Jim Croce discography

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Jim Croce discography
Releases
Studio albums 5
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 17
Singles 11
Video albums 1
Music videos 2

Jim Croce was an American singer with five studio albums and 11 singles to his credit. His posthumously-released fifth studio album was completed just prior to his 1973 death, and six singles were also posthumously issued, one of which was "Time in a Bottle" from a previous album You Don't Mess Around With Jim. His popularity continued long after his death with the release of numerous compilation albums and "new" material (from the vaults) being portioned out sporadically over the years. Two live albums, as well as a live DVD, have also been published.

Croce's first two studio albums Facets and Croce (aka Jim & Ingrid Croce) did not chart, but his third, You Don't Mess Around with Jim, peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 following his death. This album featured three singles, "You Don't Mess Around with Jim", "Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)", and "Time in a Bottle". His fourth album Life and Times peaked at No. 2 in the United States, but reached No. 1 in Canada in late December 1973. It featured the singles "One Less Set of Footsteps", "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown", and "It Doesn't Have to Be That Way".

"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" achieved great success, reaching the No. 1 position on the Billboard Hot 100. "Time in a Bottle" went from a relatively unknown album cut to a posthumous No. 1 after the boost it received from being featured in the ABC TV-movie She Lives. His fifth album, I Got a Name, was released in December 1973 and reached the No. 2 position in both the United States and Canada. This album would feature the title song "I Got a Name", "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song", and "Workin' at the Car Wash Blues". The song, "I Got a Name" had been released as a single during Croce's lifetime, but "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song" became a posthumous number one release when it reached the top position on Billboard Adult Contemporary Singles in 1974.

Several compilation albums such as Down the Highway and The Faces I've Been were released in the mid 1970s, the latter containing unissued and demo recordings from an unreleased album. Two songs from "The Faces I've Been" were released as singles, "Chain Gang Medley" and "Mississippi Lady". They would be his final singles released. Another compilation album, Photographs & Memories became a successful release by reaching No. 1 on the Canadian charts and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in the United States. It also achieved a platinum certification in the United States, and a Gold certification in Hong Kong.

Even after his death, his popularity continued and a demand for unreleased material caused a live album to be released, Jim Croce Live: The Final Tour. It was recorded during the summer of 1973. More demo recordings were released in 2003 on the album Home Recordings: Americana. A DVD featuring live concert footage was also released in 2003, Have You Heard: Jim Croce Live which later spawned a CD featuring the audio from the concert footage.

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
CAN
[2]
Facets
  • Released: 1966
  • Label: Croce-101; Self-released
Jim & Ingrid Croce
You Don't Mess Around with Jim 1 1
Life and Times 7 1
I Got a Name 2 2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US CAN
Jim Croce Live: The Final Tour
  • Released: 1980
  • Label: Saja
Have You Heard: Jim Croce Live
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

! scope="row"| The Lost Recordings

  • Released: 2013
  • Label: Sony Music

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Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
CAN
NZ
Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits
  • Released: September 1974
  • Label: ABC
2 1[7]
Down the Highway
  • Released: 1975
  • Label: Saja
The Faces I've Been
  • Released: 1975
  • Label: Lifesong
87 83[10]
Greatest Hits
  • Released: May 1975
  • Label: RCA
35[11]
Time in a Bottle: Jim Croce's Greatest Love Songs 170
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown: Jim Croce's Greatest Character Songs
The Legendary Jim Croce
  • Released: June 1978
  • Label: Lifesong
4[12]
Collection
  • Released: December 1, 1986
  • Label: Castle
The 50th Anniversary Collection
  • Released: September 22, 1992
  • Label: Saja
24 Karat Gold in a Bottle
The Best Of Jim Croce
  • Released: October 27, 1998
  • Label: Music Club Records
Words and Music
The Definitive Collection: "Time in a Bottle"
VH1 Behind the Music: The Jim Croce Collection
  • Released: August 21, 2001
  • Label: Rhino
Home Recordings: Americana
  • Released: October 14, 2003
  • Label: High Coin
Classic Hits
  • Released: January 27, 2004
  • Label: Rhino
The Way We Used to Be: The Anthology
  • Released: September 13, 2004
  • Label: Sanctuary
The Very Best of Jim Croce
  • Released: January 15, 2007
  • Label: Phantom Import Distribution
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US AC US Country CAN CAN AC AUS NL GER FRA
1972 "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" 8 9[14] 4[15] 80[16] 15[17] You Don't Mess Around with Jim
"Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)" 17 11[18] 11[19]
1973 "One Less Set of Footsteps" 37 8[20] 41[21] 27[22] Life and Times
"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" 1 9[23] 1[24] 3[25] 19[26] 27[27] 38[28]
"I Got a Name" 10 4[30] 8[31] 5[32] 49[16] 25[27] I Got a Name
"Time in a Bottle" 1 1[33] 1[34] 1[35] 60[36] You Don't Mess Around with Jim
"It Doesn't Have to Be That Way" 64 47[38] 53[39] Life and Times
1974 "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song" 9 1[40] 68 4[41] 100[42] 29[27] I Got a Name
"Workin' at the Car Wash Blues" 32 9[43] 18[44] 2[45]
1975 "Lover's Cross"[A]
"Chain Gang Medley" 63 22[46] 29[47] 20[48] Down the Highway
1976 "Mississippi Lady"A 110
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Videography[edit]

DVDs[edit]

List of DVD releases with selected details
Title Album details
Have You Heard: Jim Croce Live
  • Released: October 14, 2003
  • Label: Shout! Factory
  • Format: DVD

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos
Year Title
2003 "Time in a Bottle"[49]
"I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song"[50]

Tribute albums[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ "Lover's Cross" was only released as a single in the United Kingdom[4][51]

References[edit]

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  50. ^ Posted 12/11/03. ""I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song" by Jim Croce Music Video". Vh1. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  51. ^ 45cat – Jim Croce – Lover's Cross/Speedball Tucker[dead link]