The Isley Brothers discography

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The Isley Brothers discography
Releases
Studio albums 30
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 15
Singles 111
Other albums 1

This is the discography documenting albums and singles released by American R&B/soul group The Isley Brothers.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Record label
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
NLD
[4]
UK
[5]
1959 Shout! RCA Victor
1962 Twist & Shout 61 Wand
1963 Twisting and Shouting United Artists
1966 This Old Heart of Mine 140 15 23 Tamla
1967 Soul on the Rocks
1969 It's Our Thing 22 2 24 T-Neck
The Brothers: Isley 180 20
1970 Get into Something
1971 Givin' It Back 71 13
1972 Brother, Brother, Brother 29 5
1973 3 + 3 8 2 66
  • US: Platinum[6]
  • UK: Silver[7]
1974 Live It Up 14 1 17
1975 The Heat Is On 1 1 99 25
  • US: 2× Platinum[6]
1976 Harvest for the World 9 1 32 50
  • US: Platinum[6]
1977 Go for Your Guns 6 1 39 46
  • US: 2× Platinum[6]
1978 Showdown 4 1 68 50
  • US: Platinum[6]
1979 Winner Takes All 14 3
1980 Go All the Way 8 1
  • US: Platinum[6]
1981 Grand Slam 28 3
Inside You 45 8
1982 The Real Deal 87 9
1983 Between the Sheets 19 1
  • US: Platinum[6]
1985 Masterpiece 140 19 Warner Bros.
1987 Smooth Sailin' 64 5
1989 Spend the Night 89 4
1992 Tracks of Life 140 19
1996 Mission to Please 31 2
  • US: Platinum[6]
Island
2001 Eternal 3 1 50
  • US: 2× Platinum[6]
DreamWorks
2003 Body Kiss 1 1
2006 Baby Makin' Music 5 1 Def Soul
2007 I'll Be Home for Christmas 38
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Record label
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
1969 Live at Yankee Stadium 169 34 T-Neck
1973 The Isleys Live 139 14
1993 Live! 34 Elektra
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Record label
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
UK
[5]
1966 Take Some Time Out for the Isley Brothers Scepter
1969 Doin' Their Thing: Best of the Isley Brothers Tamla
1971 In the Beginning... (with Jimi Hendrix) 202 T-Neck
1973 Isleys' Greatest Hits 195 24
1976 The Best... 49 Buddah
1977 Forever Gold 58 40 T-Neck
1978 Timeless 204 70
1984 Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 41
  • US: 2× Platinum[6]
1991 The Isley Brothers Story, Vol. 1: Rockin' Soul (1959-68) Rhino
The Isley Brothers Story, Vol. 2: The T-Neck Years (1969-85)
1994 Beautiful Ballads 67 Legacy
1999 It's Your Thing: The Story of the Isley Brothers
2000 Ultimate Isley Brothers
2001 Love Songs 91
2004 The Essential Isley Brothers Sony Music
Taken to the Next Phase 135 26
2005 Summer Breeze: Greatest Hits 69
2006 Brotherhood Starbucks
Beautiful Ballads, Vol. 2 Sony Music
2007 The Definitive Collection 29 Hip-O
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

The early years (1957–1966)[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Record label
US
[8]
US
R&B

[8]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
UK
[5]
1957 "The Cow Jumped Over the Moon" Teenage
"Don't Be Jealous" Mark X
1958 "I Wanna Know" Gone
"My Love"
1959 "I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door" RCA Victor
"Shout (Part 1)" 47 2 43
"Respectable"
1960 "How Deep Is the Ocean?"
"Gypsy Love Song"
"Say You Love Me Too"
1961 "Teach Me How to Shimmy" Atlantic
"Standing on the Dance Floor"
"Your Old Lady"
"A Fool for You"
1962 "Right Now" Wand
"Shout! (Part 1)" (re-release) 94 RCA Victor
"Twist and Shout" 17 2 42 Wand
"Twistin' with Linda" 54
1963 "Nobody But Me" 106
"I Say Love"
"Tango" United Artists
"Surf and Shout"
1964 "You'll Never Leave Him"
"Who's That Lady"
"Testify" T-Neck
"The Last Girl" Atlantic
1965 "Simon Says" 131
"Move Over and Let Me Dance"
1966 "Love Is a Wonderful Thing" 110 Veep
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

The Tamla (Motown) era (1966–1969)[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
US
[8]
US
R&B

[8]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
GER
[9]
IRE
[10]
NLD
[4]
UK
[5]
1966 "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)" 12 6 54 3
"Take Some Time Out for Love" 66 80
"I Guess I'll Always Love You" 61 31 74 11
1967 "Got to Have You Back" 93 47
"That's the Way Love Is" 125
1968 "Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)" 121 22
"Behind a Painted Smile" 89 35 17 20 5
1969 "Put Yourself in My Place" 13
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

The T-Neck era (1969–1984)[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
US
[8]
US
R&B

[8]
CAN
[3]
NLD
[4]
UK
[5]
1969 "It's Your Thing" 2 1 3 30
"I Turned You On" 23 6 12
"Black Berries - Pt 1" 79 43 42
"Was It Good to You" 83 33 49
"Bless Your Heart" 105 29
1970 "Keep on Doin'" 75 17 49
"If He Can, You Can" 113 21
"Girls Will Be Girls, Boys Will Be Boys" 75 21
"Get into Something" 89 25
"Freedom" 72 16
1971 "Warpath" 111 17
"Love the One You're With" 18 3 41
"Spill the Wine" 49 14
"Lay Lady Lay" 71 29
1972 "Lay-Away" 54 6
"Pop That Thang" 24 3
"Work to Do" 51 11 74
1973 "It's Too Late" 39
"That Lady (Part 1)" 6 2 20 20 14
"What It Comes Down To" 55 5
1974 "Summer Breeze (Part 1)" 60 10 84 16
"The Highways of My Life" 25
"Live It Up (Part 1)" 52 4 65
"Midnight Sky (Part 1)" 73 8 72
1975 "Fight the Power (Part 1)" 4 1 31
"For the Love of You (Part 1 & 2)" 22 10 35
1976 "Who Loves You Better - Part 1" 47 3
"Harvest for the World" 63 9 88 10
1977 "The Pride (Part 1)" 63 1 52
"Livin' in the Life" 40 4
"Voyage to Atlantis" 50
1978 "Take Me to the Next Phase (Part 1)" 1 92 50
"Groove with You" 16
"Showdown (Part 1)"
1979 "I Wanna Be with You (Part 1)" 1
"Winner Takes All" 38
"It's a Disco Night (Rock Don't Stop)" 90 27 14
1980 "Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love) (Parts 1 & 2)" 39 1
"Here We Go Again (Part 1)" 11
"Say You Will (Part 1)"
1981 "Who Said?" 20
"Hurry Up and Wait" 58 17
"I Once Had Your Love (And I Can't Let Go)" 57
"Inside You (Part 1)" 10
1982 "Welcome into My Heart" 45
"The Real Deal" 14
"It's Alright with Me" 59
1983 "All in My Lover's Eyes" 67
"Between the Sheets" 101 3 52
"Choosey Lover" 6
"I Need Your Body"
1984 "Let's Make Love Tonight"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

The later years (1985–2006)[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
US
[8]
US
R&B

[8]
NLD
[4]
NZ
[11]
UK
[5]
1985 "Colder Are My Nights" 12
1986 "May I?" 42
1987 "Smooth Sailin' Tonight" 3
"Come My Way" 71
"I Wish" 74
1988 "It Takes a Good Woman"
1989 "Spend the Night (Ce Soir)" 3
"You'll Never Walk Alone" 25
1990 "One of a Kind" 38
1992 "Sensitive Lover" 24
"Whatever Turns You On" 46
1994 "I'm So Proud" 66
1996 "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)" (with R. Kelly) 4 1 23 23
"Let's Lay Together" 93 24
"Floatin' on Your Love" (featuring Angela Winbush) 47 14
"Tears" 55 12
2001 "Contagious" (featuring R. Kelly & Chanté Moore) 19 3 2
"Secret Lover" 60
2003 "What Would You Do?" (featuring R. Kelly) 49 14
"Busted" (featuring JS) 112 35
2006 "Just Came Here to Chill" 108 25
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
2011 "That Lady (Part 1)" (live December 14, 1974) The Best of Soul Train Live[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "US Albums Charts > Isley Brothers". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-12-19. 
  2. ^ a b c David Kent (1993). Australian Charts Book 1970—1992. Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  3. ^ a b c d "CAN Charts > Isley Brothers". RPM. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  4. ^ a b c d "NLD Charts > The Isley Brothers". MegaCharts. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "UK Charts > Isley Brothers". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2009-12-19. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "US Certifications > Isley Brothers". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  7. ^ "UK Certified Awards Search > Isley Brothers". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "US Singles Charts > Isley Brothers". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-12-19. 
  9. ^ "GER Charts > Isley Brothers". Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  10. ^ "IRE Charts Search > Isley Brothers". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  11. ^ "NZ Charts > Isley Brothers". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  12. ^ '"The Best of Soul Train Live at AllMusic
  13. ^ The Best of Soul Train Live (booklet). Time Life. 2011. 

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