Parliament discography

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Parliament discography
Releases
Studio albums 9
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 11
Singles 20

Discography of Parliament, influential George Clinton-led Funk music group.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
1970 Osmium
  • Released: July 7, 1970
  • Label: Invictus
  • Formats: Vinyl, compact disc
1974 Up for the Down Stroke
  • Released: December 9, 1974
  • Label: Casablanca
  • Formats: Vinyl, compact disc
17
1975 Chocolate City
  • Released: March 12, 1975
  • Label: Casablanca
  • Formats: Vinyl, compact disc
91 18
1975 Mothership Connection
  • Released: December 15, 1975
  • Label: Casablanca
  • Formats: Vinyl, compact disc
13 4 US: Platinum[2]
1976 The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein
  • Released: July 20, 1976
  • Label: Casablanca
  • Formats: Vinyl, compact disc
20 3 US: Gold[2]
1977 Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome
  • Released: November 28, 1977
  • Label: Casablanca
  • Formats: Vinyl, compact disc
13 2 US: Platinum[2]
1978 Motor Booty Affair
  • Released: November 11, 1978
  • Label: Casablanca
  • Formats: Vinyl, compact disc
23 2 US: Gold[2]
1979 Gloryhallastoopid
  • Released: November 28, 1979
  • Label: Casablanca
  • Formats: Vinyl, compact disc
44 3 US: Gold[2]
1980 Trombipulation
  • Released: December 5, 1980
  • Label: Casablanca
  • Formats: Vinyl, compact disc
61 6

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Certifications
(sales thresholds)
1977 Live: P-Funk Earth Tour
  • Released: 1977
  • Label: Casablanca
  • Format:
US: Gold[2]
1996 Live, 1976-1993
  • Released:
  • Label: Sequel
  • Format:

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Certifications
(sales thresholds)
1984 Parliament's Greatest Hits
  • Released:
  • Label: Casablanca
  • Format:
US: Gold[2]
1991 The Best Nonstop Mix Compilation
  • Released:
  • Label: Polystar (Japan only)
  • Format:
1993 Tear the Roof Off 1974-1980
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Casablanca
  • Format:
1994 Greatest Hits 1972-1993
  • Released:
  • Label:AEM
  • Format:
1995 The Best of Parliament: Give Up the Funk
First Thangs
1996 Rhenium
  • Released:
  • Label: HDH
  • Format:
1997 The Early Years
1999 12" Collection & More
  • Released:
  • Label: Casablanca
  • Format:
2000 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Parliament
Get Funked Up: The Ultimate Collection
2005 Gold
  • Released:
  • Label: Island
  • Format:
2007 The Casablanca Years: 1974–1980
  • Released:
  • Label: Casablanca (Japan only)
  • Format: 9-CD box set

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US R&B US Dance
1971 "Breakdown" 107 30 Osmium UK version
1974 "Up For The Down Stroke" 63 10 Up for the Down Stroke
"Testify" 77
1975 "Chocolate City" 94 24 Chocolate City
"Ride On" 64
1976 "P. Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)" 33 Mothership Connection
"Tear The Roof Off The Sucker (Give Up The Funk)" 15 5 US: Gold[2]
"Mothership Connection (Star Child)" 26
"Do That Stuff" 22 The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein
1977 "Dr. Funkenstein" 102 43
"Fantasy Is Reality" 54 Live: P-Funk Earth Tour
"Bop Gun (Endangered Species)" 102 14 Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome
1978 "Flash Light" 16 1 US: Gold[2]
"Funkentelechy" 27
"Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)" 89 1 Motor Booty Affair
1979 "Rumpofsteelskin" 63
"Party People" 39 Gloryhallastoopid
1980 "Theme From The Black Hole" 8 69
"The Big Bang Theory" 50
"Agony of DeFeet" 7 Trombipulation
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parliament > Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "RIAA - GOLD & PLATINUM". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved April 22, 2011.