Billy Idol discography

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Billy Idol discography
Idolandstevens.jpg
Billy Idol and Steve Stevens, 2003
Studio albums7
Live albums1
Compilation albums6
Video albums7
Music videos29
EPs2
Singles37

The discography of Billy Idol, his solo recordings post-Generation X, consists of eight studio albums, one live album, five compilation albums, two extended plays, and 37 singles.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
AUT
[3]
FIN
[4]
GER
[5]
NZ
[6]
NOR
[7]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
US
[10]
1982 Billy Idol 66 5 49 45
1983 Rebel Yell
  • Released: 10 November 1983
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • Format: LP, CD, CC, 8-track
36 16 2 2 16 6
1986 Whiplash Smile
  • Released: 20 September 1986
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • Format: LP, CD, CC, 8-track
8 6 18 3 9 5 12 4 4 6
1990 Charmed Life
  • Released: May 1990
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • Format: LP, CD, CC
15 11 11 1 5 3 5 6 4 11
1993 Cyberpunk
  • Released: 29 June 1993
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • Format: LP, CD, CC
20 12 5 6 13 19 11 15 48
2005 Devil's Playground
  • Released: 22 March 2005
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Format: CD
78 34 15 40 32 46
2014 Kings & Queens of the Underground
  • Released: 17 October 2014
  • Label: BFI
  • Format: LP, CD
35 81 17 8 10 34
"—" denotes the album failed to chart or was not released.

Christmas albums[edit]

Title Album details
Happy Holidays
  • Released: October 2006
  • Label: Bodog Music
  • Format: CD

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions
GER
[5]
SWI
[9]
2002 VH1 Storytellers
  • Released: February, 2002
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CD
14 76
2016 BFI Live!
  • Released: 25 November 2016
  • Label: BFI
  • Format: LP
    Record Store Day exclusive
    – Available only as a limited edition, numbered 3-LP vinyl set (2,000 copies) + digital download
"—" denotes the album failed to chart or was not released.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1][16]
AUS
[2]
AUT
[3]
FIN
[4]
GER
[5]
NZ
[6]
NOR
[7]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
US
[10][17]
1985 Vital Idol
  • (1985 International Version)
  • Released: June 1985 (UK)
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • Format: LP, CD, CC, 8 Track
7 38 17 8 8 19 24
1987 Vital Idol
  • (1987 New US Edition)
  • Released: 1987 (US)
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • Format: LP, CD, CC
41 12 14 10
1988 Idol Songs: 11 of the Best
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • Format: LP, CD, CC
2 11 11 1 14 4 4 6
2001 Greatest Hits
  • Released: March 2001
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CD, CC
171 43 2 12 3 4 12 30 74
2008 The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself
  • Released: June 2008
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Format: CD + DVD
37 38 39 72 77
2013 Icon
  • Released: April 2013
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CD, LP, Digital Download
2018 Vital Idol: Revitalized
  • Released: September 2018
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: LP, CD
"—" denotes the album failed to chart or was not released.

Extended plays[edit]

Year Details Peak chart positions
US
[10]
1981 Don't Stop
  • Released: October 1981
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • Format: 12", CD
71
2021 The Roadside
  • Released: 17 September 2021
  • Label: Dark Horse
  • Format: CD and Vinyl
176
[18]
  • + Greatest Hits and Devil's Playground failed to chart in The Official UK Top 75 Albums Chart (published by Music Week), but did chart on the complete Top 200 UK Chart published by Charts+Plus (published mainly for music business statistics).[19]

Singles[edit]

Starting with the 1983 re-release of "White Wedding", Chrysalis issued Idol's singles with an IDOL vanity catalogue numbering system, which lasted for roughly seven years and sixteen singles (including various re-issues) until the release of "Prodigal Blues" in 1990.

Year Song UK
[1]
US
[20][17]
[21]
US
Main.
Rock

[22]
AUS
[2][23]
FIN
[4]
GER
[5]
IRE
[24]
ITA NL
[25]
NZL
[6]
SWI
[9]
SWE
[8]
Album
1981 "Dancing with Myself" Don't Stop
"Mony Mony" 107
1982 "Hot in the City" 58 23 31 18 5 Billy Idol
"White Wedding" 36 4 9 5
1983 "Dancing with Myself" (re-release) 102 42 9 Don't Stop
1984 "Rebel Yell" 62 46 9 7 3 Rebel Yell
"Eyes Without a Face" 18 4 5 12 10 13 14 13 4 21
"Flesh for Fantasy" 54 29 8 28 11 30 5 20
"Catch My Fall" 50 24 61 11 42
1985 "White Wedding" (UK re-release) 6 13 Vital Idol
"Rebel Yell" (UK re-release) 6 6 Rebel Yell
1986 "To Be a Lover" 22 6 2 3 3 28 15 16 2 7 8 Whiplash Smile
1987 "Don't Need a Gun" 26 37 10 22 8 36 24 27 29
"Sweet Sixteen" 17 20 26 9 16 2 9 30 11 3 12
"Soul Standing By" (Aus & NZ only) 93 20
"Mony Mony" (Live) 7 1 27 8 4 38 3 89 2 13 Vital Idol
"Hot in the City" (remix) 13 48 58 3 6 40 19 19
1988 "Catch My Fall" (UK re-release) 63
1990 "Cradle of Love" 34 2 1 10 8 38 22 8 16 11 Charmed Life
"L.A. Woman" 70 52 18 34 28 28 25
"Prodigal Blues" 47 35 109 31
1993 "Heroin" Cyberpunk
"Shock to the System" 30 105 7 28 17 5 37 25
"Adam in Chains"
1994 "Speed" 47 38 33 12 40 39 Speed Soundtrack
2001 "Don't You (Forget About Me)" Greatest Hits
2005 "Scream" 26 54 Devil's Playground
2008 "John Wayne" The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself
2014 "Can't Break Me Down" Kings & Queens of the Underground
2021 "Bitter Taste" The Roadside
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or was not released.

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Song Album
1993 "Wasteland" (UK Jukebox 7" and US promo CD) Cyberpunk
"Aftershock" (Spanish promo 12")
2005 "Cherie" (EU and US promo CD) Devil's Playground
"Sherri" (German promo CD)
"Rat Race" (US promo CD)
"Plastic Jesus" (German promo CD)
"Yellin' at the Xmas Tree" (EU and US promo CD)
2008 "New Future Weapon" (German promo CD) The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song(s) Album
1990 "Lovechild" Nobody's Child: Romanian Angel Appeal
1994 "Cradle of Love" (Live) Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume I by Various artists[26]
2000 "Buried Alive" Heavy Metal 2000 OST by Various artists
"Into the Night" Iommi by Tony Iommi
2006 "In the Summertime" (with Derek Sherinian & Slash) Blood of the Snake by Derek Sherinian
"Tomorrow Never Knows" Butchering the Beatles - A Headbashing Tribute by Various artists
"For What It's Worth" (Live)
"Rebel Yell" (Live)
The Bridge School Collection, Vol. 1 by Various artists
2011 "Kiss Me Deadly" (Live)
"Running With the Boss Sound" (Live)
The Bridge School Collection, Vol. 5 by Various artists
2020 "Night Crawling" Plastic Hearts by Miley Cyrus


Videography[edit]

Video albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certification
AUS
DVD
[27]
HUN
[28]
1987 Vital Idol
1991 The Charmed Life and Other Vital Videos
1993 Cyberpunk: Shock to the System
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Chrysalis Records
  • Format: VHS
2002 VH1 Storytellers 17 20
2008 The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself (DVD part)
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Format: DVD
2009 In Super Overdrive Live
2011 No Religion Live
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Hatch Farm Studios
  • Format: DVD
"—" denotes the album failed to chart or was not released.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1982 "Hot in the City"a Larry Jordan
"White Wedding" David Mallet
1983 "Dancing with Myself" Tobe Hooper
1984 "Rebel Yell" Jeff Stein
"Eyes Without a Face" David Mallet
"Flesh for Fantasy" Howard Deutch
1985 "Catch My Fall" David Mallet
1986 "To Be a Lover"
1987 "Don't Need a Gun" Julien Temple
"Sweet Sixteen"b Billy Idol
"Mony Mony" (Live) Larry Jordan
1990 "Cradle of Love"c David Fincher
"L.A. Woman"
"Prodigal Blues" -
1993 "Heroin"d Brett Leonard
"Shock to the System"e
"Adam in Chains" Julien Temple
1994 "Speed" -
2005 "Scream" -
"Plastic Jesus" -
"Yellin' at the Xmas Tree" -
2006 "In the Summertime" (with Derek Sherinian & Slash) -
"Jingle Bell Rock" -
"Happy Holiday" -
"White Christmas" -
"Winter Wonderland" -
2014 "Can't Break Me Down" Jason Trucco
2015 "Save Me Now" Tom Kirk
2021 "Bitter Taste" Steven Sebring

^a Versions of "Hot in the City":

  1. Original Version
  2. Uncensored Version
  3. Ur-Version

^b Versions of "Sweet Sixteen":

  1. Original Version
  2. Colored Version

^c Versions of "Cradle of Love":

  1. Original Version
  2. Extended Billy Idol Only Version

^d Versions of "Heroin":

  1. LP Version
  2. Radio Edit
  3. Uncut Version
  4. Blendo Version
  5. Overlords Version
  6. Overlords-R rated Version
  7. Garcia Mix
  8. Garcia Mix-R rated

^e Versions of "Shock to the System":

  1. Original Version
  2. Blendo Version

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Official Charts > Billy Idol". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Australian chart peaks:
  3. ^ a b "Discographie Billy Idol". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. p. 163. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5.
  5. ^ a b c d "Offizielle Deutsche Charts > Suchen Nach "Billy Idol"" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  6. ^ a b c "Discography Billy Idol". charts.nz. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Discography Billy Idol". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  8. ^ a b c "Discography Billy Idol". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  9. ^ a b c d "Billy Idol - Rebel Yell". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  10. ^ a b c "Billy Idol Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on 26 June 2007. Retrieved 2012-01-25. Note: User must define 'Artist' search parameter as "Billy Idol".
  12. ^ a b c d e "Certified Awards Search Archived 17 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine". Music Canada. Retrieved on 2012-01-25. Note: User needs to enter "Billy Idol" 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.
  13. ^ a b c d e f "Certified Awards Search Archived 17 January 2010 at WebCite". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved on 2012-01-25. Note: User needs to enter "Billy Idol" 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.
  14. ^ a b c "Musiikkituottajat - Tilastot - Kulta- ja platinalevyt". Ifpi.fi. Archived from the original on 22 September 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  15. ^ a b Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (pdf ed.). Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 135.
  16. ^ UK chart peaks between 101–200, from 1994 to 2010: "Chart Log UK 1994–2010 > I Am Arrows – Laura Izibor". zobbel.de. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  17. ^ a b US Billboard Bubbling Under singles chart peaks, Hot 100 peak for "Hot in the City" 1987 re-release, and Billboard 200 peak for "The Very Best of Billy Idol – Idolize Yourself": "Chart Runs for: Billy Idol (from ukmix.org Chart Analysis forum > Chart Histories thread)". Imgur.com. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  18. ^ @billboardcharts (27 September 2021). "Debuts on this week's #Billboard200 (2/2)..." (Tweet). Retrieved 28 September 2021 – via Twitter.
  19. ^ "Chart Log UK: I Am Kloot - I Wayne". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  20. ^ "Billy Idol Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  21. ^ Album booklet material from The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself by Billy Idol, Capitol Records, 2008.
  22. ^ "Billy Idol Chart History: Mainstream Rock". Billboard. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  23. ^ "Bubbling Down Under Week commencing 26 November 1990". Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  24. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know > Search results for 'Billy Idol' (from irishcharts.ie)". Fireball Media. Retrieved 12 May 2016 – via Imgur.com.
  25. ^ "Discografie Billy Idol". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 September 2021.
  26. ^ "Grammy's Greatest Moments, Volume 1: Various Artists". Amazon.com. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  27. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (PDF ed.). Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 135.}
  28. ^ "DVD Top 20 lista 2005. 39. hét2005. 09. 26. - 2005. 10. 02.No.: 48". Association of Hungarian Record Companies. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  29. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2005 DVDs" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 18 December 2021.

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