Talking Heads discography

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Talking Heads discography
Three men are situated on a stage, each with his own respective instrument: a keyboard, a drum set and a guitar.
Talking Heads performing at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, Canada on May 13, 1978
Studio albums 8
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 9
Video albums 1
Music videos 15
Singles 31
Remix albums 1

The discography of American new wave band Talking Heads consists of eight studio albums, two live albums, nine compilation albums, one remix album, one video album, thirty-one singles and fifteen music videos.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
AUT
[3]
CAN
[4]
NLD
[5]
NOR
[6]
NZ
[7]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
Talking Heads: 77
  • Released: September 16, 1977 (US)[11]
  • Label: Sire
  • Formats: LP
97 21 60
More Songs About Buildings and Food
  • Released: July 14, 1978 (US)[12]
  • Label: Sire
  • Formats: LP, 8-track
29 46 42 4 21
Fear of Music
  • Released: August 3, 1979 (US)[15]
  • Label: Sire
  • Formats: Cassette, LP
21 35 27 11 33
Remain in Light
  • Released: October 8, 1980 (US)[16]
  • Label: Sire
  • Formats: Cassette, LP
19 25 6 22 26 8 28 21
Speaking in Tongues
  • Released: May 31, 1983 (US)[18]
  • Label: Sire
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
15 15 20 7 14 11 3 12 21
Little Creatures
  • Released: June 10, 1985 (US)[19]
  • Label: Sire, EMI
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
20 2 4 18 4 16 1 10 12 10
True Stories
  • Released: October 7, 1986 (US)[20]
  • Label: Sire, EMI
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
28 2 10 16 16 13 1 5 11 7
Naked
  • Released: March 15, 1988 (US)[21]
  • Label: Sire, EMI
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
19 8 8 13 13 7 7 9 6 3
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
AUT
[3]
CAN
[4]
NLD
[5]
NZ
[7]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads
  • Released: March 24, 1982 (US)[22]
  • Label: Sire
  • Formats: LP box set
31 38 7 32 22
Stop Making Sense
  • Released: September 12, 1984 (US)[23]
  • Label: Sire, EMI
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
41 12 33 2 2 26 13 24
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
BEL
[24]
CAN
[4]
NLD
[5]
NZ
[7]
UK
[10]
Once in a Lifetime: The Best of Talking Heads
  • Released: October 12, 1992 (UK)[25]
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD, LP
35 66 3 7[A]
Sand in the Vaseline: Popular Favorites
  • Released: October 13, 1992 (US)[26]
  • Label: Sire, EMI
  • Formats: CD box set, LP box set
158 52 37
Once in a Lifetime
  • Released: November 11, 2003 (US)[27]
  • Label: Sire, Warner Bros.
  • Formats: CD box set
The Best of Talking Heads 87 96 30
Talking Heads
  • Released: October 4, 2005 (US)[29]
  • Label: Sire, Warner Bros., Rhino
  • Formats: DualDisc
Bonus Rarities and Outtakes
  • Released: February 28, 2006 (US)[30]
  • Label: Sire, Warner Bros., Rhino
  • Formats: Digital download
The Collection
  • Released: January 15, 2007 (US)[31]
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD
Same as It Ever Was
  • Released: 2009 (US)[32]
  • Label: Rhino
  • Formats: CD, digital download
73
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Remix albums[edit]

List of remix albums
Title Album details
12 × 12 Original Remixes
  • Released: August 2, 1999 (UK)[33]
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD

Video albums[edit]

List of video albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Video

[34]
Storytelling Giant 7

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[36]
US
Dance

[37]
US
Main. Rock

[37]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[38]
GER
[39]
IRL
[40]
NLD
[5]
NZ
[7]
UK
[41]
"Love → Building on Fire"[42] 1977 Non-album single
"Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town"[43] Talking Heads: 77
"Psycho Killer" 92 13
"Pulled Up"[44] 1978
"Take Me to the River" 26 26 37 20 More Songs About Buildings and Food
"Life During Wartime" 1979 80 Fear of Music
"I Zimbra" 1980 28
"Cities"[45]
"Crosseyed and Painless" 20[B] Remain in Light
"Once in a Lifetime" 1981 [C] 23 28 16 24 14
"Houses in Motion" 26 50
"Life During Wartime" (live)[47] 1982 The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads
"Burning Down the House" 1983 9 2[D] 6 94 8 5 Speaking in Tongues
"This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)" 62 51
"Slippery People" (live) 1984 4 68 Stop Making Sense
"Girlfriend Is Better" (live) 59 21 99
"The Lady Don't Mind" 1985 24 42 24 15 8 81 Little Creatures
"Road to Nowhere" [E] 25 16 51 6 6 10 5 6
"And She Was" 54 33[F] 11 10 53 9 31 16 17
"Stay Up Late" 24
"Once in a Lifetime" (live) 91 22 15 Stop Making Sense
"This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)" (live) 1986 100
"Wild Wild Life" 25 4 13 66 40 9 42 2 43 True Stories
"Love for Sale"[48]
"Hey Now" 65 45
"Puzzlin' Evidence" 19
"Radio Head" 1987 23 52
"Blind" 1988 39 59 Naked
"(Nothing But) Flowers" 5 79
"Sax and Violins" 1991 49 Until the End of the World soundtrack
"Lifetime Piling Up"[49] 1992 50 Sand in the Vaseline: Popular Favorites
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and directors
Title Year Director(s)
"Once in a Lifetime" 1981 Toni Basil, David Byrne[50]
"Crosseyed and Painless" Toni Basil[50]
"Burning Down the House" 1983 David Byrne[50]
"This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)" David Byrne[50]
"Slippery People" 1984 Jonathan Demme[51]
"Road to Nowhere" 1985 David Byrne, Stephen R. Johnson[50]
"The Lady Don't Mind" Jim Jarmusch[50]
"And She Was" Jim Blashfield[50]
"Stay Up Late" 1986 Ted Bafaloukos[50]
"Wild Wild Life" David Byrne[50]
"Love for Sale" David Byrne, Melvin Sokolsky[50]
"(Nothing But) Flowers" 1988 David Byrne[52]
"Blind" Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton[52]
"Sax and Violins" 1991 Wim Wenders[52]
"Lifetime Piling Up" 1992 N/A[53]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Once in a Lifetime – The Best of Talking Heads and Sand in the Vaseline: Popular Favorites charted as a double album set in the United Kingdom.
  2. ^ "Crosseyed and Painless", "Once in a Lifetime" and the album cut "Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)" charted together on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.
  3. ^ "Once in a Lifetime" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 103 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[46]
  4. ^ All tracks from Speaking In Tongues charted jointly on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.
  5. ^ "Road to Nowhere" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 105 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[46]
  6. ^ "And She Was" and the album cut "Television Man" charted together on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Talking Heads – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Peak chart positions for albums and singles in Australia:
  3. ^ a b "Discographie Talking Heads". austriancharts.at (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Peak chart positions for albums in Canada:
  5. ^ a b c d "Discografie Talking Heads". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Discography Talking Heads". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
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  9. ^ a b "Discographie Talking Heads". hitparade.ch (in Swiss German). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c "Talking Heads" (select "Albums" tab). Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  11. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Talking Heads 77 – Talking Heads". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  12. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "More Songs About Buildings and Food – Talking Heads". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h "American certifications – Talking Heads". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Certified Awards Search" (To access, enter the search parameter "Talking Heads"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
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  16. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Remain in Light – Talking Heads". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "Canadian certifications – Talking Heads". Music Canada. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  18. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Speaking in Tongues – Talking Heads". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  19. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Little Creatures – Talking Heads". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Talking Heads: True Stories". Google Play. Google. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Naked: Talking Heads". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  22. ^ Westergaard, Sean. "The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads – Talking Heads". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Stop Making Sense: Talking Heads". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Discografie Talking Heads". ultratop.be (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Once In A Lifetime: The Best Of Talking Heads". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  26. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Popular Favorites 1976-1992: Sand in the Vaseline – Talking Heads". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  27. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Once in a Lifetime – Talking Heads". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  28. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Best of Talking Heads – Talking Heads". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  29. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Talking Heads [DualDisc] – Talking Heads". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  30. ^ "Bonus Rarities & Outtakes: Talking Heads". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  31. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "The Collection [EMI] – Talking Heads". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  32. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Same as It Ever Was – Talking Heads". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  33. ^ "12 X 12 Original Remixes". MSN. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  34. ^ "Top Music Videos". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 100 (28). July 9, 1988. 
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  37. ^ a b "Talking Heads – Awards (Billboard Singles)". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  38. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in Canada:
    • "Take Me to the River": "Top Singles". RPM. 30 (20). February 10, 1979. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
    • "Once in a Lifetime": "Top Singles". RPM. 34 (15). March 21, 1981. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
    • "Burning Down the House": "Top Singles". RPM. 39 (10). November 5, 1983. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
    • "Road to Nowhere": "Top Singles". RPM. 42 (19). July 20, 1985. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
    • "Wild Wild Life": "Top Singles". RPM. 45 (11). December 6, 1986. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  39. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Talking Heads / Single". musicline.de (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  40. ^ "Irish singles positions" (To access, enter the search parameter "Talking Heads" in the "Search by Artist" field and select "search"). Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  41. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in the United Kingdom:
  42. ^ Love → Building on Fire (track listing). Talking Heads. Sire Records. 1977. SAA737. 
  43. ^ Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town (track listing). Talking Heads. Sire Records. 1977. SRE 1002. 
  44. ^ Pulled Up (track listing). Talking Heads. Sire Records. 1978. 6078 620. 
  45. ^ Cities (track listing). Talking Heads. Sire Records. 1980. SIR 4040. 
  46. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel. Billboard's Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research. ISBN 978-0-89820-190-1. 
  47. ^ Life During Wartime (live) (track listing). Talking Heads. Sire Records. 1982. SIR 4055. 
  48. ^ Love for Sale (track listing). Talking Heads. Sire Records. 1986. 7-28497. 
  49. ^ "Talking Heads - Lifetime Piling Up, Part 2 by Talking Heads (0100-01-01) - Amazon.com Music". Amazon. Retrieved August 4, 2016. 
  50. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Storytelling Giant (album). Talking Heads. Picture Music International. 1988. CMV1099. 
  51. ^ Jonathan Demme (director); Talking Heads (performer) (1984). Stop Making Sense (motion picture). 
  52. ^ a b c Once in a Lifetime (disc four – Storytelling Giant, expanded edition). Talking Heads. Sire Records. 2003. R2 73934. 
  53. ^ Talking Heads (performer) (1992). "Lifetime Piling Up" (music video). 

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