Billy Ocean discography

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Billy Ocean discography
Studio albums 11
Compilation albums 12
Singles 41

This discography documents albums and singles released by Trinidadian British R&B/soul/pop singer Billy Ocean.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
FIN
[4]
GER
[5]
NLD
[6]
NZ
[7]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
US
[10]
Billy Ocean
  • Released: 1976
  • Label: GTO
City Limit
  • Released: 1980
  • Label: GTO
Nights (Feel Like Getting Down)
  • Released: 1981
  • Label: GTO / Epic
152
Inner Feelings
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Epic
Suddenly
  • Released: 12 September 1984
  • Label: Jive
9 13 14 10 43 23 35 9
Love Zone
  • Released: 22 January 1986
  • Label: Jive
2 8 3 10 33 7 8 7 16 6
Tear Down These Walls
  • Released: January 1988
  • Label: Jive
3 13 8 24 17 18 7 14 10 18
Time to Move On
  • Released: 8 June 1993
  • Label: Jive
81
Because I Love You
  • Released: 2 February 2009
  • Label: Aqua Music
Here You Are
  • Released: 26 April 2013
  • Label: Aqua Music
"—" denotes the album failed to chart or was not released in that country

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
NLD
[6]
NZ
[7]
US
[10]
The Early Years /
Emotions In Motion /
Love Really Hurts Without You
  • Released: 1985
  • Label:
Greatest Hits
  • Released: 4 October 1989
  • Label: Jive
4 14 59 60 7 77
The Collection — 1976-1991
15 Years...The Story Continues
  • Released: February 1991
  • Label: Arcade
30
The Best of Billy Ocean
  • Released: 21 November 1991 (Japan-only)
  • Label: Jive / Alfa Records
L.I.F.E. — Love Is For Ever
  • Released: 4 August 1997
  • Label: Jive
7 70 39
The Billy Ocean Collection
  • Released: 25 November 2002
  • Label: Epic
Let's Get Back Together: The Love Songs of Billy Ocean
  • Released: 3 February 2003
  • Label: Jive / BMG
69
Ultimate Collection
  • Released: 5 June 2004
  • Label: Jive
28
The Best of Billy Ocean
  • Released: 26 November 2005
  • Label: Sony BMG
The Best of Billy Ocean
  • Released: 6 June 2006
  • Label: Jive
Collections
  • Released: 28 May 2007
  • Label: Sony BMG
Super Hits
  • Released: 4 November 2008
  • Label: Sony BMG
The Very Best of Billy Ocean 17
The Real... Billy Ocean (The Ultimate Collection)
  • Released: 2014
  • Label: Sony Music / Legacy
59
Here You Are: The Best of Billy Ocean
  • Released: 29 April 2016
  • Label: Sony Music
4
"—" denotes the album failed to chart or was not released in that country

Singles[edit]

1970s[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
FIN
[4]
GER
[15]
NLD
[6]
NZ
[7]
SWE
[8]
US
R&B

[16]
US
[17]
"Nashville Rain" (as Les Charles) 1971 single only
"Reach Out a Hand" (as Les Charles) 1972
"On the Run" (with Scorched Earth) 1974
"Love Really Hurts Without You" 1976 2 3 21 16 11 13 9 22 Billy Ocean
"L.O.D. (Love on Delivery)" 19 95 30 12 17 55 106
"Stop Me (If You've Heard
It All Before)"
12
"Red Light Spells Danger" 1977 2 15 11 10 single only
"Let's Put Our Emotions in Motion" 1979 24 City Limit
"American Hearts" 54
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released

1980s[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
FIN
[4]
GER
[15]
NLD
[6]
NZ
[7]
SWE
[8]
US
R&B

[16]
US
[17]
"Are You Ready" 1980 42 37 13 City Limit
"Stay the Night" 69
"Nights (Feel Like Getting Down)" 1981 7 103 Nights (Feel Like Getting Down)
"Another Day Won't Matter" 66
"Calypso Funkin' " 1982 72 Inner Feelings
"African Queen
(No More Love on the Run)
"
1984 82 2 21 Suddenly
"Caribbean Queen
(No More Love on the Run)
"
6 2 1 13 1 1 1
"Loverboy" 1985 15 7 6 1 12 7 7 7 20 2
"Suddenly" 4 15 7 50 20 38 5 4
"Mystery Lady" 49 79 38 10 24
"The Long and Winding Road"
"When the Going Gets Tough,
the Tough Get Going
"
1986 1 1 1 2 2 1 3 2 6 2 Love Zone
"There'll Be Sad Songs
(To Make You Cry)
"
12 10 1 18 36 13 3 1 1
"On the Run (Hold on Brother)" Emotions in Motion
"Love Zone" 49 91 18 73 31 1 10 Love Zone
"Bittersweet" 44
"Love Is Forever" 34 35 10 16
"Love Really Hurts Without You"
(1986 Dance Mix)
81 98 single only
"Get Outta My Dreams,
Get into My Car
"
1988 3 1 1 4 3 2 2 4 1 1 Tear Down These Walls
"Calypso Crazy" 35 38 36
"The Colour of Love" 65 12 10 17
"Tear Down These Walls" 27
"Stand and Deliver" 97
"License to Chill" 1989 81 75 69 43 33 33 32 Greatest Hits
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released

1990s[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
FIN
[4]
GER
[15]
NLD
[6]
NZ
[7]
SWE
[8]
US
R&B

[16]
US
[17]
"I Sleep Much Better
(In Someone Else's Bed)"
1990 60 Greatest Hits
"Pick Up the Pieces (Put It Back)" 1993 Time to Move On
"Pressure" 55 44
"Everything's So Different
Without You"
91
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released

2000s[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
FIN
[4]
GER
[15]
NLD
[6]
NZ
[7]
SWE
[8]
US
R&B

[16]
US
[17]
"Baby Can I Hold You?" 2003 Let's Get Back Together:
The Love Songs of Billy Ocean
"Chained" 2008 single only
"Because I Love You" 2009 Because I Love You
"Can't Take It"
"Question Is" 2010
"Having a Party" 2013 Here You Are
"Love Train" 2014
"A Simple Game" 2016 Here You Are: The Best of Billy Ocean
"Judge Not"
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "UK Charts > Billy Ocean". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Australian chart peaks:
  3. ^ a b c d e f "CAN Charts > Billy Ocean". RPM. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. p. 227. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  5. ^ "Charts.de - Albums - Billy Ocean" (in German). charts.de Media Control. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Dutch Charts > Billy Ocean" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f "NZ Charts > Billy Ocean". charts.org.nz Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Swedish Charts > Billy Ocean". swedishcharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  9. ^ "Swiss Charts > Billy Ocean" (in German). swisscharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  10. ^ a b Billy Ocean on Billboard 200 chart:
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "BPI Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g "CAN Certifications > Billy Ocean". Music Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-18. 
  13. ^ a b c d "US Certifications > Billy Ocean". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  14. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2016 Albums". ARIA. Archived from the original on 7 June 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  15. ^ a b c d "Charts.de - Billy Ocean - Singles" (in German). charts.de Media Control. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  16. ^ a b c d BillBoard Top R&B/Hip Hop Singles 1942-2004, Joel Whitburn, Billboard Publishing
  17. ^ a b c d "Billboard > Billboard Hot 100 > Billy Ocean". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-01-21.