Ray Stevens discography

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Ray Stevens discography
Releases
Studio albums 43
Live albums 1
Singles 93
Music videos 2
No.1 singles 2

The discography of singles and albums released by the American country, pop, and novelty artist Ray Stevens consists of more than 40 studio albums and 93 singles. In his career, Stevens reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 twice: with "The Streak" and "Everything Is Beautiful". The former and a cover of the jazz standard "Misty" are his biggest hits on the country charts, both reaching number three.

Albums[edit]

1960s[edit]

Year Album US
1962 1,837 Seconds of Humor 135
1963 Ray "Ahab the Arab" Stevens and Hal Winters
This Is Ray Stevens
1967 The Best of Ray Stevens
1968 The Best of Ray Stevens
Even Stevens
1969 Gitarzan 57
Have a Little Talk With Myself

1970s[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
US Country US CAN
1970 Everything Is Beautiful 35 28
Ray Stevens...Unreal!!! 141
1971 Rock & Roll Show (reissue of 1,837 Seconds of Humor)
Ray Stevens' Greatest Hits 15 95
1972 Turn Your Radio On 14 175
1973 Losin' Streak
Nashville 36
1974 Boogity Boogity 10 159 82
1975 Misty 3 106
The Very Best of Ray Stevens 19 173
1976 Both Sides of Ray Stevens
Just for the Record 34
1977 Feel the Music 50
The Many Sides of Ray Stevens
The Remarkable Ray Stevens: 20 Incredible Hits
There Is Something on Your Mind
1978 Be Your Own Best Friend
1979 The Feeling's Not Right Again
The Ray Stevens Greatest Hits Collection
The Best of Ray Stevens

1980s[edit]

Year Album Chart positions RIAA
US Country US
1980 Shriner's Convention 4 132
Wild and Crazy
1981 Oh Lonesome Me
One More Last Chance
1982 Don't Laugh Now
1983 Greatest Hits 67
Me
1984 He Thinks He's Ray Stevens 3 118 Platinum
Ray Stevens Collection
Ray Stevens Greatest Hits
1985 Ray Stevens Collector's Series
I Have Returned 1 Gold
1986 Surely You Joust 11
The Very Best of Ray Stevens/Roger Miller
1987 Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 41 Platinum
Get the Best of Ray Stevens
Crackin' Up! 25
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 62 Gold
1988 I Never Made a Record I Didn't Like 52
1989 Beside Myself 51
Funny Man

1990s[edit]

Year Album Chart positions RIAA
US Country US Comedy
1990 His All-Time Greatest Comic Hits Gold
Lend Me Your Ears
1991 Greatest Hits
#1 With a Bullet 60 14
1992 Ahab the Arab
Everything Is Beautiful & Other Hits
Mississippi Squirrel Revival (reissue of He Thinks He's Ray Stevens)
A Brighter Day
The Gospel Side of Ray Stevens
Ray Stevens/Jim Stafford
Ray Stevens – At His Best (alternate issue of Beside Myself)
1993 Classic Ray Stevens
The Legendary Ray Stevens and Jim Stafford
1994 The Most of Ray Stevens
The Legendary Ray Stevens
1995 Get Serious! The Original Movie Soundtrack
Cornball
The Serious Side of Ray Stevens
Do You Wanna Dance?
Ray Stevens Live!
20 Comedy Hits
1996 Great Gospel Songs
Everything Is Beautiful
All-Time Hits
1997 Hum It
The Streak
Gitarzan
The Biggest and the Best
The Best of Ray Stevens
Ray Stevens Christmas: Through a Different Window 69
Golden Classics
1998 The Country Hits Collection
Back 2 Back
1999 The Last Laugh
Misty: The Very Best of Ray Stevens

2000s[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
US Country US Comedy
2000 Ear Candy
Funniest Characters
2001 All-Time Greatest Hits
2002 Osama-Yo' Mama, The Album 29
12 Hits
2003 Classic Masters
The Collection
2004 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Ray Stevens
Thank You!
The Ones You Want
2005 The NRC Years
Box Set 62 5
Everything Is Beautiful / Unreal!!!
Nashville / Boogity Boogity
Turn Your Radio On / Misty
2007 New Orleans Moon
2008 Hurricane
Greatest Hits: The 50th Anniversary Collection 13
Only the Best of Ray Stevens
2009 Laughter Is the Best Medicine
Ray Stevens Sings Sinatra…Say What??
One for the Road
Ray Stevens Christmas

2010s[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
US Country US Comedy
2010 Everything Is Beautiful
We the People 58 4
A Funny Thing Happened in Church Today
2011 Spirit of '76
Bozo's Back Again
2012 Encyclopedia of Recorded Comedy Music
Such a Night: 50 Years of Hits and Hilarity
Patriots and Politics
2014 Ray Stevens Gospel Collection, Volume One
2015 Here We Go Again! -- 4

Singles[edit]

1950s and 1960s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[1]
US R&B CAN AUS
1957 "Rang Tang Ding Dong" Non-album singles
"Silver Bracelet"
1959 "Clown"
"High School Yearbook" The NRC Years
"My Heart Cries for You"
1960 "Sgt. Preston of the Yukon" 108 All-Time Greatest Hits
"Happy Blue Year" The NRC Years
1961 "Jeremiah Peabody's Polyunsaturated Quick-Dissolving
Fast-Acting Pleasant-Tasting Green and Purple Pills
"
35 83 1,837 Seconds of Humor
"Scratch My Back (I Love It)"
1962 "Ahab the Arab" 5 9 7
"Furthermore" 91
"Santa Claus Is Watching You" 45 The Best of Ray Stevens
1963 "Funny Man" 81 14 This Is Ray Stevens
"Harry the Hairy Ape" 17 14 30 72
"Speed Ball" 59 29
1964 "Butch Barbarian" The Best of Ray Stevens
"Bubble Gum the Bubble Dancer"
1965 "Party People" 130 Non-album singles
"Mr. Baker the Undertaker"
"ABC"
1966 "Devil May Care"
"Freddie Feelgood
(And His Funky Little Five Piece Band)"
91 22 Gitarzan
1967 "Mary, My Secretary" Non-album singles
"Answer Me, My Love" 95
1968 "Unwind" 52 19 Even Stevens
"Mr. Businessman" 28 7 33
"The Great Escape" 114 43 34
1969 "Gitarzan" 8 10 3 Gitarzan
"Along Came Jones" 27 28 13
"Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down"A 81 59 34 Have a Little Talk With Myself
"—" denotes released that failed to chart or were not released
  • A^ "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" peaked at number 55 on U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles and number 46 on Canada RPM Country Tracks.

1970s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country US
[1]
US AC UK CAN Country CAN CAN AC AUS
1970 "Have a Little Talk With Myself" 63 123 50 Have a Little Talk With Myself
"I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" 112
"Everything Is Beautiful" 39 1 1 6 1 1 Everything Is Beautiful
"America, Communicate With Me" 45 12 34 Ray Stevens...Unreal!!!
"Sunset Strip" 81 17 68 30
1971 "Bridget the Midget (The Queen of the Blues)" 50 2 37 61 Ray Stevens' Greatest Hits
"A Mama and a Papa" 82 4 72 6 Turn Your Radio On
"All My Trials" 70 6 82
"Turn Your Radio On" 17 63 24 33 10 3 99
1972 "Love Lifted Me"
"Losin' Streak" Losin' Streak
1973 "Nashville" 37 44 70 29 83 Nashville
"Love Me Longer"
1974 "The Streak" 3 1 12 1 1 1 1 2 Boogity Boogity
"The Moonlight Special" 73 59 26
"Everybody Needs a Rainbow" / "Inside" 37 18 16 Losin' Streak
1975 "Misty" 3 14 8 2 2 15 6 5 Misty
"Indian Love Call" 38 68 34
1976 "Young Love" 48 93 44 47
"Lady of Spain" 108
"You Are So Beautiful" 16 101 17 Just for the Record
"Honky Tonk Waltz" 27 38
1977 "In the Mood"
(credited to the Henhouse Five Plus Too)
39 40 38 31 Non-album single
"Get Crazy With Me" 81 Feel the Music
"Dixie Hummingbird" 44 43
1978 "Be Your Own Best Friend" 36 50 16 Be Your Own Best Friend
1979 "I Need Your Help Barry Manilow" 85 49 11 63 92 The Feeling's Not Right Again
"—" denotes released that failed to chart or were not released

1980s and 1990s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1980 "Shriner's Convention"B 7 2 Shriner's Convention
"Night Games" 20 11 One More Last Chance
1981 "One More Last Chance" 33 46
1982 "Written Down in My Heart" 35 Don't Laugh Now
"Where the Sun Don't Shine" 63
1983 "Mary Lou Nights" Me
1984 "My Dad" 64
"I'm Kissin' You Goodbye" He Thinks He's Ray Stevens
1985 "Mississippi Squirrel Revival" 20 32
"It's Me Again, Margaret" 74
"The Haircut Song" 45 I Have Returned
"Santa Claus Is Watching You" (re-recording)
1986 "The Ballad of the Blue Cyclone" 50
"Southern Air" (with Jerry Clower and Minnie Pearl) 63 Surely You Joust
"People's Court" 70
"Can He Love You Half as Much as I"
1987 "Would Jesus Wear a Rolex" 41 45 Crackin' Up
"Three Legged Man"
"Sex Symbols"
1988 "Surfin' U.S.S.R." I Never Made a Record I Didn't Like
"The Day I Tried to Teach
Charlene Mackenzie How to Drive"
88
"I Saw Elvis in a UFO" Beside Myself
1989 "There's a Star Spangled Banner"
1991 "Workin' for the Japanese" 62 #1 With a Bullet
"Teenage Mutant Kung Fu Chickens"
1992 "Power Tools" 72
1993 "If 10% Is Good Enough for Jesus" Classic Ray Stevens
"The Motel Song"
"Super Cop"
1997 "Mama Sang Bass" Hum It
"Too Drunk to Fish"
"Virgil and the Moonshot"
"—" denotes released that failed to chart or were not released

2000s and 2010s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
2002 "Osama - Yo' Mama" 48 Osama - Yo' Mama: The Album
2005 "We're Having a Baby" Box Set
2006 "The New Battle of New Orleans" Non-album single
2008 "Hurricane" Hurricane
2009 "Concrete Sailor" One for the Road
"Cooter Brown"
"If 10% Is Good Enough for Jesus" We The People
"We the People"
2010 "Caribou Barbie"
"Come to the U.S.A."
"Throw the Bums Out!"
"The Global Warming Song"
"God Save Arizona" Spirit of '76
2011 "The Skies Just Ain't Friendly Anymore"
"Obama Budget Plan"
"—" denotes released that failed to chart or were not released

Music videos[edit]

The majority of Stevens' music videos were filmed long after the song's original release in audio form, primarily for newly made video compilations. All music videos feature live-action Ray Stevens until 2004's "Power Tools". Starting with that music video, animated Ray Stevens was featured in a series of limited animation music videos. Ray wouldn't appear in live-action again until 2009's "We The People" music video. Stevens' music videos have become viral and most of them have garnered more than half a million unique views with several music videos reaching views of more than a million. Stevens' journey into political humor, beginning with 2009's "We The People", ushered in a new creative avenue for the artist and since that time most of his creative output is in the political/topical vein.

Year Video Director
1985 "Santa Claus Is Watchin' You"
1988 "Surfin' USSR"
1990 "Help Me Make It Through the Night"
1990 "Sittin' Up With the Dead"
1992 "The Mississippi Squirrel Revival"
1992 "It's Me Again, Margaret"
1992 "Everything Is Beautiful"
1992 "The Streak"
1995 "Shriner's Convention"
1995 "Gitarzan"
1995 "The Woogie Boogie"
1995 "Dudley Dorite of the Highway Patrol"
1995 "The Dooright Family"
1995 "We Don't Take Nothin' Off Nobody"
1995 "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens"
1995 "Can He Love You Half as Much as I?" (live action version)
1995 "I Used to Be Crazy"
1995 "Ahab the Arab"
1997 "Virgil and the Moonshot"
1997 "Too Drunk to Fish"
2000 "Juanita and the Kids"
2000 "The Pirate Song"
2000 "The Haircut Song"
2000 "Freddy Feelgood (and His Funky Little Five Piece Band)"
2000 "The Ballad of the Blue Cyclone, Parts 1 and 2"
2002 "Osama Yo' Mama"
2002 "Hello Mama"
2003 "Bridget the Midget (Queen Of The Blues)"
2003 "Deerslayer"
2003 "Hang Up and Drive"
2003 "Erik the Awful"
2003 "Gone for Good"
2004 "Thank You"
2004 "Power Tools"
2006 "Teenage Mutant Kung Fu Chickens"
2006 "Misty"
2006 "Harry the Hairy Ape"
2006 "Along Came Jones"
2006 "Barbeque"
2006 "Gourmet Restaurant"
2006 "This Ain't Exactly What I Had in Mind"
2006 "Jeremiah Peabody's Polyunsaturated Quick-Dissolving Fast-Acting Pleasant-Tasting Green and Purple Pills"
2006 "The Ballad of Cactus Pete and Lefty"
2006 "Can He Love You Half as Much as I" (cartoon version)
2009 "Smokey Mountain Rattlesnake Retreat"
2009 "Hugo the Human Cannonball"
2009 "The Moonlight Special"
2009 "The Camping Trip"
2009 "We The People"
2010 "Caribou Barbie"
2010 "Throw The Bums Out!"
2010 "Come to the USA"
2010 "The Global Warming Song"
2010 "God Save Arizona"
2010 "Nightmare Before Christmas"
2011 "The Skies Just Ain't Friendly Anymore"
2011 "Obama Budget Plan"
2011 "Mr. President - Mr. President"
2012 "Obama Nation"
2012 "Grandpa Voted Democrat"
2012 "White Christmas"
2012 "Blue Christmas"
2012 "Merry Christmas"
2012 "Redneck Christmas"
2013 "Red Hot Chili Cookoff"
2013 "Guilt For Christmas"
2013 "Nashville"
2013 "Unchained Melody"
2014 "If You Like Your Plan"
2014 "Nero Fiddled"
2015 "Taylor Swift Is Stalking Me"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. p. 854. ISBN 0-89820-188-8.