Soundgarden discography

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Soundgarden discography

Soundgarden performing at Lollapalooza in Chicago, 2010; L-R: Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron, and Ben Shepherd. Not pictured: Kim Thayil.
Releases
Studio albums6
Live albums1
Compilation albums4
EPs7
Singles24
Video albums2
Music videos18
 
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Soundgarden discography

Soundgarden performing at Lollapalooza in Chicago, 2010; L-R: Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron, and Ben Shepherd. Not pictured: Kim Thayil.
Releases
Studio albums6
Live albums1
Compilation albums4
EPs7
Singles24
Video albums2
Music videos18

The discography of Soundgarden, an American rock band, consists of six studio albums, one live album, four compilation albums, seven extended plays, twenty-four singles and eighteen music videos.

Soundgarden was formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by vocalist Chris Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. The drummer position was originally filled by Cornell, however in 1986 Matt Cameron became the band's permanent drummer. The band signed with the independent label Sub Pop and released the Screaming Life EP in 1987 and the Fopp EP in 1988. In 1988, the band signed with legendary punk record label SST Records and released its debut full-length album, Ultramega OK. The band subsequently signed with A&M Records, becoming the first grunge band to sign with a major label. In 1989, the band released its first album for a major label, Louder Than Love.

In 1990, the band was joined by a new bassist, Ben Shepherd. The new line-up released Badmotorfinger in 1991. The album brought the band to a new level of commercial success, and Soundgarden found itself amidst the sudden popularity and attention given to the Seattle music scene. The band's next album was to be its breakthrough. Superunknown, released in 1994, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and launched several successful singles, including "Spoonman" and "Black Hole Sun".[1] In 1996, the band released its fifth studio album, Down on the Upside; while successful, the album could not emulate the precedent set by Superunknown. In 1997, the band broke up due to internal strife over its creative direction. Soundgarden has sold 10.5 million records in the US,[2] and an estimated 22.5 worldwide.[3] Cornell announced Soundgarden's reunion on January 1, 2010,[4] The band's first studio album in sixteen years, King Animal, was released on November 13, 2012.[5] It debuted and peaked at number five on the Billboard 200.[1]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
US
[1]
AUS
[6]
AUT
[7]
CAN
[8]
GER
[9]
NLD
[10]
NOR
[11]
NZ
[12]
SWE
[13]
UK
[14]
Ultramega OK[15]
  • Released: October 31, 1988
  • Label: SST
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
Louder Than Love
  • Released: September 5, 1989
  • Label: A&M
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
108
Badmotorfinger
  • Released: October 8, 1991
  • Label: A&M
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
39501639
Superunknown
  • Released: March 8, 1994
  • Label: A&M
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
1119213115134
Down on the Upside
  • Released: May 21, 1996
  • Label: A&M
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
2112415126137
King Animal5619610241342521
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US
[1]
UK
[14]
Live on I-5
  • Released: March 22, 2011
  • Label: A&M
  • Formats: CD, LP
47130

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
US
[1]
AUS
[6]
BEL (FL)
[20]
BEL (WA)
[21]
CAN
[8]
GER
[9]
NLD
[10]
NOR
[11]
NZ
[12]
UK
[14]
Screaming Life/Fopp[22]
  • Released: May 11, 1990
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • Formats: CD, CS
A-Sides
  • Released: November 4, 1997
  • Label: A&M
  • Formats: CD, CS
633951690
Telephantasm
  • Released: September 28, 2010
  • Label: A&M
  • Formats: CD, LP
24209676157397351283
  • RIAA: Platinum[2]
The Classic Album Selection
  • Released: May 21, 2012
  • Label: A&M
  • Formats: CD box set
149193
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Video albums[edit]

List of video albums
TitleAlbum details
Louder Than Live[23]
  • Released: May 22, 1990
  • Label: A&M
  • Formats: VHS
Motorvision[24]
  • Released: November 17, 1992
  • Label: A&M
  • Formats: VHS

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
TitleEP details
Screaming Life[25]
  • Released: October 1, 1987
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • Formats: CS, 12"
Fopp[26]
  • Released: August 1, 1988
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • Formats: 12"
Flower[27]
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: SST
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
Loudest Love
  • Released: October, 1990
  • Label: A&M
  • Formats: CD
Satanoscillatemymetallicsonatas (SOMMS)[28]
  • Released: June 23, 1992
  • Label: A&M
  • Formats: CD
Songs from the Superunknown[29]
  • Released: November 21, 1995
  • Label: A&M
  • Formats: CD
Before the Doors: Live on I-5 Soundcheck[30]
  • Released: November 25, 2011
  • Label: A&M
  • Formats: 10"
King Animal Demos[31]
  • Released: April 20, 2013
  • Label: Republic
  • Formats: 10"

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
US
[32]
US
Alt.

[33]
US
Main. Rock

[34]
AUS
[35]
CAN
[36]
GER
[37]
NLD
[10]
NZ
[12]
SWE
[13]
UK
[38]
"Hunted Down"[39]1987Screaming Life
"Flower"[40]1989Ultramega OK
"Loud Love"87Louder Than Love
"Hands All Over"82
"Get on the Snake"[41]
"Room a Thousand Years Wide"[42]1990Badmotorfinger
"Jesus Christ Pose"199130
"Outshined"50
"Rusty Cage"19928041
"Spoonman"199493231237103720Superunknown
"The Day I Tried to Live"251342
"Black Hole Sun"[A]242165263221912
"My Wave"1811506646
"Fell on Black Days"[B]54134664524
"Cold Bitch"[43]Non-album single
"Pretty Noose"[C]199637242243184214Down on the Upside
"Burden in My Hand"[D]402157933
"Blow Up the Outside World"[E]5381768940
"Ty Cobb"[44]1997
"Bleed Together"3213A-Sides
"Black Rain"20109620109044109Telephantasm
"The Telephantasm"[45]
"Live to Rise"[F]201211012169Avengers Assemble
"Been Away Too Long"16193King Animal
"By Crooked Steps"20131
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
US
Main. Rock

[46]
"Rhinosaur"199719Down on the Upside
"Halfway There"201312King Animal

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
TitleYearDirector(s)
"Flower"1988Mark Miremont[47]
"Loud Love"1989Kevin Kerslake[48]
"Hands All Over"1990
"Jesus Christ Pose"1991Eric Zimmerman[49]
"Outshined" (version 1)Matt Mahurin[50]
"Outshined" (version 2)Kevin Kerslake
"Rusty Cage"1992Eric Zimmerman[51]
"Spoonman"1994Jeffrey Plansker[52]
"The Day I Tried to Live"Matt Mahurin[53]
"Black Hole Sun"Howard Greenhalgh[54]
"My Wave"Henry Shepherd[55]
"Fell on Black Days"Jake Scott[56]
"Pretty Noose" (version 1)1996Frank Kozik[57]
"Pretty Noose" (version 2)Henry Shepherd[58]
"Burden in My Hand"Jake Scott[59]
"Blow Up the Outside World"Gerald Casale[60]
"Superunknown"2006Numillennia[61]
"Get on the Snake"2010N/A
"Black Rain"Brendon Small[62]
"Live to Rise"2012Robert Hales[63]
"Been Away Too Long"Josh Graham[64]
"By Crooked Steps"2013Dave Grohl[65]
"Halfway There"Josh Graham

Other appearances[edit]

YearSongAlbumLabel
1986

"Heretic"
"Tears to Forget"
"All Your Lies"

Deep SixC/Z
1988

"Sub Pop Rock City"

Sub Pop 200Sub Pop
1990

"Ugly Truth" (live)

New Music AwardsCollege Media, Inc.

"Fresh Deadly Roses"

Pave the EarthA&M
1992

"Birth Ritual"

Singles soundtrackEpic
1993

"Show Me"

No AlternativeArista

"HIV Baby"

Born to ChooseRykodisc
1994

"New Damage" (with Brian May)

Alternative NRGHollywood
1995

"Blind Dogs"

The Basketball Diaries soundtrackIsland
1996

"Kyle Petty, Son of Richard"

Home Alive: The Art of Self-DefenseEpic
2012

"Live to Rise"[66]

Avengers Assemble

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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