Serj Tankian discography

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Serj Tankian discography
Studio albums 5
Live albums 1
Video albums 1
Music videos 23
EPs 2
Singles 12
Collaborative albums 1

The following is the discography of Serj Tankian, an Armenian-American singer, songwriter, poet, activist, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He is best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter, keyboardist, and occasionally rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning rock band, System of a Down.

This discography consists of five studio albums, one collaboration album, two EPs, one live album/DVD, twelve singles, twenty-three music videos, and all other known appearances by Tankian on other artists' albums, soundtracks, and in video games. This article also contains the production credits by Tankian. The list does not include anything performed or recorded with System of a Down. To see recordings by System of a Down, see System of a Down discography.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
AUT
[3]
BEL (WA)
[4]
ESP
[5]
FIN
[6]
FRA
[7]
GER
[8]
IRL
[9]
ITA
[10]
NLD
[11]
NZ
[12]
SWE
[13]
SWI
[14]
UK
[15]
2007 Elect the Dead 4 19 5 50 19 12 23 10 29 31 45 14 36 11 26
2010 Imperfect Harmonies
  • Released: September 21, 2010
  • Label: Serjical Strike, Reprise
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
35 56 13 46 96 14 29 18 23 94 26 44 12 86
2012 Harakiri
  • Released: July 10, 2012
  • Label: Serjical Strike, Reprise
  • Formats: CD, digital download
29 86 10 39 66 16 37 12 23 36 27 13 87
2013 Orca
  • Released: June 25, 2013
  • Label: Serjical Strike, Reprise
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
Jazz-Iz-Christ
  • Released: July 23, 2013
  • Label: Serjical Strike, Reprise
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
AUT
[3]
FRA
[7]
GER
[8]
GRC
[16]
NZ
[12]
SWI
[14]
2010 Elect the Dead Symphony
  • Released: March 9, 2010
  • Label: Serjical Strike, Reprise
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
38 118 63 5 12 64

Collaborative albums[edit]

Year Album details
2003 Serart
(with Arto Tunçboyacıyan)
  • Released: May 6, 2003
  • Label: Serjical Strike, Columbia
  • Formats: CD/DVD, LP, digital download

EPs[edit]

Year EP details
2008 Lie Lie Live
  • Released: July 1, 2008
  • Label: Serjical Strike, Reprise
  • Formats: Digital download
2011 Imperfect Remixes
  • Released: March 1, 2011
  • Label: Serjical Strike, Reprise
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
US
[1]
US
Alt.

[1]
US
Main.

[1]
US
Rock
CAN
[17]
PL UK
[15]
2007 "Empty Walls" 97 3 4 75 78 Elect the Dead
"Lie Lie Lie"
2008 "Sky Is Over" 22 23 46
"Fears" Non-album single
2010 "The Charade"
"Left of Center" Imperfect Harmonies
"Reconstructive Demonstrations" 29
2012 "Figure It Out" 17 44[18] Harakiri
"Cornucopia" 36
"Harakiri" 40 78
2016 "Artsakh" Non-album single

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Song Album
2007 "The Unthinking Majority"[19] Elect the Dead
2008 "Honking Antelope"[20]
2010 "Borders Are..."[21] Imperfect Harmonies
"Yes, It's Genocide"[22]
2011 "Deserving?"[23]
"Goodbye - Gate 21"[24] Imperfect Remixes

As featured performer[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
US
Main.

[1]
2007 "Mein"
(Deftones featuring Serj Tankian)
40 Saturday Night Wrist
2008 "Bird's Eye"
(Mike Patton featuring Serj Tankian and Marc Streitenfeld)
Body of Lies

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director(s)
2005 "We Are One" (with Buckethead) Rodney Ascher and Syd Garon
2007 "The Unthinking Majority" Tawd B. Dorenfeld
"Empty Walls" Tony Petrossian
"Saving Us" Kevin Estrada
"Feed Us" Sevag Vrej
"Lie Lie Lie" Martha Colburn
"Honking Antelope" Roger Kupelian
"Elect the Dead" Gariné Torossian
"Baby" Isaac "Eye-Sack" Flores
"Sky Is Over" José Rivera
"Beethoven's Cunt" Adam Egypt Mortimer
"Money" Ara Soudjian
"Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition" Greg Watermann
2010 "Left of Center" (official video) Tawd B. Dorenfeld
2011 "Reconstructive Demonstrations" (official video) Roger Kupelian
"Goodbye - Gate 21" (official video) Ara Soudjian and George Tonikian
2012 "Figure It Out" (official video) Ara Soudjian
"Harakiri" Nico Sabenorio
"Occupied Tears" Eric Nazarian
"Uneducated Democracy" Narek Minasyan and Nareh Hovhannissyan
2013 "Straight Out The Gate" (With Tech N9ne) Casey Patrick Tebo

Other appearances[edit]

Year Artist Song Release and/or explanation
Albums, soundtracks, and video games
1999 Limp Bizkit feat. Serj Tankian "Don't Go Off Wandering" (Demo) Demo for Significant Other
2000 Hed PE feat. Serj Tankian and Morgan Lander "Feel Good" Broke
Tony Iommi feat. Serj Tankian "Patterns" Iommi
Snot feat. Serj Tankian "Starlit Eyes" Strait Up[25]
2001 Dog Fashion Disco feat. Serj Tankian "Mushroom Cult" Anarchists of Good Taste
2003 Serj Tankian "Bird of Paradise" Bird Up: The Charlie Parker Remix Project
Kittens for Christian feat. Serj Tankian "Had a Plan" Privilege of Your Company
2004 Saul Williams feat. Serj Tankian "Talk to Strangers" Saul Williams
Flea, Brad Wilk, Tom Morello, Pete Yorn, Tim Walker, Serj Tankian, Maynard James Keenan, and Jonny Polonsky "Where the Streets Have No Name" Axis of Justice: Concert Series Volume 1
Flea, Brad Wilk, Tom Morello, Pete Yorn, and Serj Tankian "Alice in My Fantasies"
Serj Tankian "Piano Improvization"
"Charades"
Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, Wayne Kramer, Flea, and John Dolmayan "Get Up, Stand Up"
Flea, Brad Wilk, and Serj Tankian "(Free Jam)"
Knowledge and Serj Tankian "Speak on It"
Tom Morello, Serj Tankian, Pete Yorn, Flea, and Brad Wilk "Chimes of Freedom"
Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and Brian O'Conner "Jeffrey Are You Listening?"
The Nightwatchman, Serj Tankian, Pete Yorn, Brad Wilk, and Jonny Polonsky "The Road I Must Travel"
Serj Tankian "Improvizational Noise"
2005 Buckethead feat. Serj Tankian "We Are One" Enter the Chicken
Masters of Horror soundtrack
Buckethead feat. Azam Ali and Serj Tankian "Coma" Enter the Chicken
Buckethead feat. Shana Halligan and Serj Tankian "Waiting Hare"
2006 Deftones feat. Serj Tankian "Mein" Saturday Night Wrist
2007 Les Rita Mitsouko feat. Serj Tankian "Terminal Beauty" Variéty
Serj Tankian "Bug Theme" Bug soundtrack
Serj Tankian and Petra Jolly "Innermission"
Serj Tankian "The Essence of Tequila" Stranglehold
Serj Tankian "Chicakong"
Wyclef Jean feat. Serj Tankian and Sizzla "Riot (Trouble Again)" Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant
2008 Praxis feat. Serj Tankian "Sulfur and Cheese" Profanation (Preparation for a Coming Darkness)[26]
Serj Tankian "Beethoven's Cunt" Downloadable track for Rock Band
Bitter:Sweet feat. Serj Tankian "Drama" (Serj Tankian version) Drama
The Nightwatchman feat. Serj Tankian "Lazarus on Down" The Fabled City
Mike Patton, Serj Tankian, and Marc Streitenfeld "Bird's Eye" Body of Lies[27][28]
Serj Tankian "Fears" Written exclusively in support of Amnesty International's Global Write-A-Thon[29]
2009 Khatchadour Tankian feat. Serj Tankian "Bari Arakeel" Inchbes Moranank
"Martigi Yerke"
2010 Viza feat. Serj Tankian "Viktor" Made in Chernobyl
2010 Serj Tankian "Empty Walls" Downloadable tracks for Rock Band
2010 Serj Tankian "Sky Is Over"
2011 Serj Tankian "Total Paranoia" Batman: Arkham City - The Album
"Yellow Snow" The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAAAAAM Birthday Bundle 2011
Jonathan Elias feat. Jim Morrison, Joanne Shenandoah, Leah Shenandoah, Robert Downey Jr., Serj Tankian, Sinéad O'Connor "Path to Zero" Prayer Cycle: Path to Zero
2012 Tom Morello, Serj Tankian, Tim McIlrath "We Are The 99 Percent" Occupy Anthem
2013 Serj Tankian Soundtrack of "Morning Star" (Upcoming video game) Industrial Toys
2013 Device feat. Serj Tankian and Geezer Butler "Out of Line" Device
2013 Serj Tankian, Ihsahn, Devin Townsend "We Are" Revolution Harmony
2013 Tech N9ne featuring Krizz Kaliko & Serj Tankian "Straight Out The Gate" Something Else
2014 Benny Benassi featuring Serj Tankian "Shooting Helicopters" Shooting Helicopters - Single
2014 Pedro Meirelles featuring Serj Tankian & Eugene Hütz "Hali" Hali - Single
2014 Alla Levonyan, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Serj Tankian, Gor Sujian, Tigran Petrosyan, Arto Tuncboyaciyan and Little Singers of Armenia "Imagine" IMAGINE Armenia song
2015 Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, Rudy Sarzo, Vinny Appice "Crazy Train" Immortal Randy Rhoads - The Ultimate Tribute
Live performances
1999 Fear Factory feat. Serj Tankian "Cars"
2000 Incubus feat. Serj Tankian Live Improvisation on "Redefine"
Metallica feat. Serj Tankian and Daron Malakian "Mastertarium" ("Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" part)
2003 "Creeping Death" Reading Festival 2003
2006 Buckethead feat. Shana Halligan and Serj Tankian "Waiting Hare"
2007 Tool feat. Serj Tankian "Sober" (improvisational version) Big Day Out 2007 (Auckland only)
Fair to Midland feat. Serj Tankian "Walls of Jericho" (improvisational version) Coachella 2007
Foo Fighters feat. Serj Tankian "Holiday in Cambodia" 2007 MTV Video Music Awards
(released on Foo Fighters' single for "Long Road to Ruin")
2008 The Nightwatchman feat. Serj Tankian "Lazarus on Down" Big Day Out 2008 (Auckland only)
2009 Visa feat. Serj Tankian "Viktor" Feed the Need Event
2011 Tom Morello and Serj Tankian "Ghost of Tom Joad" Dimebash 2011
2011 Serj Tankian, Stewart Copeland, Omar Fadel "Qakastan - Hymn of the Republic" and "Sunday Nuts" Sacred Grove
2012 Deftones feat. Serj Tankian "Root" Knotfest 2012
Remixes
2005 M.I.A. "Galang" (Serj Tankian Remix) Galang '05
2006 Dredg "Ode to the Sun" (Serj Tankian Remix) Unreleased
The Notorious B.I.G. "Who Shot Ya?" (Serj Tankian Remix) Marc Eckō's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure[30]

Production discography[edit]

Tankian has also produced a number of albums.

Year Album Artist Credit(s)
1998 System of a Down System of a Down Producer, credited as System of a Down
2001 Toxicity Co-Producer
2003 Serart Sampler Serart Producer, executive producer, and A&R
Serart
2004 Axis of Justice: Concert Series Volume 1 Various artists Producer and executive producer
2005 Enter the Chicken Buckethead & Friends Producer
2006 Slow Motion Reign Slow Motion Reign
The Drawn and Quartered EP Fair to Midland
2007 Fables from a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times Is True Executive producer
Elect the Dead Serj Tankian Producer
2010 Elect the Dead Symphony
Imperfect Harmonies
2012 Harakiri
2013 Orca
Jazz-Iz-Christ

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