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, Ontario, 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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  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. 
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  16. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Remain in Light – Talking Heads". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
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  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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  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. 
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  40. ^ "Irish singles positions". Irish Recorded Music Association. Archived from the original (To access, enter the search parameter "Talking Heads" in the "Search by Artist" field and select "search") on June 30, 2006. 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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