The Psychedelic Furs discography

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The Psychedelic Furs discography

The Psychedelic Furs performing at Pacific Amphitheatre in 2008.
Releases
Studio albums 7
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 6
Singles 22
Video albums 2

The discography of English rock band The Psychedelic Furs consists of seven studio albums, 22 singles, six compilation albums, and two live albums.

The Psychedelic Furs formed in 1977 and released their eponymous debut album in 1980. It reached number 18 on the UK Albums Chart[1] and number 140 on the U.S. Billboard 200.[2] The band's second album, Talk Talk Talk, followed in 1981. It reached the top 10 of the charts in New Zealand and contained the band's first two charting UK singles, "Dumb Waiters" and "Pretty in Pink".[1] The band released its third album, Forever Now, in 1982. It featured the single "Love My Way", which nearly reached the top 40 in both the U.S. and the UK.[1]

Mirror Moves, the band's fourth album, was released in 1984 and peaked at number 15 in the UK and number 43 in the U.S.[1][2] It included the charting singles "Heaven", "The Ghost in You", and "Heartbeat".[1] In 1986, the band re-recorded "Pretty in Pink" for the soundtrack to the film of the same name starring Molly Ringwald.[3] This version of the song was included on the band's Midnight to Midnight album, released in 1987. Peaking at number 12 in the UK and number 29 in the U.S., the album was the highest-charting of the band's career in those countries. The next year, the band released its first compilation album, All of This and Nothing, which was followed by their sixth studio album, Book of Days, in 1989.

The band split soon after the release of 1991's World Outside. Singer Richard Butler and his brother, bassist Tim Butler, started the band Love Spit Love in 1992, but The Psychedelic Furs reformed in 2000 and released the 2001 live album Beautiful Chaos: Greatest Hits Live—featuring a new studio recording, "Alive (For Once In My Lifetime)—as well as a DVD version of the performance titled Live from the House of Blues.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK[1] AUS CAN NZ SWE U.S.[2]
1980 The Psychedelic Furs
  • Released: February 1980
  • Label: Columbia
18 140
1981 Talk Talk Talk
  • Released: May 1981
  • Label: Columbia
30 8 89
1982 Forever Now
  • Released: September 1982
  • Label: Columbia
20 49 83[4] 4 35 61 RIAA: Gold[5]
1984 Mirror Moves
  • Released: May 1984
  • Label: Columbia
15 97 16[6] 5 26 43 RIAA: Gold
1987 Midnight to Midnight
  • Released: February 1987
  • Label: Columbia
12 38 16[7] 20 18 29 BPI: Silver[8]
1989 Book of Days
  • Released: October 1989
  • Label: Columbia
74 138
1991 World Outside
  • Released: July 1991
  • Label: Columbia
68
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details
1999 Radio One Sessions
  • Released: June 1999
  • Label: Strange Fruit
  • Recorded: 1979-1981, 1990
2001 Beautiful Chaos: Greatest Hits Live
  • Released: November 2001
  • Label: Sony
  • Recorded: 2001

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK[1] U.S.[2]
1988 All of This and Nothing
  • Released: August 1988
  • Label: Columbia
67 102
1994 Here Came The Psychedelic Furs: B-Sides And Lost Grooves
  • Released: October 1994
  • Label: Columbia
1996 In the Pink
  • Released: May 1996
  • Label: Sony
1997 Should God Forget: A Retrospective
  • Released: October 1997
  • Label: Columbia
2001 Greatest Hits
  • Released: January 2001
  • Label: Columbia
2003 Superhits
  • Released: September 2003
  • Label: Sony
2009 The Best of The Psychedelic Furs
  • Released: 2009
  • Label:
2011 Playlist: The Very Best Of The Psychedelic Furs
  • Released: May 2011
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment
"-" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
UK [1] AUS [9] Canada (RPM)[10] NZ[11] U.S. Hot 100[12] U.S. Dance[12] U.S. Modern Rock[12][A]
1979 "We Love You" 77 The Psychedelic Furs
1980 "Sister Europe" 100 47
"Mr. Jones" Talk Talk Talk
1981 "Dumb Waiters" 59 27
"Pretty in Pink" 43
1982 "Love My Way" 42 23 9 44 40 Forever Now
"Danger"
1983 "Run and Run"
1984 "Heaven" 29 41 Mirror Moves
"The Ghost in You" 68 85 32 59
"Here Come Cowboys"
"Heartbeat" 62 4
1986 "Pretty in Pink"[B]
(re-recorded version)
18 61 41 Pretty in Pink soundtrack
1987 "Heartbreak Beat" 79 26 78 23 26 14 Midnight to Midnight
"Angels Don't Cry" 85
"Shock" 30
1988 "All That Money Wants"[C] 75 1 All of This and Nothing
1989 "Should God Forget" 8 Book of Days
1990 "House" 92 1
1991 "Until She Comes" 1 World Outside
"Don't Be a Girl" 13
2001 "Alive (For Once in My Lifetime)"[D] Beautiful Chaos: Greatest Hits Live
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.
Notes
  • A '^ Billboards Modern Rock chart was established in 1988.
  • B ^ This version also appeared on Midnight to Midnight.
  • C ^ Also appeared on Book of Days.
  • D ^ Promotional single only.

Music videos[edit]

  • We Love You (1980)
  • Sister Europe (1980)
  • Pretty In Pink (1981)
  • Dumb Waiters (1981)
  • Love My Way (1982)
  • Sleep Comes Down (1982)
  • Run And Run (1983)
  • Danger (1983)
  • Heaven (1984)
  • The Ghost In You (1984)
  • Here Come Cowboys (1984)
  • Pretty In Pink (1986)
  • Heartbreak Beat (1987)
  • Angels Don't Cry (1987)
  • All That Money Wants (1988)
  • House (1990)
  • Until She Comes (1991)
  • Don't Be A Girl (1991)
  • Alive (For Once In My Lifetime) (2001)

Video albums[edit]

Year Album details
1988 All Of This And Nothing
  • Released: August 1988
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: VHS
2001 Live From House Of Blues
  • Released: October 2001
  • Label: Pioneer
  • Format: DVD, VHS

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Chart Stats - The Psychedelic Furs". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  2. ^ a b c d "The Psychedelic Furs - Charts & Awards - Billboard Albums". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  3. ^ Janovitz, Bill. ""Pretty in Pink" - Review". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  4. ^ "RPM 100 Albums". RPM (RPM Music Publications Ltd.) 37 (21). 1983-01-22. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  5. ^ "RIAA searchable database". 
  6. ^ "RPM 100 Albums". RPM (RPM Music Publications Ltd.) 40 (23). 1984-08-11. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  7. ^ "RPM 100 Albums". RPM (RPM Music Publications Ltd.) 46 (1). 1987-04-11. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  8. ^ "BPI certified awards database". BPI. Retrieved November 3, 2014. 
  9. ^ http://australian-charts.com/forum.asp?todo=viewthread&id=21533
  10. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm
  11. ^ http://charts.org.nz/search.asp?cat=s&artist=psych&artist_search=starts&title=&title_search=starts
  12. ^ a b c "The Psychedelic Furs - Charts & Awards - Billboard Singles". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 2010-01-29. 

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