UB40 discography

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UB40 discography
Studio albums 18
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 14
Singles 62

The discography of the UB40, a British reggae band, consists of eighteen studio albums, twelve compilation albums, four live albums, two remix albums, sixty-two singles and a number of appearances with other artists.

The band has sold over 70 million records worldwide.[1] Their biggest hits include "Red Red Wine" (1983), "Can't Help Falling in Love" (1993) and "I Got You Babe" (1985).

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[2]
US NZ IRE NL AUT FRA SWE SWI AUS
[3]
1980 Signing Off
  • Released: August 1980
  • Label: Graduate
2 4 6 26
1981 Present Arms 2 13 20 28
  • UK: Platinum[4]
1982 UB44
  • Released: September 1982
  • Label: DEP Intl
4 15 89
1983 Labour of Love
  • Released: September 1983
  • Label: DEP Intl
1 15 1 1 14
1984 Geffery Morgan
  • Released: October 1984
  • Label: DEP Intl
3 68 27 9 49
  • UK: Silver[4]
1985 Baggariddim
  • Released: October 1985
  • Label: DEP Intl
14 40 11 28 22 33
1986 Rat in the Kitchen
  • Released: July 1986
  • Label: DEP Intl
8 107 4 1 21 51
1988 UB40
  • Released: July 1988
  • Label: DEP Intl
12 44 11 4 32 15 41
1989 Labour of Love II
  • Released: December 1989
  • Label: Virgin
3 30 1 1 6 13 20
1993 Promises and Lies
  • Released: July 1993
  • Label: DEP Intl
1 6 1 1 2 4 2 1
  • UK: 2x Platinum[4]
  • AUS: Gold[7]
  • US: Platinum[6]
1997 Guns in the Ghetto
  • Released: July 1997
  • Label: DEP Intl
7 176 16 16 20 36 20
  • UK: Silver[4]
1998 Labour of Love III
  • Released: November 1998
  • Label: Virgin
8 5 17
2001 Cover Up
  • Released: November 2001
  • Label: EMI
29 22 18
2003 Homegrown
  • Released: November 2003
  • Label: DEP Intl
49 16
2005 Who You Fighting For?
  • Released: July 2005
  • Label: DEP Intl
20 25 19 81
2008 TwentyFourSeven
  • Released: June 2008
  • Label: Edel
81 27
2010 Labour of Love IV
  • Released: February 2010
  • Label: EMI
24
2013 Getting Over the Storm
  • Released: August 2013
  • Label: Virgin
29

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[2]
US NZ IRE NL[8] AUT FRA SWE SWI AUS
[3]
1982 The Singles Album
  • Released: August 1982
  • Label: Graduate
17
1983 UB40 1980–83
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: A&M
1983 More UB40 Music
  • Released: September 1983
  • Label: Graduate
1985 The UB40 File
  • Released: March 1985
  • Label: DEP Intl
1987 The Best of UB40 – Volume One
  • Released: October 1987
  • Label: DEP Intl
3 3 1 18
  • UK: 6× Platinum[4]
  • AUS: Platinum[7]
1994 Labour of Love, Volumes I and II
  • Released: October 1994
  • Label: DEP Intl
5 8
1995 The Best of UB40 – Volume Two
  • Released: November 1995
  • Label: DEP Intl
12 9 24
  • UK: Platinum[4]
1998 UB40 Present the Dancehall Album
  • Released: 27 April 1998
  • Label: Virgin
2000 The Very Best of UB40 1980–2000
  • Released: October 2000
  • Label: Virgin
7 4 15 8 9 4
  • UK: Platinum[4]
2002 UB40 presents the Fathers of Reggae
  • Released: August 2002
  • Label: DEP Intl
104
2003 Labour of Love, Volumes I, II and III – The Platinum Collection
  • Released: June 2003
  • Label: DEP Intl
7 6 23 5 23
2005 The Best of UB40, Volumes 1 & 2
  • Released: November 2005
  • Label: DEP Intl
47 33 3
2009 Love Songs
  • Released: February 2009
  • Label: Virgin
3 8 14
Best of Labour of Love
  • Released: November 2009
  • Label: EMI
29 24 *
2012 All the Best
  • Released: April 2012
  • Label: Virgin
2014 Red Red Wine: The Collection
  • Released: June 2014
  • Label: Universal Music Catalogue
2016 Red Red Wine – The Essential UB40
  • Released: 23 September 2016
  • Label: Universal Music Catalogue
51

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[2]
US NZ IRE NL
[8]
AUT FRA SWE SWI AUS
[3]
1983 UB40 Live
  • Released: February 1983
  • Label: DEP Intl
44 2
1987 UB40 CCCP: Live in Moscow
  • Released: October 1987
  • Label: A&M
121 36 5 14
1998 UB40 Present the Dancehall Album
  • Released: April 1998
  • Label: DEP Intl
57
2007 Live at Montreux 2002
  • Released: May 2007
  • Label: Eagle
67
2008 The Lost Tapes – Live at the Venue 1980
  • Released: September 2008
  • Label: EMI
2009 LIVE 2002 Arena: 12 December 2009
  • Released: January 2009
  • Label: EMI
2016 Unplugged
(featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey)
  • Released: 18 November 2016
  • Label: Universal Music Catalogue
17

Remix albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[2]
US NZ IRE NL AUT FRA SWE SWI AUS
[3]
1981 Present Arms in Dub
  • Released: October 1981
  • Label: DEP Intl
38
2007 Dub Sessions
(sold at concerts and for download only)
  • Released: December 2007
  • Label: Self-released

Singles[edit]

1980s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[3]
CAN
[9]
GER
[10]
IRE
[11]
NED
[12]
NZ
[13]
SUI
[14]
SWE
[15]
UK
[2]
US
[16]
1980 "King" / "Food for Thought" 36 10 46 1 4 Signing Off
"My Way of Thinking" / "I Think It's Going to Rain Today" 90 12 6 6
"The Earth Dies Screaming" / "Dream a Lie" 10 Non-album single
1981 "Don't Let It Pass You By" / "Don't Slow Down" 18 16 Present Arms'
"One in Ten" / "Present Arms in Dub" 87 20 7
1982 "I Won't Close My Eyes" 25 32 UB44
"Love Is All Is All Right" 26 22 29
"So Here I Am" 16 25
1983 "I've Got Mine" 29 14 45 Non-album single
"Food for Thought" (live) 4 UB40 Live
"Red Red Wine" 2 2 12 1 1 1 8 14 1 1 [A] Labour of Love
"Please Don't Make Me Cry" 35 6 4 41 10
"Many Rivers to Cross" 11 48 16
1984 "Cherry Oh Baby" 7 7 12
"If It Happens Again" 55 56 9 8 28 9 Geffery Morgan
"Riddle Me" 34 59
1985 "I'm Not Fooled So Easily" / "The Pillow" 79
"I Got You Babe" (featuring Chrissie Hynde) 1 4 15 1 1 1 15 17 1 28 Baggariddim
"Don't Break My Heart" 37 8 13 3
1986 "Sing Our Own Song" 76 70 4 1 7 5 Rat in the Kitchen
"All I Want to Do" 28 30 41
1987 "Rat in Mi Kitchen" 84 7 7 45 12
"Watchdogs" 25 8 39
"Maybe Tomorrow" 6 3 14 The Best of UB40 – Vol. 1
1988 "Breakfast in Bed" (featuring Chrissie Hynde) 43 40 9 4 5 16 6 UB40
"Where Did I Go Wrong" 17 4 13 26
"Come out to Play" 15 77
1989 "I Would Do for You" 33 34 45
"Homely Girl" 52 10 2 4 6 Labour of Love II

Notes

  • A^ The song peaked at #34 upon its original release in 1984. When re-released in 1988 it went to #1.

1990s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[3]
CAN
[9]
FRA
[13]
GER
[10]
IRE
[11]
NED
[12]
NZ
[13]
SUI
[14]
UK
[2]
US
[16]
1990 "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" 3[B] 43 14 22 9 6 46 7 Labour of Love II
"Kingston Town" 17[B] 1 5 8 2 17 8 4
"Wear You to the Ball" 28 35
"The Way You Do the Things You Do" 63[B] 42 11 53 26 15 49 6
"Impossible Love" 55 25 28 47
"Groovin'" 13 90
1991 "Tears From My Eyes" 20
1993 "(I Can't Help) Falling in Love With You" 1 1 5 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 Promises and Lies
"Higher Ground" 40 65 23 21 9 9 8 19 8 45
"Bring Me Your Cup" 52 29 7 24
1994 "C'est La Vie" 59 34 7 37
"Reggae Music" 48 28
1995 "Until My Dying Day" 88 37 15 The Best of UB40 – Volume Two
1997 "Tell Me Is It True" 89 27 20 14 Speed 2: Cruise Control soundtrack, Guns in the Ghetto
"Always There" 93 53 Guns in the Ghetto
1998 "Come Back Darling" 10 Labour of Love III
"Holly Holy" 31
1999 "The Train Is Coming" 30

Notes

  • B^ "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" peaked at #96 in Australia in 1990 on its initial release, and at #3 when re-issued in 1991. "Kingston Town" missed the top 100 in Australia in 1990 on its initial release, and peaked at #17 in January 1992 after being re-issued. "The Way You Do the Things You Do" peaked at #78 in Australia in February 1991 on its initial release, and at #63 when re-issued in 1992.[7]

2000s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
AUT FRA GER NED NZ SUI UK
2000 "Light My Fire" 87 63 Non-album track
2002 "Cover Up" (feat. Nuttea in France) 10 55 54 Cover Up
2005 "Kiss and Say Goodbye" 42 89 45 16 19 Who You Fighting For?
"Bling Bling" 78 Who You Fighting For?
2009 "Bring It On Home To Me" Labour of Love IV
2010 "Get Along Without You Now" Labour of Love IV

Collaboration singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[3]
GER
[10]
IRE
[11]
NED NZ
[13]
SUI
[14]
UK
[2]
1990 "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" (with Robert Palmer) 4 14 6 4 1 5 6 Don't Explain (Robert Palmer album)
1992 "One in Ten" (Remix) (with 808 State) 19 25 17 Gorgeous (808 State album)
2001 "Since I Met You Lady" (with Lady Saw) 69 40 Cover Up
2003 "Swing Low" (with United Colours of Sound) 15 Homegrown
2005 "Reasons" (with Hunterz and The Dhol Blasters) 75 Who You Fighting For?
2008 "Lost & Found" / "Dance Until The Morning Light" (with Maxi Priest) TwentyFourSeven

As featured artist[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
IRE
[11]
NED NZ
[13]
UK
[2]
1988 "Reckless"
(Afrika Bambaataa featuring UB40)
19 5 13 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sherwin, Adam (30 April 2008). "UB40 reveal new lead singer: Ali Campbell's brother Duncan". Times Online. London. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "UK Charts > UB40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Australian chart peaks:
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2010-03-26. 
  5. ^ a b c "Certified Awards Search". Music Canada. Retrieved on 13 August 2011. Note: User needs to enter "UB40" 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.
  6. ^ a b c "[1]". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved on 4 October 2012. Note: User needs to enter "UB-40" in the "Search" field.
  7. ^ a b c d Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  8. ^ a b Stichting Nederlandse Top 40, Hitdossier 1939 – 1994
  9. ^ a b Canadian Singles peaks
  10. ^ a b c German peaks
  11. ^ a b c d Search for Irish peaks
  12. ^ a b Dutch peaks above 40
  13. ^ a b c d e New Zealand peaks
  14. ^ a b c Swiss peaks
  15. ^ Swedish peaks
  16. ^ a b Allmusic: US peaks

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