Jackie Wilson discography

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This is a discography of American R&B/soul singer Jackie Wilson.

Albums[edit]

Here is a list of the major studio albums Jackie Wilson released throughout his career.

Year Title Chart positions
US pop US R&B
1958 He's So Fine - *
1959 Lonely Teardrops - *
1959 So Much - *
1960 Jackie Sings the Blues - *
1960 A Woman, A Lover, A Friend - *
1961 You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet - *
1961 By Special Request - *
1962 Body and Soul - *
1962 Jackie Wilson At the Copa #137 *
1963 Jackie Wilson Sings the World's Greatest Melodies - *
1963 Baby Workout #36 *
1963 Shake a Hand - *
1963 Merry Christmas from Jackie Wilson - *
1964 Somethin' Else!!! - *
1965 Soul Time - -
1965 Spotlight on Jackie Wilson! - -
1966 Whispers #108 #15
1967 Higher and Higher #163 #28
1968 Manufacturers of Soul #195 #18
1968 I Get the Sweetest Feeling - -
1968 Do Your Thing - #50
1970 This Love is For Real - -
1971 You Got Me Walkin' - -
1973 Beautiful Day - -
1974 Nowstalgia - -
1976 Nobody But You - -

Compilations[edit]

  • 1960: My Golden Favorites
  • 1963: My Golden Favorites, Vol. 2
  • 1966: Soul Galore
  • 1969: Jackie Wilson's Greatest Hits (#43 R&B)
  • 1983: The Jackie Wilson Story
  • 1992: Mr. Excitement!
  • 1994: The Very Best of Jackie Wilson
  • 2005: The Essential Jackie Wilson

* - The Billboard R&B albums chart wasn't made until January 1965.

Singles[edit]

The following is a list of singles Jackie Wilson released throughout his career.

Year Title Chart positions Album
US US
R&B
UK AU
1957 "Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want to Meet)"
b/w "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon" (from Lonely Teardrops)
62 - 6 10 He's So Fine
1958 "To Be Loved"
b/w "Come Back To Me"
22 7 23 64
"As Long As I Live"
b/w "I'm Wanderin'"
- - - -
"We Have Love"
b/w "Singing A Song"
93 - - - Lonely Teardrops
"Lonely Teardrops"
b/w "In The Blue Of Evening"
7 1 - 53
1959 "That's Why (I Love You So)"
b/w "Love Is All"
13 2 - -
"I'll Be Satisfied"
b/w "Ask"
20 6 - - So Much
"You Better Know It"
b/w "Never Go Away" (from So Much)
37 1 - - Lonely Teardrops
"Talk That Talk"
b/w "Only You, Only Me"
34 3 - - So Much
1960 "(You Were Made For) All My Love" / 12 - 33 30 A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
"A Woman, A Lover, A Friend" 15 1 - 30
"Night" / 4 3 - 19
"Doggin' Around" 15 1 - 76 Jackie Sings The Blues
"Alone At Last" / 8 20 50 11 Jackie Wilson Sings The World's Greatest Melodies
"Am I The Man" 32 10 - - A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
1961 "My Empty Arms" / 9 25 - - Jackie Wilson Sings The World's Greatest Melodies
"The Tear Of The Year" 44 10 - - Body and Soul
"Please Tell Me Why" / 20 11 - - My Golden Favorites Vol. 2
"Your One and Only Love" 40 - - - A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
"I'm Comin' On Back To You" / 19 9 - - By Special Request
"Lonely Life" 80 - - -
"Years From Now" / 37 25 - - Non-album tracks
"You Don't Know What It Means" 79 19 - -
"My Heart Belongs To Only You" / 65 - - - By Special Request
"The Way I Am" 58 - - -
1962 "The Greatest Hurt" / 34 - - - Body and Soul
"There'll Be No Next Time" 75 - - -
"I Found Love"
b/w "There's Nothing Like Love"
Jackie Wilson & Linda Hopkins
93 - - - Non-album tracks
"Hearts"
b/w "Sing (And Tell The Blues So Long)" (Non-album track)
58 - - - Jackie Wilson Sings The World's Greatest Melodies
"I Just Can't Help It"
b/w "My Tale Of Woe" (Non-album track)
70 17 - - Somethin' Else!!
"Forever and A Day"
b/w "Baby, That's All" (Non-album track)
82/119 - - - Jackie Wilson Sings The World's Greatest Melodies
1963 "What Good Am I Without You"
b/w "A Girl Named Tamiko"
121 - - - -
"Baby Workout"
b/w "I'm Going Crazy (Gotta Get You Off My Mind)" (Non-album track)
5 1 - 66 Baby Workout
"Shake A Hand"
b/w "Say I Do" (Non-album track)
Jackie Wilson & Linda Hopkins
42 21 - - Shake A Hand
"Shake! Shake! Shake!"
b/w "He's A Fool" (Non-album track)
33 21 - - Baby Workout
"Baby Get It (And Don't Quit It)"
b/w "The New Breed"
61 - - - Non-album track
"Silent Night"
b/w "O Holy Night (Cantique de Noel)"
- - - - Merry Christmas
1964 "I'm Travelin' On"
b/w "Haunted House"
123 - - - Non-album tracks
"Call Her Up"
b/w "The Kickapoo" (from Baby Workout)
110 48 - -
"Big Boss Line"
b/w "Be My Girl"
94 34 - - Somethin' Else!!
"Squeeze Her - Tease Her (But Love Her)"
b/w "Give Me Back My Heart"
89 -/16 - -
"She's All Right"
b/w "Watch Out" (Non-album track)
102 39 - - Soul Time
1965 "Yes Indeed"
b/w "When The Saints Go Marching In"
Jackie Wilson & Linda Hopkins
- - - - Shake A Hand
"Danny Boy"
b/w "Soul Time"
94 25 - - Soul Time
"No Pity (In The Naked City)"
b/w "I'm So Lonely" (Non-album track)
59 25 - -
"I Believe I'll Love On"
b/w "Lonely Teardrops" (from Spotlight On Jackie Wilson)
96 34 - - Non-album tracks
1966 "Think Twice"
b/w "Please Don't Hurt Me"
Jackie Wilson with LaVern Baker
93/128 37 - -
"3 Days 1 Hour 30 Minutes"
b/w "I've Got To Get Back (Country Boy)"
- - - - Soul Galore
"I Believe"
b/w "Be My Love"
- - - - Non-album tracks
"Whispers (Gettin' Louder)"
b/w "The Fairest Of Them All"
11 5 - - Whispers
1967 "I Don't Want To Lose You" / 84 11 - -
"Just Be Sincere" 91 43 - -
"I've Lost You"
b/w "Those Heartaches"
82 35 - - Higher and Higher
"(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher"
b/w "I'm The One To Do It"
6 1 - 24
"Since You Showed Me How To Be Happy"
b/w "The Who Who Song" (Non-album track)
32 22 - - I Get The Sweetest Feeling
1968 "For Your Precious Love"
b/w "Uptight (Everything's Alright)"
Jackie Wilson & Count Basie
49 26 - - Manufacturers Of Soul
"Chain Gang"
b/w "Funky Broadway"
Jackie Wilson & Count Basie
84 37 - -
"For Once In My Life"
b/w "You Brought About A Change In Me" (from I Get The Sweeetest Feeling)
70 - - - It's All A Part Of Love
"I Get The Sweetest Feeling"
b/w "Nothing But Blue Skies"
34 12 - - I Get The Sweetest Feeling
1969 "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher"
b/w "Whispers (Gettin' Louder)
UK reissue
- - 11 -
"Helpless"
b/w "Do It The Right Way" (Non-album track)
108 21 - - Do Your Thing
"I Still Love You"
b/w "Hum De Dum De Do"
105 39 - - Non-album tracks
1970 "Let This Be a Letter (To My Baby)"
b/w "Didn't I"
91 34 - - This Love Is Real
"(I Can Feel Those Vibrations) This Love Is Real"
b/w "Love Uprising"
56 9 - -
1971 "This Guy's In Love With You"
b/w "Say You Will" (from This Love Is Real)
- - - - It's All A Part Of Love
"Love Is Funny That Way"
b/w "Try It Again"
95 18 - - You Got Me Walking
1972 "You Got Me Walking"
b/w "The Fountain"
93 22 - -
"I Get The Sweetest Feeling"
b/w "Soul Galore"
UK reissue
- - 9 -
"The Girl Turned Me On"
"Forever and A Day"
- 44 - - You Got Me Walking
"You Left The Fire Burning"
b/w "What A Lovely Way"
- - - -
1973 "It's All Over"
b/w "Shake A Leg" (Non-album track)
- - - - Beautiful Day
"Because Of You"
b/w "Go Away"
- 45 - -
"Sing A Little Song"
b/w "No More Goodbyes"
- 95 - - Non-album tracks
1975 "Don't Burn No Bridges"
b/w "Don't Burn No Bridges" (Instrumental)
- 91 - - Nobody But You
"(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher"
b/w "I Get the Sweetest Feeling"
UK reissue
- - 25 -
1977 "Nobody But You"
b/w "I've Learned About Life"
- - - - Nobody But You
1986 "Reet Petite"
b/w "You Brought About A Change In Me"/"I'm The One To Do It"
UK reissue
- - 1 20
1987 "I Get the Sweetest Feeling"
b/w "Lonely Teardrops"
UK reissue
- - 3 -
"(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher"
b/w "Who Who Song"
UK reissue
- - 15 -

* - Through a period between November 1963 and January 1965, Billboard didn't publish an R&B chart. Ratings from Cash Box Top 50 in R&B Locations chart.