The Turtles discography

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The Turtles discography
Releases
Studio albums 8
Compilation albums 15
EPs 7
Singles 25

The discography of the American rock group, The Turtles.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album US Top 200 Label
1965 It Ain't Me Babe 98 White Whale
1966 You Baby
1967 Happy Together 25
1968 The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands 128
1969 Turtle Soup 117
1970 Wooden Head
1986 Chalon Road Rhino
Shell Shock

"Wooden Head" was an album composed of unissued recordings, circa 1966. "Chalon Road" gathered together many unissued and 45-only tracks. "Shell Shock" was a construction of an album recorded in 1969 that remained unfinished.


Compilations[edit]

Year Album US Top 200 Label
1967 Golden Hits 7 White Whale
1970 More Golden Hits 146
1974 Happy Together Again 194 Sire
1977 The Turtles: 1968 Rhino
1982 Turtle-Sized
Turtles' Greatest Hits
1984 20 Greatest Hits
1987 The Best of the Turtles (Golden Archive Series)
1988 Turtle Wax: The Best of the Turtles, Vol. 2
Lil' Bit of Gold
Lil' Bit of Gold, Volume 2
1995 The Best of the Turtles
2002 Solid Zinc: The Turtles Anthology
2004 Happy Together: The Very Best of the Turtles Shout! Factory
2009 Save the Turtles: The Turtles Greatest Hits FloEdCo / Manifesto

1967's Golden Hits is notable for featuring remixes of "It Ain't Me Babe", "Let Me Be" and "You Baby". These are the only remixes done on early album tracks as the multi-tracks went missing shortly thereafter. These three remixes are almost always used on compilations, instead of the original wide stereo mixes. The 1970 album More Golden Hits contains stereo mixes of "Sound Asleep", "She's My Girl", and "Who Would Ever Think That I Would Marry Margaret?". The first two were briefly available on CD reissues in the mid-'90s, while the latter has never been issued elsewhere, on LP or CD in anything other than the mono single mix.

Singles[edit]

Year Title (A-side / B-side) Billboard Hot 100 Album
(B-side from same album as A-side except where indicated)
Label
1965 "It Ain't Me Babe" / "Almost There" (from You, Baby) 8 It Ain't Me, Babe White Whale
"Let Me Be" / "Your Maw Said You Cried (In Your Sleep Last Night)" 29
1966 "You Baby" / "Wanderin' Kind" (from It Ain't Me, Babe) 20 You, Baby
"Grim Reaper of Love" / "Come Back" (from Wooden Head) 81 Golden Hits
"Outside Chance" / "We'll Meet Again" (from Wooden Head)
"Making My Mind Up" / "Outside Chance" (from Golden Hits) Happy Together
"Can I Get to Know You Better?" / "Like the Seasons" (from Happy Together) 89 Golden Hits
1967 "Happy Together" / "Like the Seasons" 1 Happy Together
"She'd Rather Be With Me" / "The Walking Song" 3
"Guide For the Married Man" / "Think I'll Run Away"
"You Know What I Mean" / "Rugs of Woods & Flowers" (from Happy Together) 12 Golden Hits
"She's My Girl" / "Chicken Little Was Right" (from The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands) 14 More Golden Hits
1968 "Sound Asleep" / "Umbassa the Dragon" (Non-LP track) 57
"The Story of Rock and Roll" / "Can You Hear the Cows" (Non-LP track) 48
"Elenore" / "Surfer Dan" 6 The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands
1969 "You Showed Me" / "Buzzsaw" 6
"House on the Hill" / "Come Over" (Non-LP track) Turtle Soup
"You Don't Have to Walk in the Rain" / "Come Over" (Non-LP track) 51
"Love in the City" / "Bachelor Mother" (Non-LP track) 91
"Lady-O" / "Somewhere Friday Night" (Non-LP track) 78 More Golden Hits
1970 "Teardrops" Non-LP track
"Who Would Ever Think That I Would Marry Margaret?" / "We Ain't Gonna Party No More" More Golden Hits
"Is It Any Wonder?" / "Wanderin' Kind"[1] (from Wooden Head) Golden Hits
"Eve of Destruction" / "Wanderin' Kind"[1] (from Wooden Head) 100 It Ain't Me, Babe
"Me About You" / "Think I'll Run Away"[1] (from Happy Together) 105 Non-LP track

The artist credit for the 1970 single "Teardrops" reads "The Dedications". This single was issued without the band's knowledge or consent, and "The Dedications" concept was concocted by White Whale. All singles issued after this one were released without the band's input or approval, but all are credited to The Turtles, regardless.

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c "45 Discography for White Whale Records". Retrieved 2014-04-16.