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This is the discography and videography of American rock band The B-52's.

Contents

Albums

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Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications[1]
(sales threshold)
US US Rock UK AUS NZ SWE
1979 The B-52's 59 22 7 3
  • US: Platinum
1980 Wild Planet
  • Second studio album
  • Release date: August 27, 1980
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
18 18 12 3
  • US: Gold
1983 Whammy!
  • Third studio album
  • Release date: April 27, 1983
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
29 33 97 42 29
  • US: Gold
1986 Bouncing off the Satellites
  • Fourth studio album
  • Release date: September 8, 1986
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
85 74 73 50
1989 Cosmic Thing 4 8 1 1 38
  • US: 4× Multi-Platinum
  • UK: Platinum
1992 Good Stuff
  • Sixth studio album
  • Release date: June 23, 1992
  • Label: Reprise Records
16 8 36 14 36
  • US: Gold
2008 Funplex
  • Seventh studio album
  • Release date: March 25, 2008
  • Label: Astralwerks
11 5 73 93
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

EPs

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US UK AUS SWE
1982 Mesopotamia
  • First EP
  • Release date: January 27, 1982
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
35 18 79 21

Compilations

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US UK AUS NZ
1981 Party Mix!
  • First compilation album
  • Release date: July 1981
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
55 36 80
1990 The Best of the B-52's
  • Second compilation album
  • Release date: 1990
  • Label: Reprise Records
36
1995 Planet Claire
  • Third compilation album
  • Release date: 1995
  • Label: Reprise Records
1998 Time Capsule
  • Fourth compilation album
  • Release date: May 26, 1998
  • Label: Reprise Records
93 37 40 15
2002 Nude on the Moon: The B-52's Anthology
  • Fifth compilation album
  • Released: January 15, 2002
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
136 57
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions RIAA[2] Album
US US Dance US Mod UK AUS NZ
1979 "Rock Lobster" 56 24 37 3 38 The B-52's
"Planet Claire" 24 43 35
"Dance This Mess Around" 24
1980 "Private Idaho" 74 5 11 Wild Planet
"Give Me Back My Man" 5 61
"Party out of Bounds" 5
1982 "Mesopotamia" 13 Mesopotamia
1983 "Legal Tender" 81 9 Whammy!
"Whammy Kiss" 9
"Song for a Future Generation" 9 63
1986 "Rock Lobster" (re-release) 12 Non-album song
"Summer of Love" 3 90 35 Bouncing off the Satellites
"Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland" 10
1987 "Wig" 79
1989 "(Shake That) Cosmic Thing" 7 Cosmic Thing
"Channel Z" 1 61
"Love Shack" 3 7 1 2 1 1 Gold
1990 "Roam" 3 10 6 17 11 2 Gold
"Deadbeat Club" 30 76 21
1992 "Good Stuff" 28 1 21 51 23 Good Stuff
"Is That You Mo-Dean?"
"Tell It Like It T-I-Is" 13 61
1993 "Revolution Earth"
"Hot Pants Explosion"
1994 "(Meet) The Flintstones" 33 3 3 The Flintstones (soundtrack)
1998 "Debbie" 32 35 Time Capsule
1999 "Love Shack '99" 66 Non-album song
2008 "Funplex" 14 Funplex
"Juliet of the Spirits" 8
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or not certified

Video

Music videos

Year Song Director
1979 "Rock Lobster" (Live) Charles Libin and Paul Cameron
1980 "Private Idaho"
1983 "Legal Tender" Mick Haggerty and C.D. Taylor
"Song for a Future Generation"
1986 "Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland" Paul Tassie
1989 "Channel Z" Drew Carolan
"Love Shack" Adam Bernstein
1990 "Roam"
"Deadbeat Club" Jeff Preiss
"(Shake That) Cosmic Thing" (Live 1990)
1992 "Good Stuff" Marcus Nispel
"Is That You Mo-Dean?"
"Tell It Like It T-I-Is"
1993 "Revolution Earth" James Herbert
"Hot Pants Explosion"
1994 "(Meet) The Flintstones"
1998 "Debbie" Ramaa Mosley
2008 "Funplex" Robert Schober

VHS & Laserdisc

  • The B-52's 1979-1989 (1989) VHS.
  • The B-52's Time Capsule: Videos for a Future Generation 1979-1998 (1998) VHS & Laserdisc.

References


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