Elton John albums discography

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Elton John albums discography
Studio albums30
Live albums4
Compilation albums16
EPs3
Soundtrack albums7
Other albums2

The albums discography of English musician, singer and songwriter Elton John consists of 30 studio albums, 4 live albums, 7 soundtrack albums, 16 compilation albums and 3 extended plays, as well as 2 other albums. John has sold more than 350 million albums worldwide.[1][2]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[4][5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
NOR
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[12]
US
[13]
Empty Sky
  • Released: 6 June 1969
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
30 6 [A]
Elton John
  • Released: 10 April 1970
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
5 2 4 4
Tumbleweed Connection
  • Released: 30 October 1970
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
2 4 4 5
Madman Across the Water
  • Released: 5 November 1971
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
41 8 13 8
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[14]
Honky Château
  • Released: 19 May 1972
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
2 4 3 43 8 1
Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player
  • Released: 22 January 1973
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette, Reel Tape
1 1 1 16 1 1
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum[14]
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • Released: 5 October 1973
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette, 8-Track, Reel Tape
1 1 1 41 5 9 1
Caribou
  • Released: 28 June 1974
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
1 1 1 30 6 20 1
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
  • Released: 19 May 1975
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
2 1 7 1 1 22 2 1 1
Rock of the Westies
  • Released: 24 October 1975
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
5 4 1 5 33 6 4 6 1
Blue Moves
  • Released: 22 October 1976
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: LP, cassette
3 8 5 12 39 5 7 12 3
A Single Man
  • Released: 1 October 1978
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: LP, cassette
8 8 12 12 17 4 5 26 15
Victim of Love
  • Released: 13 October 1979
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: LP, cassette
41 20 28 21 18 44 35
21 at 33
  • Released: 13 May 1980
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: LP, cassette
12 7 10 10 21 6 3 16 13
The Fox
  • Released: 20 May 1981
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: LP, cassette
12 2 11 43 5 34 5 6 25 21
Jump Up!
  • Released: 9 April 1982
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: LP, cassette
13 3 19 12 47 3 1 15 17
Too Low for Zero
  • Released: 30 May 1983
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
7 2 17 11 5 6 2 30 25
Breaking Hearts
  • Released: 9 July 1984
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
2 1 4 10 5 7 2 11 20
Ice on Fire
  • Released: 7 November 1985
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
3 6 9 49 14 5 2 8 16 48
Leather Jackets
  • Released: 15 October 1986
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
24 4 22 38 21 12 34 31 91
Reg Strikes Back
  • Released: 1 June 1988
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
18 13 13 6 30 18 8 26 18 16
Sleeping with the Past
  • Released: 29 August 1989
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
1 2 5 23 2 9 7 1 23 23
  • BPI: 3× Platinum[15]
  • MC: 2× Platinum[16]
  • SNEP: Platinum[17]
  • BVMI: Gold[18]
  • IFPI SWI: 2× Platinum[20]
  • RIAA: Platinum[14]
The One
  • Released: 22 June 1992
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
2 2 1 7 1 1 2 7 8 8
  • BPI: Gold[15]
  • IFPI AUT: Platinum[21]
  • MC: 3× Platinum[16]
  • SNEP: Platinum[17]
  • BVMI: Gold[18]
  • IFPI SWI: 2× Platinum[20]
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[14]
Made in England
  • Released: 17 March 1995
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
3 6 1 3 2 4 3 10 8 13
The Big Picture
  • Released: 22 September 1997
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, cassette
3 5 1 14 4 8 2 7 2 9
Songs from the West Coast
  • Released: 1 October 2001
  • Label: Rocket/Mercury
  • Formats: CD, cassette
2 7 15 9 19 14 2 24 8 15
Peachtree Road
  • Released: 7 November 2004
  • Label: Rocket/Universal
  • Formats: CD, LP
21 44 27 11 63 31 16 34 38 17
The Captain & the Kid
  • Released: 15 September 2006
  • Label: Mercury/Interscope
  • Formats: CD, LP
6 37 37 12 56 25 10 27 18
The Diving Board
  • Released: 16 September 2013
  • Label: Mercury/Capitol
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
3 26 13 7 24 11 10 20 42 4
Wonderful Crazy Night
  • Released: 5 February 2016
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
6 11 8 18 35 10 17 11 15 8
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Notes

  • A^ Album was not released and did not chart in the United States until 1975.

Collaboration albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
NOR
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[12]
US
[13]
Duets
  • Released: 22 November 1993
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
5 12 1 14 10 3 16 20 25
  • BPI: Platinum[15]
  • IFPI AUT: Platinum[21]
  • MC: Platinum[16]
  • SNEP: 2× Gold[17]
  • IFPI NOR: Platinum[23]
  • IFPI SWI: Platinum[20]
  • RIAA: Platinum[14]
The Union
(with Leon Russell)
  • Released: 19 October 2010
  • Label: Mercury/Decca
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
12 28 28 7 51 23 5 24 24 3
Good Morning to the Night
(vs Pnau)
  • Released: 16 July 2012
  • Label: Mercury
  • Formats: CD, LP
1 40
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Holiday album[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
NOR
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[12]
US
[13]
Elton John's Christmas Party
  • Released: 10 November 2005
  • Label: Hear Music
  • Formats: CD

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
NOR
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[12]
US
[13]
Greatest Hits III
Queen
5 77 2 8 5 5 24 19

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[4][5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[7][13]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
NOR
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[12]
US
[13]
17-11-70
  • Released: 12 March 1971
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP
20 20 10 11
Here and There
  • Released: 30 April 1976
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
6 11 13 19 3 30 4
Live in Australia
(with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra)
  • Released: 13 June 1987
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
43 5 43 11 24
One Night Only – The Greatest Hits
  • Released: 21 November 2000
  • Label: Mercury
  • Formats: CD, cassette
7 32 20 21 14 10 16 65
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
NOR
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[12]
US
[13]
Friends
  • Released: 24 March 1971
  • Label: Paramount
  • Formats: LP
19 17 12 36
The Lion King
  • Released: 31 May 1994
  • Label: Walt Disney
  • Formats: CD, cassette
3 4 1 1 7 1
Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida
  • Released: 22 March 1999
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, cassette
29 9 24 23 12 41
The Muse
  • Released: 24 August 1999
  • Label: PolyGram
  • Formats: CD
The Road to El Dorado
  • Released: 14 March 2000
  • Label: Dreamworks
  • Formats: CD, cassette
40 63
Billy Elliot the Musical
  • Released: 7 February 2006
  • Label: Decca Broadway
  • Formats: CD
Gnomeo & Juliet
  • Released: 8 February 2011
  • Label: Buena Vista
  • Formats: CD, digital download
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[4][5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[7][13]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
NOR
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[12]
US
[13]
Elton John's Greatest Hits
  • Released: 8 November 1974
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
1 1 1 43 3 5 1
  • BPI: Platinum[15]
  • MC: Diamond[16]
  • SNEP: Gold[17]
  • RIAA: Diamond (17× Platinum)[14]
Elton John's Greatest Hits Volume II
  • Released: 13 September 1977
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
6 46 6 6 21
Lady Samantha
  • Released: 1 March 1980
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
56 74
The Very Best of Elton John
  • Released: 18 October 1980
  • Label: K-Tel
  • Formats: LP, cassette
24 2
Love Songs
  • Released: 29 October 1982
  • Label: TV Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
39
The Superior Sound of Elton John (1970–1975)
  • Released: 1983/1984
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
Your Songs
  • Released: 14 July 1985
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
1
Elton John's Greatest Hits Volume III
  • Released: 12 November 1987
  • Label: Geffen
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
33 84
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[14]
The Very Best of Elton John
  • Released: 1 October 1990
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
  • BPI: 9× Platinum[15]
  • ARIA: 6× Platinum[28]
  • IFPI AUT: 3× Platinum[21]
  • SNEP: Diamond[17]
  • BVMI: 2× Platinum[18]
  • IFPI SWI: 4× Platinum[20]
To Be Continued...
  • Released: 8 November 1990
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, cassette
21 82
Rare Masters
  • Released: 20 October 1992
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Greatest Hits 1976–1986
  • Released: 3 November 1992
  • Label: MCA
  • Formats: CD, cassette
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[14]
Chartbusters Go Pop
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: RPM
  • Formats: CD
Love Songs
  • Released: 6 November 1995
  • Label: Mercury
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
4 7 4 12 7 1 1 2 24
  • BPI: 3× Platinum[15]
  • ARIA: 3× Platinum[28]
  • IFPI AUT: Platinum[21]
  • MC: 2× Platinum[16]
  • SNEP: 2× Platinum[17]
  • BVMI: Platinum[18]
  • IFPI SWI: 2× Platinum[20]
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum[14]
Greatest Hits 1970–2002
  • Released: 11 November 2002
  • Label: Mercury
  • Formats: CD
3 6 19 18 3 19 6 8 12 12
Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits
  • Released: 26 March 2007
  • Label: Mercury
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2 10 32 8 47 3 5 6 9
  • BPI: Platinum[15]
  • ARIA: 3× Platinum[28]
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum[14]
Diamonds
  • Released: 10 November 2017
  • Label: UMe
  • Formats: CD, vinyl, digital download
5 13
[32]
53 37
[33]
96 52 6
[34]
23
[35]
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Tribute albums[edit]

Title Album details
Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin
  • Released: 22 October 1991
  • Label: Mercury
  • Formats: LP, CD
Revamp: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin[36][37]
  • Released: 6 April 2018
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Format: Digital download
Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin[38][37]
  • Released: 6 April 2018
  • Label: Universal Music Group Nashville
  • Format: Digital download

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
NOR
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[12]
US
[13]
The Thom Bell Sessions
  • Released: June 1979
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: LP
51
The Complete Thom Bell Sessions
  • Released: February 1989
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP
Remixed
  • Released: 30 December 2003
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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