Bobby Darin discography

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Bobby Darin discography
Studio albums 27
Live albums 4
Compilation albums multiple
Singles 70

This is the discography of American singer Bobby Darin. It lists Darin's original singles, LPs, and compilations from his career. Darin recorded his first single, "Rock Island Line"/"Timber", on the Decca label in 1956. The majority of the singer's recordings were released on Atco/Atlantic Records and later on Capitol Records. Darin had many hit singles during his lifetime and three went to No. 1 on various charts – "Splish Splash", "Dream Lover" and "Mack the Knife".

Albums[edit]

Note: There were separate Cashbox charts for mono and stereo albums until 1965

Release date Title Record label & Notes Chart Positions
US Billboard Charts Cashbox (Mono) Cashbox (Stereo) UK
1958 Bobby Darin Atco 33-102—1958
Issued only in mono
1959 That's All Atco 33-104 (Mono)
SD 33-104 (Stereo)
7 9 16 15
1960 This is Darin Atco 33-115 (Mono)
SD 33-115 (Stereo)
6 5 7 4
Darin at the Copa Atco 33-122 (Mono)
SD 33-122 (Stereo)
9 6 12
For Teenagers Only Atco 1001–1960 (Mono)
Issued only in mono
38
The 25th Day of December Atco 33-125
SD 33-125–1960
1961 Two Of A Kind
(Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer)
Atco 33-126
SD 33-126–1961
38
The Bobby Darin Story Atco 33-131
SD 33-131–1961
Originally issued with white album cover, reissued in 1962 with black album cover. These issues were pressed with Bobby Darin's autograph in the run-out groove plate on Side 2; later reissues do not include the autograph
18 11
Love Swings Atco 33-134
SD 33-134–1961
92 49
Twist with Bobby Darin Atco 33-138
SD 33-138–1961
Original copies of the above Atco albums were originally pressed with yellow "harp" labels. In 1962, these were re-released with gold/dark blue labels (mono copies) and purple/brown labels (stereo copies), which were also used for the forecoming Atco releases
48 45
1962 Bobby Darin Sings Ray Charles Atco 33-140
SD 33-140—1962
96 41
Things and Other Things Atco 33-146
SD 33-146—1962
45 43
Oh! Look at Me Now Capitol T (Mono)
ST(Stereo) 1791—1962
100
1963 You're the Reason I'm Living Capitol T 1866
ST 1866—1963
43 19
It's You or No One Atco 33-124
SD 33-124–1960
18 Yellow Roses Capitol T 1942
ST 1942—1963
98 69
Earthy! Capitol T/ST-1826—1963
Golden Folk Hits Capitol T/ST 2007—1963
1964 Winners Atco 33-167/SD 33-167—1964
As Long As I'm Singing Capitol T/ST 2084—1964
Unreleased, but rare stereo acetates are known to exist
From Hello Dolly to Goodbye Charlie Capitol T/ST -2194—1964 107
1965 Venice Blue Capitol T/ST 2322—1965 132
1966 The Best of Bobby Darin Capitol T/ST 2571—1966
Bobby Darin Sings The Shadow of Your Smile Atlantic 8121(Mono)/SD 8121-1966 (Stereo)
In a Broadway Bag (Mame) Atlantic 8126/SD 8126—1966
If I Were a Carpenter Atlantic 8135/SD 8135—1966 142 97
1967 Inside Out Atlantic 8142/SD 8142—1967
Bobby Darin Sings Doctor Dolittle Atlantic 8154/SD 8154–1967
1968 Bobby Darin Born Walden Robert Cassotto Direction 1936–1968
1969 Commitment Direction 1937—1969
1972 Finally Motown 739—1972
Commercially unreleased, but rare test pressings from RCA exist
Bobby Darin Motown 753—1972
1974 Darin: 1936-1973 Motown 813—1974 136
1987 Live at the Desert Inn Motown

Singles[edit]

Release date A-side B-side
From same album as A-side except where indicated
Record label Chart Positions Album
US Charts Cashbox UK R&B
1956 "Rock Island Line" "Timber" Decca 29883 Non-LP tracks
"Silly Willie" "Blue Eyed Mermaid" Decca 29922
"Hear Them Bells" "The Greatest Builder" Decca 30031
1957 "Dealer In Dreams" "Help Me" Decca 30225
"Just In Case You Change Your Mind" "So Mean" Atco 6109 Bobby Darin
"Don't Call My Name" "Pretty Betty" Atco 6103
1958 "Silly Willy" "Dealer In Dreams" Decca 30737 Non-LP tracks
"I Found a Million Dollar Baby" "Talk To Me" Atco 6092 Bobby Darin
"Splish Splash"[1][2] "Judy, Don't Be Moody" US Atco 6117
UK London 8666
3 2 18 1
"Early in the Morning"[2] "Now We're One"
(from Things and Other Things)
Brunswick 55073
(For release history, see article)
The Bobby Darin Story
"Early in the Morning"[3] "Now We're One"
(from Things and Other Things)
Atco 6121 24 25 8
"Queen of the Hop"[2] "Lost Love"
(from Things and Other Things)
US Atco 6127
UK London 8737
9 12 24 6
"Mighty, Mighty Man" "You're Mine"
(from Things and Other Things)
Atco 6128 Twist With Bobby Darin
1959 "Plain Jane" "While I'm Gone" (Non-LP track) Atco 6133 38 30 The Bobby Darin Story
"Dream Lover"[2][4] "Bullmoose"
(from Twist With Bobby Darin)
US Atco 6140
UK London 8867
2 3 1 4
"Mack the Knife" [5] "Was There A Call For Me" US Atco 6147
UK London 8939
1 1 1 6 That's All
1960 "Beyond The Sea" "That's The Way Love Is" US Atco 6158
UK London 9034
6 7 8 15
"Clementine" "Tall Story" (Non-LP track) US Atco 6161
UK London 9086
21 13 8 This Is Darin
"Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey" "I'll Be There" (from "Things and Other Things") US Atco 6167
UK London 9142
19 16 34 The Bobby Darin Story
"Beachcomber" ("Bobby Darin at the Piano") "Autumn Blues" (Non-LP track, "Bobby Darin at the Piano") Atco 6173 100 50 Things and Other Things
"Artificial Flowers" Atco 6179 20 19 The Bobby Darin Story
"Somebody To Love" 45 58 For Teenagers Only
"Christmas Auld Lang Syne" "Child Of God" (from "The 25th Day of December") Atco 6183 51/95 50/95 Non-LP tracks
"She's Tanfastic!" "Moments Of Love" Atco (No #, special premium record) Non-LP tracks
"Lazy River" "Oo-Ee Train"
(from Things and Other Things)
US Atco 6188
UK London 9303
14 18 2 The Bobby Darin Story
1961 "Nature Boy" "Look For My True Love" US Atco 6196
UK London 9375
40 31/131 24 Things and Other Things
"Theme From 'Come September'"
("Bobby Darin & His Orchestra")
"Walk Back To Me" (Non-LP track, "Bobby Darin & His Orchestra") US Atco 6200
UK London 9407
113 55 50
"You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby" "Sorrow Tomorrow"
(from Things and Other Things)
US Atco 6206
UK London 9429
5 7/149 10 Twist With Bobby Darin
"Irresistible You" US Atco 6214
UK London 9474
15 16
"Multiplication" 30 26 5
1962 "What'd I Say" (Part 1) "What'd I Say" (Part 2) Atco 6221 24 26 Bobby Darin Sings Ray Charles
"Things" "Jailer, Bring Me Water" US Atco 6229
UK London 9575
3 10 2 Things and Other Things
"If A Man Answers" "A True, True Love" US Capitol 4837
UK Capitol 15272
32/105 28/133 24 Non-LP tracks
"Baby Face" "You Know How"
(from For Teenagers Only)
US Atco 6236
UK London 9624
42 38/135 40
"I Found a New Baby" "Keep-A-Walkin'"
(from Twist With Bobby Darin)
Atco 6244 90 133/tag Winners
1963 "You're the Reason I'm Living" "Now You're Gone" Capitol 4897 3 5 You're The Reason I'm Living
"18 Yellow Roses" "Not For Me" US Capitol 4970
UK Capitol 15306
10 12 37 28 18 Yellow Roses
"Treat My Baby Good" "Down So Long" (Non-LP track) Capitol 5019 43 38 The Best Of Bobby Darin
"Be Mad, Little Girl" "Since You've Been Gone" Capitol 5079 64 74 Non-LP tracks
1964 "As Long As I'm Singing" "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" Capitol 5126 --/93 --/83
"Milord" "Golden Earrings" Atco 6297 45 39 Winners
"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" "Similau" Atco 6316 -- -- Non-LP tracks
"The Things In This House" "Wait By The Water" Capitol 5257 86 89
"Minnie The Moocher" "Hard Hearted Hannah"
(from Winners)
Atco 6334 -- --
1965 "Hello, Dolly!" "Goodbye, Charlie" Capitol 5359 79 114 Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie
"Venice Blue (Que C'est Triste Venise)" "A World Without You" Capitol 5399 133 94 Venice Blue
"When I Get Home" "Lonely Road" Capitol 5443 -- -- Non-LP tracks
"Gyp The Cat" "That Funny Feeling" Capitol 5481 -- -- The Best Of Bobby Darin
1966 "We Didn't Ask To Be Brought Here" "Funny What Love Can Do" Atlantic 2305 117 -- Non-LP tracks
"The Breaking Point" "Silver Dollar" Atlantic 2317 -- --
"Mame" "Walking In The Shadow Of Love"
(Non-LP track)
Atlantic 2329 53 63 In A Broadway Bag
"Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?" "Merci, Cherie" Atlantic 2341 -- -- Non-LP tracks
"If I Were a Carpenter" "Rainin'"
(from The Shadow Of Your Smile)
US Atlantic 2350
UK Atlantic 584051
8 9 9 If I Were A Carpenter
"Reason to Believe" Atlantic 2367
"The Girl Who Stood Beside Me" 66 65
"Lovin' You" "Amy" Atlantic 2376 32 43
1967 "The Lady Came From Baltimore" "I Am" Atlantic 2395 62 73 Inside Out
"Darling, Be Home Soon" "Hello, Sunshine" Atlantic 2420 93 140
"Talk to the Animals" "After Today" Atlantic 2433 -- -- Bobby Darin Sings Doctor Dolittle
"Talk To The Animals" "She Knows" (Non-LP track) Atlantic 2433 105 -/120
1968 "Long Line Rider" "Change" Direction 350 79 66 Bobby Darin Born Walden Robert Cassotto
1969 "Me & Mr. Hohner" "Song for A Dollar" Direction 351 123 119 Commitment
"Distractions" (Part 1) "Jive" Direction 352 111 -/122
1970 "Sugar Man" "Jive" Direction 4000 -- --
"Baby May" "Sweet Reason" Direction 4001 -- -- Non-LP tracks
"Maybe We Can Get It Together"
Above five singles shown as "Bob Darin"
"Rx Pyro (Prescription: Fire)" Direction 4002 -- --
1971 "Melodie" "Someday We'll Be Together" Motown 1183 -- -- Non-LP tracks
1972 "Simple Song Of Freedom" "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" Motown 1193 -- -- Live At The Desert Inn
"Sail Away" "Hard Headed Woman" Motown 1203 -- -- Bobby Darin
1973 "Average People" "Something In Her Love" Motown 1217 -- --
"Happy" "Something In Her Love"
(from Bobby Darin)
Motown 1217 67 59 Darin: 1936-1973
1979 "Dream Lover" "Mack The Knife" UK Lightning 9017 -- -- 64
1987 "Mack The Knife" "La Mer (Beyond The Sea)"
(Non-LP track)
Atlantic 89166 -- -- "The Big Town" Soundtrack
"18 Yellow Roses"
In an interview with People Magazine, Bobby Darin's ex-wife, Sandra Dee, confided: "Before we were married, Bobby sent me 18 yellow roses every day. He even wrote a song called 18 Yellow Roses. As soon as we were married, the roses stopped. There was no lover anymore, just a husband. We honeymooned in Palm Springs in a home Bobby bought so he could be near his buddy Jackie Cooper. After three days I had to go to work. I'd fly back on weekends, wanting to see my husband, and he'd be playing poker with the guys. The third time that happened, I threw my ring at him. Then he begged forgiveness, and all was fine until the next time."[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Splish Splash by Bobby Darin Songfacts". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  2. ^ a b c d Bobby Darin interviewed on the Pop Chronicles (1969)
  3. ^ "Top 40 Hits - 1930-1998". Ntl.matrix.com.br. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  4. ^ ""Dream Lover" by Bobby Darin Songfacts". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  5. ^ ""Mack The Knife" by Bobby Darin Songfacts". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  6. ^ Sandra Dee (March 18, 1991). "Learning to Live Again: A Former Teen Queen Shakes Free of Her Humiliating Past to End Years of Self-Hate and Loneliness". People Magazine. 35 (10). Retrieved 16 August 2012.