Freddie Mercury discography

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Freddie Mercury discography
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Studio albums2
Compilation albums6
Singles16
Box sets1

This is a discography of works by Freddie Mercury as a solo artist. For information about recordings made by Queen see Queen discography.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1][2]
[3][4]
AUT
[5]
GER
[6]
ITA
[7]
NLD
[8]
NZ
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
US
[13]
1985 Mr. Bad Guy
  • Released: 29 April 1985
  • Label: CBS
6 23 11 17 13 20 14 159
1988 Barcelona 15* 24 10 13 37 18
  • UK: Silver[14]
  • SWI: Platinum
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or not released in that region.
  • Barcelona 1992 chart position. It originally charted at number 25 in the UK in 1988.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1][2]
[3][4]
AUT
[5]
GER
[6]
ITA
[7]
NLD
[8]
NZ
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
US
[13]
1992 The Freddie Mercury Album 4 2 3 1 9 4 12 35 8
  • UK: 2× Platinum[14]
  • ARG: Platinum
  • AUT: Platinum
  • FIN: Gold
  • FRA: 2× Platinum
  • GER: Platinum
  • SWE: Gold
  • SWI: Platinum
The Great Pretender
  • Released: 24 November 1992 (US)
  • Label: Hollywood
1993 Remixes 25 22 2 83 18
2000 Solo 13 36 55 21 42
2006 Lover of Life, Singer of Songs —
The Very Best of Freddie Mercury Solo
6 7 13 1 30 - 8 14 16
2012 Barcelona: Special Edition (with Montserrat Caballé)
  • Released: 11 September 2012
  • Label: Island
129
2016 Messenger of the Gods: The Singles
  • Released: 2 September 2016
  • Label: Mercury
31 24 33 27 53
2019 Never Boring
  • Released: 11 October 2019
  • Label: Mercury
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Box sets[edit]

Year Album details Notes
The Solo Collection
  • Released: 23 October 2000
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Format: 10 CD / 2 DVD
  • The box set includes Freddie Mercury's both studio albums, The Great Pretender compilation, singles, rarities and interviews. DVDs include music videos and interviews.
Never Boring
  • Released: 11 October 2019
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Format: 3 CD / 1 BD
  • The box set includes special editions of Freddie Mercury's studio albums, Mr. Bad Guy, Barcelona, compilation album Never Boring and a BluRay-disc with music videos.

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart Positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album

UK
[1][2]
[3][4]
AUT
[5]
FRA
[15]
GER
[16]
IRE
[17]
NLD
[8]
NZ
[9]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
US
[18]
1973 "I Can Hear Music" / "Goin' Back" (as Larry Lurex) Non-album single
1984 "Love Kills" 10 9 25 4 24 27 69 Metropolis: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
1985 "I Was Born to Love You" 11 20 17 7 22 24 76 Mr. Bad Guy
"Made in Heaven" 57 60 30
"Living on My Own" 50
"Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow" 76
1986 "Time" 32 12 Dave Clark's "Time": The Album
1987 "The Great Pretender" 4 26 2 11 1 14 Non-album single
"Barcelona"
(with Montserrat Caballé)
8 47 8 37 15 Barcelona
1988 "The Golden Boy"
(with Montserrat Caballé)
86
1989 "Guide Me Home/How Can I Go On"
(with Montserrat Caballé)
95
1992 "Barcelona" [re-release]
(with Montserrat Caballé)
2 6 32 3 2 2 12 8 Barcelona / The Freddie Mercury Album
"Guide Me Home/How Can I Go On" [re-release]
(with Montserrat Caballé)
Barcelona
"In My Defence" 8 50 12 The Freddie Mercury Album
1993 "The Great Pretender" [re-release] 29 26 13 38 21 36 15
"Living on My Own" (Remix) 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 Remixes
2000 "Guide Me Home"
(with Montserrat Caballé)
70 Barcelona / Solo
2006 "Love Kills" (Sunshine People Remix) 83 49 98 Lover of Life, Singer of Songs
2019 "Time Waits For No One"[19] Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Collaborations and guest appearances[edit]

  • 1975: All four members of Queen helped produce a session with the soul band Trax. Nothing was ever released.
  • 1976: "Man from Manhattan" by Eddie Howell - Mercury sang backing vocals, played piano and produced this track.
  • 1976: "You Nearly Did Me In" by Ian Hunter - Mercury sang backing vocals on this song, from the album All-American Alien Boy.
  • 1978: "Never Let Her Slip Away", a UK top five hit for Andrew Gold, saw Mercury perform harmony vocals as an uncredited background singer.[20]
  • 1982: "Emotions in Motion" by Billy Squier - Mercury sang backing vocals on this song, from album of same name. Also on the 1996 Billy Squier anthology Reach for the Sky.
  • 1983: "Victory", "There Must Be More to Life Than This" and "State of Shock" were recorded by Mercury and Michael Jackson, but their original takes were never released. Demos and samples from the latter two have, however, turned up on bootlegs. Later, Mercury reworked "There Must Be More to Life Than This" into his solo album Mr. Bad Guy, and Jackson re-recorded "State of Shock" with Mick Jagger. Popular rumours dictate that a Queen version of "Victory" exists, but this has not surfaced anywhere yet. Queen's 2014 compilation Queen Forever included a brand new arrangement of "There Must Be More to Life Than This" featuring cuts from Jackson's vocal track.
  • 1986: "Love Is the Hero" by Billy Squier - Mercury sang backing vocals on this song from the album Enough Is Enough. Mercury sings the intro on the 12" single, and also co-wrote and co-produced the track "Lady with a Tenor Sax", from the same album. Both also appear on the 1996 Billy Squier anthology Reach for the Sky.
  • 1986: "Hold On", duet with Jo Dare - Mercury co-wrote this song from the German soundtrack of Zabou [de].
  • 1988: "Heaven for Everyone" by The Cross - Mercury sang lead vocals on the LP version, backing vocals on the single version (or the version on the US album) from the album Shove It.

Video albums[edit]

Year Video details
2012 Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender
  • Released: September 2012
  • Format: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital download

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Freddie Mercury in the Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "The Official Charts Company - Freddie Mercury". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "The Official Charts Company - Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballe". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  4. ^ a b c "Chart Log UK: M - My Vitriol". Chart Log UK. Archived from the original on 21 July 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ a b c "Austrian Charts - Freddie Mercury". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  6. ^ a b "12 Alben von Freddie Mercury". Offizielle Deutsche Charts (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Italian Charts - Freddie Mercury". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  8. ^ a b c "Dutch Charts - Freddie Mercury". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  9. ^ a b c "New Zealand Charts - Freddie Mercury". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  10. ^ a b "Norwegian Charts - Freddie Mercury". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  11. ^ a b c "Swedish Charts - Freddie Mercury". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  12. ^ a b c "Swiss Charts - Freddie Mercury". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  13. ^ a b "Freddie Mercury - Chart history (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  14. ^ a b c d e f "British certifications – Queen". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 22 August 2012. Type Queen in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  15. ^ "Les Charts - Freddie Mercury". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  16. ^ "36 Titel von Freddie Mercury – Top Titel" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  17. ^ "The Irish Charts - search the charts (search: Freddie Mercury)". Irish Recorded Music Association. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  18. ^ "Freddie Mercury - Chart history (Billboard Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  19. ^ Savage, Mark (20 June 2019). "Freddie Mercury: 'Lost' song Time Waits For No One premieres on Radio 2". BBC News. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  20. ^ Mercury provided uncredited backing vocals per these sources:

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