Joe Walsh discography

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Joe Walsh is an American musician. Known as a member of the rock band Eagles, Walsh is also a solo recording artist. His highest charting song is "A Life of Illusion", which reached number-one on Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks.


James Gang albums[edit]

Date Album Certifications
November 1969 Yer' Album
October 1970 James Gang Rides Again
July 1971 Thirds
December 1971 James Gang Live in Concert
January 1973 The Best Of James Gang Featuring Joe Walsh

Barnstorm albums[edit]

Date Album
September 1972 Barnstorm
June 1973 The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get

Eagles albums[edit]

Date Album
December 1976 Hotel California
September 1979 The Long Run
November 1980 Eagles Live
November 1994 Hell Freezes Over
October 2007 Long Road Out of Eden

Solo albums[edit]

Year Album Name Peak Chart Positions Certifications
1973 The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get 6 -
1974 So What 11 -
  • US: Gold
1976 You Can't Argue with a Sick Mind 20 28
1978 But Seriously, Folks... 8 16
  • US: Platinum
1981 There Goes the Neighborhood 20 -
1983 You Bought It – You Name It 48 -
1985 The Confessor 65 -
1987 Got Any Gum? 113 -
1991 Ordinary Average Guy 112 -
1992 Songs for a Dying Planet - -
2012 Analog Man 12 53
2014 All Night Long: Live in Dallas (1981) - -

Compilation albums[edit]

Date Album
November 1978 The Best of Joe Walsh
1978 So Far So Good
May 1995 Look What I Did!
1997 Joe Walsh's Greatest Hits - Little Did He Know...
June 1997 The Best of Joe Walsh & The James Gang 1969-1974

Albums with REO Speedwagon[edit]

Date Album
1973 Ridin' The Storm Out
  • (Slide guitar)

Albums with Ringo Starr[edit]

Date Album
June 1983 Old Wave
  • (Walsh both played on and produced this album)
October 1990 Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band
September 1993 Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Volume 2: Live from Montreux
June 1998 Vertical Man
October 1998 VH1 Storytellers
January 2010 Y Not

Other album appearances[edit]

Year Artist Album
1967 The Ohio Express "Beg, Borrow and Steal" LP by
  • (vocals/guitar on "I Find I Think Of You" and "And It's True,")
1970 B.B. King Indianola Mississippi Seeds
  • (Guest artist, rhythm guitar)
1973 Manassas Down the Road
  • (Slide guitar)
1973 America Hat Trick
  • (guitar on Green Monkey)
1973 Michael Stanley Rosewood Bitters
  • (Slide guitar)
1973 Michael Stanley Friends and Legends
  • (performed on most songs on album)
1973 Rick Derringer All American Boy
  • (performed on "Teenage Queen")
1974 Billy Preston The Kids and Me
1974 Dan Fogelberg Souvenirs
  • (Walsh performed on and produced this album)
1974 Joe Vitale Roller Coaster Weekend
1975 Keith Moon Two Sides of the Moon
  • (Walsh played electric guitar on four songs.)
1976 Fools Gold Fools Gold
  • (Walsh performed on and produced this album with Glenn Frey and Glyn Johns. Walsh played guitar on "Coming Out Of Hiding")
1977 Al Kooper Act Like Nothing's Wrong
  • (Slide guitar on "Hollywood Vampire")
1977 Andy Gibb Flowing Rivers
1977 Jay Ferguson Thunder Island
1977 Carl Palmer Works Vol 1 - L.A. Nights With Keith Emerson on keyboards.
1979 Jay Ferguson Real Life Ain't This Way
1980 Warren Zevon Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School
1980 Beach Boys Keepin' the Summer Alive
  • (Walsh played guitar on the title track)
1981 John Entwistle Too Late the Hero
  • (Walsh performed on and produced this album)
1981 Joe Vitale Plantation Harbor
1982 Don Henley I Can't Stand Still
1982 Lionel Richie Lionel Richie
  • (Electric guitar and guitar solos on "Wandering Stranger")
1984 Timothy B. Schmit Playin' It Cool
  • (Slide guitar, electric guitar)
1985 Michael McDonald No Lookin' Back
  • (Guest artist, slide guitar)
1986 Steve Winwood Back in the High Life
  • (Co-writer and guitar on "Split Decision")
1986 Albert Collins Jazzvisions: Jump The Blues Away
1987 Richard Marx Richard Marx
1990 Wilson Phillips Wilson Phillips
1990 Herbs Homegrown
  • (Walsh played and sang on, wrote for and produced this album; it includes the original versions of "Up All Night", "Ordinary Average Guys" (sung by Herbs bassist Charlie Tumahai) and "It's Alright")
1991 Bob Seger The Fire Inside
  • (Guitar, 12 string guitar)
1993 Paul Shaffer The World's Most Dangerous Party
  • (Guest artist, vocals)
1995 Various A Future to This Life: Robocop – The Series Soundtrack
  • (Three songs, including the title track in a duet with Lita Ford)
1998 Fleetwood Mac Live in Boston Volume Two
  • (guitar)
2000 Rick Danko Times Like These
  • (Guest artist, guitar, piano, backing vocals)
2006 Frankie Miller Long Way Home
2012 Ringo Starr Ringo 2012
2012 Kix Brooks New to This Town
2014 Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
  • (Guest guitar solo on "Outside")

Eagles songs written by Joe Walsh[edit]

Year Song Writers Album
1976 "Life in the Fast Lane" Joe Walsh, Don Henley, Glenn Frey Hotel California
1976 "Pretty Maids All in a Row" Joe Walsh, Joe Vitale Hotel California
1979 "The Sad Café" Joe Walsh, J.D. Souther, Don Henley, Glenn Frey The Long Run
1979 "In The City" Joe Walsh, Barry De Vorzon The Long Run
2007 "Last Good Time In Town" Joe Walsh Long Road Out of Eden

Eagles studio recordings featuring Joe Walsh on lead vocal[edit]

Year Song Album
1976 "Pretty Maids All in a Row" Hotel California
1979 "In The City" The Long Run
2007 "Guilty Of The Crime" Long Road Out Of Eden
"Last Good Time In Town"

Note: Other songs in the Eagles catalog that were sung and written by Walsh include "Life's Been Good" and "All Night Long", from Walsh's solo career, which were included on Eagles Live, and "Funk #49", from Walsh's days in the James Gang, was included on the fourth "Millennium Concert" disc of the Eagles box set Selected Works: 1972-1999. The band has also been known to play "Rocky Mountain Way," as seen on the Farewell Tour I DVD. These are not Eagles songs however, since the studio cuts did not originate under the Eagles name.


Year Title Chart positions Album
1973 "Rocky Mountain Way" 23 The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get
1974 "Meadows" 89
1975 "Turn to Stone" 93 So What
1976 "Walk Away" 105 You Can't Argue with a Sick Mind
1977 "Rocky Mountain Way" 39 Rocky Mountain Way EP
1978 "Life's Been Good" 12 14 But Seriously Folks...
"Over and Over" 106
1979 "Turn to Stone" 109 The Best of Joe Walsh
1980 "All Night Long" 19 Urban Cowboy Soundtrack
1981 "A Life of Illusion" 34 1 There Goes The Neighborhood
1983 "Space Age Whiz Kids" 52 21 You Bought It, You Name It
"I Can Play That Rock & Roll" 13
1985 "The Confessor" 8 The Confessor
1987 "The Radio Song" 8 Got Any Gum?
"In My Car" 14
1991 "Ordinary Average Guy" 3 Ordinary Average Guy
"All of a Sudden" 13
1992 "Vote for Me" 10 Songs for a Dying Planet


Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak positions Album
US Country
2012 "New to This Town" Kix Brooks 31 New to This Town

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
2007 "Wild Ride" (with Kenny Chesney) 56 Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates (Kenny Chesney album)


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