Don McLean discography

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Don McLean discography
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Don McLean performing in 2009
Releases
Studio albums 20
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 8
Singles 16

The discography of American singer Don McLean consists of twenty studio albums, three live albums, eight compilation albums, and sixteen singles.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Chart Positions
US CAN UK
1970 TapestryA 111 16
1971 American Pie 1 1 3
1972 Don McLean 23 15
1973 Playin' Favorites 42
1974 Homeless Brother 120
1977 Prime Time
1978 Chain LightningB 28 25 19
1981 Believers 156
1987 Love Tracks
1989 For the Memories Vols I & II
And I Love You So (UK Release)
1990 Headroom
1991 Christmas
1995 The River of Love
1997 Christmas Dreams
2001 Sings Marty Robbins
2003 You've Got to Share: Songs for Children
The Western Album
2005 Rearview Mirror: An American Musical Journey
2009 Addicted to Black
  • ATapestry wasn't charted in the UK until 1972 after the success of American Pie.
  • BChain Lightning also peaked at #3 on the RPM Country Albums chart in Canada.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album
1976 Solo
1982 Dominion
2001 Starry Starry Night
2014 Don McLean: Live in Manchester (2CD/DVD)

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album
1980 The Very Best of Don McLean
1987 Don McLean's Greatest Hits · Then & Now
1991 The Best of Don McLean
1992 Favorites and Rarities
2003 Legendary Songs of Don McLean
2004 Christmastime!
2007 The Legendary Don McLean
2008 American Pie & Other Hits
2012 American Troubadour

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[1][2] Album
US US AC US Country CAN CAN AC CAN Country UK
1971 "Castles in the Air" 40 Tapestry
"American Pie" 1 1 1 1 2 American Pie
1972 "Vincent" 12 2 3 13 1
1973 "Dreidel" 21 7 16 5 Don McLean
"If We Try" 58 12 82 22
"Everyday" 38 Playin' Favorites
1974 "Fool's Paradise" 107 25 90
1975 "Wonderful Baby" 93 1 Homeless Brother
1980 "Crying" 5 2 6 7 1 1 Chain Lightning
1981 "Since I Don't Have You" 23 6 68 45 2
"It's Just the Sun" 83 20 12
"Castles in the Air"A 36 7 2 47 Believers
1987 "He's Got You" 73 Greatest Hits Then & Now
"You Can't Blame the Train" 49 Love Tracks
1988 "Love in My Heart" 65
1991 "American Pie" (reissue) 12 The Best of Don McLean
Notes
  • AThe original version of "Castles in the Air" was included on the Tapestry album. In February 1971, it was released as the first single from the album and reached #40 on the Billboard Easy Listening / Adult Contemporary chart. After the success of the "American Pie" single, "Castles in the Air" was included as the B-side to its follow-up, "Vincent", and received enough radio airplay to reach the Hot 100 chart as a "flip". McLean's 1981 version of the song first appeared on his album Believers, and later replaced the original version on some copies of Tapestry.

Rarities[edit]

Year Title Additional information
1982 "The Flight of Dragons" This song was recorded for the film The Flight of Dragons in the early 1980s.
1994 "Vincent" (live version) Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume III[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Don McLean US chart info AllMusic.com. Retrieved 22 June 2009.
  2. ^ Don McLean UK chart positions Chartstats.com. Retrieved 22 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Grammy's Greatest Moments, Volume III: Various Artists". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-11-23.