War discography

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War discography

The original lineup of War in 1976
Releases
Studio albums 17
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 8
Singles 60

The discography of War (originally Eric Burdon and War), an American funk band, currently consists of eighteen studio albums, three live albums, seven compilation albums, and sixty singles.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications[1]
US
[2]
US R&B
[3]
1970 Eric Burdon Declares "War" 18 47
The Black-Man's Burdon
  • As "Eric Burdon and War"
  • Label: MGM Records
82
1971 War
  • Label: United Artists Records
190 42
All Day Music
  • Label: United Artists Records
16 6 US: Gold
1972 The World Is a Ghetto
  • Label: United Artists Records
1 1 US: Gold
1973 Deliver the Word
  • Label: United Artists Records
6 1 US: Gold
1975 Why Can't We Be Friends?
  • Label: United Artists Records
8 1 US: Gold
1976 Love Is All Around 140
Platinum Jazz 6 7 US: Gold
1977 Galaxy 15 6 US: Gold
1978 Youngblood (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Label: United Artist Records
69 40
1979 The Music Band
  • Label: MCA Records
41 11 US: Gold
The Music Band 2
  • Label: MCA Records
111 34
1982 Outlaw 48 15
1983 The Music Band – Jazz
  • Label: MCA Records
Life (is So Strange)
  • Label: RCA Records
164 36
1985 Where There's Smoke
  • Label: Coco Plum
1994 Peace Sign
  • Label: Avenue Records
200 52
2014 Evolutionary
  • Label: UMe
  • Double album: half new music, half greatest hits
123
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications[1]
US
[2]
US R&B
[3]
1974 War Live
  • Label: United Artists Records
  • Double album
13 1 US: Gold
1980 The Music Band Live
  • Label: MCA Records
2008 Greatest Hits Live
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications[1]
US
[2]
US R&B
[3]
1976 Greatest Hits
  • Label: United Artists Records
  • Includes one new track
6 12 US: Platinum
Platinum Jazz 6 7 US: Gold
1982 The Best of the Music Band
  • Label: MCA Records
1987 The Best of War... and More
  • Label: Avenue Records
  • Includes two new tracks and a remix
156 US: Platinum
1996 The Best of Eric Burdon and War
  • Label: MGM Records
  • Includes one new track
Anthology (1970–1994)
  • Label: Avenue Records
  • Double Album
1999 Grooves and Messages
  • Label: Avenue Records
  • Double album: half compilation, half remixes
2003 The Very Best of War
  • Label: Avenue Records
  • Double Album
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

This is a list of their USA singles; additional singles were issued in other countries.

Year Single Chart Positions Album B-side
US Pop[4] US
R&B
[5]
UK[6]
1970 "Spill the Wine"
Eric Burdon & War
3 - - Eric Burdon Declares "War" "Magic Mountain"
"They Can't Take Away Our Music"
Eric Burdon & War
50 - - The Black-Man's Burdon "Home Cookin'" (A- or B-side)
1971 "Sun Oh Sun" - 38 - War "Lonely Feelin'"
"All Day Music" 35 18 - All Day Music "Get Down"
1972 "Slippin' into Darkness" 16 12 - "Nappy Head"
"The World Is A Ghetto" 7 3 - The World Is a Ghetto "Four Cornered Room"
1973 "The Cisco Kid" 2 5 - "Beetles in the Bog" or
"The World Is a Ghetto"
"Gypsy Man" 8 6 - Deliver the Word "Deliver the Word"
"Me and Baby Brother" 15 18 - "In Your Eyes"
1974 "Ballero" (live) 33 17 - War Live "Slippin' into Darkness" (live)
1975 "Why Can't We Be Friends?" 6 9 - Why Can't We Be Friends? "In Mazatlan"
"Low Rider" 7 1 12 "So"
1976 "Me And Baby Brother"
(reissue)
- - 21 Deliver the Word "In Your Eyes"
"Summer" 7 4 - Greatest Hits "All Day Music"
1977 "L.A. Sunshine" 45 2 - Platinum Jazz "Slowly We Walk Together"
1978 "Galaxy" 39 5 14 Galaxy "Galaxy Part II"
"Hey Señorita" - 70 40 "Street Fighting Lady"
"Youngblood (Livin' In The Streets)" - 21 - Youngblood: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "Youngblood (Livin' in the Streets) Part II"
"Sing a Happy Song" - 87 - "This Funky Music Makes You Feel Good"
1979 "Good, Good, Feelin'" - 12 - The Music Band "Baby Face (She Said Do Do Do Do)"
"I'm the One Who Understands" Promo only "Corns and Callouses (Hey Dr. Shoals)"
"Don't Take It Away" - 32 - The Music Band 2 "The Music Band 2 (We are the Music Band)"
1980 "I'll Be Around" - 96 -
1981 "Cinco De Mayo" - 90 - Outlaw "Don't Let No One Get You Down"
1982 "You Got The Power" 66 18 58 "Cinco De Mayo"
"Outlaw" 94 13 - "I'm About Somebody"
"Just Because" - - - "The Jungle (medley)"
1983 "Life (Is So Strange)" - 50 - Life (Is So Strange) "W.W. III"
1985 "Groovin'" - 79 43 Where There's Smoke "Groovin'" (instrumental)
1987 "Livin' in the Red" - 98 - The Best of War ...and More Not released as single
"Low Rider"
(Remix by Arthur Baker)
- 59 - "Low Rider" (original)
1994 "Peace Sign" - 64 - Peace Sign Remixes of "Peace Sign"

Related albums[edit]

  • 1970s: The Other Side of War Warms Your Heart (double LP of early instrumental tracks, credited to an early version of War comprising session men that apparently includes Brown, Dickerson and Jordan, with Bobby Womack guesting on guitar, released around 1973, though possibly not an official release)
  • 1992: Rap Declares War (various artists, with sampling taken from War)
  • 1997: War Stories (solo album by Lonnie Jordan, includes cover versions of six songs previously recorded by War)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database" (PHP). Recording Industry Association of America. 
  2. ^ a b c "War: Charts & Awards – Billboard Albums". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Artist Chart History: War". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (1st ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 751. ISBN 0-89820-155-1. 
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-1995. Record Research. p. 466. 
  6. ^ Betts, Graham (2004). Complete UK Hit Singles 1952-2004 (1st ed.). London: Collins. p. 831. ISBN 0-00-717931-6.