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
Orchestrating My Life
  • To be released: 26 April 2019
  • Label: August Day Recordings
  • Format: CD
"—" 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
"Honeymoon in Beruit" 1988 - - - - - 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]
"Jessie's Girl" 2019 - Orchestrating My Life
"—" 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. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  5. ^ a b "Rick Springfield Album & Song Chart History". Billboard 200. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 28 July 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  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. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  11. ^ "Rick Springfield Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Hot 100. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 29 July 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  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.