Janie Fricke discography

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Janie Fricke discography

A signed promotional photograph of Janie Fricke, 1978.
Releases
Studio albums 23
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 9
Singles 42
Music videos 2
Tribute and cover albums 1
Other appearances 17

The discography of Janie Fricke, an American country artist, consists of twenty three studio albums, one live album, one tribute album, nine compilation albums, forty two singles, two music videos, and seventeen other appearances. Fricke was signed to Nashville's Columbia Records as a solo artist in 1977. Later that year, her debut single, "What're You Doing Tonight", reached the top-forty on the country songs chart.[1] The following year her debut studio album, Singer of Songs, was issued.[2] Between 1978 and 1980, Fricke issued three studio albums which resulted in two major hits: "Please Help Me, I'm Fallin" (1978) and "I'll Love Away Your Troubles for Awhile" (1979).[3] With a change in musical direction, Fricke began recording ballads in 1980, strengthening the success of her singles. "Down to My Last Broken Heart" and "I'll Need Someone to Hold Me (When I Cry)" were her first pair of top-ten hits on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[1] An album of the same was also released that year, which reached the top-thirty on the Top Country Albums chart.[3] With her sixth studio album, Fricke reached the top spot of the Billboard country chart with its second single "Don't Worry 'bout Me Baby" (1982).[4] This would start a series of number-one country singles during this period.[1][4] It Ain't Easy (1982), her seventh studio record, reached number fifteen on the Top Country Albums list and spawned three number-one hits: "It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy", "He's a Heartache (Looking for a Place to Happen)", and "Tell Me a Lie".[3]

With the inclusion of more up-tempo material, Fricke reached the number one spot two more times in 1983 and 1984 with "Let's Stop Talkin' About It" and "Your Heart's Not in It".[1] Fricke also collaborated with Merle Haggard in 1984 on "A Place to Fall Apart", which reached number one on the country songs chart.[4] In 1986, her eleventh studio album Black and White was issued and became her highest-charting record on the Top Country Albums list. Its lead single "Always Have, Always Will" reached the number one spot also and became her final top ten hit.[3] Fricke released three more studio albums for Columbia Records until 1989, all of which did not produce any major hits.[4] Labor of Love (1989) spawned her final-charting Billboard single called "Give 'em My Number", which peaked at number forty-three.[3] While performing in Branson, Missouri during the 1990s, Fricke released two Gospel-inspired studio albums: Crossroads: Hymns of Faith (1992) and Now and Then (1995). With her own recording label, she released Bouncin' Back (2000), her nineteenth studio album. Via her own label she would issue two more studio albums, including a tribute album in 2003..[4] In 2002 her first live album was released entitled Live at Billy Bob's Texas.[1] In 2004 she recorded her first album of Bluegrass music entitled The Bluegrass Sessions, following it up in 2012 with The Country Side of Bluegrass, Fricke's twenty-third studio album.[2]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and other relevant details
Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[5]
CAN
Country

[6]
Singer of Songs
Love Notes
  • Released: March 1979
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
From the Heart
  • Released: November 1979
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
10
Nice 'n Easy
(with Johnny Duncan)
  • Released: October 1980
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
I'll Need Someone to Hold Me When I Cry
  • Released: November 1980
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
28
Sleeping with Your Memory
  • Released: September 1981
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
42
It Ain't Easy
  • Released: September 1982
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
15
Love Lies
  • Released: October 1983
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
10
The First Word in Memory
  • Released: August 1984
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
17
Somebody Else's Fire
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
21
Black and White
  • Released: July 1986
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD
1
After Midnight
  • Released: April 1987
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD
29
Saddle in the Wind
  • Released: July 1988
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD
64
Labor of Love
  • Released: July 1989
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD
64
Great Movie Themes
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Stonebird
  • Formats: CD
Janie Fricke
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Intersound
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
Crossroads: Hymns of Faith
  • Released: August 15, 1992
  • Label: Intersound
  • Formats: Cassette, CD, music download
Now and Then
  • Released: January 17, 1995
  • Label: Intersound
  • Formats: Cassette, CD, music download
Bouncin' Back
  • Released: October 10, 2000
  • Label: JFR
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
Tributes to My Heroes
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: JFR
  • Formats: CD
The Bluegrass Sessions
  • Released: August 17, 2004
  • Label: DM
  • Formats: CD, music download
Roses and Lace
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: JFR
  • Formats: CD
Country Side of Bluegrass
  • Released: February 2, 2012
  • Label: New West Deals
  • Formats: CD, music download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, showing relevant details
Title Album details
Live at Billy Bob's Texas
  • Released: April 2, 2002
  • Label: Smith
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and other relevant details
Title Album details Peak
chart
positions
US Country
[5]
Greatest Hits
  • Released: October 1982
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
34
The Very Best of Janie
  • Released: October 1985
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl, cassette, CD
33
I Love Country
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl, cassette
17 Greatest Hits
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl, cassette, CD, music download
Celebration
  • Released: 1987
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD
63
Sweet and Sassy
  • Released: December 1, 1995
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
Super Hits
  • Released: March 2, 1999
  • Label: Columbia, Sony
  • Formats: Cassette, CD, digital download
Anthology
  • Released: March 16, 1999
  • Label: Renaissance
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
Golden Legends: Janie Fricke
  • Released: February 28, 2006
  • Label: Madacy
  • Formats: CD, music download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and other relevant details
Title Year Peak chart
positions
Album
US
Country

[5]
CAN
Country

[7]
"What're You Doing Tonight" 1977 21 14 Singer of Songs
"Baby It's You" 1978 21 19
"Please Help Me, I'm Fallin'" 12 4
"Playin' Hard to Get" 22 30 Love Notes
"I'll Love Away Your Troubles for Awhile" 1979 14 7
"Let's Try Again" 28 52
"But Love Me" 26 From the Heart
"Pass Me By" 1980 22 18
"Down to My Last Broken Heart" 2 2 I'll Need Someone to Hold Me When I Cry
"Pride" 1981 12 1
"I'll Need Someone to Hold Me (When I Cry)" 4 1
"Do Me with Love" 4 1 Sleeping with Your Memory
"Don't Worry 'bout Me Baby" 1982 1 8
"It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy" 1 1 It Ain't Easy
"You Don't Know Love" 1983 4 3
"He's a Heartache
(Looking for a Place to Happen)
"
1 1
"Tell Me a Lie" 1 1
"Let's Stop Talkin' About It" 1984 1 1 Love Lies
"If the Fall Don't Get You" 8 6
"Your Heart's Not in It" 1 1 The First Word in Memory
"The First Word in Memory Is Me" 7 5
"She's Single Again" 1985 2 2 Somebody Else's Fire
"Somebody Else's Fire" 4 4
"Easy to Please" 1986 5 15
"Always Have, Always Will" 1 1 Black and White
"When a Woman Cries" 20 10
"Are You Satisfied" 1987 32 25 After Midnight
"Baby You're Gone" 63 45
"Where Does Love Go (When It's Gone)" 1988 54 47 Saddle in the Wind
"I'll Walk Before I Crawl" 50
"The Heart" 64
"Love Is One of Those Words" 1989 56 63 Labor of Love
"Give 'em My Number" 43 54
"You Never Crossed My Mind" 1991 Janie Fricke
"I Want to Grow Old with You" 74
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

As a collaborative artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and other relevant details
Title Year Peak chart
positions
Album
US
Country

[5]
CAN
Country

[7]
"Come a Little Bit Closer"
(with Johnny Duncan)
1978 4 2 Nice 'n Easy
"He's Out of My Life"
(with Johnny Duncan)
1980 17 20

As a featured artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and other relevant details
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Country

[5]
CAN
Country

[7]
NZ
[8]
"On My Knees"
(with Charlie Rich)
1978 1 2 8 Take Me
"It's a Cheating Situation"
(with Moe Bandy)
1979 2 1 It's a Cheating Situation
"A Place to Fall Apart"
(with Merle Haggard)
1984 1 1 It's All in the Game
"From Time to Time (It Feels Like Love Again)"
(with Larry Gatlin)
1987 21 22 Partners
"Couldn't See the Gold"
(with Tommy Hunter)
1990 19 The Anniversary Sessions
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"You Never Crossed My Mind"[9] 1991 Michael Merriman
"You Don't Know Love"[10] 2004 not available

Other appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"On My Knees"[11] 1978 Charlie Rich Take Me
"It's a Cheating Situation"[12] 1979 Moe Bandy Cheating Situation
"All I Want to Do in Life"[13] 1984 George Jones Ladies' Choice
"A Place to Fall Apart"[14] Merle Haggard It's All in the Game
"Who Cares"[15] Ray Charles Friendship
"From Time to Time (It Feels Like Love Again)"[16] 1986 Larry Gatlin Partners
"What Child Is This"[17] none The Nashville Christmas Album
"Couldn't See the Gold"[18] 1990 Tommy Hunter The Anniversary Sessions
"Angels We Have Heard on High"[19] 1992 none Christmas in Nashville
"Two Good People with a Love Gone Bad"[20] 1993 Vern Gosdin Nickels and Dimes and Love
"Jingle Bells"[21] none Country Christmas
"Christmas Is"[21] Johnny Paycheck
"It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"[22] 1995 none The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
"The Foggy Dew"[23] 1999 none Made in America: Folk Favorites
"Pride"[24] 2001 Ralph Emery Ralph Emery and Friends
"Field of Dreams"[25] 2003 Charley Pride Comfort of Her Wings
"A Place to Fall Apart" (live)[26] 2004 Merle Haggard Live at Billy Bob's Texas: 'Ol Country Singer

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Huey, Steve. "Janie Fricke: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Albums by Janie Fricke: Discography". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Janie Fricke -- Billboard charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Coyne, Kevin John. "100 Greatest Women of Country -- Janie Fricke (#46)". Country Universe. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  6. ^ "Search results for "Janie Fricke" under Country Albums/CD's". RPM. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c "Search results for "Janie Fricke" under Country Singles". RPM. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "New Zealand charts portal -- Janie Fricke". Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Music Video Janie Fricke". YouTube. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "You Don't Know Love". YouTube. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Take Me by Charlie Rich". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Cjeating Situation: Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Ladies' Choice: Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "It's All in the Game: Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Friendship: Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "Partners: Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  17. ^ "Nashville Christmas Album: Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  18. ^ "Tommy Hunter: The Anniversary Sessions -- Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  19. ^ "Christmas in Nashville". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  20. ^ "Vern Gosdin -- Nickels and Dimes and Love (CD, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  21. ^ a b "Country Christmas: Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  22. ^ "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  23. ^ "Made in America: Folk Favorites". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  24. ^ "Ralph Emery and Friends: Overview". Allmusic. 
  25. ^ "Comfort of Her Wings: Overview". Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  26. ^ "Live at Billy Bob's Texas: 'Ol Country Singer". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 

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