Jerry Lee Lewis discography

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Jerry Lee Lewis discography
Jerry Lee Lewis 1950s.JPG
Studio albums40
Live albums4
Compilation albums10
Singles77
No.1 Single12

This is a detailed discography for American rock and roll, country, and gospel singer-songwriter Jerry Lee Lewis. One of the pioneers of rockabilly, Lewis has recorded over 40 albums in a career spanning seven decades. Lewis is a versatile artist, and has recorded songs in multiple genres. Lewis, in 1986, was one of the very first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and, as of 2018, is the last surviving rock and roll pioneer of Sun Records (fellow Sun rock and roll colleagues such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and Carl Perkins, among others, are deceased.) Some of his best known songs are "Great Balls of Fire", "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", and "High School Confidential". His album, "Live at the Star Club, Hamburg", is widely considered one of the greatest live concert albums ever.[1][2][3][4][5] In his lengthy career in music, Lewis has had 30 songs reach the top ten on the "Billboard Country-and-Western" chart.[6] Lewis is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential pianists of the rock and roll era, and was ranked number 24 on "Rolling Stone" magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".[7]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Chart positions
US US Country CAN NED UK
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee's Greatest 12
Golden Hits of Jerry Lee Lewis (re-recordings) 40
The Return of Rock 64
Country Songs for City Folks/All Country 39
Memphis Beat 145
Soul My Way
Another Place, Another Time 160 3
She Still Comes Around 12
Sings the Country Music Hall of Fame Hits, Vol. 1 127 2
Sings the Country Music Hall of Fame Hits, Vol. 2 124 5
The Golden Cream of the Country 11
She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye 186 9
In Loving Memories: The Jerry Lee Lewis Gospel Album 213 18
There Must Be More to Love Than This 190 8
Touching Home 152 11
Would You Take Another Chance on Me? 115 3
The Killer Rocks On 105 4
Who's Gonna Play This Old Piano? 201 3
The Session...Recorded in London with Great Artists 37 4 12
Sometimes a Memory Ain't Enough 6
Southern Roots: Back Home to Memphis 6
I-40 Country 25
Boogie Woogie Country Man 16
Odd Man In 33
Country Class 18
Country Memories 21
Jerry Lee Keeps Rockin' 40
Jerry Lee Lewis (Elektra album) 186 23
When Two Worlds Collide 32
Killer Country 35
My Fingers Do the Talkin' 62
I Am What I Am
Pretty Much Country
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: ACE Records
Solid Ground
  • Released: 1993
  • Label:
Young Blood 31
Last Man StandingA (duets album)
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Artists First
26 4 34 49
Mean Old Man (duets album) 30 30
Rock & Roll TimeB 140 27
  • ALast Man Standing peaked at #6 on the Americana Radio Pop Chart, #9 on the CIMS Pop Chart, #8 on the Billboard Rock Chart and #1 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart.
  • BRock & Toll Time peaked at #33 on the Billboard Rock Chart and #30 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart.

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Chart positions
US US Country CAN
Live at the Star Club, Hamburg
The Greatest Live Show on Earth 32
By Request: More of the Greatest Live Show on Earth
Live at the International, Las Vegas 149 5
Live at Gilley's
Last Man Standing Live
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Artists First
Live from Austin, TX (Live DVD & CD)
Jerry Lee Lewis: Live at Third Man Records

Collaboration albums[edit]

Title Album details Chart positions
US US Country CAN
Together (with Linda Gail Lewis) 8
Duets: Jerry Lee Lewis and Friends (with Jimmy "Orion" Ellis and Charlie Rich)
The Million Dollar Quartet (with Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley)
The Survivors Live (with Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins) 205 21
Class of '55 (with Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison) 87 15

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Title Album details Chart positions
US US Country CAN
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Great Balls of Fire!

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Chart positions
US US Country CAN
Original Golden Hits, Vol. 1 119 8
Original Golden Hits, Vol. 2 122 6
Rockin' Rhythm and Blues
A Taste of Country 16
Ole Tyme Country Music
The Best of Jerry Lee Lewis 114 8
Monsters 44
Original Golden Hits, Vol. 3
Breathless (High Heel Sneakers + Roll Over Beethoven)
The Best of Jerry Lee Lewis, Volume II 23
Best of/Vol. 3 49
The Best of Jerry Lee Lewis featuring 39 and Holding 39
Jerry Lee Lewis - 18 Original Sun Greatest Hits
All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
  • Released: 1994
  • Label:
62
A Half-Century of Hits (box set)
Sun Recordings: Greatest Hits 71
A Whole Lotta...Jerry Lee Lewis: The Definitive Retrospective
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: Salvo Records

Singles[edit]

1950s[edit]

Year Single (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Peak chart positions Album
US US Country US
R&B
UK[8] BEL
1956 "Crazy Arms"
b/w "End of the Road" (from Original Golden Hits - Volume 1)
Jerry Lee Lewis
1957 "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On"
b/w "It'll Be Me" (alt. from Jerry Lee Lewis)
3 1 1 8 13 Original Golden Hits - Volume 1
"Great Balls of Fire" / 2 1 1 1 16 Jerry Lee's Greatest!
"You Win Again" 95 4 Original Golden Hits - Volume 1
1958 "Breathless"
b/w "Down the Line"
7 4 3 8
"High School Confidential" / 21 9 5 12 Jerry Lee Lewis
"Fools Like Me" 11
"Lewis Boogie"
b/w "The Return of Jerry Lee"
18 Original Sun Greatest Hits
"Break Up" / 52 Jerry Lee's Greatest!
"I'll Make It All Up to You" 85 19 Original Golden Hits - Volume 2
1959 "I'll Sail My Ship Alone"
b/w "It Hurt Me So" (Non-album track)
93
"Lovin' Up a Storm"A
b/w "Big Blon' Baby"
28 Non-album tracks
"Let's Talk About Us"
b/w "The Ballad of Billy Joe" (Non-album track)
Jerry Lee's Greatest!
"Little Queenie"
b/w "I Could Never Be Ashamed of You"
(from Original Golden Hits - Volume 2)
Original Golden Hits - Volume 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1960s[edit]

Year Single (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Peak chart positions Album
US[9] US Country CAN Country UK[8]
1960 "Baby Baby Bye Bye"
b/w "Old Black Joe" (from Ole Tyme Country Music)
47 Non-album track
"John Henry"
b/w "Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes" (from Rockin' Rhythm and Blues)
Ole Tyme Country Music
"When I Get Paid"
b/w "Love Made a Fool of Me"
Non-album tracks
1961 "What'd I Say" [A]
b/w "Livin' Lovin' Wreck" (Non-album track)
30 27 10 Jerry Lee's Greatest!
"Cold, Cold Heart"
b/w "It Won't Happen with Me" (Non-album track)
22
"Save the Last Dance for Me"
b/w "As Long As I Live" (from The Golden Cream of the Country)
Original Golden Hits - Volume 2
"Money"
b/w "Bonnie B" (Non-album track)
1962 "I've Been Twistin'"
b/w "Ramblin' Rose" (from The Golden Cream of the Country)
Non-album track
"Sweet Little Sixteen" / 95 38 Rockin' Rhythm and Blues
"How's My Ex Treating You?" Original Golden Hits - Volume 2
"Good Golly Miss Molly"
b/w "I Can't Trust Me (in Your Arms Anymore)"
(from The Golden Cream of the Country)
31 Rockin' Rhythm and Blues
1963 "Teenage Letter"
b/w "Seasons of My Heart" (with Linda Gail Lewis,
from The Golden Cream of the Country)
Non-album tracks
1964 "Hit the Road Jack" /
"Pen and Paper" 36
"I'm On Fire"
b/w "Bread and Butter Man"
98
"She Was My Baby (He Was My Friend)"
b/w "The Hole He Said He'd Dig for Me"
"Hi Heel Sneakers"
b/w "You Went Back on Your Word" (from The Return of Rock)
91 The Greatest Live Show on Earth
1965 "Green Green Grass of Home"
b/w "Baby (You Got What It Takes)" (With Linda Gayle Lewis, non-album track)
Country Songs for City Folks
"Carry Me Back to Old Virginia"
b/w "I Know What It Means" (Non-album track)
Ole Tyme Country Music
"Baby, Hold Me Close"
b/w "I Believe in You"
129 The Return of Rock
1966 "Sticks and Stones"
b/w "What a Heck of a Mess" (Non-album track)
Memphis Beat
"Memphis Beat"
b/w "If I Had It All to Do Over" (Non-album track)
1967 "It's a Hang Up Baby"
b/w "Holdin' On"
Soul My Way
"Turn On Your Love Light"
b/w "Shotgun Man"
1968 "Another Place, Another Time" [B]
b/w "Walking the Floor over You"
97 4 Another Place, Another Time
"What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)"
b/w "All the Good Is Gone"
94 2 1
"She Still Comes Around (to Love What's Left of Me)"
b/w "Slipping Around" (from The Best of Jerry Lee Lewis)
2 2 She Still Comes Around
"To Make Love Sweeter for You"
b/w "Let's Talk About Us"
1 4
1969 "One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)"
b/w "I Can't Stop Loving You"
3 1 The Country Music Hall of Fame Hits, Vol. 2
"Invitation to Your Party"
b/w "I Could Never Be Ashamed of You" (from Original Golden Hits - Volume 2)
6 1 The Golden Cream of the Country
"She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye"
b/w "Echoes" (from She Still Comes Around)
2 1 She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye
"One Minute Past Eternity"
b/w "Frankie and Johnny"
2 2 The Golden Cream of the Country
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1970s[edit]

Year Single (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Peak chart positions Album
US US Country CAN CAN Country
1970 "There Must Be More to Love Than This"
b/w "Home Away from Home"
1 1 There Must Be More to Love Than This
"Once More with Feeling"
b/w "You Went Out of Your Way (to Walk on Me)"
2 17 She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye
"I Can't Seem to Say Goodbye"
b/w "Goodnight Irene"
7 4 A Taste of Country
"Waiting for a Train"
b/w "Big Legged Woman" (from Rockin' Rhythm and Blues)
11 18 Ole Tyme Country Music
"In Loving Memories"
b/w "I Can't Have a Merry Christmas,
Mary (Without You)" (Non-album track)
48 In Loving Memories
1971 "Touching Home"
b/w "Woman, Woman (Get Out of Our Way)"
(from There Must Be More to Love Than This)
3 4 Touching Home
"Love on Broadway"
b/w "Matchbox" (from Monsters)
31 Original Golden Hits - Volume III
"When He Walks on You (Like You Have Walked on Me)"
b/w "Foolish Kind of Man"
11 1 Touching Home
"Me and Bobby McGee" / 40 1 (flip) 50 Would You Take Another Chance on Me
"Would You Take Another Chance on Me" 1 2
1972 "Chantilly Lace" / [C] 43 1 59 1 The Killer Rocks On
"Think About It Darlin'" flip 19 Who's Gonna Play This Old Piano?
"Lonely Weekends" / 11 13 The Killer Rocks On
"Turn On Your Love Light" 95
"Who's Gonna Play This Old Piano"
b/w "No Honky Tonks in Heaven"
14 6 Who's Gonna Play This Old Piano?
1973 "No More Hanging On"
b/w "The Mercy of a Letter"
19 3
"No Headstone on My Grave"
b/w "Jack Daniel's (Old No 7)" (Non-album track)
60 86 The Session
"Meat Man"
b/w "Just a Little Bit"
Southern Roots
"Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee"
"Rock and Roll Medley"
41 20 33 12 The Session
"Sometimes a Memory Ain't Enough"
b/w "I Think I Need to Pray
6 6 Sometimes a Memory Ain't Enough
1974 "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone"
b/w "I've Fallen to the Bottom"
21 23
"Tell Tale Signs"
b/w "Cold, Cold Morning Light"
18 8 I-40 Country
"He Can't Fill My Shoes"
b/w "Tomorrow's Taking My Baby Away"
8 4
1975 "I Can Still Hear The Music in the Restroom"
b/w "Remember Me (I'm the Who Loves You)"
13 20 Boogie Woogie Country Man
"Boogie Woogie Country Man"
b/w "I'm Still Jealous of You
24
"A Damn Good Country Song"
b/w "When I Take My Vacation to Heaven"
68 42 Odd Man In
1976 "Don't Boogie Woogie"
b/w "That Kind of Fool"
58
"Let's Put It Back Together Again"
b/w "Jerry Lee's Rock and Roll Revival Show"
6 14 Country Class
"The Closest Thing to You"
b/w "You Belong to Me"
27 23
1977 "Middle Age Crazy"
b/w "Georgia on My Mind"
4 3 Country Memories
1978 "Come On In"
b/w "Who's Sorry Now"
10 44
"I'll Find It Where I Can"
b/w "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes"
10 Jerry Lee Keeps Rockin'
1979 "Save the Last Dance for Me"
b/w "Am I to Be the One"
26 18 Duets
"Cold, Cold Heart"
b/w "Hello Josephine"
84
"Rockin' My Life Away" / 18 34 Jerry Lee Lewis (Elektra)
"I Wish I Was Eighteen Again" flip
"Who Will the Next Fool Be?"
b/w "Rita May"
20 24
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s-2000s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country CAN Country
1980 "When Two Worlds Collide"
b/w "Good News Travels Fast"
11 15 When Two Worlds Collide
"Honky Tonk Stuff"
b/w "Rockin' Jerry Lee"
28 48
"Somewhere over the Rainbow"
b/w "Folsom Prison Blues"
10 18 Killer Country
1981 "Thirty Nine and Holding"
b/w "Change Places with Me"
4 6
1982 "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
b/w "Pick Me Up on Your Way Down"
(from The Country Music Hall of Fame Hits, Volume 2)
43 The Country Music Hall of Fame Hits, Volume 1
"I'd Do It All Again"
b/w "Who Will Buy the Wine"
52 The Best of Jerry Lee Lewis
"My Fingers Do the Talkin'"
b/w "Forever Forgiving"
44 41 My Fingers Do the Talkin'
1983 "Come as You Were"
b/w "Circumstantial Evidence"
66
"Why You Been Gone So Long?"
b/w "She Sings Amazing Grace"
69
1984 "I Am What I Am"
b/w "That Was the Way It Was Then"
I Am What I Am
1986 "Get Out Your Big Roll Daddy"
b/w "Honky Tonkin' Rock 'n Roll Piano Man"
Get Out Your Big Roll Daddy
"Sixteen Candles"
b/w "Rock and Roll (FAIS-DO-DO)" (with Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins)
61 Class of '55
1990 "It Was the Whiskey Talkin' (Not Me)"
b/w "It Was the Whisky Talkin' (Not Me)" (Rock & Roll version)
Dick Tracy (soundtrack)
1995 "Goosebumps"
b/w "Crown Victoria Custom '51"
Young Blood
2009 "Mean Old Man" Mean Old Man
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other singles[edit]

Singles from collaboration albums[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country CAN Country
1969 "Don't Let Me Cross Over" Linda Gail Lewis 9 Together
1970 "Roll Over Beethoven" 71 12
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak positions Album
US Country
1989 "Never Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll" Ronnie McDowell 50 I'm Still Missing You
1992 "Great Balls of Fire" Dorothée Une Histoire d'Amour
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2006 "Honky Tonk Woman" (with Kid Rock) Trey Fanjoy
"Pink Cadillac"[10] Lucas Virgoux

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
2010 "Great Balls of Fire" (live version) The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concerts[11]

Notes[edit]

  • A^ "What'd I Say" also peaked at number 30 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Sides chart.
  • B^ "Another Place, Another Time" also peaked at number 73 on the RPM Top Singles chart in Canada.
  • C^ "Chantilly Lace" also peaked at number 33 on the UK Singles chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Checksfield, "Jerry Lee Lewis. The Greatest Live Show on Earth", Record Collector, No.188 – April 1995, p. 79.
  2. ^ Milo Miles Album review of Live at the Star Club, Hamburg. Rolling Stone, No. 899/900 – July 2002, p.112.
  3. ^ Q Magazine, No. 1, 2002, p.59.
  4. ^ Mojo, 3/01/04, p.52.
  5. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Album Review: "Live at the Star Club, Hamburg" at AllMusic.
  6. ^ https://www.wsj.com/articles/jerry-lee-lewis-the-enduring-rebel-of-rocknroll-1413908005
  7. ^ "The Immortals: The First Fifty". Rolling Stone Issue 946.
  8. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 320. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  9. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. p. 523. ISBN 0-89820-188-8.
  10. ^ "CMT : Videos : Jerry Lee Lewis : Pink Cadillac". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011.
  11. ^ "The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concerts (4CD)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-11-25.

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