Grace Jones discography

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Grace Jones discography
Grace Jones.jpg
Jones performing in Roskilde Festival in 2009
Studio albums 10
Compilation albums 8
Video albums 2
Music videos 19
Singles 53

Grace Jones' discography consists of 10 studio albums, eight compilation albums and 53 singles.

Jones began her recording career in 1975 with a disco song "I Need a Man" which became her first number one on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart two years later. She has since topped this chart with "Slave to the Rhythm" in 1985, "Love on Top of Love" in 1989 and "Sex Drive" in 1993, scoring four number one club hits in the United States, with a total of 17 entries on this chart. The singer also holds six entries on the US R&B chart, the most successful being "Pull Up to the Bumper" at number five. Internationally, her most successful single in terms of commercial performance is arguably the 1985 "Slave to the Rhythm".

Jones achieved chart prominence with her 1981 breakthrough album Nightclubbing which entered top 10 in five countries and was her first album to receive recording certifications for its sales. Jones's commercially most successful album to date remains her 1985 compilation Island Life, the only album chart-topper of her career.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[1]
AUT
[2]
CAN
[3]
FRA
[4]
GER
[5]
ITA
[6]
NLD
[7]
NOR
[8]
NZL
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
US
[13]
1977 Portfolio 27 9 8 22 109
1978 Fame 59 15 22 97
1979 Muse 38 156
1980 Warm Leatherette 47 45 132
1981 Nightclubbing 19 5 8 2 19 3 4 35 32
1982 Living My Life 34 46 18 13 3 7 15 86
1985 Slave to the Rhythm 34 7 75 10 15 8 13 11 23 9 12 73
1986 Inside Story 51 15 38 12 34 30 61 81
1989 Bulletproof Heart 108 55
2008 Hurricane 123 23 36 19 40 63 37 34 28 42
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[1]
AUT
[2]
GER
[5]
NLD
[7]
NOR
[8]
NZL
[9]
SWI
[11]
UK
[20]
US
[13]
1985 Island Life 9 10 22 14 19 1 22 4 161
1993 The Ultimate 33
1998 Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions 37 158
2003 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Grace Jones[22]
The Universal Masters Collection
2004 The Collection[23]
2006 The Grace Jones Story
The Ultimate Collection
2013 Icon
2015 Disco (Portfolio, Fame, Muse boxed set) 99
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Singles[edit]

Year Title[24] Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[1]
AUT
[2]
BEL
[25]
CAN
[3]
FRA
[26]
GER
[5]
IRL
[27]
ITA
[28]
NLD
[7]
NZL
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[29]
US
[30]
US R&B
[31]
US Dan
[31]
1975 "I Need a Man" 83 1 Portfolio
1976 "I'll Find My Way to You" (Italy only) Muse
"Sorry" 71 7 Portfolio
"That's the Trouble"
1977 "La Vie en rose" 13 87 3 19 4 10
1978 "Do or Die" 3 Fame
"Autumn Leaves"[32]
"Fame" (US only) 3
"Am I Ever Gonna Fall in Love in New York City" (Australia only)
1979 "On Your Knees" 28 Muse
1980 "A Rolling Stone" (UK only) Warm Leatherette
"Love Is the Drug"[33]
"Private Life" 17
"The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game" 87
"Warm Leatherette" 20
"Breakdown" (US only)
"Pars" (France only)
1981 "Demolition Man" Nightclubbing
"I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)" 1 35 16 44 4 20 9
"Pull Up to the Bumper"[34] 67 14 26 10 16 13 53 101 5 2
"Use Me" (US only)
"Feel Up" (US only)
"Walking in the Rain" 94 67 34
1982 "Nipple to the Bottle" (North America, Netherlands & Australasia) 33 7 16 3 17 2 Living My Life
"The Apple Stretching" 50
1983 "My Jamaican Guy" 39 56
"Cry Now, Laugh Later" (US & Canada) 64 33
"Unlimited Capacity for Love" (Netherlands only)
"Living My Life" (UK & Portugal) single only
1985 "Slave to the Rhythm" 20 7 4 49 4 7 4 5 5 12 20 1 Slave to the Rhythm
"Jones the Rhythm"
1986 "Pull Up to the Bumper"[34] 14 26 10 16 13 12 Island Life
"Love Is the Drug"[33] 57 18 35
"Private Life" Remix 91
"I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)" 18 39 24 22 39 9 24 56 69 9 4 Inside Story
"Party Girl" 53 39 82 19
1987 "Crush" (US & Canada) 32
"Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician" 40 35
1989 "Love on Top of Love" 121 39 47 1 Bulletproof Heart
1990 "Amado Mio" 83 38 96 11
1992 "7 Day Weekend" 86 Boomerang (soundtrack)
1993 "Evilmainya" Freddie as F.R.O.7 (soundtrack)
"Sex Drive" 82 1 Black Marilyn (Unreleased)
1996 "Love Bites" single only
1997 "Hurricane (Cradle to the Grave)" Force of Nature (Unreleased)
1998 "Storm" The Avengers (soundtrack)
2000 "Pull Up to the Bumper" (with Funkstar De Luxe) 54 60 Keep on Moving (It's Too Funky in Here)
2008 "Corporate Cannibal" Hurricane
"Williams' Blood" 44 131
2009 "Well Well Well"
2010 "Love You to Life"
2011 "Dancefloor" (with Brigitte Fontaine) L'un n'empêche pas l'autre
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Guest appearances[edit]

Artist Album Track(s) Date Label
Thompson Twins Quick Step and Side Kick "Watching" February 1983 Arista
Arcadia So Red the Rose "Election Day" 18 November 1985 Parlophone (UK)
Capitol/EMI (US)
Various artists (compilation) Boomerang (soundtrack) "7 Day Weekend" 30 June 1992 LaFace
Various artists (compilation) Freddie as F.R.O.7 (soundtrack) "Evilmainya" 29 September 1992 n/a
Various artists (compilation) Toys (soundtrack) "Let Joy and Innocence Prevail" 15 December 1992 Geffen
Various artists (compilation) The Avengers (soundtrack) "Storm" 7 July 1998 n/a
Lil' Kim The Notorious K.I.M. "Revolution" 27 June 2000 Atlantic, Undeas, Queen Bee, Big Beat
Brigitte Fontaine Prohibition "Soufi" 6 October 2009 Polydor
Diddy Last Train to Paris "Yeah Yeah You Would" 14 December 2010 Bad Boy, Interscope
Brigitte Fontaine L'un n'empêche pas l'autre "Dancefloor", "Caravane" 31 May 2011 Polydor
Various artists (compilation) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "Original Beast" 17 November 2014 Republic
Gorillaz Humanz "Charger" 28 April 2017 Parlophone

Videography[edit]

Video albums[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director(s)[35]
1977 "I Need a Man"
1978 "La Vie en rose"
"Do or Die" Enzo Trapani
"Anema e core"
"Fame"
"Am I Ever Gonna Fall in Love in New York City"
1980 "Private Life" Mike Mansfield
1981 "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)" Jean-Paul Goude
"Pull Up to the Bumper"
1982 "My Jamaican Guy"
"Living My Life"
1985 "Slave to the Rhythm"
1986 "Love Is the Drug" Matt Forrest and Bruno Tilley
"I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)" Keith Haring
1987 "Crush"
1989 "Love on Top of Love" Greg Gorman
2008 "Corporate Cannibal" Nick Hooker[36]
2009 "Williams' Blood"
2010 "Love You to Life" Chris Levine and Why Not Associates[37]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian chart peaks:
  2. ^ a b c "Discographie Grace Jones" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". www.collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
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  6. ^ For Portfolio and Fame chart positions see: "Hit Parade Italia - ALBUM 1978" (in Italian). www.hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
    For Slave to the Rhythm chart positions see: "Hit Parade Italia - ALBUM 1986" (in Italian). www.hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
    For Hurricane chart positions see: "FIMI - Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana - Classifiche" (in Italian). www.fimi.it. Archived from the original on 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
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  19. ^ a b "Certified Awards Search". www.bpi.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2011-07-04. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  20. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Grace Jones discography". The Official Charts Company. 5 May 2013. 
    For Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions chart positions see: "Chart Log UK: Candy J. - JX". www.zobbel.de. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  21. ^ "Gold & Platin" (in German). www.ifpi.at. Archived from the original on 2013-07-01. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  22. ^ David Jeffries. "20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Grace Jones - Grace Jones". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  23. ^ Andy Kellman. "The Collection - Grace Jones". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  24. ^ The singles chronology below may vary for different territories.
  25. ^ "Discografie Grace Jones" (in Dutch). www.ultratop.be. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  26. ^ "Tous les Titres de l'Artiste choisi" (in French). www.infodisc.fr. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
    For "Slave to the Rhythm" chart position see: "Discographie Grace Jones" (in French). Lescharts.com. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  27. ^ "Search the charts". www.irishcharts.ie. Archived from the original on 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  28. ^ "Indice per Interprete: J" (in Italian). www.hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
    For "La Vie en rose" chart position see: "Settimana del 18/02/78" (in Italian). www.hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  29. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Grace Jones discography". The Official Charts Company. 5 May 2013. 
    For "Pull Up to the Bumper" (with Funkstar De Luxe) chart position see: "The Official Charts Company - Grace Jones discography". The Official Charts Company. 5 May 2013. 
    For "Williams' Blood" chart positions see: "Chart Log UK: Candy J. - JX". www.zobbel.de. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  30. ^ "Grace Jones Album & Song Chart History". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-02-07. 
  31. ^ a b http://www.musicvf.com/Grace+Jones.art
  32. ^ Although "Anema e core" is the B-side to "Autumn Leaves", the single's cover art identifies it as the single's title; this song was also included on the Italian version of the Fame album.
  33. ^ a b "Love Is the Drug" charted only in 1986 when it was re-released to promote Island Life.
  34. ^ a b In Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom "Pull Up to the Bumper" reached its peak position in 1986 when it was re-released to promote Island Life.
  35. ^ "Grace Jones". www.mvdbase.com. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
  36. ^ "Grace Jones Corporate Cannibal VIDEO!". lalate.com. Retrieved 2011-06-28. 
  37. ^ "Love You to Life". www.chrislevine.com. Retrieved 2011-06-28. 

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