Soft Cell discography

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Soft Cell discography
Studio albums 5
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 11
Video albums 2
EPs 2
Singles 17

This is the discography of Soft Cell, a British synthpop duo consisting of Marc Almond and Dave Ball who rose to prominence in the early 1980s. The duo broke up in 1984 after releasing four albums, but reunited in the early 2000s for a series of live dates and released an album of new material in 2002.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Information Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1]
NZ
[2]
US
[3]
1981 Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret 5 7 22
1982 Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing
  • Released: June 1982
  • Label: Some Bizzare / Sire
6 57
1983 The Art of Falling Apart
  • Released: January 1983
  • Label: Some Bizzare / Sire
5 84
1984 This Last Night in Sodom
  • Released: March 1984
  • Label: Some Bizzare
12
2002 Cruelty Without Beauty
  • Released: 8 October 2002
  • Label: Some Bizzare
116

† As an EP in the US, Non-stop Ecstatic Dancing also peaked at number 31 on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Information Additional information
2003 Live 2003 European tour
Soft Cell at the BBC Live sessions in 1981–1983
2005 Say Hello, Wave Goodbye: Live
  • Label: Demon Music Group
Re-issue of Live with new title and artwork

Compilation albums[edit]

Charting compilations
Year Album Information Chart positions
UK
[1]
US
1986 The Singles 58
1991 Memorabilia – The Singles
  • Released: 20 May 1991 (Soft Cell with Marc Almond)
  • Label: Mercury
8[1]
2002 The Very Best of Soft Cell 37
Complete list

Extended plays[edit]

Year Title
1980 Mutant Moments
  • Label: Big Frock
1981 Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go EP
  • Label: Sire Records

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album Chart positions
UK
[1]
AUS IRE
[5]
NZ
[2]
NL
[6]
GER
[1]
FRA
[7]
POL
[7]
BEL
[8]
US
[9]
US Dance
[9]
1981 "A Man Can Get Lost"
"Memorabilia"
"Memorabilia"
"Persuasion"
35
1981 "Tainted Love" / "Where Did Our Love Go?"
"Memorabilia"
Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret 1 1 4 2 7 1 1 1 8 4
"Bedsitter"
"Facility Girls"
4 10 4 33
1982 "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye"
"Fun City"
3 12 30 29 36
"Torch"
"Insecure... Me?"
2 68 7 12 75 15 6 31
"What!"
"So..."
Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing 3 6 64 6 21 32 101
"Where the Heart Is"
"It's a Mug's Game"
The Art of Falling Apart 21 14 27
"Loving You, Hating Me" (special remix)
"It's A Mugs Game" (US single release)
1983 "Numbers" / "Barriers" 25 16
"Heat"
"It's a Mug's Game" (US single release)
"Soul Inside"
"You Only Live Twice"
This Last Night in Sodom 16 13
1984 "Down in the Subway"
"Disease and Desire"
24 20
1991 "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye '91"
"Memorabilia '91"
Memorabilia – The Singles 38
"Tainted Love '91"
"Where the Heart Is '91"
5 99 4 22
1999 "Tainted Love"
(Soft Cell vs. Club 69) (US Single Release)
24
2002 "Monoculture"
"Dancing Alone"
Cruelty Without Beauty 52
2003 "The Night"
"Perversity"
39

Video albums[edit]

Year Title Format Additional information
1982 Soft Cell's Non-Stop Exotic Video Show
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Some Bizzare Films
VHS Reissued on DVD in 2004
1991 Memorabilia - The Video Singles
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Polygram
VHS Soft Cell with Marc Almond – video compilation released alongside the 1991 compilation album of the same name
2002 Live in Milan
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Eagle Vision USA
DVD

Music videos[edit]

[10]

Year Title Director Additional Information
1981 Tainted Love Tim Pope Released on Soft Cell's Non-Stop Exotic Video Show
Bedsitter Released on Soft Cell's Non-Stop Exotic Video Show and Memorabilia - The Video Singles
1982 Say Hello, Wave Goodbye Released on Soft Cell's Non-Stop Exotic Video Show
Torch Released on Soft Cell's Non-Stop Exotic Video Show and Memorabilia - The Video Singles
What!
Entertain Me Released on Soft Cell's Non-Stop Exotic Video Show
Frustration
Seedy Films
Secret Life
Youth
Memorabilia Released on Soft Cell's Non-Stop Exotic Video Show and Memorabilia - The Video Singles
Sex Dwarf (Intro) Released on Soft Cell's Non-Stop Exotic Video Show
Sex Dwarf Original, banned version that has yet to be officially released
Where The Heart Is Released on Memorabilia - The Video Singles
1983 Soul Inside
1984 Down in the Subway Aired on television, but has yet to be released on home video
1991 Say Hello, Wave Goodbye '91 Peter Christopherson Released on Memorabilia - The Video Singles
Tainted Love '91
2002 Monoculture Philip Richardson Included as a multimedia track on the Monoculture single

Rarities and miscellaneous[edit]

Year Title Label Additional information
1981 Some Bizzare Album Some Bizzare Compilation featuring exclusive track "The Girl with the Patent Leather Face."
1982 Metro MRX Flexi 1982 green flexi-disc free with Flexi-Pop magazine.
1983 Ghostrider - Live '83 Cellmates Flexi-disc of a live cover of the song Ghost Rider by Suicide. Available in black, blue, or green and issued by the Soft Cell fan club.
2001 I'd Rather Shout at a Returning Echo than Kid That Someone's Listening Some Bizzare Compilation that includes the track "God-Shaped Hole."

References[edit]

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