The Waterboys discography

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This is an incomplete discography of releases by The Waterboys.

Singles[edit]

For the sake of convenience, singles by Another Pretty Face, The Waterboys and by Mike Scott are included in this chart. All tracks were released as singles in the UK, except:

  • Tracks marked ♦ were released commercially as singles, but not in the UK.
  • Tracks marked ♦♦ were released as promo-only singles, and only in the US.
Year Title Artist credit Chart positions Album
UK AUS CAN IRE NZL US Modern Rock
1979 "All the Boys Love Carrie" Another Pretty Face Non-album release
1980 "Whatever Happened to the West?"
"Heaven Gets Closer Everyday"
1981 "Soul to Soul"
1983 "A Girl Called Johnny" The Waterboys 80 The Waterboys
"December"
1984 "The Big Music" A Pagan Place
♦ "Church Not Made With Hands"
♦ "All the Things She Gave Me"
1985 "The Whole of the Moon" 26 12 71 5 This Is the Sea
♦ "Don't Bang the Drum"
1988 "Fisherman's Blues" 32 54 13 20 3 Fisherman's Blues
1989 "And a Bang on the Ear" 51 1
♦♦ "World Party" 19
1990 ♦ "How Long Will I Love You?" 28 Room to Roam
♦♦ "A Life of Sundays" 15
1991 "The Whole of the Moon"
(reissue)
3 2 The Best of the Waterboys 81–90
"Fisherman's Blues"
(reissue)
75 17
1993 "The Return of Pan" 24 68 28 10 Dream Harder
"Glastonbury Song" 29 12
♦♦"Preparing to Fly"
1995 "Bring 'Em All In" Mike Scott 56 Bring 'Em All In
"Building the City of Light" 60
1997 "Love Anyway" 50 Still Burning
1998 "Rare, Precious and Gone" 74
♦♦ "Questions"
2000 "Is She Conscious?" The Waterboys A Rock in the Weary Land
"A Rock in the Weary Land"
"We Are Jonah"
2007 "Everybody Takes a Tumble" 125 Book of Lightning
2011 "Sweet Dancer" An Appointment with Mr Yeats
2017 "If the Answer Is Yeah" The Waterboys Out of All This Blue

Studio albums[edit]

For the sake of convenience, albums by The Waterboys and by Mike Scott are included here. Scott has stated on numerous occasions that he sees no qualitative or creative difference between the music produced under the two brand names. All albums credited to The Waterboys, except where noted.

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1]
IRE NLD
[2]
NOR
[3]
NZL
[4]
SWE
[5]
US
[6]
1983 The Waterboys
1984 A Pagan Place 100 40
1985 This Is the Sea 37 4 6
1988 Fisherman's Blues 13 67 7 15 18 76
1990 Room to Roam 5 69 11 16 180
1993 Dream Harder 5 54 3 28 13 171
1995 Bring 'em All In (as Mike Scott)
1997 Still Burning (as Mike Scott)
2000 A Rock in the Weary Land 47 17 27 51
2003 Universal Hall 74 54 24
2007 Book of Lightning 51 19 73 12
2011 An Appointment with Mr Yeats 30 13 23
2015 Modern Blues 14 10 18 10
2017 Out of All This Blue 8 5
[8]

Live albums and compilations[edit]

Mike Scott is alone on the album cover for The Whole of the Moon: the Music of Mike Scott and the Waterboys, a compilation album containing both Waterboys and Mike Scott solo material.

Various artists compilations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Chart Stats – The Waterboys". theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Discografie The Waterboys". DutchCharts.nl. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Discography The Waterboys". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Discography The Waterboys". Charts.ord.nz. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Discography The Waterboys". SwedishCharts.com. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Discography The Waterboys". billboard.com. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Certified Awards Search Archived 17 January 2010 at WebCite". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved on 2011-10-25. Note: User needs to enter "The Waterboys" in the "Search" field, "Artist" in the "Search by" field and click the "Go" button. Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history.
  8. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  9. ^ a b c Zobbel (16 June 2007). "Chart Log UK". Zobbel. Retrieved 20 August 2008. 
  10. ^ "The Official UK Albums Chart for the week ending 23 August 2008". ChartsPlus. Milton Keynes: IQ Ware Ltd (365): 5–8. 
  11. ^ "CHART LOG UK: NEW ENTRIES UPDATE : 07.05.2011". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  12. ^ "Official Albums Chart UK Top 100 - 26th April 2014 | The UK Charts | Top 40". Officialcharts.com. Archived from the original on 21 May 2012. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  13. ^ "Larry Kirwan's Celtic Invasion". Valley Entertainment. Retrieved 6 March 2013.