Shakespears Sister discography

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Shakespears Sister discography
ShakespearsSister1992.jpg
Performing live in 1992
Studio albums4
Compilation albums6
Video albums3
Music videos17
EPs4
Singles16

The discography of UK-based pop-rock act Shakespears Sister consists of four studio albums, six compilation albums, three video albums, and sixteen singles. Originally a solo act consisting of ex-Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey, it eventually evolved into a duo between Fahey and Marcella Detroit. They released their debut studio album Sacred Heart in 1989, which reached number 9 on the UK Albums Chart[1] and was certified gold by the BPI.[2][1] The album's lead single, double A Side "Break My Heart / Heroine" did not chart, the second single however, "You're History", reached number 7 on the UK Singles Chart,[1] and managed similar top 20 success internationally. Their next three singles, "Run Silent", "Dirty Mind", and "Goodbye Cruel World" (the lead single from their second album Hormonally Yours), all failed to peak within the UK top 50.[1] The second single from Hormonally Yours, "Stay" was the group's first and only number 1, staying at the top position for 8 weeks.[1] The song also reached number 1 in Ireland[3] and Sweden,[4] and peaked within the top 5 in several other territories. Hormonally Yours peaked at number 3 in the UK[1] and was certified double platinum,[2] and reached similar success in international territories. The fifth and final single from the album, "My 16th Apology", was not a commercial success due to both members being on hiatus at the time.

Detroit left the group shortly afterwards in 1993, and Fahey resumed as the sole full member of the group. "I Can Drive" was released as the lead single from Shakespears Sister's third album, #3, and peaked at number 30 in the UK.[1] Following this, London Records opted not to release the third album and the act was dropped from their roster. #3 was only released in September 2004 through Fahey's own website after London Records gave her the full rights to the album. Fahey was planning to release her own solo album at the time, which was preceded by three singles, "Bitter Pill", "Pulsatron", and "Bad Blood", which peaked at numbers 108, 95, and failed to chart respectively.[1] In 2004-05, two compilation albums were released, The Best of Shakespears Sister (composed mostly of hits and B-sides), and Long Live the Queens (composed entirely of B-sides, rarities, and unreleased material). Fahey revived the Shakespears Sister name in 2009, and released Songs from the Red Room, composed of her solo recordings. A compilation album, Cosmic Dancer, was released in 2011, also composed of Fahey's solo work, acoustic work by the wider group, and covers.[5]

In 2013, Shakespears Sister released a three-part series of EPs through their website titled The Other Side... Demos and Rarities. The first and second EPs were both released in May 2013, the third was released in June 2013. Multiple projects were due for release in 2014, including the EP Cherchez La Femme[6] and re-releases of Sacred Heart and Hormonally Yours, but were eventually cancelled.

Following Fahey and Detroit's reunion in 2019, the band are releasing a compilation album containing two new tracks, titled Singles Party, in July 2019. A UK tour will follow later in the year.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[7]
AUT
[8]
CAN
[9]
GER
[10]
NOR
[11]
NZ
[12]
SWE
[4]
SWI
[13]
US
[14]
Sacred Heart 9 22 71 30
Hormonally Yours
  • Released: 17 February 1992
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
  • Label: London
3 20 21 33 12 15 17 25 15 56
#3
Songs from the Red Room
  • Released: 16 November 2009
  • Formats: LP, CD, digital download
  • Label: SF, Palare

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details
The Best of Shakespear's Sister
  • Released: 22 November 2004
  • Formats: CD/DVD, digital download
  • Label: London
Long Live the Queens!
  • Released: 5 December 2005
  • Formats: CD
  • Label: London
Cosmic Dancer
  • Released: 12 December 2011
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: SF
Rarities[18]
  • Released: January 2012
  • Formats: Digital download
  • Label: SF
Remixes
  • Released: 29 October 2012
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: SF
Singles Party
  • Released: 19 July 2019
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: London

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details
Live 1992[18]
  • Released: July 2011
  • Formats: Digital download
  • Label: SF

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details
The Red Room Sessions
  • Released: March 2011
  • Formats: Digital download
  • Label: SF
The Other Side... Demos and Rarities
  • Released: 16 May 2013
  • Formats: digital download
  • Label: SF
The Other Side... Demos and Rarities Part II
  • Released: 23 May 2013
  • Formats: digital download
  • Label: SF
The Other Side... Demos and Rarities Part III
  • Released: 10 June 2013
  • Formats: digital download
  • Label: SF

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[1]
AUS
[7]
AUT
[8]
GER
[10]
IRE
[3]
NED
[19]
NZ
[12]
SWE
[4]
SWI
[20]
US
[21]
"Break My Heart" / "Heroine" 1988 Sacred Heart
"You're History" 1989 7 20 55 12 51 28 8
"Run Silent" 54 47
"Dirty Mind" 1990 71 65
"Goodbye Cruel World" 1991 59 Hormonally Yours
"Stay" 1992 1 3 4 3 1 28 5 1 2 4
"I Don't Care" 7 18 29 34 10 57 11 38 28 55
"Goodbye Cruel World"
(re-issue)
32
"Hello (Turn Your Radio On)" 14 97 12 27 33 43 20 9
"My 16th Apology" 1993 61 63
"I Can Drive" 1996 30 #3
"Bitter Pill"[a] 2002 108 Songs from the Red Room
"Pulsatron"[a] 2005 95
"Bad Blood"[a]
"It's a Trip" 2010
"All the Queen's Horses" 2019 Singles Party
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Black Sky" 1992 Hormonally Yours
"Cold"[a] 2004 Songs from the Red Room
"Dancing Barefoot"[18] 2011 Cosmic Dancer
"Someone Else's Girl"[18]
"Really Saying Something" N/A
"Do I Scare You?"
(with Billy Mackenzie)
#3
"A Christmas Number One" 2014 The MGA Sessions

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director(s)
"Break My Heart (You Really)" 1988 Sophie Muller[24]
"Heroine"
"You're History" 1989
"Run Silent"
"Dirty Mind" 1990 The Craze Boys[24]
"Goodbye Cruel World" 1991 Sophie Muller[24]
"Stay" 1992
"I Don't Care"
"Hello (Turn Your Radio On)"
"My 16th Apology" 1993
"I Can Drive" 1996
"Pulsatron" 2005 Morten Magnus[25]
"Bad Blood" Morten Magnus
Christian Isak Isaksan[25]
"I'll Be Your Mirror" 2010 SS10[25]
"It's a Trip" Paul Boyd[25]
"Someone Else's Girl" Morten Magnus
Kim Jakobsen[25]
"All the Queen's Horses" 2019 Sophie Muller

Other videos[edit]

Title Year Director(s)
"Sacred Heart" 1989 Dave Stewart
"One World, One Voice" (Dave Stewart feat. Shakespears Sister) 1990 Dave Stewart
"Catwoman" 1992 Sophie Muller
"Pulsatron" (Live Video Mix) 2005 Caroline Richards[25]
"Bad Blood" (Edit) Morten Magnus
Christian Isak Isaksan[25]
"It's a Trip" (Live Video Mix) 2009 Caroline Richards[25]
"Heroine 2010" 2010 SS10[25]

Home videos[edit]

Title Album details
Sacred Heart
  • Released: 1989
  • Formats: VHS
  • Label: FFRR
Hormonally Yours
  • Released: 1992
  • Formats: VHS
  • Label: London
S.F.T.R.R: Videos
  • Released: 11 April 2010
  • Formats: DVD
  • Label: SF

Notes[edit]

^ a These singles were released under Fahey's own name. Since their inclusion on Songs from the Red Room, they have been credited as Shakespears Sister songs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j UK chart peaks:
    • Top 100 peaks, other than specified: "Official Charts > Shakespears Sister". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2019-04-10. N.B. This site lists compressed chart (exclusion rules applied) data for positions 76–100.
    • "Pulsatron": "Official Charts > Siobhan Fahey". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
    • Top 200 peaks from November 1994 to December 2010, other than "Fear Is Real": "Chart Log UK 1994–2010 > Adam F – FYA". zobbel.de. Retrieved 2017-08-30. N.B. Peaks are listed under Siobhan Fahey. This site lists uncompressed chart (no exclusions applied) data for positions 76–200 between November 1994 and May 2001.
    • "Fear Is Real": "Chart Log UK 1994–2010 > Rodney P. – The Pussycat Dolls". zobbel.de. Retrieved 2017-08-30. N.B. This release is listed under Psychonauts.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "BPI > Certified Awards > Search results for Shakespears Sister (from bpi.co.uk)". Imgur.com (original source published by BPI). Retrieved 2017-08-30. N.B. This site has inaccurate UK release dates for "Stay" and Hormonally Yours.
  3. ^ a b "The Irish Charts – All there is to know > Search results for Shakeapear (from irishcharts.ie)". Imgur.com (original source published by Fireball Media). Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  4. ^ a b c "swedishcharts.com > Shakespears Sister in Swedish Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  5. ^ Shakespears Sister - Music
  6. ^ Archived 2013-12-03 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ a b Australian (ARIA) chart peaks:
  8. ^ a b "austriancharts.at > Shakespears Sister in der Österreichischen Hitparade" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  9. ^ "RPM – Top Albums/CDs - Volume 56, No. 14 - Oct 03, 1992". Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  10. ^ a b German chart peaks:
  11. ^ "norwegiancharts.com > Shakespears Sister in Norwegian Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  12. ^ a b "charts.org.nz > Shakespears Sister in New Zealand Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  13. ^ "hitparade.ch > Suchen nach: Shakespear's Sister (alben)" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  14. ^ "Billboard > Artists / Shakespear's Sister > Chart History > Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  15. ^ a b Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (pdf ed.). Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 249.
  16. ^ "BVMI > Search - Shakespears Sister" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Archived from the original on 2015-11-24. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
  17. ^ "IFPI Switzerland > Shaksepears Sister" (in German). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  18. ^ a b c d "Shakespears Sister: Digital Store". shakespearssister.co.uk. Archived from the original on April 27, 2012. Retrieved 2016-06-20.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  19. ^ "dutchcharts.nl > Shakespears Sister in Dutch Charts" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  20. ^ "hitparade.ch > Suchen nach: Shakespear's Sister (songs)" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  21. ^ "Billboard > Artists / Shakespear's Sister > Chart History > The Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  22. ^ "1992 ARIA Singles Chart". ARIA. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  23. ^ "RIAA – Gold & Platinum: Shakespears Sister". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on 2007-06-26. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  24. ^ a b c The Best of Shakespear's Sister liner notes
  25. ^ a b c d e f g h i S.F.T.R.R. liner notes