Thompson Twins discography

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The following is the complete discography of English pop band Thompson Twins.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
Certifications
(sales threshold)
UK
[1]
US
[2]
A Product Of... (Participation)
Set
  • Release date: 26 February 1982
  • Label: Arista Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
48
In the Name of Love (U.S.)
  • Release date: June 1982
  • Label: Arista Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
148
Quick Step and Side Kick
Side Kicks (U.S.)
  • Release date: January 1983 (UK)
    February 1983 (U.S.)
  • Label: Arista Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
2 34
Into the Gap
  • Release date: 17 February 1984
  • Label: Arista Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
1 10
Here's to Future Days
  • Release date: 17 September 1985
  • Label: Arista Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
5 20
Close to the Bone
  • Release date: 31 March 1987
  • Label: Arista Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
90 76
Big Trash 143
Queer
  • Release date: 24 September 1991
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
The Stone (as Babble)
  • Release date: 8 March 1994
  • Label: Reprise/Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Ether (as Babble)
  • Release date: 27 February 1996
  • Label: Reprise/Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
Certifications
(sales threshold)
UK
[1]
US
[2]
The Best of Thompson Twins: Greatest Mixes
  • Release date: 1988
  • Label: Arista Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
175
Thompson Twins - Greatest Hits
  • Release date: 1 October 1996
  • Label: Arista Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
23
  • UK: Silver[3]
Love on Your Side - The Best of Thompson Twins
  • Release date: 2007
  • Label: Demon Music Group
  • Formats: CD, music download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
UK
[6]
US
[7]
US Dance
[7]
AU NZ BE DE CH IT NL NO SE FI ZA JP
1980 "Squares and Triangles"[A] single only
"She's in Love with Mystery"[B]
1981 "Perfect Game" A Product Of... (Participation)
"Animal Laugh"
"Make Believe"
"Politics"
1982 "In the Name of Love" 79 109 1 15 44 Set;
In The Name Of Love (U.S.)
"Runaway"
"Lies" 67 30 1 27 6 Quick Step and Side Kick;

Side Kicks (U.S.)
1983 "Love on Your Side" 9 45 6 80 9 16 32 27 9
"We Are Detective" 7 48
"Watching" 33
"Hold Me Now" 4 3 1 3 4 7 18 8 86 Into the Gap
1984 "Doctor! Doctor!" 3 11 18 14 12 22 11 11 23 20
"You Take Me Up" 2 44 47 24 24 42 50
"Sister of Mercy" 11
"The Gap" 69 62
"Lay Your Hands On Me" (Alex Sadkin version) 13 28 19 39 31 17 non-album single
1985 "Roll Over"[C] Here's to Future Days
"Lay Your Hands on Me" 6 46
"Don't Mess with Doctor Dream" 15 17 12 17 30 11 13 34 10 19
"King for a Day" 22 8 20 4 10
"Revolution" 56 43
1986 "Nothing in Common" 54 38 Nothing in Common soundtrack
1987 "Get That Love" 66 31 Close to the Bone
"Long Goodbye" 89
"Bush Baby"[D]
1988 "In the Name of Love '88" 46 1 The Best of Thompson Twins: Greatest Mixes
1989 "Sugar Daddy" 97 28 2 Big Trash
"Bombers in the Sky"
1990 "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?"[E] Red Hot + Blue
1991 "Come Inside" 56 7 Queer
1992 "The Saint" 53
"Groove On"
"Play with Me (Jane)" songs from the COOL WORLD soundtrack
  • A^ "Squares and Triangles" was released on its own independent label, Dirty Discs in April 1980, and was re-released as a free single with the album Set on 26 February 1982.
  • B^ "She's in Love with Mystery" was released in November 1980 through independent label Latent.
  • C^ "Roll Over", released 12 April 1985 on 7" & 12" vinyl, was intended to be the first official single for Here's to Future Days. It was withdrawn the day of release, but some copies were sold and made it into the public.
    It featured a different version of the song with the 12" extended version titled "Roll Over (Again)". The b-side was a semi-instrumental version of "King for a Day" titled "Fools in Paradise".
  • D^ "Bush Baby" was released in 1987 as a promo 7" single with an exclusive 7" single version b/w "Follow Your Heart" on Arista Records.
  • E^ "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" was released in December 1990 as a double A side along with Deborah Harry & Iggy Pop's "Well Did You Evah?" on 12" vinyl and CD single to promote the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Blue.

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chart Stats - The Thompson Twins". Chart Stats. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Thompson Twins Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "British Phonographic Industry Searchable Database". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Gold & Platinum Search - Music Canada - Thompson Twins". Music Canada. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "RIAA - Recording Industry Association of America - Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  6. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 557. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  7. ^ a b "Allmusic ((( Thompson Twins > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". 

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