John Mellencamp discography

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John Mellencamp discography
Releases
Studio albums 21
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 3
Singles 64
Tribute and cover albums 1
Guest singles 1

The following is a comprehensive discography of John Mellencamp, an American singer-songwriter.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
AU
[2]
CA
[3]
FI
[4]
GE
[5]
NL
[6]
NO
[7]
NZ
[8]
SE
[9]
SW
[10]
UK
[11]
1976 Chestnut Street Incident A
1978 A Biography A 19
1979 John Cougar B 64 77
1980 Nothin' Matters and What If It Did B 37
1982 American Fool B 1 18 1 30 37
  • US: 5× Multi-Platinum[12]
  • Canada: 5× Multi-Platinum[13]
1983 The Kid Inside B,C
1983 Uh-Huh D 9 57 9 24 92
  • US: 3× Multi-Platinum[12]
  • Canada: 5× Multi-Platinum[13]
1985 Scarecrow D 2 2 2 14 9
  • US: 5× Multi-Platinum[12]
  • Canada: 5× Multi-Platinum[13]
1987 The Lonesome Jubilee D,E 6 2 1 41 34 16 3 6 10 31
  • US: 3× Multi-Platinum[12]
  • Canada: 6× Multi-Platinum[13]
1989 Big Daddy D 7 1 3 27 33 12 6 6 11 25
  • US: Platinum[12]
  • Canada: 2× Multi-Platinum[13]
1991 Whenever We Wanted 17 3 8 44 40 19 16 39
1993 Human Wheels 7 7 6 48 87 8 18 37
1994 Dance Naked 13 6 17 24 32
1996 Mr. Happy Go Lucky 9 11 11 26 53 36 26 37
1998 John Mellencamp 41 41 37 48
1999 Rough Harvest 99
2001 Cuttin' Heads 15 99
2003 Trouble No More 31
2007 Freedom's Road 5
2008 Life, Death, Love and Freedom 7 21 53
2010 No Better Than This 10 83 62 93 29 33 83
2014 Plain Spoken
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
  • AAlbums credited to Johnny Cougar.
  • BAlbums credited to John Cougar.
  • CThe Kid Inside was recorded in 1977.
  • DAlbums credited to John Cougar Mellencamp.
  • EThe Lonesome Jubilee also peaked at #63 on Top Country Albums.

Live albums[edit]

Year Title
2009 Life, Death, Live and Freedom
2014 Trouble No More Live at Town Hall

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
AU
[2]
CA
[3]
NZ
[8]
UK
[11]
1997 The Best That I Could Do 1978–1988 33 5 9 19 25
  • US: 3× Multi-Platinum[12]
  • Canada: Platinum[13]
2004 Words & Music: John Mellencamp's Greatest Hits 13 93
2007 20th Century Masters: The Best of John Mellencamp
2010 On the Rural Route 7609
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[14]
US Main
[14]
US AC
[14]
US Adult
[14]
US Country
[14]
CAN
[15]
UK
[16]
AUS
[a]
NZ
[8]
GE
[17]
1978 "I Need a Lover" 5 A Biography
"Factory"
1979 "Miami" 31 John Cougar
"I Need a Lover" 28
"Taxi Dancer"
1980 "Small Paradise" 87
"A Little Night Dancin'" 105
"This Time" 27 43 Nothin' Matters and What If It Did
1981 "Ain't Even Done With the Night" 17 44 6
"Hot Night in a Cold Town"
1982 "Hurts So Good" 2 1 3 5 39 American Fool
"Jack & Diane" 1 3 1 25 7
"Thundering Hearts" 36
"Hand to Hold on To" 19 89 97
1983 "Crumblin' Down" 9 2 12 42 Uh-Huh
"Pink Houses" 8 3 11 69
1984 "Serious Business" 34
"Play Guitar" 28
"Authority Song" 15 15 20 93
1985 "Lonely Ol' Night" 6 1 37 4 32 50 Scarecrow
"Small Town" 6 2 13 21 53 80 40
"Justice and Independence '85" 28
1986 "Minutes to Memories" 14
"R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. (A Salute to '60s Rock)" 2 6 36 6 67 18 17
"Under the Boardwalk" 19 Non-album song
"Rain on the Scarecrow" 21 16 34 Scarecrow
"Rumbleseat" 28 4 84
1987 "Paper in Fire" 9 1 1 86 13 16 The Lonesome Jubilee
"Cherry Bomb" 8 1 12 4 20 4
"Hard Times for an Honest Man" 10
"The Real Life" 3
1988 "Check It Out" 14 3 12 96 22 18
"Rooty Toot Toot" 61 7 14 54 10
"Rave On" 17 14 7 Cocktail soundtrack
1989 "Pop Singer" [b] 15 2 8 93 8 1 87 Big Daddy
"Jackie Brown" [b] 48 20 31 89 36 47 30
"Martha Say" 8
"Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)" [b] 42 87
[c]
1991 "Get a Leg Up" [b] 14 1 7 21 Whenever We Wanted
"Love and Happiness" 5
1992 "Again Tonight" [b] 36 1 46 26 39
"Last Chance" 12
"Now More Than Ever" [b] 3 57
[d]
1993 "Human Wheels" 48 2 40 14 40 Human Wheels
"What If I Came Knocking" 1 16
"When Jesus Left Birmingham" 35
1994 "Junior" 35
"Baby Please Don't Go" Blue Chips soundtrack
"Wild Night" (with Meshell Ndegeocello) 3 17 1 30 1(3w) 34 18 55 Dance Naked
"Dance Naked" 41 21 37 18
1996 "Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)" 14 10 15 4 1 92 21 35 Mr. Happy Go Lucky
"Just Another Day" 46 13 24 13 11
1997 "Without Expression" 25 26 The Best That I Could Do
1998 "Your Life Is Now" 15 19 23 16 92 John Mellencamp
1999 "I'm Not Running Anymore" 37 22 22 100
2000 "Yours Forever" The Perfect Storm soundtrack
2001 "Peaceful World" (with India.Arie) 104 38 27 11 Cuttin' Heads
2003 "To Washington" Trouble No More
"Teardrops Will Fall"
2004 "Walk Tall" 25 26 Words & Music
2006 "Our Country" 88 16 39 Freedom's Road
2007 "The Americans" 55
"Someday"
2008 "My Sweet Love" 25 Life, Death, Love and Freedom
"Troubled Land"
2009 "A Ride Back Home" (with Karen Fairchild)
2010 "No Better Than This" No Better Than This
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Notes[edit]

a. ^ The Australian Chart positions are from Kent Music Report (KMR) / Australian Music Report (AMR) pre-1989 and from 1989 on from ARIA Charts.
b. ^ These also charted on the AMR Chart post-1989 as following: "Pop Singer" (#10), "Jackie Brown" (#48), "Let It All Hang Out" (#87), "Get A Leg Up" (#20), "Again Tonight" (#41) and "Now More Than Ever" (#57)
c. ^ Peak position for "Let It All Hang Out" from AMR Chart as it didn't chart on the ARIA Charts.
d. ^ Peak position for "Now More Than Ever" from AMR Chart as it didn't chart on the ARIA Charts.

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart
positions
Album
US US Country
1992 "Sweet Suzanne" Buzzin' Cousins 68 Falling from Grace soundtrack
2004 "What Say You" Travis Tritt 117 21 My Honky Tonk History
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
1987 "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" A Very Special Christmas
1988 "Rave On" Cocktail - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
1994 "Pink Houses" (live version) The Unplugged Collection, Volume 1[18]
2007 "This Land is Your Land" Song of America

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1978 "I Need A Lover" Bruce Gowers
1979 "Livin' In Miami" Bruce Gowers
1980 "Small Paradise" Bruce Gowers
1980 "This Time" Bruce Gowers
1981 "Ain't Even Done With The Night" Bruce Gowers
1982 "Hurts So Good" Bruce Gowers
1982 "Hand To Hold Onto" Bruce Gowers
1982 "Jack And Diane" Bruce Gowers
1983 "Crumblin' Down" Chris Gabrin
1983 "Pink Houses" Chris Gabrin
1984 "Authority Song" Jay Dubin
1985 "Lonely Ol' Night" Jonathan Kaplan
1985 "Small Town"
1986 "R.O.C.K. In The USA (A Salute To '60s Rock)"
1986 "Rain On The Scarecrow"
1986 "Rumbleseat"
1987 "Paper In Fire"
1987 "Cherry Bomb"
1987 "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
1988 "Check It Out"
1988 "Rooty Toot Toot"
1989 "Pop Singer"
1989 "Jackie Brown"
1989 "Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)"
1991 "Get A Leg Up"
1991 "Love and Happiness"
1992 "Again Tonight"
1992 "No More Than Ever"
1993 "Human Wheels"
1993 "When Jesus Left Birmingham"
1994 "Baby Please Don't Go"
1994 "Wild Night" (With Meshell Ndegeocello)
1994 "Dance Naked"
1996 "Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)"
1996 "Just Another Day"
1998 "Your Life Is Now"
1999 "I'm Not Running Anymore"
2001 "Peaceful World" (With India.Arie)
2003 "To Washington"
2003 "Teardrops Will Fall"
2004 "What Say You" (With Travis Tritt) Chris Lenz
2004 "Walk Tall"
2006 "Our Country"
2007 "The Americans" Eric De Fino
2008 "My Sweet Love"
2008 "Troubled Land"
2009 "A Ride Back Home" (With Karen Fairchild) Jamie Anderson
2010 "No Better Than This" Ian And Kurt Markus

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  15. ^ Lwin, Nanda. Top 40 Hits: The Essential Chart Guide (2000). ISBN 1-896594-13-1.
  16. ^ "Artist Chart History: John Cougar Mellencamp". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Chartverfolgung / MELLENCAMP,JOHN / Single". Music Line (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  18. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Unplugged Collection, Vol. 1 - Various Artists at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-11-25.