Mel Tillis discography

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Mel Tillis discography
Releases
Studio albums 38
Compilation albums 16
Singles 60
No.1 Single 6

This is a detailed discography for American country music singer Mel Tillis.

Studio albums[edit]

1960s albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US Country
[1]
Stateside
Life Turned Her That Way
  • Release date: January 1967
  • Label: Kapp Records
21
Mr. Mel
  • Release date: August 1967
  • Label: Kapp Records
20
Let Me Talk to You
  • Release date: January 1968
  • Label: Kapp Records
17
Something Special
  • Release date: August 1968
  • Label: Kapp Records
36
Who's Julie
  • Release date: March 1969
  • Label: Kapp Records
35
Mel Tillis Sings "Old Faithful"
  • Release date: August 1969
  • Label: Kapp Records
26
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1970s albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[1]
CAN Country
[2]
She'll Be Hanging Round Somewhere
  • Release date: 1970
  • Label: Kapp Records
One More Time 30
The Arms of a Fool/Commercial Affection
  • Release date: January 1971
  • Label: MGM Records
22
Would You Want the World to End
  • Release date: May 1972
  • Label: MGM Records
38
I Ain't Never
  • Release date: October 1972
  • Label: MGM Records
18
Sawmill
  • Release date: August 1973
  • Label: MGM Records
3
Stomp Them Grapes
  • Release date: July 1974
  • Label: MGM Records
24
The Best Way I Know How
  • Release date: March 1975
  • Label: MGM Records
Mel Tillis and the Statesiders
  • Release date: 1975
  • Label: MGM Records
35
M-M-Mel
  • Release date: August 1975
  • Label: MGM Records
21
Welcome to Mel Tillis Country
  • Release date: October 1976
  • Label: MGM Records
36
Love Revival 14
Heart Healer
  • Release date: 1977
  • Label: MCA Records
6
Love's Troubled Waters
  • Release date: 1977
  • Label: MCA Records
15
I Believe in You
  • Release date: 1978
  • Label: MCA Records
14
Are You Sincere
  • Release date: 1979
  • Label: MCA Records
17 11
Mr. Entertainer
  • Release date: 1979
  • Label: MCA Records
21 11
Me and Pepper 46 4
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[1]
CAN Country
[2]
Your Body Is an Outlaw
  • Release date: 1980
  • Label: Elektra Records
25
Southern Rains
  • Release date: 1980
  • Label: Elektra Records
22
It's a Long Way to Daytona
  • Release date: 1982
  • Label: Elektra Records
38
After All This Time
  • Release date: 1983
  • Label: MCA Records
34
New Patches
  • Release date: 1984
  • Label: MCA Records
34 14
California Road
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2010s albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[1]
US Comedy
[3]
You Ain't Gonna Believe This 75 3

Collaborations[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US Country
[1]
Living and Learning
(with Sherry Bryce)
  • Release date: November 1971
  • Label: MGM Records
29
Let's Go All the Way Tonight
(with Sherry Bryce)
  • Release date: 1974
  • Label: MGM Records
22
Mel and Nancy
(with Nancy Sinatra)
  • Release date: 1981
  • Label: Elektra Records
56
Old Dogs
(with Bobby Bare, Waylon Jennings, and Jerry Reed)
61

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US Country
[1]
Recorded Live at the
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas
  • Release date: July 1971
  • Label: MGM Records
22
Mel Tillis On Stage at the
Birmingham Municipal Auditorium
  • Release date: February 1973
  • Label: MGM Records
34
Mel Tillis and the Statesiders Live
  • Release date: 1978
  • Label: MGM Records
47
M-M-Mel Live
  • Release date: 1980
  • Label: MCA Records
24
Branson City Limits
  • Release date: July 13, 1999
  • Label: Unison Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US Country
[1]
Heart Over Mind
Walk on Boy
Mel Tillis' Greatest Hits
  • Release date: January 1969
  • Label: Kapp Records
32
Mel Tillis' Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
  • Release date: September 1971
  • Label: Kapp Records
The Very Best of Mel Tillis
  • Release date: 1972
  • Label: MGM Records
32
Detroit City
  • Release date: 1973
  • Label: Pickwick/Hilltop
Mel Tillis' Greatest Hits
  • Release date: 1974
  • Label: MGM Records
17
The Best of Mel Tillis
  • Release date: 1975
  • Label: MGM Records
30
The Best of Mel Tillis and the Statesiders
  • Release date: 1976
  • Label: MGM Records
28
24 Greatest Hits
  • Release date: 1977
  • Label: MGM Records
49
Great
The Very Best of Mel Tillis
  • Release date: 1981
  • Label: MCA Records
Greatest Hits
  • Release date: 1982
  • Label: Elektra Records
58
American Originals
  • Release date: 1990
  • Label: Columbia Records
Greatest Hits
Memory Maker
All His Greatest Hits
  • Release date: September 1, 1998
  • Label: PolyGram
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

1950s[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
[4]
1957 "Honky Tonk Song" non-album singles
"Case of the Blues"
"Juke Box Man"
"Take My Hand"
1958 "Lonely Street" Walk on Boy
"The Violet and the Rose" 24
"Finally" 28
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1960s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[4]
CAN Country
[5]
1960 "Loco Weed" Walk on Boy
"Walk on Boy"
1961 "Hearts of Stone"
1962 "If I Lost Your Love"
"So Soon" non-album singles
"Half Laughing, Half Crying"
1963 "Couldn't See the Forest for the Trees"
1964 "It'll Be Easy"
1965 "Ode to the Little Brown Shack Out Back" Great
"Wine" 15 Stateside
"Mr. Dropout"
1966 "Mental Revenge"
"Stateside" 17
1967 "Life Turned Her That Way"[A] 11 Life Turned Her That Way
"Goodbye Wheeling" 20 Mr. Mel
"Survival of the Fittest" 71
"All Right (I'll Sign the Papers)" 26 Let Me Talk to You
1968 "Something Special" 17 Something Special
"Destroyed by the Man" 31 26
"Who's Julie" 10 11 Who's Julie
1969 "Old Faithful" 15 16 Old Faithful
"These Lonely Hands of Mine" 9 13 Mel Tillis' Greatest Hits
"She'll Be Hanging Round Somewhere" 10 4 She'll Be Hanging Round Somewhere
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1970s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[4]
CAN Country
[5]
1970 "Heart Over Mind" 3 5 She'll Be Hanging Round Somewhere
"Heaven Everyday" 5 3 One More Time
"Too Lonely, Too Long" 25 29 Mel Tillis' Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
"Commercial Affection" 8 14 The Arms of a Fool/
Commercial Affection
"The Arms of a Fool"[B] 4 13
1971 "One More Drink" 56 Mel Tillis' Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
"Brand New Mister Me" 8 46 The Very Best of Mel Tillis
"Untouched" 14 17
1972 "Would You Want the World to End" 12 24 Would You Want the World to End
"I Ain't Never" 1 1 I Ain't Never
"Neon Rose" 3 3
1973 "Thank You for Being You" 21 12 Sawmill
"Sawmill" 2 5
"Midnight, Me, and the Blues" 2 2 Stomp Them Grapes
1974 "Stomp Them Grapes" 3 4
"Memory Maker" 3 3 I Ain't Never
1975 "The Best Way I Know How" 7 13 The Best Way I Know How
"Woman in the Back of My Mind" 4 5
"Lookin' for Tomorrows (And Findin' Yesterdays)" 16 4 M-M-Mel
1976 "Mental Revenge" 15 9
"Love Revival" 11 15 Love Revival
"Come on Home" Welcome to Tillis Country
"Good Woman Blues" 1 1 Love Revival
"Heart Healer" 1 1 Heart Healer
1977 "Burning Memories" 9 3
"I Got the Hoss" 3 3 Love's Troubled Waters
"What Did I Promise Her Last Night" 4 2
1978 "I Believe in You" 1 1 I Believe in You
"Ain't No California" 4 2
1979 "Send Me Down to Tucson" 2 4 Are You Sincere
"Coca-Cola Cowboy" 1 3 Mr. Entertainer
"Blind in Love" 6 16 Me and Pepper
"Lying Time Again" 6 12
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s and 1990s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[4]
CAN Country
[5]
1980 "Your Body Is an Outlaw" 3 32 Your Body Is an Outlaw
"Steppin' Out" 9
"Southern Rains" 1 1 Southern Rains
1981 "Million Old Goodbyes" 8 10
"One Night Fever" 10
1982 "It's a Long Way to Daytona" 36 It's a Long Way to Daytona
"The One That Got Away" 37
"Stay a Little Longer" 17 Greatest Hits
1983 "In the Middle of the Night" 10 10 After All This Time
"A Cowboy's Dream" 49
"She Meant Forever When She Said Goodbye" 53
1984 "New Patches" 10 10 New Patches
"Slow Nights" (with Glen Campbell) 47
1985 "You Done Me Wrong" 37 46 California Road
"California Road" 61
1988 "You'll Come (You Always Do)" 31 non-album singles
1989 "City Lights" 67
1991 "Tall Drink of Water" Greatest Hits (1991)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other singles[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[4]
CAN Country
[5]
1959 "Sawmill" Bill Phillips 27 non-album singles
"Georgia Town Blues" 24
1967 "I Wish I Felt This Way at Home" Bob Wills
1971 "Take My Hand"[C] Sherry Bryce 8 15 Living and Learning
"Living and Learning" 9 16
1972 "Anything's Better Than Nothing" 38
1973 "Let's Go All the Way Tonight" 26 63 Let's Go All the Way Tonight
1974 "Don't Let Go" 11 17
"You Are the One" 14 46
1975 "Mr. Right and Mrs. Wrong" 32
1981 "Texas Cowboy Night" Nancy Sinatra 23 Mel and Nancy
1982 "Play Me or Trade Me" 43
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

B-sides[edit]

Year B-side Peak positions Original A-side
US Country
[4]
1979 "Charlie's Angel" flip "Send Me Down to Tucson"
1982 "Where Would I Be" (with Nancy Sinatra) flip "Play Me or Trade Me"

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ "Life Turned Her That Way" also peaked at number 28 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[4]
  • B ^ "The Arms of a Fool" also peaked at number 14 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[4]
  • C ^ "Take Me Hand" also peaked at number 10 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Billboard chart positions > albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Search results for "Mel Tillis" under country albums/CD's". RPM. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "You Ain't Gonna Believe This search results". Billboard. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Search results for "Mel Tillis" under country singles". RPM. Retrieved 16 October 2010.