Rick Astley discography

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Rick Astley discography

Astley performing in Copenhagen, Denmark at Tivoli Gardens in 2009.
Releases
Studio albums6
Compilation albums5
Singles17
 
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Rick Astley discography

Astley performing in Copenhagen, Denmark at Tivoli Gardens in 2009.
Releases
Studio albums6
Compilation albums5
Singles17

The discography of English pop singer-songwriter Rick Astley consists of six studio albums, five compilation albums, two remix albums, and seventeen singles. Astley became a global pop sensation in 1987, with his debut single "Never Gonna Give You Up", written by the trio Stock Aitken Waterman. Astley recorded two successful dance-pop albums with the songwriting trio, Whenever You Need Somebody and Hold Me in Your Arms.

In 1990 Astley left Stock Aitken Waterman, and released a more soulful album Free in 1991. Before retirement in 1993, Astley released the album Body & Soul. It is estimated that by retirement at the end of 1993, Rick Astley had sold approximately 40 million records.

Coming out of retirement in 2001 with Keep It Turned On, which was released in Germany, and then Portrait in 2005. He released a single in 2010, "Lights Out", his first single released in the UK for almost 17 years.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

TitleDetailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
(sales threshold)
AUS
[1]
AUT
[2]
CAN
[3]
GER
[4]
NOR
[5]
NZ
[6]
SWE
[7]
SWI
[8]
UK
[9]
US
[10]
Whenever You Need Somebody13214322110
Hold Me in Your Arms
  • Release date: 26 November 1988
  • Label: RCA Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
19303328711819
Free
  • Release date: 12 March 1991
  • Label: RCA Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
20241781626931
Body & Soul
  • Release date: 28 September 1993
  • Label: RCA Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
185
Keep It Turned On[C]56
Portrait26
My Red Book[14]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

YearAlbum detailsPeak positionsCertifications
(sales threshold)
UK
2000Together Forever – Greatest Hits and More...
  • First compilation album
  • Release date: 2000 (Taiwan)
  • Label: RCA Records
N/A
2002Greatest Hits
  • Second compilation album
  • Release date: 19 March 2002 (US)
  • 28 August 2002 (EU)
  • Label: BMG
16
  • UK: Gold
2003The Best of Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
  • Third compilation album
  • Release date: 11 March 2003
  • Label: BMG
2004Love Songs
  • Fourth compilation album
  • Release date: February 2004
  • Label: BMG
The Platinum and Gold Collection – Rick Astley
  • Fifth compilation album
  • Release date: 9 March 2004
  • Label: Arista Records
Artist Collection: Rick Astley
  • Sixth compilation album
  • Release date: 12 October 2004
  • Label: BMG
2006Collections
  • Seventh compilation album
  • Release date: 2006
  • Label: Sony BMG
2007Together Forever – The Best of Rick Astley
  • Eight compilation album
  • Release date: 16 July 2007 (UK)
  • Label: Music Club
2008Ultimate Collection
  • Ninth compilation album
  • Release date: 2008 (EU)
  • Label: Sony BMG
17
Playlist: The Very Best of Rick Astley
  • Tenth compilation album
  • Release date: 17 June 2008 (US)
  • Label: Sony BMG
N/A
"—" denotes releases that failed to chart

Remix albums[edit]

YearAlbum details
1990Dance Mixes
  • First remix album
  • Release date: 1990
  • Re-release: July 2007
  • Label: RCA Records
199912" Collection
  • Second remix album
  • Release date: 1999
  • Re-release: 2006
  • Label: BMG

Singles[edit]

As solo artist[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart positionsAlbum
UK
[15]
US
[16]
US Dan
[16]
US AC
[16]
CAN
[17]
AUS
[18]
IRE
[19]
SWI
[20]
AUT
[21]
FRA
[22]
GER
[23]
NLD
[24]
SWE
[25]
1987"Never Gonna Give You Up"1111112246111Whenever You Need Somebody
"Whenever You Need Somebody"[A]3331411121
"When I Fall in Love"/"My Arms Keep Missing You"[A]25214216312
1988"Together Forever"21121191141018512
"It Would Take a Strong Strong Man"[B]10811
"She Wants to Dance with Me"6613511541210812Hold Me in Your Arms
"Take Me to Your Heart"[A]84151618101110
1989"Hold Me in Your Arms"[A]108073235
"Giving Up on Love"[B]38114546
"Ain't Too Proud to Beg"[B]8916
1991"Cry for Help"771413922141117Free
"Move Right Out"588129365266
"Never Knew Love"70
1993"The Ones You Love"48195454Body & Soul
"Hopelessly"332848
2001"Sleeping"[C]6960Keep It Turned On
2002"Keep It Turned On"[C]
2010"Lights Out"[D]97single only
2012"Goodbye But Not the End"[D]single only (to be released)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released

As guest[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart positionsAlbum
UK
[15]
US
[16]
SWI
[20]
AUT
[21]
FRA
[22]
NLD
[24]
SWE
[25]
1987"When You Gonna" (with Lisa Carter)17single only
"Let It Be" (as part of charity group Ferry Aid)114839single only
"Learning to Live (Without Your Love)" (with O'chi Brown)O'chi
1994"Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (with Elton John et al.)1441041142The Lion King
2013"Winter Wonderland" (with Kim Wilde)Wilde Winter Songbook
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released

Notes:

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "charts.org.nz – New Zealand charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "swedishcharts.com – Swedish charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community". Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Chart Stats – Rick Astley". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 25 May 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Rick Astley Album & Song Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA): Gold & Platinum". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  12. ^ a b c "BPI Searchable Database". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "RIAA – Recording Industry Association of America – Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  14. ^ http://www.facebook.com/RickAstley/posts/329631913802741
  15. ^ a b UK Singles Chart Everyhit.com (Retrieved 1 March 2008)
  16. ^ a b c d Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved 1 March 2008
  17. ^ Canadian RPM Top 100 Library and Archives Canada – RPM NOTE:searches for Rick Astley do not yield complete chart listings, one must search by date
  18. ^ Australian Singles Chart Australian-charts.com (Retrieved 1 March 2008
  19. ^ Irish Singles Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved 1 March 2008
  20. ^ a b Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved 1 March 2008
  21. ^ a b Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved 1 March 2008
  22. ^ a b French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved 1 March 2008
  23. ^ German Singles Chart Musicline.de (Retrieved 20 May 2010
  24. ^ a b Dutch Singles Chart dutchcharts.nl (Retrieved 16 June 2010
  25. ^ a b Swedish Singles Chart Swedishcharts.com (Retrieved 1 March 2008