America discography

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America discography
America US music group 1976.JPG
Studio albums 17
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 7
Singles 45
No. 1 Singles 5

America is an American rock group who have released sixteen studio albums, four live albums and seven compilation albums, including a holiday album. They have also issued forty- seven singles, including two Billboard Hot 100 number ones, and several number one single on the adult contemporary charts.

America's best-known song is their 1972 debut single, "A Horse with No Name". It was the lead-off single to their self-titled debut album. The song became their first number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and was also a Top 5 hit in the United Kingdom, where it reached number three on the UK Singles Chart. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, America had charted eleven Top 40 singles in the United States. However, in the 1990s, their popularity began to fade. They have not had a Billboard charted single in the United States since 1984, though "Young Moon" charted in Germany in 1994, peaking at number 59 on the country's Media Control Charts. Additionally, in 1998 "From a Moving Train" charted on the Radio and Records AC Airplay Top 40 Chart for six weeks and peaked at number 25 and "Winter Wonderland" peaked on the same chart at number 26 in 2002.

Studio albums[edit]

1970s[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
NOR
[3]
NZ
[4]
SWE
[5]
UK
[6]
America 1 3 22 14
Homecoming
  • Release date: November 15, 1972
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: LP, 8-track
9 17 21
Hat Trick
  • Release date: October 19, 1973
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: LP, 8-track
28 24 41
Holiday
  • Release date: June 1974
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: LP, 8-track
3 25
Hearts
  • Release date: March 19, 1975
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: LP, 8-track
4 17 12
Hideaway
  • Release date: April 9, 1976
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: LP, 8-track
11 12 12 48
Harbor
  • Release date: February 15, 1977
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: LP, 8-track
21 19 13 31 33
Silent Letter 110 51
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
Alibi
  • Release date: August 15, 1980
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
142 100
View from the Ground
  • Release date: July 15, 1982
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
41 46
Your Move
  • Release date: June 3, 1983
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
81 66
Perspective
  • Release date: September 21, 1984
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
185

1990s[edit]

Title Album details
Hourglass
Human Nature
  • Release date: September 1998
  • Label: Oxygen Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette

2000s[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US
[1]
Here & Now 52

2010s[edit]

Title Album details
Hits - 40th Anniversary Edition
  • Release date: March 21, 2011
  • Label: America Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
  • New recordings of earlier hits and songs
Back Pages
  • Release date: July 26, 2011
  • Label: E1 Music
  • Formats: CD, music download
Lost & Found
  • Release date: May 5, 2015
  • Label: America Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
Archives, Vol 1
  • Release date: November 24, 2015
  • Label: America Records
  • Formats: CD, music download

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[1]
AUS
[13]
NZ
[4]
UK
[6]
History: America's Greatest Hits
  • Release date: November 1975
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: LP, 8-track, cassette
3 11 3 60
  • AUS: 6× Platinum[14]
  • CAN: Platinum[15]
  • UK: Silver[11]
  • US: 4× Platinum[8]
Encore: More Greatest Hits
  • Release date: June 24, 1991
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Ventura Highway & Other Favorites
  • Release date: March 21, 1992
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Premium Gold Collection
  • Release date: April 1, 1996
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD, cassette
The Legendary America
  • Release date: 1998
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Highway
  • Release date: July 2000
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
The Definitive America
  • Release date: July 17, 2001
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
19 2 87
The Complete Greatest Hits
  • Release date: August 2001
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
152
A Horse With No Name & Other Hits
  • Release date: September 14, 2004
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
The Definitive Pop Collection
  • Release date: September 12, 2006
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD
Only the Best of America
  • Release date: September 30, 2008
  • Label: Collectables
  • Formats: CD
Collectables Classics
  • Release date: March 29, 2010
  • Label: Collectables
  • Formats: CD
Original Album Series
  • Release date: August 27, 2013
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD
Playlist: The Very Best of America
  • Release date: June 15, 2015
  • Label: SBME SPECIAL MKTS
  • Formats: CD
The Warner Bros. Years 1971-1977
  • Release date: July 17, 2015
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
Live
  • Release date: October 1977
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: LP, 8-track
129 74
Live In Central Park
  • Release date: 1981
  • Label: Pioneer
  • Formats: Laser Disc, VHS, DVD, CD
In Concert
  • Release date: July 1985
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette, CD
Horse with No Name
  • Release date: 1995
  • Label: MasterTone Records
  • Formats: CD
In Concert (King Biscuit)
  • Release date: July 1995
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: CD
The Grand Cayman Concert
Live in Concert: Wildwood Springs
  • Release date: December 28, 2008
  • Label: America
  • Formats: CD, music download
Sigma Sound Studio 1972
  • Release date: September 11, 2015
  • Label: All Access
  • Formats: CD, music download
Universal Amphitheatre L.A. 1978
  • Release date: March 11, 2016
  • Label: Zip City
  • Formats: CD, music download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Holiday albums[edit]

Title Album details
Holiday Harmony
  • Release date: October 2002
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD

Bootleg albums[edit]

Title Album details
On The Road America / Eagles Live
  • Release date: September 3, 1974
  • Label: Phonygraph
  • Formats: LP
  • Recording of America and The Eagles’ performances on the “In Concert” TV show. America is on side 1 and The Eagles are on side 2.
Heard
  • Release date: 1997
  • Label: Home Rolled
  • Formats: CD
  • Contains some studio and concert recordings.
Happenstance
  • Release date: 1998
  • Label: Marshall
  • Formats: CD
  • Contains concert recordings from the early 1970s.
Honor Bound
  • Release date: 1998
  • Label: Marshall
  • Formats: CD
  • Contains the Live In Central Park performance from 1979.
Ride That Highway In The Sky Volume 1
  • Release date: 2014
  • Label: Marshall
  • Formats: CD
  • Concert recordings from the early and mid-1970s.
Ride That Highway In The Sky Volume 2
  • Release date: 2014
  • Label: Marshall
  • Formats: CD
  • Concert recordings from the late 1970s.

Singles[edit]

1970s singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
B-Side
From same album as A-side except where indicated
Album
US
[17]
US AC
[17]
CAN
[17]
CAN AC
[17]
AUS
[2]
NL
[18]
NZ
[4]
UK
[6]
1972 "A Horse with No Name" 1 3 1 2 12 3 "Everyone I Meet Is From California" (US) (From Encore: More Greatest Hits)
"Sandman" (UK, AUS)
America
"I Need You" 9 7 81 "Riverside"
"Ventura Highway" 8 3 5 28 12 43 "Saturn Nights" Homecoming
1973 "Don't Cross the River" 35 23 94 "To Each His Own"
"Only in Your Heart" 62 "Moon Song"
"Muskrat Love" 67 11 "Cornwall Blank" (from Homecoming) Hat Trick
"Rainbow Song" 102* "Willow Tree Lullaby"
1974 "Green Monkey" "She's Gonna Let You Down"
"Tin Man" 4 1 7 5 46 "In the Country" Holiday
"Lonely People" 5 1 16 43 "Mad Dog"
1975 "Simple Life" "Lonely People" (from Holiday) Non-album track
"Sister Golden Hair" 1 5 11 28 26 "Midnight" Hearts
"Daisy Jane" 20 4 16 2 "Tomorrow"
"Woman Tonight" 44 41 "Bell Tree"
1976 "Today's the Day" 23 1 55 "Hideaway Part II" Hideaway
"Amber Cascades" 75 17 "Who Loves You"
"She's a Liar" "She's Beside You"
"Jet Boy Blue" "Watership Down"
1977 "God of the Sun" "Down to the Water" Harbor
"Don't Cry Baby" "Monster"
"Slow Down" "Sarah"
1979 "California Dreamin'" 56 "See It My Way" by FDR California Dreaming (soundtrack)
"Only Game in Town" 107 "High in the City" Silent Letter
"All My Life" 48 "One Morning"
"All Around" 93** 45 "1960"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart. US charts are Billboard unless otherwise noted. * Cash Box Singles Chart. ** Record World Singles Chart.

1980s singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions B-Side
From same album as A-side except where indicated
Album
US
[17]
US AC
[17]
AUS
[2]
GER
[19]
NL
[18]
NZ
[4]
UK
[6]
1980 "You Could Have Been the One" 114* "Catch That Train" Alibi
"One in a Million" "Hangover"
1982 "You Can Do Magic" 8 5 30 12 59 "Even the Score" View from the Ground
"Right Before Your Eyes" 45 16 "Inspector Mills"
"Jody" "Inspector Mills"
1983 "The Border" 33 4 22 "Sometimes Lovers" (from View From The Ground) Your Move
"Cast the Spirit" "My Dear"
1984 "The Last Unicorn" 38 "Man's Road" The Last Unicorn (soundtrack)
"Special Girl" 106 15 "Unconditional Love" Perspective
"Can't Fall Asleep to a Lullaby"
(featuring Steve Perry)
26 "Fallin' Off the World"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart. US charts are Billboard unless otherwise noted. * Record World Singles Chart.

1990s singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions B-Side Album
US AC
[17]
GER
[19]
1990 "The Last Two to Dance" "The Last Two to Dance" (instrumental) Non-album track
1994 "Young Moon" 59 "Call of the Wild" Hourglass
"Hope" "Whole Wide World"
1998 "From a Moving Train" (single edit) 25 * "From a Moving Train" (album version) Human Nature
"Wednesday Morning" "Town And Country"
"Moment to Moment"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart. US chart information Billboard unless otherwise noted. * Radio and Records Adult Contemporary Chart.

2000s singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US AC
[17]
US DIG
[20]
2002 "Winter Wonderland" 26 * Holiday Harmony
2007 "Chasing the Rainbow" Here & Now
"Ride On"
2011 "A Horse With No Name" 49 The Complete Greatest Hits
2015 "Driving" Lost & Found
"—" denotes releases that did not chart. US chart information Billboard unless otherwise noted. * Radio and Records Adult Contemporary Chart.

References[edit]

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