Jerry Lee Lewis discography

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Jerry Lee Lewis discography

American pianist and musician Jerry Lee Lewis
Releases
Studio albums 40
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 10
Singles 77
No.1 Single 10

This is a detailed discography for American rock and roll, country, and gospel singer-songwriter Jerry Lee Lewis. One of the pioneers of rockabilly, Lewis has recorded over 40 albums in a career spanning seven decades. Lewis is a versatile artist, and has recorded songs in multiple genres. Lewis, in 1986, was one of the very first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and, as of 2015, is the last surviving rock and roll pioneer of Sun Records (fellow Sun rock and roll colleagues such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins, among others, are deceased.) Some of his best known songs are Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, and High School Confidential. His album, Live at the Star Club, Hamburg, is widely considered one of the greatest live concert albums ever.[1][2][3][4][5] In his lengthy career in music, Lewis has had 30 songs reach the top ten on the Billboard Country-and-Western chart.[6] Lewis is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential pianists of the rock and roll era, and was ranked number 24 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".[7]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
US US Country CAN
1958 Jerry Lee Lewis
1962 Jerry Lee's Greatest
1964 Live at the Star Club, Hamburg
Golden Hits of Jerry Lee Lewis 40
The Greatest Live Show on Earth 32
1965 The Return of Rock 64
Country Songs for City Folks/All Country 39
1966 Memphis Beat 145
By Request: More of the Greatest Live Show on Earth
1967 Soul My Way
1968 Another Place, Another Time 160 3
1969 She Still Comes Around 12
Sings the Country Music Hall of Fame Hits, Vol. 1 127 2
Sings the Country Music Hall of Fame Hits, Vol. 2 124 5
Together (with Linda Gail Lewis) 8
Original Golden Hits, Vol. 1 119 8
Original Golden Hits, Vol. 2 122 6
Rockin' Rhythm and Blues
1970 The Golden Cream of the Country 11
She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye 186 9
A Taste of Country 16
Best of Jerry Lee Lewis 114 8
Live at the International, Las Vegas 149 5
1971 In Loving Memories: The Jerry Lee Lewis Gospel Album 213 18
There Must Be More to Love Than This 190 8
Touching Home 152 11
Monsters 44
Would You Take Another Chance on Me? 115 3
1972 The Killer Rocks On 105 4
Who's Gonna Play This Old Piano? 201 3
1973 The Session...Recorded in London with Great Artists 37 4 12
Sometimes a Memory Ain't Enough 6
Southern Roots: Back Home to Memphis 6
1974 I-40 Country 25
Breathless (High Heel Sneakers + Roll Over Beethoven)
1975 Boogie Woogie Country Man 16
Odd Man In 33
1976 Country Class 18
1977 Country Memories 21
1978 Best of/Vol. 2 23
Jerry Lee Keeps Rockin' 40
1979 Duets 32
Jerry Lee Lewis (Elektra album) 186 23
1980 When Two Worlds Collide 32
Killer Country 35
1981 Best of/Vol. 3 49
1982 The Survivors Live (with Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins) 205 21
1983 My Fingers Do the Talkin' 62
1984 I Am What I Am
1986 Class of '55 (with Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison) 87 15
1989 Great Balls of Fire! Soundtrack
Jerry Lee Lewis - 18 Original Sun Greatest Hits
1993 Solid Ground
All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology
1994 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On 62
1995 Young Blood 31
1999 Live at Gilley's
2006 Last Man StandingB (duets album) 26 4 34
A Half-Century of Hits (box set)
2007 Last Man Standing Live
Live from Austin, TX (Live DVD & CD)
2010 Mean Old Man (duets album) 30 30
2011 Jerry Lee Lewis: Live at Third Man Records
2012 Sun Recordings: Greatest Hits 71
A Whole Lotta...Jerry Lee Lewis: The Definitive Retrospective
2014 Rock & Roll TimeC 140 27
  • AJerry Lee Lewis Vol. 2/Jerry Lee's Greatest peaked at #14 on the UK Albums Chart.[8]
  • BLast Man Standing peaked at #6 on the Americana Radio Pop Chart, #9 on the CIMS Pop Chart, #8 on the Billboard Rock Chart and #1 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart.
  • CRock & Toll Time peaked at #33 on the Billboard Rock Chart and #30 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart.

Singles[edit]

1950s[edit]

Year Single (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Peak chart positions Album
US US Country US
R&B
UK[8]
1956 "Crazy Arms"
b/w "End Of The Road" (from Original Golden Hits - Volume 1)
Jerry Lee Lewis
1957 "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On"
b/w "It'll Be Me" (from Jerry Lee Lewis)
3 1 1 8 Original Golden Hits - Volume 1
"Great Balls of Fire" / 2 1 1 1 Jerry Lee's Greatest!
"You Win Again" 95 4 Original Golden Hits - Volume 1
1958 "Breathless" / 7 4 3 8
"Down the Line" 51
"High School Confidential" / 21 9 5 12 Jerry Lee Lewis
"Fools Like Me" 11
"Lewis Boogie"
b/w "The Return of Jerry Lee"
18 Original Sun Greatest Hits
"Break Up" / 52 Jerry Lee's Greatest!
"I'll Make It All Up to You" 85 19 Original Golden Hits - Volume 2
1959 "I'll Sail My Ship Alone"
b/w "It Hurt Me So" (Non-album track)
93
"Lovin' Up a Storm"A
b/w "Big Blon' Baby"
81 28 Non-album tracks
"Let's Talk About Us"
b/w "The Ballad Of Billy Joe" (Non-album track)
76 Jerry Lee's Greatest!
"Little Queenie"
b/w "I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You"
(from Original Golden Hits - Volume 2)
Original Golden Hits - Volume 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1960s[edit]

Year Single (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Peak chart positions Album
US[9] US Country CAN Country UK[8]
1960 "Baby Baby Bye Bye"
b/w "Old Black Joe" (from Ole Tyme Country Music)
47 Non-album track
"John Henry"
b/w "Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes" (from Rockin' Rhythm and Blues)
Ole Tyme Country Music
"When I Get Paid"
b/w "Love Made A Fool Of Me"
Non-album tracks
1961 "What'd I Say" [A]
b/w "Livin' Lovin' Wreck" (Non-album track)
25 27 10 Jerry Lee's Greatest!
"Cold, Cold Heart"
b/w "It Won't Happen With Me" (Non-album track)
22
"Save the Last Dance For Me"
b/w "As Long As I Live" (from The Golden Cream Of The Country)
Original Golden Hits - Volume 2
"Money"
b/w "Bonnie B" (Non-album track)
1962 "I've Been Twistin'"
b/w "Ramblin' Rose" (from The Golden Cream Of The Country)
Non-album track
"Sweet Little Sixteen" / 95 38 Rockin' Rhythm and Blues
"How's My Ex Treating You?" 98 Original Golden Hits - Volume 2
"Good Golly Miss Molly"
b/w "I Can't Trust Me (In Your Arms Anymore)"
(from The Golden Cream Of The Country)
99 31 Rockin' Rhythm and Blues
1963 "Teenage Letter"
b/w "Seasons Of My Heart" (With Linda Gail Lewis,
from The Golden Cream Of The Country)
Non-album tracks
1964 "Hit The Road Jack" / 103
"Pen and Paper" 36
"I'm On Fire"
b/w "Bread and Butter Man"
98
"She Was My Baby (He Was My Friend)"
b/w "The Hole He Said He'd Dig For Me"
"Hi Heel Sneakers"
b/w "You Went Back On Your Word" (from The Return Of Rock)
91 The Greatest Live Show on Earth
1965 "Green Green Grass Of Home"
b/w "Baby (You Got What It Takes)" (With Linda Gayle Lewis, non-album track)

Country Songs For City Folks

"Carry Me Back To Old Virginia"
b/w "I Know What It Means" (Non-album track)
Ole Tyme Country Music
"Baby, Hold Me Close"
b/w "I Believe In You"
129 The Return of Rock
1966 "Sticks and Stones"
b/w "What A Heck Of A Mess" (Non-album track)
Memphis Beat
"Memphis Beat"
b/w "If I Had It All To Do Over" (Non-album track)
1967 "It's A Hang Up Baby"
b/w "Holdin' On"
Soul My Way
"Turn On Your Love Light"
b/w "Shotgun Man"
1968 "Another Place, Another Time" [B]
b/w "Walking The Floor Over You"
97 4 Another Place, Another Time
"What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)"
b/w "All The Good Is Gone"
94 2 1
"She Still Comes Around (To Love What's Left Of Me)"
b/w "Slipping Around" (from The Best Of Jerry Lee Lewis)
2 2 She Still Comes Around
"To Make Love Sweeter For You"
b/w "Let's Talk About Us"
1 4
1969 "One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)"
b/w "I Can't Stop Loving You"
3 1 The Country Music Hall of Fame Hits, Vol. 2
"Invitation to Your Party"
b/w "I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You" (from Original Golden Hits - Volume 2)
6 1 The Golden Cream Of The Country
"She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye"
b/w "Echoes" (from She Still Comes Around)
2 1 She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye
"One Minute Past Eternity"
b/w "Frankie and Johnny"
2 2 The Golden Cream Of The Country
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1970s[edit]

Year Single (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Peak chart positions Album
US US Country CAN CAN Country
1970 "There Must Be More To Love Than This"
b/w "Home Away From Home"
1 1 There Must Be More To Love Than This
"Once More with Feeling"
b/w "You Went Out Of Your Way (To Walk On Me)"
2 17 She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye
"I Can't Seem to Say Goodbye"
b/w "Goodnight Irene"
7 4 A Taste Of Country
"Waiting for a Train"
b/w "Big Legged Woman" (from Rockin' Rhythm and Blues)
11 18 Ole Tyme Country Music
"In Loving Memories"
b/w "I Can't Have A Merry Christmas,
Mary (Without You)" (Non-album track)
48 In Loving Memories
1971 "Touching Home"
b/w "Woman, Woman (Get Out Of Our Way)"
(from There Must Be More To Love Than This)
110 3 4 Touching Home
"Love On Broadway"
b/w "Matchbox" (from Monsters)
31 Original Golden Hits - Volume III
"When He Walks On You (Like You Have Walked On Me)"
b/w "Foolish Kind Of Man"
11 1 Touching Home
"Me and Bobby McGee" / 40 flip 50 Would You Take Another Chance on Me
"Would You Take Another Chance on Me" 1 2
1972 "Chantilly Lace" / [C] 43 1 59 1 The Killer Rocks On
"Think About It Darlin'" flip 19 Who's Gonna Play This Old Piano
"Lonely Weekends" / 11 13 The Killer Rocks On
"Turn On Your Love Light" 95
"Who's Gonna Play This Old Piano"
b/w "No Honky Tonks In Heaven"
14 6 Who's Gonna Play This Old Piano?
1973 "No More Hanging On"
b/w "The Mercy Of A Letter"
19 3
"No Headstone On My Grave"
b/w "Jack Daniels (Old No 7)" (Non-album track)
104 60 86 Sessions
"Meat Man"
b/w "Just A Little Bit"
Southern Roots
"Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee"
"Rock and Roll Medley"
41 20 33 12 Sessions
"Sometimes A Memory Ain't Enough"
b/w "I Think I Need To Pray
6 6 Sometimes A Memory Ain't Enough
1974 "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone"
b/w "I've Fallen To The Bottom"
21 23
"Tell Tale Signs"
b/w "Cold, Cold Morning Light"
18 8 I-40 Country
"He Can't Fill My Shoes"
b/w "Tomorrow's Taking My Baby Away"
8 4
1975 "I Can Still Hear The Music in the Restroom"
b/w "Remember Me (I'm The Who Loves You)"
13 20 Boogie Woogie Country Man
"Boogie Woogie Country Man"
b/w "I'm Still Jealous Of You
24
"A Damn Good Country Song"
b/w "When I Take My Vacation To Heaven"
68 42 Odd Man In
1976 "Don't Boogie Woogie"
b/w "That Kind Of Fool"
58
"Let's Put It Back Together Again"
b/w "Jerry Lee's Rock and Roll Revival Show"
6 14 Country Class
"The Closest Thing to You"
b/w "You Belong To Me"
27 23
1977 "Middle Age Crazy"
b/w "Georgia On My Mind"
4 3 Country Memories
1978 "Come On In"
b/w "Who's Sorry Now"
10 44
"I'll Find It Where I Can"
b/w "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes"
10 Jerry Lee Keeps Rockin'
1979 "Save the Last Dance for Me"
b/w "Am I To Be The One"
26 18 Duets
"Cold, Cold Heart"
b/w "Hello Josephine"
84
"Rockin' My Life Away" / 101 18 34 Jerry Lee Lewis (Elektra)
"I Wish I Was Eighteen Again" flip
"Who Will the Next Fool Be?"
b/w "Rita May"
20 24
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s-2000s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country CAN Country
1980 "When Two Worlds Collide"
b/w "Good News Travels Fast"
11 15 When Two Worlds Collide
"Honky Tonk Stuff"
b/w "Rockin' Jerry Lee"
28 48
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
b/w "Folsom Prison Blues"
10 18 Killer Country
1981 "Thirty Nine and Holding"
b/w "Change Places With Me"
4 6
1982 "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
b/w "Pick Me Up On Your Way Down"
(from The Country Music Hall Of Fame Hits, Volume 2)
43 The Country Music Hall Of Fame Hits, Volume 1
"I'd Do It All Again"
b/w "Who Will Buy The Wine"
52 The Best Of Jerry Lee Lewis
"My Fingers Do the Talkin'"
b/w "Forever Forgiving"
44 41 My Fingers Do the Talkin'
1983 "Come as You Were"
b/w "Circumstantial Evidence"
66
"Why You Been Gone So Long?"
b/w "She Sings Amazing Grace"
69
1984 "I Am What I Am"
b/w "That Was The Way It Was Then"
I Am What I Am
1986 "Get Out Your Big Roll Daddy"
b/w "Honky Tonkin' Rock 'N Roll Piano Man"
Get Out Your Big Roll Daddy
"Sixteen Candles"
b/w "Rock and Roll (FAIS-DO-DO)" (With Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins)
61 Class of '55
1990 "It Was The Whiskey Talkin' (Not Me)"
b/w "It Was The Whisky Talkin' (Not Me)" (Rock & Roll version)
Dick Tracy (soundtrack)
2009 "Mean Old Man" Mean Old Man
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other singles[edit]

Singles from collaboration albums[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country CAN Country
1969 "Don't Let Me Cross Over" Linda Gail Lewis 9 Together
1970 "Roll Over Beethoven" 71 12
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak positions Album
US Country
1989 "Never Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll" Ronnie McDowell 50 I'm Still Missing You
1992 "Great Balls of Fire" Dorothée Une Histoire d'Amour
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2006 "Honky Tonk Woman" (with Kid Rock) Trey Fanjoy
"Pink Cadillac"[10] Lucas Virgoux

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
2010 "Great Balls of Fire" (live version) The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concerts[11]

Notes[edit]

  • A^ "What'd I Say" also peaked at number 30 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Sides chart.
  • B^ "Another Place, Another Time" also peaked at number 73 on the RPM Top Singles chart in Canada.
  • C^ "Chantilly Lace" also peaked at number 33 on the UK Singles chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Checksfield, "Jerry Lee Lewis. The Greatest Live Show on Earth", Record Collector, No.188 – April 1995, p. 79.
  2. ^ Milo Miles Album review of Live at the Star Club, Hamburg. Rolling Stone, No. 899/900 – July 2002, p.112.
  3. ^ Q Magazine, No. 1, 2002, p.59.
  4. ^ Mojo, 3/01/04, p.52.
  5. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Album Review: "Live at the Star Club, Hamburg" at AllMusic.
  6. ^ http://www.wsj.com/articles/jerry-lee-lewis-the-enduring-rebel-of-rocknroll-1413908005
  7. ^ "The Immortals: The First Fifty". Rolling Stone Issue 946. 
  8. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 320. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  9. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. p. 523. ISBN 0-89820-188-8. 
  10. ^ "CMT : Videos : Jerry Lee Lewis : Pink Cadillac". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  11. ^ "The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concerts (4CD)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-11-25.