John Farnham discography

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John Farnham discography
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Studio albums 20
Live albums 6
Compilation albums 19
Video albums 17
Music videos 25
EPs 3
Singles 74
Soundtrack albums 12

John Farnham, billed as Johnny Farnham during 1964–1979, is an English born Australian pop singer who has released nineteen studio albums, three extended plays, nineteen compilation albums, six live albums, seventeen video albums, seventy-four singles, twenty-five music videos and twelve soundtracks.[1][2][3] His career has mostly been as a solo artist but he replaced Glenn Shorrock as lead singer of Little River Band during 1982–1985.[4][5][6] Aside from solo releases, Farnham has recorded duets with other solo artists or with bands.[1][4]

Farnham was vocalist for The Mavericks from 1964,[4] by late 1965 he had joined Strings Unlimited,[3][4] In 1966, they recorded a three-track demo tape with Farnham on vocals, Stewart Male on lead guitar, Barry Roy on rhythm guitar, Mike Foenander on keyboards and Peter Foggie on drums.[7] Talent manager, Darryl Sambell, saw Strings Unlimited perform on 29 April 1967 and encouraged Farnham to go solo.[6][7] Farnham recorded an advertising jingle, "Susan Jones", for an airline, Ansett-ANA, and signed a contract with EMI.[3][7] Farnham's debut single was a novelty song, "Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)", released in November 1967. His debut extended play, Johnny Farnham, followed in December, and his single peaked at #1 on the Australian National Singles Charts for five weeks in early 1968.[8] Selling 180 000 copies in Australia, "Sadie" was the highest selling single by an Australian artist of the decade.[6][9] Farnham's debut studio album, Sadie was issued in April 1968. Other #1 singles are "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" in 1969–1970, "You're the Voice" in 1986 and "Age of Reason" in 1988;[10][11] and his #1 albums are Whispering Jack in 1986–1987, Age of Reason in 1988, Chain Reaction in 1990, Then Again in 1993, Anthology 1: Greatest Hits 1986-1997 in 1997, 33⅓ in 2000, The Last Time in 2002 and Two Strong Hearts Live in 2015.[10][11][12][13]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Catalogue #
AUS
KMR
[10][14]
AUS
ARIA
[11]
NZL
[15]
NOR
[16]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
1968 Sadie[nb 1] OSX-7854
Everybody Oughta Sing a Song[nb 1]
  • Released: November 1968
  • Label: EMI/Columbia
  • Producer: David MacKay
  • Formats: LP
12 SOEX-7891
1970 Looking Through a Tear[nb 1][nb 2]
  • Released: July 1970
  • Label: EMI/Columbia
  • Producer: Howard Gable
  • Formats: LP
11 SCXO-7920
Christmas Is... Johnny Farnham[nb 1][nb 3]
  • Released: December 1970
  • Label: EMI/Columbia
  • Producer: Howard Gable
  • Formats: LP
SOEX-9700
1971 Johnny[nb 1]
  • Released: August 1971
  • Label: HMV/Columbia
  • Producer: Howard Gable
  • Formats: LP
24 OSCD-7680
Together[nb 4]
(with Allison Durbin)
  • Released: August 1971
  • Label: HMV/Columbia
  • Producer: Howard Gable
  • Formats: LP
22 OCSD-7682
1972 Johnny Farnham Sings the Shows[nb 1][nb 5]
  • Released: June 1972
  • Label: Axis
  • Producer: Howard Gable
  • Formats: LP
Axis 6000
1973 Hits Magic & Rock 'N Roll[nb 1]
  • Released: June 1973
  • Label: EMI
  • Producer: Peter Dawkins
  • Formats: LP
EMC-2502
1974 Johnny Farnham Sings Hits from the Movies[nb 1]
  • Released: September 1974
  • Label: EMI
  • Producer: Peter Dawkins
  • Formats: LP
SOELP-10018
1975 J.P. Farnham Sings[nb 1]
  • Released: November 1975
  • Label: EMI
  • Producer: Peter Dawkins
  • Formats: LP
EMA-310
1980 Uncovered[nb 6] 20 - Aus Gold WBEX-1002
1986 Whispering Jack[nb 6][nb 7]
  • Released: 20 October 1986
  • Label: Wheatley, Starcall, RCA/Sony BMG
  • Producer: Ross Fraser
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
1 9 2 12 1 3 AUS: 24× Platinum[24] SFL1-0149
SFK1-0149
SFCD-0149
1988 Age of Reason[nb 6]
  • Released: 25 July 1988
  • Label: RCA/Sony BMG
  • Producer: Ross Fraser
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
1 1 6 9 4 AUS: 11× Platinum[25] SFL1-0168
PK-71839
SFCD-0168
1990 Chain Reaction[nb 6]
  • Released: 24 September 1990
  • Label: RCA/Sony BMG
  • Producer: Ross Fraser
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
1 1 8 35 AUS: 8× Platinum[25] VPL1-0830
VPK1-0830
VPCD-0830
1993 Then Again...[nb 6]
  • Released: 18 October 1993
  • Label: RCA/Sony BMG
  • Producer: Ross Fraser
  • Formats: MC, CD
1 34 AUS: 4× Platinum[25]
74321166652
1996 Romeo's Heart[nb 6]
  • Released: 3 June 1996
  • Label: RCA/Sony BMG
  • Producer: Ross Fraser
  • Formats: MC, CD
2 AUS: 4× Platinum[25]
74321373002
2000 33⅓[nb 6]
  • Released: 7 July 2000
  • Label: RCA/Sony BMG
  • Producer: Ross Fraser, John Farnham
  • Formats: CD
1 AUS: Platinum[26] 74321773912
2002 The Last Time[nb 6]
  • Released: 7 October 2002
  • Label: RCA, Sony BMG, Gotham
  • Producer: Ross Fraser, John Farnham
  • Formats: CD
1 AUS: 3× Platinum[27] 74321969012
2005 I Remember When I Was Young: Songs from the Great Australian Songbook[nb 6]
  • Released: 14 May 2005
  • Label: RCA, Sony BMG, Gotham
  • Producer: Ross Fraser, John Farnham
  • Formats: CD
2 AUS: 2× Platinum[28] 82876747652
2010 Jack[nb 6]
  • Released: 15 October 2010
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Producer: Ross Fraser, John Farnham
  • Formats: CD, digital
2 AUS: Gold[29] 88697751692
2016 Friends for Christmas (with Olivia Newton-John) 1 AUS: Gold[30] 88985387172
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Catalogue #
AUS
KMR
[14]
AUS
ARIA
[11]
1967 Johnny Farnham[nb 1] SEGO-70168
1970 Number One[nb 1]
  • Released: 1970
  • Label: EMI/Columbia
  • Producer: David Mackay
  • Formats: EP
SEGO-70185
1994 FIght For Survival - The Concert For Rwanda[nb 6]
  • Released: September 1994
  • Label: BMG, Gotham
  • Producer: Ross Fraser
  • Formats: CD
74321232392
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Catalogue #
AUS
KMR
[10]
AUS
ARIA
[11]
NZL
[15]
NOR
[16]
1973 Johnny Farnham Sings The Big Hits Of '73 Live![nb 1][nb 8] 45 EMC-2506
1991 Full House[nb 6] 2 2 16 11 AUS: 5× platinum[25]
VPCD-0843
1998 Highlights from The Main Event[nb 9]
(with Olivia Newton-John and Anthony Warlow)
  • Released: 14 December 1998
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Producer: Ross Fraser
  • Formats: CD
1 AUS: 5× platinum[32] 74321638832
1999 Live at the Regent Theatre - 1 July 1999[nb 6][nb 10]
  • Released: 30 August 1999
  • Label: Sony BMG, RCA, Gotham
  • Producer: Ross Fraser
  • Formats: CD
7 AUS: platinum[32] 74321699032
2005 John Farnham & Tom Jones - Together in Concert[nb 11](with Tom Jones)
  • Released: 20 March 2005
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Producer: Ross Fraser
  • Formats: CD
3 AUS: platinum[28] 82876682212
2011 The Acoustic Chapel Sessions [33]
  • Released: 30 September 2011
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Producer: Ross Fraser
  • Formats: CD, DVD, digital download
10 88697969872
2015 Highlights from Two Strong Hearts: Live
  • Released: 26 June 2015
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 88875103742
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Catalogue #
AUS
KMR
[10]
AUS
ARIA
[11]
NZL
[15]
1971 The Best Of Johnny Farnham[nb 1] S/4875
1976 Johnny Farnham's Greatest Hits[nb 1]
  • Released: 1976
  • Label: WRC/EMI Records
  • Producer: David Mackay
  • Formats: LP
04643
1980 The Best Of John Farnham[nb 6] AX-430007
CDAX-430007
1987 John Farnham Phenomenon[nb 6]
  • Released: 18 May 1987
  • Label: J&B Records
  • Producer: David Mackay, Peter Dawkins
  • Formats: LP
44 JB300
Another Side Of John Farnham[nb 6]
  • Released: 1987
  • Label: Axis
  • Producer: David Mackay, Peter Dawkins
  • Formats: LP, CD
AX-701355
CDAX-701355
1988 Time Brings Change[nb 6]
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Axis
  • Producer: David Mackay, Peter Dawkins
  • Formats: LP, CD
AX-701443
CDAX-701443
1995 Johnny Farnham[nb 6]
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: EMI
  • Producer: David Mackay, Peter Dawkins
  • Formats: CD
8146482
Where Do I Begin?[nb 6]
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: EMI
  • Producer: David Mackay, Peter Dawkins
  • Formats: CD
8145732
The Classic Gold Collection - Through The Years (1967-1985)[nb 6][nb 12]
  • Released: 6 November 1995
  • Label: EMI
  • Producer: David Mackay, Peter Dawkins, Little River Band, Ernie Rose, Spencer Proffer
  • Formats: CD
8145802
1997 Anthology 1: Greatest Hits 1986-1997[nb 6][nb 13]
  • Released: 29 September 1997
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Producer: Ross Fraser
  • Formats: CD
1 13 AUS: 3× platinum[34] 74321518692
Anthology 2: Classic Hits 1967-1985 (Recorded Live)[nb 6]
  • Released: 29 September 1997
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Producer: Ross Fraser
  • Formats: CD
12 AUS: platinum[34] 74321518702
Anthology 3: Rarities[nb 6]
  • Released: 10 November 1997
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Producer: Ross Fraser
  • Formats: CD
20 AUS: gold[25] 74321518712
2002 Love Songs[nb 6][nb 14]
  • Released: July 2002
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Producer: Ross Fraser
  • Formats: CD
74321916842
2003 One Voice: The Greatest Hits[nb 6][nb 15]
  • Released: 20 October 2003
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Producer: Ross Fraser
  • Formats: 2×CD
2 29 AUS: 4× platinum [35] 82876556482
2008 Collections[nb 6]
  • Released: 12 October 2008
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Producer: Ross Fraser
  • Formats: CD
88697375442
2009 Essential: John Farnham[nb 6][nb 16]
  • Released: 31 January 2009
  • Label: EMI
  • Producer:
  • Formats: CD
2426622
The Essential John Farnham[nb 6]
aka The Essential 3.0
  • Released: 21 August 2009
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Producer: Ross Fraser, John Farnham
  • Formats: 3×CD
6 88697553842
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Video albums[edit]

Year Video details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Notes
AUS
[11]
1987 Whispering Jack - Live in Concert Recorded live at the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre, Melbourne in March 1987 and was broadcast on national TV. An edited VHS version (100 min) was released later in 1987. An even further edited DVD version (68 min) was included on the 20th Anniversary re-release of Whispering Jack on 25 November 2006.
1988 World Expo '88
  • Released: 1988
  • Label:
  • Producer:
  • Formats: TV
Televised Age of Reason performance on Seven Network, recorded live in Brisbane on 25 July 1988 during Australia's Bicentennial Year Celebrations, for World Expo 88. Not commercially released.
1989 Classic Jack Live!
  • Released: July 1989, 13 November 2005
  • Label: BMG
  • Producer: David Mackay
  • Formats: TV, VHS (PAL) (1989). DVD (PAL) (2005)
AUS: 2× platinum[36] Recorded during the Age of Reason National Tour live from National Tennis Centre, Melbourne and televised in May 1989 on Seven Network, an edited VHS version (90 min) was released in July. Recorded with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Re-released on DVD (PAL) on 13 November 2005.
1990 Chain Reaction Live in Concert
  • Released: 1990, 13 November 2005
  • Label: BMG
  • Producer: David Mackay
  • Formats: TV, VHS (PAL) (1990). DVD (PAL) (2005)
AUS: 2× platinum[36] Recorded during the Chain Reaction National Tour live from National Tennis Centre, Melbourne and televised in 1990 on Seven Network, an edited VHS version (110 min) was released. Re-released on DVD (PAL) on 13 November 2005.
1994 Talk of the Town Tour
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: BMG
  • Producer: David Mackay
  • Formats: TV, VHS (PAL)
Recorded during the Talk Of The Town Tour in support of Then Again..., live from National Tennis Centre, Melbourne and televised on Seven Network in 1994, an edited VHS version (110 min) was released.
The Concert for Rwanda
  • Released: 1994
  • Label:
  • Producer:
  • Formats: TV
Benefit concert for the people of Rwanda, televised on Seven Network in 1994. Not released commercially.
1996 Jack of Hearts Tour
  • Released: 1996
  • Label:
  • Producer: David Mackay
  • Formats: TV
Recorded during the Jack Of Hearts Tour in support of Romeo's Heart and televised on Seven Network in 1996. Not released commercially.
1998 The Main Event
  • Released: December 1998
  • Label: Roadshow
  • Producer: David Mackay
  • Formats: TV, VHS (PAL), DVD (PAL)
Recorded on 8 December 1998 of The Main Event Tour with Olivia Newton-John and Anthony Warlow and televised on Seven Network. VHS and DVD versions (159 min) released in December.
1999 Anthology 1 - The Videos
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: BMG
  • Producer: David Mackay
  • Formats: VHS (PAL)
Collection of Farnham's music videos during 1986–1997.
50th Birthday Party
  • Released: 1999
  • Label:
  • Producer: David Mackay
  • Formats: TV
Televised in July 1999 on the Seven Network, a live performance recorded during the I Can't Believe He's 50 Tour. Not released commercially.
2000 33⅓
  • Released: 27 November 2000
  • Label: BMG
  • Producer: David Mackay
  • Formats: VHS (PAL), DVD (PAL)
Released in support of 33⅓, with live performances in the studio, interviews and "The Making of 33⅓".
Man of the Hour
  • Released: 2000
  • Label:
  • Producer:
  • Formats: TV
Televised in 2000 on the Seven Network, a live performance recorded during the Man of the Hour Tour. Not released commercially.
2002 An Audience With John Farnham
  • Released: 9 December 2002
  • Label: BMG
  • Producer:
  • Formats: TV, DVD (PAL)
AUS: gold[37] Filmed on 23 October 2002 in front of an audience of friends and family at Seven Network's Studios in Melbourne, backstage footage added.
2003 The Last Time
  • Released: 21 July 2003
  • Label: BMG
  • Producer:
  • Formats: TV, VHS (PAL), DVD (PAL)
AUS: 5× platinum[38] Filmed on 15 June 2003 at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, of the final show in The Last Time Tour, behind the scenes footage added.
One Voice: The Greatest Clips
  • Released: 1 December 2003
  • Label: BMG
  • Producer:
  • Formats: VHS (PAL), DVD (PAL)
AUS: 4× platinum[38] Collection of Farnham's music videos and rare footage.
2005 John Farnham & Tom Jones - Together in Concert
  • Released: 24 April 2005
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Producer:
  • Formats: DVD (PAL)
AUS: 5× platinum[39] Filmed in early 2005 of a performance by Farnham & Tom Jones as part of their Together in Concert Tour.
2006 John Farnham with the Sydney Symphony Live at the Sydney Opera House
  • Released: 29 April 2006
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Producer:
  • Formats: TV, DVD (PAL)
AUS: 2× platinum[36] Filmed in early 2006 of a performance by Farnham & Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House, televised on Nine Network.
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
AUS
Go-Set[8]
AUS
KMR[10][14]
1967 "Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)"[A] 1 1 Johnny Farnham EP
1968 "Underneath the Arches" / "Friday Kind of Monday"[B] 6[40] 6 Non-album single / Johnny Farnham EP
"Jamie" / "I Don't Want to Love You"[C] 8[41] 6 Everybody Oughta Sing a Song
"Rose Coloured Glasses" 16[42] 19
"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" 41 Non-album single
1969 "One" 4[43] 4 Looking Through a Tear
"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"[D] 1[44][45] 1
1970 "Comic Conversation" 10[46] 10 Non-album single
"Christmas Happy" Christmas Is Johnny Farnham
1971 "Acapulco Sun" 21[47] 40 Non-album single
"Baby, Without You" (with Allison Durbin)[E] 16[48] 27 Together
"Walking the Floor on My Hands" 25[49] 36 Non-album single
1972 "For Christ's Sake Help the Kids"
"Rock Me Baby" 4[50] 6
"Charlie Girl"[F] Charlie Girl
"Don't You Know It's Magic" 12[51] 12 Hits, Magic & Rock 'N Roll
1973 "Everything Is Out of Season" 8[52] 9
"I Can't Dance to Your Music" 12[53] 19 Non-album single
"Shake a Hand" 24[54] 48
1974 "Corner of the Sky" Pippin
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
AUS
KMR[10]
1974 "One Minute Every Hour" 91 Non-album single
1975 "Things to Do" 88 JP Farnham Sings
"Don't Rock the Boat"
1976 "You Love Me Back to Life Again" Non-album single
1977 "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"
1980 "She Says to Me" Uncovered
"Help!" 8
"She's Everywhere" 90
"Please Don't Ask Me" 67
1981 "Too Much Too Soon" 82 Non-album single
"That's No Way to Love Someone" 52
1984 "Nothing's Gonna Stand in Our Way" Savage Streets
"Justice for One"
"Break the Ice" Rad
1985 "Love It's Just the Way It Goes" (with Sarah M Taylor) The Slugger's Wife
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
AUS
KMR[10]
AUS
ARIA[11]
NZL
[15]
UK
[55]
US
Hot[56]
AUT
[57]
GER
[58]
NLD
[59]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
1986 "You're the Voice"[E] 1 13 6 82 6 1 18 1 3 Whispering Jack
"Pressure Down" 4 8 78 99 11
1987 "A Touch of Paradise" 24 47
"Reasons" 60
1988 "Age of Reason" 1 1 4 87 43 Age of Reason
"Two Strong Hearts" 3 6 28 80 43
"Beyond the Call" 41 40
1989 "We're No Angels" 87
"Communication" (with Dannielle Gaha) 13 13 Non-album single
1990 "Chain Reaction"[F] 6 6 21 79 Chain Reaction
"That's Freedom" 3 6 52
"Burn for You" 5 5
1991 "In Days to Come" 49 49 79
"When Something Is Wrong with My Baby" (with Jimmy Barnes) 2 3 6 Soul Deep
"Please Don't Ask Me" (live version) 22 21 Full House
1992 "Help!" (live version)[G]
"You're the Voice" (live version)[G]
"Everything's Alright" (with Kate Ceberano and Jon Stevens) 6 6 Jesus Christ Superstar The Album
1993 "Seemed Like a Good Idea (At the Time)" 16 Then Again...
"Angels" 36
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
AUS
ARIA
[11]
1994 "Talk of the Town" 61 Then Again...
"The Reason Why"
1996 "Have a Little Faith (In Us)" 3 Romeo's Heart
"A Simple Life" 29
"Heart's on Fire" 50
"Don't Let It End" 66
1997 "All Kinds of People"
"Everytime You Cry" (with Human Nature) 3 Anthology 1: Greatest Hits 1986-1997
2000 "Trying to Live My Life Without You" 42 33⅓
"Man of the Hour"
"You're the Only One"
"Dare to Dream" (with Olivia Newton-John) Official Music From The Opening Ceremony - Sydney 2000
2002 "The Last Time" The Last Time
"Keep Talking" 65
2003 "No Ordinary World"
"We Will Rock You" (with Queen) One Voice: The Greatest Hits
2005 "Hold on I'm Coming" (live version, with Tom Jones) John Farnham & Tom Jones - Together in Concert
"Downhearted" I Remember When I Was Young
"Even When I'm Sleeping"
2010 "Hit the Road Jack" / "Fever" Jack
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Other appearances[edit]

Little River Band releases with John Farnham

Album name Year Type Singles Notes
Greatest Hits 1982 LP, CD  • "Man on Your Mind"
 • "The Other Guy"
 • Released by Little River Band shortly after Farnham had joined.
The Net 1983 LP, CD  • "Down on the Border"
 • "You're Driving Me Out of My Mind"
 • "We Two"
 • Released as a member of Little River Band.
Playing to Win 1984 LP, CD  • "Playing to Win"  • Released as a member of Little River Band.
No Reins 1986 LP, CD  • "When the War Is Over"
 • "Paper Paradise"
 • Released as a member of Little River Band.
Too Late to Load 1988 LP, CD  • Released by Little River Band as a collection of B-Sides and Rarities.
The Farnham Years 1988 LP, CD  • Released by Little River Band as a collection of Hits during Farnham's time with the band.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Released by Johnny Farnham (1968–1979).[1][4]
  2. ^ Go-Set (1966–1974) was a teen newspaper and published the first National Singles chart from October 1966, which were compiled by Ed Nimmervoll. The first National Top 20 album charts were published by Go-Set from May 1970 to August 1974. Looking Through a Tear, which peaked at #9, was the only Farnham album to chart in its Top 20.[19]
  3. ^ Re-released by John Farnham as Memories of Christmas in 1995 and 1997, each time with a different cover.[1][4]
  4. ^ Released by Johnny Farnham and Allison Durbin.[1][4]
  5. ^ Album cover writing: "including his smash hits from Charlie Girl".
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab Released by John Farnham (1980–current).[1][4]
  7. ^ Whispering Jack was released in October 1986 and peaked at #1 for 25 weeks on the Kent Music Report (KMR) Top 50 Albums chart (retitled the Australian Music Report in 1987).[10] It remained in the KMR charts for a total of 127 weeks,[10] and first entered the in-house ARIA Charts on 24 July 1988 and peaked at #9.[11][20] It also peaked at #1 in Sweden,[17][20] #2 in New Zealand,[15][20] #3 in Switzerland,[18][20] and #12 in Norway.[16][20] The album won the 1987 ARIA Award for Album of the Year, Highest Selling Album, Best Adult Contemporary Album and helped Farnham win Best Male Artist.[21] It was the first Compact Disc manufactured in Australia and remains the highest selling album in Australia.[22][23] The album was re-released in 2006 with an extended version of "Pressure Down" as a bonus track, plus a DVD release of Whispering Jack in Concert which was originally released on VHS in 1987.
  8. ^ Recorded live at Armstrong's Studios on 29 September 1973.[31]
  9. ^ Recorded on 28 October 1998 at Melbourne Park as part of The Main Event Tour with Olivia Newton-John, Farnham and Anthony Warlow.
  10. ^ Recorded on 1 July 1999, Farnham's 50th birthday, and includes performances from Kate Ceberano, Merril Bainbridge, Nana-Zhami, James Reyne, Ross Wilson and Human Nature.
  11. ^ Recorded in February 1999, at Melbourne Park as part of the Together In Concert Tour with Tom Jones.
  12. ^ Includes one track originally released by Johnny Farnham and Allison Durbin, and four tracks originally released by Little River Band with Farnham as a member.[1][4]
  13. ^ Includes one track originally released by Farnham and Jimmy Barnes, and one track originally released by Farnham and Human Nature.[1][4] Released as Greatest Hits in New Zealand and Europe.
  14. ^ Released in Germany only.[4]
  15. ^ Includes one track originally released by Farnham and Jimmy Barnes, one track by Farnham and Human Nature, one track by Farnham, Kate Ceberano & Jon Stevens and one track by Farnham and Queen.[4]
  16. ^ Includes two tracks originally released by Little River Band with Farnham as a member.
A.^ "Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)" was originally released in November 1967 ahead of December's EP, Johnny Farnham, it subsequently appeared on the LP, Sadie in April 1968.[1] It entered Go-Set National Top 40 on 13 December 1967 and peaked at #1 in January–February for five weeks.[44][60] On the Kent Music Report, "Sadie" was #1 for six weeks.[14]
B.^ "Underneath the Arches" / "Friday Kind of Monday" was released as a Double A-sided single in May 1968.[1] "Underneath the Arches" was a non-album release, while "Friday Kind of Monday" was from the EP, Johnny Farnham, in December 1967 and subsequently appeared on the LP, Sadie in April 1968.[1]
C.^ "Jamie" / "I Don't Want to Love You" was released as a Double A-sided single in July 1968.[1] "I Don't Want to Love You" appeared on Johnny Farnham EP in December 1967. Both A-sides subsequently appeared on the LP, Everybody Oughta Sing a Song in November 1968.[1]
D.^ "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" was a cover of the B J Thomas song, it was released in November 1969, in early 1970 it peaked at #1 on both the Go-Set Singles Chart[44][45] and Kent Music Report Singles Chart for seven weeks.[10]
E.^ "Baby, Without You" and the related album, Together, has Farnham teamed with Allison Durbin.[1] Both Farnham as 'King of Pop' (1969–1973) and Durbin as 'Most Popular Female Performer' (1969–1971) were the most popular personalities in reader polls for the King of Pop Awards.[61][62]
F.^ Charlie Girl is a stage musical which had Farnham as the male lead in the 1971 Australian production.[63][64] The Australian cast released the stage album, Charlie Girl, which included the single, "Charlie Girl"; Farnham included "Charlie Girl" on his own album, Johnny Farnham Sings the Shows in 1972.

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