Kim Carnes discography

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Kim Carnes discography
Releases
Studio albums 13
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 3
Singles 21
Soundtracks 2
Guest singles 5
No. 1 Singles (US) 1

American singer-songwriter Kim Carnes has released thirteen studio albums, one live album and twenty-one singles. She signed with Amos Records in 1971 and released her debut album Rest on Me in the same year. Her self-titled second album was released in the following year. Kim Carnes produced one single, "You're a Part of Me", which became Carnes' first charting hit. The song reached number thirty-two on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.[1] None of Carnes's albums charted until the release of her fifth studio album Romance Dance (1980). The album peaked at number fifty-seven on the Billboard 200,[2] number seventy-seven on the Canadian Albums Chart and number eighty-nine on the ARIA Charts.[3][4] Romance Dance produced two singles, one of which—the Smokey Robinson and the Miracles cover "More Love"—made the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100.[5]

Carnes' success peaked with the release of Mistaken Identity (1981), which reached number one on the Billboard 200, and certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[2][6] The album's lead single "Bette Davis Eyes" was an international hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and in several other countries.[5] Carnes' follow-up album Voyeur saw moderate success, with the title track reaching the top thirty on the Billboard Hot 100 and in Australia.[5][7]

The singer released three more albums, Café Racers (1983), Barking at Airplanes (1985) and Light House (1986), before failing to chart on the Billboard 200 again. The most successful single releases from these albums were "Invisible Hands", "You Make My Heart Beat Faster (and That's All That Matters)" and "Crazy in the Night (Barking at Airplanes)", which peaked at number forty, fifty-four and fifteen respectively on the Billboard Hot 100.[5] Carnes permanently relocated to Nashville after the release of View from the House (1988), which contained the Billboard Adult Contemporary hit "Crazy in Love".[1] Her last two albums, Checkin' Out the Ghosts (1991) and Chasin' Wild Trains (2004) failed to chart worldwide.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[2]
US AC
[8]
AUS
[4]
CAN
[3]
UK
[9]
Rest on Me
  • Released: 1971
  • Label: Amos
  • Formats: LP
Kim Carnes
  • Released: 1975
  • Label: A&M
  • Formats: LP
Sailin'
  • Released: 1976
  • Label: A&M
  • Formats: LP
St. Vincent's Court
  • Released: 1979
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: LP
206
Romance Dance
  • Released: June, 1980[10]
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: LP
57 89 77
Mistaken Identity
  • Released: April, 1981[11]
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: LP
1 2 4 26
Voyeur
  • Released: September, 1982[12]
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: LP
49 21 26
Café Racers
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: LP
97
Barking at Airplanes
  • Released: June, 1985[13]
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: LP
48 40 59
Light House
  • Released: May, 1986[14]
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: LP
116
View from the House
  • Released: July 25, 1988[15]
  • Label: MCA
  • Formats: LP, CD
39
Checkin' Out the Ghosts
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Teichiku
  • Formats: LP
Chasin' Wild Trains
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Sparky Dawg
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, with notes
Title Album details Notes
Live at Savoy, 1981

Compilations[edit]

List of compilation albums
Title Album details
Gypsy Honeymoon: The Best of Kim Carnes
Essential
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD, digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as main artist, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[5]
US AC
[1]
US Country
[17]
AUS
[7]
NL
[18]
UK
[19]
"You're a Part of Me" 1978 32 Kim Carnes
"It Hurts So Bad" 1979 56 St. Vincent's Court
"More Love" 1980 10 6 46 Romance Dance
"Cry Like a Baby" 44
"Bette Davis Eyes" 1981 1 15 1 17 10 Mistaken Identity
"Draw of the Cards" 28 64 49
"Mistaken Identity" 60
"Voyeur" 1982 29 30 68 Voyeur
"Does It Make You Remember" 36
"Invisible Hands" 1983 40 Café Racers
"The Universal Song" 1984 40
"You Make My Heart Beat Faster (And That's All That Matters)" 54
"I Pretend" 74 9
"Invitation to Dance" 1985 68 32 That's Dancing! Soundtrack
"Crazy in the Night (Barking at Airplanes)" 15 21 Barking at Airplanes
"Abadabadango" 67
"Divided Hearts" 1986 79 Light House
"I'd Lie to You for Your Love"
"Just to Spend Tonight with You" 1988 View from the House
"Speed of the Sound of Loneliness" 70
"Crazy in Love" 13 68
"Everybody Needs Someone" 1990 Impulse Soundtrack
"Independent Girl" 1991 Checkin' Out the Ghosts
"Working Girl" 1992 Tycoon Soundtrack
"Gypsy Honeymoon" 1993 Gypsy Honeymoon: The Best of Kim Carnes
"Don't Cry Now"
"One Beat at a Time" 2004 Chasin' Wild Trains
"Just to See You Smile"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As guest artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[5]
US AC
[1]
US Country
[17]
AUS
[7]
"You're a Part of Me"
(Gene Cotton with Kim Carnes)
1978 36 6 Save the Dancer
"Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer"
(Kenny Rogers with Kim Carnes)
1980 4 2 3 38 Gideon
"Deep Inside My Heart"
(Randy Meisner with Kim Carnes)
22 One More Song
"What About Me?"
(Kenny Rogers with James Ingram and Kim Carnes)
1984 15 1 70 49 What About Me?
"Make No Mistake, He's Mine"
(Barbra Streisand with Kim Carnes)
51 8 Emotion
"Hooked on the Memory of You"
(Neil Diamond with Kim Carnes)
1992 23 Lovescape
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Album Director
1981 "Bette Davis Eyes" Mistaken Identity Russell Mulcahy[20][21][22]
"Draw of the Cards"
1982 "Voyeur" Voyeur
"Say You Don't Know Me"
1983 "You Make My Heart Beat Faster (and That's All That Matters)" Café Racers
1985 "Crazy in the Night (Barking at Airplanes)" Barking at Airplanes
1988 "Crazy in Love" View from the House

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Kim Carnes – Chart History: Adult Contemporary". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Kim Carnes – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Kim Carnes – Chart History: Canadian Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Discography Kim Carnes". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Kim Carnes – Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "American certifications – Carnes, Kim". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c "Discography Kim Carnes". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Kim Carnes – Chart History: Adult Contemporary". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Kim Carnes" (select "Albums" tab). Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Kim Carnes – Romance Dance". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Kim Carnes – Mistaken Identity". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Kim Carnes – Voyeur". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Kim Carnes – Barking at Airplanes". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Kim Carnes – Light House". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Kim Carnes – View from the House". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Kim Carnes – Live at Savoy, 1981". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b Illegal name entered Hot Country Songs "Kim Carnes – Chart History: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  18. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Kim Carnes". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  19. ^ "Kim Carnes". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Director Russell Mulcahy and Duran Duran's John Taylor Look Back on Their Classic Music Videos". Billboard. November 3, 2014. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  21. ^ Brickmeyer, Mimi (August 3, 2003). "Kim Carnes Rules L.A. Concert, with Greg Barnhill, Matraca Berg". Hollywood Investigator. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  22. ^ Arar, Yardena (December 11, 1982). "No Mistaking Kim Carnes' Identity as 'Voyeur' Moves Up the Charts". Daytona Beach Morning Journal (Halifax Media Group). Retrieved December 20, 2014.