Skunk Anansie discography

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Skunk Anansie discography

Skunk Anansie in concert at the Brighton Concorde 2
Releases
Studio albums 5
Compilation albums 1
Singles 22
Music videos 19

The discography of Skunk Anansie, an English rock band, consists of five studio albums and including one re-issue, sixteen singles. The band's members include Skin (Deborah Dyer), Cass (Richard Lewis), Ace (Martin Kent) and Mark Richardson. The group formed in 1994 and disbanded in 2001; they re-united in 2009.[1] Skunk Anansie are named after the West African folk tales of Anansi the Spider-man,[2] with "Skunk" added to "make the name nastier".[3]

In 1995, Skunk Anansie released their debut album Paranoid and Sunburnt on the One Little Indian record label. It was recorded with Robbie France on drums,[4] who left before the album was released. Mark Richardson replaced France. The album peaked at number eight on the UK albums chart and was certified Platinum in their native United Kingdom with a Gold certification in the Netherlands; the band also won the Kerrang! Award for "Best British Band" in the same year.[5] Paranoid and Sunburnt spawned two top 20 singles in the United Kingdom: "Weak" and a re-issue of "Charity", which had previously made the top 40.

One year after the release of their debut, Skunk Anansie released Stoosh, which was certified gold in several European countries, with a Platinum certification in Italy and also became their second UK album to be certified Platinum, while peaking at number nine on the UK album charts. Stoosh spawned their highest-charting singles, which included "Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)", which reached the top 20 in several European countries. "Brazen (Weep)" from the same album became their highest-charting UK single, peaking at number 11. European sales for the album stand at two million.[6] Skunk Anansie released Post Orgasmic Chill on Virgin in 1999. The album was certified Platinum by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) for selling more than 1 million units in Europe and the UK. The album was Multi-Platinum in both Italy and Portugal. 2009 saw the band re-unite, with the single releases of "Because of You" and "Squander" from the singles compilation Smashes and Trashes. The compilation album was certified Gold in Poland and Italy while also making the top 10 in Portugal. 2010 then seen the release of their first studio album after the reformation, in which Wonderlustre was released internationally on 13 September with its first single being "My Ugly Boy" released in August, with this being followed up by "Over the Love" later in the year and was a top 100 single in Belgium. The album itself charted moderately in many European territories while becoming their first studio album to miss the UK top 40 albums listing, when it entered and peaked at number 58. However, it entered and peaked at number 1 in Italy.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[7]
AUT
[8]
BEL
[9]
GER
[10]
ITA
[11]
NL
[12]
NOR
[13]
POL
[14]
POR
[15]
SWE
[16]
SWI
[17]
1995 Paranoid and Sunburnt 8 19 8 37 22 34 7 Platinum (UK)[18]
Gold (NL)[19]
1996 Stoosh
  • Released: 7 October 1996
  • Label: One Little Indian (#85)
  • Format: CD (+DVD), Cassette, LP, Digital download
9 6 14 11 15 5 8 18 8 Platinum (UK)[20]
Gold (AUT)[21]
Gold (GER)[22]
Platinum (ITA)[23]
Gold (NL)[24]
Gold (NOR)[25]
Gold (SWE)[26]
Gold (SWI)[27]
1999 Post Orgasmic Chill
  • Released: 22 March 1999
  • Label: Virgin (#2881)
  • Format: CD (+DVD), Cassette, LP, Digital download
16 6 6 5 2[28] 10 8 31 10 Gold (UK)[20]
Gold (AUT)[21]
Gold (DEN)[29]
Gold (GER)[29]
2× Platinum (ITA)[29]
Gold (NL)[29]
2× Platinum (POR)[29]
Gold (SWI)[27]
Platinum (EU)[29]
2010 Wonderlustre
  • Released: 13 September 2010
  • Label: V2
  • Format: CD (+DVD), LP, Digital download
58 33 8 27 1 12 9 21 11 Gold (ITA)[30]
Gold (POL)[31]
2012 Black Traffic
  • Released: 17 September 2012
  • Label: 100%
  • Format: CD (+DVD), LP, Digital download
42 28 30 33 2 32 11 7
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Live album[edit]

- 2013 -

  • An Acoustic Skunk Anansie - (Live in London)
  • released 23 September 2013
  • CD/DVD and Blu-ray

Compilation album[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[7]
AUT
[8]
BEL
[9]
GER
[10]
ITA
[11]
NL
[12]
NOR
[13]
POL
[14]
POR
[15]
SWE
[16]
SWI
[17]
2009 Smashes and Trashes
  • Released: 2 November 2009
  • Label: One Little Indian (#986)
  • Format: CD (+DVD), LP, Limited box set, Digital Download
74 44 22 53 12 30 47 8 31 Gold (ITA)[32]
Gold (POL)[31]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
UK
[7]
AUT
[33]
BEL
[9]
GER
[34]
ITA
[11]
NOR
[13]
NL
[12]
SWE
[16]
SWI
[17]
1995 "Little Baby Swastikkka"[I][35] Paranoid and Sunburnt
"Selling Jesus" 46
"I Can Dream" 41
"Charity" 40
1996 "Weak" 20 31 12
"Charity (re-issue)" 20
"All I Want" 14 58 Stoosh
"Twisted (Everyday Hurts)" 26 100
1997 "Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)" 13 11 12 8 6 18 2
"Brazen (Weep)" 11 48
1999 "Charlie Big Potato" 17 96 20 59 Post Orgasmic Chill
"Secretly" 16 5 30
"Lately" 33 80
"You'll Follow Me Down"[36] 17
2009 "Tear the Place Up" Smashes and Trashes
"Because of You" 10
"Squander" 67
2010 "My Ugly Boy" 15 Wonderlustre
"Talk Too Much"/"Over the Love" 58
2011 "You Saved Me"
2012 "I Believed In You" Black Traffic
"I Hope You Get To Meet Your Hero"
2013 "This is Not a Game"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart, were not released in that country or were ineligible.

Notes

  • I^ Limited-edition vinyl release.

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Compilation/Single Notes
1995 "Army of Me" (Skunk Anansie Remix)[37] "Army of Me" single by Björk Released as track four on CD2 of the single release, including the Japanese edition
"Feed"[38] Strange Days soundtrack Compilation exclusive
1996 "Black Skin Sexuality"[38] Tonnage Volume 2 Compilation exclusive
2000 "Tracy's Flaw" and "You'll Follow Me Down"[39] Pavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and Tibet Collaborations with Luciano Pavarotti as part of the Pavarotti and Friends concert
2011 "I've Had Enough"[40] Download-only track Available only to holders of a fan club card.
"Search and Destroy"[41] Sucker Punch Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Compilation exclusive, originally recorded by The Stooges.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director[42]
1995 "Selling Jesus" Gob TV
"I Can Dream"
"Charity" David Mould
1996 "Weak" Hammer & Tongs
"All I Want" Stephen Norrington
"Twisted (Everyday Hurts)" Anton Beebe
1997 "Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)" Thomas Krygier
"Brazen (Weep)"
1999 "Charlie Big Potato" Giuseppe Capotondi
"Secretly"
"Lately" Howard Greenhalgh
"You'll Follow Me Down" Thomas Krygier
2009 "Tear the Place Up" Adam Powell
"Because of You" Shotopop
"Squander" Hope Audikana
2010 "My Ugly Boy" Paul Street[43]
"Over the Love"
2011 "Talk Too Much"
"You Saved Me" Ben Foley[44]
2012 "I Believed In You" Thomas Hicks[45]
"I Hope You Get To Meet Your Hero" Loran Dunn[46]
2013 "Spit You Out" Sylvain Tardiveau[47]
"This is Not a Game" Lore&Jun[48]

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