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Boy George discography

Boy George in Brazil 2002
Releases
Studio albums 8
Compilation albums 5
Soundtracks 1

Boy George (born George Alan O'Dowd; 14 June 1961) is an English singer-songwriter who was part of the English New Romantic movement which emerged in the early 1980s. He helped give androgyny an international stage with the success of Culture Club during the 1980s. His music is often classified as blue-eyed soul, which is influenced by rhythm and blues and reggae. His 1990s and 2000s-era solo music has glam influences such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop. He also founded and was lead singer of Jesus Loves You during the period 1989–1992. Being involved in many activities (among them songwriting, DJing, writing books, designing clothes and photography), he has released fewer music recordings in the last decade.

Contents

Albums

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Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
AUS
AUT
FRA
GER
ITA
JPN
NL
NOR
SWE
US
1987 Sold 29 4 15 18 145
  • UK: Silver
  • US:
1988 Tense Nervous Headache NR NR
  • Shelved release in the UK. Some tracks appeared in the High Hat album (see compilations section)
1989 Boyfriend NR NR
  • Shelved release in the UK. Some tracks appeared in the High Hat album (see compilations section)
1991 The Martyr Mantras 60 30 13
  • Releases as "Jesus Loves You" everywhere except North America
1995 Cheapness and Beauty 44
1998 The Unrecoupable One Man Bandit
  • Released: 28 October 1998
  • Label: Back Door(UK) Finetune (US)
  • UK Limited Fan Club release
2002 U Can Never B2 Straight 147 NR NR
  • Available in some countries as a "UK import"
  • Some new songs, some old songs and acoustic versions of older songs too.
2010 Untitled
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: TBC
"—" denotes albums that failed to chart or were not released.

DJ albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
AUS
AUT
FRA
GER
ITA
JPN
NL
NOR
SWE
US
1995 Fantazia House Collection 2
1999 Galaxy Mix
2001 Essential Mix 20*
  • #20 on Billboard Independent Albums
2002 A Night Out with Boy George
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Trust The DJ Records
2002 A Night In with Boy George
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Trust The DJ Records
2003 BoyGeorgeDJ.Com
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Trust The DJ
"—" denotes albums that failed to chart or were not released.

Compilation albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
AUS
AUT
FRA
GER
ITA
JPN
NL
NOR
SWE
US
1989 High Hat NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 126
  • US: U.S only
1992 Spin Dazzle NR NR NR
1993 At Worst... The Best of Boy George and Culture Club 24 169
  • US: Gold
1999 Everything I Own
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Disky Records
NR NR NR NR
1999 Classic Masters NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
2002 Culture Club Box Set
"—" denotes albums that failed to chart or were not released.

Soundtracks

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
AUS
AUT
FRA
GER
ITA
JPN
NL
NOR
SWE
US
2002 Taboo Original Cast
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: [[]]
"—" denotes albums that failed to chart or were not released.

EPs

  • 1994 - The Devil in Sister George EP (1993–1994) [UK #26]
  • 2004 - Made To Measure (As The Twin, Limited edition promo sampler)
  • 2005 - Straight EP (included in the book of the same name)
  • 2007 - Boy George & Kinky Roland EP (AKA Disco Abomination) (Limited edition promo sampler)

Singles and/or videoclips

  • 1987 - Everything I Own [UK #1 (Silver), U.S. Dance #45, Europe #1, Canada #1, Germany #8, Switzerland #8, Italy #1, Eire #1, Norway #1, South Africa #1, Europe #1 (2 weeks), Holland #3, Sweden #8, Austria #10, Poland #28, Brazil top 10,France #11, Netherlands #4, New Zealand #3, Norway #1 ]
  • 1987 - Keep Me in Mind [UK #29, Italy #3]
  • 1987 - Sold [UK #24, Italy #4, Ireland #8]
  • 1987 - To Be Reborn [UK #13, Italy #13, Ireland #8]
  • 1987 - Live My Life [UK #62, U.S. #40, US R&B #21, Canada #9]
  • 1988 - No Clause 28 [UK #57, Italy #17]
  • 1988 - Don't Cry [UK #60, Italy #13]
  • 1989 - Don't Take My Mind on a Trip [UK #68, U.S. R&B #5, Canada Dance #17, Italy #20]
  • 1989 - Whether They Like It or Not(¤) [Italy Dance #1]
  • 1989 - You Found Another Guy [U.S. R&B #34]
  • 1989 - Whisper (video only in the UK)(¤)
  • 1989 - You Are My Heroin (¤)(video only)
  • 1989 - Something Strange Called Love(¤) (Philippines only)
  • 1989 - After The Love* [UK #68]
  • 1990 - Generations Of Love* [UK #80]
  • 1990 - One On One* [UK #83]
  • 1991 - Bow Down Mister* [UK #27, Switzerland #15, France #8, Germany #6, Austria #2]
  • 1991 - Generations Of Love (remix)* [UK #35, Austria #30]
  • 1991 - After The Love (remix)*
  • 1992 - The Crying Game [UK #22, Australia #39, Switzerland #32, U.S. #15, Canada #1]
  • 1992 - Sweet Toxic Love* [UK #65, Austria #13]
  • 1993 - Everything I Own 1993 (US single, promo in the UK)
  • 1993 - More Than Likely (PM Dawn feat. Boy George) [UK #40]
  • 1994 - Human Beings (Gaurangi feat. Boy George)
  • 1995 - Funtime [UK #45]
  • 1995 - Il Adore [UK #50, France #69]
  • 1995 - Same Thing in Reverse [UK #56, U.S. Dance #18]
  • 1996 - Sad/Satan's Butterfly Ball (double-A-side 12" for DJs only)
  • 1996 - Love Is Leaving (¤) [Italy #4, Spain #3, Italy Dance #1]
  • 1997 - When Will You Learn(¤)[Italy #20, Italy Dance #1]
  • 1997 - Police and Thieves(***)(US single, promo in UK)
  • 1998 - Generations of Love 1998(*)(¤)
  • 1999 - Why Go? (with Faithless)(¤)
  • 1999 - Innocence Is Lost (with Groove Armada) (12" promo only)
  • 2002 - Radio One (as The Hampstead Bowie Clone) (digital free release)
  • 2002 - Swallow Me (as The Real Feminem) (12" promo only)
  • 2002 - Ich Bin Kunst (video only)
  • 2002 - Out of Fashion (with Hi-Gate) (promo only)
  • 2002 - Run (with Sash!)(¤) [Germany #48, Croatia #1, Switzerland #98, Greece #4]
  • 2002 - Autoerotic (with Dark Globe) [UK #165]
  • 2002 - Psychology of the Dreamer (with Eddie Locke) [UK Dance #5]
  • 2003 - Here Come the Girls (as The Twin) (limited edition)
  • 2003 - Electro Hetero (as The Twin) (limited edition)
  • 2003 - Sanitised (as The Twin) (limited edition)
  • 2004 - Human Racing (as The Twin) (limited edition)
  • 2005 - Love Your Brother(**) (as Jesus Loves You feat. Boy George) (12" promo only)
  • 2006 - You Are My Sister (with Antony and the Johnsons) [UK #39]
  • 2006 - You're Not the One (with Loverush UK) (promo)
  • 2007 - Time Machine (with Amanda Ghost) (limited edition)
  • 2007 - You're Not the One (with Loverush UK) (digital release only)
  • 2007 - Atoms (with Dark Globe) (digital release only)(plus 12" vinyl)
  • 2008 - Generations Of Love (with Phunk Investigation) (29 July)
  • 2008 - Yes We Can (Oct 12th) [Europe #204, Slovenia #1] (released in 2009 in Italy)
  • 2009 - American Heart (With Bliss) (April 6)
  • 2009 - White Xmas (Digital single on December 13)
  • 2010 - Amazing Grace (will be released on March 22)
  • 2010 - The Pentonville Blues (upcoming new CD single with Glide & Swerve)

(¤) not released in the UK
(*) as 'Jesus Loves You' in the UK, 'Boy George' in the U.S., and 'Jesus Loves You-A Project by Boy George' in other territories (other tags had 'Jesus Loves You feat. Boy George', but this officially applies to Love Your Brother only)
(**) as 'Jesus Loves You featuring Boy George'
(***) as 'Dubversive featuring Boy George'

Other songs

Non-album songs released on soundtracks

  • "Live My Life" on Hiding Out (1987)
  • "Girlfriend" on Slaves of New York (1989)
  • "Fear Not the Sword My Son" on Freddie The Frog (1992)
  • "The Crying Game" on The Crying Game (1992–1993)
  • "Felidae" on Felidae (1994)
  • "Welcome to Your Life" on Welcome to Woop Woop (1998)
  • "Try Not to Be Afraid" on special CD Whistle Down the Wind (1998)
  • "La Barque" on Le Libertin (2000)
  • "Put Yourself Out with the Trash" in Désaccord Parfait (2007)

B-Sides not included on albums

  • "Use Me" on "Everything I Own" (1987)
  • "I Pray '87" on "Keep Me in Mind" 12" maxi single (1987)
  • "State of Love" on "Keep Me in Mind" (1987)
  • "State of Love (Extended Version)" on "Keep Me in Mind" 12" maxi single
  • "Are You Too Afraid" on "Sold" (1987)
  • "Leave in Love" (with Carroll Thompson) on "Don't Cry" (1988)
  • "A Boy Called Alice" on "Don't Cry" CD single (1988)
  • "Oh Lord" on "Sweet Toxic Love" 12" (1992)
  • "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'", double-A-Side with "Il Adore" double CD single (1995)
  • "Turn To Dust", on Yes We Can download single #2 (2008)
  • "Lousy Substitute", on White Xmas download single (2009)
  • "More Girls Just Like You", on White Xmas download single (2009)

Other rare songs

  • "Something He Can Feel", multi-collaboration on Afrika Bambaataa album, The Light (1988)
  • "My Sweet Lord", George Harrison cover on Ruby Trax (1992)
  • "Five", collaboration with Ram Jam World on album Rough and Ready (1997)
  • "Dream", cover of Chage & Aska, (1996)
  • "Get It On", T.Rex cover on Duos Taratata (1996)
  • "I Could Be Someone", on Streetwise House Our Youth (1998)
  • "Why Go", slow version on Faithless album Sunday 8PM (1998)
  • "Bad Girl", Madonna cover on Virgin Voices tribute (1999)
  • "Burning Up", duet with Tracey Emin on project We Love You (1998)
  • "In the Ghetto", Elvis Presley cover on Apache Indian album Karma (2000)
  • "Radio One" (as The Hampstead Bowie Clone) digital release (2002)
  • "Who Am I Today", collaboration with Erick Morillo, on album My World (2003)
  • "Poverty", collaboration with Hi-Gate on their album Split Personality (2003)
  • "Breakdance Hunks" collaboration with Canadian band Kids On TV (2005)
  • "Dragging Me Down", collaboration with Adam Sky, on neo.pop.06 (2006)
  • "Idiot Crowd", collaboration with Punx Soundcheck, on When Machines Ruled the World (2007)
  • "American Heart", collaboration with Danish electronic duo Bliss on No One Built This Moment (2009)
  • "J'ai Toujours Porté Bonheur Aux Hommes", duet with French singer Regine (2009)

Cameos on charity tracks

  • "Do They Know It's Christmas", Band Aid (1984)
  • "Let It Be", Ferry Aid (1987)
  • "Wishing Well", G.O.S.H. (1987)
  • "What's Going On", Life Aid Armenia (1989)
  • "Karma Chameleon" for BT Payphones charity (2000)
  • "War Is Over", duet with Antony (of Antony & The Johnsons) on War Child album Help (2005)
  • "Grief Never Grows Old", One World Project (2006)

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