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 Titles Label From the album
1970 "Spill the Wine" MGM K-14118 Eric Burdon Declares "War" (Eric Burdon and War)
"Magic Mountain" The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart (soundtrack)
"They Can't Take Away Our Music" MGM K-14196 The Black-Man's Burdon (Eric Burdon and War)
"Home Cookin'"
1971 "Sun Oh Son" United Artists 50746 War
"Lonely Feelin'"
"All Day Music" United Artists 50815 All Day Music
"Get Down"
"Slippin' Into Darkness" United Artists 50867 All Day Music
"Nappy Head"
1972 "The World Is a Ghetto" United Artists 50975 The World Is a Ghetto
"Four Cornered Room"
1973 "The Cisco Kid" United Artists UA-XW163-W The World Is a Ghetto
"Beetles in the Bog"
"Gypsy Man" United Artists UA-XW281-W Deliver the Word
"Deliver the Word"
"Me and Baby Brother" United Artists UA-XW350-W Deliver the Word
"In Your Eyes"
1974 "Ballero (Live)" United Artists UA-XW432-W War Live
"Slippin' Into Darkness (Live)"
1975 "Why Can't We Be Friends?" United Artists UA-XW629-X Why Can't We Be Friends?
"In Mazatlan"
"Low Rider" United Artists UA-XW706-Y Why Can't We Be Friends?
"So"
1976 "Summer" United Artists UA-XW834-Y Greatest Hits
"All Day Music" All Day Music
1977 "Magic Mountain" ABC Records ABC-12244 (b-side 1970, War featuring Eric Burdon)
"Home Dream" Guilty (1971, Eric Burdon and Jimmy Witherspoon)
both tracks also on Love Is All Around
(War featuring Eric Burdon)
"L.A. Sunshine" Blue Note BN-XW1009 Platinum Jazz
"Slowly We Walk Together"
"Galaxy" MCA MCA-40820 Galaxy
"Galaxy Part II"
1978 "Hey Señorita" MCA MCA-40883 Galaxy
"Street Fighting Lady"
"Youngblood (Livin' in the Streets)" United Artists UA-X1213-Y Youngblood (soundtrack)
"Youngblood (Livin' in the Streets) Part II"
"Sing a Happy Song" United Artists UA-X1247-Y Youngblood (soundtrack)
"This Funky Music Makes You Feel Good"
1979 "Good, Good Feelin'" MCA MCA-40995 The Music Band
"Baby Face (She Said Do Do Do Do)" Galaxy
"I'm the One Who Understands" MCA MCA-41061 The Music Band
"Corns and Callouses (Hey Dr. Shoals)"
"Don't Take It Away" MCA MCA-41158 The Music Band 2
"The Music Band 2 (We are the Music Band)"
1980 "I'll Be Around" MCA The Music Band 2
"The Music Band 2 (We are the Music Band)"
1981 "Cinco de Mayo" L.A. Records WS8-02120 Outlaw
"Don't Let No One Get You Down" Why Can't We Be Friends?
1982 "You Got the Power" RCA PB-13061 Outlaw
"Cinco de Mayo"
"Outlaw" RCA PB-13238 Outlaw
"I'm About Somebody"
"Just Because" RCA Outlaw
"The Jungle (medley)"
1983 "Life (is So Strange)" RCA Life (is So Strange)
"W.W. III"
1984 "Groovin'" (vocal, edit) Coco Plum Records CCP-2002
"Groovin'" (instrumental)
1994 "Peace Sign" (House War Mix) / "Peace Sign" (Bold Hyped-up Mix Instrumental) Avenue Records 12" RO-76024 Peace symbol.svg (Peace Sign)
"Peace Sign" (Album Version Mix) / "Peace Sign" (Single Version Mix)

Chart singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions
US Pop[4] US
R&B
[5]
UK[6]
1970 "Spill the Wine"
Eric Burdon & War
3 - -
"They Can't Take Away Our Music"
Eric Burdon & War
50 - -
1971 "Lonely Feelin'" - 38 -
"All Day Music" 35 18 -
1972 "Slippin' Into Darkness" 16 12 -
"The World Is A Ghetto" 7 3 -
1973 "The Cisco Kid" 2 5 -
"Gypsy Man" 8 6 -
"Me and Baby Brother" 15 18 -
1974 "Ballero" 33 17 -
1975 "Why Can't We Be Friends" 6 9 -
"Low Rider" 7 1 12
1976 "Me And Baby Brother"
(reissue)
- - 21
"Summer" 7 4 -
1977 "L.A. Sunshine" 45 2 -
1978 "Galaxy" 39 5 14
"Hey Señorita" - 70 40
"Youngblood (Livin' In The Streets)" - 21 -
"Sing A Happy Song" - 87 -
1979 "Good, Good, Feelin'" - 12 -
"Don't Take It Away" - 32 -
1980 "I'll Be Around" - 96 -
1981 "Cinco De Mayo" - 90 -
1982 "You Got The Power" 66 18 58
"Outlaw" 94 13 -
1983 "Life (Is So Strange)" - 50 -
1985 "Groovin" - 79 43
1987 "Livin' In The Red" - 98 -
"Low Rider"
(Remix by Arthur Baker)
- 59 -
1994 "Peace Sign" - 64 -

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.