Lynn Anderson discography

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Lynn Anderson discography

Lynn Anderson in concert in 2009.
Releases
Studio albums 33
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 17
Singles 66
B-sides 2
Tribute and cover albums 1
No. 1 Singles 11

The discography of Lynn Anderson, an American country artist, consists of 33 studio albums, 17 compilation albums, two live albums, one tribute album, and 66 singles. She signed a recording contract with Chart Records in 1966, after her mother Liz Anderson gained success as a country songwriter and singer. Anderson's debut release was the single "In Person" in 1966, charting her first top 10 hit in 1967 "If I Kiss You (Will You Go Away)", which spawned her debut album Ride, Ride, Ride.[1] Anderson's next single later in the year entitled "Promises, Promises" also reached the Top 5 and an album of the same name peaked at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[2] Between 1967 and 1969, Anderson released seven singles, including the Top 20 hits "No Another Time", "Big Girls Don't Cry", and "That's a No No", and four more albums such as, With Love, From Lynn and At Home with Lynn. With her success on the Chart label, Anderson was coaxed into signing with the major label Columbia Records, and officially signed in 1970.[1] While releasing two albums and singles with Columbia, Chart continued to release singles, including "Rocky Top", "I'm Alright", and "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", which all reached the Top 20 on the Billboard country chart in 1970.

In late 1970 under Columbia, Anderson released the single "Rose Garden", which became Anderson's biggest-selling single and signature song, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, #5 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart,[3] and reaching #1 in 16 countries around the world.[1] An album of the same name (1971) reached number one of the Top Country Albums chart, #19 on the Billboard 200,[4] and certified platinum in the United States. Following the single's international success, Anderson released the albums You're My Man and How Can I Unlove You in 1971, both of which peaked at #1 and #2 respectively on the Top Country Albums chart.[1] She released seven more albums between 1972 and 1975 that peaked within the Top 20 on the Billboard Top Country Albums list. Eight of her singles between this time reached the Top 10 on the country singles chart, including a cover of Churchill Kohlman's "Cry", "Listen to a Country Song", "Top of the World", and "What a Man My Man Is", the latter reaching #1 on the Billboard country chart.

Between 1976 and 1980, Anderson released six more studio albums with Columbia: All the King's Horses (1976), Wrap Your Love All Around Your Man (1977), I Love What Love Is Doing to Me/He Ain't You (1977), From the Inside (1978), Outlaw Is Just a State of Mind (1979), whose single "Isn't It Always Love" became her first Top 20 single in two years, and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1980). After a brief retirement, Anderson returned to music in 1983 signing with Permian Records and releasing the album Back, which peaked at #61 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[5] The album spawned her final Top 10 single "You're Welcome to Tonight" (1984), a duet with Gary Morris.[1] During the rest of the 1980s, Anderson recorded for MCA Records and Mercury Records, the latter releasing her 1988 album, What She Does Best. Since then, she has released five more studio albums and two live albums, her most recent being the studio album Cowgirl II, released on Showboat Records in March 2010.

Studio albums[edit]

1960s[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[6]
US
[6]
Ride, Ride, Ride 25
Promises, Promises
  • Release date: December 1967
  • Label: Chart
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette, reel
1
Big Girls Don't Cry
  • Release date: July 1968
  • Label: Chart
  • Format: LP, 8 track
11
With Love, From Lynn
  • Release date: March 1969
  • Label: Chart
  • Format: LP, 8 track
22 197
At Home with Lynn
  • Release date: July 1969
  • Label: Chart
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette
19
Songs That Made Country Girls Famous
  • Release date: November 1969
  • Label: Chart
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette
9
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1970s[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country
[6]
US
[6]
CAN
[7]
Uptown Country Girl
  • Release date: February 1970
  • Label: Chart
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette
29
Stay There 'Til I Get There
  • Release date: May 1970
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette
28
No Love at All
  • Release date: August 1970
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette
22
I'm Alright
  • Release date: September 1970
  • Label: Chart
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette
33
Rose Garden
  • Release date: December 1970
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette
1 19 5
You're My Man
  • Release date: July 1971
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette
1 99
How Can I Unlove You
  • Release date: October 1971
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette, reel
2 132
Cry
  • Release date: March 1972
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette, reel
2 114
Listen to a Country Song
  • Release date: July 1972
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette, reel
3 160
Keep Me in Mind
  • Release date: January 1973
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette
7 201
Top of the World
  • Release date: June 1973
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette, reel
7 179
Smile for Me
  • Release date: March 1974
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette
14
What a Man My Man Is
  • Release date: November 1974
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette
18
I've Never Loved Anyone More
  • Release date: August 1975
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, 8 track
20
All the King's Horses
  • Release date: March 1976
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette
28
Wrap Your Love All Around Your Man
  • Release date: January 1977
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette
28
I Love What Love Is Doing to Me/
He Ain't You
  • Release date: August 1977
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette
38
From the Inside
  • Release date: 1978
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette
Outlaw Is Just a State of Mind
  • Release date: March 1979
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette
29
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s and 1990s[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US Country
[6]
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
  • Release date: July 1980
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette
37
Back
  • Release date: July 1983
  • Label: Permian
  • Format: LP, cassette
61
What She Does Best
Cowboy's Sweetheart
  • Release date: June 1992
  • Label: Laserlight
  • Format: Cassette, CD
Latest and Greatest
  • Release date: March 31, 1998
  • Label: Intersound
  • Format: Cassette, CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s and 2010s[edit]

Title Album details
The Bluegrass Sessions
  • Release date: June 28, 2005
  • Label: DM
  • Format: CD, digital download
Cowgirl
  • Release date: September 2006
  • Label: Showboat
  • Format: CD, digital download
Cowgirl II
  • Release date: March 22, 2010
  • Label: Showboat
  • Format: CD

Holiday albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US
[6]
The Christmas Album
  • Release date: November 1971
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette, CD
13
Home for the Holidays
  • Release date: December 11, 1999
  • Label: Smith Music Group
  • Format: CD, digital download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details
Live at Billy Bob's Texas
  • Release date: May 30, 1999
  • Label: Smith Music Group
  • Format: CD, digital download
Live from the Rose Garden
  • Release date: March 29, 2005
  • Label: Cleopatra
  • Format: CD

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country
[6]
US
[6]
The Best of Lynn Anderson
  • Release date: December 1968
  • Label: Chart
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette
29 180
Songs My Mother Wrote
  • Release date: June 1970
  • Label: Chart
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette
Lynn Anderson's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
  • Release date: January 1971
  • Label: Chart
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette, reel
40
Lynn Anderson with Strings
  • Release date: February 1971
  • Label: Chart
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette
The World of Lynn Anderson
  • Release date: 1971
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette
13 174
Lynn Anderson's Greatest Hits
  • Release date: August 1972
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, 8 track, cassette, reel, CD
3 129
Lynn Anderson's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
  • Release date: September 1976
  • Label: Columbia, 8 track, cassette
  • Format: LP
41
Encore
  • Release date: June 1981
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP. 8 track, cassette
The Best of Lynn Anderson:
Memories and Desires
  • Release date: 1982
  • Label: Era
  • Format: LP, cassette, CD
Rosegarden
  • Release date: 1993
  • Label: Success
  • Format: Cassette, CD
The Best of Lynn Anderson
  • Release date: 1996
  • Label: Hallmark
  • Format: CD
Anthology: The Columbia Years
  • Release date: September 14, 1999
  • Label: Renaissance
  • Format: CD
Anthology: The Chart Years
  • Release date: September 28, 1999
  • Label: Renaissance
  • Format: CD
Greatest Hits
16 Biggest Hits
  • Release date: April 11, 2006
  • Label: Columbia/Legacy
  • Format: CD, digital download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

1960s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[11]
CAN Country
[12]
1966 "In Person" Ride, Ride, Ride
"Ride, Ride, Ride" 36
1967 "If I Kiss You (Will You Go Away)" 5
"Too Much of You" 28
"Promises, Promises" 4 Promises, Promises
1968 "No Another Time" 8 19
"Big Girls Don't Cry" 12 1 Big Girls Don't Cry
"Flattery Will Get You Everywhere" 11 27 With Love, From Lynn
1969 "Our House Is Not a Home" 18 3
"Where's the Playground Bobby" At Home with Lynn
"That's a No No" 2 2
"He'd Still Love Me" 15 Uptown Country Girl
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1970s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US Country
[11]
US
[11]
US AC
[11]
CAN Country
[12]
CAN
[13]
CAN AC
[14]
1970 "I've Been Everywhere" 16 21 Uptown Country Girl
"Stay There 'Til I Get There" 7 22 Stay There 'Til I Get There
"No Love at All" 15 42 No Love at All
"Rose Garden" 1 3 5 1 1 18 Rose Garden
1971 "You're My Man" 1 63 6 1 75 7 You're My Man
"How Can I Unlove You" 1 63 30 1 42 14 How Can I Unlove You
"Ding a Ling the Christmas Bell" The Christmas Album
1972 "Cry" 3 71 16 1 77 9 Cry
"Listen to a Country Song" 4 107 1 Listen to a Country Song
"Fool Me" 4 101 1
1973 "Keep Me in Mind" 1 104 1 Keep Me in Mind
"Top of the World" 2 74 34 1 30 Top of the World
"Sing About Love" 3 3
1974 "Smile for Me" 15 10 Smile for Me
"Talkin' to the Wall" 7 1
"What a Man My Man Is" 1 93 1 What a Man My Man Is
1975 "He Turns It Into Love Again" 13 28 37 I've Never Loved Anyone More
"I've Never Loved Anyone More" 14 4
"Paradise" 26 16 All the King's Horses
1976 "All the King's Horses" 20 5
"Rodeo Cowboy" 44 42
"Sweet Talkin' Man" 23 27 Wrap Your Love All Around Your Man
1977 "Wrap Your Love All Around Your Man" 12 6
"I Love What Love Is Doin' to Me" 22 I Love What Love Is Doin' to Me
"He Ain't You" 19 15
"We Got Love" 26 17
1978 "Rising Above It All" 44 21 From the Inside
"Last Love of My Life" 43
1979 "Isn't It Always Love" 10 7 Outlaw Is Just a State of Mind
"I Love How You Love Me" 18 40
"Sea of Heartbreak" 33
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s and 2000s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[11]
CAN Country
[12]
1980 "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" 26 23 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
"Blue Baby Blue" 27
1982 "Midnight Train to Georgia" Memories and Desires
1983 "You Can't Lose What You Never Had" 42 Back
"What I Learned from Loving You" 18
"You're Welcome to Tonight" (with Gary Morris) 9
1984 "Heart of the Matter" N/A
1986 "Didn't We Shine" 45
1987 "Read Between the Lines" 38
1988 "Under the Boardwalk" 24 50 What She Does Best
"What He Does Best" 50
1989 "How Many Hearts" 69
2004 "Cry" (re-recording) The Bluegrass Sessions
2006 "Full Moon in Baghdad" Cowgirl
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other singles[edit]

Post-label charted songs[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[11]
US
[11]
CAN Country
[12]
1970 "Rocky Top" 17 33 I'm Alright
"I'm Alright" 20 112 37
1971 "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" 20 37 Songs That Made Country Girls Famous
"Jim Dandy" 74 At Home with Lynn
"He Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye" 54 Lynn Anderson with Strings
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Collaborative singles[edit]

Year Title Artist Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[11]
CAN Country
[12]
1966 "For Better or for Worse" Jerry Lane non-album singles
1967 "Keeping Up Appearances" 49
1968 "Mother, May I" Liz Anderson 21 16
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles[edit]

Year Title Artist Peak positions Album
US Country
[11]
1985 "One Big Family" Heart of Nashville 61 non-album single
1986 "Fools for Each Other" Ed Bruce 49 Night Things
1990 "Tomorrow's World" Various artists 74 non-album single

B-sides[edit]

Year Title Peak positions A-Side Single
US Country
[11]
1970 "I Found You Just in Time" flip "No Love at All"
1976 "Dixieland, You Will Never Die" flip "Rodeo Cowboy"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "100 Greatest Women of Country Music - Lynn Anderson (#32)". Country Universe. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Promises, Promises > charts & awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Rose Garden > charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Rose Garden > charts (album)". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Back > charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Lynn Anderson Billboard chart positions > albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Search results under "Top Albums/CD's" for Lynn Anderson". RPM. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "CRIA searchable database". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Rose Garden album search". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  10. ^ ""Lynn Anderson's Greatest Hits" album search". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  12. ^ a b c d e "Results under "Country Singles" for Lynn Anderson". RPM. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  13. ^ "Search results under "Top Singles" for Lynn Anderson". RPM. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  14. ^ "Search results under "Adult Contemporary" for Lynn Anderson". RPM. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "Lynn Anderson results under "Singles"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 4 January 2011.