [re-release] 45
1984 "I Want to Know What Love Is" 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 Platinum Agent Provocateur
1985 "That Was Yesterday" 12 4 24 28 31 29 55
"Tooth and Nail" (Airplay) 47
"Reaction to Action" 54 44
"Growing Up The Hard Way"
"Cold as Ice" [UK Remix] 64 Non-album song
"Down on Love" 54 Agent Provocateur
1987 "Say You Will" 6 1 13 71 22 20 6 Inside Information
1988 "I Don't Want to Live Without You" 5 18 18 91 21
"Heart Turns to Stone" 56 7
"Can't Wait" 18
1991 "Lowdown and Dirty" 4 50 Unusual Heat
"I'll Fight For You" 42
1992 "With Heaven on Our Side" 103 85 The Very Best...And Beyond
1993 "Soul Doctor" 5 48
1994 "White Lie" 58 51 Mr. Moonlight
1995 "Until the End of Time" 42 13 86
"Rain" 84
"All I Need To Know" 36
1996 "Under the Gun" 28 55
2008 "Too Late" No End in Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner
"Urgent" [Download] 84
"Juke Box Hero" [Download] 87
2009 "When It Comes to Love" Can't Slow Down
2010 "Can't Slow Down"
"In Pieces"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by Foreigner
  2. ^ a b The Bpi
  3. ^ a b c d e f http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p4296/charts-awards
  4. ^ a b everyHit.com search results
  5. ^ a b c "Chart Stats - Foreigner". www.chartstats.com. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  6. ^ "charts.org.nz - New Zealand charts portal". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  7. ^ "austriancharts.at - Austria Top 40". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  8. ^ Canadian peaks
  9. ^ "norwegiancharts.com - Norwegian charts portal". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  10. ^ a b "Musicline.de - Chartverfolgung - Foreigner". musicline.de. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  11. ^ a b "hitparade.ch - Foreigner". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  12. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for singles by Foreigner