Blue Öyster Cult discography

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Blue Öyster Cult discography
Blue Oyster Cult 1977 publicity photo.jpg
The 1971–1981 lineup of Blue Öyster Cult, L-R: Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser; Eric Bloom; Albert Bouchard; Allen Lanier; Joe Bouchard
Studio albums14
Live albums5
Compilation albums19
Music videos7
Singles32
Box sets1
Soundtrack albums1

The following is the discography of the American rock band Blue Öyster Cult.

Blue Öyster Cult has released fourteen studio albums, the most recent one being released in 2001 entitled Curse of the Hidden Mirror (released 30 years after their debut in 1971). In 2012, the Blue Öyster Cult albums released by Columbia were re-released in a box set of sixteen CDs and one DVD. The band has sold over 24 million records worldwide, including 7 million records in the United States alone.[1]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Album details Peak chart positions Certification
US
[2]
CAN
[3]
GER
[4]
SWE
[5]
UK
[6]
1972 Blue Öyster Cult
  • Released: January 16, 1972
  • Label: Columbia
172 x
1973 Tyranny and Mutation
  • Released: February 1973
  • Label: Columbia
122 x
1974 Secret Treaties
  • Released: April 1974
  • Label: Columbia
53 x
1976 Agents of Fortune
  • Released: May 21, 1976
  • Label: Columbia
29 28 x 10 26
1977 Spectres
  • Released: November 1977
  • Label: Columbia
43 58 x 47 60
1979 Mirrors
  • Released: June 19, 1979
  • Label: Columbia
44 49 x 46
1980 Cultösaurus Erectus
  • Released: June 14, 1980
  • Label: Columbia
34 77 x 12
1981 Fire of Unknown Origin
  • Released: July 1981
  • Label: Columbia
24 21 x 29
1983 The Revölution by Night
  • Released: November 1983
  • Label: Columbia
93 x 95
1985 Club Ninja
  • Released: December 10, 1985
  • Label: Columbia
63 x 41
1988 Imaginos
  • Released: July 1988
  • Label: Columbia / Sony
122 x
1998 Heaven Forbid
  • Released: March 24, 1998
  • Label: CMC
2001 Curse of the Hidden Mirror
  • Released: June 5, 2001
  • Label: CMC / Sanctuary
"—" denotes that the recording did not chart, was not released in that territory, or is uncertified.

"×" denotes periods where charts did not exist or were not archived.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Album details Peak chart positions Certification
US
[2]
CAN
[3]
GER
[4]
SWE
[5]
UK
[6]
1975 On Your Feet or on Your Knees
  • Released: February 27, 1975
  • Label: Columbia
22 22 x
1978 Some Enchanted Evening
  • Released: September 1978
  • Label: Columbia
44 43 x 18
  • RIAA: Platinum[7]
1982 Extraterrestrial Live
  • Released: April 1982
  • Label: Colbumia
29 x 39
1991 Live 1976
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Castle (Europe)
2002 A Long Day's Night
  • Released: September 24, 2002
  • Label: Sanctuary
"—" denotes that the recording did not chart, was not released in that territory, or is uncertified.

"×" denotes periods where charts did not exist or were not archived.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Album details Peak chart positions
US
[2]
CAN
[3]
GER
[4]
SWE
[5]
UK
[6]
1990 Career of Evil: The Metal Years
  • Released: April 1990
  • Label: Columbia (US; Canada)CBS (Europe)
x
1990 On Flame with Rock and Roll
  • Released: January 1, 1990
  • Label: CBS Special Products
x
1995 Workshop of the Telescopes
  • Released: September 26, 1995
  • Label: Columbia / Sony
1998 Super Hits
  • Released: June 21, 1998
  • Label: Legacy / Columbia (Europe)
2000 Don't Fear the Reaper: The Best of Blue Öyster Cult[9][10]
  • Released: February 8, 2000
  • Label: Legacy / Columbia • SME (Japan)
2001 St. Cecilia: The Elektra Recordings (2001)
(as "Stalk-Forrest Group")
2003 Then and Now
2003 The Essential Blue Öyster Cult
  • Released: April 1, 2003
  • Label: Sony
2003 Are You Ready To Rock?
  • Released: August 21, 2003
  • Label: Sony
2004 Shooting Shark – The Best of Blue Öyster Cult
  • Released: May 24, 2004
  • Label: Sony (Germany)
2004 Extended Versions: The Encore Collection
  • Released: October 5, 2004
  • Label: BMG
2005 The Singles Collection
  • Released: July 12, 2005
  • Label: BMG / Columbia (Europe)
2006 Collections
  • Released: April 3, 2006
  • Label: BMG (Germany; Russia)
2007 The Best of Blue Öyster Cult
  • Released: June 6, 2006
  • Label: Direct Source (Canada)
2006 Alive in America: Pt. 1
  • Released: October 3, 2006
  • Label: Rdeg
2008 Greatest Hits
  • Released: July 28, 2008
  • Label: BMG (Europe)
2010 The Cöllection
  • Released: November 2, 2010
  • Label: Camden (Europe)
2010 Playlist: The Very Best of Blue Öyster Cult
  • Released: January 26, 2010
  • Label: Columbia / Legacy
2010 Setlist: The Very Best of Blue Öyster Cult Live
  • Released: July 13, 2010
  • Label: Sony / Legacy
2017 Rarities Vol. 1
  • Released: November 24, 2017
  • Label: Columbia / Real Gone Music
  • Format: LP
  • Limited edition
2018 Rarities Vol. 2
  • Released: April 28, 2018
  • Label: Columbia / Real Gone Music
  • Format: LP
  • Limited edition

Box Sets[edit]

Year Album Album details Peak chart positions
US
[2]
CAN
[3]
GER
[4]
SWE
[5]
UK
[6]
2012 The Complete Columbia Albums Collectiön
  • Released: October 30, 2012
  • Label: Legacy (Europe)
92
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

"×" denotes periods where charts did not exist or were not archived.

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Year Title Soundtrack details
1992 Bad Channels (1992)
  • Released: August 4, 1992 (US) • 1996 (UK and Germany)
  • Label: Moonstone (US)Angel Air (UK) • HiQ (GER)
  • Film: Bad Channels (released June 25, 1992)

Singles[edit]

1972-2001[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US (Cashbox)
[11][12][13]
US (Billboard)
[14]
US Main. Rock
[15][16]
US Rock
[17]
UK
[6][18]
CAN
[3]
IRL
[19]
1972 "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll" x x Blue Öyster Cult
1973 "Hot Rails to Hell" x x Tyranny and Mutation
1974 "Career of Evil" x x Secret Treaties
"Flaming Telepaths" x x
1975 "Born to Be Wild" x x On Your Feet or on Your Knees
"Then Came the Last Days of May" x x
1976 "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" 7 12 x    11[a] 16 7 17 Agents of Fortune
"This Ain't the Summer of Love" x x
"Sinful Love" x x
1977 "I Love the Night" x x Spectres
"Godzilla"    x[b] x
"Goin' Through the Motions" x x
1978 "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" x x Some Enchanted Evening
1979 "In Thee" 92 74 x x Mirrors
"Mirrors" x x
"You're Not the One (I Was Looking For)" x x
1980 "Fallen Angel" x x Cultösaurus Erectus
"The Marshall Plan" x x
"Deadline" x x
1981 "Burnin' for You" 34 40 1 x 76 47 Fire of Unknown Origin
1982 "Roadhouse Blues" 24 x Extraterrestrial Live
1983 "Take Me Away" 11 x The Revölution By Night
"Shooting Shark" 83 16 x 97
1985 "Perfect Water" x Club Ninja
"White Flags" x
1986 "Dancin' in the Ruins" 9 x
1988 "Astronomy" 12 x Imaginos
"In the Presence of Another World" x
1998 "See You In Black" x x Heaven Forbid
"Harvest Moon" x x
"Live for Me" x x
2001 "Pocket" x x Curse of the Hidden Mirror
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

"×" denotes periods where charts did not exist or were not archived.

Other songs[edit]

Year Title Peak chart position Album
US
(Cashbox)
US
(Billboard)
US Main. Rock US Rock UK CAN IRL
1980 "Black Blade"    x[b] Cultösaurus Erectus
1981 "Joan Crawford" 49 Fire of Unknown Origin
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

"×" denotes period where charts did not exist.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title V N
1981 "The Marshall Plan" [c]
"Burnin' for You"
"Joan Crawford"
1983 "Take Me Away"
"Shooting Shark"
1986 "Dancin' in the Ruins"
1988 "Astronomy" [d]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" peaked on the Rock Charts on November 18, 2017[20]
  2. ^ a b The song received significant airplay on Rock radio stations[21] and likely would have charted on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart, had it existed at the time.
  3. ^ Released as part of the film Black and Blue
  4. ^ Unreleased in the United States; Released in the United Kingdom

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blue Oyster Cult, Harrah's South Shore Room - Tahoe South".
  2. ^ a b c d "Blue Öyster Cult Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Search: RPM". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Offizielle Deutsche Charts". GFK Entertainment. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d "Blue Öyster Cult in Swedish charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Blue Öyster Cult – Full Official Chart History". Official Albums Chart. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Gold and Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Gold/Platinum". Music Canada. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  9. ^ www.amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Fear-Reaper-Best-%C3%96yster/dp/B00004HYKZ. Retrieved 2019-02-25. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "The Best of Blue Öyster Cult: Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Öyster Cult | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-02-25.
  11. ^ "Cashbox Top 100 – Week ending November 6, 1976". Cashbox. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  12. ^ "Cashbox Top 100 – Week ending September 15, 1979". Cashbox. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  13. ^ "Cashbox Top 100 – Week ending October 17, 1981". Cashbox. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  14. ^ "Blue Öyster Cult Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  15. ^ "Blue Öyster Cult Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  16. ^ Roadhouse Blues chart performance
  17. ^ "Blue Öyster Cult Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  18. ^ Burnin' for you UK chart performance
  19. ^ "Search the Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  20. ^ "Blue Öyster Cult (Don't Fear) The Reaper Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  21. ^ "Blue Oyster Cult has longevity going for it (with Eric Bloom Interview)". Reno.com. Retrieved April 20, 2018.