The B-52's discography

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This is the discography and videography of American rock band The B-52's.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
BEL
[3]
CAN
[4]
GER
[5]
NED
[6]
NZ
[7]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
The B-52's 59 7 14 3 22
Wild Planet
  • Released: August 27, 1980
  • Label: Warner Bros.
18 12 32 3 18
Whammy!
  • Released: April 27, 1983
  • Label: Warner Bros.
29 97 40 42 29 33
Bouncing off the Satellites
  • Released: September 8, 1986
  • Label: Warner Bros.
85 73 50 74
Cosmic Thing
  • Released: June 27, 1989
  • Label: Reprise
4 1 8 25 70 1 38 8
Good Stuff
  • Released: June 23, 1992
  • Label: Reprise
16 36 21 22 45 14 36 26 8
Funplex 11 93 67 38 71 73
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
NZ
[7]
SWE
[8]
UK
[10]
Party Mix!
  • Released: July 1981
  • Label: Warner Bros.
55 80 23 36
The Best of the B-52's –
Dance This Mess Around
  • Released: July 1990
  • Label: Island
36
Party Mix! – Mesopotamia[17]
  • Released: February 1991
  • Label: Reprise
184
Time Capsule:
Songs for a Future Generation
  • Released: May 26, 1998
  • Label: Reprise
93 40 15
Nude on the Moon:
The B-52's Anthology
  • Released: January 15, 2002
  • Label: Rhino
136
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Title Details
With the Wild Crowd!
Live in Athens, GA
  • Released: October 10, 2011
  • Label: Eagle
Live! 8-24-1979
  • Released: April 21, 2015
  • Label: Rhino
West Park, Chicago, 1979
  • Released: July 10, 2015
  • Label: Live Wire

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[19]
NED
[6]
SWE
[8]
UK
[10]
Mesopotamia
  • Released: January 27, 1982
  • Label: Warner Bros.
35 79 38 29 21 18

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[20]
AUS
[2]
BEL
[21]
CAN
[22]
FRA
[23]
GER
[24]
IRE
[25]
NED
[26]
NZ
[27]
UK
[10]
1978 "Rock Lobster" 56 3 1 38 37 The B-52's
1979 "Planet Claire" 43 35
"Dance This Mess Around"
1980 "Private Idaho" 74 11 Wild Planet
"Give Me Back My Man" 59 61
"Party Out of Bounds"
1983 "Legal Tender" 81 Whammy!
"Whammy Kiss"
"Song for a Future Generation" 63
1986 "Rock Lobster" (European re-release) 20 12 Non-album single
"Summer of Love" 90 35 Bouncing off the Satellites
"Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland"
1987 "Wig" 79
1989 "Channel Z" 145 43 Cosmic Thing
"Love Shack" 3 1 12 5 42 1 15 1 2
1990 "Roam" 3 11 4 40 9 2 17
"Channel Z" (re-release) 61
"Deadbeat Club" 30 73 35 21
1992 "Good Stuff" 28 56 25 24 37 26 28 23 21 Good Stuff
"Tell It Like It T-I-Is" 61
"Revolution Earth"
"Is That You Mo-Dean?"
1993 "Hot Pants Explosion"
1994 "(Meet) The Flintstones" 33 54 2 19 9 5 5 15 3 The Flintstones
(soundtrack)
1998 "Debbie" Time Capsule:
Songs for a Future Generation
1999 "Love Shack '99" 66
2008 "Funplex" Funplex
"Juliet of the Spirits"
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Video[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director
1979 "Rock Lobster" (studio performance video) Charles Libin & Paul Cameron
1980 "Private Idaho"
"Give Me Back My Man"
1983 "Legal Tender" Mick Haggerty & C.D. Taylor
"Song for a Future Generation"
1984 "Monster"
1986 "Rock Lobster" (conceptual video)
"Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland" Paul Tassie
1989 "Channel Z" Drew Carolan
"Love Shack" Adam Bernstein
1990 "Roam"
"Deadbeat Club" Jeff Preiss
"(Shake That) Cosmic Thing" (Live 1990)
1992 "Good Stuff" Marcus Nispel
"Is That You Mo-Dean?"
"Tell It Like It T-I-Is"
1993 "Revolution Earth" James Herbert
"Hot Pants Explosion"
1994 "(Meet) The Flintstones"
1998 "Debbie" Ramaa Mosley
2008 "Funplex" Robert Schober
"Juliet of the Spirits"

VHS, Laserdisc and DVD[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The B-52s Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Australian chart peaks:
  3. ^ "Belgian (Flanders) Albums". ultratop.be. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  4. ^ Canadian Albums:
  5. ^ German Albums:
  6. ^ a b "Dutch Albums". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "New Zealand Albums". charts.org.nz. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  8. ^ a b c "Swedish Albums". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  9. ^ "Swiss Albums". hitparade.ch. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  10. ^ a b c d UK chart peaks:
  11. ^ a b c d e f g "RIAA Certification". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Canadian Certification". Music Canada. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  13. ^ "New Zealand Certification - "The B-52's"". RMNZ. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  14. ^ a b c d Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  15. ^ "New Zealand Certification - "Cosmic Thing"". RMNZ. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  16. ^ a b c d e f "BPI Certification". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  17. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/1493301/the-b-52s/chart?page=1&f=305
  18. ^ "New Zealand Certification - "Time Capsule"". RMNZ. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  19. ^ Canadian Albums:
  20. ^ "The B-52s Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  21. ^ "Belgian Singles". ultratop.be. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  22. ^ Canadian singles:
  23. ^ "French Singles". lescharts.com. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  24. ^ German singles:
  25. ^ "Irish Singles". irishcharts.ie. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  26. ^ "Dutch Singles". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  27. ^ "New Zealand Singles". charts.org.nz. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  28. ^ "New Zealand Certification - "(Meet) The Flintstones"". RMNZ. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  29. ^ https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/?tab_active=default-award&ar=B-52%27S&ti=1979-1989