Kool & the Gang discography

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Kool & the Gang discography
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Kool & the Gang in 2011
Studio albums23
Live albums4
Compilation albums19
Singles68

This article presents the discography of American jazz/R&B/soul/funk/disco group Kool & the Gang.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Record label
US Pop
[1]
US
R&B

[2]
US
Jazz

[3]
AUS
[4]
CAN
[5]
GER
[6]
NLD
[7]
NZ
[8]
UK Pop
[9]
UK R&B
[10]
1969 Kool and the Gang 43 De-Lite
1972 Music Is the Message 25
Good Times 142 34
1973 Wild and Peaceful 33 6 53
1974 Light of Worlds 63 16 93
1975 Spirit of the Boogie 48 5 18
1976 Love & Understanding 68 9
Open Sesame 110 9 32
1977 The Force 142 33
1978 Everybody's Dancin' 71
1979 Ladies' Night 13 1 56 43
1980 Celebrate! 10 2 72 7 13 20
1981 Something Special 12 1 28 13 10
1982 As One 29 5 25 41 49
1983 In the Heart 29 5 19 17 32 18
1984 Emergency 13 3 45 24 26 13 41 47
1986 Forever 25 9 71 75 14 49 Mercury
1989 Sweat 52 28
1992 Unite 94 JRS
1996 State of Affairs Curb
2001 Gangland Eagle Music
2004 The Hits: Reloaded 26 56 21 Virgin/EMI
2007 Still Kool 31 New Door
2013 Kool for the Holidays ATO
2021 Perfect Union Omnivore
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Record label
US Pop
[1]
US
R&B

[2]
1971 Live at the Sex Machine 122 6 De-Lite
Live at PJ's 171 24
1998 Greatest Hits Live Rhino
2002 Too Hot Live BCI Music
2010 The Very Best-Live In Concert EAR Music
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Record label
US Pop
[1]
US
R&B

[2]
US
Jazz

[3]
GER
[6]
NLD
[7]
UK
[9]
1971 The Best of Kool and the Gang 157 32 De-Lite
1974 Kool Jazz 187 26 14
1975 Kool & the Gang Greatest Hits! 81 21
1977 Hollywood Swinging/Summer Madness
1978 Kool & the Gang Spin Their Top Hits 208
1983 Twice as Kool: The Hits of Kool & the Gang 4
1984 The Very Best of Kool & the Gang: Let's Go Dancing 21 Disques Vogue
1988 Everything's Kool & the Gang: Greatest Hits & More 109 58 17 73 Mercury
The Singles Collection 28 De-Lite
1990 The Very Best of Kool & the Gang 22 Arcade
Kool Love 50 Telstar
1993 The Best of Kool & the Gang: 1969-1976 Mercury
1994 Celebration: The Best of Kool & the Gang: 1979-1987
1999 The Very Best of Kool & the Gang
12" Collection & More
2000 The Millennium Collection: The Best of Kool & the Gang
2002 Kool Funk Essentials Charly
2005 Gold Mercury
2011 Icon
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Pop
[15]
US
R&B

[16]
US
AR&B

[17]
US
Dan

[18]
US
A/C

[19]
AUS
[4]
CAN
[5]
GER
[6]
IRE
[20]
NLD
[7]
NZ
[8]
UK
[9]
1969 "Kool and the Gang" 59 19 81 Kool and the Gang
"The Gangs Back Again" (A-side) 85 37
"Kools Back Again" (B-side) 68
1970
"Let the Music Take Your Mind" 78 19 Live at the Sex Machine
"Funky Man" 87 16
1971 "Who's Gonna Take the Weight (Part One)" 28
"I Want to Take You Higher" 35
"N.T. Part I" Live at PJ's
1972 "Love the Life You Live, Part I" 31 Music is the Message
"Music Is the Message (Part 1)"
"Funky Granny"
"Good Times" Good Times
1973 "Country Junky"
"Funky Stuff" 29 5 57[A] Wild and Peaceful
"Jungle Boogie" 4 2 29 45 53[A]
1974 "Hollywood Swinging" 6 1 15
"Higher Plane" 37 1 73 Light of Worlds
"Rhyme Tyme People" 63 3
1975 "Spirit of the Boogie" (A-side) 35 1 71 58[A] Spirit of the Boogie
"Summer Madness" (B-side) 36
"Caribbean Festival" 55 6 55
1976 "Love and Understanding (Come Together)" 77 8 Love & Understanding
"Universal Sound" 71
"Open Sesame - Part 1" 55 6 13 70 Open Sesame
1977 "Super Band" 17 52[A]
1978 "Slick Superchick" 19 The Force
"A Place in Space"
"I Like Music" Everybody's Dancin'
"Everybody's Dancin'" 65
1979 "Ladies' Night" 8 1 5 4 18 12 9 Ladies' Night
"Too Hot" 5 3 11 18 23
1980 "Hangin' Out" 36 53 52
"Celebration" 1 1 1 34 33 1 17 18 2 1 7 Celebrate!
1981 "Take It to the Top" 11 63 26 15
"Jones vs. Jones" 39 33 17 17
"Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)" 17 1 16 39 27 41 29 Something Special
"Steppin' Out" 89 12 20 12
"Get Down on It" 10 4 74 11 43 11 10 3 3
1982 "No Show"
"Big Fun" 21 6 40 16 30 40 14 As One
"Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh La, La, La)" 30 7 49 8 14 34 6
"Hi De Hi, Hi De Ho" 17 23 29
1983 "Street Kids" 78
"Straight Ahead" 49 11 15 In the Heart
"Joanna" 2 1 2 45 15 18 4 35 7 2
1984 "Tonight" 13 7 48
"(When You Say You Love Somebody) In the Heart" 9 43 7
"Fresh" 9 1 1 5 10 26 19 27 11 Emergency
"Misled" 10 3 9 8 32 46 28
1985 "Cherish" 2 1 1 1 5 6 3 4
"Emergency" 18 7 41 63 56 26 48 50
1986 "Victory" 10 2 35 35 89 36 11 17 44 22 30 Forever
1987 "Stone Love" 10 4 41 11 94 69 18 29 13 45
"Holiday" 66 9 24
"Special Way" 72 6
"Peace Maker" 20
1988 "Rags to Riches" 38 26 93 Everything's Kool & the Gang (Greatest Hits & More)
"Strong" 61
"Celebration" (remix) 40 56
1989 "Raindrops" 27 42 Sweat
"Never Give Up" 74
1991 "Get Down on It" (remix) 69 CD Single (Released in the UK)
1992 "(Jump Up on The) Rhythm and Ride" 52 Unite
1996 "Salute to the Ladies" State of Affairs
2003 "Ladies' Night" (with Atomic Kitten) 33 14 16 8 Ladies' Night
2004 "Get Down on It" (with Blue & Lil' Kim) 29 96 Best of Blue
2005 "Hollywood Swinging" (with Jamiroquai) 5 The Hits: Reloaded
"No Show" (featuring Blackstreet) 36
2006 "Steppin' into Love" 96 38 Still Kool
2010 "Miss Lead" (ft. Towanna) Single
2016 "Sexy (Where'd You Get Yours)" 16 Perfect Union
2021 "Pursuit of Happiness" (Rap Version)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Chart position is from the official UK "Breakers List".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kool & the Gang (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  2. ^ a b c "Kool & the Gang (Top Soul Albums)". Billboard.
  3. ^ a b "US Album Charts > Kool & the Gang". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
  4. ^ a b David Kent (1993). Australian Charts Book 1970—1992. Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  5. ^ a b "Kool & the Gang (Top Albums/CDs)". bac-lac.gc.ca. RPM.
  6. ^ a b c "GER Charts > Kool & the Gang". Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
  7. ^ a b c "NLD Charts > Kool & the Gang". MegaCharts. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
  8. ^ a b "NZ Charts > Kool & the Gang". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
  9. ^ a b c "UK Charts > Kool & the Gang". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
  10. ^ "Official Hip Hop and R&B Albums chart". officialcharts.com. Official Charts. June 26, 2004.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i "US Certifications > Kool & The Gang". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
  12. ^ a b c "CAN Certifications > Kool & the Gang". Music Canada. Archived from the original on 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
  13. ^ a b c d e "UK Certified Awards Search > Kool & the Gang". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
  14. ^ "Kool and the Gang". snepmusique.com. SNEP.
  15. ^ "Kool & the Gang: Hot 100". Billboard.
  16. ^ "Kool & the Gang: Hot Soul Songs". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Kool & the Gang: Adult R&B Songs". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Kool & the Gang: Dance Club Songs". Billboard.
  19. ^ "Kool & the Gang: Adult Contemporary Songs". Billboard.
  20. ^ "IRE Charts Search >Kool & the Gang". Irish Recorded Music Association. Archived from the original on June 3, 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-14.