Chuck Berry discography

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Chuck Berry discography
Chuck Berry circa 1958.jpg
Berry in 1958
Studio albums20
Live albums12
Compilation albums31
Singles45
Soundtrack albums2

This is the discography of rock and roll musician Chuck Berry.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details[1][2][3] Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[4]
CAN
[5]
FRA
[6]
GER
[7]
NL
[8]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
After School Session
  • Released: May 1957
  • Label: Chess (LP-1426)
  • Format: mono LP
One Dozen Berrys
  • Released: March 1958
  • Label: Chess (LP-1432)
  • Format: mono LP
Chuck Berry Is on Top
  • Released: July 1959
  • Label: Chess (LP-1435)
  • Format: mono/stereo LP
Rockin' at the Hops
  • Released: July 1960
  • Label: Chess (LP-1448)
  • Format: mono LP
New Juke Box Hits
  • Released: March 1961
  • Label: Chess (LP-1456)
  • Format: mono LP
Two Great Guitars (with Bo Diddley)
  • Released: August 1964
  • Label: Checker (LP-2991)
  • Format: mono LP
St. Louis to Liverpool
  • Released: November 1964
  • Label: Chess (LP/S-1488)
  • Format: mono/stereo LP
124
Chuck Berry in London
  • Released: April 1965
  • Label: Chess (LP/S-1495)
  • Format: mono/stereo LP
Fresh Berry's
  • Released: November 1965
  • Label: Chess (LP/S-1498)
  • Format: mono/stereo LP
Chuck Berry's Golden Hits
  • Released: March 1967
  • Label: Mercury (MG-21103/SR-61103)
  • Format: mono/stereo LP
Chuck Berry in Memphis
  • Released: September 1967
  • Label: Mercury (MG-21123/SR-61123)
  • Format: mono/stereo LP
From St. Louie to Frisco
  • Released: November 1968
  • Label: Mercury (SR-61176)
  • Format: stereo LP
185
Concerto in B. Goode
  • Released: June 1969
  • Label: Mercury (SR-61223)
  • Format: stereo LP
Back Home
  • Released: November 1970
  • Label: Chess (LPS-1550)
  • Format: stereo LP
San Francisco Dues
  • Released: September 1971
  • Label: Chess (CH-50008)
  • Format: stereo LP
The London Chuck Berry Sessions
  • Released: June 1972
  • Label: Chess (CH-60020)
  • Format: stereo LP
8 6
Bio
  • Released: August 1973
  • Label: Chess (CH-50043)
  • Format: stereo LP
175
Chuck Berry
  • Released: February 1975
  • Label: Chess (CH-60032)
  • Format: stereo LP
Rock It
  • Released: 1979
  • Label: Atco (SD-38-118)
  • Format: stereo LP
Chuck
  • Released: June 2017
  • Label: Dualtone
  • Format: CD/Digital/LP
49 39 31 61 14 9
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[4]
CAN
[5]
UK
[10]
Chuck Berry on Stage
  • Released: August 1963
  • Label: Chess
  • Format: LP
29 6
Live at the Fillmore Auditorium
  • Released: September 1967
  • Label: Mercury
  • Format: LP
The London Chuck Berry Sessions
  • Released: October 1972
  • Label: Chess (CH-60020)
  • Format: stereo LP
8 6
Chuck Berry Live in Concert
  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Magnum
Alive and Rockin'
  • Released: 1981
  • Label: W.A.A.
Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival 1969 Vol. II
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Accord
Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival 1969 Vol. III
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Accord
Live!
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Columbia River
Live on Stage
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Magnum
Chuck Berry – In Concert
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Magnum
Rockin' Rollin' New Year's Eve[12]
  • Released: 2020
  • Label: Liberation Hall
  • Format: LP
[a]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[4]
FRA
[6]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
Chuck Berry Twist
  • Released: February 1962
  • Label: Chess (LP-1465)
  • Format: LP
12
More Chuck Berry 9
Chuck Berry's Greatest Hits
  • Released: April 1964
  • Label: Chess (LP-1485)
  • Format: LP
34
The Latest and the Greatest
  • Released: May 1964 (UK)
  • Label: Pye International (NPL 28031)
  • Format: LP
8
You Never Can Tell
  • Released: September 1964 (UK)
  • Label: Pye International (NPL 29039)
  • Format: LP
18
Chuck Berry's Golden Decade
  • Released: 1967
  • Label: Chess (2CH-1514)
  • Format: Double LP
72
Chuck Berry's Golden Decade, Vol. 2
  • Released: February 1973
  • Label: Chess (2CH-60023)
  • Format: Double LP
110
Chuck Berry's Golden Decade, Vol. 3
  • Released: May 1974
  • Label: Chess (2CH-60028)
  • Format: Double LP
Motorvatin'
  • Released: 1976 (Europe)
  • Label: Chess (9288 690)
  • Format: LP
7
The Great Twenty-Eight
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Chess (2CH-8201)
  • Format: Double LP (mono)
Motive Series
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Mercury (6463129)
  • Format: LP
Chess Masters
  • Released: March 1983
  • Label: Chess (CXMP 2011)
  • Format: LP
Rock 'n' Roll Rarities
  • Released: March 1986
  • Label: Chess (2CH-92521)
  • Format: Double LP
More Rock 'n' Roll Rarities
  • Released: August 1986
  • Label: Chess (CH-9190)
  • Format: LP, CD, Cassette
The Best of the Best of Chuck Berry
  • Released: 1987/1994
  • Label: Gusto/Hollywood/IMG
  • Format: LP, CD, Cassette
The Chess Box
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Chess (CHD3-80001)
  • Format: CD
Missing Berries: Rarities, Vol. 3
  • Released: June 1990
  • Label: Chess (CHC/D-9318)
  • Format: Cassette, CD
The Collection
  • Released: August 26, 1991
  • Label: MCA (MCAC-17751)
  • Format: Cassette
36 All-Time Greatest Hits
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Universal Distribution
  • Format: CD
Let It Rock
  • Released: June 4, 1996
  • Label: Universal Special (MCAC/D-20931)
  • Format: Cassette, CD
The Best of Chuck Berry
  • Released: July 26, 1996
  • Label: MCA (MCAD-11560)
  • Format: Double CD
116
Guitar Legends (with Bo Diddley)
  • Released: February 11, 1997
  • Label: Universal Special (20974)
  • Format: Cassette, CD
His Best, Vol. 1
  • Released: March 25, 1996
  • Label: MCA/Chess (CHD-9371)
  • Format: CD
His Best, Vol. 2
  • Released: May 20, 1997
  • Label: MCA/Chess (CHD-9381)
  • Format: CD
The Best of Chuck Berry
  • Released: September 15, 1997
  • Label: Universal Distribution
  • Format: CD
Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller
  • Released: October 14, 1997
  • Label: MCA/Chess (CHD-80245)
  • Format: CD
20th Century Masters: The Best of Chuck Berry
  • Released: March 23, 1999
  • Label: MCA (MCAC/D-11944)
  • Format: Cassette, CD
134
Anthology
  • Released: June 27, 2000
  • Label: MCA/Chess (CHD-112304)
  • Format: CD
175 48 110
The Ultimate Collection
  • Released: September 5, 2000
  • Label: Universal International (17751)
  • Format: CD
Blues
  • Released: August 12, 2003
  • Label: MCA/Chess (B000053002)
  • Format: CD
Chuck Berry
  • Released: October 28, 2003
  • Label: Universal International (98017)
  • Format: CD
The Definitive Collection
  • Released: April 18, 2006
  • Label: Geffen-Universal
  • Format: CD
33 75
Johnny B. Goode: His Complete '50s Chess Recordings
  • Released: February 19, 2008
  • Label: Hip-O Select-Geffen-Universal
  • Format: CD
You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960–1966
  • Released: March 31, 2009
  • Label: Hip-O Select-Geffen-Universal (12465)
  • Format: CD
Have Mercy: His Complete Chess Recordings 1969–1974
  • Released: March 23, 2010
  • Label: Hip-O Select-Geffen-Universal (13790)
  • Format: CD
Rock And Roll Music - Any Old Way You Choose It
- The Complete Studio Recordings... Plus!
  • Released: November 4, 2014
  • Label: Bear Family
  • Format: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Title Album details
Rock, Rock, Rock!
  • Released: Dec 1956
  • Label: Chess (LP-1425)
  • Format: mono LP
Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll
  • Released: October 1987
  • Label: MCA (MCA/C/D-6217)
  • Format: LP/Cassette/CD

EPs[edit]

Title Album details
After School Session
  • Released: May 1957
  • Label: Chess (EP 5118)
  • Format: 7" 45 RPM
  • Origin: US
Rock and Roll Music
  • Released: 1957
  • Label: Chess (EP 5119)
  • Format: 7" 45 RPM
  • Origin: US
Sweet Little 16
  • Released: 1958
  • Label: Chess (EP 5121)
  • Format: 7" 45 RPM
  • Origin: US
Pickin' Berries
  • Released: 1958
  • Label: Chess (EP 5124)
  • Format: 7" 45 RPM
  • Origin: US
Sweet Little Rock and Roller
  • Released: 1959
  • Label: Chess (EP 5126)
  • Format: 7" 45 RPM
  • Origin: US
Chuck Berry
  • Released: 1963
  • Label: Pye International (NEP 44011)
  • Format: 7" 45 RPM
  • Origin: UK
This Is Chuck Berry
  • Released: 1963
  • Label: Pye International (NEP 44013)
  • Format: 7" 45 RPM
  • Origin: UK
The Best of Chuck Berry
  • Released: 1963
  • Label: Pye International (NEP 44018)
  • Format: 7" 45 RPM
  • Origin: UK

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[14][15]
US R&B
[14][16]
CAN
[5]
FRA
[6]
GER
[7]
NL
[8]
NOR
[17]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
1955 "Maybellene" 5 1 Rock, Rock, Rock!
"Wee Wee Hours" 10 After School Session
"Thirty Days (To Come Back Home)"
b/w "Together (We Will Always Be)" (from After School Session)
2 Rock, Rock, Rock!
1956 "No Money Down"
b/w "The Downbound Train"
8 After School Session
"Roll Over Beethoven"
b/w "Drifting Heart" (from After School Session)
29 2 31 Rock, Rock, Rock!
"Too Much Monkey Business"
b/w "Brown Eyed Handsome Man"
4 After School Session
"You Can't Catch Me"
b/w "Havana Moon" (from After School Session)
Rock, Rock, Rock!
1957 "School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes the Bell)"
b/w "Deep Feeling"
3 1 24 After School Session
"Oh Baby Doll"
b/w "Lajaunda"
57 12 One Dozen Berrys
"Rock and Roll Music"
b/w "Blue Feeling"
8 6
1958 "Sweet Little Sixteen"
b/w "Reelin' and Rockin'"
2 1 16
"Johnny B. Goode"
b/w "Around and Around"
8 2 73 83 Chuck Berry Is on Top
"Beautiful Delilah"
b/w "Vacation Time"
81 Non-album single
"Carol"
b/w "Hey Pedro"
18 9 Chuck Berry Is on Top
"Joe Joe Gunne" 83
"Sweet Little Rock and Roller" 47 13
"Merry Christmas Baby" 71 St. Louis to Liverpool
"Run Rudolph Run" 10 36 Non-album single
1959 "Anthony Boy"
b/w "That's My Desire" (non-album track)
60 Chuck Berry Is on Top
"Almost Grown" 32 3
"Little Queenie" 80
"Back in the U.S.A." 37 16 Non-album singles
"Memphis, Tennessee" 6
"Broken Arrow"
b/w "Childhood Sweetheart"
108 Rockin' at the Hops
1960 "Let It Rock" 64 6
"Too Pooped to Pop" 42 18
"Bye Bye Johnny"
b/w "Worried Life Blues"
"I Got to Find My Baby"
b/w "Mad Lad"
"Jaguar and Thunderbird"
b/w "Our Little Rendezvous" (from St. Louis to Liverpool)
109 Non-album single
1961 "Little Star"
b/w "I'm Talking About You"
New Juke Box Hits
"Go-Go-Go"
b/w "Come On"
38 Non-album singles
1964 "Nadine (Is It You?)"
b/w "O Rangutang"
23 23 27
"No Particular Place to Go"
b/w "You Two"
10 10 6 3 St. Louis to Liverpool
"You Never Can Tell"
b/w "Brenda Lee"
14 14 11 9 23
"Chuck's Beat"
b/w "Bo's Beat"
(both by Chuck Berry & Bo Diddley)
Two Great Guitars
"Little Marie"
b/w "Go, Bobby Soxer"
54 30 40 St. Louis to Liverpool
"Promised Land"
b/w "The Things I Used to Do"
41 41 30 26
1965 "Dear Dad"
b/w "Lonely School Days" (from San Francisco Dues)
95 Chuck Berry in London
"It Wasn't Me"
b/w "Welcome Back Pretty Baby"
Fresh Berry's
1966 "Ramona Say Yes"
b/w "Havana Moon" (from After School Session)
Non-album single
"Club Nitty Gritty"
b/w "Laugh and Cry" (non-album track)
Chuck Berry's Golden Hits
1967 "Back to Memphis"
b/w "I Do Really Love You"
Chuck Berry in Memphis
"Feelin' It" (with Miller Band)
b/w "It Hurts Me Too" (with Miller Band)
Live at the Fillmore Auditorium
1968 "Louie to Frisco"
b/w "Ma Dear"
From St. Louie to Frisco
1969 "It's Too Dark in There"
b/w "Good Looking Woman"
Concerto in "B Goode"
1970 "Tulane"
b/w "Have Mercy Judge"
Back Home
1972 "My Ding-a-Ling"
b/w "Johnny B. Goode"
1 42 1 40 29 7 1 The London Chuck Berry Sessions
"Reelin' and Rockin'"
b/w "Let's Boogie"
27 21 18
1973 "Bio"
b/w "Roll 'Em Pete" (non-album track)
Bio
1975 "Shake, Rattle and Roll"
b/w "Baby What You Want Me to Do"
Chuck Berry
1979 "Oh What a Thrill"
b/w "California"
Rockit
2017 "Big Boys" Chuck
"Wonderful Woman"
"Lady B. Goode"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


Billboard did not publish a separate R&B singles chart in 1964. For this year only, R&B chart positions are from Cash Box magazine.[16]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rockin' Rollin' New Year's Eve did not enter the Billboard 200, but it peaked at #3 on the Billboard Blues Albums chart.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rudolph, Dietmar. "A Collector's Guide to the Music of Chuck Berry: The Chess Era (1955-1966)". Retrieved October 3, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Rudolph, Dietmar. "A Collector's Guide to the Music of Chuck Berry: The Mercury Era (1966-1969)". Retrieved October 3, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Rudolph, Dietmar. "A Collector's Guide to the Music of Chuck Berry: The Back-at-Chess Era (1969-1975)". Retrieved October 3, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b c "Chuck Berry Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  5. ^ a b c RPM chart positions:
    • The London Chuck Berry Sessions: "RPM 100 albums". RPM. Vol. 18 no. 12. November 4, 1972. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  6. ^ a b c "Discographie Chuck Berry". Les Charts (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Discographie von Chuck Berry". Offizielle Deutsche Charts (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Discografie Chuck Berry". Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  9. ^ a b c "Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode [scroll down for album chart positions]". Hitparade (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  10. ^ a b c d "Chuck Berry". Official Charts. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  11. ^ a b "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  12. ^ "Chuck Berry - Rockin' Rollin' New Year's Eve". Record Store Day. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  13. ^ "Chuck Berry Chart History - Blues Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  14. ^ a b "Chuck Berry Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved December 31, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1992). Joel Whitburn Presents the Billboard Pop Charts. Menomonie, Wisconsin: Record Research. ISBN 978-0-89820-092-8. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2006). The Billboard Book of Top 40 R&B and Hip-Hop Hits. Menomonie, Wisconsin: Record Research. ISBN 0-8230-8283-0. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Discography Chuck Berry". Norwegian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 11, 2011.
  18. ^ a b "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 2020-11-21.