Gary Barlow discography

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For Gary Barlow's group recordings, see Take That discography.
Gary Barlow discography
Releases
Studio albums 4
Singles 14
Video albums 3
Music videos 17
No. 1 Singles 4
No. 1 Albums 2
Featured songs 4

The discography of British singer-songwriter, pianist and record producer Gary Barlow consists of four studio albums, thirteen singles, sixteen music videos and four featured songs. Barlow has had 14 number 1 UK singles, 8 number 1 albums and has written 13 UK number 1 singles,[1] selling over 50 million records worldwide and over 7 million concert tickets.[2]

After Take That split up in 1996 Gary Barlow signed with RCA records and began to write his first solo material since the band had formed. Prior to Take That forming Barlow had been writing and performing songs across the North of England until he was spotted by Nigel Martin-Smith. He identified Barlow as the foundation to which he could build a new boyband around, using Barlow's voice and songwriting ability to catapult Take That to fame and superstardom. As Barlow began to become recognised throughout the music industry as the songwriting talent behind Take That a number of musicians took notice, with Elton John asking Barlow to provide backing vocals to his hit single "Can You Feel the Love Tonight".[3]

In July 1996, Barlow released his first single as a solo artist, entitled "Forever Love". The single proved a critical and commercial success becoming Barlow's first solo number 1 in the UK, selling over 400,000 copies and being certified as Gold by the BPI.[4] The single remained in the top 75 of the UK charts for 16 weeks[5] whilst also charting in the top 10 of twelve countries across Europe. The second single was announced as "Love Won't Wait", written by Madonna and Shep Pettibone. The single was released in April 1997 and became Barlow's second number 1 hit in the UK, becoming certified as Silver by the BPI[4] and also charting in eleven countries worldwide. Barlow's debut album Open Road was released in May 1997. It went straight to number 1 in the UK and charted across Europe. The album was later certified as Platinum by the BPI and has sold 2 million copies worldwide to date.[6] The third single from the album was "So Help Me Girl", which was released in Europe in July and was Barlow's first release in the US. The single peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Contemporary, number 1 on the Billboard R&R and peaked at number 44 on the Billboard Hot 100.[7] The single also peaked at number 11 in the UK and charted respectfully inside Europe. The final UK single from the album was "Open Road", which charted at number 7 in the UK, whilst the final single to be released in Germany, "Hang on in There Baby" peaked at 69.[8]

After the success of his debut album, Barlow released his second album Twelve Months, Eleven Days in 1999. The album was preceded by the single "Stronger", however due to an unexpected media backlash towards Barlow and the taunting of him by bandmate Robbie Williams the single received minimal airplay and support and peaked at number 16 in the UK and number 11 in Finland.[9] The second single "For All That You Want" was originally entitled Superhero" and charted in the US, but was rewritten for Barlow's second album. The single was also subjected to minimal airplay and support and charted at number 24 in the UK, and number 6 in Finland.[9] The album followed and peaked at number 34 in the UK, which resulted in Barlow and his label parting ways as he instead began to work behind the scenes of the music industry and write for artists rather than perform himself.

Barlow's first solo release since 1999 was a duet with reconciled Take That bandmate Robbie Williams on a single entitled "Shame". The single was written by both Barlow and Williams after they begun to work together in Los Angeles on new material for Take That following Williams' return to the band. On the first day of the song being released to the radio and the media, "Shame" received an unprecedented 694 plays on the radio and 153 plays on TV.[10] The single peaked at number 2 in the UK, being certified as Silver by the BPI and Gold by the FIMI, whilst also charting in 19 countries worldwide.[11]

On June 2012, thirteen years after the release of his last solo album Twelve Months, Eleven Days, Gary Barlow released his third solo album Sing, which entered at number 1 in the UK with the single "Sing" also entering the charts at number 11. The following week Sing rose to number 1 in the UK Singles Chart selling 142,000 copies and becoming the highest selling single of 2012.[12] The album of the same name remained at number 1 making Barlow the first artist in 2012 to have the number 1 album and number 1 single in the same week.[12]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
UK
[13]
IRE
[14]
GER
[15]
SCO
[16]
BEL
[17]
ESP
[18]
AUT
[19]
SWI
[20]
NL
[21]
AUS
[22]
Open Road 1 1 10 7 5 13 6 13 30
  • WW:2,000,000[6]
Twelve Months, Eleven Days
  • Released: 11 October 1999
  • Label: BMG, RCA
  • Formats: CD
35 19 67 11
Sing 1 61 1 87
Since I Saw You Last 2 2 10 1 179 27 91
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[26]
IRE
[14]
GER
[27]
NL
[21]
FIN
[28]
SCO
[29]
AUS
[22]
BEL
[17]
LAT
[30]
ITA
[31]
US
[32]
1996 "Forever Love" 1 3 5 6 6 1 7 4 1 8 Open Road
1997 "Love Won't Wait" 1 5 35 32 16 4 16 43 1 5
"So Help Me Girl" 11 14 78 58 36 57 2 44
"Open Road" 7 29 63 2
1998 "Superhero" 106
"Hang on in There Baby" 69
1999 "Stronger" 16 73 11 67 3 Twelve Months, Eleven Days
"For All That You Want" 24 94 6
"Lie to Me"
2010 "Shame"
(with Robbie Williams)
2 8 11 4 2 62 19 6 7 In and Out of Consciousness
2012 "Sing" 1 12 69 2 88 Sing
2013 "Let Me Go" 2 8 25 1 10 Since I Saw You Last
2014 "Face To Face"
(with Elton John)
69 75 14
"Since I Saw You Last" 65
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[26]
IRE
[14]
GER
[27]
NL
[21]
FIN
[28]
SWI
[20]
BEL
[17]
AUS
[22]
ITA
[30]
US
[32]
1994 "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"
(backing vocals to Elton John)
14 9 14 14 10 9 17 4 The Lion King
2010 "Everybody Hurts"
(with Helping Haiti)
1 1 16 5 16 28 17 121 non-album single
2011 "Teardrop"
(with The Collective)
24 17 non-album single
2013 "I Should’ve Followed You Home"
(with Agnetha Fältskog)[36]
99 A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Other charted songs[edit]

Song Year UK
[37]
Album
"Here Comes The Sun" 2012 59 Sing

Video albums[edit]

Year Video details Details UK IRE[38]
1998 Open Book
  • Released: 16 March 1998
  • Studio: RCA
  • Format: VHS
  • A set of recorded interviews and performances with Gary Barlow in 1997 and 1998 showing him express his feelings on the Take That split and how he is adjusting to his solo career.
  • Packaged with promo of Hang on in There Baby
2013 Gary Barlow: Live
  • Released: 4 March 2013
  • Studio: Polydor
  • Format: DVD
  • Gary Barlow captured live in performance in his home town of Manchester in December 2012. The concert formed part of Barlow's record breaking first UK solo tour in over 12 years and features solo material, Take That classics and appearances from special guests.
1 7
2014 Since You Saw Him Last
  • Released: 1 September 2014
  • Studio: Polydor
  • Format: DVD
  • Gary Barlow's sold out arena performance at the O2 in London as part of his Since I Saw You Last tour, his biggest solo tour yet.

Television[edit]

Year Video details Details
2012 Gary Barlow: On Her Majesty's Service
  • A documentary featuring the process of Gary Barlow writing the Queen's Diamond Jubilee official single and travelling across The Commonwealth enlisting the help of singers and musicians to feature in the track.

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Details
2012 Keith Lemon: The Film Himself Appears as himself in a cameo role
Released 24 August 2012

Videography[edit]

Year Title Director
1996 "Forever Love" Sophie Muller
1997 "Love Won't Wait" Rocky Schenck
"So Help Me Girl"
"So Help Me Girl" (US Version) Alan Smithee
"Open Road" Thom Oliphant
1998 "Superhero" Alan Smithee
"Hang on in There Baby" Tony Campbell
1999 "Stronger" Dani Jacobs
"For All That You Want"
2010 "Everybody Hurts" Joseph Kahn[39]
"Shame" Vaughan Arnell
2011 "Teardrop" Labrinth[40]
2012 "Sing" Ben Winston
2013 "Forever Autumn" Jeff Wayne
"Let Me Go" Ben Winston
2014 "Face To Face"
"Since I Saw You Last"

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Gary Barlow concert Royal Albert Hall Bio. 45 million with Take That and 5 million as a solo artist. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Can You Feel The Love Tonight? by Elton John Songfacts". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 
  4. ^ a b http://www.bpi.co.uk/certified-awards/search.aspx BPI Certification awards and sales
  5. ^ http://www.theofficialcharts.com/artist/_/gary%20barlow Gary Barlow Archive. Chart Stats.
  6. ^ a b Thrills, Adrian (12 November 2010). "Robbie Williams relights the fire with Take That". Daily Mail (London). 
  7. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/302603/gary+barlow/chart
  8. ^ "Profile on Gary Barlow". Famouslikeme.com. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 
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  10. ^ The Sun Gordon Smart
  11. ^ [1][dead link]
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  24. ^ [2] Gary Barlow goes double platinum with first solo album in 14 years The Metro 08.01.14
  25. ^ http://www.irishcharts.ie/awards/gold13.htm IRMA 2013 albums award
  26. ^ a b http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/gary%20barlow/ Official UK OCC Charts. Gary Barlow Archive
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  28. ^ a b Hung Medien. "finnishcharts.com". finishcharts.com. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  29. ^ Scottish singles chart archived positions.
  30. ^ a b Hung Medien. "charts.org.nz". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  31. ^ http://www.musicchartheaven.com/ttrobbiegary/barlowopen.htm Italian Archive.
  32. ^ a b allmusic.com. "Gary Barlow Charts – Billboard Singles". allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  33. ^ "Certified Awards Search: Robbie Williams & Gary Barlow" (To access, user must enter the search parameter "Robbie Williams & Gary Barlow" and select "Search by: Keyword", with the other two set to "All"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  34. ^ FIMI Italian Singles Chart Certification.
  35. ^ U.S. certifications riaa.com (Retrieved 12 January 2009)
  36. ^ http://www.agnetha.com/news/i-shouldve-followed-you-home/ Agnetha 14/10/2013
  37. ^ Search Gary Barlow in the search tab
  38. ^ week ending 7 March 2013 IRMA music video archive.
  39. ^ BBC Helping Haiti
  40. ^ Teardrop Official Video