ABC discography

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ABC discography
Studio albums 9
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 21
Singles 26

This is the discography of the English new wave band ABC.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
AUS
[1]
AUT
[2]
CAN FIN JPN NOR
[3]
NZ
[4]
SWE
[5]
SWI
[6]
UK
[7]
US
[8]
1982 The Lexicon of Love
  • First studio album
  • Release date: 25 June 1982
  • Label: Neutron Records
9 3 1 17 13 1 3 1 24
1983 Beauty Stab
  • Second studio album
  • Release date: 14 November 1983
  • Label: Neutron Records
58 36 22 34 42 32 12 69
  • UK: Silver[9]
1985 How to Be a ... Zillionaire!
  • Third studio album
  • Release date: 1985
  • Label: Neutron Records
36 28 30
1987 Alphabet City
  • Fourth studio album
  • Release date: 1987
  • Label: Neutron Records
45 47 82 25 26 7 48
1989 Up 58
1991 Abracadabra 39 50
1997 Skyscraping
  • Seventh studio album
  • Release date: 1997
  • Label: EMI
97
2008 Traffic
  • Eighth studio album
  • Release date: 28 April 2008
  • Label: EMI
2016 The Lexicon of Love II 5
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details
1999 The Lexicon of Live
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Blantant
  • Format: CD

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album UK[13] Certifications
1988 The Suberbs of Alphabet City [Japan-only release]
1990 Absolutely 7
1991 Fantastic Compositions
(4CD Box) [Japan-only release]
Remixes and Others [Japan-only release]
1992 ABC 1 [UK-only release]
ABC 2 [UK-only release]
1993 Tears Are Not Enough [Germany-only release]
The Remix Collection [UK-only release]
1996 The Collection / The Look of Love
1997 Master Series
1999 Classic ABC
2000 One Better World [Germany-only release]
The Best of ABC: 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection [US-only release]
ABC Best – The Look of Love [Germany-only release]
Hello! An Introduction To ABC
2001 The Look of Love
2001 Look of Love – The Very Best of ABC 69
2002 Poison Arrow [UK-only release]
2004 The Ultimate Collection
2006 Gold
2007 Never More Than Now – The ABC Collection [Europe-only release]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
AUS
[1]
BEL CAN FIN GER IRE NLD NZ SPA SWE SWI UK[13] US US AC US Dance
1981 "Tears Are Not Enough" 19
1982 "Poison Arrow" 4 19 36 14 18 5 6 25 39
"The Look of Love" 7 16 1 4 36 12 11 5 13 8 4 18 1
"All of My Heart" 21 10 13 10 67 3 20 21 5
"Valentine's Day" [Japan-only release]
1983 "That Was Then but This Is Now" 63 26 13 38 18 89
1984 "S.O.S." 39
"(How to Be A) Millionaire" 52 49 20 4
1985 "Be Near Me" 22 19 26 9 11 1
"Vanity Kills" 70 91 5
1986 "Ocean Blue" 51
1987 "When Smokey Sings" 25 12 5 52 11 13 9 11 5 2 1
"The Night You Murdered Love" 17 20 14 9 20 31 3
1988 "King Without a Crown" 16 25 44 17
1989 "One Better World" 51 32
"The Real Thing" 68
1990 "The Look of Love (1990 Mix)" 15 31 30 44 68
1991 "Love Conquers All" 36 22 47
1992 "Say It" 39 52 42 3
1997 "Stranger Things" 57
"Skyscraping" 93
"Rolling Sevens" 130
2001 "Peace and Tranquility"
2008 "The Very First Time"
"Love Is Strong"
2016 "Viva Love"[14][15]
"The Flames Of Desire"[16]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 10. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "Das Österreichische Hitparaden- und Musik-Portal". austriancharts.at. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "norwegiancharts.com - ABC - The Lexicon Of Love". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "charts.org.nz - New Zealand charts portal". charts.org.nz. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "swedishcharts.com - Swedish Charts Portal". swedishcharts.com. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  6. ^ Steffen Hung. "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". hitparade.ch. Archived from the original on 15 September 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p3494/charts-awards
  9. ^ a b c d "Certified Awards Search Archived 24 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine.". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved on 2012-01-24. Note: User needs to enter "ABC" in the "Search" field, "Artist" in the "Search by" field and click the "Go" button. Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history.
  10. ^ a b "Certified Awards Search Archived 1 October 2012 at WebCite". Music Canada. Retrieved on 2012-01-24. Note: User needs to enter "ABC" in the "Search" field, "Artist" in the "Search by" field and click the "Go" button. Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history.
  11. ^ "Certified Awards Search". Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved on 2012-01-24.
  12. ^ "Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on 26 June 2007. Retrieved 25 January 2012.  Note: User must define 'Artist' search parameter as "ABC".
  13. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 11. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  14. ^ "ABC - The Lexicon Of Love II discography". Already the first single 'Viva Love' promised matured yet vibrant retro sounds its best. 
  15. ^ "lescharts.com - ABC - Viva Love". 4:14 Viva Love Virgin EMI - Single Digital 23/05/2016 
  16. ^ "lescharts.com - ABC - The Flames Of Desire". 4:27 The Flames Of Desire Virgin EMI - Single Digital 26/08/2016