Rick Springfield discography

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Rick Springfield discography
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Springfield in 2010
Studio albums17
Live albums2
Compilation albums6
Music videos11
Singles34
Soundtrack albums1
No. 1 singles (US)1

The discography of Australian rock music singer, Rick Springfield consists of seventeen studio albums, six compilation albums, two live albums, thirty-four singles and eleven music videos. In 1995, Springfield formed a side-project, Sahara Snow, with Tim Pierce on guitar and Bob Marlette on keyboards and percussion, which released a self-titled studio album in 1997.[1]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[2][3]
CAN US
[4][5]
Beginnings 15 23 35
Comic Book Heroes
  • Released: 17 September 1973
  • Label: Wizard (ZL-201), Capitol (SMAS-11206), Columbia (KC-32704)
  • Format: LP, 8-track, Cassette
54
Mission Magic!
  • Released: 15 July 1974
  • Label: Wizard (ZL-205)
  • Format: LP (No US release)
97
Wait for Night
  • Released: 1976[A]
  • Label: Chelsea (CHL 515, CHL 5005), RCA (AFL1-4235) (1982 reissue)
  • Format: LP, 8-track, Cassette
159
Working Class Dog
  • Released: 14 February 1981
  • Label: RCA (RCA AFL1-3697, RCA LP 6014, RCA K 6014)
  • Format: LP, 8-track, Cassette
33 33 7 US: Platinum[6]
Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet
  • Released: 23 March 1982
  • Label: RCA (RCA AFL1-4125, RCA LP 6033, RCA K 6033)
  • Format: LP, 8-track, Cassette
28 6 2 US: Platinum[6]
Living in Oz
  • Released: 18 July 1983
  • Label: RCA (RCA AFL1-4660, RCA PL 84660, RCA PK 84660)
  • Format: LP, Cassette
45 20 12 US: Platinum[6]
Hard to Hold
  • Released: 23 July 1984
  • Label: RCA (RCA ABL1-4935, RCA BL 84935)
  • Format: LP, Cassette
87 29 16 US: Platinum[6]
Beautiful Feelings
  • Released: October 1984[B]
  • Label: Mercury (824 107-1, 824 107-4)
  • Format: LP, Cassette, CD
78
Tao
  • Released: May 1985
  • Label: RCA (AJL1-5370, RCA PL 85370)
  • Format: LP, Cassette, CD
85 50 21 US: Gold[6]
Rock of Life
  • Released: March 1988
  • Label: RCA (RCA 6620-1-R, RCA 6620-4-R, RCA 6620-2-R)
  • Format: LP, Cassette, CD
66 55
Karma
  • Released: 13 April 1999
  • Label: Platinum Entertainment (15095 9561 2), Victor (60519)
  • Format: Cassette, CD
189
shock/denial/anger/acceptance
  • Released: 24 February 2004
  • Label: Gomer (99999-2)
  • Format: CD
The Day After Yesterday
  • Released: 12 July 2005
  • Label: Gomer (4812002)
  • Format: CD
197
Christmas with You
  • Released: 6 November 2007
  • Label: Compass (43737)
  • Format: CD
Venus in Overdrive
  • Released: 29 July 2008
  • Label: New Door (B0011347-02)
  • Format: CD
28
My Precious Little One: Lullabies for a New Generation
  • Released: 10 March 2009
  • Label: Gomer
  • Format: CD
Songs for the End of the World
  • Released: 9 October 2012
  • Label: Hip-O
  • Format: CD
44
Rocket Science[7]
  • Released: 19 February 2016
  • Label: Frontiers
  • Format: CD
69
The Snake King
  • Released: 26 January 2018
  • Label: Frontiers
  • Format: CD
x x x
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

With Sahara Snow[edit]

List of albums with Sahara Snow
Title Album details
Sahara Snow

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums
Title Album details
Greatest Hits
Best Of
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Camden Records (74321 431602)
  • Format: CD
The Best Of Rick Springfield
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Camden Records (828765 33422)
  • Format: CD
Platinum & Gold Collection: Rick Springfield
  • Released: 2003
  • Format: CD
Written In Rock—Anthology
  • Released: 2005
  • Format: CD
The Early Sound City Sessions
  • Released: 2007
  • Format: CD
Playlist: The Very Best Of Rick Springfield
  • Released: 2008
  • Format: CD

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums
Title Album details
The Greatest Hits Alive
  • Released: 2001
  • Label:
  • Format: CD
Live in Rockford
  • Released: 2006
  • Label:
  • Format: DVD
Stripped Down[8]
  • Released: 24 February 2015
  • Label: Loud & Proud
  • Format: CD/DVD

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[2]
CAN CAN AC UK
[9]
US
[10][11]
US AC US Main GER
"Speak to the Sky" 1971 6 10 8 14 16 Beginnings
"Hooky Jo" 1972 16
"What Would the Children Think?" 38 4 70
"I'm Your Superman" 1973 Comic Book Heroes
"Believe in Me" 62
"Streaking the Australian Way" 1974 Non-album single
"Mission Magic!" Mission Magic!
"American Girls" 74 98 Non-album single
"Take A Hand" 1976 56 41 Wait for Night
"Million Dollar Face" 1977
"Archangel" 1979
"Bruce" 1980 Non-album single
"Jessie's Girl" 1981 1 6 43 1 10 US: Gold Working Class Dog
"I've Done Everything for You" 31 40 19 8
"Love Is Alright Tonite" 26 20 40
"Don't Talk to Strangers" 1982 10 3 3 2 11 Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet
"Calling All Girls" 4
"What Kind of Fool Am I?" 41 21
"I Get Excited" 42 32
"Affair of the Heart" 1983 26 11 9 23 Living in Oz
"Human Touch" 92 23 18 34
"Me & Johnny"
"Souls" 23
"Love Somebody" 1984 83 13 95 5 13 23 Hard to Hold
"Don't Walk Away" 26 41
"Bop 'Til You Drop" 70 20
"Taxi Dancing (Duet with Randy Crawford)/[B-side of "Bop 'Til You Drop"]" 15 59 16
"Bruce" [Re-release] 27 Beautiful Feelings
"Celebrate Youth" 1985 39 80 26 5 Tao
"State of the Heart" 75 22 44
"Rock of Life" 1988 92 28 83 22 45 Rock of Life
"It's Always Something" 1999 34 Karma
"Beautiful You" 2004 28 Shock/Denial/Anger/Acceptance
"Broken Wings" 2005 29 The Day After Yesterday
"What's Victoria's Secret" 2008 Venus in Overdrive
"I Hate Myself"[12] 2012 Songs for the End of the World
"Light This Party Up"[13] 2016 Rocket Science
"Down"[14]
"Little Demon"[15] 2017 The Snake King
"In The Land Of The Blind"[16]
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
1994 "Jessie's Girl" [Live Version] Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume IV[17]

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ Wait for Night was originally released on Chelsea Records in 1976. It was re-released by RCA Records in 1982 and peaked on the Billboard 200 in 1983.[4]
  • B ^ Beautiful Feelings was originally recorded in 1978 but was not issued at that time. Mercury Records re-recorded the instrumentation and released it in late 1984 without Springfield's approval.[18] It peaked on the Billboard 200 in 1985.[4][5] In 1980, "Bruce" had been released by Springfield as a non-album single; it became the lead track of the album and was re-issued by Mercury Records by December 1984.[18] The original 1978 recordings were released by Springfield in 2007 as The Early Sound City Sessions.
  • C ^ Greatest Hits was released by Evergreen Records in 1988 as a CD with ten tracks. RCA Records issued a twelve-track compilation of the same name in 1989 as a CD and LP.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmgren, Magnus; Sanders, Tiffany. "Sahara Snow". Australian Rock Database. Passagen.se (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 29 August 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book Ltd. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. Note: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1974 until Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) created their own charts in mid-1988. In 1992, Kent back calculated chart positions for 1970–1974.
  3. ^ Ryan (bulion), Gavin. "ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – Albums Pre-1989, Part 2". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  4. ^ a b c "Rick Springfield > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Rick Springfield Album & Song Chart History". Billboard 200. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Rick Springfield Certification". Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Retrieved 29 July 2011.
  7. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Rocket-Science-Rick-Springfield/dp/B018SLU6LU/ref=ntt_mus_dp_dpt_1
  8. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/stripped-down/id958078299
  9. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 521–522. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  10. ^ "Rick Springfield > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
  11. ^ "Rick Springfield Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Hot 100. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
  12. ^ "Rick Springfield brings 'Human Touch' to Joe's Bar". ...the new single “I Hate Myself”
  13. ^ "Rocket Science - New Album! - Rick Springfield". .. the rollicking first single “Light This Party Up,”
  14. ^ "Rick Springfield Debuts Music Video for 'Down'". ..they might also want to familiarize themselves with his new single "Down"
  15. ^ "Rick Springfield's Got The Blues on New Album 'The Snake King'". ...an immediate download of leadoff single "Little Demon"
  16. ^ "Rick Springfield New Video 'In The Land Of The Blind'". Songs such as ‘In The Land Of The Blind’ (released as a single)...
  17. ^ "Grammy's Greatest Moments, Volume IV". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-11-23.
  18. ^ a b McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'Rick Springfield'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on 3 August 2004. Retrieved 21 July 2011.