Linda Ronstadt discography

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Linda Ronstadt discography

Linda Ronstadt in concert in 1978
Releases
Studio albums 27
Compilation albums 9
Singles 63
B-sides 6
Music videos 10
No. 1 Singles (USA) 5
No.1 Singles (Overall) 12

The discography of Linda Ronstadt, an American rock artist, consists of 29 studio albums, numerous compilation albums, and 63 singles. After recording three albums with folk group The Stone Poneys, Ronstadt debuted on Capitol Records as a solo artist with 1969's Hand Sown ... Home Grown.[1]

Between 1970 and 1973, Ronstadt released three studio albums: two on the Capitol label, Silk Purse (1970) and Linda Ronstadt (1971); and one on the Asylum label, Don't Cry Now (1973). Developing a country rock sound similar to that of Eagles, Ronstadt recorded 1974's Heart Like a Wheel, which later sold over two million copies and spawned the hits "When Will I Be Loved" and "You're No Good".[1] Her next album was 1975's Prisoner in Disguise, which followed the same musical format and contained a cover of "Heat Wave", followed by a similar album entitled Hasten Down the Wind (1976). Her 1977 release Simple Dreams followed a more rock-oriented format and produced the Top 5 hits "Blue Bayou" and "It's So Easy".

The following year, Living in the USA followed similar suit, with a cover of Chuck Berry's "Back in the U.S.A.". In addition to the conventional Asylum release that is listed below, special limited-edition releases were also made of this album in red vinyl and picture disc.

In 1983, Ronstadt changed musical directions towards traditional pop music, recording What's New, which certified 3× Multi-Platinum in the United States. It was succeeded by 1984's Lush Life and 1986's For Sentimental Reasons. To celebrate her Mexican American heritage, Ronstadt recorded the Spanish album Canciones de Mi Padre in 1987. The same year, she also teamed with Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton for the collaboration album Trio, which spawned four country music hits, including the number one single, "To Know Him Is To Love Him". Her 1989 release, entitled Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind, was Ronstadt's first contemporary pop rock album in seven years. It produced two big duets with Aaron Neville on the Billboard Hot 100: the #2 hit "Don't Know Much" and the #11 hit "All My Life".[1]

After releasing two Spanish albums in the early 1990s, Ronstadt returned to pop with 1993's Winter Light, which was followed by 1995's similar effort, Feels Like Home. Her 1998 release, We Ran, featured more folk-oriented album material. In 1999, Ronstadt reunited with Harris and Parton for Trio II, which produced one single. That year she also recorded a southwestern-inspired release with Harris, Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions. Her 2004 release Hummin' to Myself was Ronstadt's fourth album of traditional pop music standards and 2006's Adieu False Heart mixed Cajun music with rock.[1] Linda Ronstadt has sold over 30 million records in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America.[2]

Studio albums[edit]

1960s and 1970s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[3]
US Country
[3]
AUS
[4][5]
CAN
[6]
JPN
[7][8]
NLD
[9]
NZ
[10]
UK
[11]
Hand Sown ... Home Grown
Silk Purse
  • Release date: March 1970
  • Label: Capitol Records
103 34 59
Linda Ronstadt[A]
  • Release date: 1972
  • Label: Capitol Records
163 35 87
Don't Cry Now[B] 45 5 46 57 161
Heart Like a Wheel
  • Release date: November 1974
  • Label: Capitol Records
1 1 35 7
  • US: 2× Platinum[13]
Prisoner in Disguise[B]
  • Release date: September 1975
  • Label: Asylum Records
4 2 76 13 151
Hasten Down the Wind
  • Release date: August 1976
  • Label: Asylum Records
3 1 28 3 74 14 32
Simple Dreams
  • Release date: September 1977
  • Label: Asylum Records
1 1 1 1 38 8 2 15
Living in the USA[C]
  • Release date: September 1978
  • Label: Asylum Records
1 3 3 9 23 19 3 39
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[3]
US Country
[3]
US
Jazz

[3]
US Latin
[3]
AUS
[4]
CAN
[6]
JPN
[7]
NLD
[9]
NZ
[10]
UK
[11]
Mad Love
  • Release date: February 1980
  • Label: Asylum Records
3 6 11 12 37 22 65
Get Closer
  • Release date: September 1982
  • Label: Asylum Records
31 19 26 48 28
What's New
  • Release date: September 1983
  • Label: Asylum Records
3 5 11 18 29 21 31
  • US: 3× Platinum[22]
  • CAN: Platinum[23]
Lush Life
  • Release date: November 1984
  • Label: Asylum Records
13 8 32 35 38 100
For Sentimental Reasons
  • Release date: September 1986
  • Label: Asylum Records
46 43 72 34
Canciones de Mi Padre
  • Release date: November 1987
  • Label: Asylum Records
42 4 54
  • US: 2× Platinum[26]
Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind 7 11 6 65 13 42
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1990s and 2000s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[3]
US
Jazz

[3]
US Latin
[3]
CAN
[6]
JPN
[7]
Mas Canciones
  • Release date: November 1991
  • Label: Elektra Records
88 16
Frenesí
  • Release date: September 1992
  • Label: Elektra Records
193 17 79
Winter Light
  • Release date: November 1993
  • Label: Elektra Records
92 50
Feels Like Home
  • Release date: March 1995
  • Label: Elektra Records
75
Dedicated to the One I Love
  • Release date: June 1996
  • Label: Elektra Records
78
We Ran
  • Release date: June 1998
  • Label: Elektra Records
160
Hummin' to Myself 166 2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Holiday albums[edit]

Title Details Peak positions
US
[3]
A Merry Little Christmas
  • Release date: October 10, 2000
  • Label: Elektra Records
179

Collaborations[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[3]
US Country
[3]
US Indie
[3]
CAN
[6]
CAN Country
[6]
UK
[11]
Trio
(with Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton)
6 1 4 60
Trio II
(with Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton)
  • Release date: February 9, 1999
  • Label: Asylum Records
64 4 4
Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions
(with Emmylou Harris)
  • Release date: August 24, 1999
  • Label: Asylum Records
73 6
Adieu False Heart
(with Ann Savoy)
146 12
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[3]
US Country
[3]
CAN
[6]
UK
[11]
Different Drum
  • Release date: 1974
  • Label: Capitol Records
92
Greatest Hits
  • Release date: December 1976
  • Label: Asylum Records
6 2 55 37
  • US: 7× Platinum[31]
  • CAN: Platinum[32]
A Retrospective
  • Release date: 1977
  • Label: Capitol Records
46 44
Greatest Hits, Volume 2
  • Release date: 1980
  • Label: Asylum Records
26 39
Round Midnight
with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
  • Release date: 1986
  • Label: Asylum Records
124
The Linda Ronstadt Box Set
  • Release date: November 16, 1999
  • Label: Elektra Records
The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt 165 19 46
Mi Jardin Azul: Las Canciones Favoritas
  • Release date: April 27, 2004
  • Label: Rhino Records
The Best of Linda Ronstadt:
The Capitol Years
  • Release date: January 24, 2006
  • Label: Capitol Records
Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits I & II
  • Release date: 2007
  • Label: Rhino Records
Duets
  • Release date: April 8, 2014
  • Label: Rhino Records
32
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

1960s and 1970s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[36]
US
AC

[36]
US
Country

[36]
CAN
[37]
CAN
AC

[37]
CAN
Country

[37]
UK
[38]
NED
[39]
NZ
[40]
1969 "The Long Way Around" 70 17 57 Hand Sown… Home Grown
1970 "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" 111 Silk Purse
"Long, Long Time" 25 20 15
1971 "He Dark the Sun"
"I Fall to Pieces" Linda Ronstadt
1972 "Rock Me on the Water" 85
1973 "Love Has No Pride" 51 23 59 6 Don't Cry Now
1974 "Silver Threads and Golden Needles" 67 20 90 20
"Colorado" 108
"I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You)" 2 6 Heart Like a Wheel
1975 "You're No Good" 1 10 7 2 17 24
"When Will I Be Loved" 2 3 1 7 1 1
"Heat Wave" 5 19 12 12 Prisoner in Disguise
"Love Is a Rose" 63 5 100 46
"The Tracks of My Tears" 25 4 11 22 2 25 42
1976 "That'll Be the Day" 11 16 27 2 14 17 Hasten Down the Wind
"Someone to Lay Down Beside Me" 42 38 58 37
1977 "Lose Again" 76 43 42
"Blue Bayou" 3 3 2 2 2 2 35 3 Simple Dreams
"It's So Easy" 5 37 81 9 13 11
"Poor Poor Pitiful Me" 31 27 46 26 9 36
"Lo Siento Mi Vida" Hasten Down the Wind
1978 "I Never Will Marry" 30 8 39 16 Simple Dreams
"Back in the U.S.A." 16 30 41 8 43 24 Living in the U.S.A.
"Ooh Baby Baby" 7 2 85 6 26
1979 "Just One Look" 44 5 46 4
"Alison" 30 66
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[36]
US
AC

[36]
US
Country

[36]
CAN
[37]
CAN
AC

[37]
UK
[38]
NED
[39]
NZ
[40]
1980 "How Do I Make You" 10 15 30 Mad Love
"Hurt So Bad" 8 25 17 37 43
"I Can't Let Go" 31 48 28
1982 "Get Closer"[D] 29 30 43 Get Closer
"I Knew You When" 37 29 84 17
1983 "Easy for You to Say" 54 7 8
"What's New" 53 5 1 What's New
1984 "I've Got a Crush on You" 7 1
"Someone to Watch Over Me"
"Skylark" 101 12 5 Lush Life
1985 "When I Fall in Love" 24
1986 "When You Wish Upon a Star" 32 For Sentimental Reasons
"I Love You for Sentimental Reasons"
1989 "Don't Know Much"[E] (with Aaron Neville) 2 1 4 1 2 6 4 Cry Like a Rainstorm,
Howl Like the Wind
"All My Life" (with Aaron Neville) 11 1 10 1 28
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1990s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[36]
US
AC

[36]
US
Country

[36]
US
Latin

[36]
CAN
[37]
CAN
AC

[37]
CAN
Country

[37]
1990 "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby"
(with Aaron Neville)
78 5 29 10 Cry Like a Rainstorm,
Howl Like the Wind
"Adios" 9 34 9
1991 "Dreams to Dream" 13 69 18 An American Tail:
Fievel Goes West
(soundtrack)
1992 "Gritenme Piedras del Campo" 15 Mas Canciones
"Frenesi" 7 Frenesi
"Perfidia" 7
1993 "Entre Abismos" 33
"Heartbeats Accelerating" 112 31 17 19 Winter Light
1994 "Adónde Voy" 33
"Oh No Not My Baby" 35 33 29
"A River for Him"
1995 "Blue Train" 31 42 7 Feels Like Home
"Walk On" 61 62
"Feels Like Home" (with Emmylou Harris) 43
"The Waiting"
"A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" 101 The Music of Cinderella
1996 "Dedicated to the One I Love" 45 Dedicated to the One I Love
1998 "We Ran" We Ran
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other singles[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

Year Single Artist(s) Peak chart positions Album
US
[36]
US
AC

[36]
US
Country

[36]
CAN
[37]
CAN
AC

[37]
CAN
Country

[37]
UK
[38]
NED
[39]
1986 "Somewhere Out There" James Ingram 2 4 2 2 8 51 An American Tail (soundtrack)
1987 "To Know Him Is To Love Him" Emmylou Harris
Dolly Parton
1 1 62 Trio
"Telling Me Lies" 35 3 6
"Those Memories of You" 5 1
1988 "Wildflowers" 6 8
1999 "High Sierra" 90 Trio II
"After the Gold Rush"
"For a Dancer" Emmylou Harris Western Wall:
The Tucson Sessions
2006 "Walk Away Renée" Ann Savoy Adieu False Heart
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak positions Album
CAN
[37]
1992 "Close Your Eyes" Aaron Neville 90 Warm Your Heart

Charted B-sides[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions A-Side
US
[36]
US
AC

[36]
US
Country

[36]
CAN
[37]
CAN
AC

[37]
CAN
Country

[37]
1975 "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" 47 20 54 83 23 "When Will I Be Loved"
"The Sweetest Gift" (with Emmylou Harris) 12 "Tracks of My Tears"
1976 "Crazy" 6 2 "Someone to Lay Down Beside Me"
1978 "Tumbling Dice" 32 35 22 "I Never Will Marry"
1980 "Rambler Gambler" 42 49 "How Do I Make You"
1982 "Sometimes You Just Can't Win" 27 "Get Closer"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director[41]
1983 "What's New"
"Ghost"
1984 "I've Got a Crush on You"
1985 "Skylark"
1986 "When You Wish Upon a Star" Michael Smuin
1987 "To Know Him Is to Love Him" (with Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton) White Copeman
"Those Memories of You" (with Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton)
"Somewhere Out There" (with James Ingram) Jeffrey Abelson
1989 "Don't Know Much" (with Aaron Neville)
1990 "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby" (with Aaron Neville) Tom Ackerman
1993 "Heartbeats Accelerating"
1999 "After the Gold Rush" (with Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton) Jim Shea

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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