Kool & the Gang discography

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Kool & the Gang discography
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Kool & the Gang in 2011
Studio albums 23
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 17
Singles 68

This article presents the discography of American jazz/R&B/soul/funk/disco group Kool & the Gang.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Record label
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
US
Jazz

[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
GER
[4]
NLD
[5]
NZ
[6]
UK
[7]
1969 Kool and the Gang 43 De-Lite
1972 Music Is the Message 25
Good Times 142 34
1973 Wild and Peaceful 33 6 53
1974 Light of Worlds 63 16 93
1975 Spirit of the Boogie 48 5 18
1976 Love & Understanding 68 9
Open Sesame 110 9 32
1977 The Force 142 33
1978 Everybody's Dancin' 207 71
1979 Ladies' Night 13 1 56 43
  • US: Platinum[8]
1980 Celebrate! 10 2 72 7 13 20
  • US: Platinum[8]
  • CAN: Gold[9]
1981 Something Special 12 1 28 13 10
1982 As One 29 5 25 41 49
1983 In the Heart 29 5 19 17 32 18
1984 Emergency 13 3 45 24 26 13 41 47
  • US: 2× Platinum[8]
  • CAN: Platinum[9]
  • UK: Silver[10]
1986 Forever 25 9 71 75 14 49 Mercury
1989 Sweat 52 28
1992 Unite 94 JRS
1996 State of Affairs Curb
2001 Gangland Eagle Music
2004 The Hits: Reloaded 26 56 Virgin/EMI
2007 Still Kool 31 New Door
2013 Kool for the Holidays ATO
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Record label
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
1971 Live at the Sex Machine 122 6 De-Lite
Live at PJ's 171 24
1998 Greatest Hits Live Rhino
2002 Too Hot Live BCI Music
2010 The Very Best-Live In Concert EAR Music
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Record label
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
US
Jazz

[1]
GER
[4]
NLD
[5]
UK
[7]
1971 The Best of Kool and the Gang 157 32 De-Lite
1974 Kool Jazz 187 26 14
1975 Kool & the Gang Greatest Hits! 81 21
1978 Kool & the Gang Spin Their Top Hits 208
1983 Twice as Kool: The Hits of Kool & the Gang 4
1984 The Very Best of Kool & the Gang: Let's Go Dancing 21 Disques Vogue
1988 Everything's Kool & the Gang: Greatest Hits & More 109 58 17 73 Mercury
The Singles Collection 28 De-Lite
1990 The Very Best of Kool & the Gang 22 Arcade
Kool Love 50 Telstar
1993 The Best of Kool & the Gang: 1969-1976 Mercury
1994 Celebration: The Best of Kool & the Gang: 1979-1987
1999 The Very Best of Kool & the Gang
12" Collection & More
2000 The Millennium Collection: The Best of Kool & the Gang
2005 Gold
2011 Icon
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[11]
US
R&B

[11]
US
Dan

[11]
US
A/C

[11]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
GER
[4]
IRE
[12]
NLD
[5]
NZ
[6]
UK
[7]
1969 "Kool and the Gang" 59 19 81 Kool and the Gang
"The Gangs Back Again" (A-side) 85 37
"Kools Back Again" (B-side) 68
1970
"Let the Music Take Your Mind" 78 19 Live at the Sex Machine
"Funky Man" 87 16
1971 "Who's Gonna Take the Weight (Part One)" 113 28
"I Want to Take You Higher" 105 35
"N.T. Part I" Live at PJ's
1972 "Love the Life You Live, Part I" 107 31 Music is the Message
"Music Is the Message (Part 1)"
"Funky Granny"
"Good Times" Good Times
1973 "Country Junky"
"Funky Stuff" 29 5 Wild and Peaceful
"Jungle Boogie" 4 2 29 45
1974 "Hollywood Swinging" 6 1 15
"Higher Plane" 37 1 73 Light of Worlds
"Rhyme Tyme People" 63 3
1975 "Spirit of the Boogie" (A-side) 35 1 71 Spirit of the Boogie
"Summer Madness" (B-side) 36
"Caribbean Festival" 55 6 55
1976 "Love and Understanding (Come Together)" 77 8 Love & Understanding
"Universal Sound" 101 71
"Open Sesame - Part 1" 55 6 13 70 Open Sesame
1977 "Super Band" 101 17
1978 "Slick Superchick" 102 19 The Force
"A Place in Space"
"I Like Music" Everybody's Dancin'
"Everybody's Dancin'" 65
1979 "Ladies' Night" 8 1 5 4 18 12 9 Ladies' Night
"Too Hot" 5 3 11 18 23
1980 "Hangin' Out" 103 36 53 52
"Celebration" 1 1 1 34 33 1 17 18 2 1 7 Celebrate!
1981 "Take It to the Top" 11 63 26 15
"Jones Vs. Jones" 39 33 17 17
"Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)" 17 1 16 39 27 41 29 Something Special
"Steppin' Out" 89 12 20 12
"Get Down on It" 10 4 74 11 43 11 10 3 3
1982 "No Show"
"Big Fun" 21 6 40 16 30 40 14 As One
"Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh La, La, La)" 30 7 49 8 14 34 6
"Hi De Hi, Hi De Ho" 17 23 29
1983 "Street Kids" 78
"Straight Ahead" 103 49 11 15 In the Heart
"Joanna" 2 1 2 45 15 18 4 35 7 2
1984 "Tonight" 13 7 48
"(When You Say You Love Somebody) In the Heart" 9 43 7
"Fresh" 9 1 1 5 10 26 19 27 11 Emergency
"Misled" 10 3 9 8 32 46 28
1985 "Cherish" 2 1 1 1 5 6 3 4
"Emergency" 18 7 41 63 56 26 48 50
1986 "Victory" 10 2 35 35 89 36 11 17 44 22 30 Forever
1987 "Stone Love" 10 4 41 11 94 69 18 29 13 45
"Holiday" 66 9 24
"Special Way" 72 6
"Peace Maker" 20
1988 "Rags to Riches" 38 26 93 Everything's Kool & the Gang (Greatest Hits & More)
"Strong" 61
"Celebration" (remix) 40 56
1989 "Raindrops" 27 42 Sweat
"Never Give Up" 74
1991 "Get Down on It" (remix) 69 CD Single (Released in the UK)
1992 "(Jump Up on The) Rhythm and Ride" 52 Unite
2003 "Ladies' Night" (with Atomic Kitten) 33 14 16 8 Ladies' Night
2004 "Get Down on It" (with Blue & Lil' Kim) 29 96 Best of Blue
2005 "Hollywood Swinging" (with Jamiroquai) 5 The Hits: Reloaded
2006 "Steppin' into Love" 96 Still Kool
2010 "Miss Lead" (ft. Towanna) Single
2016 "Sexy (Where'd You Get Yours)"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "US Album Charts > Kool & the Gang". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  2. ^ a b David Kent (1993). Australian Charts Book 1970—1992. Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  3. ^ a b "CAN Charts > Kool & the Gang". RPM. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  4. ^ a b c "GER Charts > Kool & the Gang". Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  5. ^ a b c "NLD Charts > Kool & the Gang". MegaCharts. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  6. ^ a b "NZ Charts > Kool & the Gang". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  7. ^ a b c "UK Charts > Kool & the Gang". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i "US Certifications > Kool & The Gang". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  9. ^ a b c "CAN Certifications > Kool & the Gang". Music Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  10. ^ a b c d e "UK Certified Awards Search > Kool & the Gang". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  11. ^ a b c d "US Singles Charts > Kool & the Gang". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  12. ^ "IRE Charts Search >Kool & the Gang". Irish Recorded Music Association. Archived from the original on June 3, 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-14.