Scissor Sisters discography

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Scissor Sisters discography
Six people on a stage; four are standing at the front of the stage behind microphone stands and the fourth is holding an electric guitar. At the back of the stage, one man is sitting behind a drum set and another behind a set of keyboards.
Scissor Sisters performing in 2007
Releases
Studio albums 4
EPs 2
Singles 15
Video albums 2
Music videos 16
Other appearances 1

The discography of Scissor Sisters, an American pop music group, consists of four studio albums, two extended plays, 15 singles, two video albums and 16 music videos. The group was founded in 2001 by Babydaddy, Jake Shears, Ana Matronic, Del Marquis and Paddy Boom.[1] After signing a contract with independent record label A Touch of Class in 2002, Scissor Sisters released their debut single "Electrobix".[2] The critical success of its B-side, a cover version of Pink Floyd's rock song "Comfortably Numb", brought the group to the attention of Polydor Records, which signed them in 2003.[2]

Scissor Sisters then began to work on their self-titled debut studio album, which was released in February 2004. The album reached number one on the Irish and United Kingdom album charts[3][4] – it was certified five times platinum by the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) and seven times platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).[5][6] Five singles, "Laura", "Comfortably Numb", "Take Your Mama", "Mary" and "Filthy/Gorgeous", were released from the album: "Filthy/Gorgeous" was the album's highest charting single, peaking at number five on the UK Singles Chart.[4] The band released their second studio album, Ta-Dah, in September 2006. The album peaked at number one in Australia, Ireland, the UK and on the United States Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart.[3][4][7][8] It was certified double platinum by the IRMA, four times platinum by the BPI and platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).[5][9][10] Four singles were released from the album: "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'", "Land of a Thousand Words", "She's My Man" and "Kiss You Off", with "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" charting at number one on several national single charts, including Australia, Germany, Sweden and the UK.[4][8][11][12]

Scissor Sisters worked extensively with producer Stuart Price in recording their third studio album, Night Work, which was released in June 2010. The album reached number two in the UK and number three on the US Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart.[4][7] It was certified gold by the BPI.[5] Three singles were released: "Fire with Fire", "Any Which Way" and "Invisible Light", with "Fire with Fire" peaking at number one on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart.[7] Magic Hour, the band's fourth studio album, was followed in May 2012. It peaked at number one on the US Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart and number four in the UK. The album produced four singles: "Shady Love", "Only the Horses", "Baby Come Home" and "Let's Have a Kiki", with "Only the Horses" charting in Ireland, the UK and the US.[3][4][7]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
US
[7]
US Dance
[7]
AUS
[8]
AUT
[13]
FRA
[14]
GER
[15]
IRE
[3]
NL
[16]
SWE
[12]
UK
[4]
Scissor Sisters 102 1 7 75 100 1 67 13 1
  • World: 3,500,000[20]
  • UK: 2,739,725[21]
Ta-Dah
  • Released: September 18, 2006 (US)[22]
  • Labels: Universal, Polydor
  • Formats: CD, LP, DD
19 1 1 3 17 6 1 11 3 1
  • ARIA: Platinum[10]
  • BPI: 4× Platinum[5]
  • IFPI: 2× Platinum[23]
  • IRMA: 2× Platinum[9]
Night Work
  • Released: June 29, 2010 (US)[24]
  • Labels: Universal, Polydor
  • Formats: CD, LP, DD
18 3 10 36 19 29 11 29 11 2
Magic Hour
  • Released: May 29, 2012 (US)[25]
  • Labels: Universal, Polydor
  • Formats: CD, LP, DD
35 1 27 104 15 68 4
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Album details
Remixed!
  • Released: September 21, 2004 (US)[26]
  • Label: A Touch of Class
  • Formats: CD, DD
iTunes Festival: London 2010
  • Released: July 10, 2010 (UK)[27]
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format: DD

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Dance

[7]
AUS
[8]
AUT
[13]
FIN
[28]
GER
[11]
IRE
[3]
NL
[16]
NOR
[29]
SWE
[12]
UK
[4]
"Electrobix"[30] 2002 Non-album release
"Laura" 2003 66 17 12 Scissor Sisters
"Comfortably Numb" 2004 73 97 30 84 27 10
"Take Your Mama" 40 99 25 80 53 17
"Mary" 32 14
"Filthy/Gorgeous" 2005 1 29 13 5
"I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" 2006 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 Ta-Dah
"Land of a Thousand Words" 40 50 44 60 18 18
"She's My Man" 2007 39 55 10 57 94 14 39 29
"Kiss You Off" 43
"Fire with Fire" 2010 1 24 19 16 97 36 11 Night Work
"Any Which Way" 81
"Invisible Light" 171
"Shady Love"[31] 2012 Magic Hour
"Only the Horses" 5 32 12
"Baby Come Home"[32]
"Let's Have a Kiki" 1 119
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK[4]
"I Can't Decide" 2007 64 Ta-Dah

Videography[edit]

Video albums[edit]

List of video albums
Title Album details
We Are Scissor Sisters... And So Are You
  • Released: November 29, 2004 (UK)[33]
  • Labels: Universal, Polydor
  • Format: DVD
Hurrah! A Year of Ta-Dah
  • Released: November 12, 2007 (UK)[34]
  • Labels: Universal, Polydor
  • Format: DVD

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"Laura" (Version one) 2003 AlexandLiane[35]
"Comfortably Numb" 2004 Chris Hopewell[35]
"Take Your Mama" Andy Soup[35]
"Laura" (Version two)
"Mary" Julien Temple[35]
"Filthy/Gorgeous" 2005 John Cameron Mitchell[36]
"I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" 2006 Andy Soup[37]
"Land of a Thousand Words" National Television[37]
"She's My Man" 2007 Nagi Noda[37]
"Kiss You Off" Robert Hales[37]
"Fire With Fire" 2010 Philip Andelman[38]
"Any Which Way" Ace Norton[39]
"Invisible Light" Nicolàs Méndez[40]
"Shady Love" 2012 Hiro Murai[41]
"Only the Horses" Lorenzo Fonda[42][43]
"Baby Come Home"
"Let's Have a Kiki" Vern Moen[44]

Other appearances[edit]

List of other appearances, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Do the Strand" 2009 War Child Presents Heroes[45]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Peak chart positions for albums and singles in the UK:
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Certified Awards Search" (To access, enter "Scissor Sisters" into the "Search" box, then select "Go"). British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
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  10. ^ a b "Accreditations – 2006 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Chartverfolgung – Scissor Sisters – Single" (in German). Musicline.de. PhonoNet. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
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  13. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Scissor Sisters" (in German). Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
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  19. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2006". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
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  21. ^ a b c d Jones, Alan (June 3, 2012). "Official Charts Analysis: Gary Barlow LP sells 40k". Music Week. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Ta-Dah by Scissor Sisters". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  23. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2008". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Night Work by Scissor Sisters". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Magic Hour by Scissor Sisters". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Remixed! by Scissor Sisters". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  27. ^ "iTunes Festival: London 2010 – EP by Scissor Sisters". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  28. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Scissor Sisters". Finnish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  29. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Scissor Sisters". Norwegian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  30. ^ "Electrobix – EP by Scissor Sisters". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  31. ^ Nissim, Mayer (March 7, 2012). "Scissor Sisters release 'Shady Love' remixes". Digital Spy. Hearst Corporation. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  32. ^ "Baby Come Home (Remixes) – EP by Scissor Sisters". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  33. ^ "Scissor Sisters – DVD Footage". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  34. ^ "Hurrah: A Year of Ta-Dah by Scissor Sisters". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  35. ^ a b c d We Are Scissor Sisters... And So Are You (liner notes). Scissor Sisters. Polydor Records (DVD – 986881–3). November 29, 2004. 
  36. ^ "Filthy/Gorgeous" (liner notes). Scissor Sisters. Polydor Records (CD single – 986979–9). January 3, 2005.
  37. ^ a b c d Hurrah! A Year of Ta-Dah (liner notes). Scissor Sisters. Universal Records (DVD/CD – 1750840). November 12, 2007. 
  38. ^ Knight, David (May 27, 2010). "Scissor Sisters’ Fire With Fire by Philip Andelman". PromoNews.tv. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  39. ^ Knight, David (August 16, 2010). "Scissor Sisters’ Any Which Way by Ace Norton". PromoNews.tv. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  40. ^ Knight, David (December 15, 2010). "Scissor Sisters’ Invisible Light by Nicolás Méndez/CANADA". PromoNews.tv. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  41. ^ Gottlieb, Steven (January 3, 2012). "WATCH IT: Scissor Sisters vs Krystal Pepsy "Shady Love" (Hiro Murai, dir.)". VideoStatic.com. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  42. ^ Knight, David (April 23, 2012). "Scissor Sisters ‘Only The Horses’ by Lorenzo Fonda". PromoNews.tv. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  43. ^ Knight, David (May 31, 2012). "Scissor Sisters ‘Baby Come Home’ by Lorenzo Fonda". PromoNews.tv. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  44. ^ "073112 – Scissor Sisters "Let's Have a Kiki"". Long Beach Film Company. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  45. ^ War Child Presents Heroes (liner notes). Various Artists. Parlophone (CD album – 5099924407328). February 16, 2009. 

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