Morrissey discography

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Morrissey discography
A man singing on stage.
Morrissey during the 2006 concert at Austin, Texas
Releases
Studio albums 10
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 11
EPs 1
Singles 48
Video albums 7
Music videos 35

This is a discography for the English alternative rock singer Morrissey. Since The Smiths disbanded in 1987 he has released ten studio albums, two live albums, eleven compilation albums, one extended play (EP), forty-six singles and seven video albums on HMV, Sire Records, Parlophone, Polydor, RCA Victor, Island, Mercury, Sanctuary Records, EMI, Reprise Records, Rhino, Decca Records, Harvest Records and Capitol Music Group.

Morrissey's first two solo singles – "Suedehead" and "Everyday Is Like Sunday" – released in early 1988 both reached the UK Top 10, whilst his debut album, Viva Hate (1988), from which they were taken was also successful, reaching the top spot on the UK Albums Chart. From 1989 to 1991 he released five non-album singles which all made the UK Top 20. His second album, Kill Uncle (1991), also reached the UK Top 10; whilst his next four singles – two which were taken from Kill Uncle and two non-album singles – only reached the lower end of the UK Top 40. His third album, Your Arsenal (1992), again reached the UK Top 10. In 1992 five singles were released from Your Arsenal, the first three being released globally and two only in the United States. Having used different producers for his first three albums, Morrissey then teamed up with Steve Lillywhite for his next three – Vauxhall and I (1994), Southpaw Grammar (1995) and Maladjusted (1997). Vauxhall and I was another successful album, being Morrissey's second to reach the top of the UK Albums Chart. Southpaw Grammar and Maladjusted were also successful, both reaching the UK Top 10. Morrissey released 11 singles during this time, one of which – 1994's "Interlude" – was a duet with English singer Siouxsie Sioux. Of these singles only two broke the UK Top 20 – "The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get" (1994), which reached number eight in the UK and number 46 on Billboard magazine's Hot 100, and "Alma Matters", which reached number 16.

After a nearly seven-year hiatus, Morrissey released his seventh solo album You Are the Quarry (2004), which reached number two on the UK Albums Chart; it was also his most successful album in the United States where it reached number 11 on the Billboard 200. The four singles taken from You Are the Quarry were also successful, all reaching the UK Top 10. Morrissey's eighth album, Ringleader of the Tormentors (2006), became his third album to reach the top of the UK Albums Chart. Four singles were released from Ringleader of the Tormentors – the first reached number three on the UK Singles Chart and the others reached the UK Top 20. You Are the Quarry and Ringleader of the Tormentors were also successful in a number of European countries and they both reached the top of the Swedish Albums Chart. Two more singles were released in 2008, one of which reached the UK Top 20. Morrissey's latest album, Years of Refusal, was released in February 2009, and reached number three in the UK and number eleven in the United States. Two more singles were released from this, one of which charted in the UK Top 40.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
AUT
[3]
CAN
[4]
DEN
[5]
FIN
[6]
FRA
[7]
GER
[8]
IRL
[9]
NLD
[10]
NOR
[11]
SWE
[12]
SWI
[13]
US
[14]
1988 Viva Hate 1 73 32 33 12 20 27 48 Gold (UK)[15]

Gold (US)[16]

1991 Kill Uncle
  • Released: 5 March 1991
  • Labels: HMV, Sire
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
8 45 53 61 27 52 Silver (UK)[15]
1992 Your Arsenal
  • Released: 27 July 1992
  • Labels: HMV, Sire
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
4 12 28 76 42 21
1994 Vauxhall and I
  • Released: 14 March 1994
  • Labels: Parlophone, Sire
  • Format: CD
1 21 22 12 73 13 18 Gold (UK)[15]
1995 Southpaw Grammar
  • Released: 28 August 1995
  • Labels: RCA Victor, Sire
  • Formats: CD, LP
4 74 35 38 33 79 14 66 Silver (UK)[15]
1997 Maladjusted
  • Released: 11 August 1997
  • Labels: Island, Mercury
  • Formats: CD, LP
8 62 70 27 76 10 61
2004 You Are the Quarry
  • Released: 17 May 2004
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Formats: CD, LP
2 64 24 37 13 8 21 7 3 30 5 1 63 11 Platinum (UK)[15]
2006 Ringleader of the Tormentors 1 55 25 41 3 4 38 9 3 22 2 1 44 27 Gold (UK)[15]
2009 Years of Refusal
  • Released: 16 February 2009
  • Labels: Decca, Polydor
  • Formats: CD, LP, DD
3
[17]
87 24 36 4 10 29 4 12 52 6 5 32 11 Silver (UK)[15]
2014 World Peace Is None of Your Business 2 58 17 2 23 53 8 4 28 29 30 14
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
UK
[1]
FRA
[7]
SWE
[12]
US
[14]
1993 Beethoven Was Deaf
  • Released: 10 May 1993
  • Label: HMV
  • Format: CD
13
2005 Live at Earls Court
  • Released: 29 March 2005
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Format: CD
18 110 16 119
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Mini albums[edit]

Rare Tracks is a Japan-only mini-album by Morrissey containing all six B-sides to the UK Maladjusted singles.

Track listing
  1. "Lost"
  2. "Heir Apparent"
  3. "The Edges Are No Longer Parallel"
  4. "This Is Not Your Country"
  5. "Now I Am a Was"
  6. "I Can Have Both"

Compilations[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[4]
SWE
[12]
US
[14]
1990 Bona Drag
  • Released: 25 October 1990
  • Labels: HMV, Sire
  • Formats: LP, cassette, CD
9 57 73 59 Silver (UK)[15]

Gold (US)[16]

1995 World of Morrissey
  • Released: 6 February 1995
  • Labels: Parlophone, Sire
  • Format: CD
15 45 134
1997 Suedehead: The Best of Morrissey
  • Released: 8 September 1997
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD
25
[A]
Gold (UK)[15]
1998 My Early Burglary Years
  • Released: September 1998
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: CD
2000 The CD Singles '88–91'
The CD Singles '91–95'
  • Released: 17 September 2000
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: 9×CD single box set
2001 The Best of Morrissey
  • Released: 6 November 2001
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
2008 Greatest Hits
  • Released: 11 February 2008
  • Label: Decca
  • Formats: CD, LP
5
[17]
16 178 Silver (UK)[15]
2009 The HMV/Parlophone Singles '88–'95
  • Released: 12 October 2009
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Swords
  • Released: 26 October 2009
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: CD, LP
55
[17]
2011 Very Best of Morrissey
  • Released: 25 April 2011
  • Label: Major Minor
  • Formats: CD, LP
80
[17]
  • A^ Chart position for the 2004 re-entry; the 1997 chart position was number 26.

Extended plays[edit]

Year Title
1991 At KROQ
  • Released: 18 September 1991
  • Label: Sire/Reprise
  • Format: CD

Other album appearances[edit]

Year Song Album Notes
1992 "Tomorrow" (Steve Peck Mix) Volume 5 An alternate mix of the 1992 single.
2006 "First of the Gang to Die" Music from Glastonbury the Film A live version from 2004.
2006 "Suedehead" (Sparks Mix) Future Retro An alternate mix of the 1988 single, only available on the CD version of the album.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[1][18]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[4]
DEN
[5]
FIN
[6]
FRA
[7]
IRL
[19]
NLD
[10]
NOR
[11]
SWE
[12]
U.S. Mod. Rock
[20]
U.S. Hot 100
[20]
1988 "Suedehead" 5 45 2 30 Viva Hate
"Everyday Is Like Sunday" 9 3 76
1989 "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" 6 79 3 3 Non-album single
"Interesting Drug" 9 85 4 11
"Ouija Board, Ouija Board" 18 4 2
1990 "November Spawned a Monster" 12 9 6
"Piccadilly Palare" 18 5 2 Bona Drag
1991 "Our Frank" 26 97 7 2 Kill Uncle
"Sing Your Life" 33 21 10
"Pregnant for the Last Time" 25 71 9 Non-album single
"My Love Life" 29 6
1992 "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful" 17 55 9 2 Your Arsenal
"You're the One for Me, Fatty" 19 85 16
"Certain People I Know" 35
"Tomorrow" 1
1994 "The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get" 8 85 34 42 24 1 46 Vauxhall and I
"Hold on to Your Friends" 47
"Interlude" (with Siouxsie Sioux) 25 25 Non-album single
"Now My Heart Is Full" Vauxhall and I
1995 "Boxers" 23 19 Non-album single
"Dagenham Dave" 26 28 Southpaw Grammar
"The Boy Racer" 36
"Sunny" 42 42 Non-album single
1997 "Alma Matters" 16 97 50 Maladjusted
"Roy's Keen" 42
"Satan Rejected My Soul" 39
2004 "Irish Blood, English Heart" 3 7 66 17 18 4 36 You Are the Quarry
"First of the Gang to Die" 6 57 26 90 20
"Let Me Kiss You" 8 44 19
"I Have Forgiven Jesus" 10 45 33
2005 "Redondo Beach" / "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out"[B] 11 45 33 Live at Earls Court
2006 "You Have Killed Me" 3 3 3 5 69 9 58 8 Ringleader of the Tormentors
"The Youngest Was the Most Loved" 14 6 12 20 26
"In the Future When All's Well" 17 35 20
"I Just Want to See the Boy Happy" 16 14 50
2008 "That's How People Grow Up" 14 27 26 Greatest Hits
All You Need Is Me 24
2009 "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris" 21 26 58 Years of Refusal
"Something Is Squeezing My Skull" 46 35
2010 "Everyday Is Like Sunday"[C] 42 43 Bona Drag (2010 remaster)
2011 "Glamorous Glue"[D] 69 13 Very Best of Morrissey
2012 "Suedehead" (Mael Mix) Non-album single
2013 "The Last of the Famous International Playboys"[C]
"Satellite of Love" (live) 124
2014 "World Peace Is None of Your Business" 83 World Peace Is None of Your Business
"Istanbul"
"Earth Is the Loneliest Planet"
"The Bullfighter Dies"
  • B^ Double A-side
  • C^ Re-issue.
  • D^ "Glamorous Glue" was originally from the 1992 album Your Arsenal. It was not released as a single in 1992 (in any format, in any country), but made it to #13 on the US Modern Rock charts as an album track that year. The UK chart position is for the 2011 UK single release, done to promote the Very Best of Morrissey compilation.

Videos[edit]

Year Title
1990 Hulmerist
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: VHS, DVD
1991 Sing Your Life (EP)
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: EMI (Japan)
  • Format: VHS
1992 Live in Dallas
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: WEA
  • Format: VHS, DVD
The Malady Lingers On
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: VHS, DVD
1996 Introducing Morrissey
  • Released: 1996 / 2014 (DVD)
  • Label: WEA
  • Format: VHS, DVD
2000 ¡Oye Esteban!
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: WEA
  • Format: DVD
2005 Who Put the M in Manchester?
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Format: DVD
2013 25Live
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: Eagle Rock
  • Format: DVD, Blu-ray

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)
1988 "Suedehead" Tim Broad
"Everyday Is Like Sunday"
1989 "The Last of the Famous International Playboys"
"Interesting Drug"
"Ouija Board, Ouija Board"
1990 "November Spawned a Monster"
1991 "Our Frank" James Maybury
"Sing Your Life" Tim Broad
"Pregnant for the Last Time"
"My Love Life"
1992 "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful"
"You're the One for Me, Fatty"
"Certain People I Know" George Tiffin
"Tomorrow" Zack Snyder (2 versions)
"Glamorous Glue" George Tiffin
1994 "The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get" Mark Romanek
1995 "Boxers" James O'Brien
"Dagenham Dave"
"The Boy Racer"
"Sunny"
1997 "Alma Matters" Matthew Rolston
2004 "Irish Blood, English Heart" AV Club
"First of the Gang to Die"
"I Have Forgiven Jesus"
2005 "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out"
2006 "You Have Killed Me" AV Club
"The Youngest Was the Most Loved"
"In the Future When All's Well"
2008 "That's How People Grow Up"
"All You Need Is Me" Patrick O'Dell
2009 "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris" Travis Shinn
2014 "World Peace Is None of Your Business" Natalie Johns
"Istanbul"
"Earth Is the Loneliest Planet"
"The Bullfighter Dies"

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