Rainbow discography

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Rainbow discography
Releases
Studio albums 8
Live albums 5
Compilation albums 7
EPs 1
Singles 18

The following is a comprehensive discography of Rainbow, an English hard rock band. Over the years they have released 8 studio albums, 5 live albums, 7 compilation albums, 1 EP and 18 singles.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[1]
UK
[2][3]
GER
[4][5]
SWE
[6]
NOR
[6]
NLD
[7][8]
1975 Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow 30 11 24 -10
1976 Rising
  • Released:
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format:
48 11 38 23
1978 Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
  • Released:
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format:
89 7 26 18 12 11
1979 Down to Earth
  • Released:
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format:
66 6 19 17
1981 Difficult to Cure 50 3 13 9 17 14
1982 Straight Between the Eyes
  • Released:
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format:
30 5 21 7 12 19
1983 Bent out of Shape 34 11 25 6 6 44
  • UK: Silver[9]
1995 Stranger in Us All
  • Released:
  • Label:
  • Format:
102 36 8 38 70
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[1]
UK
[2]
GER
[4]
NLD
[7]
1977 On Stage 65 7 28 17 UK: Silver
1986 Finyl Vinyl 87 31
1990 Live in Germany 1976
2006 Live in Munich 1977 73
2013 Black Masquerade 131
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[2][3]
1981 The Best of Rainbow 14 UK: Gold
1997 The Very Best of Rainbow 197 UK: Silver
2000 The Millennium Collection: The Best of Rainbow
2002 Pot of Gold
All Night Long: An Introduction
2003 Catch the Rainbow: The Anthology
2009 Anthology 1975-1984
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

EPs[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[1]
1981 Jealous Lover 147

Video albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
1982 Live Between The Eyes
1984 Rainbow Japan Tour '84
1986 The Final Cut
2006 Live in Munich 1977
2006 Live Between The Eyes / The Final Cut
2013 Black Masquerade

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
[11]
US Main.
[11]
UK
[2]
NLD
[12]
1975 "Man on the Silver Mountain" / "Snake Charmer" Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
"The Temple of the King"
1976 "Starstruck" / "Run with the Wolf" Rising
1977 "Kill the King" (live) / "Man on silver mountain" (live) / "Mistreated" (live) 44 On Stage
1978 "Long Live Rock 'N' Roll" / "Sensitive to Light" 33 Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
"LA Connection" / "Lady of the Lake" 40
1979
"Since You Been Gone"/ "Bad Girl" - (UK: Silver) 57 6 47 Down to Earth
1980 "All Night Long" / "Weiss Heim" - (UK: Silver) 110 5
1981 "I Surrender" / "Maybe Next Time" (UK: Silver) 105 19 3 Difficult to Cure
"Can't Happen Here" / "Jealous Lover" 13 20
1982 "Stone Cold" / "Rock Fever" 40 1 34 Straight Between the Eyes
"Power" / "Death Alley Driver" 35
1983 "Can't Let You Go" / "All Night Long" (live) // "Stranded" (live) 43 Bent Out of Shape
"Street of Dreams" / "Anybody There" // "Power" (live) 60 2 52
1995 "Hunting Humans (Insatiable)" Stranger in Us All
"Ariel" / "The Temple of the King" (live)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "allmusic ((( Rainbow > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". 
  2. ^ a b c d "Rainbow". UK Top 40 Hit Database. Retrieved 2011-05-12. 
  3. ^ a b Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK - Quick Guide (1994– )". The Zobbel Website. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  4. ^ a b "Chart-History (Rainbow)". Media Control. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Chart-History (Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow)". Media Control. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2010-11-13. 
  7. ^ a b "Album Top 100 - Rainbow". Dutch charts portal. Retrieved 2011-05-12. 
  8. ^ "Album Top 100 - Ritchie Blackmore". Dutch charts portal. Retrieved 2011-05-12. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved on 23 November 2010. Note: User needs to enter "Rainbow" in the "Search" field, "Artist" in the "Search by" field and click the "Go" button. Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history.
  10. ^ a b "Certified Awards". Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved on 4 September 2011.
  11. ^ a b Rivadavia, Eduardo (2001-03-29). "Rainbow". AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-11-13. 
  12. ^ "Single Top 100 - Rainbow". Dutch charts portal. Retrieved 2011-05-12.