Foreigner discography

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Foreigner discography
Studio albums9
Live albums5
Compilation albums13
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Foreigner discography
Studio albums9
Live albums5
Compilation albums13

The discography of Foreigner, a British-American rock band, consists of 9 studio albums, 2 live albums, 13 compilation albums, and 39 singles.

The band was formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musicians Mick Jones and Ian McDonald, and American vocalist Lou Gramm. Since then, Foreigner has released nine studio albums, seven of which have reached the top 30 of the Billboard 200 chart. 4 was the band's only chart-topper in the U.S., while Agent Provocateur was their only album to achieve the same feat on the UK Albums Chart. Overall, Foreigner's albums have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide, almost 40 million of them in the United States alone.

Among the 39 singles released by the band, 14 of them became top 20 hits in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including the number-one song "I Want to Know What Love Is" and the number-two "Waiting for a Girl Like You", which spent a record-setting 10 weeks at the #2 position of the chart without ever reaching the top. Four of these singles were certified Gold by the RIAA for shipments of over a million copies, all of them which peaked within the top 3 ("Hot Blooded", "Double Vision", "Waiting for a Girl Like You" and "I Want to Know What Love Is"). In spite of its British roots, the band achieved an only moderate success in the UK Singles Chart, with only two of their songs, "Waiting for a Girl Like You" and "I Want to Know What Love Is", peaking within the top 20.


Studio albums[edit]

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications[1][2]
(sales threshold)
US Rock
  • US: 5× Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
1978Double Vision
  • Release date: June 20, 1978
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • US: 6× Platinum
  • CAN: 2× Platinum
1979Head Games
  • Release date: September 11, 1979
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • US: 5× Platinum
  • Release date: July 2, 1981
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • US: 6× Platinum
  • CAN: 4× Platinum
  • FRA: Gold
  • GER: Platinum
  • UK: Silver
1984Agent Provocateur
  • Release date: December 7, 1984
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • US: 3× Platinum
  • FRA: Gold
  • GER: Platinum
  • UK: Platinum
1987Inside Information
  • Release date: December 4, 1987
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • US: Platinum
  • UK: Silver
1991Unusual Heat
  • Release date: June 14, 1991
  • Label: Atlantic Records
1994Mr. Moonlight13659692117
2009Can't Slow Down2912105581626
  • Release date: October 4, 2011
  • Label: Ais Records
  • No chart info
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

YearTitlePeak Chart Positions
1993Classic Hits Live/Best of Live
2006Extended Versions88
2010Can't Slow Down ... When It's Live!
2012Alive & Rockin'
2014The Best of 4 & More

Compilation albums[edit]

YearTitlePeak Chart PositionCertifications[1][2]
(sales threshold)
  • US: 7× Platinum
  • UK: Silver
1992The Very Best of Foreigner19[4]233420
  • UK: Silver
The Very Best ... and Beyond123
  • US: 2× Platinum
  • UK: Silver
1998The Best of Ballads – I Want to Know What Love Is81
1999The Platinum Collection
2000Jukebox Heroes: The Foreigner Anthology
2002Complete Greatest Hits80
  • US: Platinum
The Definitive33[5]48
2004Hot Blooded and Other Hits
2005The Essentials
2006Extended Versions88
The Definitive Collection
2007The Very Best of Toto & Foreigner (Toto/Foreigner)84
2008No End in Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner132462364
2014I Want to Know What Love Is – The Ballads60
The Complete Atlantic Studio Albums 1977–1991


YearSinglePeak chart positionsRIAA[12]Album
US Main
1977"Feels Like the First Time"473941GoldForeigner
"Cold as Ice"692432Gold
"Long, Long Way from Home"202270
1978"Hot Blooded"334224GoldDouble Vision
"Double Vision"2797Platinum
1979"Blue Morning, Blue Day"152145
"Love Has Taken Its Toll"
"Dirty White Boy"1214Head Games
"Head Games"1414
"Love on the Telephone"
"I'll Get Even With You"
"Juke Box Hero"26339482453Platinum
"Waiting for a Girl Like You"2128293Gold
1982"Night Life" (charted due to airplay)14
"Break It Up"26
"Urgent" [re-release]45
1984"I Want to Know What Love Is"1111321PlatinumAgent Provocateur
1985"That Was Yesterday"1242428312955
"Tooth and Nail" (Airplay)47
"Reaction to Action"5444
"Growing Up The Hard Way"
"Cold as Ice" [UK Remix]64Non-album song
"Down on Love"54Agent Provocateur
1987"Say You Will"61137122206Inside Information
1988"I Don't Want to Live Without You"518189121
"Heart Turns to Stone"567
"Can't Wait"18
1991"Lowdown and Dirty"450Unusual Heat
"I'll Fight For You"42
1992"With Heaven on Our Side"10385The Very Best...And Beyond
1993"Soul Doctor"548
1994"White Lie"5851Mr. Moonlight
1995"Until the End of Time"421386
"All I Need To Know"36
1996"Under the Gun"2855
2008"Too Late"No End in Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner
"Urgent" [Download]84
"Juke Box Hero" [Download]87
2009"When It Comes to Love"Can't Slow Down
2010"Can't Slow Down"
"In Pieces"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


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  2. ^ a b The Bpi
  3. ^ a b c d e f
  4. ^ a b search results
  5. ^ a b c "Chart Stats - Foreigner". Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  6. ^ " - New Zealand charts portal". Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  7. ^ " - Austria Top 40". Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  8. ^ Canadian peaks
  9. ^ " - Norwegian charts portal". Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  10. ^ a b " - Chartverfolgung - Foreigner". Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  11. ^ a b " - Foreigner". Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  12. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for singles by Foreigner