Kenny Rogers discography

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Kenny Rogers discography
Releases
Studio albums 32
Compilation albums 49
Singles 80
Music videos 21
No.1 Single (Overall) 30
No.1 Single (USA) 21

The discography of Kenny Rogers, an American country music singer, consists of thirty-two studio albums and eighty singles. Among his singles, twenty-one have reached Number One on the country music charts. His longest-lasting Number Ones are "The Gambler" and "Coward of the County," at three weeks each. Two of his Number One country hits — "Lady" and "Islands in the Stream," the latter a duet with Dolly Parton — also reached Number One on the Billboard Hot 100. He has sold over 68 million albums in the USA alone.

Studio albums[edit]

1970s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions[1] Certifications[2][3]
(sales thresholds)
US Country US CAN Country CAN NZ
Love Lifted Me 28
Kenny Rogers
  • Release date: 1977
  • Label: United Artists Records
1 30 17 5
Daytime Friends
  • Release date: July 1977
  • Label: United Artists Records
2 39 41
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
Love or Something Like It
  • Release date: July 1978
  • Label: United Artists Records
1 53 2 47
  • US: Gold
  • CAN: Gold
The Gambler
  • Release date: November 1978
  • Label: United Artists Records
1 12 1 6
  • US: 5× Platinum
  • CAN: 4× Platinum
Kenny
  • Release date: September 1979
  • Label: United Artists Records
1 5 1 1 15
  • US: 3× Platinum
  • CAN: 4× Platinum
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions[1] Certifications[2][3]
(sales thresholds)
US Country US CAN Country CAN NZ
Gideon
  • Release date: 1980
  • Label: United Artists Records
1 12 1 5 48
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: 2× Platinum
Share Your Love 1 6 11
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: 2× Platinum
Love Will Turn You Around
  • Release date: 1982
  • Label: Liberty Records
5 34 23
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
We've Got Tonight
  • Release date: 1983
  • Label: Liberty Records
3 18 19
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
Eyes That See in the Dark 1 6 5 2
  • US: 2× Platinum
  • CAN: 3× Platinum
What About Me?
  • Release date: 1984
  • Label: RCA Records
9 31 26 23
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
The Heart of the Matter
  • Release date: 1985
  • Label: RCA Records
1 51 57
  • US: Gold
  • CAN: Gold
They Don't Make Them Like They Used To
  • Release date: 1986
  • Label: RCA Records
16 137 81 20
I Prefer the Moonlight
  • Release date: 1987
  • Label: RCA Records
18 163
Something Inside So Strong 10 141 13 92
  • US: Gold
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1990s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
[1]
Certifications[2][3]
(sales thresholds)
US Country US CAN Country
Love Is Strange
  • Release date: 1990
  • Label: Reprise Records
21
Back Home Again
  • Release date: 1991
  • Label: Reprise Records
42 32
If Only My Heart Had a Voice
Vote for Love
  • Release date: 1996
  • Label: QVC
Across My Heart
  • Release date: July 15, 1997
  • Label: Magnatone Records
26 193
She Rides Wild Horses
  • Release date: May 11, 1999
  • Label: Dreamcatcher Records
6 60 8
  • US: Platinum
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions[1]
US Country US
There You Go Again
  • Release date: October 3, 2000
  • Label: Dreamcatcher Records
17 121
Back to the Well
  • Release date: September 23, 2003
  • Label: Dreamcatcher Records
52
Water & Bridges 5 14
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2010s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
[1]
US Country US US Christ
The Love of God 7 27 2
Amazing Grace
  • Release date: October 9, 2012
  • Label: Gaither Music Group
32 15
You Can't Make Old Friends[4] 9 43
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Collaboration albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions[1] Certifications[2][3]
(sales thresholds)
US Country US CAN
Every Time Two Fools Collide
(with Dottie West)
  • Release date: 1978
  • Label: United Artists Records
1 186 95
  • US: Gold
Classics
(with Dottie West)
  • Release date: 1979
  • Label: United Artists Records
3 82 60
  • US: Platinum
Timepiece
(with David Foster)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Holiday albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
[1]
Certifications[2][3]
(sales thresholds)
US Country US US Holiday
Christmas
  • Release date: 1981
  • Label: Liberty Records
10 34 27
  • US: 2× Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
Once Upon a Christmas
(with Dolly Parton)
  • Release date: December 1984
  • Label: RCA Records
12 31 4
  • US: 2× Platinum
  • CAN: 5× Platinum
Christmas in America
  • Release date: June 1989
  • Label: Reprise Records
45 119 12
  • US: Gold
The Gift
  • Release date: August 20, 1996
  • Label: Magnatone Records
10 63 9
  • US: Gold
Christmas from the Heart
  • Release date: October 6, 1998
  • Label: Dreamcatcher Records
164 16
Christmas with Kenny
  • Release date: September 14, 2004
  • Label: Rio Creek
74
Christmas Collection
  • Release date: August 15, 2006
  • Label: EMI
57
Christmas Live!
  • Release date: September 25, 2012
  • Label: Gaither Music Group
68
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilations[edit]

1970s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
[1]
Certifications[2][3]
(sales thresholds)
US Country US CAN
Ten Years of Gold
  • Release date: January 1978
  • Label: United Artists Records
1 33 23
  • US: 4× Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
The Kenny Rogers Singles Album
  • Release date: 1979
  • Label: United Artists Records
  • US: Gold
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions[1] Certifications[2][3]
(sales thresholds)
US Country US CAN Country CAN
Greatest Hits
  • Release date: September 23, 1980
  • Label: Liberty Records
1 1 2 3
  • US: 12× Platinum
  • CAN: Diamond
20 Greatest Hits
  • Release date: 1983
  • Label: Liberty Records
16 22 29
  • US: 4× Platinum
  • CAN: 2× Platinum
HBO Presents: Kenny Rogers Greatest Hits
  • Release date: 1983
  • Label: HBO
Duets
  • Release date: 1984
  • Label: Liberty Records
43 85 64
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
The Kenny Rogers StoryA
  • Release date: 1985
  • Label: Liberty Records
Love Is What We Make It
  • Release date: 1985
  • Label: Liberty Records
17 145
  • US: Gold
His Greatest Hits and Finest Performances
Short Stories
25 Greatest Hits
  • Release date: 1987
  • Label: EMI America
Greatest Hits
  • Release date: 1988
  • Label: RCA Records
66
  • US: Gold
Lucille and Other Classics
  • Release date: 1989
  • Label: EMI Special Products
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
  • AEuropean release only.

1990s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
[1]
Certifications[2][3]
(sales thresholds)
US Country US CAN Country
20 Great Years
  • Release date: 1990
  • Label: Reprise Records
  • US: Platinum
Greatest Country Hits
The Very Best of Kenny Rogers
  • Release date: 1990
  • Label: Reprise Records
The Best of Kenny Rogers
  • Release date: 1992
  • Label: CEMA
Daytime Friends –
The Very Best of Kenny Rogers
  • US: Platinum
A Decade of Hits
With Love 119
A&E Biography
  • Release date: January 26, 1999
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
69 3
Through the Years: A Retrospective
  • Release date: January 26, 1999
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions[1]
Certifications[2][3]
(sales thresholds)
US Country US
Kenny Rogers Collection
  • Release date: 2000
  • Label: Madacy Entertainment
Best Inspirational Songs
  • Release date: May 15, 2001
  • Label: Curb Records
Songs of Love
  • Release date: 2001
  • Label: onQ
74
Kenny Rogers
  • Release date: June 26, 2001
  • Label: Laserlight
72
Live by Request
  • Release date: October 23, 2001
  • Label: Dreamcatcher Records
68
Love Songs
  • Release date: 2002
  • Label: onQ
63
The Definitive Collection
  • Release date: March 7, 2003
  • Label: EMI
Kenny Rogers Love Songs
  • Release date: April 6, 2004
  • Label: Madacy Entertainment
53
42 Ultimate Hits
  • Release date: June 1, 2004
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
6 39
  • US: Gold
Golden Legends: Kenny Rogers
  • Release date: 2005
  • Label: Madacy Entertainment
57
21 Number Ones
  • Release date: January 24, 2006
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
6 24
  • US: Gold
Kenny Rogers
  • Release date: July 25, 2006
  • Label: Madacy Entertainment
38
A Love Song Collection
  • Release date: January 15, 2008
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
53
50 Years
  • Release date: August 26, 2008
  • Label: Cracker Barrel
The First 50 Years
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2010s[edit]

Title Details Peak positions[1]
US Country
10 Great Songs
  • Release date: January 12, 2010
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
58
Kenny Rogers
  • Release date: September 28, 2010
  • Label: Sonoma Entertainment
61
The Best of Kenny Rogers
  • Release date: September 28, 2010
  • Label: Sonoma Entertainment
40

Singles[edit]

1950s — 1970s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US Country
[5]
US US AC CAN Country
[6]
CAN
[6]
CAN AC
[6]
UK
[7]
AUS
1958 "That Crazy Feeling" N/A
"I've Got a Lot to Learn"
1966 "Here's That Rainy Day"
1975 "Love Lifted Me" 19 97 25 99 Love Lifted Me
1976 "While the Feeling's Good" 46
"Laura (What's He Got That I Ain't Got)" 19 39 Kenny Rogers
1977 "Lucille" 1 5 1 1 1 1 7
"Daytime Friends" 1 28 1 21 1 39 69 Daytime Friends
"Sweet Music Man" 9 44 1 45 1 89
1978 "Love or Something Like It" 1 32 1 36 3 Love or Something Like It
"The Gambler" 1 16 3 2 8 6 22 25 The Gambler
1979 "She Believes in Me" 1 5 1 1 8 1 42 34
"You Decorated My Life" 1 7 2 1 12 1 61 Kenny
"Coward of the County" 1 3 5 1 1 1 1 6
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US Country
[5]
US US AC CAN Country
[6]
CAN
[6]
CAN AC
[6]
UK
[7]
AUS
1980 "Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer" (with Kim Carnes) 3 4 2 1 3 1 38 Gideon
"Love the World Away" 4 14 1 25 Urban Cowboy (soundtrack)
"Lady" 1 1 1 2 2 6 12 16 Kenny Rogers' Greatest Hits
1981 "I Don't Need You" 1 3 1 1 2 2 64 Share Your Love
"Share Your Love with Me" 5 14 1 2 5
"Blaze of Glory" 9 66 4 91
1982 "Through the Years" 5 13 1 5 92
"Love Will Turn You Around" 1 13 1 1 12 1 96 Love Will Turn You Around
"A Love Song" 3 47 10 1 7
1983 "We've Got Tonight" (with Sheena Easton) 1 6 2 1 4 1 28 11 We've Got Tonight
"All My Life" 13 37 2 3
"Scarlet Fever" 5 94 4
"Islands in the Stream" (with Dolly Parton) 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 1 Eyes That See in the Dark
1984 "This Woman" 23 2 47 1 86
"Eyes That See in the Dark" 30 79 4 61
"Evening Star" 11 14
"What About Me?" (with Kim Carnes and James Ingram) 70 15 1 25 18 1 49 What About Me?
"Crazy" 1 79 5 1 1 56
1985 "Morning Desire" 1 72 8 1 3 The Heart of the Matter
1986 "Tomb of the Unknown Love" 1 1
"The Pride Is Back" (with Nickie Ryder) 46 30 N/A
"They Don't Make Them Like They Used To" 53 10 They Don't Make Them
Like They Used To
1987 "Twenty Years Ago" 2 15 2 6
"Make No Mistake, She's Mine" (with Ronnie Milsap) 1 42 1 I Prefer the Moonlight
"I Prefer the Moonlight" 2 2
1988 "The Factory" 6 3
"When You Put Your Heart in It" 26 17 * 68 Something Inside So Strong
1989 "Planet Texas" 30 11
"(Something Inside) So Strong" 26
"The Vows Go Unbroken (Always True to You)" 8 26
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
* denotes unknown peak positions

1990s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[5]
US CAN Country
[6]
1990 "Maybe" (with Holly Dunn) 25 17 Something Inside So Strong
"Love Is Strange" (with Dolly Parton) 21 14 Love Is Strange
1991 "Lay My Body Down" 69
"Walk Away"
"What I Did for Love" 81
"If You Want to Find Love" 11 12 Back Home Again
1992 "Someone Must Feel Like a Fool Tonight"
"I'll Be There for You"
1993 "Wanderin' Man" If Only My Heart Had a Voice
1997 "Sing Me Your Love Song" Across My Heart
1999 "The Greatest" 26 18 She Rides Wild Horses
"Slow Dance More" 67
"Buy Me a Rose" (with Alison Krauss and Billy Dean) 1 40 9
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s and 2010s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[5]
US Country Airplay US
[5]
2000 "He Will, She Knows"[A] 32 There You Go Again
2001 "There You Go Again" 26
"Beautiful (All That You Could Be)" 47
"Homeland" 39
2002 "Harder Cards" 47 Back to the Well
2003 "I'm Missing You" 49
"Handprints on the Wall" 36
2004 "My World Is Over" (with Whitney Duncan) 60 42 Ultimate Hits
2005 "I Can't Unlove You" 17 93 Water & Bridges
2006 "The Last Ten Years (Superman)" 56
2007 "Calling Me" (with Don Henley) 53
2013 "You Can't Make Old Friends" (with Dolly Parton) 57 You Can't Make Old Friends
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other singles[edit]

Charted B-sides[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Original A-side
US Country
[5]
US AC CAN Country
[6]
CAN
[6]
CAN AC
[6]
1984 "Buried Treasure" 3 2 "This Woman"
"Midsummer Nights" flip 41 24 "Evening Star"
1990 "If I Knew Then What I Know Now" (with Gladys Knight) 10 33 "Maybe"
"Crazy in Love" 9 77 9 "Lay My Body Down"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Collaborations[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[5]
US US AC CAN Country
[6]
CAN
[6]
CAN AC
[6]
AUS
1978 "Every Time Two Fools Collide" Dottie West 1 101 44 1 12 Every Time Two Fools Collide
"Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight" 2 10
1979 "All I Ever Need Is You" 1 102 38 2 Classics
"'Til I Can Make It on My Own" 3 1
1984 "Christmas Without You" Dolly Parton Once Upon a Christmas
"The Greatest Gift of All" 53 81 40
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[5]
US US AC CAN Country
[6]
CAN
[6]
CAN AC
[6]
AUS
1981 "What Are We Doin' in Love" Dottie West 1 14 7 3 9 Wild West
1985 "We Are the World" USA for Africa 76 1 1 1 1 We Are the World
"Real Love" Dolly Parton 1 91 13 1 19 45 Real Love
1989 "If I Ever Fall in Love Again" Anne Murray 26 9 6 Greatest Hits Volume II
1991 "Voices That Care" Various artists 11 6 N/A
2001 "America the Beautiful" 58
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
[5]
CAN Country
[6]
1981 "Kentucky Home Made Christmas" Christmas
1983 "You Were a Good Friend" 20 27 20 Greatest Hits
1984 "Together Again" (with Dottie West) 19 29 Duets
1985 "Love Is What We Make It" 37 Love Is What We Make It
"Twentieth Century Fool" 57
1986 "Goodbye Marie" 47 N/A
1988 "I Don't Call Him Daddy" 86 I Prefer the Moonlight
1997 "Mary, Did You Know?" (with Wynonna Judd) 55 The Gift
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1983 "This Woman" Jay Dubin
1984 "A Christmas to Remember" (with Dolly Parton) Kenny Ortega
"Christmas Without You" (with Dolly Parton)
1985 "Crazy"
"Morning Desire" David Hogan
1987 "Twenty Years Ago"
1989 "Planet Texas" Julien Temple
"The Vows Go Unbroken (Always True to You)" Mac Bennett
1990 "Love is Strange" (with Dolly Parton)
"Lay My Body Down"
1991 "Voices That Care" David S. Jackson
1993 "Wanderin' Man"
1996 "Mary, Did You Know" (with Wynonna Judd) Kelly Junkerman
1999 "The Greatest" Shaun Silva
"Slow Dance More"
2000 "Buy Me a Rose" Dave Cass, Sr.
"He Will, She Knows" William Pay
2001 "There You Go Again" Shaun Silva
"America the Beautiful" Marc Ball
"Homeland"
2004 "My World Is Over" (with Whitney Duncan) Shaun Silva
2006 "I Can't Unlove You" Peter Zavadil
"The Last Ten Years (Superman)"
2013 "You Can't Make Old Friends" (with Dolly Parton)[13] Trey Fanjoy

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ "He Will, She Knows" peaked at number 49 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l allmusic ((( Kenny Rogers > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by Kenny Rogers
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i http://www.cria.ca/cert_db_search.php
  4. ^ Dauphin, Chuck (September 3, 2013). "Kenny Rogers Announces 'You Can't Make Old Friends' Album, Duet With Dolly Parton". Billboard. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 360–361. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Search results for "Kenny Rogers"". RPM. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  7. ^ a b "Kenny Rogers UK chart positions". polyhex.com. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  8. ^ "American single certifications – Kenny Rogers – Lucille". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  9. ^ "American single certifications – Kenny Rogers – She Believes in Me". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  10. ^ "American single certifications – Kenny Rogers – Coward of the County". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  11. ^ "American single certifications – Kenny Rogers – Lady". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  12. ^ "American single certifications – Kenny Rogers – Islands in the Stream". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  13. ^ "CMT : Videos : Kenny Rogers : You Can't Make Old Friends". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 20, 2013. 

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