Simply Red discography

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Simply Red discography
A man wearing a black T-shirt and black trousers singing into a microphone.
The band performing in Bremen, 2003
Studio albums 11
Compilation albums 4
Music videos 43
EPs 1
Singles 45

The discography of Simply Red, a British soul band, consists of ten studio albums, four compilation albums, one extended play, forty-five singles and a number of other appearances.

The band's first single "Money's Too Tight (To Mention)", was released in 1985 reached the United Kingdom Top 20. Their debut album, Picture Book, was also released in 1985. The following year the band released "Holding Back the Years", which reached number one in Ireland and the US and number two in the UK. Their second album, Men and Women was released in 1987. Third album A New Flame was released in 1989, containing "If You Don't Know Me by Now", which became their second US number one hit. Their fourth album Stars, became the best-selling album for two years running in Europe after its release in 1991 and was certified 12× Platinum in the UK.

Simply Red released "Fairground" in 1995, which became the band's first UK number one single. Its parent album was Life. The band followed this up with cover heavy Blue in 1998 and Love and the Russian Winter in 1999. Subsequent releases included Home in 2003, a mixture of original songs and covers; Simplified in 2005, mainly an album of stripped down versions of their hit songs; and Stay, which was the band's tenth studio album released in 2007.

Mick Hucknall announced his intention to split the band in 2010; following which the band embarked on a farewell tour which commenced during 2009 and 2010.[1]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[2]
AUS
[3]
AUT
[4]
FRA
[5]
GER
[6]
NL
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
US
[11]
1985 Picture Book
  • Released: October 1985
  • Label: WEA Records (#)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette, LP
2 6 10 8 1 9 26 12 16
1987 Men and Women
  • Released: March 1987
  • Label: WEA (#)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette, LP
2 5 3 3 2 4 4 1 31
1989 A New Flame
  • Released: February 1989
  • Label: WEA (#)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette, LP
1 2 2 2 2 4 1 4 1 22
1991 Stars 1 7 1 4 4 3 2 7 2 76 UK: 3,410,000[23]
  • BPI: 12× Platinum[12]
  • RIAA: Gold[13]
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[14]
  • IFPI AUT: 2× Platinum[15]
  • CAN: Gold[20]
  • SNEP: Platinum[16]
  • BVMI: 5× Gold[17]
  • NLD: Platinum[18]
  • SWI: 2× Platinum[19]
  • ABPD: Platinum[22]
1995 Life
  • Released: October 1995
  • Label: EastWest (#)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette, LP
1 7 1 1 3 3 2 1 75
1998 Blue
  • Released: May 1998
  • Label: EastWest (#)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette, LP
1 38 1 21 1 25 13 5 3 145
1999 Love and the Russian Winter
  • Released: November 1999
  • Label: EastWest (#)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
6 3 57 2 41 31 8
2003 Home
  • Released: March 2003
  • Label: simplyred.com (#)
  • Formats: CD
2 15 8 8 5 2 19 40 6 187
2005 Simplified
  • Released: October 2005
  • Label: simplyred.com (#)
  • Formats: CD
3 2 64 4 10 47 3
2007 Stay
  • Released: March 2007
  • Label: simplyred.com (#)
  • Formats: CD
4 6 58 4 3 6 156
2015 Big Love
  • Released: 29 May 2015[28]
  • Label: EastWest
  • Formats: CD, digital download
4 22 11 6 10

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[2]
AUS
[3]
AUT
[4]
FRA
[5]
GER
[6]
IRE
[29]
NL
[7]
SWE
[9]
US
[11]
1996 Greatest Hits
  • Released:
  • Label: EastWest (#)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
1 4 1 2 28 3 3 116
2000 It's Only Love
  • Released:
  • Label: EastWest (#)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
27 5 35 25 40 19
2003 The Very Best of Simply Red
  • Released:
  • Label: simplyred.com (#)
  • Formats: CD
NR 30 36 36 21
2008 Simply Red 25: The Greatest Hits
  • Released:
  • Label: simplyred.com (#)
  • Formats: CD
9 25 17 26 3
2010 Songs of Love
  • Released: February 2010
  • Label: simplyred.com (#)
  • Formats: CD
12 86
2013 Song Book 1985-2010
  • Released: 2 December 2013
  • Label: Rhino/simplyred.com (#)
  • Formats: 4-CD box set
41 16

Live albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Year Details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[2]
1992 The Montreux EP
  • Released: 9 November 1992
  • Label: EastWest (#)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette, LP
11

Singles[edit]

1980s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[33]
AUS
[3]
AUT
[34]
BEL
[35]
CAN
[36]
GER
[37]
IRE
[38]
NED
[39]
NZ
[40]
SWI
[41]
US
[42]
1985 "Money's Too Tight (To Mention)" 13 21 17 51 9 22 8 28 Picture Book
"Come to My Aid" 66 24
"Holding Back the Years" 51 8 5
1986 "Jericho" 53 20 57 13
"Holding Back the Years" (re-issue) 2 16 22 6 1 40 1
"Open Up the Red Box" 61 70 24 28 38
1987 "The Right Thing" 11 17 4 21 27 12 5 9 10 27 Men and Women
"Infidelity" 31 54 34 13 57 26
"Maybe Someday..." 88
"Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" 11 30 14 29
1988 "I Won't Feel Bad" 68
1989 "It's Only Love" 13 31 11 30 21 7 10 31 12 57 A New Flame
"If You Don't Know Me by Now" 2 1 9 5 1 19 4 5 1 12 1
"A New Flame" 17 48 33 55 28 31 22
"You've Got It" 46 127 48 14
"—" denotes singles that were released but did not chart, or singles not released in a particular territory.

1990s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[33]
AUS
[3]
AUT
[34]
BEL
[35]
CAN
[36]
GER
[37]
IRE
[38]
NED
[39]
NZ
[40]
SWI
[41]
US
[42]
1991 "Something Got Me Started" 11 29 5 15 11 11 8 3 10 6 23 Stars
"Stars" 8 29 18 16 17 19 13 15 32 11 44
1992 "For Your Babies" 9 55 23 30 39 43 11 40 47
"Thrill Me" 33 30 58
"Your Mirror" 17 59 28
"Freedom"
1995 "Fairground" 1 7 5 2 5 1 5 6 6 114 Life
"Remembering the First Time" 22 55 23 30
1996 "Never Never Love" 18 42
"We're in This Together" 11 23 32 34
"Angel" 4 71 23 11 Greatest Hits
1997 "Night Nurse" (Sly & Robbie featuring Simply Red) 13 84 44 Blue
1998 "Say You Love Me" 7 18 49 15 71
"The Air That I Breathe" 6 17 66 82
"Ghetto Girl" 34
"Mellow My Mind"
"To Be Free" 88
1999 "Ain't That a Lot of Love" 14 29 48 55 68 41 45 Love and the Russian Winter
"Wave the Old World Goodbye"
"—" denotes singles that were released but did not chart, or singles not released in a particular territory.

2000s–present[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[33]
AUS
[3]
AUT
[34]
BEL
[35]
CAN
[36]
GER
[37]
IRE
[38]
NED
[39]
NZ
[40]
SWI
[41]
US
Adult

[46]
2000 "Your Eyes" 26 95 Love and the Russian Winter
2003 "Sunrise" 7 35 25 35 3 14 14 6 11 22 5 Home
"Fake" 21 97 43 49 19 41
"You Make Me Feel Brand New" 7 100 47 43 43 76 10
2004 "Home" 40 74 24
2005 "Perfect Love" 30 23 45 69 34 16 Simplified
2006 "Something Got Me Started"/
"A Song for You"
108
"Holding Back the Years"
"Oh! What a Girl!" 57 43 68 23 Stay
2007 "So Not Over You" 34 36 65 31 22
"Stay" 36
"The World and You Tonight" 104
"They Don't Know"
2008 "Go Now" 157 21 Simply Red 25: The Greatest Hits
2009 "Money's Too Tight (To Mention) 2009"
2010 "I Have the Love"/"Beside You" Songs of Love
2015 "Shine On" Big Love
"—" denotes singles that were released but did not chart, or singles not released in a particular territory.

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1985 "Money's Too Tight (To Mention)"
"Come to My Aid" (2 versions)
"Holding Back the Years" Tony van den Ende
1986 "Jericho"
"Open Up the Red Box"
1987 "The Right Thing"
"Infidelity"
"Maybe Someday..."
"Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye"
1988 "I Won't Feel Bad"
1989 "It's Only Love" Andy Morahan
"If You Don't Know Me by Now"
"A New Flame"
"You've Got It"
1991 "Something Got Me Started" Andy Morahan
"Stars"
1992 "For Your Babies"
"Thrill Me"
"Your Mirror"
"Lady Godiva's Room"
1995 "Fairground"
"Remembering the First Time"
1996 "Never Never Love" Zanna
"We're in This Together"
"So Beautiful"
"Angel"
1997 "Night Nurse"
1998 "Say You Love Me"
"The Air That I Breathe"
"Ghetto Girl"
1999 "Ain't That a Lot of Love" Mike Lipscombe
2000 "Your Eyes"
2003 "Sunrise"
"Fake" (single version) Andy Morahan
"You Make Me Feel Brand New"
2004 "Home"
2005 "Perfect Love"
2006 "Something Got Me Started"
"A Song for You"
"Oh! What a Girl!"
2007 "So Not Over You"
2008 "Go Now"
2015 "Shine On"

Videography[edit]

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