Carly Simon discography

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This article is about Carly Simon's solo career. For her early works with sister Lucy Simon, see The Simon Sisters.
Carly Simon discography
Carly Simon (1989).jpg
Simon at the 1989 Academy Awards (March 1989)
Studio albums 23
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 9
Video albums 4
Singles 41
Soundtrack albums 4
No. 1 Singles 2

The discography of Carly Simon, an American singer-songwriter, musician, and children's author, consists of 23 studio albums, 1 live album, 9 compilation albums, 2 holiday albums, 4 soundtrack albums, and 41 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, and Walt Disney Records. This list includes all live and studio albums, and the motion picture soundtracks list includes albums containing more than 50% of Simon's music.

Simon has 5 Platinum certified albums, which includes a live album and a multi-platinum greatest hits collection, and 3 Gold certified albums. All but 3 of her studio albums have charted on the Billboard 200, with 12 charting in the Top 40, and 5 in the Top 10. Two of her compilation albums have also charted in the Top 40. Apart from her album success, she also has amassed 24 Billboard Hot 100 charting singles, with 13 of them hitting the Top 40, and 28 Billboard Adult Contemporary chart charting 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 followed in 1990, also an HBO special. 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 "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
  • Format: CD, LP, Cassette
30 12 36
1972 No Secrets
  • Released: November 28, 1972
  • Label: Elektra
  • Format: CD, LP, Cassette
1 1 1 3 3
1974 Hotcakes
  • Released: January, 1974
  • Label: Elektra
  • Format: CD, LP, Cassette
3 9 7 39 19
  • RIAA: Gold [6]
1975 Playing Possum
  • Released: April 1975
  • Label: Elektra
  • Format: CD, LP, Cassette
10 25 22 70
1976 Another Passenger
  • Released: June 1976
  • Label: Elektra
  • Format: CD, LP, Cassette
29 44 44
1978 Boys in the Trees
  • Released: April 1978
  • Label: Elektra
  • Format: CD, LP, Cassette
10 27 4
  • RIAA: Platinum [6]
1979 Spy
  • Released: June 1979
  • Label: Elektra
  • Format: CD, LP, Cassette
45 33 56
1980 Come Upstairs
  • Released: June 16, 1980
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, LP, Cassette
36 43 86
1981 Torch
  • Released: August 1, 1981
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, LP, Cassette
50 77 50 56
1983 Hello Big Man
  • Released: September 20, 1983
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, LP, Cassette
69
1985 Spoiled Girl
  • Released: June 1985
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD, LP, Cassette
88 97 96
1987 Coming Around Again
  • Released: April 13, 1987
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: CD, LP, Cassette
25 24 57 25
1990 My Romance
  • Released: July 17, 1990
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: CD, LP, Cassette
46
Have You Seen Me Lately
  • Released: September 25, 1990
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: CD, LP, Cassette
60 64
1993 Romulus Hunt: A Family Opera
  • Released: November 16, 1993
  • Label: Angel
  • Format: CD, Cassette
1994 Letters Never Sent
  • Released: November 1, 1994
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: CD, Cassette
129
1997 Film Noir
  • Released: September 16, 1997
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: CD, Cassette
84
2000 The Bedroom Tapes
  • Released: May 16, 2000
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: 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
  • Label: Iris, Rhino (UK/EU)
  • Format: 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
  • Format: CD, LP, Cassette
17 42 40
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum [6]
  • MC: Gold [8]
1995 Clouds in My Coffee
  • Released: November 7, 1995
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: CD, Cassette
1999 The Very Best of Carly Simon: Nobody Does It Better
  • Released: March 5, 1999
  • Label: Global TV / WSM
  • Format: CD, Cassette
22
  • BPI: Silver [7]
2002 Anthology
  • Released: November 5, 2002
  • Label: Elektra / Rhino
  • Format: CD
2004 Reflections: Carly Simon's Greatest Hits
  • Released: May 4, 2004
  • Label: Rhino, BMG Heritage
  • Format: CD, LP
22 25
  • RIAA: Gold [6]
  • BPI: Gold [7]
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
1989 Working Girl (Original Soundtrack Album)
1992 This Is My Life (Music From The Motion Picture)
  • Released: April 1992
  • Label: Quest
  • Format: 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
  • Format: LP, Cassette

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US BB Pop
[9]
US CB Pop
[10]
US
A/C

[9]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
IRE
[11]
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" 2
"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 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
  • Format: VHS, LaserDisc
Carly in Concert – My Romance
  • Release date: July 1, 1991
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: VHS, Laserdisc
Live at Grand Central
  • Release date: December 12, 1995
  • Label: Polygram Video
  • Format: VHS, Laserdisc
Live from Martha's Vinyard (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

References[edit]

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  10. ^ http://50.6.195.142/archives/70s_files/70s.html
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