The Cure discography

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The Cure discography
A band performing on stage.
The Cure in concert in 2008
Releases
Studio albums 13
Live albums 5
Compilation albums 10
EPs 10
Singles 37
Video albums 10
Music videos 43
Other appearances 14

The discography of The Cure, an English rock band, consists of thirteen studio albums, five live albums, ten compilation albums, ten extended plays and thirty-seven singles released on Fiction Records and Geffen Records. They have also released ten video albums and forty-three music videos.

Originally formed as Malice in January 1976, the band underwent several line-up changes and a name change to Easy Cure before settling on their current name, The Cure, in May 1978.[1] The Cure's original line-up consisted of Robert Smith (vocals, guitars), Laurence "Lol" Tolhurst (drums) and Michael Dempsey (bass guitar). The band has continued through various line-ups; Smith is the group's only remaining original member. The line-up of the band for their most recent album, 4:13 Dream (2008), is Smith, Porl Thompson (guitar), Simon Gallup (bass guitar) and Jason Cooper (drums).

The Cure's debut album, Three Imaginary Boys (1979), reached number forty-four on the UK Albums Chart.[2] The next two albums, Seventeen Seconds (1980) and Faith (1981), were Top 20 hits in the UK, reaching number twenty and number fourteen respectively.[2] Between 1982 and 1996, The Cure released seven studio albums, all of which reached the Top 10 in the UK.[2] The most successful of these was Wish (1992) which reached number one in the UK and number two on the US Billboard 200.[2][3] The last three studio albums – Bloodflowers (2000), The Cure (2004) and 4:13 Dream (2008) – have had mixed success, reaching numbers fourteen, eight and thirty-three in the UK respectively.[2][4] In 2014, the band plans to release 4:14 Scream, a single album containing 14 unreleased from the previous album along with 4:26 Dream, a 26 song limited edition double album of all the unreleased songs from those sessions.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[2][4]
US
[3]
AUS
[5][6]
AUT
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
NLD
[10]
NZ
[11]
NOR
[12]
SWE
[13]
SWI
[14]
1979 Three Imaginary Boys 44 140
[A]
37
1980 Seventeen Seconds
  • Released: 18 April 1980
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC
20 39 80
[A]
15 9
1981 Faith
  • Released: 10 April 1981
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC
14 38 84
[A]
9 1 38 UK: Silver[15]
1982 Pornography
  • Released: 3 May 1982
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC
8 39 81
[A]
17 9 45
1984 The Top
  • Released: 30 April 1984
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
10 180 55 12 23 31 UK: Silver[15]
1985 The Head on the Door
  • Released: 26 August 1985
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
7 60 6 6 3 11 24 14 UK: Gold[15]

US: Gold[16]

1987 Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
  • Released: 25 May 1987
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: 2×LP, MC, CD
6 35 9 4 2 3 14 13 3 UK: Gold[15]

US: Platinum[16]

1989 Disintegration
  • Released: 2 May 1989
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
3 12 9 5 61 3 6 7 10 4 UK: Gold[15]

US: 2× Platinum[16]
GER: Gold[17]
SWI: Gold[18]

1992 Wish
  • Released: 21 April 1992
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
1 2 1 14 6 22 3 7 10 8 UK: Gold[15]

US: Platinum[16]
CAN: Gold
AUS: Platinum[19]
SWI: Gold[18]

1996 Wild Mood Swings
  • Released: 6 May 1996
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
9 12 5 12 27 37 10 13 2 9 US: Gold[16]
2000 Bloodflowers
  • Released: 15 February 2000
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
14 16 11 22 3 5 50 41 5 5 3 SWI: Gold[18]
2004 The Cure
  • Released: 28 June 2004
  • Labels: I AM, Geffen
  • Formats: LP, CD, CD+DVD
8 7 28 12 4 3 37 32 10 10 5 UK: Silver[15]
2008 4:13 Dream
  • Released: 27 October 2008
  • Labels: I AM, Geffen
  • Format: LP, CD
33 16 30 28 8 21 38 32 17 36 15
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
  • A1 2 3 4 Chart position for 2004 deluxe edition.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[2]
US
[3]
AUS
[5][6]
AUT
[7]
GER
[9]
NLD
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[13]
SWI
[14]
1984 Concert: The Cure Live
  • Released: 22 October 1984
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
26 86 31 37
1991 Entreat
  • Released: 11 September 1990
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
10 25 19 88 8 31
1993 Show
  • Released: 13 September 1993
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
29 42 16 16 37 71 36 34 37
Paris
  • Released: 25 October 1993
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
56 118 72
2011 Bestival Live 2011 119 79 98 94
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[2]
US
[3]
AUS
[5][6]
AUT
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
NLD
[10]
NZ
[11]
NOR
[12]
SWE
[13]
SWI
[14]
1980 Boys Don't Cry
  • Released: 5 February 1980
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC
60 25 UK: Platinum[15]
1981 Happily Ever After
  • Released: 8 September 1981
  • Label: A&M
  • Formats: 2×LP, MC
1983 Japanese Whispers
  • Released: 12 December 1983
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
26 181 13 8 UK: Silver[15]
1986 Standing on a Beach
(aka Staring at the Sea)
  • Released: 19 May 1986
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
4 48 23 6 3 27 11 UK: Gold[15]

US: 2×Platinum[16]
AUS: 3×Platinum[19]
GER: Gold[17]
SWI: Gold[18]

1990 Mixed Up
  • Released: 5 November 1990
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
8 14 12 24 51 16 31 26 UK: Gold[15]

US: Platinum[16]

1991 Assemblage CD Collection
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Fiction
  • Format: 12 CD box-set
1997 Galore
  • Released: 3 November 1997
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: 2×LP, MC, CD
37 32 45 51 81 31 54 UK: Silver[15]

US: Gold[16]
AUS: Gold[20]

2001 Greatest Hits
  • Released: 12 November 2001
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: 2×LP, MC, CD, 2×CD
33 58 27 34 22 24 48 24 UK: Platinum[15]

AUS: Gold[21]

2004 Join the Dots: B-Sides & Rarities 1978–2001 (The Fiction Years)
  • Released: 26 January 2004
  • Label: Fiction
  • Format: 4 CD box-set
98
[22]
106 29
2006 4play
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[2]
FRA
[8]
SPA
[23]
1982 A Single
  • Released: 12 July 1982
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: 2×7-inch, 10-inch
34
1983 The Walk
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: Sire
  • Format: 12-inch mini-LP
1985 Half an Octopuss
  • Released: 8 December 1985
  • Label: Fiction
  • Format: 12-inch
1986 Quadpus
  • Released: 1 July 1986
  • Label: Fiction
  • Format: 10-inch
1988 The Peel Sessions
1990 Integration
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: Elektra
  • Format: 4 CDS box-set
1993 Lost Wishes
  • Released: 16 November 1993
  • Label: Fiction
  • Format: CS
1993 Sideshow
  • Released: 14 September 1993
  • Label: Fiction
  • Format: CDS
1997 Five Swing Live
  • Released: 10 June 1997
  • Label: Fiction
  • Format: CDS
2006 Festival 2005
  • Released: 26 December 2006
  • Labels: Geffen
  • Format: CDS
2008 Hypnagogic States
  • Released: 13 September 2008
  • Labels: Geffen
  • Format: CDS
39 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

1970s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[2][4]
US
[24]
US Mod
[24]
AUS
[5][6]
AUT
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[25]
IRE
[26]
NZ
[11]
SPA
[23][27]
1978 "Killing an Arab" Non-album single
1979 "Boys Don't Cry" 99 22
"Jumping Someone Else's Train"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

1980s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[2][4]
US
[24]
US Mod
[24]
AUS
[5][6]
AUT
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[25]
IRE
[26]
NZ
[11]
SPA
[23][27]
1980 "A Forest" 31 38 Seventeen Seconds
1981 "Primary" 43 29 Faith
"Charlotte Sometimes" 44 31 Non-album single
1982 "The Hanging Garden" 34 Pornography
"Let's Go to Bed" 44 15 17 Non-album single
1983 "The Walk" 12 34 19
"The Love Cats" 7 6 15 23
1984 "The Caterpillar" 14 51 20 The Top
1985 "In Between Days" 15 99 16 23 45 17 15 The Head on the Door
"Close to Me" 24 7 17 4 45
1986 "Boys Don't Cry (New Voice – New Mix)" 22 26 28 19 9 10 31 Non-album single
1987 "Why Can't I Be You?" 21 54 16 29 29 12 16 5 Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
"Catch" 27 77 59 16 30
"Just Like Heaven" 29 40 89 33 15 31 25
1988 "Hot Hot Hot!!!" 45 68 18 8
1989 "Lullaby" 5 74 23 28 5 22 3 3 7 4 Disintegration
"Fascination Street" 46 1
"Lovesong" 18 2 2 82 21 13 39
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

1990s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[2][4]
US
[24]
US Mod
[24]
AUS
[5][6][28]
AUT
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[25]
IRE
[26]
NZ
[11]
SPA
[23][27]
1990 "Pictures of You" 24 71 19 89 18 9 Disintegration
"Never Enough" 13 72 1 22 17 6 11 14 Mixed Up
"Close to Me (remix)" 13 97 55 49 4 27 18
1992 "High" 8 42 1 5 27 11 14 6 4 19 Wish
"Friday I'm in Love" 6 18 1 39 13 16 4 7
"A Letter to Elise" 28 2 23 13
1996 "The 13th" 15 44 15 31 55 22 37 Wild Mood Swings
"Mint Car" 31 58 14 100
"Gone!" 60
1997 "Strange Attraction"
"Wrong Number" 62 8 70 43 Galore
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

2000s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[2][4]
US
[24]
US Mod
[24]
AUS
[28]
AUT
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[25]
IRE
[26]
NZ
[11]
SPA
[23][27]
2001 "Cut Here" 54 83 85 79 10 Greatest Hits
2004 "The End of the World" 25 19 70 47 42 The Cure
"Taking Off" 39 67 73 9
"alt.end"
2008 "The Only One" 48 31 80 28 77 1 4:13 Dream
"Freakshow" 89 91 30 78 1
"Sleep When I'm Dead" 68 84 36 80 1
"The Perfect Boy" 78 91 37 86 2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US Mod
[24]
1982 "Lament" Flexipop magazine promo
1990 "Hello, I Love You" 6 Rubáiyát: Elektra's 40th Anniversary
1993 "Purple Haze" 2 Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix
2000 "Out of This World" Bloodflowers
"Maybe Someday" 10
2001 "Just Say Yes" Greatest Hits

Video albums[edit]

Year Album details Certifications
1986 Staring at the Sea: The Images
  • Released: 6 May 1986
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: VHS, Betamax, LD
The Cure Live in Japan
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: Toshiba
  • Formats: VHS, Betamax
1988 The Cure in Orange
  • Released: 23 February 1988
  • Label: Universal
  • Formats: VHS, LD, 2×VCD
1991 Picture Show
  • Released: 23 July 1991
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: VHS, LD, DVD
1992 Play Out
  • Released: 1 September 1992
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: VHS, LD
1993 Show
  • Released: 26 October 1993
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: VHS, 2×CD-i, LD, 2×LD
1997 Galore: The Videos 1987–1997
  • Released: 28 October 1997
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: VHS, VCD
2001 Greatest Hits
  • Released: 11 December 2001
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: DVD, VHS
2003 The Cure: Trilogy
  • Released: 3 June 2003
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: 2×DVD, 2×VHS, Blu-ray
  • US: Platinum[16]
  • GER: Gold[17]
  • CAN: Platinum
2006 Festival 2005
  • Released: 5 December 2006
  • Label: Geffen
  • Format: DVD

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director[29][30]
1979 "10:15 Saturday Night" Piers Bedford
1980 "A Forest" David Hillier
"Play for Today"
1981 "Primary" Bob Rickerd
"Other Voices"
"Charlotte Sometimes" Mick Mansfield
1982 "The Hanging Garden" Chris Gabrin
"Let's Go to Bed" Tim Pope
1983 "The Walk"
"The Lovecats"
1984 "The Caterpillar"
1985 "In Between Days"
"Close to Me"
1986 "Killing an Arab"
"Boys Don't Cry"
"Jumping Someone Else's Train"
"A Night Like This"
1987 "Why Can't I Be You?"
"Catch"
"Just Like Heaven"
1988 "Hot Hot Hot!!!"
1989 "Lullaby"
"Fascination Street"
"Lovesong"
1990 "Pictures of You"
"Never Enough"
"Close to Me" (remix)
1992 "High"
"Friday I'm in Love"
"A Letter to Elise" Aubrey Powell
1996 "The 13th" Sophie Muller
"Mint Car" Richard Heslop
"Gone!" Steve Hanft
1997 "Wrong Number" Tim Pope
2001 "Cut Here" Richard Anthony[31]
"Just Say Yes"
2004 "The End of the World" Floria Sigismondi[32]
"Taking Off" The Saline Project[33][34]
"alt.end"
2008 "The Only One"[35]
"Freakshow"[36]
"Sleep When I'm Dead"[37]
"The Perfect Boy"[38]

Other appearances[edit]

Year Track Album
1981 "One Hundred Years" (demo) Annual Report
1982 "Lament" Flexpop Magazine
1990 "Hello, I Love You" Rubáiyát
"Lullaby (Remix)" Gänsehaut & Herzklopfen
"A Walk With The Cure"[B] November 90: Mixes 1
1991 "Close to Me (Closer Mix)" The Brits 1991
1993 "Purple Haze" Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix
1994 "Burn" The Crow soundtrack
1995 "Young Americans" 104.9
"Dredd Song" Judge Dredd soundtrack
1998 "World in My Eyes" For the Masses
"More Than This" The X-Files: The Album
2000 "Watching Me Fall (Underdog Remix)" American Psycho: Music from the Controversial Motion Picture
2004 "A Forest (Acoustic Version)" Essential Glastonbury
2005 "Love" Make Some Noise
2007 "Make Me Bad"/"In Between Days"[C] MTV Unplugged: Korn
  • B^ A mix of "A Walk", "Inbetween Days", "Love Song" and "A Forest".
  • C^ With Korn

References[edit]

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