Rick Astley discography

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Rick Astley discography

Astley performing in Copenhagen, Denmark at Tivoli Gardens in 2009.
Releases
Studio albums 6
Compilation albums 5
Singles 17

The discography of English pop singer-songwriter Rick Astley consists of six studio albums, five compilation albums, two remix albums, and seventeen singles. Astley became a global pop sensation in 1987, with his debut single "Never Gonna Give You Up", written by the trio Stock Aitken Waterman. Astley recorded two successful dance-pop albums with the songwriting trio, Whenever You Need Somebody and Hold Me in Your Arms.

In 1990 Astley left Stock Aitken Waterman, and released a more soulful album Free in 1991. Before retirement in 1993, Astley released the album Body & Soul. It is estimated that by retirement at the end of 1993, Rick Astley had sold approximately 40 million records.

Coming out of retirement in 2001 with Keep It Turned On, which was released in Germany, and then Portrait in 2005. He released a single in 2010, "Lights Out", his first single released in the UK for almost 17 years.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
AUS
[1][2]
AUT
[3]
CAN
[4]
GER
[5]
NOR
[6]
NZ
[7]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
US
[11]
Whenever You Need Somebody 1 3 2 1 4 3 2 2 1 10
Hold Me in Your Arms
  • Release date: 26 November 1988
  • Label: RCA Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
19 30 3 3 28 7 11 8 19
Free
  • Release date: 12 March 1991
  • Label: RCA Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
20 24 17 8 16 26 9 31
Body & Soul
  • Release date: 28 September 1993
  • Label: RCA Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
185
Keep It Turned On[C]
  • Release date: 3 December 2001
  • Label: Cruz Music/Polydor Records
  • Formats: CD
56
Portrait
  • Release date: 17 October 2005
  • Label: RCA Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
26
My Red Book[15]
  • Release date: 2013 (Promo only)
  • Label: Cruz Music
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
UK
2000 Together Forever – Greatest Hits and More...
  • First compilation album
  • Release date: 2000 (Taiwan)
  • Label: RCA Records
N/A
2002 Greatest Hits
  • Second compilation album
  • Release date: 19 March 2002 (US)
  • 28 August 2002 (EU)
  • Label: BMG
16
  • UK: Gold
2003 The Best of Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
  • Third compilation album
  • Release date: 11 March 2003
  • Label: BMG
2004 Love Songs
  • Fourth compilation album
  • Release date: February 2004
  • Label: BMG
The Platinum and Gold Collection – Rick Astley
  • Fifth compilation album
  • Release date: 9 March 2004
  • Label: Arista Records
Artist Collection: Rick Astley
  • Sixth compilation album
  • Release date: 12 October 2004
  • Label: BMG
2006 Collections
  • Seventh compilation album
  • Release date: 2006
  • Label: Sony BMG
2007 Together Forever – The Best of Rick Astley
  • Eight compilation album
  • Release date: 16 July 2007 (UK)
  • Label: Music Club
2008 Ultimate Collection
  • Ninth compilation album
  • Release date: 2008 (EU)
  • Label: Sony BMG
17
Playlist: The Very Best of Rick Astley
  • Tenth compilation album
  • Release date: 17 June 2008 (US)
  • Label: Sony BMG
N/A
"—" denotes releases that failed to chart

Remix albums[edit]

Year Album details
1990 Dance Mixes
  • First remix album
  • Release date: 1990
  • Re-release: July 2007
  • Label: RCA Records
1999 12" Collection
  • Second remix album
  • Release date: 1999
  • Re-release: 2006
  • Label: BMG

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Single Chart Position Certifications Album
UK
[16]
AUS
[17][18]
BEL
[19]
CAN
[20]
GER
[21]
IRE
[22]
NED
[23]
NZ
[24]
SWE
[25]
SWI
[26]
US
[27]
1987 "Never Gonna Give You Up" 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 Whenever You Need Somebody
"Whenever You Need Somebody" [A] 3 3 2 1 3 2 9 1 1
"When I Fall in Love"/
"My Arms Keep Missing You" [A]
2 28 1 6 2 3 25 12 14
1988 "Together Forever" 2 19 2 1 5 1 12 10 14 1
"It Would Take a Strong Strong Man" [B] 1 10
"She Wants to Dance with Me" 6 15 3 1 10 4 8 10 12 12 6 Hold Me in Your Arms
"Take Me to Your Heart" [A] 8 41 11 10 5 11 43 10 16
1989 "Hold Me in Your Arms" [A] 10 77 25 32 7 35
"Giving Up on Love" [B] 45 38
"Ain't Too Proud to Beg" [B] 89
1991 "Cry for Help" 7 13 5 4 14 9 11 17 7 Free
"Move Right Out" 58 36 52 66 81
"Never Knew Love" 70 42
1993 "The Ones You Love" 48 54 54 Body & Soul
"Hopelessly" 33 8 28
2001 "Sleeping" [C] 60 69 Keep It Turned On
2002 "Keep It Turned On" [C]
2008 "Never Gonna Give You Up" (Re-Release) 73 Single Releases Only
2010 "Lights Out" [D] 97
2012 "Goodbye But Not the End" [D]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Notes:

  • A ^ Not released in North America.
  • B ^ Not released in United Kingdom and most of Europe.
  • C ^ Released in Germany and Switzerland only.
  • D ^ Promoted in United Kingdom only.

As guest artist[edit]

Year Single Chart Position Certifications Album
UK
[16]
AUS
[17][18]
BEL
[19]
CAN
[33][34]
GER
[21]
IRE
[22]
NED
[23]
NZ
[24]
SWE
[25]
SWI
[26]
US
[35]
1987 "When You Gonna"
(with Lisa Carter)
20 17 Single Releases Only
"Let It Be"
(as part of charity group Ferry Aid)
1 3 3 2 4 4 9 1
"Learning to Live (Without Your Love)"
(with O'chi Brown)
O'chi
1994 "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"
(Elton John with Rick Astley on backing vocals)
14 9 26 1 14 9 14 7 2 10 4 The Lion King soundtrack
2013 "Winter Wonderland"
(with Kim Wilde)
Wilde Winter Songbook
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

References[edit]

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