Patsy Cline discography

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Patsy Cline discography

Publicity photo of Patsy Cline distributed by MCA Records between 1973-75.
Releases
Studio albums 3
Compilation albums 1
EPs 6
Singles 24
B-sides 7
Other appearances 3
No. 1 Singles 2

The discography of Patsy Cline, an American country pop artist, consists of three studio albums, one compilation album, six extended plays, twenty four singles, and seven B-sides. For material released after the artist's death in 1963, see Patsy Cline posthumous discography.

After performing in a band in 1954, Cline was signed by Bill McCall to Four Star Records, based in Pasadena, California. She made her first recording session for the label in June 1955, releasing her debut single, "A Church, a Courtroom, and Goodbye" in July.[1] Cline issued seventeen singles to the country music recording charts between 1955 and 1960; however, only one of them was a major hit. After releasing the singles "Hidin' Out", "I Love You Honey", and "I've Loved and Lost Again", her first single issued in 1957, entitled "Walkin' After Midnight", peaked at #2 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Songs list and #12 on the Top Pop Songs chart.[2] The song's success spawned Cline's self-titled debut album, released in August 1957. Cline's additional singles between 1958 and 1960 ranged in variations between country, Gospel, and Rockabilly. These songs included such releases as, "Three Cigarettes (In an Ashtray)," "Come On In (And Make Yourself at Home)," "Dear God," and "Crazy Dreams."

In late 1960, Cline signed with Four Star's distributor, Decca. Working with producer Owen Bradley, Cline's musical style changed from Honky Tonk to the Pop-influenced Nashville Sound.[1] Her first Decca release was 1961's "I Fall to Pieces," which was recorded during her first session for the label. The single became her first number one single on the Billboard Country Chart, while also reaching #12 on the Pop chart, and #6 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks list. Her second self-titled extended play was issued in August and contained the hit; however, due to a major car accident, Cline could not promote the song. Its follow-up, "Crazy", was released in October and became another crossover hit, reaching #2 on the Billboard Country and Adult Contemporary chart, and #9 on the Pop chart.[3] Cline's second studio album was then issued in November 1961, entitled Patsy Cline Showcase and containing both hits. In its re-release in 1963, the album peaked at #73 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart.[4]

Cline's third Decca single, "She's Got You" was released in January 1962, and became her fourth major hit, reaching number one on Billboard's Country Chart, #14 on the Billboard Pop Chart, and #3 on its Adult Contemporary chart.[1][5] Because an album was not yet released, the extended play also titled, She's Got You was released in April. She had two other major country hits that year: "When I Get Thru' With You" (#10) and "So Wrong" (#14).[1][2] Her third and final official studio album named, Sentimentally Yours was released in August and contained "She's Got You", as well as, "Heartaches", which reached #31 in the United Kingdom. Many of the singles' B-sides charted on the Country and Pop chart that year, including "She's Got You"'s flip side, "Strange" and "When I Get Thru' With You"'s flip, "Imagine That". Cline released her final single during her lifetime in January 1963 entitled, "Leavin' on Your Mind." The song became a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Country Chart, while also reaching #83 on the Pop chart. Patsy Cline died March 5, 1963 in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee.[1]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US
[6]
Patsy Cline
Patsy Cline Showcase
  • Release date: November 27, 1961
  • Label: Decca (DL #4202)
  • Formats: LP, compact disc, digital download
73
Sentimentally Yours
  • Release date: August 6, 1962
  • Label: Decca (DL #4282)
  • Formats: LP, compact disc, digital download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details
Patsy Cline's Golden Hits
  • Release date: 1962
  • Label: Everest (#5200)
  • Formats: LP

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
Songs by Patsy Cline
  • Release date: August 5, 1957
  • Label: Coral (EC #81159)
  • Formats: LP
Patsy Cline
  • Release date: August 5, 1957
  • Label: Decca (ED #2542)
  • Formats: LP
Patsy Cline
  • Release date: August 14, 1961
  • Label: Decca (ED #2703)
  • Formats: LP
Patsy Cline
  • Release date: January 29, 1962
  • Label: Decca (ED #2707)
  • Formats: LP
She's Got You
  • Release date: April 30, 1962
  • Label: Decca (ED #2719)
  • Formats: LP
So Wrong/You're Stronger Than Me
  • Release date: September 24, 1962
  • Label: Decca (ED #2729)
  • Formats: LP

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[7]
US
[7]
US AC
[7]
UK
[8]
1955 "A Church, a Courtroom, and Goodbye" Songs by Patsy Cline
"Hidin' Out"
1956 "I Love You Honey" non-album singles
"I've Loved and Lost Again"
1957 "Walkin' After Midnight" 2 12 Patsy Cline
"Today, Tomorrow, and Forever" non-album single
"Three Cigarettes (In an Ashtray)" Patsy Cline
"I Don't Wanta"
1958 "Stop the World (And Let Me Off)" Patsy Cline's Golden Hits
"Come on In (And Make Yourself at Home)" non-album single
"I Can See an Angel" Patsy Cline's Golden Hits
"If I Could See the World"
"Dear God" non-album singles
1959 "Yes, I Understand"
"Gotta Lot of Rhythm in My Soul"
1960 "Lovesick Blues"
"Crazy Dreams"
1961 "I Fall to Pieces" 1 12 6 Patsy Cline Showcase
"Crazy" 2 9 2
1962 "She's Got You" 1 14 3 43 Sentimentally Yours
"When I Get Thru with You" 10 53 non-album single
"So Wrong" 14 85 So Wrong/You're Stronger Than Me
"Heartaches" 73 31 Sentimentally Yours
1963 "Leavin' on Your Mind" 8 83 non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

B-sides[edit]

Year Title Peak
chart positions
Original A-Side Single
US Country
[7]
US
[7]
1957 "A Poor Man's Roses (Or a Rich Man's Gold)" 14 "Walkin' After Midnight"
1959 "Cry Not for Me" "Yes, I Understand"
1961 "Who Can I Count On" 99 "Crazy"
1962 "Strange" 97 "She's Got You"
"Imagine That" 21 90 "When I Get Through with You"
"You're Stronger Than Me" 103 "So Wrong"
"Why Can't He Be You" 107 "Heartaches"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Stone, Calen D. "Patsy Cline Biography". Musician Guide. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie. "Patsy Cline > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  3. ^ Wolff, Kurt (2000). Country Music: The Rough Guide. Rough Guides Ltd. pp. 300–301. ISBN 1-85828-534-8. 
  4. ^ Koda, Cub. "Patsy Cline Showcase > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  5. ^ Simon & Schuster. "Patsy Cline: Biography". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  6. ^ "Billboard chart positions > albums". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-14. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Billboard chart positions - singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  8. ^ "Patsy Cline - UK Singles Chart Runs". Polyhex. Retrieved 2009-11-14. 

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