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]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US US Rock AUS
[1]
NZ
[2]
SWE UK
[3]
1979 The B-52's 59 7 3 22
1980 Wild Planet
  • Second studio album
  • Release date: August 27, 1980
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
18 12 3 18
1983 Whammy!
  • Third studio album
  • Release date: April 27, 1983
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
29 97 42 29 33
1986 Bouncing off the Satellites
  • Fourth studio album
  • Release date: September 8, 1986
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
85 73 50 74
1989 Cosmic Thing 4 1 1 38 8
1992 Good Stuff
  • Sixth studio album
  • Release date: June 23, 1992
  • Label: Reprise Records
16 36 14 36 8
2008 Funplex
  • Seventh studio album
  • Release date: March 25, 2008
  • Label: Astralwerks
11 5 93 73
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or that were not released on that market

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US AUS
[1]
SWE UK
[3]
1981 Party Mix!
  • Remix extended play
  • Release date: August 1981
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
79
1982 Mesopotamia
  • Mini album / Extended play
  • Release date: January 27, 1982
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
35 79 21 18

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US AUS SWE UK
2011 With the Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, GA
2015 Live! 8-24-1979

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US AUS
[1]
NZ
[2]
SE UK
[3]
1981 Party Mix!
  • First compilation album
  • Release date: July 1981
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
55 80 23 36
1990 Dance This Mess Around:The Best of the B-52's
  • Second compilation album.
  • UK only.
  • Contains the Party Mix! version of 52 Girls.
  • Release date: 1986
  • Label: Reprise Records / Island
36
  • UK: Silver[6]
1995 Planet Claire
  • Third compilation album, non-canon budget compilation released via license.
  • Release date: 1995
  • Label: Spectrum Records
1998 Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation
  • Fourth compilation album
  • Release date: May 26, 1998
  • Label: Reprise Records
93 40 15
  • AUS: Platinum[5]
2002 Nude on the Moon: The B-52's Anthology
  • Fifth compilation album
  • Released: January 15, 2002
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
136
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or that were not released on that market

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US US Dance US Mod AUS
[1]
BEL
(FLA)

[7]
CAN FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
IRE
[10]
NED
[11]
NZ
[2]
UK
[3]
1978 "Rock Lobster" 56 24 3 1 38 37 The B-52's
1979 "Planet Claire" 43 35
"Dance This Mess Around"
1980 "Private Idaho" 74 5 11 Wild Planet
"Give Me Back My Man" 61
"Party out of Bounds"
1982 "Mesopotamia" 13 Mesopotamia
1983 "Legal Tender" 81 9 Whammy!
"Whammy Kiss"
"Song for a Future Generation" 63
1986 "Rock Lobster" (UK/EUR re-release) 20 12 The B-52's
"Summer of Love" 3 90 35 Bouncing off the Satellites
"Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland" 10
1987 "Wig" 79
1989 "(Shake That) Cosmic Thing" (promo only) 7 Cosmic Thing
"Channel Z" 1 145 43
"Love Shack" 3 7 1 1 12 5 42 1 15 1 2
1990 "Roam" 3 10 6 11 4 40 9 2 17
"Channel Z" (re-release) 61
"Deadbeat Club" 30 73 21
1992 "Good Stuff" 28 1 56 25 37 26 28 23 21 Good Stuff
"Tell It Like It T-I-Is" 13 61
"Revolution Earth"
"Is That You Mo-Dean?" 78
1993 "Hot Pants Explosion" 78
1994 "(Meet) The Flintstones" 33 3 54 2 9 5 5 15 3
  • UK: Silver[6]
The Flintstones (soundtrack)
1998 "Debbie" 32 35 Time Capsule
1999 "Love Shack '99" 66 Non-album song
2008 "Funplex" 14 Funplex
"Juliet of the Spirits" 8
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

Video[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director
1979 "Rock Lobster" (Live) Charles Libin and Paul Cameron
1980 "Private Idaho"
1983 "Legal Tender" Mick Haggerty and C.D. Taylor
"Song for a Future Generation"
1984 "Monster"
1986 "Rock Lobster"
"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

VHS, Laserdisc & DVD[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian chart peaks:
  2. ^ a b c "charts.org.nz > The B-52's in New Zealand Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d UK chart peaks:
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "RIAA > Gold & Platinum > Search results for B-52's". RIAA. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "BPI > Certifications > Search results for B-52". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "The B-52's - Belgian Chart". ultratop.be. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "The B-52's - French Chart". lescharts.com. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "The B-52's - German Chart". charts.de. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know > Search results for B-52's". Fireball Media. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "The B-52's - Dutch chart". dutchcharts.nl. 17 November 2014.