Gladys Knight & the Pips discography

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This is the discography of American R&B/soul vocal group Gladys Knight & the Pips.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Record label
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
UK
[4]
1962 Letter Full of Tears[5] Fury
1967 Everybody Needs Love 60 12 Soul
1968 Feelin' Bluesy 158 12
Silk n' Soul 136 11
1969 Nitty Gritty 81 11
1971 If I Were Your Woman 35 4
1972 Standing Ovation 60 11
1973 Neither One of Us 9 1
Imagination 9 1 27 22 Buddah
1974 I Feel a Song 17 1 24 16 20
1975 2nd Anniversary 24 4 91
Bless This House
1977 Still Together 51 18 42
1978 The One and Only 145 30
1980 About Love 48 5 Columbia
That Special Time of Year
1981 Touch 109 22
1983 Visions 34 3
1985 Life 126 31
1987 All Our Love 39 1 80 MCA
"—" denotes the release failed to chart or was not certified

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Record label
US US
R&B
1970 All in a Knight's Work Soul
1996 The Lost Live Album Buddha
1998 Live at the Roxy Legacy
"—" denotes the release failed to chart

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Record label
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
1974 Claudine 35 1 27 Buddah
1976 Pipe Dreams 94 16 23
"—" denotes the release failed to chart or was not certified

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Record label
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
CAN
[3]
UK
[4]
1970 Greatest Hits 55 5 Soul
1973 All I Need Is Time 70 14
1974 Anthology 77 10 Motown
Knight Time 139 29 Soul
1975 A Little Knight Music 164 32
1976 The Best of Gladys Knight & the Pips 36 8 35 6 Buddha
1977 30 Greatest Hits 3
  • UK: Platinum [7]
K-tel
1980 The Touch of Love 16
  • UK: Silver [7]
1984 The Collection 43 Castle
1988 The Best of Gladys Knight & the Pips: Columbia Years Columbia
1989 The Singles Album 12 PolyGram
1990 Greatest Hits Curb
Soul Survivors: The Best of Gladys Knight & the Pips 1973-1988 Rhino
1995 The Best Of (Anthology Series) Motown
1997 The Ultimate Collection
1999 Essential Collection Hip-O
2000 Classic: The Universal Master Collection Motown
2003 Platinum & Gold Collection Buddha
2005 Love Songs Sony BMG
2006 The Greatest Hits 52
Gold 53 Hip-O
Beautiful Ballads Legacy
2007 Love Finds Its Own Way: The Best of Gladys Knight & the Pips
2008 The Definitive Collection Motown
2009 Playlist: The Very Best of Gladys Knight & the Pips Legacy
"—" denotes the release failed to chart or was not certified

Singles[edit]

The early years (1958–1965)[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[8]
US
R&B

[9]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
1958 "Whistle My Love"
1961 "Every Beat of My Heart" [A] 6 1 75 20
"Every Beat of My Heart" (re-recorded version) 45 15
"Guess Who"
"Letter Full of Tears" 19 3
1962 "Operator" 97
1963 "Come See About Me"
"Queen of Tears"
1964 "Giving Up" [B] 38 6
"What Shall I Do"
"Lovers Always Forgive" 89
"Either Way I Lose" 119
1965 "Stop and Get a Hold of Myself" (A-side) 123
"Who Knows" (B-side) 129
"If I Should Ever Fall in Love"
"—" denotes the release failed to chart
Notes
  • A Single credited to The Pips
  • B From November 30, 1963 to January 23, 1965, Billboard Magazine did not publish a Hot R&B songs chart. The peak positions for R&B singles listed during this period are from Cash Box Magazine R&B songs chart.

The Soul (Motown) era (1966–1973)[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[8]
US
R&B

[9]
US
A/C

[8]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
UK
[4]
1966 "Just Walk in My Shoes" 129 35
1967 "Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me" 98 13
"Everybody Needs Love" 39 3
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" 2 1 5 47
1968 "The End of Our Road" 15 5 12
"It Should Have Been Me" 40 9 33
"I Wish It Would Rain" 41 15 60
1969 "Didn't You Know (You'd Have to Cry Sometime)" 63 11 67
"The Nitty Gritty" 19 2 27
"Friendship Train" 17 2 29
1970 "You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You)" 25 3 35
"If I Were Your Woman" 9 1 99 23
1971 "I Don't Want to Do Wrong" 17 2 30
"Make Me the Woman That You Go Home To" 27 3 67
1972 "Help Me Make It Through the Night" 33 13 25 64 11
1973 "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" 2 1 15 16 31
"The Look of Love" 21
"Daddy Could Swear, I Declare" 19 2 45
"—" denotes the release failed to chart
  • The following singles were released after Gladys Knight & the Pips left Motown.
Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[8]
US
R&B

[9]
CAN
[3]
1973 "All I Need Is Time" 61 28
1974 "Between Her Goodbye and My Hello" 57 45 81
"—" denotes the release failed to chart

The Buddah era (1973–1978)[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[8]
US
R&B

[9]
US
A/C

[8]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
UK
[4]
1973 "Where Peaceful Waters Flow" 28 6 18
"Midnight Train to Georgia" 1 1 19 52 5 10
"I've Got to Use My Imagination" 4 1 25
1974 "Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" 3 1 10 46 6 7
"On and On" 5 2 13
"I Feel a Song (In My Heart)" (A-side) 21 1 39 13
"Don't Burn Down the Bridge" (B-side)
1975 "Love Finds Its Own Way" 47 3 40 60
"The Way We Were" / "Try to Remember" (medley) 11 6 2 43 29 4
"Money" 50 4 57
"Part Time Love" 22 4 17 34 30
"Silent Night"
1976 "Make Yours a Happy Home" 13 35
"So Sad the Song" 47 12 3 13 20
1977 "Nobody But You" 34
"Baby Don't Change Your Mind" 52 10 58 4
"Home Is Where the Heart Is" 35
"Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right" 24
1978 "The One and Only" 40 32
"Come Back and Finish What You Started" 15
"It's a Better Than Good Time" 16 59
"—" denotes the release failed to chart

The later years (1980–1988)[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[8]
US
R&B

[9]
US
A/C

[8]
CAN
[3]
UK
[4]
1980 "Landlord" 46 3
"Taste of Bitter Love" 38 35
"Bourgie', Bourgie'" 45 32
1981 "Forever Yesterday (For the Children)" 52
"If That'll Make You Happy" 37
"I Will Fight" 21
1982 "A Friend of Mine" 50
"That Special Time of Year "
1983 "Save the Overtime (For Me)" 66 1
"You're Number One (In My Book)" 5
"Hero" 104 64 23
1984 "When You're Far Away" 42
1985 "My Time" 102 16
"Keep Givin' Me Love" 31
"Till I See You Again" 85
1986 "Send It to Me" 14
1987 "Love Overboard" 13 1 45 59 42
1988 "Lovin' on Next to Nothin'" 3 81
"It's Gonna Take All Our Love" 29
"—" denotes the release failed to chart

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
1994 "Midnight Train to Georgia" (live version) Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume IV[10]

The Pips[edit]

  • Listed below are recordings made without Gladys Knight.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Record label
US US
R&B
1977 At Last… The Pips Casablanca
1978 Callin'
"—" denotes the release failed to chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US US
R&B
1962 "Linda"
1963 "Happiness (Is the Light of Love)"
1977 "If I Could Bring Back Yesterday"
1978 "Baby I'm Your Fool"
"—" denotes the release failed to chart

References[edit]