Ricky Nelson discography

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Ricky Nelson discography

Ricky Nelson, circa 1965
Releases
Studio albums 36
Singles 91

Ricky Nelson was an American singer-songwriter. His discography comprises thirty-six albums and ninety-one singles.

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions
US US Country CAN
1957 Ricky 1
1958 Ricky Nelson 7
1959 Ricky Sings Again 14
Songs By Ricky (Ricky Sings Spirituals) 22
1960 More Songs By Ricky 18
1961 Rick Is 21 8
Album Seven By Rick 27
1962 Best Sellers By Rick Nelson 112
It's Up to You 128
Million Sellers
A Long Vacation
1963 Rick Nelson Sings For You
For Your Sweet Love 20
1964 Rick Nelson Sings "For You" 14
The Very Thought of You
1965 Spotlight on Rick
Best Always
Love and Kisses
1966 Bright Lights and Country Music
On the Flip Side
1967 Another Side of Rick Nelson
Country Fever
1968 Perspective
1970 In Concert 54 66
Rick Sings Nelson 196
1971 Rudy The Fifth 204
1972 Garden Party 32 26 39
1974 Windfall 190 97
1977 Intakes
1978 Return to Vienna
1981 Playing to Win 153
1985 All My Best
1986 The Memphis Sessions 62
1989 Lonesome Town
2005 Greatest Hits 56
2007 Ricky Rocks

Singles[edit]

Year Single (A-side / B-side)
Non-charting B-sides from same album as A-sides
except as indicated
Peak chart positions Label Album
US US
Country
US
AC
CA CA
Country
CA
AC
UK[1] AU
1957 "A Teenager's Romance" /[2] 2 34 Verve 10047 Teen Time (Various artists)
"I'm Walkin'" 4 10
"You're My One and Only Love"
b/w "Honey Rock" (by Barney Kessel)
14 Verve 10070
"Have I Told You Lately that I Love You" / 29 Imperial 5463 Ricky
"Be-Bop Baby" 3 33
1958 "Stood Up" / 2 8 27 33 Imperial 5483 Best Sellers by Rick Nelson
"Waitin' In School" 18 12
"My Bucket's Got a Hole in It" / 12 10 79 Imperial 5503 Non-album track
"Believe What You Say" 4 10 77 Ricky Sings Again
"Poor Little Fool"
b/w "Don't Leave Me This Way"
1 3 4 10 Imperial 5528 Ricky Nelson
"Someday"
b/w "I Got A Feeling" (Non-album track)
9 66 London 8732 (UK only)
"Lonesome Town" / 7 26 Imperial 5545 Ricky Sings Again
"I Got a Feeling" 10 27 85 Non-album track
1959 "It's Late" / 9 3 28 Imperial 5565 Ricky Sings Again
"Never Be Anyone Else But You" 6 14 14
"Just a Little Too Much" / 9 11 11 Imperial 5595 Songs By Ricky
"Sweeter Than You" 9 19 63
"I Wanna Be Loved" / 20 30 35 Imperial 5614 Million Sellers
"Mighty Good" 38 35 Non-album track
1960 "Young Emotions" / 12 48 33 Imperial 5663 Million Sellers
"Right by My Side" 59 33
"I'm Not Afraid" / 27 Imperial 5685 More Songs By Ricky
"Yes Sir, That's My Baby" 34 36 Million Sellers
"You Are the Only One" / 25 76 Imperial 5707
"Milk Cow Blues" 79
1961 "Travelin' Man" / 1 2 1 Imperial 5741 Rick Is 21
"Hello Mary Lou" 9 2 1
"A Wonder Like You" / 11 14 Imperial 5770 Non-album tracks
"Everlovin'" 16 23
1962 "Young World" / 5 19 11 Imperial 5805
"Summertime" 89 Album Seven By Rick
"Today's Teardrops" (AU & Europe only) / 32 Imperial IH 568 (EU)
London HL-1954 (AU)
"Mad, Mad World" 32
"Teen Age Idol" / 5 2 39 18 Imperial 5864 Non-album tracks
"I've Got My Eyes on You (And I Like What I See)" 105 18
"It's Up to You" / 6 4 22 18 Imperial 5901 It's Up To You
"I Need You" 83
1963 "I'm In Love Again" / 67 50 Imperial 5910 Best Sellers By Rick Nelson
"That's All" 48 50 Songs By Ricky
"You Don't Love Me Anymore (And I Can Tell)" / 47 Decca 31475 For Your Sweet Love
"I Got a Woman" 49 45
"If You Can't Rock Me" / 100 Imperial 5935 It's Up To You
"Old Enough To Love" 94 Ricky Sings Again
"A Long Vacation"
b/w "Mad Mad World"
120 Imperial 5958 A Long Vacation
"Gypsy Woman" / 62 26 Decca 31495 For Your Sweet Love
"String Along" 25 26
"There's Not a Minute"
b/w "Time After Time" (from More Songs By Ricky)
127 Imperial 5985 Album Seven By Rick
"Fools Rush In" / 12 12 26 Decca 31533 Rick Nelson Sings "For You"
"Down Home" 126
"Today's Teardrops"
b/w "Thank You Darlin'"
54 Imperial 66004 Album Seven By Rick
"For You"
b/w "That's All She Wrote"
6 1 14 10 Decca 31574 Rick Nelson Sings "For You"
1964 "Congratulations"
b/w "One Minute To One" (from Songs By Ricky)
63 Imperial 66017 Album Seven By Rick
"The Very Thought of You"
b/w "I Wonder (If Your Love Will Ever Belong To Me)"
26 11 65 Decca 31612 The Very Thought Of You
"Lucky Star"
b/w "Everybody But Me"
127 Imperial 66039 Rick Is 21
"There's Nothing I Can Say" / 47 18 90 Decca 31656 Non-album track
"Lonely Corner" 113 Best Always
"A Happy Guy"
b/w "Don't Breathe A Word"
82 Decca 31703 Spotlight On Rick
1965 "Mean Old World"
b/w "When The Chips Are Down"
96 Decca 31756 Best Always
"Come Out Dancing"
b/w "Yesterday's Love" (from Spotlight On Rick)
130 Decca 31800 Love & Kisses
"Say You Love Me"
b/w "Love and Kisses"
Decca 31845
1966 "Fire Breathin' Dragon"
b/w "Your Kind Of Lovin'"
Decca 31900 Non-album tracks
"You Just Can't Quit"
b/w "Louisiana Man"
108 24 81 Decca 31956 Bright Lights & Country Music
"Things You Gave Me"
b/w "Alone"
Decca 32026 Country Fever
1967 "They Don't Give Medals (To Yesterday's Heroes)"
b/w "Take A Broken Heart"
Decca 32055 On The Flip Side - Original Cast Album
"Take a City Bride"
b/w "I'm Called Lonely" (Non-album track)
58 Decca 32120 Country Fever
1968 "Suzanne On A Sunday Morning"
b/w "Moonshine" (Non-album track)
Decca 32176 Another Side Of Rick
"Dream Weaver"
b/w "Baby Close Its Eyes"
Decca 32222
1969 "Don't Blame It on Your Wife"
b/w "Promenade In Green"
Decca 32284
"Don't Make Promises"
b/w "Barefoot Boy"
Decca 32298
"She Belongs to Me"
b/w "Promises" (Non-album track)
33 27 33 Decca 32558 Rick Nelson In Concert
1970 "Easy To Be Free"
b/w "Come On In"
48 21 46 Decca 32635
"I Shall Be Released"
b/w "If You Gotta Go, Go Now"
102 Decca 32676
"We Got Such A Long Way To Go"
b/w "Look at Mary"
Decca 32711 Rick Sings Nelson
1971 "How Long"
b/w "Down Along The Bayou Country"
Decca 32739
"Life"
b/w "California" (from Rick Sings Nelson)
109 15 Decca 32779 Rudy The Fifth
1972 "Thank You Lord"
b/w "Sing Me A Song"
Decca 32860
"Gypsy Pilot"
b/w "Love Minus Zero/No Limit"
Decca 32906
"Garden Party"
b/w "So Long Mama"
6 44 1 1 52 13 41 6 Decca 32980 Garden Party
1973 "Palace Guard"
b/w "A Flower Opens Gently By"
65 80 MCA 40001
"Lifestream"
b/w "Evil Woman Child"
MCA 40130 Windfall
1974 "Windfall"
b/w "Legacy"
46 62 MCA 40187
"One Night Stand"
b/w "Lifestream"
89 MCA 40214
"Try (Try to Fall in Love)"
b/w "Louisiana Belle"
MCA 40392 Non-album tracks
"Rock and Roll Lady"
b/w "Fadeaway"
MCA 40458
1977 "You Can't Dance"
b/w "It's Another Day"
Epic 50458 Intakes
1978 "Gimme a Little Sign"
b/w "Something You Just Can't Buy"
Epic 50501
1979 "Dream Lover"
b/w "That Ain't The Way Love's Supposed To Be"
59 29 55 Epic 50674 Rockabilly Renaissance (Unreleased)
"It Hasn't Happened Yet"
b/w "Call It What You Want"
Capitol 4974 Playing To Win
"Believe What You Say"
b/w "The Loser Babe Is You"
Capitol 4988
"Give 'em My Number"
b/w "No Fair Falling In Love"
Capitol 5178 Non-album tracks
"You Know What I Mean"
b/w "Don't Leave Me This Way" (Non-album track)
MCA 52781 All My Best
1986 "Dream Lover" (re-issue)
b/w "Rave On"
88 57 Epic 06066 Memphis Sessions
1991 "Hello Mary Lou"
b/w "It's Late" (UK only release)
45 Liberty EMCT 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 389–390. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "For his first recording, Nelson cut a double-sided smash: “A Teenager’s Romance” backed with Fats Domino’s “I’m Walkin’."