Carly Simon discography

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Carly Simon discography
Carly Simon Elektra Promo.JPG
Elektra Records promo photo of Simon
Studio albums23
Live albums1
Compilation albums9
Video albums4
Singles41
Soundtrack albums4
No. 1 singles2

The discography of Carly Simon, an American singer-songwriter, musician, and children's author, consists of twenty-three studio albums, one live album, nine compilation albums, two holiday albums, four soundtrack albums, one audiobook, and forty-one singles, on Elektra Records, Warner Bros. Records, Epic Records, Arista Records, Rhino Entertainment, Columbia Records, Hear Music, and Iris Records, with special releases on Qwest Records, Angel Records, Walt Disney Records, and Macmillan Audio. These lists include all live and studio albums, and the motion picture soundtracks list includes albums containing more than 50% of music by Simon.

Simon has five Platinum-certified albums, which include a live album and a multi-Platinum greatest hits collection, and three Gold-certified albums. All but three of her studio albums have charted on the Billboard 200, with 12 charting in the Top 40, and five in the Top 10. Two of her compilation albums have also charted in the Top 40. Apart from her album successes, she also has amassed 24 Billboard Hot 100 singles, with 13 of them hitting the Top 40, and 28 Billboard Adult Contemporary chart singles, all charting in the Top 40. Four of her singles have been certified Gold by the RIAA: "You're So Vain", "Mockingbird" (with James Taylor), "Nobody Does It Better", and "Jesse".

Simon has recorded four concert films. Live from Martha's Vineyard was recorded in 1987, and broadcast as an HBO special. Carly in Concert – My Romance, which was also an HBO special, followed in 1990. Live at Grand Central was an unannounced concert recorded for Lifetime in 1995. A Moonlight Serenade on the Queen Mary 2 was recorded in the fall of 2005, and was broadcast on various PBS stations that December. See the "Video albums" section below for home video release information.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
JPN
[4]
UK
[5]
1971 Carly Simon 30 55 17
Anticipation
  • Released: November 1971
  • Label: Elektra
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
30 12 36
1972 No Secrets
  • Released: November 28, 1972
  • Label: Elektra
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
1 1 1 3 3
1974 Hotcakes
  • Released: January 11, 1974
  • Label: Elektra
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
3 9 7 39 19
1975 Playing Possum
  • Released: April 8, 1975
  • Label: Elektra
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
10 25 22 70
1976 Another Passenger
  • Released: June 8, 1976
  • Label: Elektra
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
29 44 44
1978 Boys in the Trees
  • Released: April 4, 1978
  • Label: Elektra
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
10 27 4
  • RIAA: Platinum [6]
1979 Spy
  • Released: June 12, 1979
  • Label: Elektra
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
45 33 56
1980 Come Upstairs
  • Released: June 16, 1980
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
36 43 86
1981 Torch
  • Released: September 29, 1981
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
50 77 50 56
1983 Hello Big Man
  • Released: September 20, 1983
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
69
1985 Spoiled Girl
  • Released: July 2, 1985
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
88 97 96
1987 Coming Around Again
  • Released: April 13, 1987
  • Label: Arista
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
25 24 57 25
1990 My Romance
  • Released: March 6, 1990
  • Label: Arista
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
46
Have You Seen Me Lately
  • Released: September 25, 1990
  • Label: Arista
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
60 64
1993 Romulus Hunt: A Family Opera
  • Released: November 16, 1993
  • Label: Angel
  • Formats: CD, cassette
1994 Letters Never Sent
  • Released: November 1, 1994
  • Label: Arista
  • Formats: CD, cassette
129
1997 Film Noir
  • Released: September 16, 1997
  • Label: Arista
  • Formats: CD, cassette
84
2000 The Bedroom Tapes
  • Released: May 16, 2000
  • Label: Arista
  • Formats: CD, cassette
90
2005 Moonlight Serenade
  • Released: July 19, 2005
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD
7
2007 Into White
  • Released: January 2, 2007
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD
13
2008 This Kind of Love
  • Released: April 29, 2008
  • Label: Hear Music
  • Format: CD
15
2009 Never Been Gone
  • Released: October 27, 2009
  • Labels: Iris, Rhino (UK/EU)
  • Formats: CD, LP
134 45
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
UK
[5]
1975 The Best of Carly Simon
  • Released: November 1975
  • Label: Elektra
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
17 42 40
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum [6]
  • MC: Gold [8]
1995 Clouds in My Coffee
  • Released: November 7, 1995
  • Label: Arista
  • Formats: CD, cassette
1999 The Very Best of Carly Simon: Nobody Does It Better
  • Released: March 5, 1999
  • Labels: Global TV, WSM
  • Formats: CD, cassette
22
  • BPI: Silver [7]
2002 Anthology
  • Released: November 5, 2002
  • Labels: Elektra, Rhino
  • Format: CD
2004 Reflections: Carly Simon's Greatest Hits
  • Released: May 4, 2004
  • Labels: Rhino, BMG Heritage
  • Formats: CD, LP
22 25
2009 Carly Simon Collector's Edition
  • Released: March 31, 2009
  • Label: Madacy
  • Format: CD
2011 Original Album Series
  • Released: October 10, 2011
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
2014 Playlist: The Very Best of Carly Simon
2015 Songs From The Trees: A Musical Memoir Collection
  • Released: November 20, 2015
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
UK
[5]
1988 Greatest Hits Live 87 49
  • RIAA: Platinum [6]
  • MC: Gold [8]
  • BPI: Silver [7]

Holiday albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak positions
US Holiday
2002 Christmas Is Almost Here
  • Released: October 22, 2002
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
49
2003 Christmas Is Almost Here Again
  • Released: October 14, 2003
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Year Album Chart
positions
US
1989 Working Girl (Original Soundtrack Album) 45
1992 This Is My Life (Music from the Motion Picture)
  • Released: April 1992
  • Label: Quest
  • Formats: CD, cassette
2003 Piglet's Big Movie (soundtrack)
2005 The Best of Pooh and Heffalumps, Too

Other albums[edit]

Year Album Chart
positions
US
1980 In Harmony: A Sesame Street Record 156
1982 In Harmony 2
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: LP, cassette

Audiobooks[edit]

Year Album
2015 Boys in the Trees: A Memoir [9]

Deluxe editions[edit]

Year Album details Bonus material
2012 Spoiled Girl: Deluxe Edition [10]
  • Label: Hot Shot Records
Four bonus tracks: "Black Honeymoon", the 7" single version of "Tired of Being Blonde", and two 12" remixes of "My New Boyfriend".
2015 The Bedroom Tapes: Special Edition [11]
  • Label: C'est Music
Two bonus tracks: "Grandmother's House" and "When Manhattan Was a Maiden".
2017 Coming Around Again: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition [12]
  • Label: Hot Shot Records
Six bonus tracks, and a second disc consisting of Simon's Greatest Hits Live album, retitled for this set as Carly in Concert – Coming Around Again.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certification Album
US BB Pop
[13]
US CB Pop
[14]
US
A/C

[13]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
IRE
[15]
UK
[5]
1971 "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" 10 9 6 62 15 Carly Simon
"Anticipation" 13 10 3 64 9 Anticipation
1972 "Legend in Your Own Time" 50 61 11 86 39
"I've Got to Have You" 6
"You're So Vain" 1 1 1 1 1 4 3 No Secrets
1973 "The Right Thing to Do"/"We Have No Secrets" 17 10 4 20 17
1974 "Mockingbird" (with James Taylor) 5 3 10 8 3 34 Hotcakes
"Haven't Got Time for the Pain" 14 7 2 74 5
1975 "Attitude Dancing" 21 25 18 70 21 Playing Possum
"Waterfall" 78 76 21
"More and More" 94 90
1976 "It Keeps You Runnin'" 46 49 27 47 Another Passenger
"Half a Chance" 39
1977 "Nobody Does It Better" 2 2 1 8 2 1 7 The Spy Who Loved Me
1978 "You Belong to Me" 6 9 4 47 5 Boys in the Trees
"Devoted to You" (with James Taylor) [A] 36 48 2 50
"Tranquillo (Melt My Heart)" 86
1979 "Vengeance" 48 52 90 94 Spy
"Spy" 34
1980 "Jesse" 11 9 8 4 12 Come Upstairs
"Take Me as I Am" 102
1981 "Hurt" 106 Torch
1982 "Why" 74 73 15 10 Soup for One
1983 "You Know What to Do" 83 36 Hello Big Man
"Kissing with Confidence" (with Will Powers) [B] 17 Dancing for Mental Health (by Will Powers)
1985 "Tired of Being Blonde" 70 63 34 95 Spoiled Girl
"My New Boyfriend"
1986 "Coming Around Again" 18 30 5 29 38 5 10 Coming Around Again
1987 "Give Me All Night" 61 70 5 87 98
"The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of" 8 28 99
"All I Want Is You" 54 68 7
1988 "You're So Vain" (live version) 96 Greatest Hits Live
1989 "Let the River Run" 49 51 11 91 79 Working Girl (Original Soundtrack Album)
"Why" (extended version) 56 Single only
1990 "Better Not Tell Her" 103 4 30 Have You Seen Me Lately
1991 "Holding Me Tonight" 36
"You're So Vain" (re-release) 41 No Secrets
1992 "Love of My Life" 16 This Is My Life
2001 "Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)"
(with Janet Jackson featuring Missy Elliott) [C]
28 20 13 All for You (by Janet Jackson)
2005 "Let It Snow" 6 Singles only
2006 "Best of Friends" (with Livingston Taylor) 39
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
Notes

Video albums[edit]

Title Album details
Live from Martha's Vineyard
  • Release date: September 7, 1988
  • Label: Arista
  • Formats: VHS, LaserDisc
Carly in Concert – My Romance
  • Release date: July 1, 1991
  • Label: Arista
  • Formats: VHS, LaserDisc
Live at Grand Central
  • Release date: December 12, 1995
  • Label: Polygram Video
  • Formats: VHS, LaserDisc
Live from Martha's Vineyard (re-release)
  • Release date: March 9, 2004
  • Label: Grandstand Entertainment
  • Format: DVD
A Moonlight Serenade on the Queen Mary 2
  • Release date: November 22, 2005
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: DVD
Live from Martha's Vineyard (re-release)
  • Release date: May 11, 2010
  • Label: Iris Records
  • Format: DVD

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Album Director
1979 "Vengeance" Spy
"We're So Close"
"Never Been Gone"
1981 "Hurt" Torch
"I Get Along Without You Very Well"
"Body and Soul"
1982 "Why" Soup for One (soundtrack)
1983 "You Know What to Do" Hello Big Man Dominic Orlando
"Hello Big Man"
"It Happens Everyday"
"Kissing with Confidence" (Uncredited lead singer) [17] Dancing for Mental Health by Will Powers
1984 "Ghostbusters" (Uncredited cameo) [18] Ghostbusters (soundtrack) Ivan Reitman
1985 "My New Boyfriend" Spoiled Girl
"Tired of Being Blonde" Jeremy Irons
1987 "Coming Around Again" Coming Around Again
"Give Me All Night"
1989 "Let the River Run" Working Girl (Original Soundtrack Album)
1990 "Better Not Tell Her" Have You Seen Me Lately
"Holding Me Tonight"
1992 "Love of My Life" This Is My Life (Music from the Motion Picture)
1993 "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" Sleepless in Seattle (soundtrack)
1994 "Touched By The Sun " Letters Never Sent
"Like A River"
1997 "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" Film Noir
2002 "Winnie the Pooh (Theme Song)” The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
2003 "With a Few Good Friends” Piglet’s Big Movie (soundtrack)
2005 "Moonlight Serenade" Moonlight Serenade Tom DiCillo
2007 "Into White" Into White
"Scarborough Fair"
"Quiet Evening"
2008 "This Kind of Love" This Kind of Love
"Hold Out Your Heart"
"How Can You Ever Forget"
"Island"
2009 "You're So Vain" Never Been Gone Brett Bisogno

References[edit]

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  9. ^ CarlySimon.com. "Boys in the Trees: Audiobook". Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Spoiled Girl". Cherry Red Records.com. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  11. ^ CarlySimon.com. "The Bedroom Tapes". Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Coming Around Again: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition". Cherry Red Records.com. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
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  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-18. Retrieved 2015-08-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2015-01-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  18. ^ "Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters". IMDB.com. Retrieved 2019-06-11.