Brotherhood of Man discography

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Brotherhood of Man discography
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Brotherhood of Man
Studio albums 16
Compilation albums 2
Singles 31
B-sides 12

This is a discography of the singles and albums of British pop group Brotherhood of Man.

All singles and albums from 1974 are from a completely different line-up to the earlier releases.[1] The earlier releases (on the Deram label) were credited to The Brotherhood of Man.

The group's first appearance on the chart was on 14 February 1970 in the UK with the single "United We Stand".[2] This went on to become a hit in many other countries, including the US.[3]

The first chart appearance of the later line-up is with the 1974 single "Lady" in Belgium and Holland.[4] The first appearance by this line-up in the UK is with the single "Save Your Kisses For Me" on 13 March 1976.[2] The song's entry at No.14 was the second highest chart entry of that year (following Queen's "Somebody to Love" at No.4).

The first appearance on the UK album charts is with Love and Kisses on 24 April 1976.[2]

Their final chart appearance anywhere in the world was in the UK with the single "Lightning Flash" on 10 July 1982.[2]

Altogether they spent 98 weeks in the UK singles chart (including eight weeks at No.1) and 40 weeks in the album chart.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[5]
NZ
[6]
NOR
[7]
SWE
[8]
United We Stand
We're the Brotherhood of Man
  • Released: 21 April 1972
  • Label: Deram
  • Formats: Vinyl, 8-track, CS
Good Things Happening
  • Released: September 1974
  • Label: Dawn
  • Formats: Vinyl, 8-track, CS, CD
Love and Kisses from Brotherhood of Man
  • Released: 2 April 1976
  • Label: Pye
  • Formats: Vinyl, 8-track, CS, CD
20 6 24
Oh Boy! / Midnight Express
  • Released: March 1977
  • Label: Pye
  • Formats: Vinyl, 8-track, CS, CD
Images
  • Released: October 1977
  • Label: Pye
  • Formats: Vinyl, 8-track, CS, CD
B for Brotherhood
  • Released: 7 June 1978
  • Label: Pye
  • Formats: Vinyl, 8-track, CS
18
  • UK: Silver[9]
Higher Than High
  • Released: May 1979
  • Label: Pye
  • Formats: Vinyl, 8-track, CS
Singing a Song
  • Released: December 1979
  • Label: Pye
  • Formats: Vinyl, 8-track, CS
Good Fortune
  • Released: 1980
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: Vinyl, CS
Sing 20 Number One Hits
  • Released: 1 November 1980
  • Label: Warwick
  • Formats: Vinyl, CS, CD
14 29
20 Disco Greats / 20 Love Songs
  • Released: October 1981
  • Label: Warwick
  • Formats: Vinyl, CS
Lightning Flash
  • Released: June 1983
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: Vinyl, CS
The Butterfly Children
  • Released: September 1992
  • Label: Independent release
  • Formats: CS
Greenhouse
  • Released: October 1997
  • Label: Independent release
  • Formats: CS
The Seventies Story
  • Released: November 2002
  • Label: Independent release
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak
chart
positions
UK
[5]
The World of the Brotherhood of Man
  • Released: June 1973
  • Label: Decca
  • Formats: Vinyl, 8-track, CS
Twenty Greatest
  • Released: September 1978
  • Label: Pye/K-tel
  • Formats: Vinyl, 8-track, CS
6
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[5]
BEL
[10]
CAN
[11]
FRA
[12]
GER
[13]
IRE
[14]
NED
[15]
NZ
[6]
NOR
[7]
US
[16]
1969 "Love One Another" United We Stand
1970 "United We Stand" 10 9 16 13
"Where are You Going to My Love" 22 40 61
"This Boy" Non-album single
1971 "Reach Out Your Hand" 83 77 We're the Brotherhood of Man
"You and I"
"California Sunday Morning" The World of the Brotherhood of Man
1972 "Follow Me"/"Say a Prayer"
1973 "Happy Ever After" Non-album singles
"Our World of Love"
1974 "When Love Catches Up on You" Good Things Happening
"Lady" 18 14
"Lady Lady Lay"
1975 "Spring of 1912"
"Kiss Me Kiss Your Baby" 1 5 26 2 26 Love and Kisses from Brotherhood of Man
1976 "Save Your Kisses for Me" 1 1 61 1 2 1 1 9 1 27
"My Sweet Rosalie" 30 3 20 31 5 Oh Boy! / Midnight Express
1977 "Oh Boy" 8 8 6 5
"Angelo" 1 3 70 14 1 5 27 Images
"Highwayman" 22 15
1978 "Figaro" 1 19 1 30 12 B for Brotherhood
"Beautiful Lover" 15 30 7 50
"Middle of the Night" 41 Higher Than High
1979 "Goodbye Goodbye"
"Papa Louis"
"Taxi"
1980 "Honey Don't Throw Our Love Away" Good Fortune
"Will You Love Me Tomorrow"
1982 "Lightning Flash" 67 Lightning Flash
"Cry Baby Cry"
1983 "When the Kissing Stops"
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Notes[edit]

  • The final three albums as listed above were not officially released, but independently produced by the group themselves, therefore ineligible for chart entry.
  • A single, "Rock Me Baby" was intended for release in late 1972 by the new Brotherhood of Man line-up, but was cancelled, due to its release as a single by David Cassidy.[18][19]
  • In addition to the singles, track "Tell Me Tell Me Tell Me" charted at No.42 in France,[20] and No.27 in Belgium.[21]
  • Other singles not released in the UK are: "Be My Loving Baby (Belgium, 1975), "Sweet Lady from Georgia" (US, 1976), "I Give You My Love" (Europe-various, 1976), "Singing a Song" (Spain, 1980), "Sugar Mouse" (Holland, 1980), "One Day at a Time" (South Africa, 1981), "Tus Besos Son Para Mi"/"Tu Eres Bonita" (Spain, 1991).[22][23]
  • The first album, United We Stand was re-released on CD in 2008.[24] The first four albums of the later line up (Good Things Happening to Images) were released on CD in May 2009.
  • A DVD of the group, Greatest Hits was released by BR Music in June 2004. This featured TV appearances of the group performing many of their hit singles as well as Eurovision footage.[25]

B-sides[edit]

The following is a list of songs featured on B-sides, which were not included on any album

Year Song Notes From single
1973 "We Can Make It" "Happy Ever After"
"Maybe the Morning" Alternate recording to the album version "Our World of Love"
1974 "Love's Bound to Get Ya" "When Love Catches Up on You"
"How Can You Love" "Lady"
1975 "Put Out the Fire" "Spring of 1912"
1976 "Let's Love Together" Only song to be co-written by member Sandra Stevens "Save Your Kisses for Me"
"Sugar Honey Love" "My Sweet Rosalie"
1977 "Closer Closer" "Oh Boy (The Mood I'm In)"
1979 "Better to Have Loved" "Goodbye Goodbye"
"For You" "Papa Louis"
"Hi Ho (Together We Go)" Two versions of this song were released "Taxi"
1980 "Catch Me Catch Me if You Can" "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Emusic. "Brotherhood of Man Biography - early line-up". Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Brotherhood of Man - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Billboard. "US Singles charts- "United We Stand" (1970)". Retrieved 2008-08-20. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40, week 33, 1974 (Dutch)". Retrieved 26 April 2009. 
  5. ^ a b c "UK chart peaks". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "New Zealand chart peaks". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Norwegian chart peaks". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Swedish chart peaks". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f "BPI Certification". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Belgian (Flanders) singles". ultratop.be. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  11. ^ Canadian singles:
  12. ^ "French chart peaks". infodisc.fr. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  13. ^ German singles:
    • "TITLE" (in German). Gfk. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  14. ^ "Irish singles". irishcharts.ie. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  15. ^ "Dutch chart peaks". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  16. ^ "US Hot 100 singles". Billboard. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "French Certification" (in French). SNEP. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  18. ^ Hiroshi Asada. "Early discography of The Brotherhood of Man". Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  19. ^ Brotherhood of Man Dutch website. "Biography - Release of "Rock Me Baby" pulled". Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  20. ^ Infodisc. "French Chart details". Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  21. ^ Tsort. "Belgium chart details". Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  22. ^ Brotherhood of Man Dutch website. "Brotherhood of Man World Discography". Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  23. ^ Explow. "Brotherhood of Man Images". Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  24. ^ Cherry Red. "United We Stand CD review". Archived from the original on 2008-05-14. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  25. ^ Allmusic. "Brotherhood of Man Greatest Hits DVD". Retrieved 2009-10-23. 

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