Shakespears Sister discography

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Shakespears Sister discography

Performing live in 1992
Releases
Studio albums 5
Compilation albums 3
EPs 1
Singles 15
Video albums 3
Music videos 18

The discography of UK-based pop act Shakespears Sister consists of five studio albums, two compilation albums, 3 video albums, and 18 singles. Originally planned as a solo project by ex-Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey, it eventually evolved into a duo between Fahey and Marcella Detroit. They released their debut studio album Sacred Heart in 1989, which reached #9 on the UK Albums Chart and was certified gold by the BPI.[1][2] The album's lead single, double A Side "Break My Heart / Heroine" did not chart, the second single however, "You're History", reached #7 on the UK Singles Chart, and managed similar top 20 success internationally. Their next three singles however, "Run Silent", "Dirty Mind", and "Goodbye Cruel World" (the lead single from their second album Hormonally Yours), all failed to peak within the UK top 50.[2] The second single from Hormonally Yours, "Stay" was the group's first and only #1, staying at the top position for 8 weeks.[3] The song also reached #1 in Ireland and Sweden, and peaked within the top 5 in several other territories. Hormonally Yours peaked at #3 in the UK and was certified double platinum, however it failed to reach similar success in most international territories.

The fifth and final single from the album, "My 16th Apology" failed commercially due to both members being on hiatus at the time. Detroit left the group shortly afterwards in 1993. Fahey resumed as the sole full member of the group. "I Can Drive" was released as the lead single from Shakespears Sister's third album, #3, and peaked at #30 in the UK. Following this, they were dropped by their label, London Records, and #3 was only released in April 2005 through Fahey's website after London gave her the full rights to the album. Fahey was planning to release her own solo album at the time, which was preceded by three singles, "Bitter Pill", "Pulsatron", and "Bad Blood", which peaked at #108, #95, and failed to chart respectively.[2] In 2004-05, two compilation albums were released, The Best of Shakespears Sister (composed mostly of hits and b-sides), and Long Live the Queens (composed entirely of b-sides, rarities, and unreleased material). Fahey revived the Shakespears Sister project in 2009, and released Songs from the Red Room, composed of her solo recordings. The group's fifth studio album, Cosmic Dancer, was released in 2011, also composed of Fahey's solo work, and acoustic work by the group.[4]

In 2013, Shakespears Sister released a three-part series of EPs through their website titled The Other Side... Demos and Rarities. The first and second EPs were both released in May 2013, the third was released in June 2013. Multiple projects due for release in 2014, including the EP Cherchez La Femme and re-releases of Sacred Heart and Hormonally Yours, have been delayed indefinitely.[5][6]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[2]
AUS
[7]
AUT
[8]
GER
[9]
NOR
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[10]
US
[12]
Sacred Heart 9 22 71 30
Hormonally Yours
  • Released: 18 February 1992
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
  • Label: London
3 20 21 12 15 17 25 15 56
#3
Songs from the Red Room
  • Released: 16 November 2009
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Palare
Cosmic Dancer
  • Released: 12 December 2011
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: SF

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details
The Best of Shakespear's Sister
  • Released: 22 November 2004
  • Formats: CD/DVD, digital download
  • Label: London
Long Live the Queens!
  • Released: 5 December 2005
  • Formats: CD
  • Label: London
Remixes
  • Released: 29 October 2012
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: SF

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details
Live 1992
  • Released: July 2011
  • Formats: Digital download
  • Label: SF

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
The Red Room Sessions
  • Released: March 2011
  • Formats: Digital download
  • Label: SF
The Other Side... Demos and Rarities
  • Released: 16 May 2013
  • Formats: digital download
  • Label: SF
The Other Side... Demos and Rarities Part II
  • Released: 23 May 2013
  • Formats: digital download
  • Label: SF
The Other Side... Demos and Rarities Part III
  • Released: 10 June 2013
  • Formats: digital download
  • Label: SF
The Working Demos
  • Released: 21 November 2013
  • Formats: digital download
  • Label: SF

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[2][16]
IRE
[17]
NED BEL
(FLA)
FRA GER
[9]
AUT
[8]
SWI
[10]
SWE
[10]
NOR
[10]
AUS
[13][18]
NZ
[11]
US
[12]
"Break My Heart" / "Heroine" 1988 Sacred Heart
"You're History" 1989 7 12 51 55 8 20 28
"Run Silent" 54 47
"Dirty Mind" 1990 71 65
"Goodbye Cruel World" 1991 59 Hormonally Yours
"Stay" 1992 1 1 28 9 40 3 4 2 1 6 3 5 4
"I Don't Care" 7 10 57 34 29 28 38 18 11 55
"Goodbye Cruel World" (reissue) 32
"Hello (Turn Your Radio On)" 14 27 33 12 9 20 97 43
"My 16th Apology" 1993 61 63
"I Can Drive" 1996 30 #3
"Bitter Pill"[a] 2002 108 Songs from the Red Room
"Pulsatron"[a] 2005 95
"Bad Blood"[a]
"It's a Trip" 2010
"Stay" (re-entry) 12 10 Hormonally Yours
"Dancing Barefoot" 2011 Cosmic Dancer
"Someone Else's Girl"
"Really Saying Something" N/A
"Do I Scare You?"
(with Billy Mackenzie)
#3
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Black Sky" 1992 Hormonally Yours
"Cold"[a] 2004 Songs from the Red Room

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director(s)
"Break My Heart (You Really)" 1988 Sophie Muller[20]
"Heroine"
"You're History" 1989
"Run Silent"
"Dirty Mind" 1989 The Craze Boys[20]
"Goodbye Cruel World" 1991 Sophie Muller[20]
"Stay" 1992
"I Don't Care"
"Hello (Turn Your Radio On)"
"My 16th Apology" 1993
"I Can Drive" 1996
"Pulsatron" 2005 Morten Magnus[21]
"Bad Blood" Morten Magnus
Christian Isak Isaksan[21]
"I'll Be Your Mirror" 2010 SS10[21]
"It's a Trip" Paul Boyd[21]
"Someone Else's Girl" Morten Magnus
Kim Jakobsen[21]

Other videos[edit]

Title Year Director(s)
"Sacred Heart" 1989
"Pulsatron" (Live Video Mix) 2005 Caroline Richards[21]
"Bad Blood" (Edit) Morten Magnus
Christian Isak Isaksan[21]
"It's a Trip" (Live Video Mix) 2009 Caroline Richards[21]
"Heroine 2010" 2010 SS10[21]

Home videos[edit]

Title Album details
Sacred Heart
  • Released: 1989
  • Formats: VHS
  • Label: FFRR
Hormonally Yours
  • Released: 1992
  • Formats: VHS
  • Label: London
S.F.T.R.R: Videos
  • Released: 11 April 2010
  • Formats: DVD
  • Label: SF

Notes[edit]

^ a These singles were released under Fahey's own name. Since their inclusion on Songs from the Red Room, they are have been credited as Shakespears Sister songs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Shakespear's Siter - BPI certifications". bpi. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  2. ^ a b c d e
  3. ^ All the Number Ones - 1992
  4. ^ Shakespears Sister - Music
  5. ^ Shakespears Sister - The Other Side on Facebook
  6. ^ Shakespears Sister - Cherchez La Femme on Facebook
  7. ^ "ARIA albums charts". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  8. ^ a b "Austrian Charts > Shakespears Sister". austriancharts.at Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  9. ^ a b "GER Charts > Shakespears Sister". charts.de. Retrieved 2012-12-07.  For Sacred Heart: "GER Charts > Shakespears Sister - Shakespears Sister". charts.de. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f "Norwegian Charts > Shakespears Sister". hitparade.ch Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  11. ^ a b "RIANZ albums charts". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  12. ^ a b "Shakespear's Siter - Allmusic discography". allmusic. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  13. ^ a b c d Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  14. ^ "BVMI > Search - Shakespears Sister" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2013-01-26. 
  15. ^ "IFPI Switzerland > Shaksepears Sister" (in German). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  16. ^ "Chart Log UK". Dipl.-Bibl.(FH) Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  17. ^ "Rish Charts > Shakespears Sister". irishcharts.de. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  18. ^ "ARIA singles charts - Shakespear's Sister". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  19. ^ "RIAA – Gold & Platinum: Shakespears Sister". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  20. ^ a b c The Best of Shakespear's Sister liner notes
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i S.F.T.R.R. liner notes