Michael W. Smith discography

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Michael W. Smith discography
Studio albums 21
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 4
Singles 75
Collaborations 37
Box sets 2

A discography for the artist Michael W. Smith. Smith has sold more than 15 million records worldwide.[1][2]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak Certifications
(sales threshold)
Sales
US US
Christ
US
Digital

US
Indie

1983 Michael W. Smith Project
1984 Michael W. Smith 2
  • Released: February 23, 1984
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette, digital download
1986 The Big Picture
  • Released: February 1, 1986
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette, digital download
1988 i 2 (EYE)
  • Released: September 1, 1988
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette, digital download
  • RIAA: Gold[3]
1990 Go West Young Man
  • Released: October 1, 1990
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette
74
1992 Change Your World 86
  • RIAA: Platinum[3]
1995 I'll Lead You Home
  • Released: August 29, 1995
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: CD, cassette, digital download
16
  • RIAA: Platinum[3]
  • US: 51,000 (1995)[5]
1998 Live the Life
  • Released: April 28, 1998
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: CD, cassette, digital download
23
  • RIAA: Gold[3]
1999 This Is Your Time
  • Released: November 23, 1999
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: CD, cassette, digital download
21 1
  • RIAA: Gold[3]
2004 Healing Rain 11 1
  • RIAA: Gold[3]
2006 Stand
  • Released: November 7, 2006
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: CD, digital download
48 1
2010 Wonder
  • Released: September 28, 2010
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: CD, digital download
26 2
2014 Hymns[6][7]
  • Released: March 24, 2014
  • Format: CD, digital download
25 1 5
  • US: 12,000[8]
Sovereign
  • Released: May 13, 2014
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: LP, CD, digital download
10 1 25
  • US: 16,000[9]
2016 Hymns II - Shine On Us
  • Released: January 29, 2016
  • Format: CD, digital download
172 3 3
"—" denotes the album didn't chart.

Christmas albums[edit]

Year Album Peak Certifications
(sales threshold)
Sales
US US
Christ
US
Catalog
US
Holiday
US
Digital
1989 Christmas
  • Released: June 1, 1989
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: CD, cassette, digital download
  • RIAA: Gold[3]
1998 Christmastime
  • Released: October 13, 1998
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: CD, cassette, digital download
90 2 4
  • RIAA: Gold[3]
2007 It's a Wonderful Christmas
  • Released: October 16, 2007
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: CD, digital download
54 2 1 2
2014 The Spirit of Christmas
  • Released: September 30, 2014
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: LP, CD, digital download
16 1 41 1 13
"—" denotes the album didn't chart.

Instrumental albums[edit]

Year Album Peak Certifications
(sales threshold)
Sales
US US
Christ

[12]
US
Digital

2000 Freedom
  • Released: November 21, 2000
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: CD
70 2
  • RIAA: Gold[3]
2011 Glory
  • Released: November 22, 2011
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: CD, digital download
121 7
"—" denotes the album didn't chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Peak Certifications
(sales threshold)
Sales
US US
Christ
US
Catalog
US
Digital
1987 The Live Set
  • Released: March 7, 1987
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: LP, CD
2001 Worship
  • Released: September 11, 2001
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: CD
20 1
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[3]
  • MC: Gold[4]
2002 Worship Again
  • Released: October 22, 2002
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: CD
14 1
  • RIAA: Platinum[3]
2008 A New Hallelujah
  • Released: October 28, 2008
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: CD, DVD, digital download
19 1 2 19
"—" denotes the album didn't chart.

Compilations[edit]

Year Album Peak Certifications
(sales threshold)
US US
Christ
1993 The Wonder Years
  • January 1, 1993
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: CD
The First Decade (1983–1993)
  • Released: October 12, 1993
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: CD
  • RIAA: Gold[3]
2003 The Second Decade (1993–2003)
  • Released: October 7, 2003
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: CD
38 1
2013 Decades of Worship
  • Released: January 17, 2012
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: CD
99 5
"—" denotes the album didn't chart.

Box sets[edit]

Year Album Peak Certifications
(sales threshold)
US US
Christ
US
Holiday
2004 The Christmas Collection[14]
  • September 28, 2004
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: CD
  • Includes Christmas and Christmastime
14 24
2009 The Ultimate Christmas Collection[15]
  • Released: October 6, 2009
  • Label: Reunion
  • Format: CD
  • Includes Christmas, Christmastime, and It's a Wonderful Christmas
46 38
"—" denotes the album didn't chart.

Collaborative albums[edit]

Album Release
Year
Our Hymns 1989
Our Christmas 1990
Songs From the Loft 1993
My Utmost for His Highest 1995
My Utmost for His Highest: The Covenant 1996
Emmanuel 1996
Tribute: The Songs of Andraé Crouch 1996
Sing Me to Sleep, Daddy 1997
The Jesus Record 1997
Awesome God: A Tribute to Rich Mullins 1998
Exodus 1998
A Night In Rocketown 1999
Roaring Lambs 2000
The McCaughey Septuplets: Sweet Dreams 2000
Your Love Broke Through: The Worship Songs of Keith Green 2002
Greatest Story Ever Sung 2002
Next Door Savior 2003
Based on a True Story 2003
Songs For Life[16] 2003
Gloria: A Christmas Celebration 2004
Ultimate Music Makeover: The Songs of Michael W. Smith 2005
Christmas Classics on Piano 2006
Glory Revealed: The Word of God In Worship 2007
Billy: The Early Years (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 2008
CompassionArt 2009
Healing 4 Haiti 2010
Music Inspired by the Story 2011
Michael W. Smith Presents: Strings of Worship 2011
Michael W. Smith Presents: Strings of Christmas 2011
Living Hope in South Africa 2012
My Hope: Songs Inspired by the Message and Mission of Billy Graham 2013
Jesus, Firm Foundation: Hymns of Worship 2013
Worship Duets 2013
Living Hope 2015
Blessed Assurance: The New Hymns Of Fanny Crosby 2015
The Passion: New Orleans 2016
Songs of the People (Live) 2016

Specialty/EPs[edit]

Album Release
Year
Picture Perfect (Remix)
  • Radio single
1993
Hugs & Kisses
  • Cassette single
  • Valentine's Day promotion, available only at Target stores
Live The Life (Maxi-Single) (aka Live The Life Remix EP)[17]
  • Four tracks, including original and acoustic versions of "Live The Life"
  • Also includes "Greater Than We Understand" and "Cry For Love (Rocketown Club Remix)"
1997
The Acoustic Set - A Live Recording[18]
  • Four acoustic songs with comments, recorded live in Middleton, Ohio
  • Includes "Secret Ambition", "Love Me Good", "This Is Your Time" and a "Greatest Hits Medley"
  • Pre-order bonus for Freedom
2000
Devotions
  • Bonus CD originally available with some copies of Worship
  • Five songs with five scripture readings
2001
Save Me From Myself EP
  • Three track preview of Wonder
2010

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
Billboard CAN AUS CCM
US[19] US
Christ
[20]
US
Pop
[21]
US
AC
[22]
Christ Christ CHR[23] AC[24] Inspo[25]
1983 "Great Is the Lord" 1 1 4 Michael W. Smith Project
"Could He Be the Messiah" 21 21 21
"Friends" 7 7 7
1984 "Hosanna" 2 2 2 Michael W. Smith 2
"I Am Sure" 8 8 8
1986 "I Know" 1 5 5 The Live Set
"Rocketown" 1 1 1 The Big Picture
"Voices" 19 5
"Wired for Sound" 4
1987 "Old Enough to Know" 6 24
"Emily" 1 8 19 The Live Set
"Nothin' But the Blood" 5 28
1988 "Friends" (Live) 13 34 15
"Pray for Me" 2 1 8 i 2 (EYE)
"Help You Find Your Way" 13
"Hand of Providence" 4 2
1989 "I Miss the Way" 4 11
"Live and Learn" 7 7
"The Throne" 1 1 14
"On the Other Side" 3 2
"Holy, Holy, Holy" 5 16 Our Hymns
1990 "I Hear Leesha" 5 7 13 i 2 (EYE)
"Go West Young Man" 1 2 Go West Young Man
1991 "Place in this World" 6 1 5 71 1 1 17
"How Long Will Be Too Long" 2 3
"For You" 60 20 1 2
1992 "Seed to Sow" 2 4
"Cross My Heart" 3
"Love Crusade" 4
"I Will Be Here for You" 27 19 1 1 2 10 Change Your World
1993 "Somebody Love Me" 71 10 4 12
"Give It Away" 1 1 8
"Picture Perfect" 1 25
"Kentucky Rose" 25 12 The First Decade (1983–1993)
1994 "Cross of Gold" 24 Change Your World
1995 "Cry for Love" 1 1 22 I'll Lead You Home
"Straight to the Heart" 25 3 4
"Breakdown" 4
1996 "I'll Lead You Home" 2 2 17
"I'll Be Around" 3 1
"A Little Stronger Every Day" 5 2
"Someday" 3 5
1997 "Jesus Is the Answer" 9 4 11 Tribute: The Songs of Andrae Crouch
"Live the Life" 3 1 Live the Life
1998 "Love Me Good" 61 4 5
"Never Been Unloved" 9 1 4
"Missing Person" 2 1
"Christmastime" 12 Christmastime
1999 "Let Me Show You the Way" 16 1 Live the Life
"This is Your Time" 25 5 1 1 This Is Your Time
2000 "I Will Be Your Friend" 2 7
"I Still Have the Dream" 7
"Worth It All" 7 4
2001 "Above All" 24 91 17 1 1 Worship
2002 "Breathe" 1
"Purified" 1
2003 "Lord Have Mercy" 1 Worship Again
"Step by Step/Forever We Will Sing" 21 20
"Friends 2003" 33 The Second Decade (1993–2003)
"Signs" 12 15
2004 "Healing Rain" 5 1 Healing Rain
2005 "Here I Am" 2
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" 29 28 24
2006 "All in the Serve" 36 29 The Second Chance
2007 "Come to the Cross" 19 10 Stand
"Be Lifted High" 26
"Christmas Day"
(featuring Mandisa)
2 18 1 It's a Wonderful Christmas
2008 "So Great"
(featuring Israel Houghton & Christy Nockels)
5 CompassionArt
"A New Hallelujah"
(with The African Children's Choir)
14 11 A New Hallelujah
2009 "Mighty to Save" 25 93[26]
2010 "Save Me From Myself" 17 5 Wonder
2011 "I'll Wait for You"
2014 "You Won't Let Go" 13 19 21 4 Sovereign
"Sovereign Over Us" 7
2015 "Sky Spills Over" 18 8
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Song US peak chart positions Album
Christian
[27]
Christian
Airplay[28]
Christian
Digital[29]
Christian
AC[30]
Christian
Soft AC[31]
2014 "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" 38 24 13 The Spirit of Christmas
"Happy Holiday / Holiday Season" 39 22
"White Christmas" (featuring Lady Antebellum) 39
"Silent Night" (featuring Little Big Town) 48
"Almost There" (featuring Amy Grant) 27 35 19
"All Is Well" (featuring Carrie Underwood) 6 22 3 30
"Christmas Day" (featuring Jennifer Nettles) 49

Music videos[edit]

  • "A Way"[32]
  • "Secret Ambition"[33]
  • "I Miss the Way"[34]
  • "Place in This World"[35]
  • "I Will Be Here for You"[36]
  • "Somebody Love Me"[37]
  • "Cry for Love"[38]
  • "Love Me Good"[39]
  • "Live the Life"[40]
  • "This is Your Time"[41]
  • "There She Stands"[42]
  • "Signs"[43]
  • "Here I Am"[44]
  • "Healing Rain"[45]
  • "All in the Serve"[46]
  • "Come To The Cross"[47]
  • "How to Say Goodbye"[48]
  • "A New Hallelujah"[49]
  • "Save Me From Myself"
  • "I'll Wait For You"
  • "Sky Spills Over"
  • "He Will Never End"

Video (DVD/VHS)[edit]

  • Sovereign: Live (DVD) (2014)
  • A New Hallelujah (DVD) (2009)[50]
  • Live in Concert – A 20 Year Celebration (DVD) (2003)[51]
  • Worship (DVD) (2002)[52]CRIA Gold in Canada
  • This Is Your Time (VHS) (1999)
  • Change Your World Live (VHS & Laserdisc) (1993)[53][54]
  • The Big Picture Tour (VHS) (1987)[55]
  • Michael W. Smith In Concert (VHS) (1985)[56]

Soundtrack (CD)[edit]

Motion picture (DVD)[edit]

References[edit]

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  18. ^ "The Acoustic Set - A Live Recording (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
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  32. ^ "Michael W. Smith - A Way (1984)". YouTube. Retrieved September 15, 2011. [unreliable source?]
  33. ^ "Michael W. Smith - Secret Ambition". YouTube. October 24, 2009. Retrieved September 15, 2011. [unreliable source?]
  34. ^ "Michael W Smith - I Miss The Way". YouTube. April 1, 2008. Retrieved September 15, 2011. [unreliable source?]
  35. ^ "Michael W. Smith - Place In This World * "original music video* "". YouTube. January 3, 2010. Retrieved September 15, 2011. [unreliable source?]
  36. ^ [1][unreliable source?] Archived December 2, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  37. ^ "Somebody love me - Michael W. Smith". YouTube. October 23, 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2011. [unreliable source?]
  38. ^ "Michael W. Smith - Cry For Love". YouTube. October 24, 2009. Retrieved September 15, 2011. [unreliable source?]
  39. ^ [2][unreliable source?]
  40. ^ "Michael W Smith - Live the life". YouTube. February 8, 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2011. [unreliable source?]
  41. ^ "Michael W. Smith - This Is Your Time". YouTube. October 24, 2009. Retrieved September 15, 2011. [unreliable source?]
  42. ^ "Michael W. Smith - There She Stands". YouTube. October 25, 2009. Retrieved September 15, 2011. [unreliable source?]
  43. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 8, 2016. Retrieved 2016-11-26. [unreliable source?]
  44. ^ "Michael W. Smith - Here I Am". YouTube. October 24, 2009. Retrieved September 15, 2011. [unreliable source?]
  45. ^ "Michael W. Smith - Healing Rain". YouTube. October 25, 2009. Retrieved September 15, 2011. [unreliable source?]
  46. ^ "Michael W. Smith - All In The Serve". YouTube. October 25, 2009. Retrieved September 15, 2011. [unreliable source?]
  47. ^ "Michael W. Smith - Come to the Cross". YouTube. June 21, 2010. Retrieved September 15, 2011. [unreliable source?]
  48. ^ "Michael W. Smith - How To Say Goodbye". YouTube. October 25, 2009. Retrieved September 15, 2011. [unreliable source?]
  49. ^ "Michael W. Smith - A New Hallelujah". YouTube. October 25, 2009. Retrieved September 15, 2011. [unreliable source?]
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  51. ^ "Michael W. Smith – Live In Concert: A 20 Year Celebration (DVD)". Discogs. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  52. ^ "Michael W. Smith - Worship (DVD)". Discogs. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  53. ^ "Michael W. Smith - Change Your World Live (VHS)". Discogs. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  54. ^ "Michael W. Smith - Change Your World Live (Laserdisc)". Discogs. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  55. ^ "Michael W. Smith - The Big Picture Tour (VHS)". Discogs. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  56. ^ "Michael W. Smith - In Concert (VHS)". Discogs. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
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