Michael Bolton discography

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Michael Bolton discography
Studio albums 18
Live albums 1
Singles 35
Christmas albums 1
Number-one singles 9*

This article presents the discography of American pop singer Michael Bolton. Since 1975, Bolton has released 17 studio albums and 35 singles. Nine of Bolton's singles have peaked at #1 on either the Billboard Hot 100 or the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts in the United States. Bolton has sold over 75 million albums and singles worldwide.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
AUT
[3]
GER
[4]
NOR
[5]
NZ
[6]
SWE
[7]
SWI
[8]
UK
[9][10]
1975 Michael Bolotin
  • Release date: 1975
  • Label: RCA
1976 Everyday of My Life
  • Release date: 1976
  • Label: RCA
1983 Michael Bolton 89
  • US: Gold
1985 Everybody's Crazy
  • Release date: 1985
  • Label: Columbia
45
1987 The Hunger
  • Release date: September 22, 1987
  • Label: Columbia
46 36 10 42 44
  • US: 2× Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
1989 Soul Provider
  • Release date: June 19, 1989
  • Label: Columbia
3 1 25 1 6 9 25 4
  • US: 6× Platinum
  • AUS: 2× Platinum[11]
  • CAN: 5× Platinum
  • UK: 4× Platinum
1991 Time, Love & Tenderness
  • Release date: April 23, 1991
  • Label: Columbia
1 11 4 1 12 2 8 2
  • US: 8× Platinum
  • AUS: Platinum[11]
  • CAN: 7× Platinum
  • UK: 4× Platinum
1992 Timeless: The Classics
  • Release date: September 29, 1992
  • Label: Columbia
1 2 25 42 10 9 14 3
  • US: 4× Platinum
  • AUS: 2× Platinum[11]
  • CAN: 4× Platinum
  • UK: 3× Platinum
1993 The One Thing
  • Release date: November 16, 1993
  • Label: Columbia
3 1 28 5 13 4 8 13 4
  • US: 3× Platinum
  • AUS: 2× Platinum[11]
  • CAN: 3× Platinum
  • UK: Platinum
1996 This Is the Time: The Christmas Album
  • Release date: October 1, 1996
  • Label: Columbia
11 56 93
  • US: Platinum
  • AUS: Gold[11]
  • CAN: Platinum
1997 All That Matters
  • Release date: November 11, 1997
  • Label: Columbia
39 100 30 70 56 42 20
  • US: Gold
  • CAN: Platinum
  • UK: Silver
1998 My Secret Passion 112 63 44 25
1999 Timeless: The Classics Vol. 2
  • Release date: November 16, 1999
  • Label: Columbia
85 80 50
2002 Only a Woman Like You
  • Release date: April 23, 2002
  • Label: Jive
36 57 96 51 19
2003 Vintage
  • Release date: September 2, 2003
  • Label: Passion Group (US)
    UMTV / Universal (Europe)
76 23
2005 'Til the End of Forever
  • Release date: September 13, 2005
  • Label: Passion Group
128
2006 Bolton Swings Sinatra
  • Release date: May 23, 2006
  • Label: The Second Time Around / Concord
51 54
2007 A Swingin' Christmas
  • Release date: October 2, 2007
  • Label: The Second Time Around / Concord
196
2009 One World One Love 166 19
2010 Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • Release date: May 3, 2010
  • Label: Universal Motown
2011 Gems: The Duets Collection / Duette
  • Release date: June 21, 2011
  • Label: Montaigne / Legacy
128 26 75 60 11
2013 Ain't No Mountain High Enough: A Tribute to Hitsville U.S.A.
  • Release date: February 26, 2013
  • Label: Montaigne
38 79 19
2017 Songs of Cinema
  • Release date: February 10, 2017
  • Label: Frontiers
177 81 90 46
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
AUT
[3]
GER
[4]
NOR
[5]
NZ
[6]
SWE
[7]
SWI
[8]
UK
[9]
1993 The Artistry of Michael Bolotin
  • Release date: March 23, 1993
  • Label: RCA
1995 Greatest Hits (1985–1995)
  • Release date: September 19, 1995
  • Label: Columbia
5 6 13 8 6 8 13 16 2
  • US: 3× Platinum
  • AUS: 2× Platinum[11]
  • CAN: 3× Platinum
  • UK: Platinum
2001 Love Songs
  • Release date: February 6, 2001
  • Label: Columbia / Legacy
2002 The Ultimate Collection
  • Release date: May 13, 2002 (Europe)
  • Label: Columbia
Joy to the World
2004 Said I Love You... The Best of Michael Bolton
  • Release date: January 19, 2004 (Germany)
  • Label: Sony
2005 To Love Somebody – The Best of Michael Bolton
  • Release date: January 31, 2005 (Germany)
  • Label: Sony BMG
The Essential Michael Bolton
  • Re-release of The Ultimate Collection
  • Release date: April 25, 2005
  • Label: Columbia / Legacy
The Very Best of Michael Bolton
  • Release date: October 15, 2005 (Europe)
  • Label: Columbia / Sony BMG
6 18
2009 Soul Provider: The Best of Michael Bolton
  • Release date: March 17, 2009 (Germany)
  • Label: Camden Deluxe / Sony
The Ultimate
  • Release date: September 28, 2009 (UK)
  • Label: Sony
20
Time, Love and Tenderness – The Best of Michael Bolton
  • Release date: November 23, 2009 (Germany)
  • Label: Camden Deluxe / Sony
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

1970s–1980s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[12][13]
US AC
[12]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[14]
IRE
[15]
NED
[16]
NZ
[6]
SWE
[7]
UK
[9]
1975 "Your Love" Michael Bolotin
1976 "If I Had Your Love" Everyday of My Life
1983 "Fool's Game" 82 Michael Bolton
1985 "Everybody's Crazy" Everybody's Crazy
1987 "That's What Love Is All About" 19 3 90 40 49 The Hunger
"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" 11 19 3 9 8 77
1988 "Wait on Love" 79
"Walk Away" 14
1989 "Soul Provider" 17 3 25 75 77 Soul Provider
"How Am I Supposed to Live Without You"* 1 1 2 8 2 3 10 9 3

1990s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[12]
US AC
[12]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[14]
GER
[17]
IRE
[15]
NED
[16]
NZ
[6]
SWE
[7]
UK
[9]
1990 "How Can We Be Lovers?" 3 3 3 2 18 38 27 10 10 Soul Provider
"When I'm Back on My Feet Again" 7 1 77 2 20 35 44
"Georgia on My Mind" 36 6 16 29 38 94
1991 "Love Is a Wonderful Thing" 4 1 25 2 40 23 44 12 16 23 Time, Love & Tenderness
"Time, Love and Tenderness" 7 1 4 74 27 28
"When a Man Loves a Woman" 1 1 100 4 52 12 17 21 34 8
1992 "Missing You Now" (with Kenny G) 12 1 61 8 27 84 28
"Steel Bars" 16 air 7 10 57 22 17
"To Love Somebody" 11 1 39 2 61 13 35 32 16 Timeless: The Classics
"Drift Away" 15 23 18
"Reach Out I'll Be There" 73 air 8 27 57 37
1993 "Said I Loved You...But I Lied" 6 1 2 3 51 16 13 15 The One Thing
"Soul of My Soul" 53 32
1994 "Completely" 32 9 60 24
"Ain't Got Nothing If You Ain't Got Love" 30 air 13 16 98
"Lean on Me" 60 51 21 36 14
"Once in a Lifetime" 15 18 Only You – Music from the Motion Picture
1995 "Can I Touch You...There?" 27 9 18 7 57 15 22 27 6 Greatest Hits (1985–1995)
1996 "A Love So Beautiful" 13 61 77 55 27
"Soul Provider" (re-issue) 35
"This River"
"I Found Someone" 93
"I Promise You"
"Love Is the Power" 11 This Is the Time: The Christmas Album
"Fool for Love (Requiem pour un Fou)" (with Johnny Hallyday) Single only release (France)
1997 "Go the Distance" 24 1 26 14 All That Matters
"The Best of Love" 65 air 5
1998 "Safe Place from the Storm" 18
"Nessun dorma!" My Secret Passion
*denotes releases that did not chart

2000s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US AC
[12]
UK
[10]
2000 "Sexual Healing" 28 Timeless: The Classics, Vol. 2
2001 "Whiter Shade of Pale"
2002 "Only a Woman Like You" 5 Only a Woman Like You
"Dance with Me" 21 102
2003 "When I Fall in Love" 17 Vintage
2005 "Hear Me (Tears into Wine)" (with Jim Brickman) 20 Grace
2006 "'Til the End of Forever" 32 'Til the End of Forever
"The Second Time Around" (with Nicollette Sheridan) Bolton Swings Sinatra
2009 "Just One Love" 153 One World One Love
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2010s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[12]
US AC
[12]
AUS
[18]
CAN
[12]
GER
[17]
NOR
[5]
SWE
[7]
UK
[19]
2010 "Break Free" (with Irena Jarocka) Małe rzeczy (re-release)
2011 "Jack Sparrow" (with The Lonely Island) 69 64 54 2 6 133 Turtleneck & Chain
"I'm Not Ready" (with Delta Goodrem) 29 Gems: The Duets Collection
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director Producer Production company Featured in
1985 "Everybody's Crazy" Wayne Isham Curt Marvis The New Company MTV standard rotation 1985–1987, Rodney Dangerfield's 1986 movie Back to School, and MTV's Beavis and Butt-head episode 142 "Green Thumbs" (October 11, 1995)
1991 "Love Is a Wonderful Thing" Dominic Sena Aris McGarry Propaganda Films The video was show on Pop-Up Video episode 46
"Voices That Care" (Various) David S. Jackson N/A

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
1989 "One More Time" Sing: Original Soundtrack
"Don't Make Me Wait for Love" Kenny G Live
1991 "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" Simply Mad About the Mouse
1994 "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" (live version with Kenny G) Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume II[20]
2011 "Jack Sparrow" (with The Lonely Island) Turtleneck & Chain
2013 "Afterwards (Bring Yo Friends)" (with Kid Cudi featuring King Chip) Indicud

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Billboard Album Chart Positions - Allmusic
  2. ^ a b c d Australian chart peaks:
  3. ^ a b Michael Bolton AUT charts
  4. ^ a b Musicline.de - Chartverfolgung - Michael Bolton - Albums
  5. ^ a b c Michael Bolton NOR charts Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "NOR" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  6. ^ a b c d Michael Bolton NZ charts
  7. ^ a b c d e Michael Bolton SWE charts
  8. ^ a b Michael Bolton SWI charts
  9. ^ a b c d "Official Charts > Michael Bolton". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  10. ^ a b UK Chart peaks outside the top 100, between 1994 and 2010: "Chart Log UK 1994–2010: Darren B – David Byrne". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h Billboard Peak Singles Chart Positions - Allmusic reference
  13. ^ "The Lonely Island Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  14. ^ a b Canadian peaks
  15. ^ a b Search for Irish peaks
  16. ^ a b Dutch peaks
  17. ^ a b Musicline.de - Chartverfolgung - Michael Bolton - Singles
  18. ^ "Jack Sparrow": "The ARIA Report: Week Commencing 6 June 2011" (PDF) (1110). Pandora Archive. June 30, 2011: 4. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Chart Log UK – Weekly Updates Sales 2011". zobbel.de. Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  20. ^ "Grammy's Greatest Moments Vol. 2: Various Artists". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-11-25.