Scissor Sisters discography

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Scissor Sisters discography
Six people on a stage; four are standing at the front of the stage behind microphone stands and the fourth is holding an electric guitar. At the back of the stage, one man is sitting behind a drum set and another behind a set of keyboards.
Scissor Sisters performing in 2007
Releases
Studio albums 4
EPs 2
Singles 16
Video albums 2
Music videos 17

The discography of Scissor Sisters, an American pop group, consists of four studio albums, two extended plays, sixteen singles, two video albums and seventeen music videos. The band was formed in New York City in 2001 by Babydaddy, Jake Shears, Ana Matronic, Del Marquis and Paddy Boom, who was later replaced by Randy Real.[1] After signing a contract with independent record label A Touch of Class in 2002, Scissor Sisters released their debut single "Electrobix".[2] The critical success of its B-side, a cover version of Pink Floyd's song "Comfortably Numb", brought the group to the attention of Polydor Records, which signed them in 2003.[2]

The band then began to work on their debut studio album, Scissor Sisters, which was released in February 2004. It peaked at number one in the United Kingdom and performed well internationally. The album was certified nine times platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), becoming the best-selling album of 2004 in the UK, and has sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide.[2] Scissor Sisters spawned five singles; "Comfortably Numb" and "Filthy/Gorgeous" became top ten hits in the UK, while "Laura", "Take Your Mama" and "Mary" were moderately successful. The band released their second studio album, Ta-Dah, in September 2006. Topping the charts in numerous countries, including the UK and Ireland, the album was a commercial success. Its lead single, "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'", peaked at number one in the UK and became an international top ten hit. The album produced three more singles: "Land of a Thousand Words", "She's My Man" and "Kiss You Off".

Scissor Sisters worked extensively with producer Stuart Price in recording their third studio album, Night Work, which was released in June 2010. The album reached number two in the UK and number three on the US Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Three singles were released: "Fire with Fire", which topped the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart, "Any Which Way" and "Invisible Light". The band's fourth studio album, Magic Hour, was followed in May 2012. It peaked at number one on the US Dance/Electronic Albums and number four in the UK. The first single from the album, "Only the Horses", charted highly in several countries. It was followed by "Baby Come Home" and "Let's Have a Kiki", the latter of which reached the number-one spot on the US Hot Dance Club Songs.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[3]
AUS
[4]
AUT
[5]
BEL
(FL)

[6]
DEN
[7]
GER
[8]
IRE
[9]
NLD
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
Scissor Sisters 102 7 75 81 18 1 67 1
  • WW: 3,500,000[A]
  • UK: 2,739,725[B]
Ta-Dah
  • Released: September 26, 2006 (US)
  • Labels: Universal, Polydor
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
19 1 3 7 6 6 1 11 5 1
  • UK: 1,458,481[C]
Night Work
  • Released: June 29, 2010 (US)
  • Labels: Universal, Polydor
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
18 10 36 43 36 29 11 29 12 2
  • UK: 157,343[D]
Magic Hour
  • Released: May 29, 2012 (US)
  • Labels: Universal, Polydor
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, LP, digital download
35 27 72 15 68 62 4
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Album details
Remixed![23]
  • Released: September 21, 2004 (US)
  • Label: A Touch of Class
  • Formats: CD, digital download
iTunes Festival: London 2010[24]
  • Released: July 10, 2010 (UK)
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
Dance

[25]
AUS
[26]
AUT
[5]
BEL
(FL)

[6]
GER
[27]
IRE
[9]
ITA
[28]
NLD
[29]
SWE
[30]
UK
[31]
"Electrobix"[32] 2002 N/A
"Laura" 2003 66 17 12 Scissor Sisters
"Comfortably Numb" 2004 73 39 97 30 42 27 10
"Take Your Mama" 40 99 25 52 53 17
"Mary" 32 14
"Filthy/Gorgeous" 2005 1 29 13 5
"I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" 2006 1 1 1 1 2 4 2 1 1 Ta-Dah
"Land of a Thousand Words" 40 54 50 44 18 45 19
"She's My Man" 2007 39 55 53 57 48 46 39 29
"Kiss You Off" 43
"Fire with Fire" 2010 1 24 48 51 16 15 51 36 11 Night Work
"Any Which Way" 81
"Invisible Light"[35]
"Only the Horses" 2012 5 37 32 5 12
  • FIMI: Platinum[36]
Magic Hour
"Baby Come Home" 72 36
"Let's Have a Kiki" 1 119
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year charted and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[31]
"I Can't Decide" 2007 64 Ta-Dah

Other appearances[edit]

List of guest appearances, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Do the Strand" 2009 War Child Presents Heroes[37]
"Isn't It Strange" 2010 Shrek Forever After: Music from the Motion Picture[38]

Video albums[edit]

List of video albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
Video

[3]
AUS
[39]
UK
[12]
We Are Scissor Sisters... And So Are You
  • Released: January 11, 2005 (US)
  • Labels: Universal, Polydor
  • Format: DVD
6 23
Hurrah! A Year of Ta-Dah
  • Released: December 4, 2007 (US)
  • Labels: Universal, Polydor
  • Format: CD+DVD, DVD
2
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"Laura" (version one) 2003 AlexandLiane[40]
"Comfortably Numb" 2004 Chris Hopewell[40]
"Take Your Mama" Andy Soup[40]
"Laura" (version two)
"Mary" Julien Temple[40]
"Filthy/Gorgeous" 2005 John Cameron Mitchell[41]
"I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" 2006 Andy Soup[42]
"Land of a Thousand Words" National Television[42]
"She's My Man" 2007 Nagi Noda[42]
"Kiss You Off" Robert Hales[42]
"Fire With Fire" 2010 Philip Andelman[43]
"Any Which Way" Ace Norton[44]
"Invisible Light" Nicolás Méndez[45]
"Shady Love" 2012 Hiro Murai[46]
"Only the Horses" Lorenzo Fonda[47]
"Baby Come Home"
"Let's Have a Kiki" Vern Moen[48]

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ Worldwide sales figures for Scissor Sisters as of November 2006.[49]
  • B ^ United Kingdom sales figures for Scissor Sisters as of June 2012.[50]
  • C ^ United Kingdom sales figures for Ta-Dah as of June 2012.[50]
  • D ^ United Kingdom sales figures for Night Work as of June 2012.[50]

References[edit]

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  13. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2005 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
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  15. ^ a b "Guld og platin" (in Danish). IFPI Danmark. Retrieved September 10, 2014. 
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  17. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2006 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "Goud en Platina 2007". Ultratop (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 10, 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "Gold/Platin–Datenbank (Scissor Sisters)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved September 10, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Gold & Platin" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved September 10, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Awards 2006". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved September 10, 2014. 
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  24. ^ "iTunes Festival: London 2010 – EP by Scissor Sisters". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Scissor Sisters Chart History: Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Retrieved September 10, 2014. 
  26. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in Australia:
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  30. ^ "Discography Scissor Sisters". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  31. ^ a b Peak chart positions for songs in the United Kingdom:
  32. ^ "Electrobix – EP by Scissor Sisters". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  33. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2006 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
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  35. ^ "Invisible Light – Scissor Sisters". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 13, 2014. 
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  37. ^ Kellman, Andy. "War Child Presents Heroes, Vol. 1 – Various Artists". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 13, 2014. 
  38. ^ "Shrek Forever After (Music from the Motion Picture)". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved September 13, 2014. 
  39. ^ "The ARIA Report: Issue 783 (Week Commencing 28 February 2005)" (pdf). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved September 12, 2014. 
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  41. ^ "Filthy/Gorgeous" (liner notes). Scissor Sisters. Polydor Records. 2005. CD single – 986979–9. 
  42. ^ a b c d Hurrah! A Year of Ta-Dah (liner notes). Scissor Sisters. Universal Records. 2007. CD+DVD – 1750840. 
  43. ^ Knight, David (May 27, 2010). "Scissor Sisters’ Fire With Fire by Philip Andelman". Promo News. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  44. ^ Knight, David (August 16, 2010). "Scissor Sisters’ Any Which Way by Ace Norton". Promo News. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  45. ^ Knight, David (December 15, 2010). "Scissor Sisters’ Invisible Light by Nicolás Méndez". Promo News. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  46. ^ Gottlieb, Steven (January 3, 2012). "Scissor Sisters vs Krystal Pepsy "Shady Love")". VideoStatic. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  47. ^ Music videos directed by Lorenzo Fonda:
  48. ^ "Scissor Sisters "Let's Have a Kiki"". Long Beach Film Company. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  49. ^ Tingen, Paul (November 2006). "Scissor Sisters: Recording Ta-Dah". Sound on Sound. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  50. ^ a b c Jones, Alan (June 3, 2012). "Official Charts Analysis: Gary Barlow LP sells 40k". Music Week. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 

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