Gordon Lightfoot discography

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Gordon Lightfoot discography

Lightfoot performing in 2010
Releases
Studio albums 19
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 16
Singles 46
B-sides 3
Tribute and cover albums 1

The discography of Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot comprises nineteen studio albums, three live albums, sixteen greatest hits albums and forty-six singles.

Studio albums[edit]

1960s[edit]

Title Details Peak positions
CAN
Lightfoot!
The Way I Feel
  • Release date: April 1967
  • Label: United Artists Records
Did She Mention My Name?
  • Release date: January 1968
  • Label: United Artists Records
21
Back Here on Earth
  • Release date: November 1968
  • Label: United Artists Records
21
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1970s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
CAN US US Country UK
Sit Down Young Stranger [A] 12 12
Summer Side of Life
  • Release date: May 1971
  • Label: Reprise Records
3 38
Don Quixote
  • Release date: February 1972
  • Label: Reprise Records
1 42 44
Old Dan's Records
  • Release date: November 1972
  • Label: Reprise Records
1 95
Sundown
  • Release date: January 1974
  • Label: Reprise Records
1 1 45
  • US: Platinum[2]
Cold on the Shoulder
  • Release date: February 1975
  • Label: Reprise Records
3 10
Summertime Dream
  • Release date: June 1976
  • Label: Reprise Records
1 12
Endless Wire 2 22 14
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
CAN CAN Country US US Country
Dream Street Rose
  • Release date: 1980
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
9 1 60 58
Shadows
  • Release date: January 1982
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
16 87
Salute
  • Release date: July 1983
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
59 175
East of Midnight
  • Release date: July 1986
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
37 166
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1990s–2000s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
CAN US Indie
Waiting for You
  • Release date: April 13, 1993
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
24
A Painter Passing Through
  • Release date: 1998
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
92
Harmony 13 35
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Title Details Peak positions
CAN
Two Tones at the Village Corner
  • Release date: 1962
  • Label: LMG Records
Sunday Concert
  • Release date: 1969
  • Label: United Artists Records
21
All Live 16
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
CAN US US Country
Early Lightfoot
  • Release date: 1969
  • Label: AME Records
69
The Best of Gordon Lightfoot
  • Release date: 1970
  • Label: United Artists Records
Classic Lightfoot -
The Best of Gordon Lightfoot, Vol. 2
  • Release date: 1971
  • Label: United Artists Records
41 178
A Lightfoot Collection -
The Best of Gordon Lightfoot, Vol. 3
  • Release date: 1972
  • Label: United Artists Records
The Very Best of Gordon Lightfoot
  • Release date: 1974
  • Label: United Artists Records
155
The Very Best of Gordon Lightfoot, Vol. 2
  • Release date: 1975
  • Label: United Artists Records
Gord's Gold
  • Release date: November 1975
  • Label: Reprise Records
8 34 15
  • CAN: 2× Platinum[7]
  • US: 2× Platinum[8]
Early Morning Rain
  • Release date: 1976
  • Label: EMI
Songbook
  • Release date: 1985
  • Label: Pair Records
Gord's Gold, Vol. 2
  • Release date: 1988
  • Label: Reprise Records
The Best of Gordon Lightfoot
If You Could Read My Mind
  • Release date: 1990
  • Label: Reprise Records
The Original Lightfoot
  • Release date: 1992
  • Label: United Artists Records
58
The United Artists Collection
  • Release date: 1993
  • Label: United Artists Records
Songbook
  • Release date: June 15, 1999
  • Label: Rhino Entertainment
Complete Greatest Hits
  • Release date: 2002
  • Label: Rhino Entertainment
21 128
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Tribute albums[edit]

Title Details
Beautiful: A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot

Singles[edit]

1960s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart
positions
Album
CAN CAN Country
1962 "(Remember Me) I'm the One"[B] 3 N/A
"It's Too Late, He Wins" / "Negotiations"[B] 27
"Adios, Adios"
1963 "Day Before Yesterday" (UK release)
1965 "I'm Not Sayin'" 12 2 Lightfoot!
"Ribbon of Darkness"
1966 "Spin Spin" 7 N/A
"Go Go Round" 27 The Way I Feel
1967 "The Way I Feel" 36
"Canadian Railroad Trilogy"
1968 "Black Day in July" 68 Did She Mention My Name?
"Bitter Green" 44 Back Here on Earth
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1970s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
CAN CAN AC CAN Country US US AC US Country UK AUS
1970 "Me and Bobby McGee" 13 1 Sit Down Young Stranger
"Approaching Lavender" 20
"If You Could Read My Mind" 1 1 5 1 30 27
1971 "This Is My Song" 66 Early Lightfoot
"If I Could" 111 Back Here on Earth
"Talking in Your Sleep" 19 2 64 11 Summer Side of Life
"Summer Side of Life" 21 4 98
1972 "Beautiful" 13 1 58 30 Don Quixote
"Alberta Bound"
"You Are What I Am" 3 1 1 102 32 37 Old Dan's Records
1973 "Can't Depend on Love" 27
1974 "Sundown" 1 2 4 1 1 13 33 4 Sundown
"Carefree Highway" 11 1 1 10 1 81 74
1975 "Rainy Day People" 10 1 26 1 47 Cold on the Shoulder
1976 "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" 1 1 1 2 9 50 40 46 Summertime Dream
"Race Among the Ruins" 30 11 14 65 13
1977 "The Circle Is Small (I Can See It in Your Eyes)" 6 1 9 33 3 92 Endless Wire
1978 "Daylight Katy" 44 25 16 41
"Dreamland" 24 100
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
CAN CAN AC CAN Country US US AC US Country
1980 "Dream Street Rose" 1 8 25 80 Dream Street Rose
"If You Need Me" 5 21
1981 "Baby Step Back" 6 50 17 Shadows
1982 "Blackberry Wine" 15
"In My Fashion"
1983 "Salute (A Lot More Livin' to Do)" Salute
"Without You"
1986 "Anything for Love" 39 14 13 71 East of Midnight
"Stay Loose" 86 10
1987 "East of Midnight" 11
"Ecstasy Made Easy"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1990s–2000s[edit]

Year Title Peak positions Album
CAN AC
1993 "I'll Prove My Love" Waiting for You
"Waiting for You"
1998 "A Painter Passing Through" 47 A Painter Passing Through
2004 "Inspiration Lady" Harmony
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Charted B-sides[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Original A-side
CAN CAN AC CAN Country US
1965 "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" 3 9 "Ribbon of Darkness"
1972 "That Same Old Obsession" 3 1 101 "You Are What I Am"
1973 "It's Worth Believin'" 12 "Can't Depend on Love"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ Sit Down Young Stranger was re-released as If You Could Read My Mind in 1971.
  • B ^ Credited to Gord Lightfoot. Canada did not have a national singles chart at the time of release—these chart figures are from Toronto's CHUM Chart. All other Canadian chart figures from RPM magazine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American album certifications – Gordon Lightfoot – If You Could Read My Mind". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  2. ^ "American album certifications – Gordon Lightfoot – Sundown". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  3. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Gordon Lightfoot – Summertime Dream". Music Canada. 
  4. ^ "American album certifications – Gordon Lightfoot – Summertime Dream". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  5. ^ "American album certifications – Gordon Lightfoot – Endless Wire". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  6. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Gordon Lightfoot – East of Midnight". Music Canada. 
  7. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Gordon Lightfoot – Gord's Gold". Music Canada. 
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Gordon Lightfoot – Gord%27s Gold". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  9. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Gordon Lightfoot – Gord's Gold Vol. Ii". Music Canada. 
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Gordon Lightfoot – Gord%27s Gold, Vol. 2". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  11. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Gordon Lightfoot – Complete Greatest Hits". Music Canada. 
  12. ^ "American album certifications – Gordon Lightfoot – Complete Greatest Hits". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  13. ^ "American single certifications – Gordon Lightfoot – Sundown". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH