The Guess Who discography

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The Guess Who are a Canadian rock band, originating as Chad Allan and the Reflections in 1962, and adopting the name The Guess Who in 1965. Formed as a garage rock band,[1] their best-known works are in the pop rock[2] and psychedelic rock[3] genres.

They were most successful from 1968 to 1975, under the leadership of singer/keyboardist Burton Cummings. During that period they released eleven studio albums, all of which reached the charts in Canada and the United States; their 1970 album American Woman reached no. 1 in Canada and no. 9 in the United States, and five other albums reached the top ten in Canada. They also achieved five number one singles in Canada and two in the United States.

Studio albums[edit]

Credited to "Chad Allan & the Expressions (Guess Who?)"[edit]

(both names shown on the album cover) (no RPM Top Album charts until 1967)

Year Album Billboard 200 Record Label
1965 Shakin' All Over Quality Records
Hey Ho (What You Do to Me!) Quality Records

As The Guess Who?[edit]

Year Album Billboard 200 Record Label
1966 It's Time Quality Records
1968 A Wild Pair
(Split album; side 1 by The Staccatos)
Nimbus 9 Records

As The Guess Who[edit]

Year Album Billboard 200 Canada (RPM)[4] Australia[5] Certification Record Label
1969 Wheatfield Soul 45 3 - RCA Victor
Canned Wheat 91 23 -
1970 American Woman 9 1 -
Share the Land 14 7 -
1971 So Long, Bannatyne 52 10 -
1972 Rockin' 79 9 33
1973 Artificial Paradise 110 25 -
#10 155 7 -
1974 Road Food 60 28 87
Flavours 48 11 81
1975 Power in the Music 87 63 -
1976 The Way They Were - -

Post Burton Cummings–era albums credited to The Guess Who[edit]

Year Album Billboard 200 Record Label
1978 Guess Who's Back Aquarius Records
1979 All This for a Song
1981 Now and Not Then El Mocambo Records
1994 Liberty Aquarius Records
1995 Lonely One[A] Intersound
2018 The Future IS What It Used to Be Cleopatra Records

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Billboard 200 Canada (RPM)[7] Australia[5] Record Label
1972 Live at the Paramount 39 17 55 RCA Victor
1984 Together Again - Ready Records
Reunion - Quality Records
The Best of the Guess Who-Live! - Compleat Records
1998 The Spirit Lives On – Greatest Hits Live - J-Bird Records
1999 Down The Road - Live -
2001 Running Back Thru Canada - ViK. Recordings
2004 The Best of Running Back Thru Canada -
Extended Versions: The Encore Collection - SBME Special Products
2009 In Concert -

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Billboard 200 Canada (RPM)[8] Certification
1969 The Guess Who? -
1970 Sown & Grown in Canada -
1971 Guess Who Plays the Guess Who -
The Best of The Guess Who 12 9
1972 Shakin' All Over (re-issue) -
The History of the Guess Who -
Wild One -
1973 The Best of The Guess Who Volume II 186 8
1977 The Greatest of the Guess Who 173 -
1988 Track Record: The Guess Who Collection 85
1992 These Eyes -
1993 At Their Best -
1997 The Ultimate Collection -
1999 Greatest Hits -
2001 This Time Long Ago -
2003 Platinum & Gold Collection -
Anthology -
2005 Let's Go -
2006 Bachman-Cummings Song Book -
2010 The Essential Guess Who ("Anthology" re-issue) -

Singles[edit]

Note that almost all of the band's early tracks, originally issued by "Chad Allan and the Reflections", "Bob Ashley and the Reflections" or "Chad Allan and the Original Reflections", were later re-issued on albums that were jointly credited to "Chad Allan & the Expressions"/"Guess Who?" (i.e. both group names appeared on the album cover).

Year Title Chart positions Certification Album B-Side
Canada Australia UK Singles Chart[11] U.S.
1962 Chad Allan and the Reflections:
"Tribute to Buddy Holly" [B]
(Geoff Goddard)
- - - - Non-LP single "Back and Forth"
1963 Chad Allan and the Reflections:
"Shy Guy"
(Chad Allan)
- - - - Shakin' All Over ”Baby’s Got a Brand New Beau”
Bob Ashley and the Reflections:
"Inside Out"
(Allan)
- - - - Hey Ho (What You Do to Me!) ”Made in England”
1964 Chad Allan and the Original Reflections:
"Stop Teasing Me"
(Randy Bachman)
- - - - Shakin' All Over /
Hey Ho, What You Do to Me
"Shot of Rhythm 'N Blues"
1965 "Shakin' All Over"
(Johnny Kidd)
1 27 - 22 Shakin' All Over "Till We Kissed"
"Tossin' and Turnin'"
(Richie Adams/Malou Rene)
3 - - - "I Want You to Love Me"
"Hey Ho, What You Do to Me"
(Jo Armstead/Nickolas Ashford/Valerie Simpson)
3 - - 125 Hey Ho, What You Do to Me "Goodnight, Goodnight"
1966 "Hurting Each Other"
(Gary Geld/Peter Udell)
19 - - - "Baby's Birthday"
"Believe Me"
(Bachman)
10 - - - It's Time "Baby Feelin'"
"Clock on the Wall"
(Bachman)
16 - - - "One Day"
"And She's Mine"
(Bachman)
32 - - - "All Right"
1967 "His Girl"
(Johnny Cowell)
19 - 45 - Non-LP singles,
later collected on
numerous compilations
"It's My Pride"
"Pretty Blue Eyes"
(Teddy Randazzo/Robert Wilding)
48 - - -
"This Time Long Ago"
(Jerry Langley/Jimmy Stewart)
30 - - - "There's No Getting Away From You"
"Flying on the Ground is Wrong"
(Neil Young)
36 - - - "If You Don't Want Me"
1968 "When Friends Fall Out"
(Bachman/Burton Cummings)
75 - - - "Guess Who Blues"
"Of a Dropping Pin"
(Bachman/Cummings)
97 - - - Canned Wheat "Mr. Nothin'"
1969 "These Eyes"
(Bachman/Cummings)
7 100 - 6 Wheatfield Soul "Lightfoot"
"Laughing"
(Bachman/Cummings)
1 - - 10 Canned Wheat "Undun"
"Undun"
(Bachman)
21 73 - 22 "Laughing" (A-Side)
"No Time"
(Bachman/Cummings)
1 43 - 5 American Woman "Proper Stranger"
1970 "American Woman"
(Bachman/Cummings/Garry Peterson/Jim Kale)
1 43 19 1 "No Sugar Tonight"
"No Sugar Tonight"
(Bachman)
1 - 19 1 "American Woman" (A-Side)
"Hand Me Down World"
(Kurt Winter)
10 65 - 17 Share the Land "Runnin' Down the Street"
"Share the Land"
(Cummings)
2 63 - 10 "Bus Rider"
1971 "Bus Rider"
(Winter)
- 63 - - "Share the Land" (A-Side)
"Hang on to Your Life"
(Cummings/Winter)
5 - - 43 "Do You Miss Me Darlin'"
"Proper Stranger"
(Bachman/Cummings)
(Australian release only)
- 85 - - American Woman "No Time" (A-Side)
"Albert Flasher"
(Cummings)
13 28 - 29 Non-LP single "Broken"
"Broken"
(Cummings/Winter)
15 - - 55 "Albert Flasher" (A-Side)
"Rain Dance"
(Cummings/Winter)
3 55 - 19 So Long, Bannatyne "One Divided"
"Sour Suite"
(Cummings)
12 - - 50 "Life in the Bloodstream"
1972 "Life in the Bloodstream"
(Cummings/Winter)
39 - - - "Sour Suite" (A-Side)
"Heartbroken Bopper"
(Cummings/Winter)
12 83 - 47 Rockin' "Arrivederci Girl"
"Guns, Guns, Guns"
(Cummings)
58 - - 70 "Heaven Only Moved Once Yesterday"
"Runnin' Back to Saskatoon"
(Cummings/Winter)
9 - - 96 Live at the Paramount "New Mother Nature"
1973 "Follow Your Daughter Home"
(Cummings/Donnie McDougall/Peterson/Bill Wallace/Winter)
20 - - 61 Artificial Paradise "Bye Bye Babe"
"Orly"
(Cummings)
21 - - - "The Watcher"
"Glamour Boy"
(Cummings)
14 - - - #10 "Lie Down"
1974 "Star Baby"
(Cummings)
9 95 - 39 Road Food "Musicione"
"Clap for the Wolfman"
(Cummings/Wallace/Winter)
4 39 - 6 "Road Food"
1975 "Dancin' Fool"
(Cummings/Domenic Troiano)
14 85 - 28 Flavours "Seems Like I Can't Live With You,
But I Can't Live Without You"
"Loves Me Like a Brother"
(Cummings/Troiano)
21 - - - "Hoe Down Time"
"Seems Like I Can't Live With You,
But I Can't Live Without You"
(Cummings/Troiano)
81 - - - "Dancin' Fool" (A-Side)
"Rosanne"
(Cummings/Troiano)
55 - - 105 Power in the Music "Dreams"
"When the Band Was Singin' 'Shakin' All Over'"
(Cummings/Troiano)
- - - 102 "Women"
1976 "Silver Bird"
(Bachman/Cummings)
63 - - - The Way They Were "Runnin' Down the Street"
1979 "Sweet Young Thing"
(Kale/Vince Masters/McDougall/Winter)
- - - - Guess Who's Back/
(All This For A Song - U.S. Title)
"It's Getting Pretty Bad"
"C'mon Little Mama"
(Kale/Masters/McDougall/Winter)
- - - - "Moon Wave Maker"
"Sharin' Love"
(McDougall)
- - - - "Taxman"
1981 "Magic"
(Kale/Dale Russell)
- - - - Now and Not Then "All Over Now"
"Lovelite"
(Russell)
- - - - "Straight Shootin' Man"
1984 "Let's Watch The Sun Go Down"
(Kale)
- - - - Together Again "These Eyes" (live version)

Music videos[edit]

Year Video
1969 "These Eyes"
"When You Touch Me"
"Laughing"
1970 "No Time"
"American Woman"
"Share the Land"
"Hang On To Your Life"
1971 "Albert Flasher"
1972 "Runnin' Back to Saskatoon"

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The same album as Liberty, albeit with different artwork and track sequence.
  2. ^ Early mispressed copies, though labelled "Tribute to Buddy Holly", played the track "I Just Didn't Have the Heart" on the A-side. Fewer than 100 copies of this mispressing are known to exist.

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Tobler (1991). Who's who in rock & roll. Crescent Books. p. 1988. ISBN 978-0-517-05687-5.
  2. ^ Robert Miklitsch (1 February 2012). Roll Over Adorno: Critical Theory, Popular Culture, Audiovisual Media. SUNY Press. p. 114. ISBN 978-0-7914-8187-5.
  3. ^ Shirley R. Steinberg; Michael Kehler; Lindsay Cornish (2010). Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 377. ISBN 978-0-313-35080-1.
  4. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (2013-07-17). "Search: RPM". www.bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  5. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 130. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 2020-03-01.
  7. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (2013-07-17). "Search: RPM". www.bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  8. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (2013-07-17). "Search: RPM". www.bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  9. ^ "Gold/Platinum - Guess Who". Music Canada. Retrieved July 11, 2020.
  10. ^ "Gold/Platinum - Guess Who". Music Canada. Retrieved July 11, 2020.
  11. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 237. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

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