The Pointer Sisters discography

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This is the discography of American R&B/soul/pop vocal girl group The Pointer Sisters. The group made sixteen trips to Billboard's top forty singles chart with a total of twenty-seven singles registered altogether on the Billboard Hot 100, and thirty registered on Billboard's Hot Soul/Black/R&B Singles Chart. Seven of those singles reached the top ten singles chart on the Hot 100 and five of those hit the top five.

The Pointer Sisters discography
Releases
Studio albums 16
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 11
Singles 51
Soundtracks 1

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Record label
US
[1][2]
US
R&B

[1][2]
AUS
[3]
CAN
[4]
GER
[5]
NLD
[6]
NZ
[7]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
1973 The Pointer Sisters 13 3 8 Blue Thumb
1974 That's a Plenty 82 33 79
1975 Steppin' 22 3 44 ABC/Blue Thumb
1977 Having a Party 76 51
1978 Energy 13 9 21 9 1 38 Planet
1979 Priority 72 44 61 91
1980 Special Things 34 19 67
1981 Black & White 12 9 15 41 39 10 21
1982 So Excited! 59 24 23
1983 Break Out 8 6 17 4 15 6 27 9
1985 Contact 25 11 17 14 49 37 36 6 19 34 RCA
1986 Hot Together 48 39 100 58 20
1988 Serious Slammin' 52 78 30
1990 Right Rhythm Motown
1993 Only Sisters Can Do That SBK
2008 The Pointer Sisters Favorites Nathan East
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Record label
US
[2]
US
R&B

[2]
1974 Live at the Opera House 96 29 Blue Thumb
2004 The Pointer Sisters Live in Billings Madacy
2006 Natalia Meets the Pointer Sisters Sony BMG
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Record label
US
[2]
US
R&B

[2]
AUS
[3]
AUT
[14]
NLD
[6]
UK
[10]
1976 The Best of the Pointer Sisters 164 33 ABC/Blue Thumb
1981 Retrospect MCA
1982 Pointer Sisters' Greatest Hits 178 11 Planet
1989 Greatest Hits RCA
Jump: The Best of the Pointer Sisters 50 11
1995 Greatest Hits 100
1996 Fire: The Very Best of the Pointer Sisters 16
1997 Yes We Can Can: The Best of the Blue Thumb Recordings Hip-O
2002 The Best of the Pointer Sisters RCA
2004 Platinum & Gold Collection
The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Pointer Sisters Hip-O
2009 Playlist: The Very Best of the Pointer Sisters Legacy
2010 Goldmine: The Best of the Pointer Sisters Sony Music
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[1][15]
US
R&B

[1][15]
US
A/C

[1][15]
US
Dan

[1][15]
AUS
[3]
AUT
[14]
BEL
[16]
CAN
[4]
GER
[5]
IRE
[17]
NLD
[6]
NZ
[7]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
1971 "Don't Try to Take the Fifth"
1972 "Destination No More Heartaches"
1973 "Yes We Can Can" 11 12 86 33 25
"Wang Dang Doodle" 61 24 62
1974 "Steam Heat" 108 90
"Fairytale" [A] 13 13 30 42
1975 "Live Your Life Before You Die" 89 31
"How Long (Betcha' Got a Chick on the Side)" 20 1 31
"Going Down Slowly" 61 16 71
1976 "You Gotta Believe" 103 14
1977 "Having a Party" 62
"I Need a Man"
1978 "Fire" 2 14 21 7 10 1 3 35 1 1 34
1979 "Everybody Is a Star" 61
"Happiness" 30 20 18 8 34 11 33
"Blind Faith" 107
"Who Do You Love" 106
1980 "He's So Shy" 3 10 13 26 11 19 14 14 1
"Es Tan Timido"
"Could I Be Dreaming" 52 22 37
"Where Did the Time Go"
1981 "Slow Hand" 2 7 6 5 16 10 2 33 6 10
"What a Surprise" 52
"Sweet Lover Man"
1982 "Should I Do It" 13 19 16 6 37 75 12 22 50
"American Music" 16 23 9 78 30 28 44
"I'm So Excited" 30 46 28 9 4
1983 "If You Wanna Get Back Your Lady" 67 44 48 23
"I Need You" 48 13 15 2 12 25
1984 "Automatic" 5 2 36 2 15 5 17 1 9 8 2
"Jump (For My Love)" 3 3 11 8 8 4 8 20 2 9 3 13 6
"I'm So Excited" (re-release) 9 25 20 21 6 19 29 11
"Neutron Dance" 6 13 23 4 4 19 26 1 18 14 21 17 7 14 31
1985 "Baby Come and Get It" 44 24 8 29 45 76
"Dare Me" 11 6 32 1 10 22 20 7 45 27 11 17
"Freedom" 59 25 16 82
1986 "Twist My Arm" 83 61 15 28
"Back in My Arms"
"Goldmine" 33 17 27 7 79 44 78
1987 "All I Know Is the Way I Feel" 93 69 36
"Mercury Rising" 49
"Be There" 42 63 78
1988 "He Turned Me Out" 39 37
"I'm in Love" 67 36
"Power of Persuasion"
1990 "Friends' Advice (Don't Take It)" 36 97
"After You"
"Insanity" 62 11
1993 "Don't Walk Away"
2005 "Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves" (with Natalia) 2
"Christmas in New York" 21
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
Notes

As featured artists[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
Billboard Hot 100
1985 "We Are the World" with USA for Africa 1
1991 "Voices That Care" various artists 11

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1978 "Fire"
1979 "Everybody Is a Star"
1980 "He's So Shy"
1981 "Slow Hand"
1982 "I'm So Excited"
1984 "Automatic"
"Jump (For My Love)"
"Neutron Dance"
1985 "We Are the World" (with USA for Africa)
"Baby Come and Get It"
"Dare Me"
"Freedom"
1986 "Twist My Arm"
"Back in My Arms"
"Goldmine"
1988 "He Turned Me Out"
1990 "Friends' Advice (Don't Take It)"
"After You"
1991 "Voices That Care" (Various Artists) David S. Jackson
1993 "Don't Walk Away"
2005 "Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves" (with Natalia)
"Christmas in New York" (version 1)
"Christmas in New York" (version 2)

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
1985 "Just a Little Closer" We Are the World
1985 "All Systems Go" Perfect
1987 "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" A Very Special Christmas
1989 "Summer in the City" The Karate Kid, Part III
1996 "You Got Me Hummin'" Two If by Sea

References[edit]

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