The O'Jays discography

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The O'Jays discography
Studio albums 29
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 20
Singles 92

This is the discography of American R&B/soul vocal group The O'Jays.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

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

[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
1965 Comin' Through Imperial
1967 Soul Sounds Minit
1968 Back on Top Bell
Full of Soul Sunset
1970 In Philadelphia 156 37 Neptune
1971 Super Bad Trip
1972 Back Stabbers 10 3 49 Philadelphia Int'l
1973 Ship Ahoy 11 1 36
  • US: Platinum [4]
1974 O'Jays Meet the Moments Stang
1975 Survival 11 1 91 41 Philadelphia Int'l
Family Reunion 7 1 81
  • US: Platinum [4]
1976 Message in the Music 20 3 83
1977 Travelin' at the Speed of Thought 27 6
1978 So Full of Love 6 1 83
  • US: Platinum [4]
1979 Identify Yourself 16 3
  • US: Platinum [4]
1980 The Year 2000 36 6 TSOP
1982 My Favorite Person 49 7 Philadelphia Int'l
1983 When Will I See You Again 142 19
1984 Love and More 35
1985 Love Fever 124 20
1987 Let Me Touch You 66 3
1989 Serious 114 4 EMI America
1991 Emotionally Yours 73 2
Home for Christmas 78
1993 Heartbreaker 75 7
1997 Love You to Tears 75 14 Volcano
2001 For the Love … 53 11 MCA
2004 Together We Are One 36 Philadelphia Int'l
Imagination 178 19 Sanctuary
2010 Christmas with the O'Jays 45 Saguaro Road
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

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

[1]
CAN
[3]
1974 The O'Jays Live in London 17 2 32 Philadelphia Int'l

Compilation albums[edit]

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

[1]
1975 The O'Jays 52 Bell
1977 Collectors' Items 132 Philadelphia Int'l
1984 Greatest Hits
From the Beginning MCA
1994 Love Train: The Best of the O'Jays Legacy
1995 Let Me Make Love to You
Give the People What They Want
1996 In Bed with the O'Jays: Greatest Love Songs EMI
1998 Super Hits Legacy
The Very Best of the O'Jays Sony Music
1999 The Best of the O'Jays: 1976–1991 The Right Stuff
Ultimate Collection Black Tulip
2001 The Best of the O'Jays EMI
The Ultimate O'Jays Legacy
2003 Love Songs
Anthology The Right Stuff
2005 Message in Our Music: The Best of the O'Jays Philadelphia Int'l
The Essential O'Jays Legacy
2006 Beautiful Ballads
2008 Playlist: The Very Best of the O'Jays Playlist
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

The early years[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
CAN
[3]
1960 "The Story of My Heart" [A]
"Lonely Rain" [A]
1961 "Miracles"
1963 "How Does It Feel"
"Dream Girl"
"Love Is Wonderful" (with Jimmy Norman)
"How Does It Feel" (re-release)
"Lonely Drifter" 93
1964 "Stand Tall" 131
"I'll Never Stop Loving You"
"You're on Top"
"Oh, How You Hurt Me"
1965 "Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)" 48 28 19
"I've Cried My Last Tear" 94
"Let It All Out" 28
"I'll Never Let You Go"
1966 "I'll Never Forget You"
"No Time for You"
"Stand in for Love" 95 12
"Lonely Drifter" (re-release)
1967 "Working on Your Case"
"I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow (Than I Was Today)" 66 8
1968 "Look Over Your Shoulder" 89 27 56
"The Choice" 94 41
"I Miss You"
1969 "Don't You Know a True Love"
"One Night Affair" 68 15
"Branded Bad" 41
"Christmas Ain't Christmas New Years Ain't New Years"
1970 "Deeper (In Love with You)" 64 21
"Looky Looky (Look at Me Girl)" 98 17
"Christmas Ain't Christmas New Years Ain't New Years" (re-release)
1971 "Shattered Man"
1972 "Now He's Home"
1973 "Look Over Your Shoulder" (re-release)
"Shattered Man" (re-release)
1974 "Peace" 65
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
  • A Singles credited to The Mascots

The Philadelphia International era[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
US
Dan

[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
UK
[5]
1972 "Back Stabbers" 3 1 92 39 14
"992 Arguments" 57 13
1973 "Love Train" 1 1 91 15 9
"Time to Get Down" 33 2
"Put Your Hands Together" 10 2 47
"Christmas Ain't Christmas New Years Ain't New Years"
1974 "For the Love of Money" 9 3 29
"Sunshine (Part II)" 48 17
1975 "Give the People What They Want" 45 1 67
"Let Me Make Love to You" (A-side) 75 10 95
"Survival" (B-side)
"I Love Music (Part I)" 5 1 1 100 9 13
"Christmas Ain't Christmas New Years Ain't New Years" (re-release)
1976 "Livin' for the Weekend" (A-side) 20 1 44
"Stairway to Heaven" (B-side)
"Family Reunion" 45
"Message in Our Music" 49 1 38 100
"Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love)" 72 1 84 24
1977 "Work on Me" 7
"Let's Clean Up the Ghetto" (with Philadelphia International All Stars) 91 4 26 34
1978 "I Love Music" (re-release) 36
"Use ta Be My Girl" 4 1 41 90 12
"Brandy" 79 21 94 21
"Cry Together"
1979 "Sing a Happy Song" 102 7 39
"I Want You Here with Me" 49
"Forever Mine" 28 4
"Hurry Up & Come Back"
"Christmas Ain't Christmas New Years Ain't New Years" (re-release)
1980 "Girl, Don't Let It Get You Down" 55 3
"Once Is Not Enough" 44
1982 "I Just Want to Satisfy" 101 15
"My Favorite Person"
"Your Body's Here with Me (But Your Mind's on the Other Side of Town)" 13
1983 "I Can't Stand the Pain" 35
"Put Our Heads Together" 35 11 45
1984 "Extraordinary Girl" 26 87
"Let Me Show You (How Much I Really Love You)" 75
1985 "Just Another Lonely Night" 18
"What a Woman" 38
1987 "Don't Take Your Love Away" 60
"Lovin' You" 1 87
"Let Me Touch You" 5
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

The later years[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
1989 "Have You Had Your Love Today" 1
"Out of My Mind" 11
"Serious Hold on Me" 9
1990 "Friend of a Friend" 55
1991 "Don't Let Me Down" 2
"Emotionally Yours" 5
"Keep on Lovin' Me" 4
1993 "Somebody Else Will" 104 27
"Heartbreaker" 66
1996 "Stairway to Heaven" (with Pure Soul) 79 18
1997 "What's Stopping You" 73 21
"Baby You Know" 76 34
2001 "Let's Ride" 63
2004 "Make Up" 74
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "US Charts > The O'Jays". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  2. ^ a b 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 > The O'Jays". RPM. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "US Certifications > The O'Jays". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  5. ^ "UK Charts > The O'Jays". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2009-04-07.