The Isley Brothers discography

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The Isley Brothers discography
Studio albums 31
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 15
Singles 111
Other albums 1

This is the discography documenting albums and singles released by American R&B/soul group The Isley Brothers.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Record label
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
NLD
[4]
UK
[5]
1959 Shout! RCA Victor
1962 Twist & Shout 61 Wand
1963 Twisting and Shouting United Artists
1966 This Old Heart of Mine 140 15 23 Tamla
1967 Soul on the Rocks
1969 It's Our Thing 22 2 24 T-Neck
The Brothers: Isley 180 20
1970 Get into Something
1971 Givin' It Back 71 13
1972 Brother, Brother, Brother 29 5
1973 3 + 3 8 2 66
  • US: Platinum[6]
  • UK: Silver[7]
1974 Live It Up 14 1 17
1975 The Heat Is On 1 1 99 25
  • US: 2× Platinum[6]
1976 Harvest for the World 9 1 32 50
  • US: Platinum[6]
1977 Go for Your Guns 6 1 39 46
  • US: 2× Platinum[6]
1978 Showdown 4 1 68 50
  • US: Platinum[6]
1979 Winner Takes All 14 3
1980 Go All the Way 8 1
  • US: Platinum[6]
1981 Grand Slam 28 3
Inside You 45 8
1982 The Real Deal 87 9
1983 Between the Sheets 19 1
  • US: Platinum[6]
1985 Masterpiece 140 19 Warner Bros.
1987 Smooth Sailin' 64 5
1989 Spend the Night 89 4
1992 Tracks of Life 140 19
1996 Mission to Please 31 2
  • US: Platinum[6]
Island
2001 Eternal 3 1 50
  • US: 2× Platinum[6]
DreamWorks
2003 Body Kiss 1 1
2006 Baby Makin' Music 5 1 Def Soul
2007 I'll Be Home for Christmas 38
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Record label
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
1969 Live at Yankee Stadium 169 34 T-Neck
1973 The Isleys Live 139 14
1993 Live! 34 Elektra
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Record label
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
UK
[5]
1966 Take Some Time Out for the Isley Brothers Scepter
1969 Doin' Their Thing: Best of the Isley Brothers Tamla
1971 In the Beginning... (with Jimi Hendrix) 202 T-Neck
1973 Isleys' Greatest Hits 195 24
1976 The Best... 49 Buddah
1977 Forever Gold 58 40 T-Neck
1978 Timeless 204 70
1984 Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 41
  • US: 2× Platinum[6]
1991 The Isley Brothers Story, Vol. 1: Rockin' Soul (1959-68) Rhino
The Isley Brothers Story, Vol. 2: The T-Neck Years (1969-85)
1994 Beautiful Ballads 67 Legacy
1999 It's Your Thing: The Story of the Isley Brothers
2000 Ultimate Isley Brothers
2001 Love Songs 91
2004 The Essential Isley Brothers Sony Music
Taken to the Next Phase 135 26
2005 Summer Breeze: Greatest Hits 69
2006 Brotherhood Starbucks
Beautiful Ballads, Vol. 2 Sony Music
2007 The Definitive Collection 29 Hip-O
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

(August 21, 2015) RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983) Box Set Sony Legacy 23 disc in the box set in mini-LP slip cases,remastered

Singles[edit]

The early years (1957–1966)[edit]

Year Title (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Peak chart positions Record label Album
US
[8]
US
R&B

[8]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
UK
[5]
1957 "The Cow Jumped Over the Moon"
b/w "Angels Cried"
Teenage Non-album tracks
"Don't Be Jealous"
b/w "Rockin' MacDonald"
Mark X
1958 "I Wanna Know"
b/w "Everybody's Gonna Rock and Roll"
Gone
"This Is the End"
b/w "Don't Be Jealous"
Cindy
"My Love"
b/w "The Drag"
Gone
1959 "I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door"
b/w "Turn to Me"
RCA Victor
"Shout" -- Part 1
b/w Part 2
47 2 43 Shout!
"Respectable"
b/w "Without a Song"
1960 "How Deep Is the Ocean"
b/w "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands"
"Gypsy Love Song"
b/w "Open Up Your Heart"
Non-album tracks
"Say You Love Me Too"
b/w "Tell Me Who"
1961 "Teach Me How to Shimmy"
b/w "Jeepers Creepers"
Atlantic
"Standing on the Dance Floor"
b/w "Shine on Harvest Moon"
"Your Old Lady"
b/w "Write to Me"
"A Fool for You"
b/w "Just One More Time"
1962 "Right Now"
b/w "The Snake"
Wand Twist & Shout
"Shout!" -- Part 1
b/w Part 2
Chart re-entry
94 RCA Victor Shout!
"Twist and Shout"
b/w "Spanish Twist"
17 2 42 Wand Twist & Shout
"Twistin' with Linda"
b/w "You Better Come Home" (from Twist & Shout)
54 Non-album tracks
1963 "Nobody but Me"
b/w "I'm Laughing to Keep from Crying"
106
"I Say Love"
b/w "Hold On Baby"
Twist & Shout
"Tango"
b/w "She's Gone"
United Artists Twisting and Shouting
"Surf and Shout"
b/w "Whatcha' Gonna Do"
1964 "You'll Never Leave Him"
b/w "Please, Please, Please"
"Who's That Lady"
b/w "My Little Girl"
Non-album tracks
"Testify" -- Part 1
b/w Part 2
T-Neck In The Beginning
"The Last Girl"
b/w "Looking for a Love"
Atlantic
1965 "Simon Says"
b/w "Wild as a Tiger"
131
"Move Over and Let Me Dance"
b/w "Have You Ever Been Disappointed"
1966 "Love Is a Wonderful Thing"
b/w "Open Up Her Eyes"
110 Veep Non-album tracks
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

The Tamla (Motown) era (1966–1969)[edit]

Year Titles (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Peak chart positions Album
US
[8]
US
R&B

[8]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
GER
[9]
IRE
[10]
NLD
[4]
UK
[5]
1966 "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)"
b/w "There's No Love Left"
12 6 54 3 This Old Heart of Mine
"Take Some Time Out for Love"
b/w "Who Could Ever Doubt My Love"
66 80
"I Guess I'll Always Love You"
b/w "I Hear a Symphony"
61 31 74 11
1967 "Got to Have You Back"
b/w "Just Ain't Enough Love" (from This Old Heart of Mine)
93 47 Soul on the Rocks
"That's the Way Love Is"
b/w "One Too Many Heartaches"
125
1968 "Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)"
b/w "Why When Love Is Gone" (from Soul on the Rocks)
121 22 Doin' Their Thing
"Behind a Painted Smile"
b/w "All Because I Love You" (from Isley Brothers)
89 35 17 20 5 Soul on the Rocks
1969 "Put Yourself in My Place"
b/w "Little Miss Sweetness" (from Soul on the Rocks)
13 This Old Heart of Mine
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

The T-Neck era (1969–1984)[edit]

Year Titles (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Peak chart positions Album
US
[8]
US
R&B

[8]
CAN
[3]
NLD
[4]
UK
[5]
1969 "It's Your Thing"
b/w "Don't Give It Away"
2 1 3 30 It's Our Thing
"I Turned You On"
b/w "I Know Who You Been Socking It To" (from It's Our Thing)
23 6 12 The Brothers: Isley
"Black Berries" -- Part 1
b/w Part 2
79 43 42
"Was It Good to You"
b/w "I Got to Get Myself Together"
83 33 49
"Bless Your Heart"
b/w "Give the Women What They Want" (from It's Our Thing)
105 29 Get Into Something
1970 "Keep on Doin'"
b/w "Save Me" (from It's Our Thing)
75 17 49
"If He Can, You Can"
b/w "Holdin' On" (from The Brothers: Isley)
113 21
"Girls Will Be Girls, Boys Will Be Boys"
b/w "Get Down Off the Train" (from The Brothers: Isley)
75 21
"Get into Something"
b/w Part 2
89 25
"Freedom"
b/w "I Need You So"
72 16
1971 "Warpath"
b/w "I Got to Find Me One" (from Get Into Something)
111 17 Non-album track
"Love the One You're With"
b/w "He's Got Your Love" (from It's Our Thing)
18 3 41 Givin' It Back
"Spill the Wine"
b/w "Take Inventory" (from Get Into Something)
49 14
"Lay Lady Lay"
b/w "Vacuum Cleaner" (from The Brothers: Isley)
71 29
1972 "Lay-Away"
b/w "Feel Like the World" (from It's Our Thing)
54 6 Brother, Brother, Brother
"Pop That Thang"
b/w "I Got to Find Me One" (from Get Into Something)
24 3
"Work to Do"
b/w "Beautiful" (from Get Into Something)
51 11 74
1973 "It's Too Late"
b/w "Nothing to Do But Today" (from Givin' It Back)
39
"That Lady" -- Part 1
b/w Part 2
6 2 20 20 14 3 + 3
"What It Comes Down To" / 55 5
"The Highways of My Life" 25
1974 "Summer Breeze" -- Part 1
b/w Part 2
60 10 84 16
"Live It Up" -- Part 1
b/w Part 2
52 4 65 Live It Up
"Midnight Sky" -- Part 1
b/w Part 2
73 8 72
1975 "Fight the Power" -- Part 1
b/w Part 2
4 1 31 The Heat Is On
"For the Love of You" -- Parts 1 & 2
b/w "You Walk Your Way"
22 10 35
1976 "Who Loves You Better" -- Part 1
b/w Part 2
47 3 Harvest for the World
"Harvest for the World"
b/w Instrumental version of A-side
63 9 88 10
1977 "The Pride" -- Part 1
b/w Part 2
63 1 52 Go For Your Guns
"Livin' in the Life"
b/w "Go For Your Guns"
40 4
"Voyage to Atlantis"
b/w "So You Wanna Stay Down" (from Harvest For The World)
50
1978 "Take Me to the Next Phase" -- Part 1
b/w Part 2
1 92 50 Showdown
"Groove with You"
b/w "Footsteps in the Dark" -- Parts 1 & 2 (from Go for Your Guns)
16
"Showdown" -- Part 1
b/w Part 2
1979 "I Wanna Be with You" -- Part 1
b/w Part 2
1 Winner Takes All
"Winner Takes All"
b/w "Fun and Games" (from Showdown)
38
"It's a Disco Night (Rock Don't Stop)"
b/w "Ain't Givin' Up No Love" (from Showdown)
90 27 14
1980 "Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love)" -- Parts 1 & 2
b/w Instrumental version of A-side
39 1 Go All The Way
"Here We Go Again" -- Part 1
b/w Part 2
11
"Say You Will" -- Part 1
b/w Part 2
1981 "Who Said?"
b/w "(Can't You See) What You Do to Me" (from Winner Takes All)
20 Grand Slam
"Hurry Up and Wait"
b/w Instrumental version of A-side
58 17
"I Once Had Your Love (And I Can't Let Go)"
b/w Instrumental version of A-side
57
"Inside You" -- Part 1
b/w Part 2
10 Inside You
1982 "Welcome into My Heart"
b/w "Party Night" (from Grand Slam)
45
"The Real Deal"
b/w Instrumental version of A-side
14 The Real Deal
"It's Alright with Me"
b/w Instrumental version of A-side
59
1983 "All in My Lover's Eyes"
b/w "I'll Do It All for You"
67
"Between the Sheets"
b/w Instrumental version of A-side
101 3 52 Between the Sheets
"Choosey Lover"
b/w Instrumental version of A-side
6
1984 "Let's Make Love Tonight"
b/w Instrumental version of A-side
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

The later years (1985–2006)[edit]

Year Titles (A-side, B-side) Peak chart positions Album
US
[8]
US
R&B

[8]
NLD
[4]
NZ
[11]
UK
[5]
1985 "Colder Are My Nights"
b/w Instrumental version of A-side
12 Masterpiece
1986 "May I?"
b/w Instrumental version of A-side
42
1987 "Smooth Sailin' Tonight"
b/w Instrumental version of A-side
3 Smooth Sailin'
"Come My Way"
b/w Instrumental version of A-side
71
"I Wish"
b/w Instrumental version of A-side
74
1988 "It Takes a Good Woman"
b/w Instrumental version of A-side
1989 "Spend the Night (Ce Soir)"
b/w Instrumental version of A-side
3 Spend the Night
"You'll Never Walk Alone" / 25
1990 "One of a Kind" 38
1992 "Sensitive Lover"
CD single with four different mixes
24 Tracks of Life
"Whatever Turns You On"
CD single with three different mixes
46
1994 "I'm So Proud"
Cassette single
66 Non-album tracks
1996 "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)" (with R. Kelly)
CD single with seven different mixes
4 1 23 23
"Let's Lay Together"
c/w Instrumental version
CD single
93 24 Mission to Please
"Floatin' on Your Love" (featuring Angela Winbush)
CD single with three different mixes
47 14
"Tears"
CD single with two different mixes
c/w "Make Your Body Sing"
55 12
2001 "Contagious" (featuring R. Kelly & Chanté Moore)
CD single with seven different mixes
19 3 2 Eternal
"Secret Lover"
CD single with three different mixes
60
2003 "What Would You Do?" (featuring R. Kelly)
CD single with three different mixes
49 14 Body Kiss
"Busted" (featuring JS)
CD single with four different mixes
112 35
"Keep It Flowin'"
c/w "Prize Possession"
CD single with three different mixes of each track
"Prize Possession"
CD single with four different mixes
2005 "You Help Me Write This Song"
CD single with three different mixes
Baby Makin' Music
2006 "Just Came Here to Chill"
CD single with three different mixes
108 25
"Blast Off" (featuring R. Kelly)
CD single with three different mixes
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
2011 "That Lady (Part 1)" (live December 14, 1974) The Best of Soul Train Live[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "US Albums Charts > Isley Brothers". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-12-19. 
  2. ^ a b c David Kent (1993). Australian Charts Book 1970—1992. Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  3. ^ a b c d "CAN Charts > Isley Brothers". RPM. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  4. ^ a b c d "NLD Charts > The Isley Brothers". MegaCharts. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "UK Charts > Isley Brothers". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2009-12-19. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "US Certifications > Isley Brothers". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  7. ^ "UK Certified Awards Search > Isley Brothers". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "US Singles Charts > Isley Brothers". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-12-19. 
  9. ^ "GER Charts > Isley Brothers". Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  10. ^ "IRE Charts Search > Isley Brothers". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  11. ^ "NZ Charts > Isley Brothers". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  12. ^ '"The Best of Soul Train Live at AllMusic
  13. ^ The Best of Soul Train Live (booklet). Time Life. 2011.