Herbie Hancock discography

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Herbie Hancock discography
A Black man wearing a black t-shirt plays keyboard.
Hancock performing in concert, 2006
Releases
Studio albums 41
Live albums 12
Compilation albums 62
Singles 38
Soundtracks 5
Promo singles 9
Other charted songs 4

The discography of the American jazz artist Herbie Hancock consists of forty-one studio albums, twelve live albums, sixty-two compilation albums, five soundtrack albums, thirty-eight physical singles, nine promo singles and four songs not released as singles, but that charted due downloads. This article does not include re-issues, unless they are counted separately from the original works in the charts, furthermore because of the enormous amount of material published, this discography omits less notable appearances in compilations and live albums. The discography shows the peak weekly main chart positions of eight selected countries: United States, France,[a] Germany, Japan,[b] Netherlands, Sweden,[c] Switzerland and United Kingdom. Positions also listed on United States are R&B / hip-hop, dance / club, jazz[d] and bubbling under charts.[e] The peaks don't refer necessarily to the position that a record reached when it was first released. Also included are certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)[f] and the Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI).[g]

Hancock made his debut as professional musician in the early 1960s as a sideman, quickly earning a good reputation. Blue Note Records noticed his talent and added him to its roster. For the label, he released seven albums, including Takin' Off (1962), his first solo album, supported by the single "Watermelon Man", which is one of the most performed jazz standards; Empyrean Isles (1964) and Maiden Voyage (1965), two influential jazz albums.[1] During these years, Hancock also began a career as composer for film and television soundtracks, beginning with Blow-Up (1966) for MGM Records. In this role, he reached the top in 1986 with the Round Midnight soundtrack (for Columbia Records), that had its best result on the AFYVE Spanish Albums Chart at No. 18[2] and won an Academy Award for Best Original Score.[3] After his departure from Blue Note, Hancock signed with Warner Bros. Records, publishing three albums in which he experimented with new jazz music directions: the R&B-oriented Fat Albert Rotunda (1969) and the electronic-oriented Mwandishi (1971) and Crossings (1972). These three releases became influential in the jazz rock movement.[1]

Hancock continued to experiment after leaving Warner Bros. for Columbia Records, where he remained until the late 1980s, releasing sixteen studio albums. At Columbia, Hancock had his best commercial results, gaining immediate success with Head Hunters (1973), an R&B-oriented jazz album with strong funk influences. It peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard 200[4] and became the best-selling jazz album in history.[5][6] In 1986, it became the first jazz album ever to win a RIAA Platinum Award[7] and is considered very influential in jazz, funk, soul and hip-hop music.[5][8] Head Hunters also contains Hancock's first mainstream hit, "Chameleon" (1974), which peaked at No. 35 on the RPM Canadian Singles Chart[9] and is a jazz standard. Other albums that followed in the style of Head Hunters with good popular success, especially in the US, were Thrust (1974) and Man-Child (1975), which ranked respectively No. 13 and No. 21 on the Billboard 200.[4] In 1978, Hancock added disco influences to his jazz and established himself as a mainstream hitmaker across Europe with "I Thought It Was You" (1978) and "You Bet Your Love" (1979), which peaked, respectively, at No. 15 and No. 18 on the UK Singles Chart,[10] and "Tell Everybody" (1979), which peaked at No. 22 on the Belgian Flemish Singles Chart.[11] Thanks to these singles, his albums Sunlight (1978) and Feets, Don't Fail Me Now (1979) earned good popular success, especially in Europe. The first album had its best performance peaking on UK Albums Chart at No. 26,[10] and the second peaked on the VG Norwegian Albums Chart at No. 18.[12]

In 1983, Hancock radically refreshed his sound with strong electronic influences and released Future Shock (1983), an influential album in jazz fusion, dance, electronic, techno and hip-hop music.[13][14][15] The album had its best results in Europe, where it peaked at No. 7 on the Ö3 Austria Top 75 Longplays chart.[16] Furthermore, it spawned his biggest hit single, "Rockit" (1983), the first jazz hip-hop song in history,[17][18][19] and became a worldwide anthem for breakdancers and the hip-hop culture of the 1980s.[15][20] It reached the top 10 in several countries (especially in Europe), having its best performance on Swiss Singles Chart and Belgian Flemish Singles Chart, in each case at No. 4.[11][21] It also won a RIAA Gold Award in 1990.[22] Thanks to this song, Hancock won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance, the first Grammy of his career of a total of fourteen.[23] Future Shock was a bigger success than even Head Hunters, winning a RIAA Platinum Award in 1994 faster than the earlier album had.[22] It spawned an additional mainstream hit with "Autodrive" (1983), which had its best performance on UK Singles Chart, peaking at No. 33.[10] Sound-System (1984) followed the musical direction of Future Shock and won the Grammy Award in the same category of "Rockit", making Hancock the first solo artist to win in this category for two consecutive years and also the artist with most wins in the category (a record shared with Earth, Wind & Fire and George Benson).[23] After six years of silence in his solo career, Hancock signed with Mercury Records and released Dis Is da Drum (1994) that showed another innovation in his career with an acid jazz-oriented sound and reached No. 40 on the Swedish Albums Chart.[24] After this release, there were several albums of duets, covers and tributes, such as Gershwin's World (1998), Possibilities (2005) and River: The Joni Letters (2007). The last peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200[4] and became the second jazz album in history to win a Grammy Award for Album of the Year (the first was Getz/Gilberto (1964) by Stan Getz and João Gilberto).[25] As of 2012, Hancock's last original solo project was the electronic-influenced Future2Future (2001), released for Transparent Music.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details[26] Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[4]
US
R&B

[4]
US
Jazz

(Trad)
[4]
US
Jazz

(Cont)
[4]
FRA
[27]
GER
[28]
JPN
[29]
NL
[30]
SWE
[24]
SWZ
[21]
UK
[10]
Takin' Off 286
My Point of View
  • Release date: March 19, 1963
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP
Inventions and Dimensions
  • Release date: August 30, 1963
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape
Empyrean Isles
  • Release date: June 17, 1964
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape
Maiden Voyage
  • Release date: May 17, 1965
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, SACD, Tape
225
Speak Like a Child
  • Release date: March 6, 1968
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape
14 279
The Prisoner
  • Release date: April 18, 1969
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape
Fat Albert Rotunda
  • Release date: December 8, 1969[14]
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP
15
Mwandishi
  • Release date: 1971
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP
16
Crossings
  • Release date: February 15, 1972
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP
10
Sextant
  • Release date: March 30, 1973
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, 8-Trk
176 3
Head Hunters
  • Release date: October 26, 1973[8]
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, MD, SACD, Tape, 8-Trk
13 2 1 86
Dedication
  • Release date: September 21, 1974
  • Label: CBS / Sony
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP
Thrust
  • Release date: September 6, 1974[14]
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape, 8-Trk
13 2 1
Man-Child
  • Release date: 1975
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape, 8-Trk
21 6 1
Secrets
  • Release date: August 1976[31]
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape, 8-Trk
49 8 1
Third Plane (with Ron Carter and Tony Williams)
  • Release date: July 13, 1977[32]
  • Label: Milestone
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape
40
The Herbie Hancock Trio (with Ron Carter and Tony Williams)
  • Release date: July 21, 1977
  • Label: CBS / Sony
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP
82
Sunlight
  • Release date: June 1978
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape, 8-Trk
58 31 3 26
Directstep
  • Release date: January 21, 1979
  • Label: CBS / Sony
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP
The Piano
  • Release date: June 21, 1979
  • Label: CBS / Sony
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP
Feets, Don't Fail Me Now
  • Release date: February 1979
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape
38 16 2 38 28
Monster
  • Release date: March 1980
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape, 8-Trk
94 19 3
Mr. Hands
  • Release date: 1980
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape
117 46 4
Magic Windows
  • Release date: 1981
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape
140 40 13
Herbie Hancock Trio (with Ron Carter and Tony Williams)
  • Release date: October 1982[33]
  • Label: CBS / Sony
  • Format: CD, Digital download
Quartet (with Ron Carter, Tony Williams and Wynton Marsalis)
  • Release date: 1982
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape
202 5 77
Lite Me Up
  • Release date: 1982
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape
151 31 10 68
Future Shock
  • Release date: 1983
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, SACD, Tape
43 10 2 25 22 51 16 19 9 27
  • RIAA: Platinum[22]
Sound-System
  • Release date: 1984
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape
71 34 7 51 48
Village Life (with Foday Musa Suso)
  • Release date: 1985
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape
Perfect Machine
  • Release date: October 1988
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape
65
A Tribute to Miles (with Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and Wallace Roney)
  • Release date: 1994
  • Label: Qwest
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape
2
Dis Is da Drum
  • Release date: 1994
  • Label: Mercury
  • Format: CD, Digital download, Tape
2 65 40 38
The New Standard
  • Release date: February 19, 1996[35]
  • Label: Verve
  • Format: CD, Digital download, Tape
2 64 39 45
1 + 1 (with Wayne Shorter)
  • Release date: July 1, 1997[36]
  • Label: Verve
  • Format: CD, Digital download, Tape
2
  • BVMI: Gold (Jazz)[34]
Gershwin's World
  • Release date: October 20, 1998
  • Label: Verve
  • Format: CD, Digital download, SACD
1 47 76
  • BVMI: Gold (Jazz)[34]
Future2Future
  • Release date: September 25, 2001
  • Label: Transparent Music
  • Format: CD, LP
2 111 45
Possibilities (duets album)
  • Release date: August 30, 2005
  • Label: Hear Music, Hancock Music, Vector
  • Format: CD, Digital download
22 1 80 66 33 95
River: The Joni Letters
  • Release date: September 25, 2007
  • Label: Verve
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP
5 1 70 54 51 76 61 179
The Imagine Project (duets album)
  • Release date: June 22, 2010
  • Label: Hancock, Red
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP
54 1 77 27 101 35 29
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Releases that charted[edit]

List of live albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details[26] Peak chart positions
US
[4]
US
R&B

[4]
US
Jazz

(Trad)
[4]
JPN
[29]
V.S.O.P.
  • Release date: April, 1977
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, SACD, Tape
79 24 5 65
An Evening with Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea: In Concert (with Chick Corea)
  • Release date: November 1978
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape
100 8
CoreaHancock (with Chick Corea)
  • Release date: 1979
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape[37]
175 19
Directions in Music: Live at Massey Hall (with Roy Hargrove and Michael Brecker)
  • Release date: June 11, 2002
  • Label: Verve
  • Format: CD, Digital download
2 62
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Releases that did not chart[edit]

List of other live albums
Title Album details[26]
Hear, O Israel – A Prayer Ceremony in Jazz
  • Release date: 1968[38]
  • Label: Jonny[38]
  • Format: CD, LP[38]
Flood
  • Release date: 1975
  • Label: CBS / Sony
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP
A Night with Herbie Hancock
  • Release date: 1980
  • Label: Manhattan
  • Format: LP
Jazz Africa (with Foday Musa Suso)
  • Release date: 1987
  • Label: Verve
  • Format: CD, Tape
Parallel Realities Live... (with Jack DeJohnette, Pat Metheny and Dave Holland)
  • Release date: 1993
  • Label: Jazz Door
  • Format: CD
Herbie Hancock Trio Live in New York (with Jeff Littleton and Gene Jackson)
  • Release date: 1994
  • Label: Jazz Door
  • Format: CD
Quartet Live (with Al Foster, Buster Williams, Greg Osby, Michael Brecker and Bobby McFerrin)
  • Release date: 1994
  • Label: Jazz Door
  • Format: CD
Live: Detroit / Chicago
  • Release date: July 12, 2005[39]
  • Label: Hudson Street[39]
  • Format: CD, Digital download[39]

Compilations[edit]

Releases that charted[edit]

List of compilations, with selected chart positions
Title Album details[26] Peak chart positions
US
[4]
US
R&B

[4]
US
Jazz

(Trad)
[4]
FRA
[27]
JPN
[29]
Treasure Chest
  • Release date: 1974
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: LP
158 31
The Best of Herbie Hancock
  • Release date: 1979
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape
27
The Then and Now: The Definitive Herbie Hancock
  • Release date: September 23, 2008[40]
  • Label: Verve
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP
8 30 65
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Releases that did not chart[edit]

List of other compilations
Title Album details[26]
The Best of Herbie Hancock
  • Release date: 1971
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Format: LP, Tape
Herbie Hancock
  • Release date: September 1975[41]
  • Label: Blue Note[41]
  • Format: CD, LP[41]
Happy the Man
Hancock Alley
  • Release date: 1980
  • Label: Manhattan
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape
Double Rainbow
Hot and Heavy
  • Release date: 1984
  • Label: Premier
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape
The Best of Herbie Hancock: The Blue Note Years
  • Release date: 1988
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape
Feets Don't Fail Me Now / Future Shock
  • Release date: 1989
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP
The Very Best of Herbie Hancock
  • Release date: 1991
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, LP
The Collection
  • Release date: 1991
  • Label: Castle
  • Format: CD
A Jazz Collection
  • Release date: March 16, 1991[44]
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download, Tape
The Best of Herbie Hancock, Vol. 2
  • Release date: 1992
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD
The Collection
  • Release date: July 1, 1992[45]
  • Label: Griffin[45]
  • Format: CD[45]
Herbie Hancock
  • Release date: 1993
  • Label: Musica Jazz
  • Format: CD
The Egg
  • Release date: 1993
  • Label: Music Mirror
  • Format: CD
Jamming
  • Release date: July 27, 1994[46]
  • Label: Royal Co.[46]
  • Format: CD,[46] Tape, 8-Trk
Mwandishi: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings
  • Release date: November 22, 1994[47]
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, Digital download
Jazz Portrait
  • Release date: September 1, 1995[48]
  • Label: TriStar[48]
  • Format: CD[48]
Takin' Off / Inventions And Dimensions / Empryean Isles
  • Release date: October 1, 1995[49]
  • Label: Blue Note[49]
  • Format: CD[49]
Cantaloupe Island
  • Release date: 1995
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Format: CD, Digital download
Jazz & Blues Collection, Vol. 63
  • Release date: 1996
  • Label: Edition Atlas
  • Format: CD
Jazz Profile
  • Release date: April 1, 1997[50]
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Format: CD, Digital download
This Is Jazz, Vol. 35
  • Release date: April 28, 1998[51]
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download
Mr. Funk
  • Release date: 1998
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD
Rare Tracks
  • Release date: August 28, 1998[52]
  • Label: Import[52]
  • Format: CD[52]
The Complete Blue Note Sixties Sessions
  • Release date: October 6, 1998[53]
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Format: CD, Digital download
Dr. Jazz: The Blue Note Years 1962 / 69
  • Release date: 1998
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Format: CD, Digital download
Dancin' Grooves
  • Release date: January 21, 1999[54]
  • Label: SME
  • Format: CD
Riot
  • Release date: April 13, 1999[55]
  • Label: Blue Note[55]
  • Format: CD[55]
Backtracks (with Quincy Jones)
  • Release date: September 28, 1999[56]
  • Label: Renaissance[56]
  • Format: CD, Digital download[56]
Les Incontournables
Sextant / Secrets
  • Release date: January 17, 2000[58]
  • Label: Sony[58]
  • Format: CD[58]
The Best of Herbie Hancock
The Best of Herbie Hancock: The Hits
  • Release date: February 8, 2000[60]
  • Label: Columbia / Legacy[60]
  • Format: CD, Digital download[60]
Jammin' with Herbie Hancock
  • Release date: 2000
  • Label: Collecteables
  • Format: CD, Digital download
Head Hunters / Future Shock / Man-Child
  • Release date: September 17, 2001[61]
  • Label: Jazz[61]
  • Format: CD[61]
The Herbie Hancock Box
  • Release date: October 1, 2002[62]
  • Label: Columbia / Legacy[62]
  • Format: CD, Digital download[62]
Head Hunters / Thrust
  • Release date: December 16, 2002[63]
  • Label: Sony[63]
  • Format: CD[63]
Thrust / Mr. Hands / Secrets
  • Release date: October 6, 2003[64]
  • Label: Jazz[64]
  • Format: CD[64]
Blue Note Years, Vol. 20
  • Release date: April 27, 2004[65]
  • Label: Blue Note[65]
  • Format: CD[65]
Jazz Moodes: 'Round Midnight
  • Release date: June 15, 2004[66]
  • Label: Legacy / Columbia[66]
  • Format: CD, Digital download[66]
Rockit
  • Release date: August 16, 2004[67]
  • Label: Delta No. 1[67]
  • Format: CD[67]
Head Hunters / Sextant / Thrust
  • Release date: December 14, 2004[68]
  • Label: Columbia[68]
  • Format: CD[68]
Soul Power
  • Release date: April 4, 2005[69]
  • Label: Double Gold[69]
  • Format: CD[69]
Herbie Hancock
  • Release date: June 7, 2005[70]
  • Label: Platinum Disc[70]
  • Format: CD[70]
The Essential Herbie Hancock
  • Release date: February 21, 2006
  • Label: Columbia / Legacy
  • Format: CD, Digital download
Great Sessions
  • Release date: April 4, 2006[71]
  • Label: Blue Note[71]
  • Format: CD[71]
The Very Best of Herbie Hancock
Piano Fiesta (with Chick Corea)
  • Release date: October 17, 2006[73]
  • Label: Jazz Hour[73]
  • Format: CD[73]
Techno Voodu — Astral Black Simulations
  • Release date: February 21, 2007[74]
  • Label: Legacy[74]
  • Format: CD[74]
Finest in Jazz
  • Release date: June 4, 2007[75]
  • Label: Blue Note[75]
  • Format: CD[75]
The Herbie Hancock Trio in Concert
  • Release date: October 8, 2007[76]
  • Label: Jazz Hour[76]
  • Format: CD[76]
Soul and Funk (with James Brown and Quincy Jones)
  • Release date: May 19, 2008[77]
  • Label: Mastercuts[77]
  • Format: CD[77]
Future Shock / Head Hunters
  • Release date: October 14, 2008[78]
  • Label: Legacy[78]
  • Format: CD[78]
Playlist: The Very Best of Herbie Hancock
  • Release date: October 28, 2008[79]
  • Label: Columbia / Legacy[79]
  • Format: CD, Digital download[79]
Les Incontournables du Jazz : Herbie Hancock
  • Release date: 2008
  • Label: Warner Jazz
  • Format: CD
The Best of Herbie Hancock Box Set
  • Release date: October 9, 2009[80]
  • Label: Blue Note[80]
  • Format: CD[80]
Complete Columbia Collection Box Set
  • Release date: November 16, 2010[81]
  • Label: Sony[81]
  • Format: CD[81]
Milken Archive Digital (this box includes Hear O Israel)
  • Release date: September 1, 2011
  • Label: Milken Archive Digital
  • Format: Digital download
  • Some of these compilations were re-issued many times with different titles. Sometimes the re-issues included the same tracklist in a different order and/or with small variations with some bonus tracks.

Soundtrack albums[edit]

List of soundtrack albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details[26] Peak chart positions
US
[4]
US
R&B

[4]
US
Jazz

(Trad)
[4]
SWE
[24]
Blow-Up
  • Release date: October 1966
  • Label: MGM
  • Format: CD, LP
192
The Spook Who Sat By The Door
Death Wish
  • Release date: 1974
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP
38
Round Midnight
  • Release date: 1986
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, Tape
196 2 28
The Definitive Ken Burns Jazz
  • Release date: November 7, 2000[82]
  • Label: Columbia / Legacy
  • Format: CD, Digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Physical singles[edit]

Physical releases that charted[edit]

List of physical singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year
[83]
Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[4]
US
R&B

[4]
US
Dance

[4]
US
Jazz

(Digital)
[4]
FRA
[27]
GER
[28]
NL
[30]
SWE
[24]
SWZ
[21]
UK
[10]
"Watermelon Man" 1963 121 Takin' Off
"Chameleon" 1974 42 18 Head Hunters
"Palm Grease" 45 Thrust
"Doin' It" 1976 104 83 40 Secrets
"I Thought It Was You" 1978 85 15 Sunlight
"You Bet Your Love" 1979 18 Feets, Don't Fail Me Now
"Tell Everybody" 47 24
"Ready or Not" 25
"Stars in Your Eyes" 1980 33 Monster
"Making Love" 73
"Magic Number" 1981 59 9 Magic Windows
"Everybody's Broke" 46
"Lite Me Up!" 1982 52 Lite Me Up
"Gettin' to the Good Part" 47
"Rockit" 1983 71 6 1 40 9 6 7 10 4 8 Future Shock
"Autodrive" 26 36 53 39 33
"Future Shock" 54
"Mega-Mix" 1984 105 38
"Hardrock" 41 53 65 Sound-System
"Vibe Alive" 1988 25 46 Perfect Machine
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Physical releases that did not chart[edit]

List of other physical singles
Title Year
[83]
Album
"Blind Man, Blind Man (Parts 1 & 2)" 1963 My Point of View
"Fat Mama" / "Wiggle Waggle" 1969 Fat Albert Rotunda
"Crossings" / "Water Torture" 1972 Crossings
"Watermelon Man" / "Sly" 1973 Head Hunters
"Spank-A-Lee" / "Actual Proof" 1974 Thrust
"Hang Up Your Hang Ups" / "Sun Touch" 1975 Man-Child
"Sunlight" / "Come Running To Me" 1978 Sunlight
"Don't Hold It In" / "It All Comes Around" 1980 Monster
"Go for It"
"Just Around the Corner" Mr. Hands
"Fun Tracks" 1982 Lite Me Up
"Paradise"
"Metal Beat" 1984 Sound-System
"People Are Changing"
"Beat Wise" 1988 Perfect Machine
"Call It '94" 1994 no album
"The Essence" (with Chaka Khan) 2001 Future2Future
"Rockit 2.002" 2002 no album

Promo singles[edit]

Note: Promo releases do not chart, because they are not sold, they are promotional items

Promo releases that charted[edit]

List of promo singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Dance

[4]
US
Jazz

(Smooth)
[4]
US
Jazz

(Digital)
[4]
"Go For It" / "Saturday Night" / "Stars In Your Eyes" 1980 12 Monster
"A Song for You" (with Christina Aguilera) 2006 11 Possibilities
"River" (with Corinne Bailey Rae) 2007 28 River: The Joni Letters
"Imagine" (with P!nk, Seal, India.Arie, Jeff Beck, Konono N°1 and Oumou Sangaré) 2010 22 7 The Imagine Project
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promo releases that did not chart[edit]

List of other promo singles
Title Year
[83]
Album
"Knee Deep" 1979 Feets, Don't Fail Me Now
"Saturday Night" 1980 Monster
"Dis Is da Drum Sampler" 1995 no album
"Call It '95" Dis Is da Drum
"Bring Down the Birds" 2008 Blow-Up

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Jazz

(Digital)
[4]
"Stitched Up" (with John Mayer) 2010 25 Possibilities
"Don't Give Up" (with P!nk and John Legend) 15 The Imagine Project
"Tomorrow Never Knows" (with Dave Matthews) 24
"A Change Is Gonna Come" (with James Morrison) 47

Other appearances[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • a ^ From 1989, SNEP lists greatest hits and compilation albums of the artists in a compilation chart (already active from 1987 only for the various artists compilations).[84]
    Prior the launch of the SNEP Singles Chart on November 3, 1984, there wasn't a reliable weekly chart for the singles in France. So, in 2000, Fabrice Ferment in collaboration with SNEP compiled monthly charts for the pre-SNEP chart period based on retail sales of the time.
  • b ^ Before Oricon launched the albums chart (started in 1987), it published only albums charts classified as follows: LPs (1970-1989), Cassettes (1974-1995) and CDs (1985-1997). For pre-1987 peak positions, the LP chart is used, as that was the main medium.[29]
  • c ^ Prior September 8, 1993, the IFPI Swedish charts were bi-weekly.[85]
  • d ^ Between October 20, 1984 and December 4, 1993 the Billboard jazz albums charts were bi-weekly. Note that Top Contemporary Jazz Albums was established on February 28, 1987 and before this date, Contemporary jazz albums were charted on the Top Traditional Jazz Albums (at the time known simply as Top Jazz Albums).[86]
  • f ^ RIAA certifications are based on shipment sales in the United States and, on request by the label, RIAA certifies albums and singles as Gold (500,000 units), Platinum (every 1 million units) and Diamond (every 10 million units).[87]
  • g ^ BVMI certifications are based on retail sales in Germany calculated by GEMA and other societies. For the low sales of the jazz records, BVMI established a jazz division in 1992 only for albums and singles of the genre released from this date; on request by the label, BVMI certifies them as Gold (every 10,000 copies) and Platinum (every 20,000 copies).[88]

See also[edit]

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