Wings discography

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Wings discography

Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney perform with Wings in 1976
Releases
Studio albums 7
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 2
Singles 29
Video albums 1
Music videos 19

This article presents the discography of English American rock band Wings.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
FRA
[4][5]
GER
[6]
ITA
[7]
JPN
[8]
NLD
[9][10]
NOR
[11][12]
US
[13]
1971 Wild Life
  • Released: 7 December 1971
  • Label: Apple
11 3 5 * 47 25 15 6 4 10
1973 Red Rose Speedway
(Paul McCartney & Wings)
  • Released: 30 April 1973
  • Label: Apple
5 1 2 9 2 13 6 4 1
Band on the Run
(Paul McCartney & Wings)
  • Released: 5 December 1973
  • Label: Apple
1 1 1 * 15 18 11 5 1 1
1975 Venus and Mars
  • Released: 27 May 1975
  • Label: Capitol
1 2 1 1 11 11 9 5 1 1
1976 Wings at the Speed of Sound
  • Released: 25 March 1976
  • Label: Capitol
2 2 1 1 32 8 4 3 2 1
1978 London Town
  • Released: 31 March 1978
  • Label: Parlophone (UK)
    Capitol (US)
4 2 3 3 6 8 4 1 2 2
1979 Back to the Egg
  • Released: 8 June 1979
  • Label: Parlophone (worldwide)
    Columbia (North America)
8 3 2 11 16 10 7 11 5 6
* indicates unknown chart positions. "—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
AUT
[28]
CAN
[3]
GER
[6]
JPN
[8]
NLD
[9]
NOR
[11]
NZL
[29]
US
[13]
1976 Wings over America
  • Released: 10 December 1976
  • Label: Capitol
8 2 12 1 9 4 10 7 3 1

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2][31]
CAN
[3]
GER
[6]
JPN
[8]
NLD
[9]
NOR
[11]
NZL
[29]
SWE
[32]
US
[13]
1978 Wings Greatest
  • Released: 2 November 1978
5 8 25 18 24 18 20 16 32 29
  • US: Platinum [33]
  • UK: Platinum [17]
  • CAN: Platinum [15]
  • HONG KONG: Gold
2001 Wingspan: Hits and History
(Paul McCartney)
  • Released: 7 May 2001
5 14 4 20 13 32 5 13 49 2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK US US
AC
CAN
RPM 100/AC
NLD NOR GER NZ AUS JPN
1972 "Give Ireland Back to the Irish"
"Give Ireland Back to the Irish" (instrumental)
16 21 46 17 31 non-album single
"Mary Had a Little Lamb"
"Little Woman Love"
9 28 29 41 13 13 17 41 non-album single
"Hi, Hi, Hi"
"C Moon"
5 10 5 6 4 16 20 29 26 non-album single
1973 "My Love"
"The Mess" (live)
9 1 1 2 12 7 3 5 39 Red Rose Speedway
"Live and Let Die"
"I Lie Around"
7 2 8 2 29 4 20 5 25 Live and Let Die
"Helen Wheels"
"Country Dreamer"
12 10 4 23 14 17 56 Band on the Run (US only)
"Jet"
"Let Me Roll It" (UK & 2nd pressings of US)
"Mamunia" (US 1st pressings only)
7 7 5 10 9 2 39 Band on the Run
"Mrs Vandebilt" (Not a US/UK single)
"Bluebird"
7 9 41
1974 "Band on the Run"
"Zoo Gang" (UK)
"Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five" (US)
3 1 22 1 7 1 58
"Junior's Farm"
"Sally G"
16 3 10 9 3 12 77 non-album single
"Walking in the Park with Eloise"
"Bridge Over the River Suite"
(both sides credited to The Country Hams)
non-album single
1975 "Listen to What the Man Said"
"Love in Song"
6 1 8 1 18 3 42 7 14 46 Venus and Mars
"Letting Go"
"You Gave Me the Answer"
41 39 62 34 64
"Venus and Mars/Rock Show"
"Magneto and Titanium Man"
12 12 34 99
1976 "Silly Love Songs"
"Cook of the House"
2 1 1 1 11 9 14 8 20 66 Wings at the Speed of Sound
"Let 'Em In"
"Beware My Love"
2 3 1 3 25 29 13 65
1977 "Maybe I'm Amazed" (live)
"Soily" (live)
28 10 9 61 Wings over America
"Seaside Woman"
"B Side to Seaside"
(both sides credited to Suzy and the Red Stripes)
59 non-album single
"Mull of Kintyre"
"Girls' School"
1
33

45
44
34
1 2 1 1 1 69 non-album single
1978 "With a Little Luck"
"Backwards Traveller/Cuff Link"
5 1 5 1 11 6 17 14 11 London Town
"I've Had Enough"
"Deliver Your Children"
42 25 24 13 99
"London Town"
"I'm Carrying"
60 39 17 32
1979 "Goodnight Tonight"
"Daytime Nighttime Suffering"
5 5 30 2 24 34 6 6 77 non-album single
"Old Siam, Sir" (UK/Europe single only)
"Spin It On"
35 Back to the Egg
"Getting Closer"
"Baby's Request" (UK)
"Spin It On" (US)
60 20 18 29 57
"Arrow Through Me" (US/Canada single only)
"Old Siam, Sir"
29 27
1980 "Coming Up" (Paul McCartney)
"Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)" (Paul McCartney & Wings)
"Lunchbox/Odd Sox"
(Paul McCartney & Wings)
2 1 48 1 20 2 11 2 2 66 McCartney II
1985 "Spies Like Us"
(Paul McCartney)
"My Carnival"
(Paul McCartney & Wings)
13 7 24 55 non-album single
1990 "Put It There"
(Paul McCartney)
"Mama's Little Girl"
"Same Time Next Year" (12" single only)
(Paul McCartney & Wings)
32 11 9 82 60 Flowers in the Dirt
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other appearances[edit]

Year Album Artist Comment
1973 Live and Let Die George Martin The soundtrack album from the James Bond film includes the title song performed by Paul McCartney & Wings.
1974 McGear Mike McGear A Wings album featuring Paul McCartney's brother Michael (then known as Mike McGear of The Scaffold) on lead vocals and as principal lyricist.
1975 Sold Out The Scaffold Paul McCartney produced and Wings was the uncredited backing band on "Liverpool Lou" and the non-album B-side "Ten Years After on Strawberry Jam".
1977 Holly Days Denny Laine An album of Buddy Holly covers featuring the core Wings threesome (Paul & Linda McCartney and Laine), with Laine on lead vocals.
1980 Japanese Tears Three songs on the album, "Send Me The Heart", "I Would Only Smile" and "Weep For Love", were performed by Wings, with Laine on lead vocals.
1981 Concerts for the People of Kampuchea Various Artists A live album recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, London in December 1979 to benefit Cambodian refugees, the album includes three songs performed by Wings and three songs performed by Rockestra.
1982 Strandard Time Laurence Juber The song "Maisie" is performed by Wings.
1998 Wide Prairie Linda McCartney Eight of the tracks featured different versions of Wings, including two that were originally attributed to Suzy and the Red Stripes, "Seaside Woman" and "B-Side to Seaside".

Videography[edit]

Video albums[edit]

Year Title Notes
1980 Rockshow
(Paul McCartney & Wings)
  • Released: 26 November 1980
Concert/Documentary the 1976 "Wings Over America" tour.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1972 "Hi, Hi, Hi" Steven Turner
"C Moon"
1973 "My Love" Mick Rock
"Helen Wheels" Michael Lindsay-Hogg
1974 "Mamunia" Jim Quick
"Band on the Run" Michael Coulson
1976 "Silly Love Songs" Gordon Bennett
1977 "Mull of Kintyre" Michael Lindsay-Hogg
1978 "With a Little Luck"
"I've Had Enough" Keith "Keef" MacMillan
"London Town" Michael Lindsay-Hogg
1979 "Getting Closer" Keith "Keef" MacMillan
"Baby's Request"
"Old Siam, Sir"
"Winter Rose/Love Awake"
"Spin It On"
"Again and Again and Again"
"Arrow Through Me"
"Goodnight Tonight"

Documentaries[edit]

Year Title Notes
1979 Wings Over the World
  • Released: 1979
Documentary
1980 Concert for Kampuchea
  • Released: August 1980
Concert film that covers the concerts in Hammersmith Odeon to raise money for Cambodia.
1981 Back to the Egg
  • Released: 10 June 1981
TV special
2001 Wingspan - An Intimate Portrait
  • Released: 13 November 2001
Documentary about Paul McCartney's musical career. It covers the period after The Beatles' split up until the disbanding of Wings.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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