Thompson Twins discography

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The following is the complete discography of English pop band Thompson Twins.

Thompson Twins discography
Studio albums9
Compilation albums15
Video albums3
Music videos19
Singles35

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Release Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
GER
[4]
NL
[5]
NZ
[6]
NOR
[7]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
US
[10]
A Product Of... (Participation)
Set
  • Release date: 26 February 1982
  • Label: Arista Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
48
In the Name of Love (U.S.)
  • Release date: June 1982
  • Label: Arista Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
148
Quick Step & Side Kick
Side Kicks (U.S.)
  • Release date: January 1983 (UK)
    February 1983 (U.S.)
  • Label: Arista Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
2 85 26 47 7 27 34
Into the Gap
  • Release date: 17 February 1984
  • Label: Arista Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
1 4 3 6 23 1 16 14 7 10
Here's to Future Days
  • Release date: 17 September 1985
  • Label: Arista Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
5 8 14 42 42 1 9 7 12 20
Close to the Bone
  • Release date: 31 March 1987
  • Label: Arista Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
90 71 46 20 26 76
Big Trash 143
Queer
  • Release date: 24 September 1991
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Release Peak chart
positions
Certifications
(sales threshold)
UK
[1]
US
[10]
The Best of Thompson Twins: Greatest Mixes
  • Release date: 1988
  • Label: Arista Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
175
Thompson Twins Greatest Hits
  • Release date: 1990
  • Label: Stylus Music
  • Formats: LP, cassette, CD
23
The Greatest Hits
  • Release date: 7 April 2003
  • Label: BMG
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

The following compilations were released in various territories but did not chart:

  • In the Name of Love (U.S. only release compiling tracks from the first two albums) (1982)
  • The Best of Thompson Twins (1991)
  • The Collection (1993)
  • Singles Collection (1996)
  • Greatest Hits (1996)
  • The Best of Thompson Twins (1998)
  • Master Hits (1999)
  • Hold Me Now (2000)
  • Platinum & Gold Collection (2003)
  • The Greatest Hits (2003)
  • 12 Inch Collection (2004)
  • Love on Your Side – The Best of Thompson Twins (2007)
  • Remixes & Rarities (2014)

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
GER
[4]
NL
[5]
NZ
[6]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
US
[21]
US Dan
[22]
1980 "Squares and Triangles"[A] single only
"She's in Love with Mystery"[B]
1981 "Perfect Game" A Product Of... (Participation)
"Animal Laugh"
"Make Believe"
"Politics"
1982 "In the Name of Love" 79 44 109 1 Set;
In the Name of Love (U.S.)
"Runaway"
"Lies" 67 27 12 6 30 1 Quick Step and Side Kick;

Side Kicks (U.S.)
1983 "Love on Your Side" 9 80 47 32 27 9 45 6
"We Are Detective" 7 48
"Watching" 33
"Hold Me Now" 4 3 2 7 4 18 3 1 Into the Gap
1984 "Doctor! Doctor!" 3 14 11 11 23 12 11 11 18
"You Take Me Up" 2 47 28 24 50 24 44
"Sister of Mercy" 11
"The Gap" 62 69
"Lay Your Hands on Me" 13 28 39 19 17 non-album single
1985 "Roll Over"[C] Here's to Future Days
"Lay Your Hands on Me" (remix) 8 6 46
"Don't Mess with Doctor Dream" 15 17 30 34 12 10 11
"King for a Day" 22 20 12 4 10 8
"Revolution" 56 43
1986 "Nothing in Common" 68 54 38 Nothing in Common soundtrack
1987 "Get That Love" 66 75 31 Close to the Bone
"Long Goodbye" 89
"Bush Baby"[D]
1988 "In the Name of Love '88" 46 1 The Best of Thompson Twins: Greatest Mixes
1989 "Sugar Daddy" 97 36 28 2 Big Trash
"Bombers in the Sky"
1990 "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?"[E] Red Hot + Blue
1991 "Come Inside" 56 7 Queer
1992 "The Saint" 53
"Groove On"
"Play with Me (Jane)" Cool World
"—" denotes singles which were not released in that country or failed to chart.
  • A^ "Squares and Triangles" was released on its own independent label, Dirty Discs in April 1980, and was re-released as a free single with the album Set on 26 February 1982.
  • B^ "She's in Love with Mystery" was released in November 1980 through independent label Latent.
  • C^ "Roll Over", released 12 April 1985 on 7" & 12" vinyl, was intended to be the first official single for Here's to Future Days. It was withdrawn the day of release, but some copies were sold and made it into the public.
    It featured a different version of the song with the 12" extended version titled "Roll Over (Again)". The b-side was a semi-instrumental version of "King for a Day" titled "Fools in Paradise".
  • D^ "Bush Baby" was released in 1987 as a promo 7" single with an exclusive 7" single version b/w "Follow Your Heart" on Arista Records.
  • E^ "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" was released in December 1990, as the clearly labelled B-side to Deborah Harry & Iggy Pop's "Well Did You Evah?" on 7", 12" vinyl and CD single to promote the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Blue. Only the Harry/Pop A-side charted.

Music videos[edit]

Videography[edit]

Year Title Format
1983 "Side Kicks" - The Movie VHS/Betamax
1984/1985 Into the Gap Live VHS
1985/1986 Single Vision
  • Notes: Collection of 11 promotional video clips
VHS/Betamax

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Video game[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "UK Charts > Thompson Twins". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  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 "CAN Charts > Thompson Twins". RPM. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  4. ^ a b "GER Charts > Thompson Twins". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  5. ^ a b "NL Charts > Thompson Twins". Dutch Charts. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  6. ^ a b "NZ Charts > Thompson Twins". Official New Zealand Music Chart. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  7. ^ "NOR Charts > Thompson Twins". VG-lista. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  8. ^ a b "SWE Charts > Thompson Twinss". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  9. ^ a b "SWI Charts > Thompson Twins". Swiss Hitparade. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Thompson Twins Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  11. ^ "Thompson Twins: Quick Step & Side Kick". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  12. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Thompson Twins – Quick Step & Side Kick". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  13. ^ "Thompson Twins: Into the Gap". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  14. ^ a b c "Canadian certifications – Thompson Twins". Music Canada. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  15. ^ a b "American certifications – Thompson Twins". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  16. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Thompson Twins – Into the Gap". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  17. ^ "Thompson Twins: Here's to Future Days". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  18. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Thompson Twins – Here's to Future Days". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  19. ^ "Thompson Twins: Thompson Twins Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  20. ^ "Thompson Twins: The Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  21. ^ "Thompson Twins Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  22. ^ "Thompson Twins Album & Song Chart History - Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  23. ^ "Thompson Twins: Hold Me Now". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  24. ^ "Thompson Twins: Doctor! Doctor!". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  25. ^ "Thompson Twins: You Take Me Up". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  26. ^ "Thompson Twins: Lay Your Hands on Me". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 June 2020.

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