Run-DMC discography

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Run-D.M.C. discography
Run-DMC Logo.svg
Studio albums7
Live albums1
Compilation albums6
Singles30

The following is a comprehensive discography of Run-D.M.C., an American hip hop group.

Run-D.M.C. have had hit singles across the globe from Australia and New Zealand to Belgium and Ireland. Their biggest hit outside of the US was the Jason Nevins remix of "It's Like That".

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details US charts International charts Sales Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[1]
R&B
[2]
AUS
[3]
CAN
[4]
GER
[5]
NED
[6]
NZ
[7]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
Run-D.M.C. 53 14
King of Rock
  • Released: January 21, 1985
  • Label: Profile
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette, digital download
52 12
Raising Hell
  • Released: May 27, 1986
  • Label: Profile
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette, digital download
3 1 50 32 49 28 8 41
Tougher Than Leather
  • Released: May 17, 1988
  • Label: Profile
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette, digital download
9 2 38 51 46 46 43 35 28 13
Back from Hell
  • Released: October 16, 1990
  • Label: Profile
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette, digital download
81 16 US: 300,000+[14]
Down with the King
  • Released: May 4, 1993
  • Label: Profile
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette, digital download
7 1 29 60 44 US: 370,000+[15]
Crown Royal
  • Released: April 3, 2001
  • Label: Arista
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
37 22 48 39 40 102 US: 142,000+[15]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details US charts International charts Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Bill
[1]
R&B
[2]
AUS
[3]
FIN
[16]
GER
[5]
NED
[6]
SWE
[8]
UK
[10]
Together Forever:
Greatest Hits 1983–1991
  • Released: November 1991
  • Label: Arista
199 75 35 88 58
Together Forever:
Greatest Hits 1983–1998
  • Released: June 1998
  • Label: Arista
84 32 31
High Profile:
The Original Rhymes
  • Released: January 2002
  • Label: BMG
Greatest Hits
  • Released: September 2002
  • Label: Arista
117 33 15
Ultimate Run-D.M.C.
  • Released: October 2003
  • Label: Arista
62
The Essential Run-D.M.C.
  • Released: October 2012
  • Label: Sony, Legacy
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details
Live at Montreux 2001
  • Released: April 2007
  • Label: Eagle

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[17]
US Dance
[18]
US
R&B

[19]
US
Rap

[20]
AUS
[3]
AUT
[21]
BEL
[22]
CAN
[23]
IRE
[24]
NED
[25]
NZ
[26]
SWI
[27]
UK
[28]
"It's Like That" 1983 15 Run-D.M.C.
"Hard Times" 1984 65 11
"Rock Box" 25 22
"30 Days" 16
"Hollis Crew (Krush Groove 2)" 65
"King of Rock" 1985 40 14 80 King of Rock
"You Talk Too Much" 30 19
"Can You Rock It Like This" 19
"Jam-Master Jammin' (Remix)" 53
"My Adidas" 1986 [a] 5 33 62 Raising Hell
"Walk This Way"
(with Aerosmith)
4 6 8 9 26 6 6 12 2 1 9 8
"You Be Illin' (Remix)" 29 44 12 29 42
"It's Tricky" 1987 57 30 21 23 16
"Christmas in Hollis" 78 75 56 A Very Special Christmas
"Run's House" 1988 40 10 37 Tougher Than Leather
"Mary, Mary" 75 18 29 73 14 86
"I'm Not Going Out Like That" 40
"Papa Crazy"
"Pause" 1989 [b] 51 11 Back from Hell
"Ghostbusters" 56 34 65 Ghostbusters II Soundtrack and Back from Hell
"What's It All About" 1990 24 4 48 Back from Hell
"Faces" 1991 57 13
"Ooh, Whatcha Gonna Do" 1993 [c] [d] 78 21 Down with the King
"Down with the King"
(featuring Pete Rock & CL Smooth)
21 [e] 9 1 81 80 69
"Can I Get It, Yo"
(featuring EPMD)
[f]
"It's Like That (Run-D.M.C. vs Jason Nevins)" 1997 [g] 14 90 1 2 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 Together Forever:
Greatest Hits 1983–1998
"(It's) Tricky" (Run-D.M.C. vs Jason Nevins) 1998 15 11 25 28 34 5 22 74
"Rock Show" (featuring Stephan Jenkins) 2001 Crown Royal
"It's Tricky 2003" (featuring Jacknife Lee) 2003 20 Non-album single
"It's Tricky" (DJ Fresh Remix) 2014 73 Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Year Single US charts International charts Certifications UK album
Hot 100
[17]
R&B
[19]
AUS
[3]
AUT
[21]
BEL
[22]
CAN
[23]
GER
[39]
IRE
[24]
NED
[25]
NZ
[26]
SWI
[27]
UK
[28]
1984 "8 Million Stories"
(Kurtis Blow featuring Run-D.M.C)
45 Ego Trip
1985 "Sun City"
(as part of Artists United Against Apartheid)
38 21 4 30 4 10 17 8 4 4 7 21 Sun City
1986 "King Holiday"
(as part of King Dream Chorus & Holiday Crew)
30 Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "You Gots to Chill" did not enter the Dance Club Songs, but peaked at number 15 on the Dance/Electronic Singles Sales.[29]
  2. ^ "So Wat Cha Sayin'" did not enter the Dance Club Songs, but peaked at number 40 on the Dance/Electronic Singles Sales.[29]
  3. ^ "Richter Scale" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 18 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100.[32]
  4. ^ "So Wat Cha Sayin'" did not enter the Dance Club Songs, but peaked at number 40 on the Dance/Electronic Singles Sales.[29]
  5. ^ "So Wat Cha Sayin'" did not enter the Dance Club Songs, but peaked at number 40 on the Dance/Electronic Singles Sales.[29]
  6. ^ "So Wat Cha Sayin'" did not enter the Dance Club Songs, but peaked at number 40 on the Dance/Electronic Singles Sales.[29]
  7. ^ "Richter Scale" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 18 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100.[32]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Billboard 200 Albums". AllMusic. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". AllMusic. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d Australian chart positions:
  4. ^ "Canadian Albums". RPM Canada. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "German Albums". Charts.de. GfK Entertainment. Archived from the original on December 26, 2014. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Dutch Albums". GfK Dutch Charts Hung Medien. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  7. ^ "New Zealand Albums". charts.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Swedish Albums". swedishcharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  9. ^ "Swiss Albums". hitparade.ch Hung Medien. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  10. ^ a b "UK Albums". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  11. ^ a b c d e "US Certifications". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  12. ^ a b "British certifications – Run DMC". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved June 26, 2022. Type Run DMC in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  13. ^ a b c d "Canadian Certifications". RPM. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  14. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (May 8, 1993). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.
  15. ^ a b Archive-David-Basham. "Got Charts? Sympathy For Mariah, 2001's Biggest Flops, Nine Inch Nails' Chart Algebra". MTV News. Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  16. ^ "Finnish Albums". finnishcharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  17. ^ a b "US Hot 100 Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  18. ^ "EPMD - Dance Club Songs". billboard.com. Retrieved November 2, 2020.
  19. ^ a b "US R&B Singles Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  20. ^ "US Rap Songs Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  21. ^ a b "Austrian Chart". austriancharts.at. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  22. ^ a b "Belgian Chart". ultratop.be. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  23. ^ a b "Canadian Chart". www.collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  24. ^ a b "Irish Charts". Irish Charts. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  25. ^ a b "Dutch Chart". Dutch Top 100. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  26. ^ a b "New Zealand Chart". charts.nz. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  27. ^ a b "Swiss Chart". hitparade.ch. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  28. ^ a b "UK Charts". The Official Charts Company UK. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  29. ^ a b c d e "Dance/Electronic Singles Sales". Billboard. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  30. ^ a b "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  31. ^ a b c "[1]". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved on December 12, 2015. Note: User needs to enter "RUN DMC" in the "Search" field, "Artist" in the "Search by" field and click the "Go" button. Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history.
  32. ^ a b "Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  33. ^ "US Certifications". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  34. ^ "Australian Certifications". ARIA Charts. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  35. ^ "Austrian Certifications". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on June 8, 2009. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  36. ^ "Belgian Certifications". International Belgian Entertainment Association. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  37. ^ "Swiss Certifications". Swiss Hitparade. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  38. ^ "Certifications Albums Argent – année 1998" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Archived from the original on November 2, 2013. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  39. ^ "German Chart". officialcharts.de. Archived from the original on December 26, 2014. Retrieved December 26, 2014.