Gail Davies discography
Gail Davies with her D-28 Martin guitar.
The discography of American country artist Gail Davies consists of ten studio albums, three compilations, one live album, and twenty-five singles. In 1974, she recorded and released one single with A&M Records before signing with Lifesong Records in 1978. Her self-titled debut album was released in November 1978, spawning three singles. The album's first single, a cover Webb Pierce's "No Love Have I", peaked at number twenty six on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It was the third single entitled "Someone Is Looking for Someone Like You" that became Davies' first major hit, reaching the top fifteen on the Billboard country chart in 1979. Dissatisfied with her first album's production techniques, Davies produced her second studio album, The Game. With the album's released in 1980, Davies became the first female country artist to produce her own recordings entirely by herself. "Blue Heartache" was the project's lead single, becoming her first top-ten hit in 1980.
I'll Be There (1981) was her third studio album and became the most commercially-successful, peaking at number twenty-seven on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Spawning three singles, "I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)", "It's a Lovely, Lovely World", and "Grandma's Song", became top-ten hits on the Hot Country Singles chart list. Her next studio album Givin' Herself Away was issued in February 1982. It included the top-ten single, "Round the Clock Lovin'" and a cover of Marty Robbins' "Singing the Blues", which reached the country top twenty. What Can I Say (1983) was her fifth studio release and final recording for Warner Bros. Records, reaching number forty-eight on the country albums chart in 1983. Signing with RCA Records in 1984, Where Is a Woman to Go was released on the label that November, reaching a peak of number fifty-seven. The album spawned a total of four singles, including the major hits "Jagged Edge of a Broken Heart" and "Break Away". Pretty Words was issued in 1989 on MCA Records, spawning two minor Billboard country singles. While becoming a staff producer for Capitol Records in 1990, Davies released her next studio album, The Other Side of Love, through the same label. In the 1990s, she formed her own record label entitled Little Chickadee, releasing two studio albums on the company: Eclectic (1995) and Love Ain't Easy (1998). Her 2005 compilation release The Songwriter Sessions compiled forty-five original tracks recorded by Davies throughout her career and is her most recent album release.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart
|I'll Be There||
|Givin' Herself Away||
|What Can I Say||
|Where Is a Woman to Go||
|The Other Side of Love||
|Love Ain't Easy||
|Since I Don't Have You
(featuring Benny Golson)
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|Live and Unplugged at the Station Inn||
|The Best of Gail Davies||
|The Songwriter Sessions||
|"Party in My Heart"||1974||—||—||N/A|
|"No Love Have I"||1978||26||—||Gail Davies|
|"Someone Is Looking for Someone Like You"||1979||11||—|
|"Blue Heartache"||7||49||The Game|
|"Good Lovin' Man"||21||—|
|"I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)"||4||8||I'll Be There|
|"It's a Lovely, Lovely World"||1981||5||11|
|"Round the Clock Lovin'"||1982||9||13||Givin' Herself Away|
|"You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio"||17||7|
|"Singing the Blues"||1983||17||19|
|"You're a Hard Dog (To Keep Under the Porch)"||18||20||What Can I Say|
|"Boys like You"||1984||19||26|
|"It's You Alone"||55||—|
|"Jagged Edge of a Broken Heart"||20||38||Where Is a Woman to Go|
|"Nothing Can Hurt Me Now"||1985||37||50|
|"Waiting Here for You"||1989||50||—||Pretty Words|
|"Hearts in the Wind"||69||—|
|"Happy Ever After (Comes One Day at a Time)"||1990||—||—||The Other Side of Love|
|"The Other Side of Love"||—||89|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
Appearances on other artist's albums
|1974||Michael Dinner||The Great Pretender|
|1976||Tom Pachero||Swallowed Up|
|1977||Hoyt Axton||Road Songs|
|1982||Lacy J. Dalton||Dream Baby|
|1985||Neil Young||Old Ways|
|Emmylou Harris||The Ballad of Sally Rose|
|1987||The Whites||Greatest Hits|
|1996||Hugh Moffat||The Life of a Minor Poet|
|1998||Paul Craft||Brother Jukebox|
|2001||Rosie Flores||Speed of Sound|
|2002||Ralph Stanley||Clinch Mountain Sweethearts|
|2003||Ron Davies||Where Does the Time Go|
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