Steely Dan discography

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For discographies of the band's two principals, see main entries on Walter Becker and Donald Fagen.

The discography for the American jazz rock band Steely Dan consists of nine studio albums, 21 singles, one live album, one live set on DVD, seven compilations in the United States, one box set, and numerous other appearances. The band has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications[1][2][3]
(sales threshold)
US
[4]
UK
[5]
AUS
[6]
CAN
[7]
NL
[8]
NZ
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[11]
FIN
[12]
1972 Can't Buy a Thrill 17 38 46 4
  • US: Platinum
1973 Countdown to Ecstasy
  • Release date: July 1973
  • Label: ABC Records
35 49
  • US: Gold
1974 Pretzel Logic
  • Release date: March 2, 1974
  • Label: ABC Records
8 37 18 5 23
  • US: Platinum
  • UK: Silver
1975 Katy Lied
  • Release date: March 1975
  • Label: ABC Records
13 13 28 12 10
  • US: Platinum
1976 The Royal Scam
  • Release date: May 1976
  • Label: ABC Records
15 11 30 24 14 3
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
1977 Aja
  • Release date: September 23, 1977
  • Label: ABC Records
3 5 9 3 9 3 10 35
  • US: 2× Multi-Platinum
  • CAN: 2× Platinum
  • UK: Silver
1980 Gaucho 9 27 9 18 44 7 5 15
  • US: Platinum
2000 Two Against Nature 6 11 51 6 19 39 7 17 22
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
2003 Everything Must Go 9 21 68 25 40 5 11 31
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications[1][2][3]
(sales threshold)
US
[4]
UK
[5]
NL
[8]
SWE
[11]
1995 Alive in America 40 62 74 41
2000 Plush TV Jazz-Rock Party
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilations[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications[1][2][3]
(sales threshold)
US
[4]
UK
[5]
AUS
[6]
NL
[8]
NZ
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[11]
1978 Greatest Hits 30 41 11 10 21
  • US: Platinum
Steely Dan
1982 Gold 115 44 30
  • US: Gold
1985 A Decade of Steely Dan 100
  • US: Platinum
The Very Best of Steely Dan: Reelin' In the Years
  • Release date: October 1985
  • Label: MCA UK
43
1993 Remastered: The Best of Steely Dan – Then and Now 42 34 21 7 38
Citizen Steely Dan
  • US: Gold
2000 Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story, 1972–1980 53 27
2006 Steely Dan: The Definitive Collection 92
2007 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection:
The Best of Steely Dan
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Bootlegs and other appearances[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications[1][2][3]
(sales threshold)
US
[4]
UK
[5]
AUS
[6]
NL
[8]
NZ
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[11]
1987 The Very Best of Steely Dan: Do It Again
  • Release date: October 1987
  • Label: Telstar
64
1998 Members Edition
  • Release date: June 6, 1998
  • Label: TKO Magnum Music Group - UAE Ltd.
2005 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz with guests Steely Dan
2007 Found Studio Tracks
  • Release date: July 17, 2007
  • Label: Aspirion Records
2009 The Very Best of Steely Dan
  • Release date: June 30, 2009
  • Label: 101 Distribution
183
Collected
  • Release date: August 11, 2009
  • Label: 101 Distribution
9
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[13] Album
US US
A/C
CAN
UK
[5]
AU
[6]
1972 "Dallas" b/w "Sail the Waterway" Non-album Single
"Do It Again" 6 34 7 39 60 Can't Buy a Thrill
1973 "Reelin' in the Years" 11 15 62
"Show Biz Kids" 61 Countdown to Ecstasy
"My Old School" 63
1974 "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" 4 15 3 58 30 Pretzel Logic
"Pretzel Logic" 57
1975 "Black Friday" 37 Katy Lied
"Bad Sneakers" 103
1976 "Kid Charlemagne" 82 The Royal Scam
"The Fez" 59
"Haitian Divorce" 17
1977 "Peg" 11 30 7 Aja
1978 "Deacon Blues" 19 40 14
"FM (No Static at All)" 22 19 49 87 FM
"Josie" 26 44 Aja
1980 "Hey Nineteen" 10 11 48 Gaucho
1981 "Time Out of Mind" 22 13
1999 "Cousin Dupree" 30 Two Against Nature
2000 "Jack of Speed"
"Janie Runaway"
"—" denotes the single failed to chart

Tribute albums[edit]

  • Various Artists - No Static at All: An Instrumental Tribute to Steely Dan (2000)
  • The Royal Dan - A Tribute to the Genius of Steely Dan (2006)
  • Various Artists - Maestros of Cool: A Tribute to Steely Dan (2006)

Covers and Arrangements[edit]

  • Woody Herman Band - Chick, Donald, Walter, and Woodrow (1978): includes big band instrumental arrangements of "Green Earrings", "Kid Charlemagne", "I've Got the News", "Aja" and "FM".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d RIAA searchable certification database.
  2. ^ a b c d BPI searchable certification database.
  3. ^ a b c d Gold Platinum Database: Steely Dan
  4. ^ a b c d http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p5525
  5. ^ a b c d e "Steely Dan". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  6. ^ a b c d Australian Chart Books 1940-2005(David Kent). Retrieved on 2011-03-27
  7. ^ Peak positions for Steely Dan's albums on Canadian Albums Chart:
  8. ^ a b c d Steffen Hung. "Discografie Steely Dan". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  9. ^ a b c Steffen Hung. "Discography Steely Dan". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  10. ^ a b c Steffen Hung. "Discography Steely Dan". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  11. ^ a b c d Steffen Hung. "Discography Steely Dan". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  12. ^ Steffen Hung. "Discography Steely Dan". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  13. ^ "Steely Dan US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-03-06.