Chris Rea discography

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Chris Rea discography
Studio albums24
Live albums1
Compilation albums11
Singles72
Soundtrack albums1

The discography of British singer-songwriter Chris Rea consists of 24 studio albums, 12 compilation albums, 1 live album, 1 soundtrack album and 72 singles - including 33 UK hit singles.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1][2][3]
AUT
[4]
FIN
[5]
FRA
[6][7]
GER
[8][9]
NLD
[10]
NOR
[11]
SWE
[12]
SWI
[13]
US
[14]
1978 Whatever Happened to Benny Santini?
  • Released: April 1978
  • Label: Magnet
49
1979 Deltics
  • Released: March 1979
  • Label: Magnet
54
1980 Tennis
  • Released: March 1980
  • Label: Magnet
60
1982 Chris Rea
  • Released: February 1982
  • Label: Magnet
52
1983 Water Sign
  • Released: March 1983
  • Label: Magnet
64 26 30 33 7
1984 Wired to the Moon
  • Released: April 1984
  • Label: Magnet
35 17 25 16 13
1985 Shamrock Diaries
  • Released: April 1985
  • Label: Magnet
15 12 3 19 18
1986 On the Beach
  • Released: April 1986
  • Label: Magnet
11 20 29 2 1 7 11 10
1987 Dancing with Strangers
  • Released: September 1987
  • Label: Magnet
2 13 14 5 7 6 7 7
1989 The Road to Hell
  • Released: October 1989
  • Label: Magnet / WEA
1 2 6 3 43 3 2 6 107
1991 Auberge
  • Released: February 1991
  • Label: EastWest / WEA
1 5 19 1 9 3 5 2 176
1992 God's Great Banana Skin
  • Released: October 1992
  • Label: EastWest
4 26 19 16 33 14 18 16
1993 Espresso Logic
  • Released: November 1993
  • Label: EastWest
8 16 14 46 29 24
1998 The Blue Cafe
  • Released: February 1998
  • Label: EastWest
10 20 4 43 7 32 32 43 28
1999 The Road to Hell: Part 2
  • Released: November 1999
  • Label: EastWest
54 16 96
2000 King of the Beach
  • Released: 2 October 2000
  • Label: Magnet / EastWest
26 13 11 29
2002 Dancing Down the Stony Road
  • Released: September 2002
  • Label: Jazzee Blue / Edel
14 18 115 11 21 29 28
2003 Blue Street (Five Guitars)
  • Released: 28 July 2003
  • Label: Jazzee Blue
179
2003 Hofner Blue Notes
  • Released: 28 July 2003
  • Label: Jazzee Blue
2004 The Blue Jukebox
  • Released: March 2004
  • Label: Jazzee Blue
27 41 133 30 32 49
2005 Blue Guitars
  • Released: October 2005
  • Label: Ear Books / Edel
85 180 29
2008 The Return of the Fabulous
Hofner Bluenotes
  • Released: 10 February 2008
  • Label: Ear Books / Edel
76
2011 Santo Spirito Blues
  • Released: 5 September 2011
  • Label: Rhino
13 30 35 10 44 27 31
2017 Road Songs for Lovers
  • Released: 29 September 2017
  • Label: Jazzee Blue / BMG
11 22 188
[18]
19 52 18
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[1][2][3]
AUT
[4]
FIN
[5]
FRA
[6]
GER
[8][9]
NLD
[10]
NOR
[11]
SWE
[12]
SWI
[13]
US
[14]
2006 The Road to Hell and Back
  • Released: October 2006
  • Label: Jazzee Blue / Polydor
34 18 73
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1][2][3]
AUT
[4]
FIN
[5]
FRA
[7]
GER
[8][9]
NLD
[10]
NOR
[11]
SWE
[12]
SWI
[13]
US
[14]
1986 Herzklopfen (Germany only) 5
1988 New Light Through Old Windows
  • Released:
  • Label: Magnet / WEA
5 7 11 9 15 29 24 92
1994 The Best of Chris Rea
  • Released:
  • Label: EastWest
3 4 35 7 7 6
1998 The Best of Chris Rea
  • Released: 15 December 1998
  • Label: EastWest
165
2001 The Very Best of Chris Rea
  • Released: November 2001
  • Label: Magnet / EastWest
69 5 60 16
2005 Heartbeats – Chris Rea's Greatest Hits 24 35 54
2006 The Platinum Collection
2007 The Ultimate Collection 1978–2000
  • Released:
  • Label: Crimson
186
2007 The Works
2008 Fool (If You Think It's Over)
  • Released:
  • Label: Edel
98 98
2009 Still So Far To Go – The Best Of Chris Rea
  • Released: 5 October 2009
  • Label: Rhino / Jazzee Blue
8 37 10
2011 The Journey 1978-2009 66
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1][2][3]
AUT
[4]
FIN
[5]
FRA
[6]
GER
[8][9]
NLD
[10]
NOR
[11]
SWE
[12]
SWI
[13]
US
[14]
1996 La Passione
  • Released: 2 April 1996
  • Label: EastWest
43 44 60
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK AUT BEL (FLA) FRA GER
[19]
NLD NZ SWI US
1974 "So Much Love" Non-album single
1978 "Fool (If You Think It's Over)" 30 30 31 12 Whatever Happened to Benny Santini?
"Whatever Happened to Benny Santini?" 71
1979 "Diamonds" 44 44 Deltics
"Raincoat and a Rose"
1980 "Tennis" Tennis
"Dancing Girls"
1982 "Loving You" 65 88 Chris Rea
"Every Beat of My Heart" 39
1983 "Let It Loose" 85 Water Sign
"I Can Hear Your Heartbeat" 60 15 25 46
"Hey You"
"Love's Strange Ways"
1984 "I Don't Know What It Is But I Love It" 65 Wired to the Moon
"Bombollini"
"Touche D'Amour" 86 40 46
"Ace of Hearts" 79
1985 "Stainsby Girls" 26 33 Shamrock Diaries
"Josephine" 67 13 31 8
"All Summer Long" 32 34
"Ace of Hearts" (Re-issue) 78 Wired to the Moon
1986 "It's All Gone" 69 32 37 On the Beach
"On the Beach" 57 48 34
"Hello Friend" (re-recording) 79
1987 "Let's Dance" 12 19 56 2 22 81 Dancing with Strangers
"Josephine (remix)" 7 Non-album single
"Loving You Again" 47 35 43 33 Dancing with Strangers
"Joys of Christmas" 67
1988 "Que Sera" (re-recording) 73 36 71 36
"On the Beach" (Summer '88) (re-recording) 12 New Light Through Old Windows
"I Can Hear Your Heartbeat" (re-recording) 74
"Fool (If You Think It's Over)" ('88 Remix) 90
"Driving Home for Christmas" 11[note 1] 5
[20]
22 5 15
1989 "Working on It" 53 73
"The Road to Hell" 10 6 35 30 35 The Road to Hell
"That's What They Always Say" 83 35
"Tell Me There's a Heaven" 24
1990 "Texas" 69
1991 "Auberge" 16 29 31 46 20 45 Auberge
"Heaven" 57 94
"Looking for the Summer" 49 39 51 37
"Winter Song" 27
1992 "Nothing to Fear" 16 38 God's Great Banana Skin
"God's Great Banana Skin" 31 59
1993 "Soft Top, Hard Shoulder" 53 54
"Too Much Pride" (re-recording)
"Julia" 18 40 Espresso Logic
"Espresso Logic" 77
1994 "Johnny Needs a Fast Car"
"You Can Go Your Own Way" 28 The Best of Chris Rea
"Tell Me There's a Heaven" (re-issue) 70
1996 "'Disco' La Passione" (with Shirley Bassey) 41 39 21 La Passione
"Girl in a Sports Car" 81
1997 "Only to Fly"
"Girl in a Sports Car" (re-issue) 76 91
"Let's Dance" (with Middlesbrough FC and Bob Mortimer) 44 Non-album single
"The Blue Café" 53 The Blue Café
1998 "Square Peg, Round Hole" 82
"Sweet Summer Day" 159 71
"Thinking of You" 84
1999 "New Times Square" The Road to Hell: Part 2
2000 "All Summer Long" 80 King of the Beach
"Tell Me There's a Heaven" (re-issue) 11 Non-album single
2001 "Who Do You Love?" 173 King of the Beach
"Your Love Is Setting Me Free" (with Watermen) Non-album single
2009 "Come So Far, Yet Still So Far to Go" Still So Far to Go: The Best of Chris Rea
2011 "Dancing My Blues Away" Santo Spirito Blues
  1. ^ Originally charted at #53, but reentered the charts every Christmas since 2007, attaining new peaks of #33 in 2007, #29 in 2015, #26 in 2016, #14 in 2017 and #11 in 2018.

Videography[edit]

Video albums[edit]

  • Stony Road - (2002)
  • Dancing Down The Stony Road - (2003)
  • The Road to Hell & Back (The Farewell Tour) - (2006)

References[edit]

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