Sammy Hagar discography

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Sammy Hagar discography
Studio albums 24
Live albums 6
Compilation albums 6
Video albums 6
Singles 72

Sammy Hagar is a rock vocalist and guitarist. Hagar is known as a solo artist and a former member of several notable bands.

Hagar first came to prominence singing on the first two Montrose albums - Montrose (1973) and Paper Money (1974). Neither charted highly, but the band's debut proved to be very influential and would ultimately achieve platinum status in the USA, representing one million shipments. Hagar would then become a solo artist with Capitol Records, putting out five studio albums and a live album by 1980. At this point Hagar switched to Geffen Records, and was far more successful with this label. 1981's Standing Hampton went platinum, 1982's Three Lock Box went gold (half a million shipments) and 1984's VOA went platinum. Hagar briefly formed a supergroup HSAS who released an album and a single, but to little fanfare.

In 1985, Hagar would join Van Halen, who were signed to Warner Bros. Records. It was under Hagar that the band would achieve their commercial peak, achieving four #1 studio albums - 5150 (1986), OU812 (1988), For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge(1991) and Balance (1995). Though Hagar's career remained focused on Van Halen, Hagar remained a solo artist also, putting out the successful I Never Said Goodbye album in 1987, and recording new songs for the Unboxed compilation in 1994.

Hagar returned to solo work in 1996 and continued to release albums steadily to a moderate success. He put together a new backing band, The Waboritas and focused his efforts on his tequila business. He would rejoin Van Halen briefly to record three new songs for a compilation - The Best of Both Worlds (2004, platinum) and to undertake an 80 date Summer tour, before returning to work with The Wabos. In 2008, he released his first solo album since 1997, Cosmic Universal Fashion.He put the Waboritas on leave; he keeps his band paid year round. Sammy then started his next project - a self-titled album with the supergroup Chickenfoot featuring Michael Anthony of Van Halen, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani who has previously played with Mick Jagger, Steve Vai and Deep Purple.

12 of Hagar's albums have achieved Gold or Platinum status in the USA, with a total of twenty-five Platinum certifications and four Gold certifications representing a total of 27 million shipments. Total US shipments are estimated to be well over 30 million. In Canada, Hagar's other main market for commercial success, only his Van Halen albums have achieved certification; ten Platinum certifications and one Gold meaning a total of 840,000 shipments. Hagar's global sales surpass the 40 million mark, though his popularity is mostly centered in the USA.

with Montrose (1973-1975)[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Album Year Chart (USA) RIAA (USA)
Montrose 1973 133 Platinum
Paper Money 1974 65 -

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album
1973 "Rock the Nation" Montrose
"Space Station #5"
"Bad Motor Scooter"
1974 "I Got the Fire" Paper Money
"Paper Money"
"Connection"

Compilations[edit]

Hagar was in Montrose from 1973-1975. Montrose's compilation include songs featuring Bob James who recorded with the band from 1975-1976 and Johnny Edwards who sang for the band in 1987. Concequently, not all songs on this album feature Hagar or his songwriting.

Album Year Chart (USA) RIAA (USA) Release period covered (Hagar songs) Newly released songs with Hagar
The Very Best of Montrose 2000 - - 1973-1974 No

Solo and Sammy Hagar & The Waboritas (1976-present)[edit]

Sammy Hagar solo/Sammy Hagar & The Waboritas discography
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Sammy Hagar live at the Moondance Jam on July 10, 2008 with The Waboritas. Photo by Matt Becker
Studio albums 16
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 3
Video albums 3
Singles 33

The Waboritas (also known as "The Wabos") is a backing band Hagar uses on some of his albums, but he tends to still refer to these as solo albums so they have been kept together. On compilation albums, often no distinction is made between Hagar's solo work and his work with the Waboritas so none has been made here.

Studio albums[edit]

Sammy Hagar/Waboritas Album Year Chart (USA) RIAA (USA)
Sammy Hagar Nine on a Ten Scale 1976 167 -
Sammy Hagar 1977 89 -
Musical Chairs 1977 100 -
Street Machine 1979 71 -
Danger Zone 1980 85 -
Standing Hampton 1982 28 Platinum
Three Lock Box 1982 17 Gold
VOA 1984 32 Platinum
I Never Said Goodbye 1987 14 Gold
Marching to Mars 1997 18 -
Sammy Hagar & The Waboritas Red Voodoo 1999 22 -
Ten 13 2000 52 -
Not 4 Sale 2002 181 -
Livin' It Up! 2006 50 -
Sammy Hagar Cosmic Universal Fashion 2008 95 -
Sammy Hagar & Friends 2013 23 -
Lite Roast 2014 188 -

Note: I Never Said Goodbye was originally named Sammy Hagar but was renamed after an MTV competition where a fan got to pick a name for the album.

Live albums[edit]

Sammy Hagar/Waboritas Album Year Chart (USA) RIAA (USA)
Sammy Hagar All Night Long 1978 89 -
Sammy Hagar Live 1980 1983 203 -
Sammy Hagar & The Waboritas Live: Hallelujah 2003 152 -
Sammy Hagar Special Limited Edition (Live In St. Louis Enhanced CD 2003 - -
Sammy Hagar Greatest Hits Live 2003 - -
Sammy Hagar & The Circle At Your Service (Live) 2015 - -

Compilations[edit]

Album Year Chart (USA) RIAA (USA) Release period covered Newly released tracks
Rematch 1982 - - 1976-1980 No
Crusin' & Boozin' 1984 - - 1976-1980 No
Red Hot! 1989 - - 1976-1980 No
The Best of Sammy Hagar 1992 - - 1976-1980 No
Turn Up the Music! 1992 - - 1976-1980 No
Unboxed 1994 51 Gold 1981-1987 2 songs
The Anthology 1994 - - 1973-1984 No
The Best of Sammy Hagar 1999 - - 1977-1979 No
Masters of Rock 2001 - - 1976-1980 No
Classic Masters 2002 - - 1977-1980 No
The Essential Red Collection 2004 75 - 1973-1999 2 songs
This Is Sammy Hagar: When the Party Started Volume 1 2016 - - 1999-2006 2 songs

Singles[edit]

Year Title US US
Rock
UK Singles Chart[1] Album Sammy Hagar/Waboritas
1977 "Flamingos Fly" - - - Nine on a Ten Scale Sammy Hagar
"Turn Up the Music" - - - Musical Chairs
"You Make Me Crazy" 62 - -
1978 "I've Done Everything for You" - - 36 All Night Long
1979 "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay" 65 - - Non-album single
"Plain Jane" 77 - - Street Machine
"Heart Beat" - - 67 Danger Zone
1982 "I'll Fall in Love Again" 43 2 - Standing Hampton
"There's Only One Way to Rock" - 31 -
"Piece of My Heart" 73 - 67
"Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy" 13 3 - Three Lock Box
1983 "Never Give Up" 46 - -
1984 "Two Sides of Love" 38 27 - VOA
"I Can't Drive 55" 26 9 -
1987 "Winner Takes It All" 54 3 - Over the Top soundtrack
"Returning Home" - 20 - I Never Said Goodbye
"Give to Live" 23 1 78
"Eagles Fly" 82 22 -
"Boy's Night Out" - 15 -
1994 "High Hopes" - 4 - Unboxed
"Buying My Way into Heaven" - 36 -
1997 "Marching to Mars" - 3 - Marching to Mars
"Little White Lie" - 1 -
"Both Sides Now" - 11 -
1999 "Shag" - 22 - Red Voodoo Sammy Hagar & The Waboritas
"Mas Tequila" 116 2 -
2000 "Serious Juju" - 10 - Ten 13
2001 "Let Sally Drive (Ride Sally Ride)" - 16 -
2003 "Hallelujah" - - - Live: Hallelujah
2005 "Let Me Take You There" - - - Livin' It Up
2006 "Sam I Am" - - -
2007 "Open" - - - Non-album single Sammy Hagar
2008 "I'm on a Roll" - - - Cosmic Universal Fashion
"Cosmic Universal Fashion" - - -
2013 "Knockdown Dragout" - - - Sammy Hagar & Friends
2016 "Inner Child" - - - Non-album single Sammy Hagar

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1983 "Your Love is Driving Me Crazy"
"Three Lock Box" Rick Sereeni
1984 "I Can't Drive 55" Gil Bettman
"Two Sides of Love"
1985 "VOA"
1987 "Hands and Knees" John Sanborn
"Winner Takes It All"
"Give to Live"
1997 "Little White Lie" Kevin Donovan
1999 "Mas Tequila"
2002 "Things've Changed" Gil Bettman
2006 "Sam I Am" David Hogan
2008 "LOUD" Andrew Bennett
"Cosmic Universal Fashion" Zan Passante & Todd Gallopo
2013 "Knockdown Dragout" Arthur Rosato

Video releases[edit]

  • Cabo Wabo Birthday Bash Tour (2001)
  • The Long Road To Cabo (2003)
  • Sammy and The Wabos: Livin' It Up In St. Louis (2007)

Guest appearances[edit]

with Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve (also known as HSAS - 1984)[edit]

Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve discography
Live albums 1
Singles 1

Live album[edit]

Album Year Chart (USA) RIAA (USA)
Through The Fire 1984 42 -

Singles[edit]

Year Title US Hot 100 US Rock UK Singles Chart[1] Album
1984 "Whiter Shade of Pale" 94 - - Through the Fire

with Van Halen (1985-1996, 2004)[edit]

Main article: Van Halen Discography

Studio albums[edit]

Album Year Chart (USA) RIAA (USA) Chart (Canada) CRIA (Canada)
5150 1986 1 6x Platinum 2 3× Platinum
OU812 1988 1 4× Platinum [2] 1 -
For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge 1991 1 3[3]× Platinum 4 Platinum
Balance 1995 1 3X Platinum 2 Platinum

Live albums[edit]

Album Year Chart (USA) RIAA (USA) Chart (Canada) CRIA (Canada)
Live: Right Here, Right Now 1993 5 2× Platinum 15 Gold

Compilations[edit]

Hagar was in Van Halen from 1985-1996 and 2004. Both of Van Halen's compilation albums also include songs featuring current lead vocalist David Lee Roth who recorded with the band from 1974 to 1985. He returned in 1997 for the first best of album that went number one on billboard. He then returned in 2006 and is still a member and touring with them now in 2015. Consequently, not all songs on these albums feature Hagar or his songwriting.

Album Year Chart (USA) RIAA (USA) CRIA (Canada) Release period covered (Hagar songs) Newly released songs with Hagar
Best Of – Volume I 1996 1 3× Platinum 3× Platinum 1986-1996 1 song
The Best of Both Worlds 2004 3 Platinum - 1986-1995 3 songs

Singles[edit]

Year Title US Hot 100 US Rock UK Singles Chart[4] Album
1986 "Best of Both Worlds" - 12 - 5150
"Dreams" 22 6 62
"Love Walks In" 22 4 -
"Summer Nights" - 33 -
"Why Can't This Be Love" 3 1 8
1988 "When It's Love" 5 1 28 OU812
"Black and Blue" 34 1 -
"Finish What Ya Started" 13 2 -
"Cabo Wabo" - 31 -
"Mine All Mine" - 50 -
1989 "Feels So Good" 35 6 63
1991 "Poundcake" - 1 74 For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
"Runaround" - 1 -
"Top of the World" 27 1 63
1992 "The Dream Is Over" - 7 -
"Right Now" 55 2 -
"Man on a Mission" - 21 -
1993 "Jump" (live) - - 26 Live: Right Here, Right Now
"Dreams" (live) 111 - -
"Won't Get Fooled Again" (live) - 1 -
1995 "The Seventh Seal" - 36 - Balance
"Don't Tell Me (What Love Can Do)" - 1 27
"Can't Stop Lovin' You" 30 2 33
"Not Enough" 97 27 -
"Amsterdam" - 9 -
1996 "Humans Being" - 1 - Twister Soundtrack
2004 "It's About Time" - 6 - The Best of Both Worlds
"Up For Breakfast" - 33 -

Video releases[edit]

Year Title RIAA (USA)[5]
1986 Live Without a Net 2× Platinum
1993 Live: Right Here, Right Now Gold
1996 Video Hits Volume I Gold

with The Hagar/Hart Project (1999)[edit]

The Hagar/Hart Project discography
Singles 1

Single[edit]

Year Title US Hot 100 US Rock UK Singles Chart[1] Album
1999 "Code War" - - - Non-album single

with Chickenfoot (2008-present)[edit]

Studio album[edit]

Chickenfoot discography
Studio albums 2
Singles 3
Album Year Chart (USA) RIAA (USA) Chart (Canada) CRIA (Canada)
Chickenfoot 2009 4 Gold 5 Gold
Chickenfoot III 2011 9 - - -

Single[edit]

Year Title US Hot 100 US Rock UK Singles Chart[1] Album
2009 "Oh Yeah" - 21 - Chickenfoot
"Soap on a Rope" - - -
"Sexy Little Thing" - 40 -

with The Circle (2014-present)[edit]

The Circle discography
Live albums 1

Live albums[edit]

Album Year Chart (USA) RIAA (USA) Chart (Canada) CRIA (Canada)
At Your Service. 2015 - - - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 239. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ http://riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?content_selector=gold-platinum-searchable-database
  3. ^ http://riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?content_selector=gold-platinum-searchable-database
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 580. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  5. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for videos by Van Halen