Willie Nelson singles discography

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Willie Nelson discography

Willie Nelson performing during a 2006 concert.
Releases
Singles 84
Music videos 35
No. 1 Single (USA) 25
No. 1 Single (Overall) 33

The following is a detailed discography of all singles released by country music singer Willie Nelson. A total of twenty-five Nelson singles have reached number one on music charts.

His 1982 single, "Always On My Mind" broke Top 10 in Billboard Hot 100. Two years later, his duet with Julio Iglesias "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" became a world-wide hit. His albums and singles were successful in many countries, especially New Zealand, Australia and some European countries.

Singles[edit]

1950s and 1960s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[1]
US
[2]
CAN Country[3]
1957 "No Place For Me" N/A
1958 "The Storm Has Just Begun"
"What a Way to Live"
1962 "Willingly" (with Shirley Collie) 10
"Touch Me" 7 109 ...And Then I Wrote
"Wake Me When It's Over"
"You Dream About Me" N/A
1963 "Half a Man" 25 129 Here's Willie Nelson
"Take My Word"
1964 "You Took My Happy Away" 33 N/A
"How Long is Forever"
"Am I Blue?"
"Pretty Paper"
1965 "She's Not for You" 43
"Healing Hands of Time"
"I Just Can't Let You Say Goodbye" 48 Country Music Concert
1966 "One in a Row" 19 Make Way for Willie Nelson
"Colombus Stockade Blues" N/A
"I'm Still Not Over You"
1967 "The Party's Over" 24 The Party's Over
"Blackjack County Chain" 21 N/A
"San Antonio Rose" 50 Country Favorites
1968 "Little Things" 22 8 Good Times
"Good Times" 44
"Johnny One Time" 36 N/A
1969 "Bring Me Sunshine" 13 38 Spotlight on Willie Nelson
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1970s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[1]
US[4] CAN Country[5] CAN[6] CAN AC[7] AUS
1970 "Once More with Feeling" 42 35 Both Sides Now
"Laying My Burdens Down" 68 Laying My Burdens Down
1971 "I'm a Memory" 28 Willie Nelson and Family
"Yesterday's Wine" / "Me and Paul" 62 Yesterday's Wine
1972 "Words Don't Fit the Picture" 73 The Words Don't Fit the Picture
1973 "Shotgun Willie" 60 66 Shotgun Willie
"Stay All Night (Stay a Little Longer)" 22 26
1974 "I Still Can't Believe You're Gone" 51 Phases and Stages
"Bloody Mary Morning" 17 26
"Sister's Coming Home" 93
1975 "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" 1 21 2 40 9 57 Red Headed Stranger
1976 "Remember Me (When the Candle Lights Are Gleaming)" 2 67 6 78
"I'd Have to Be Crazy" 11 7 The Sound in Your Mind
"If You've Got the Money I've Got the Time" 1 5
1977 "Uncloudy Day" 4 4 The Troublemaker
"I Love You a Thousand Ways" 9 20 To Lefty from Willie
1978 "Georgia on My Mind" 1 84 1 86 16 Stardust
"Blue Skies" 1 1 4 53
"All of Me" 3 4
1979 "Whiskey River" 12 3 Willie and Family Live
"September Song" 15 5 Stardust
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
[1]
US[8] US AC CAN Country[9][10] CAN[6] CAN AC[7] IRE AUS UK
1980 "Help Me Make It Through the Night" 4 1 Sings Kristofferson
"My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" 1 44 1 3 The Electric Horseman
"Midnight Rider" 6 1 10
"On the Road Again" 1 20 7 2 3 64 Honeysuckle Rose
1981 "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground" 1 1
"Mona Lisa" 11 7 Somewhere Over the Rainbow
"I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" 26 25
"Heartaches of a Fool" 39 Greatest Hits (& Some That Will Be)
1982 "Always on My Mind"[A] 1 5 2 1 10 4 8 39 49 Always on My Mind
"Let It Be Me" 2 40 11 1 1
"Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning" 2 1
1983 "Little Old Fashioned Karma" 10 20 Tougher Than Leather
"Why Do I Have to Choose" 3 1 Take It to the Limit
"Take It to the Limit" (with Waylon Jennings) 8 102 31 1
"Without a Song" 11 3 Without a Song
1984 "City of New Orleans" 1 30 1 3 City of New Orleans
1985 "Forgiving You Was Easy" 1 1 Me & Paul
"Me and Paul" (re-recording) 14 6
1986 "Living in the Promiseland" 1 1 The Promiseland
"I'm Not Trying to Forget You" 21 23
1987 "Partners After All" 24 33 Partners
"Heart of Gold" 44 52
"Island in the Sea" 27 32 Island in the Sea
1988 "Nobody There But Me" 82
"Spanish Eyes" (with Julio Iglesias) 8 * 93 What a Wonderful World
"Twilight Time" 41 *
1989 "Nothing I Can Do About It Now" 1 1 A Horse Called Music
"There You Are" 8 4
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
* denotes unknown peak positions

1990s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[1]
CAN Country[10]
1990 "Highway" 52 71 A Horse Called Music
"Ain't Necessarily So" 17 29 Born for Trouble
1991 "The Piper Came Today" 70
"Ten With a Two" 45 35
1993 "Graceland" 70 41 Across the Borderline
"Still Is Still Moving to Me"
1995 "Turn Me Loose and Let Me Swing" 86 Six Hours at Pedernales
1998 "I Never Cared for You" Teatro
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s and 2010s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[1]
US[11]
2002 "Mendocino County Line" (with Lee Ann Womack) 22 113 The Great Divide
"Maria (Shut Up and Kiss Me)" 41
2003 "Wurlitzer Prize" (with Norah Jones) Live and Kickin'
2005 "I'm a Worried Man" (with Toots Hibbert) Countryman
"The Harder They Come"
2006 "You Don't Know Me" You Don't Know Me
"Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly Fond of Each Other" 52 N/A
2008 "Gravedigger" Moment of Forever
"You Don't Think I'm Funny Anymore"
2011 "The Scientist" 103 N/A
2012 "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die" Heroes
"Just Breathe"
"Come On Back Jesus"
2013 "From Here to the Moon and Back" (with Dolly Parton) To All the Girls...
"Grandma's Hands" (with Mavis Staples)
"It Won't Be Long" (with The Secret Sisters)
"Somewhere Between" (with Loretta Lynn)
2014 "The Wall" Band of Brothers
"Bring It On"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Collaborations[edit]

Singles from collaboration albums[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions[12] Album
US Country
[1]
US US AC CAN Country CAN CAN AC IRE NZ AUS UK
1976 "Good Hearted Woman" Waylon Jennings 1 25 16 5 6 Wanted! The Outlaws
1978 "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" 1 42 33 1 57 42 Waylon & Willie
"I Can Get Off On You" 1
"If You Can Touch Her at All" N/A 5 104 5
1979 "Heartbreak Hotel" Leon Russell 1 1 One for the Road
"Crazy Arms" N/A 16 10 San Antonio Rose
1980 "Night Life" Danny Davis &
The Nashville Brass
20 9 Willie Nelson and Danny Davis
"Funny How Time Slips Away" 41
"Faded Love" Ray Price 3 3 San Antonio Rose
"Don't You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me)" 11 18
1982 "Old Friends" (with Ray Price) Roger Miller 19 18 Old Friends
"In the Jailhouse Now" Webb Pierce 72 In the Jailhouse Now
"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" Waylon Jennings 13 2 WWII
1983 "Everything's Beautiful (In Its Own Way)" Dolly Parton 7 102 19 5 2 The Winning Hand
"Reasons to Quit" Merle Haggard 6 7 Pancho & Lefty
"You're Gonna Love Yourself (In the Morning)" Brenda Lee 43 The Winning Hand
"Pancho and Lefty" Merle Haggard 1 21 1 Pancho & Lefty
1984 "To All the Girls I've Loved Before"[A] Julio Iglesias 1 5 3 1 1 1 16 2 4 17 Half Nelson
"How Do You Feel About Foolin' Around" Kris Kristofferson 46 35 Music from Songwriter
"Seven Spanish Angels" Ray Charles 1 1 6 29 Half Nelson
1985 "Are There Any More Real Cowboys" Neil Young 37
1991 "If I Can Find a Clean Shirt" Waylon Jennings 51 25 Clean Shirt
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions[12] Album
US Country
[1]
US CAN Country NLD BEL NOR
1967 "Chet's Tune" Some of Chet's Friends 38 N/A
1974 "After the Fire Is Gone" Tracy Nelson 17 Tracy Nelson
1977 "Lily Dale" Darrell McCall 32 N/A
"You Are My Sunshine" Duane Eddy (with Waylon Jennings,
Kin Vassy and Deed Eddy)
69
"Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)" Waylon Jennings 1 25 1 Ol' Waylon
1978 "Something to Brag About" Mary Kay Place 9 14 Aimin' to Please
"Ain't Life Hell" Hank Cochran 77 With a Little Help from My Friends
1980 "A Little Bitty Tear" 57 Make the World Go Away
1981 "There's a Crazy Man" Jody Payne 65 N/A
1982 "Just to Satisfy You" Waylon Jennings 1 52 2 Black on Black
1983 "They All Went to Mexico" Carlos Santana 7 8 Havana Moon
1984 "Wabash Cannonball" Hank Wilson 91 N/A
1985 "We Are the World" USA for Africa 76 1 1 1 1 We Are the World
1986 "I've Already Cheated On You" David Allan Coe 56 Son of the South
"Mind Your Own Business" Hank Williams Jr.
(with Reba McEntire, Tom Petty
and Reverend Ike)
1 1 Montana Cafe
1987 "If I Could Only Fly" Merle Haggard 58 50 Seashores of Old Mexico
1990 "Gulf Coast Highway" Emmylou Harris 52 Duets
1999 "Two Sleepy People" Crystal Gayle Sings the Heart and
Soul of Hoagy Carmichael
2003 "Beer for My Horses" Toby Keith 1 22 * Unleashed
2007 "On the Road Again" Deana Carter The Chain
2008 "My Medicine" Snoop Dogg (with Everlast) 26 Ego Trippin
"Lost Highway" Kurt Nilsen 1 Rise to the Occasion
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
* denotes unknown peak positions

Other singles[edit]

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
[1]
US CAN Country
1969 "I Hope So" 36 Face of a Fighter
1975 "Fire and Rain" 29 44 What Can You Do to Me Now
1976 "Last Letter" 46 Country Willie
"I Gotta Get Drunk" 55 101 Both Sides Now
1977 "I'm a Memory" (re-release) 22 21 Willie – Before His Time
"You Ought to Hear Me Cry" 16 11
1978 "Will You Remember Mine" 67 Sweet Memories
"There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight" 86 54 There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
1979 "Sweet Memories" 4 1 Sweet Memories
1980 "Family Bible" 92 74 Family Bible
1981 "Good Times" (re-release) 25 9 Minstrel Man
"Mountain Dew" 23 39
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country US Country Airplay
2004 "Please Come Home for Christmas" 50 A Very Special Acoustic Christmas
"Pretty Paper" (with Kenny Chesney) 45 All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan
2008 "That Lucky Old Sun" (with Kenny Chesney) 56 Lucky Old Sun
2010 "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (with Norah Jones) 55 American Classic
2013 "Coconut Tree" (with Kenny Chesney) 56 Life on a Rock
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1975 "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain"
1982 "Always on My Mind"
1983 "Pancho and Lefty" (with Merle Haggard) Lana Nelson
1984 "To All the Girls I've Loved Before" (with Julio Iglesias)
1985 "Seven Spanish Angels" (with Ray Charles)
"Are There Any More Real Cowboys" (with Neil Young) Lana Nelson
1986 "Living in the Promiseland"
1989 "There You Are" Richard Kooris
1991 "If I Can Find a Clean Shirt" (with Waylon Jennings) Deaton-Flanigen Productions
1993 "Don't Give Up" (with Sinéad O'Connor) Peter Israelson
"Still Is Still Moving to Me" John Williamson
1994 "Afraid" Joseph Kahn
"December Day"
"Once You're Past the Blues" (with Curtis Potter)
1995 "Turn Me Loose and Let Me Swing" (with Curtis Potter)
1996 "She Is Gone" Liam Lunson
1998 "I Never Cared for You" Wim Winders
"My Own Peculiar Way"
2001 "Rainbow Connection" Greg Pritikin
2002 "Mendocino County Line" (with Lee Ann Womack) Mark Seliger
"Maria (Shut Up and Kiss Me)"
2003 "Always on My Mind" (with Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora) Jeb Brien
"Beer for My Horses" (with Toby Keith) Michael Salomon
"Wurlitzer Prize" (with Norah Jones) Jeb Brien
2004 "Shotgun Willie/Shotgun Bobby" (with Kid Rock)
2005 "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" (with Jessica Simpson) Brett Ratner
"I'm a Worried Man" (with Toots Hibbert) Ras Kassa
"The Harder They Come"
2006 "Big Booty" Willie Nelson
"You Don't Know Me" Danny Clinch
2007 "I Give" (with Shawn King)
2008 "Gravedigger" Dean Karr
"You Don't Think I'm Funny Anymore" David Anderson/Lana Nelson
"My Medicine" (with Snoop Dogg) Pook Brown
2009 "Back to Earth" (with Melonie Cannon) Scott Hansen
"Hesitation Blues" (with Asleep at the Wheel) Zalman King
2012 "Just Breathe" Max Nichols
"A Horse Called Music"
2013 "I Wish I Didn't Love You So"
"Have You Ever Seen the Rain"
2014 "The Wall"
"Band of Brothers"

Notes[edit]

  • A^ Certified Platinum by the RIAA.[13]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 294–296. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1990). Joel Whitburn presents the Billboard hot 100 charts: the sixties. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 978-0898200744. 
  3. ^ "RPM Country singles (1960s)". RPM Magazine. Library and Archives - Canada. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1990). Joel Whitburn presents the Billboard hot 100 charts: the seventies. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 978-0898200768. 
  5. ^ "RPM Country singles (1970s)". RPM Magazine. Library and Archives - Canada. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "RPM Top singles". RPM Magazine. Library and Archives - Canada. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "RPM Adult Contemporary singles". RPM Magazine. Library and Archives - Canada. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1995). Joel Whitburn presents the Billboard hot 100 charts: the eighties. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 978-0898200799. 
  9. ^ "RPM Country singles (1980s)". RPM Magazine. Library and Archives - Canada. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "RPM Country singles (1980s-90s)". RPM Magazine. Library and Archives - Canada. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  11. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2011). Joel Whitburn presents the Billboard hot 100 charts: the 2000s. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 978-0898201826. 
  12. ^ a b allmusic ((( Willie Nelson > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))
  13. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for singles by Willie Nelson May 28, 2008

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