John Lennon discography

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John Lennon discography

Lennon rehearsing "Give Peace a Chance" in Montreal, Canada in 1969
Releases
Studio albums 11
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 17
Singles 21

John Lennon was an English singer-songwriter and was one of four principal members of the band The Beatles. His studio album discography begins with Plastic Ono Band from 1970, his first album release after the break-up of the Beatles, three previous albums done in collaboration with Yoko Ono issued in the 1960s designated as experimental.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
UK
[2]
AUS
[3]
CAN
[4]
FRA
[5]
GER
[6]
ITA
[7]
JPN
[8]
NLD
[9]
NOR
[10]
1968 Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins
(with Yoko Ono)
  • Label: Apple
  • Released: 29 November 1968
124
1969 Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions
(with Yoko Ono)
  • Label: Zapple
  • Released: 9 May 1969
174
Wedding Album
(with Yoko Ono)
  • Label: Apple
  • Released: 7 November 1969
178
1970 John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
  • Label: Apple
  • Released: 11 December 1970
6 11 3 2 39 8 5 1 4
[11]
1971 Imagine
  • Label: Apple
  • Released: 9 September 1971 (US)
    8 October 1971 (UK)
1 1 1 2 5 10 1 1 1 1
1972 Some Time in New York City
(with Yoko Ono)
  • Label: Apple
  • Released: 12 June 1972 (US)
    15 September 1972 (UK)
48 11 10 6 15 2
1973 Mind Games
  • Label: Apple
  • Released: 16 November 1973
9 13 8 28 14 6 7 7
1974 Walls and Bridges
  • Label: Apple
  • Released: 4 October 1974
1 6 4 1 41 11 14 16 3
1975 Rock 'n' Roll
  • Label: Apple
  • Released: 21 February 1975
6 6 5 5 3 37 12 15 9
1980 Double Fantasy
(with Yoko Ono)
  • Label: Geffen
  • Released: 17 November 1980
1 1 1 1 2 2 6 2 4 1
1984 Milk and Honey
(with Yoko Ono)
  • Label: Polydor
  • Released: 27 January 1984
11 3 4 15 10 20 16 3 4 7

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
UK
[2]
AUS
[3]
CAN
[4]
FRA
[5]
JPN
[8]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[17]
1969 Live Peace in Toronto 1969
(with The Plastic Ono Band)
  • Label: Apple
  • Released: 12 December 1969
10 7 29 19
1986 Live in New York City 41 55 66 33 33 13 12
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certification
US
[1]
UK
[2]
AUS
[3]
AUT
[19]
CAN
[4]
GER
[6]
JPN
[8]
NLD
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[17]
1975 Shaved Fish
  • Label: Apple
  • Released: 24 October 1975
12 8 8 5 70 37 22 5 9 28
1982 The John Lennon Collection 33 1 1 29 62 8 32 1 4
1986 Menlove Ave.
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Released: 3 November 1986
127 92 32
1988 Imagine: John Lennon
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Released: 10 October 1988
31 64 14 14
1990 Lennon
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Released: 30 October 1990
39 53
1997 Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Released: 27 October 1997 (UK), 24 February 1998 (US)
65 4 37 5 86 11 46 85 39 28
1998 John Lennon Anthology 99 64 86 30
Wonsaponatime
  • Label: Capitol/EMI
  • Released: 2 November 1998
76 83 57
2001 Instant Karma: All-Time Greatest Hits
  • Label: Timeless/Traditions Alive Music
  • Released: 1 February 2002
2004 Acoustic
  • Label: Capitol/EMI
  • Released: 1 November 2004
31 133 23
2005 Peace, Love & Truth
  • Label: EMI
  • Released: 4 August 2005
Working Class Hero: The Definitive Lennon
  • Label: Parlophone/Capitol/EMI
  • Released: 3 October 2005
135 11 22 44 39 52 13 17
2006 The U.S. vs. John Lennon
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI/Capitol
  • Released: 25 September 2006
Remember
(Starbucks-released compilation)
  • Label: EMI/Starbucks
  • Released: 2006
44
2010 Gimme Some Truth
  • Label: EMI/Capitol
  • Released: 5 October 2010
196 71
Power to the People: The Hits
  • Label: EMI/Capitol
  • Released: 5 October 2010
24 15 10 16 7 33 25 64 33
John Lennon Signature Box
  • Label: EMI/Capitol
  • Released: 5 October 2010
148 30 21 88 23 40
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[1]
UK
[2]
AUS
[3]
AUT
[19]
CAN
[26]
GER
[27]
JPN
[28]
NLD
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWI
[29]
1969 "Give Peace a Chance"
(Plastic Ono Band)
14 2 6 2 8 4 81 1 11 non-album single
"Cold Turkey"
(Plastic Ono Band)
30 12 25 30 91
1970 "Instant Karma!"
(Lennon/Ono with the Plastic Ono Band)
3 5 6 4 2 7 58 7 9 31
"Mother" 43 57 9 12 26 30 10 3 John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
1971 "Power to the People"
(John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band)
11 6 21 11 4 7 66 4 3 5 non-album single
"Imagine" 3 1 1 7 14 5 6 5 Imagine
"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"
(John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir)
2 9 43 45 30 7 3 non-album single
1972 "Woman Is the Nigger of the World"
(John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band with Elephant's Memory and Invisible Strings)
57 73 38 Some Time in New York City
1973 "Mind Games" 18 26 16 11 37 46 16 Mind Games
1974 "Whatever Gets You thru the Night"
(John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band))
1 36 34 2 42 72 21 Walls and Bridges
"#9 Dream" 9 23 35 97
1975 "Stand by Me" 20 30 61 19 13 22 74 Rock 'n' Roll
"Ya Ya" 47
"Imagine" 6 Shaved Fish
1980 "(Just Like) Starting Over" 1 1 1 1 1 4 37 14 2 1 Double Fantasy
1981 "Woman" 2 1 4 3 1 4 11 5 2
"Imagine" 1 43 4 5 3 2 Imagine
"Watching the Wheels" 10 30 45 12 3 46 6 Double Fantasy
"I Saw Her Standing There"
(Elton John Band feat. John Lennon and the Muscle Shoals Horns)
40 81 8 28th November 1974 (Elton John EP)
"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"
(John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir)
28 77 2 non album-single
1982 "Love" 41 94 The John Lennon Collection
1984 "Nobody Told Me" 5 6 6 4 55 13 7 Milk and Honey
"Borrowed Time" 108 32
"I'm Stepping Out" 55 88
"Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him" Every Man Has a Woman
1985 "Jealous Guy" 80 65 Imagine
1988 "Imagine" 45 21 Imagine: John Lennon
1997 "(Just Like) Starting Over" 40 Lennon Legend
"Love" 58
1999 "Imagine" 3 56 Imagine
2003 "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"
(John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir)
33 78 non album-single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1969 "Give Peace a Chance"
"Cold Turkey"
1970 "Working Class Hero"
"Mother"
1971 "Imagine"
"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"
1973 "Mind Games"
1975 "Stand by Me"
1980 "(Just Like) Starting Over"
1981 "Watching the Wheels"
"Woman"
1982 "Love"

Collaborations and other appearances[edit]

Year Album/single Collaborator Comment
1962 B-side: "I've Just Fallen for Someone" Johnny Gentle uncredited co-writer (middle eight)[32]
1967 "We Love You" The Rolling Stones backing vocals, tambourine, handclaps
1970 Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band Yoko Ono producer, guitar
1971 "God Save Oz" / "Do the Oz" Bill Elliot and the Elastic Oz Band writer of both songs, vocals on "Do the Oz"
Fly Yoko Ono producer, guitar, piano, organ
1972 The Pope Smokes Dope David Peel and The Lower East Side producer
Elephant's Memory Elephant's Memory producer, guitar, backing vocals
1973 Approximately Infinite Universe Yoko Ono producer, guitar, backing vocals
Ringo Ringo Starr writer, piano and harmony vocals on "I'm the Greatest"
Feeling the Space Yoko Ono producer, guitar on "She Hits Back" and "Woman Power"
"Too Many Cooks (Spoil the Soup)" Mick Jagger producer[33]
1974 A Toot and a Snore in '74 various artists (bootleg) Lennon jams with Paul McCartney and others
Pussy Cats Harry Nillson producer, co-writer of "Mucho Mungo/Mt. Elga"
Caribou Elton John Tambourine on "The Bitch Is Back"[34]
Goodnight Vienna Ringo Starr writer/vocals/piano on title song, guitar on "All by Myself" and "Only You (And You Alone)"
"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" / "One Day (At a Time)" Elton John guitar, backing vocals
John Dawson Winter III Johnny Winter co-writer of "Rock and Roll People"
1975 Two Sides of the Moon Keith Moon writer of "Move Over Ms. L"
Young Americans David Bowie vocals, guitar, backing vocals on "Across the Universe" and "Fame" (also co-writer)
1976 Ringo's Rotogravure Ringo Starr writer/piano on "Cookin' (In the Kitchen of Love)"
1980 "I'm Losing You", "I'm Moving On" Cheap Trick writer, vocals ("I'm Losing You" released on John Lennon Anthology)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Footnotes
Citations
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  2. ^ a b c d "John Lennon". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d Peak chart positions for albums and singles in Australia:
  4. ^ a b c Peak positions for albums in Canada.
  5. ^ a b "InfoDisc : Tous les Albums classés par Artiste > Choisir Un Artiste Dans la Liste" (in French). infodisc.fr. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
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  7. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Top Annuali Album" (in Italian). hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c Peak chart positions for albums in Japan:
  9. ^ a b c "dutchcharts.nl John Lennon discography" (in Dutch). MegaCharts/Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c d "norwegiancharts.com John Lennon discography". VG-lista. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "norwegiancharts.com - Norwegian harts portal". VG-lista. Retrieved 2011-09-17. NOTE: Reference mistakenly indicates "Some Time in New York City" was placed at number-four on the chart, but it was not recorded as of 1971
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "RIAA Gold and Platinum Searchable Database". Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "BPI – Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "French albums certifications". InfoDisc. Retrieved 19 November 2010.  Note: See "LENNON J." and "LENNON J. & Ono Y."
  15. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank". Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  16. ^ a b c d e "Gold Platinum Database: John Lennon". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-07-12. 
  17. ^ a b "swedishcharts.com - Discography John Lennon" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  18. ^ "RIAA Gold and Platinum Searchable Database". Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "Discographie John Lennon - austriancharts.at". Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  20. ^ a b "IFPI Austria" (in German). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2011-09-16.  Note: User needs to enter "John Lennon" in the "Interpret" field and click the "Suchen" button.
  21. ^ "IFPI Norsk platebransje". Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  22. ^ a b "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  23. ^ "Japanese album certifications – ジョン・レノン – LENNON" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. 
  24. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2003 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2008-07-08. 
  25. ^ "RIAJ > The Record > February 1999 > Certified Awards (December 1998)". Recording Industry Association of Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  26. ^ Peak positions for albums in Canada:
  27. ^ "charts.de: Suche nach "John Lennon"" (ASP). charts.de. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  28. ^ Okamoto, Satoshi (2011). Single Chart Book: Complete Edition 1968-2010 (in Japanese). Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. ISBN 4-87131-088-4. 
  29. ^ "Swiss Chart > John Lennon". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  30. ^ "RIAJ > The Record > September 1997 > Certified Awards (July 1997)". Recording Industry Association of Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  31. ^ "RIAJ > The Record > January 1999 > Certified Awards (November 1998)". Recording Industry Association of Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  32. ^ Goldman, Albert (1988). The Lives of John Lennon. William Morrow & Co. p. 97. ISBN 9780688047214. 
  33. ^ Aeppli, Felix (2003). The Rolling Stones 1962-2002: The Ultimate Guide to the First Forty Years. Paul Pelletier Publishing. ISBN 978-0907872306. 
  34. ^ Blaney, John (2005). "1973 to 1975: The Lost Weekend Starts Here". John Lennon: Listen to This Book (illustrated ed.). [S.l.]: Paper Jukebox. p. 139. ISBN 978-0-9544528-1-0.