Traci Lords discography

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Traci Lords discography
Traci Lords 2006 (cropped).jpg
Traci Lords, 2006
Studio albums 1
Compilation albums 1
Music videos 4
EPs 1
Singles 3
Promotional singles 3

American singer Traci Lords has released one studio album, one extended play, one compilation album, three singles, three promotional singles and four music videos. She began recording her first demo songs in 1989. After singing in the teen musical comedy Cry-Baby (1990), Lords got signed for a development deal with Capitol Records.[1] She was then asked to sing on the song "Little Baby Nothing" from Manic Street Preachers' debut album Generation Terrorists (1992).[2] Lords was later dropped due to disagreements between her and the label and after meeting with American DJ Rodney Bingenheimer at a birthday party, she was recommended to Jeff Jacklin, who hired her to record the song "Love Never Dies" for the 1992 film Pet Sematary Two. The producer of the soundtrack, Gary Kurfirst, signed her for a development deal with his label Radioactive Records.[3]

Her debut single, "Control", was released in 1995. It peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs and number eighty-two on the UK Singles Chart. The song also appeared on the soundtrack to the film Mortal Kombat (1995), which was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[4] Lords' debut studio album, 1000 Fires (1995) was released shortly after. Despite the favorable reviews and good chart position of the lead single, 1000 Fires did not achieve commercial success.[5] Its second single, "Fallen Angel" also managed to be successful in charts, peaking at eleven on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs and number seventy-two on UK Singles Chart. It was featured on the soundtrack to the film Virtuosity (1995).

Lords briefly returned to music in 2003 with the independent release of the song, "Walking In L.A.", and extended play, Sunshine (2004). However, she again decided to focus on her acting career. In 2010, she signed to Sea To Sun Recordings and released "Pretty" as a promotional single. Her single "Last Drag" was released in 2011 and peaked at number four on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.[2]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
1000 Fires

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
Sunshine

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details
M2F2
  • Released: September 18, 2012[8]
  • Label: Sea to Sun
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[9]
US Dance
[10]
"Control" 1994 81 2 1000 Fires
"Fallen Angel" 1995 72 11
"Last Drag" 2011 4 Non-album single
"Come Alive" 2018 Non-album single

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year
"Walking In L.A." 2003
"Pretty" 2009

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Dance
[10]
"He's My Bitch" 2012 25 M2F2

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director(s)
"Control" 1994 Graeme Joyce[11]
"Fallen Angel" 1995 Stéphane Sednaoui
"Walking In L.A." 2003 Mike Ruiz[12]
"Last Drag" 2011 Zalman King[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lim, Gerrie (February 1995). "Traci Lords: The Other Side of an X-Rated Star". BigO. Michael Cheah (110). Retrieved August 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b McLaren, James (February 8, 2012). "Manic Street Preachers' Generation Terrorists: Traci Lords, guest vocalist". BBC Online. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ Newman, Melinda (March 18, 1995). "Heard At Grammys: Radio Complaints; New Projects by Ramone, Seger, Loeb". Billboard. Nielsen N.V. 107 (11): 14. Retrieved August 11, 2015. 
  4. ^ Borzillo, Carrie (September 30, 1995). "Surprise Sales of 'Mortal Kombat'". Billboard. 107 (39): 98. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ Sprague, David (April 1, 1995). "Roles On TV: A Help Or Hindrance To Musicians?". Billboard. Nielsen N.V. 107 (13): 17. Retrieved August 11, 2015. 
  6. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "1000 Fires - Traci Lords". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Sunshine - Traci Lords". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Traci Lords Presents: M2F2 - Various Artists". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Traci Lords - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "Traci Lords - Chart history". Billboard. Nielsen N.V. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  11. ^ Russell, Deborah (March 18, 1995). "The Eye". Billboard. Nielsen N.V.: 43. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  12. ^ Lodie, Kevin Mark (January 6, 2005). "Traci Lords Films Hot New Ad Campaign for Duprey Cosmetics". Business Wire. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  13. ^ Shinafelt, Michael (October 26, 2011). "Traci Lords Returns To The Dance Floor With "Last Drag"". Chorus & Verse. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 

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