Freddie Mercury discography

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Freddie Mercury discography
Releases
Studio albums 2
Compilation albums 5
Singles 16
Box Sets 1

This is a discography of works by Freddie Mercury as a solo artist. For information about recordings made by Queen see Queen discography.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1][2]
[3][4]
AUT
[5]
GER
[6]
ITA
[7]
NLD
[8]
NZ
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
US
[13]
1985 Mr. Bad Guy
  • Released: 29 April 1985
  • Label: CBS
6 23 11 17 13 20 14 159
1988 Barcelona 15* 24 10 13 37 18
  • UK: Silver[14]
  • SWI: Platinum
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or not released in that region.
  • Barcelona 1992 chart position. It originally charted at #25 in the UK in 1988

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1][2]
[3][4]
AUT
[5]
GER
[6]
ITA
[7]
NLD
[8]
NZ
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
US
[13]
1992 The Freddie Mercury Album 4 2 3 1 9 4 12 35 8
  • UK: 2× Platinum[14]
  • ARG: Platinum
  • AUT: Platinum
  • FIN: Gold
  • FRA: 2× Platinum
  • GER: Platinum
  • SWE: Gold
  • SWI: Platinum
The Great Pretender
  • Released: 24 November 1992 (US)
  • Label: Hollywood
1993 Remixes 25 22 2 83 18
2000 Solo 13 36 55 21 42
2006 Lover of Life, Singer of Songs —
The Very Best of Freddie Mercury Solo
6 7 13 1 30 - 8 14 16 -
2012 Barcelona: Special Edition 129
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Box Sets[edit]

Year Album details Notes
The Solo Collection
  • Released: 23 October 2000
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Format: 10 CD / 2 DVD
  • The box set includes Freddie Mercury's both studio albums, The Great Pretender compilation, singles, rarities and interviews. DVDs include music videos and interviews.

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart Positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
UK
[1][2]
[3][4]
AUT
[5]
FRA
[15]
GER
[16]
IRE
[17]
NLD
[8]
NZ
[9]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
US
[18]
1973 "I Can Hear Music" / "Goin' Back" (as Larry Lurex) Non-album single
1984 "Love Kills" 10 9 25 4 24 27 69 Metropolis: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
1985 "I Was Born to Love You" 11 20 17 7 22 24 76 Mr. Bad Guy
"Made in Heaven" 57 60 30
"Living on My Own" 50
"Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow" 76
1986 "Time" 32 12 Dave Clark's "Time": The Album
1987 "The Great Pretender" 4 26 2 11 5 14 Non-album single
"Barcelona"
(with Montserrat Caballé)
8 47 8 37 15 Barcelona
1988 "The Golden Boy"
(with Montserrat Caballé)
86
1989 "Guide Me Home/How Can I Go On"
(with Montserrat Caballé)
95
1992 "Barcelona" [re-release]
(with Montserrat Caballé)
2 6 32 3 2 2 12 8 Barcelona / The Freddie Mercury Album
"Guide Me Home/How Can I Go On" [re-release]
(with Montserrat Caballé)
Barcelona
"In My Defence" 8 50 12 The Freddie Mercury Album
1993 "The Great Pretender" [re-release] 29 26 13 38 21 36 15
"Living on My Own" (Remix) 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 Remixes
2000 "Guide Me Home"
(with Montserrat Caballé)
70 Barcelona / Solo
2006 "Love Kills" (Sunshine People Remix) 83 49 98 Lover of Life, Singer of Songs
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Collaborations and guest appearances[edit]

  • 1975 All four members of Queen helped produce a session with the soul band Trax. Nothing was ever released.
  • 1976 "Man From Manhattan" by Eddie Howell backing vocals, played piano and produced this track.
  • 1976 "You Nearly Did Me In" by Ian Hunter backing vocals on this song, from the album "All-American Alien Boy."
  • 1978 "Never Let Her Slip Away", a UK top five hit for Andrew Gold, saw Mercury perform harmony vocals as an uncredited background singer.[19][20][21][22][23][24]
  • 1982 "Emotions in Motion" by Billy Squier backing vocals on this song, from album of same name. Also on the 1996 Billy Squier anthology "Reach For The Sky."
  • 1983 "Victory", "There Must Be More To Life Than This" and "State of Shock" were recorded by Mercury and Michael Jackson, but their original takes were never released. Samples from the latter two have, however, turned up on bootlegs. Later, Mercury reworked "There Must Be More To Life Than This" into his solo album Mr. Bad Guy, and Jackson re-recorded "State of Shock" with Mick Jagger. Popular rumours dictate that a Queen version of "Victory" exists, but this has not surfaced anywhere yet. Queen's 2014 compilation Queen Forever included a brand new arrangement of "There Must Be More To Life Than This" featuring cuts from Jackson's vocal track.
  • 1986 "Love Is The Hero" by Billy Squier backing vocals on this song from the album "Enough Is Enough". Freddie sings the intro on the 12" single. also co-wrote and co-produced track "Lady With a Tenor Sax", from the same album Both also on the 1996 Billy Squier anthology "Reach For The Sky."
  • 1986 "Hold On" duet with Jo Dare co-wrote this song from the German soundtrack of "Zabou."
  • 1988 "Heaven For Everyone" by The Cross lead vocals on the LP version, backing vocals on the single version (or the version on the US album) from the album "Shove It."

Video albums[edit]

Year Video details
2012 Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender
  • Released: 2012
  • Format: DVD, Blu-ray

References[edit]

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  7. ^ a b "Italian Charts - Freddie Mercury". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c "Dutch Charts - Freddie Mercury". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c "New Zealand Charts - Freddie Mercury". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Norwegian Charts - Freddie Mercury". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  11. ^ a b c "Swedish Charts - Freddie Mercury". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  12. ^ a b c "Swiss Charts - Freddie Mercury". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "Allmusic - Billboard Albums > Freddie Mercury". All Music. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f "British certifications – Queen". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2012-08-22.  Enter Queen in the field Search. Select Artist in the field Search by. Click Go
  15. ^ "Les Charts - Freddie Mercury". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  16. ^ "German Singles Chart - Freddie Mercury". PHONONET GmbH. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  17. ^ "The Irish Charts - search the charts (search: Freddie Mercury)". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  18. ^ "Allmusic - Billboard Singles > Freddie Mercury". All Music. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  19. ^ Sweeting, Adam. Andrew Gold obituary. The Guardian. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  20. ^ Johnnie Walker's Sounds Of The 70s. BBC Radio 2. 5 Feb 2012, 15:00. "...with backing vocals from Freddie Mercury."
  21. ^ O'Neal, Sean. R.I.P. Andrew Gold, songwriter of "Lonely Boy" and The Golden Girls theme. The A.V. Club. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  22. ^ Singer/Songwriter Andrew Gold Dies. Contactmusic. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  23. ^ Drive with Russell Woolf; Andrew Gold - Lonely Boy. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  24. ^ Newton, Steve. "Thank You For Being a Friend" singer-songwriter Andrew Gold dies at 59. The Georgia Straight. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2013.

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