Four Tops discography

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Four Tops discography
Four Tops (album).jpeg
Cover of debut studio album
Four Tops
Studio albums 27
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 10
Singles 59

This is a listing of all the singles and albums released by Motown singing group the The Four Tops.

Throughout their career, twenty-four of their singles reached the Billboard Top 40 with seven of them reaching the top ten and two of them reaching #1 on the chart. An additional twenty-one have reached the UK Top 40 with ten reaching the top ten and one reaching #1 on the chart.

Much of the group's catalog is now controlled by Universal Music Group, as a result of various transactions involving many of the record labels for which the Four Tops recorded for over the years.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Date Title Label US Peaks[1] International Peaks Certifications
Bill
200
R&B
HipHop
CAN
[2]
GER
[3]
UK
[4]
1965 Four Tops 63 1
Four Tops Second Album
  • Motown
20 3
1966 On Top
  • Motown
32 3 9
1967 On Broadway
  • Motown
79 15
Reach Out
  • Motown
11 3 25 4
1968 Yesterday's Dreams
  • Motown
91 7 43 37
1969 The Four Tops Now!
  • Motown
74 18
Soul Spin
  • Motown
163 30
1970 Still Waters Run Deep
  • Motown
21 3 37 29
Changing Times
  • Motown
109 20
The Magnificent 7 (with The Supremes)
  • Motown
113 18 73 6
1971 The Return of the Magnificent Seven
(with The Supremes)
  • Motown
154 18
Dynamite (with The Supremes)
  • Motown
160 21
1972 Nature Planned It
  • Motown
50 4
Keeper of the Castle 33 6
1973 Main Street People
  • ABC/Dunhill Records
66 8
1974 Meeting of the Minds
  • ABC/Dunhill Records
118 22
1975 Night Lights Harmony
  • ABC/Dunhill Records
148 24
1976 Catfish
  • ABC/Dunhill Records
124 26
1977 The Show Must Go On
  • ABC/Dunhill Records
54
1978 At the Top
  • ABC/Dunhill Records
73
1981 Tonight! 37 5
1982 One More Mountain
  • Casablanca Records
45
1983 Back Where I Belong
  • Motown
47
1985 Magic
  • Motown
140 33
1986 Hot Nights
  • Motown
1988 Indestructible 149 66 33
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Date Title Label US Peaks[1] International Peaks Certifications
Bill
200
R&B
HipHop
NOR
[6]
UK
[4]
1968 The Four Tops Greatest Hits
  • Motown
4 2 7 1
1971 Greatest Hits Volume 2
  • Motown
106 22 25
1973 The Best of the 4 Tops
  • Motown
103 35
The Four Tops Story 1964-72
  • Motown
35
1974 Anthology
  • Motown
42
1982 The Best of the Four Tops 13
1990 Their Greatest Hits 47
1992 The Singles Collection 11
  • UK: Silver [5]
1998 The Ultimate Collection
  • Motown
  • UK: Silver [5]
2011 S.O.U.L. 49
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Date Title Label US Peaks[1] International Peaks Certifications
Bill
200
R&B
HipHop
CAN
[2]
UK
[4]
1966 Four Tops Live
  • Motown
17 1 23 4
1974 Live & In Concert
  • ABC/Dunhill Records
92 29
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Early releases[edit]

  • 1956: "If Only I Had Known" / B-side unknown (Grady Records, credited as "The Four Aims")
  • 1956: "Kiss Me Baby" b/w "Could It Be You?" (Chess Records)
  • 1960: "Ain't That Love" b/w "Lonely Summer" (Columbia Records, reissued in 1965) (US #93)
  • 1962: "Where Are You" b/w "Pennies From Heaven" (Riverside Records)

Motown releases[edit]

Year Single "B" Side US Charts [8] International Chart Peaks Certifications Album
(Main Title)
Hot
100
R&B
HipHop
BEL
[9]
CAN
[10]
GER
[11]
IRE
[12]
NED
[13]
UK
[14]
1964 "Baby I Need Your Loving" "Call On Me" 11 4 Four Tops
"Without the One You Love
(Life's Not Worth While)
"
"Love Has Gone" 43 41
1965 "Ask the Lonely" "Where Did You Go" 24 9 16
"I Can't Help Myself
(Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
"
"Sad Souvenirs" 1 1 23 Four Tops Second Album
"It's the Same Old Song" "Your Love Is Amazing" 5 2 3 34
"Something About You" "Darling I Hum Our Song" 19 9 6
1966 "Shake Me, Wake Me
(When It's Over)
"
"Just As Long As You Need Me" 18 5 52 On Top
"Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" "I Like Everything About You" 45 12 35 21
"Reach Out I'll Be There" "Until You Love Someone" 1 1 10 6 13 4 6 1 Reach Out
"Standing in the Shadows of Love" "Since You've Been Gone" 6 2 17 29 6
1967 "Bernadette" "I Got a Feeling" 4 3 14 8
"7-Rooms of Gloom" "I'll Turn to Stone" [A] 14 10 18 20 12
"You Keep Running Away" "If You Don't Want My Love" 19 7 26 Greatest Hits Volume 2
1968 "Walk Away Renée" "Your Love is Wonderful" 14 15 2 31 5 12 3 Reach Out
"If I Were a Carpenter" "Winderful Baby" 20 17 12 21 34 6 4 7
"Yesterday's Dreams" "For Once In My Life" 49 31 23 Yesterday's Dreams
"I'm in a Different World" "Remember When" 51 23 25 27
1969 "What is a Man" "Don't Bring Back Memories" 53 72 16 Four Tops Now!
"Do What You Gotta Do" "Can't Seem To Get You
Out Of My Mind"
11
"Don't Let Him Take
Your Love From Me"
"The Key" 45 25 43
1970 "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar
Pie Honey Bunch)
" (re-release)
"Baby I Need Your Loving" 10 The Four Tops Greatest Hits
"It's All in the Game" "Love (Is The Answer)" 24 6 13 5 Still Waters Run Deep
"Still Water (Love)" "Still Water (Peace)" 11 4 16 10
"River Deep – Mountain High"
(with The Supremes)
"Together We Can Make
Such Sweet Music
"
14 7 23 20 12 25 11 The Magnificent 7
1971 "Just Seven Numbers
(Can Straighten Out My Life)"
"I Wish I Were Your Mirror" 40 9 76 36 Changing Times
"You Gotta Have Love in
Your Heart
" (with The Supremes)
"I'm Glad About It" 55 41 25 The Return of the Magnificent Seven
"In These Changing Times" "Right Before My Eyes" 70 28 Changing Times
"MacArthur Park (Part II)" "MacArthur Park (Part I)" 38 27 37 The Four Tops Now!
1972 "A Simple Game" "L.A. (My Town)" 90 34 29 14 11 3 (single release only)
"I Can't Quit Your Love" "Happy (Is a Bumpy Road)" Nature Planned It
"Bernadette" "It's The Same Old Song" 23 The Four Tops Greatest Hits
"Walk With Me,
Talk With Me, Darling"
"L.A. (My Town)" 32 Nature Planned It
"(It's the Way) Nature Planned It" "I'll Never Change" 53 8
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

ABC/Dunhill & ABC releases[edit]

Year Single "B" Side US Charts [8] International Chart Peaks Certifications Album
(Main Title)
Hot
100
R&B
HipHop
BEL
[9]
CAN
[10]
GER
[11]
IRE
[12]
NED
[13]
UK
[14]
1972 "Keeper of the Castle" "Jubilee with Soul" 10 7 32 18 Keeper of the Castle
"Guardian De Tu Castillo" "Jubilee with Soul"
1973 "Ain't No Woman
(Like the One I've Got)
"
"The Good Lord Knows" 4 2 11
"Are You Man Enough" "Peace of Mind" 15 2 35 Main Street People
"Sweet Understanding Love" "Main Street People" 33 10 29
1974 "I Just Can't Get You Out of My Mind" "Am I My Brother's Keeper" 62 18 56
"One Chain Don't Make No Prison" "Turn On the Light of Your Love" 41 3 38 Meeting of the Minds
"Midnight Flower" "All My Love" 55 5 69
1975 "Seven Lonely Nights" "I Can't Hold On Much Longer" 71 13 88 Night Lights Harmony
"We All Gotta Stick Together" "(It Would Almost)
Drive Me Out Of My Mind"
97 17
1976 "Catfish" "Look at My Baby" 71 7 82 Catfish
"I'm Glad You Walked Into My Life" "Mama You're All Right With Me" 72 Night Lights Harmony
1977 "Feel Free" "I Know You Like it" 29 Catfish
"Strung Out for Your Love" "You Can't Hold Back On Love"
"The Show Must Go On" "Runnin' From Your Love" 84 The Show Must Go On
1979 "H.E.L.P" "Inside a Brokenhearted Man" 38 At The Top
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Casablanca & RSO releases[edit]

Year Single "B" Side US Charts [8] International Chart Peaks Certifications Album
(Main Title)
Hot
100
R&B
HipHop
BEL
[9]
CAN
[10]
GER
[11]
IRE
[12]
NED
[13]
UK
[14]
1981 "When She Was My Girl" "Something to Remember" 11 1 9 7 3 Tonight!
"Don't Walk Away" "I'll Never Ever Leave Again" 6 37 24 6 16
1982 "Let Me Set You Free" "Let Me Set You Free
(short version)"
71
"Tonight I'm Gonna Love You All Over" "I'll Never Ever Leave Again" 32 43
"Back To School Again" "Rock-A-Hula Luau" 71 62 Grease 2 (soundtrack)
"Sad Hearts" "I Believe In You and Me" [B] 84 40 One More Mountain
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

More Motown releases[edit]

Year Single "B" Side US Charts [8] International Chart Peaks Certifications Album
(Main Title)
Hot
100
R&B
HipHop
BEL
[9]
CAN
[10]
GER
[11]
IRE
[12]
NED
[13]
UK
[14]
1983 "I Just Can't Walk Away" "Hang" 71 36 95 Back Where I Belong
1985 "Sexy Ways" "Body and Soul" 21 Magic
1986 "Hot Nights" "Again" Hot Nights
1988 "Reach Out I'll Be There"
(reissue)
"Standing In The
Shadows Of Love"
11 11 Greatest Hits
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Arista releases[edit]

Year Single "B" Side US Charts [8] International Chart Peaks Certifications Album
(Main Title)
Hot
100
R&B
HipHop
BEL
[9]
CAN
[10]
GER
[11]
IRE
[12]
NED
[13]
UK
[14]
1988 "If Ever A Love There Was"
(with Aretha Franklin)
"Indestructible" 31 Indestructible
"Indestructible"
(with Smokey Robinson)
"Are You With Me" 35 57 12 30 14 14 30
1989 "Loco in Acapulco" "Change Of Heart" 13 23 9 9 7
"The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine" "Loco In Acapulco" 84
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

DVDs[edit]

  • The Four Tops Reach Out: Definitive DVD Motown/Universal (2008)
  • The Four Tops: From the Heart: The 50th Anniversary Concert
  • The Four Tops: Live at The MGM Grand: 40th Anniversary Special (1996)
  • The Four Tops: (semi- documentary /concert rehearsal- recorded live for French TV,1971) 2004.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "US Albums". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2016-06-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Canadian Albums". RPM Albums. Retrieved 2016-06-23. 
  3. ^ "German Albums". offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 2016-06-23. 
  4. ^ a b c "UK Albums". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-06-23. 
  5. ^ a b c d "BPI Certification". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2016-06-24. 
  6. ^ "Norwegian Albums". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2016-06-27. 
  7. ^ "RIAA Certification". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2016-06-24. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "US Singles". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "Belgian Singles". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  10. ^ a b c d e "Canadian Singles". RPM magazine. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  11. ^ a b c d e "German Singles". offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  12. ^ a b c d e "Irish Singles". irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  13. ^ a b c d e "Netherlands Singles". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  14. ^ a b c d e "UK Singles". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  15. ^ a b "RIAA Certification". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2016-06-23. 
  16. ^ "BPI Certification". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2016-06-23.