The B-52's discography

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This is the discography and videography of American rock band The B-52's.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US US Rock UK[1] AUS NZ SWE
1979 The B-52's 59 22 7 3
1980 Wild Planet
  • Second studio album
  • Release date: August 27, 1980
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
18 18 12 3
1983 Whammy!
  • Third studio album
  • Release date: April 27, 1983
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
29 33 97 42 29
1986 Bouncing off the Satellites
  • Fourth studio album
  • Release date: September 8, 1986
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
85 74 73 50
1989 Cosmic Thing 4 8 1 1 38
1992 Good Stuff
  • Sixth studio album
  • Release date: June 23, 1992
  • Label: Reprise Records
16 8 36 14 36
2008 Funplex
  • Seventh studio album
  • Release date: March 25, 2008
  • Label: Astralwerks
11 5 73 93
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or that were not released on that market

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US UK[1] AUS SWE
1981 Party Mix!
  • Remix extended play
  • Release date: August 1981
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
79
[A]
1982 Mesopotamia
  • Mini album / Extended play
  • Release date: January 27, 1982
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
35 18 79 21

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US UK AUS SWE
2011 With the Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, GA

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US UK
[1]
AUS
[4]
NZ SE
1981 Party Mix!
  • First compilation album
  • Release date: July 1981
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
55 36 80
[A]
23
1990 Dance This Mess Around: The Best of the B-52's
  • Second compilation album.
  • UK only.
  • Contains the Party Mix! version of 52 Girls.
  • Release date: 1986
  • Label: Reprise Records / Island
36
1995 Planet Claire
  • Third compilation album, non-canon budget compilation released via license.
  • Release date: 1995
  • Label: Spectrum Records
1998 Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation
  • Fourth compilation album
  • Release date: May 26, 1998
  • Label: Reprise Records
93 40 15
2002 Nude on the Moon: The B-52's Anthology
  • Fifth compilation album
  • Released: January 15, 2002
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
136
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or that were not released on that market

Notes[edit]

A. ^ In Australia Party Mix! initially charted on the Albums Chart, but was then two weeks later it was also listed on the Singles Chart as the original vinyl release was considered as an EP and therefore charted on the Singles Chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions RIAA
[5]
Album
US US Dance US Mod UK
[1]
AUS
[4][6]
NZ
[7]
1978 "Rock Lobster" 56 24 37 3 38 The B-52's
1979 "Planet Claire" 43 35
"Dance This Mess Around"
1980 "Private Idaho" 74 5 11 Wild Planet
"Give Me Back My Man" 61
"Party out of Bounds"
1982 "Mesopotamia" 13 Mesopotamia
1983 "Legal Tender" 81 9 Whammy!
"Whammy Kiss"
"Song for a Future Generation" 63
1986 "Rock Lobster" (re-release) 12 The B-52's
"Summer of Love" 3 90 35 Bouncing off the Satellites
"Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland" 10
1987 "Wig" 79
1989 "(Shake That) Cosmic Thing" 7 Cosmic Thing
"Channel Z" 1 61
"Love Shack" 3 7 1 2 1 1 Gold
1990 "Roam" 3 10 6 17 11 2 Gold
"Deadbeat Club" 30 76 21
1992 "Good Stuff" 28 1 21 56 23 Good Stuff
"Is That You Mo-Dean?"
"Tell It Like It T-I-Is" 13 61
1993 "Revolution Earth"
"Hot Pants Explosion"
1994 "(Meet) The Flintstones" 33 3 3 54 15 The Flintstones (soundtrack)
1998 "Debbie" 32 35 Time Capsule
1999 "Love Shack '99" 66 Non-album song
2008 "Funplex" 14 Funplex
"Juliet of the Spirits" 8
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or not certified

Video[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director
1979 "Rock Lobster" (Live) Charles Libin and Paul Cameron
1980 "Private Idaho"
1983 "Legal Tender" Mick Haggerty and C.D. Taylor
"Song for a Future Generation"
1984 "Monster"
1986 "Rock Lobster"
"Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland" Paul Tassie
1989 "Channel Z" Drew Carolan
"Love Shack" Adam Bernstein
1990 "Roam"
"Deadbeat Club" Jeff Preiss
"(Shake That) Cosmic Thing" (Live 1990)
1992 "Good Stuff" Marcus Nispel
"Is That You Mo-Dean?"
"Tell It Like It T-I-Is"
1993 "Revolution Earth" James Herbert
"Hot Pants Explosion"
1994 "(Meet) The Flintstones"
1998 "Debbie" Ramaa Mosley
2008 "Funplex" Robert Schober

VHS, Laserdisc & DVD[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 36. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - April 1, 2010: B-52's certified albums". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2010-04-01. 
  3. ^ "BPI Search Results". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2010-04-01. 
  4. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  5. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for singles by The B-52's
  6. ^ "Australian Charts > The B-52's". australian-charts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-06-28. 
  7. ^ http://charts.org.nz/search.asp?cat=s&artist=the+b&artist_search=starts&title=&title_search=starts