Scorpions discography

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Scorpions discography
Releases
Studio albums 17
Live albums 6
Compilation albums 27
Singles 74
Video albums 12
Cover albums 2

The following is a comprehensive discography of Scorpions, a German Rock band. They have sold between 75 and 100 million records worldwide.[1][2]


Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
GER
[3]
AUT
[4]
FIN
[5]
FRA
[6]
NLD
[7]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
CAN
[11]
US
[12]
1972 Lonesome Crow
  • Released: February
  • Label: Brain
1974 Fly to the Rainbow
  • Released: 1 November
  • Label: RCA
1975 In Trance
  • Released: 17 September
  • Label: RCA
1976 Virgin Killer
  • Released: 21 November
  • Label: RCA
1977 Taken by Force
  • Released: 4 December
  • Label: RCA
1979 Lovedrive
  • Released: 25 February
  • Label: Harvest
11 10 32 36 55
1980 Animal Magnetism
  • Released: 31 March
  • Label: Harvest
12 37 23 76 52
1982 Blackout
  • Released: 10 April
  • Label: Harvest
10 12 1 45 12 11 11 10
1984 Love at First Sting
  • Released: 4 May
  • Label: Harvest
6 19 4 4 17 9 17 15 6
  • BVMI: Gold[13]
  • MC: 2× Platinum[16]
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum[15]
1988 Savage Amusement
  • Released: 18 April
  • Label: Harvest
4 18 1 16 24 2 5 18 25 5
1990 Crazy World
  • Released: 6 November
  • Label: Vertigo
1 1 4 2 6 6 3 27 20 21
1993 Face the Heat
  • Released: 21 September
  • Label: Polygram
4 12 7 5 34 15 9 51 34 24
1996 Pure Instinct 8 20 10 11 95 38 15 99
1999 Eye II Eye
  • Released: 9 March
  • Label: East West
6 37 50 49
2004 Unbreakable
  • Released: 22 June
  • Label: BMG
4 30 15 42 14 19
2007 Humanity: Hour I 9 41 29 16 91 36 27 63
2010 Sting in the Tail
  • Released: 19 March
  • Label: Sony Music
2 6 6 16 71 14 6 96 22 23
  • BVMI: Platinum[13]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
GER
[3]
AUT
[4]
CAN
[21]
FIN
[5]
FRA
[6]
NLD
[7]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
US
[12]
Tokyo Tapes
  • Released: August 1978
  • Label: RCA
35 14 42
World Wide Live
  • Released: 20 June 1985
  • Label: Harvest/EMI
4 4 39 9 20 47 9 18 18 17
Live Bites
  • Released: 3 April 1995
  • Label: PolyGram
66
Acoustica
  • Released: 14 May 2001
  • Label: East West
13 46 35
Live 2011: Get Your Sting & Blackout
  • Released: 14 October 2011
  • Label: Sony Music
MTV Unplugged – Live in Athens
  • Released: 29 November 2013
  • Label: Sony Music
5 37 85 29 113
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Cover albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
GER
[3]
AUT
[4]
FIN
[5]
FRA
[!][6]
NLD
[7]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
US
[12]
Moment of Glory

(with the "Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra")

3 70
Comeblack
  • Released: 4 November 2011
  • Label: Sony Music
25 67 22 33 90
MTV Unplugged
  • Released: 11 April 2014
  • Label: Sony Music
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
GER
[3]
AUT
[4]
FIN
[5]
FRA
[!][6]
NLD
[7]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
US
[12]
Best of Scorpions
  • Released: November 1979
  • Label: RCA
180
Hot & Heavy
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: RCA
Best of Scorpions Vol. 2
  • Released: July 1984
  • Label: RCA
175
Gold Ballads'
  • Released: 1984
  • Label: Harvest/EMI
25 11 7
Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads
  • Released: November 1989
  • Label: EMI
14 16 92 35 21 43
Hot & Slow: The Best of the Ballads
  • Released: October 1991
  • Label: RCA
Still Loving You
  • Released: 2 April 1992
  • Label: Harvest/EMI
18 32 3 4 16 30 24
Hot & Hard
  • Released: 23 August 1993
  • Label: RCA
Deadly Sting
  • Released: 2 February 1995
  • Label: EMI
28 39 13 15 32
Born to Touch Your Feelings
  • Released: 20 March 1995
  • Label: RCA
Still Loving You – The Best Of
  • Released: 14 March 1997
  • Label: Odeon
Hot & Slow: Best Masters of the 70's
  • Released: 28 September 1998
  • Label: BMG
Big City Nights
Best
  • Released: 17 September 1999
  • Label: EMI
12 8 19
Pictured Life: All The Best
  • Released: 13 March 2000
  • Label: BMG
The Millennium Collection: The Best of Scorpions
  • Released: 12 June 2001
  • Label: Mercury
Bad for Good
  • Released: 28 May 2002
  • Label: Hip-O
161
Classic Bites
  • Released: 8 July 2002
  • Label: Mercury
Ballads
  • Released: 23 December 2003
  • Label: EMI
Box of Scorpions
  • Released: 5 May 2004
  • Label: Hip-O
The Platinum Collection
  • Released: 30 September 2005
  • Label: EMI
7 5
No. 1's
  • Released: 18 April 2006
  • Label: EMI
Gold
  • Released: 25 April 2006
  • Label: Hip-O
Deadliest Stings: Greatest Hits
  • Released: 27 November 2007
  • Label: Warner
Icon
  • Released: 2 November 2010
  • Label: Island
Icon 2
  • Released: 2 November 2010
  • Label: Island
Wind of Change: The Collection
  • Released: 20 May 2013
  • Label: Universal
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

^ In France compilation albums are not listed on the Top 200 Albums Chart, but instead on a separate chart for compilation albums only. The French chart positions here for the compilation albums are their peak positions on the French Compilation Albums Chart.

Videos[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Album Director(s)
1982 "No One Like You" Blackout Marty Callner and Hart Perry
1984 "I'm Leaving You" Love at First Sting Martin Kahan
"Rock You Like a Hurricane" David Mallet[25]
"Still Loving You" Hart Perry[26]
1985 "Rock You Like a Hurricane" (PCM Version) David Mallet[25]
"Big City Nights" World Wide Live Marty Callner and Richard Perry[26]
1988 "Rhythm of Love" Savage Amusement Marty Callner[26]
"Believe in Love"
"Passion Rules the Game" N/A
1989 "I Can't Explain" Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads
1990 "Tease Me Please Me" Crazy World
"Don't Believe Her"
"Wind of Change"
"Send Me an Angel" Meiert Avis[26]
1991 "Wind of Change" (World Events Version) N/A
1992 "Hit Between the Eyes"
1993 "Alien Nation" Face the Heat Matt Mahurin[26]
"No Pain No Gain" N/A
"Woman" Jeff "Baschi" Richter
"Under the Same Sun" Peter Christopherson and Wayne Isham
1994 "White Dove" Live Bites N/A
1996 "You and I" Pure Instinct Marcus Nispel
"When You Came into My Life" N/A
1998 "Holiday" (live) World Wide Live
1999 "To Be No. 1" Eye II Eye David Mallet
"What You Give You Give Back" N/A
"A Moment in a Million Years"
2000 "Hurricane 2000" Moment of Glory Pit Weyrich
"Moment of Glory"
"Here in My Heart"
2004 "Remember the Good Times" Unbreakable Hannes Rossacher
2007 "Humanity" Humanity: Hour I N/A
2010 "The Good Die Young" Sting in the Tail Nikolaj Georgiew
2011 "All Day and All of the Night" Comeblack Oliver Sommer
"Across the Universe"
"Children of the Revolution"
"Tainted Love"
"Ruby Tuesday"
2014 "Rock You Like a Hurricane" (featuring Johannes Strate)" MTV Unplugged – Live in Athens Sven Offen

Video albums[edit]

Year Title Certifications
1985 First Sting
World Wide Live
To Russia with Love and Other Savage Amusements
1991 Crazy World Tour Live... Berlin 1991
2001 Moment of Glory – Berliner Philharmoniker Live
Acoustica
2002 A Savage Crazy World
2004 Unbreakable World Tour 2004: One Night in Vienna
2007 Live at Wacken Open Air 2006
2009 Amazônia – Live in the Jungle
2011 Live 2011: Get Your Sting & Blackout
2013 MTV Unplugged – Live in Athens

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
GER
[32]
AUS
[33]
AUT
[4]
CAN
[34]
FRA
[35]
NLD
[36]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[37]
UK
[10]
US
[12]
"I'm Going Mad" / "Action" 1971 Lonesome Crow
"In Trance" 1975 In Trance
"Speedy's Coming" Fly to the Rainbow
"Virgin Killer" 1976 Virgin Killer
"Pictured Life" 1977
"He's a Woman – She's a Man" Taken by Force
"Sails of Charon" / "Steamrock Fever" 1978
"All Night Long" (live) Tokyo Tapes
"Is There Anybody There?" 1979 39 Lovedrive
"Another Piece of Meat"
"Lovedrive" 69
"Loving You Sunday Morning"
"Holiday"
"Make It Real" 1980 72 Animal Magnetism
"The Zoo" 75
"Only a Man"
"Lady Starlight"
"Hey You" Non-album single
"No One Like You" 1982 40 49 64 65 Blackout
"Can't Live Without You" 63
"Now!"
"When the Smoke Is Going Down"
"Rock You Like a Hurricane" 1984 37 78 25 Love at First Sting
"Still Loving You" 14 3 4 3 64
"Big City Nights" 76
"Coming Home"
"I'm Leaving You"
"Rhythm of Love" 1988 59 75 Savage Amusement
"Believe in Love"
"Passion Rules the Game" 1989 74
"Is There Anybody There?" Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads
"I Can't Explain"
"Holiday" (Remix) 1990
"Tease Me, Please Me" Crazy World
"Don't Believe Her" 77
"Wind of Change" 1991 1 7 1 10 1 1 1 1 2 4
"Send Me an Angel" 5 8 8 4 4 14 27 44
"Ветер Перемен (Wind of Change)" (Russian version) 38 Non-album singles
"Vientos De Cambio (Wind of Change)" (Spanish version)
"Hit Between the Eyes" 1992 Crazy World
"Still Loving You" (Remix) Still Loving You
"Living for Tomorrow" (live)
"Alien Nation" 1993 27 Face the Heat
"Under the Same Sun" 99 19
"Woman"
"No Pain No Gain" 1994
"White Dove" 1995 18 20 Live Bites
"In Trance"
"Edge of Time" Deadly Sting / Live Bites
"You and I" 1996 22 34 23 37 23 Pure Instinct
"Wild Child"
"Does Anyone Know" 81
"When You Came into My Life" 97
"Where the River Flows" 97
"Over the Top" 1997 Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years
"To Be No. 1" 1999 55 Eye II Eye
"Mysterious"
"10 Light Years Away"
"Eye to Eye"
"Aleyah"
"Moment of Glory" 2000 67 Moment of Glory
"Hurricane 2000"
"Here in My Heart"
"When Love Kills Love" 2001 Acoustica
"Love 'em or Leave 'Em" 2004 Unbreakable
"You Are the Champion" (with Michael Kleitman) 92 Non-album single
"Humanity" 2007 Humanity: Hour I
"The Game of Life"
"Love Will Keep Us Alive"
"Raised on Rock" 2010 Sting in the Tail
"The Good Die Young"
"Still Loving You" 2011 Comeblack
"Where the River Flows" 2013 MTV Unplugged – Live in Athens
"Rock You Like a Hurricane" (featuring Johannes Strate) 2014
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Soundtrack[edit]

Year Song Movie Description
1972 "Lonesome Crow" Das Paradises Kalte German anti-drugs film
1984 "Still Lovng You" Corpo a Corpo Brazilian soap opera
1992 "Hit Between the Eyes" Freejack Starring Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Mick Jagger[38]
1992 "Under the Same Sun" Under Siege Starring Steven Seagal
1993 "Under the Same Sun" Sonho Meu Brazilian soap opera
1996 "Rock You Like a Hurricane" Race the Sun Starring Halle Berry and James Belushi
1996 "You and I" (Special Single Mix) Quem é Você? Brazilian soap opera
1999 "Rock You Like a Hurricane" Jawbreaker Starring Rose McGowan
2000 "Rock You Like a Hurricane" Little Nicky Starring Adam Sandler
2005/2010 "Rock You Like a Hurricane" / "No One Like You" Supernatural Starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles
2007 "Rock You Like a Hurricane" The Simpsons Game Trailer and game[39]
2007 "No One Like You" Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s Game
2007 "Rock You Like a Hurricane" Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Game
2007 "Rock You Like a Hurricane" Knocked Up Starring Seth Rogen
2007 "Wind of Change" In Search of a Midnight Kiss Starring Scoot McNairy
2007/2008 "The Game of Life" Caminhos do Coração Brazilian soap opera
2008 "Animal Magnetism" The Wrestler Starring Mickey Rourke
2008 "Rock You Like a Hurricane" Role Models Starring Seann William Scott
2009 "Wind of Change" Gentlemen Broncos Starring Michael Angarano and Jemaine Clement
2010 "The Sails of Charon" Gran Turismo 5 Game[40]
2010 "Rock You Like a Hurricane" Knight and Day Starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz
2011 "Hurricane 2000" Killer Elite In the trailer. Starring Robert De Niro, Clive Owen and Jason Statham.
2012 "No One Like You" / "Rock You Like a Hurricane" Rock of Ages Starring Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Åkerman, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise and Bryan Cranston
2013 "Rock You Like a Hurricane" Warm Bodies Starring Nicholas Hoult

Covers[edit]

Year Song Album Description Original
1975 "Fuchs geh' Voran" / "Wenn Es Richtig Losgeht" "The Hunters" (single) Originally released as a single; German version of "Fox on the Run" and "Action" Sweet
1978 "Kōjō no Tsuki" Tokyo Tapes Recorded in Tokyo. Japanese song. Arrangements made by the band Rentarō Taki
"Hound Dog" Recorded in Tokyo. Medley with "Long Tall Sally" Big Mama Thornton
"Long Tall Sally" Recorded in Tokyo. Medley with "Hound Dog" Little Richard
1989 "I Can't Explain" Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads The Who
1990 "In the Flesh?" The Wall – Live in Berlin Opening song of the show The Wall, hosted by Roger Waters Pink Floyd
1992 "Ave Maria No Morro" "White Dove" (single) Herivelto Martins
"White Dove" "White Dove" (single) / Live Bites English version of the song Gyöngyhajú lány. Recorded in support of ONU Omega
1993 "(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame" Face the Heat Taping for the show Elvis Presley Memory Concert Invited by Michael Jackson Elvis Presley
2000 "Here in My Heart" Moment of Glory Tiffany
2001 "Love of My Life" Acoustica Recorded in Lisbon Queen
"Dust in the Wind" Kansas
"Drive" The Cars
2004 "You Are the Champion" "You Are the Champion" (single) Recorded by Scorpions and Michael Kleitmann in honor of Michael Schumacher winning his seventh F1 Formula One Championship. Queen
2014 "Temple of the King" Ronnie James Dio This Is Your Life Recorded in tribute to Ronnie James Dio Rainbow

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