Lynn Anderson discography

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Lynn Anderson discography
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Lynn Anderson in concert in 2009.
Studio albums 35
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 17
Singles 74
B-sides 1
Tribute albums 1
Other charted songs 1

The discography of Lynn Anderson, an American country artist, consists of 35 studio albums, 17 compilation albums, two live albums, one tribute album, and 74 singles. She signed a recording contract with Chart Records in 1966, after her mother Liz Anderson gained success as a country songwriter and singer. Anderson's debut release was the single "In Person" in 1966, charting her first top 10 hit in 1967 "If I Kiss You (Will You Go Away)", which spawned her debut album Ride, Ride, Ride.[1] Anderson's next single later in the year entitled "Promises, Promises" also reached the Top 5 and an album of the same name peaked at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[2] Between 1967 and 1969, Anderson released seven singles, including the Top 20 hits "No Another Time", "Big Girls Don't Cry", and "That's a No No", and four more albums such as, With Love, From Lynn and At Home with Lynn. With her success on the Chart label, Anderson was coaxed into signing with the major label Columbia Records, and officially signed in 1970.[1] While releasing two albums and singles with Columbia, Chart continued to release singles, including "Rocky Top", "I'm Alright", and "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", which all reached the Top 20 on the Billboard country chart in 1970.

In late 1970 under Columbia, Anderson released the single "Rose Garden", which became Anderson's biggest-selling single and signature song, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, #5 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart,[3] and reaching #1 in 16 countries around the world.[1] An album of the same name (1971) reached number one of the Top Country Albums chart, #19 on the Billboard 200,[4] and certified platinum in the United States. Following the single's international success, Anderson released the albums You're My Man and How Can I Unlove You in 1971, both of which peaked at #1 and #2 respectively on the Top Country Albums chart.[1] She released seven more albums between 1972 and 1975 that peaked within the Top 20 on the Billboard Top Country Albums list. Eight of her singles between this time reached the Top 10 on the country singles chart, including a cover of Churchill Kohlman's "Cry", "Listen to a Country Song", "Top of the World", and "What a Man My Man Is", the latter reaching #1 on the Billboard country chart.

Between 1976 and 1980, Anderson released six more studio albums with Columbia: All the King's Horses (1976), Wrap Your Love All Around Your Man (1977), I Love What Love Is Doing to Me/He Ain't You (1977), From the Inside (1978), Outlaw Is Just a State of Mind (1979), whose single "Isn't It Always Love" became her first Top 20 single in two years, and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1980). After a brief retirement, Anderson returned to music in 1983 signing with Permian Records and releasing the album Back, which peaked at #61 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[5] The album spawned her final Top 10 single "You're Welcome to Tonight" (1984), a duet with Gary Morris.[1] During the rest of the 1980s, Anderson recorded for MCA Records and Mercury Records, the latter releasing her 1988 album, What She Does Best. Since then, she has released six more studio albums and two live albums, her final being the studio album Bridges, released on Center Sound Records in July 2015.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing other relevant details
Title Album details Peak chart
positions
Certifications
US
Country

[6]
US
[6]
CAN
[7]
Ride, Ride, Ride 25
Promises, Promises
  • Released: December 1967
  • Label: Chart
  • Formats: Vinyl
1
Big Girls Don't Cry
  • Released: July 1968
  • Label: Chart
  • Formats: Vinyl
11
With Love, from Lynn
  • Released: March 1969
  • Label: Chart
  • Formats: Vinyl
22 197
At Home with Lynn
  • Released: July 1969
  • Label: Chart
  • Formats: Vinyl
19
Songs That Made Country Girls Famous
  • Released: November 1969
  • Label: Chart
  • Formats: Vinyl
9
Uptown Country Girl
  • Released: February 1970
  • Label: Chart
  • Formats: Vinyl
29
Stay There 'Til I Get There
  • Released: May 1970
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
28
No Love at All
  • Released: August 1970
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
22
Rose Garden
  • Released: December 1970
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
1 19 5
You're My Man
  • Released: July 1971
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
1 99
How Can I Unlove You 2 132
The Christmas Album
  • Released: November 1971
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl, cassette, CD
13
Cry
  • Released: March 1972
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl, cassette
2 114
Listen to a Country Song
  • Released: July 1972
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
3 160
Keep Me in Mind
  • Released: January 1973
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
7 201
Top of the World
  • Released: June 1973
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
7 179
Smile for Me
  • Released: March 1974
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
14
What a Man My Man Is
  • Released: November 1974
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
18
I've Never Loved Anyone More
  • Released: August 1975
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
20
All the King's Horses
  • Released: March 1976
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
20
Wrap Your Love All Around Your Man
  • Released: March 1977
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
28
I Love What Love Is Doing to Me/
He Ain't You
  • Released: August 1977
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
38
From the Inside
  • Released: September 1978
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
Outlaw Is Just a State of Mind
  • Released: March 1979
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
29
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
  • Released: July 1980
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
37
Back
  • Released: July 1983
  • Label: Permian
  • Formats: Vinyl, cassette
61
What She Does Best
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Mercury
  • Formats: Vinyl, cassette, CD
Cowboy's Sweetheart
  • Released: June 1992
  • Label: Laserlight
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
Latest and Greatest
  • Released: March 31, 1998
  • Label: Intersound
  • Formats: Cassette, CD, music download
Home for the Holidays
  • Released: December 11, 1999
  • Label: Smith
  • Formats: CD, music download
The Bluegrass Sessions
  • Released: June 28, 2005
  • Label: DM
  • Formats: CD, music download
Cowgirl
  • Released: September 20, 2008
  • Label: Showboat
  • Formats: CD, music download
Cowgirl II
  • Released: January 28, 2010
  • Label: Showboat
  • Formats: CD, music download
Bridges
  • Released: June 5, 2015
  • Label: Center Sound
  • Formats: CD, music download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

List of albums, showing relevant details
Title Album details
Live at Billy Bob's Texas
  • Release date: May 30, 1999
  • Label: Smith
  • Format: CD, digital download

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing other relevant details
Title Album details Peak chart
positions
Certifications
US
Country

[6]
US
[6]
The Best of Lynn Anderson
  • Released: December 1968
  • Label: Chart
  • Formats: Vinyl
29 180
Songs My Mother Wrote
  • Released: June 1970
  • Label: Chart
  • Formats: Vinyl
Lynn Anderson's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
  • Released: January 1971
  • Label: Chart
  • Formats: Vinyl
40
Lynn Anderson with Strings
  • Released: February 1971
  • Label: Chart
  • Formats: Vinyl
The World of Lynn Anderson
  • Released: August 1971
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
13 174
Lynn Anderson
  • Released: October 1971
  • Label: Chart
  • Formats: Vinyl
Lynn Anderson's Greatest Hits
  • Released: August 1972
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl, cassette, CD
3 129
Lynn Anderson's Greatest Hits, Volume 2
  • Released: September 1976
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl
41
Encore
  • Released: June 1981
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Vinyl, cassette
The Best of Lynn Anderson:
Memories and Desires
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Era
  • Formats: Vinyl, music download
The Best of Lynn Anderson
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Hallmark
  • Formats: Cassette, CD, music download
Anthology: The Columbia Years
  • Released: September 14, 1999
  • Label: Renaissance
  • Formats: CD
Anthology: The Chart Years
  • Released: September 28, 1999
  • Label: Renaissance
  • Formats: CD
Greatest Hits
16 Biggest Hits
  • Released: April 11, 2006
  • Label: Columbia/Legacy
  • Formats: CD, music download
Country: Lynn Anderson
  • Released: November 27, 2012
  • Label: Columbia/Legacy
  • Formats: CD
The Essential Lynn Anderson
  • Released: April 1, 2014
  • Label: Columbia Nashville/Legacy
  • Formats: CD (as The Definitive Collection on Real Gone Music), music download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

1960s–1970s[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing other relevant details
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
Country

[11]
US
[11]
US AC
[11]
CAN
Country

[12]
CAN
[13]
CAN AC
[14]
"In Person" 1966 Ride, Ride, Ride
"Ride, Ride, Ride" 36
"If I Kiss You (Will You Go Away)" 1967 5
"Too Much of You" 28
"Promises, Promises" 4 Promises, Promises
"No Another Time" 1968 8 19
"Big Girls Don't Cry" 12 1 Big Girls Don't Cry
"Flattery Will Get You Everywhere" 11 27 With Love, from Lynn
"Our House Is Not a Home" 1969 18 3
"Where's the Playground, Bobby" At Home with Lynn
"That's a No No" 2 2
"He'd Still Love Me" 15 Uptown Country Girl
"I've Been Everywhere" 1970 16 21
"Stay There 'Til I Get There" 7 22 Stay There 'Til I Get There
"No Love at All" 15 42 No Love at All
"Rose Garden" 1 3 5 1 1 18 Rose Garden
"You're My Man" 1971 1 63 6 2 75 7 You're My Man
"How Can I Unlove You" 1 63 30 1 42 14 How Can I Unlove You
"Cry" 1972 3 71 16 1 77 9 Cry
"Listen to a Country Song" 4 107 1 Listen to a Country Song
"Fool Me" 4 101 1
"Keep Me in Mind" 1973 1 104 1 Keep Me in Mind
"Top of the World" 2 74 34 1 30 Top of the World
"Sing About Love" 3 3
"Smile for Me" 1974 15 10 Smile for Me
"Talkin' to the Wall" 7 1
"What a Man My Man Is" 1 93 1 What a Man My Man Is
"He Turns It into Love Again" 1975 13 28 37 I've Never Loved Anyone More
"I've Never Loved Anyone More" 14 4
"Paradise" 26 16 All the King's Horses
"All the King's Horses" 1976 20 5
"Rodeo Cowboy" 44 42
"Sweet Talkin' Man" 23 27 Wrap Your Love All Around
Your Man
"Wrap Your Love All Around Your Man" 1977 12 6
"I Love What Love Is Doing to Me" 22 I Love What Love Is Doing to Me/
He Ain't You
"He Ain't You" 19 15
"We Got Love" 26 17
"Rising Above It All" 1978 44 21 From the Inside
"Last Love of My Life" 43
"Isn't It Always Love" 1979 10 7 Outlaw Is Just a State of Mind
"I Love How You Love Me" 18 40
"Sea of Heartbreak" 33
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s–2010s[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing other relevant details
Title Year Peak chart
positions
Album
US
Country

[11]
CAN
Country

[12]
"Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" 1980 26 23 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
"Blue Baby Blue" 23
"Midnight Train to Georgia" 1982 Memories and Desires
"You Can't Lose What You Never Had" 1983 42 Back
"What I Learned from Loving You" 18
"You're Welcome to Tonight"
(with Gary Morris)
9
"Heart of the Matter" 1984 N/A
"Didn't We Shine" 1986 45
"Read Between the Lines" 1987 38
"Under the Boardwalk" 1988 24 50 What She Does Best
"What He Does Best" 50
"How Many Hearts" 1989 69
"Don't Fence Me In" 1992 Cowboy's Sweetheart
"Cry" 2004 The Bluegrass Sessions
"Full Moon in Baghdad" 2006 Cowgirl
"I Won't Leave You Lonely" 2007 An All Star Tribute to Shania Twain
"Just Like Jesse James" An All Star Tribute to Cher
"Day One" 2010 N/A
"Drift Away Gospel" 2015 Bridges
"Get Up Joseph"
(featuring The Oak Ridge Boys)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing other relevant details
Title Year Peak chart positions Notes
US
Country

[11]
US
[11]
CAN
Country

[12]
"For Better or for Worse"
(with Jerry Lane)
1966
  • Released as a single in February 1966 via Chart Records and was not issued on an official album.[16] "For Better or for Worse" was recorded as a duet with country artist Jerry Lane. The song did reach not any chart positions.[17]
"Keeping Up Appearances"
(with Jerry Lane)
1967 49
  • Released as a single in January 1967 via Chart Records and was not issued on an official album. "Keeping Up Appearances" was recorded as a duet with country artist Jerry Lane and was the final song issued by the pair.[16]
"Mother May I"
(with Liz Anderson)
1968 21
  • Released as a single in February 1968 via RCA Victor Records.[16] The song was recorded as a duet with Anderson's mother and country artist Liz Anderson. It was the pair's only single recorded together.[18]
"Rocky Top" 1970 17 33
  • Released as a single in April 1970 via Chart Records and appeared on the studio album I'm Alright.[16][19] "Rocky Top" was released after Anderson had already started issuing singles with the larger Columbia Records.[20]
"I'm Alright" 20 112 37
  • Released as a single in October 1970 via Chart Records and appeared on the studio album of the same name.[16][19] "I'm Alright" was released after Anderson had already started issuing singles with the larger Columbia Records.[20]
"Ding-a-Ling Christmas Bell"
  • Released as a Christmas single in November 1970 via Columbia Records and appeared on Anderson's 1971 holiday effort The Christmas Album.[16][21]
"It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" 20 37
"Jim Dandy" 1971 74
  • Released as a single in April 1971 via Chart Records and appeared on the 1969 album At Home with Lynn.[16][23] "Jim Dandy" was released after Anderson had already started issuing singles with the larger Columbia Records in 1970.[20]
"He Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye" 54
  • Released as a single in July 1971 via Chart Records and appeared on the 1970 studio album Uptown Country Girl.[16][24] The song was released after Anderson had already started issuing singles with the larger Columbia Records in 1970.[20]
"One Big Family" 1985 61
"Fools for Each Other"
(with Ed Bruce)
1986 49
  • Released as a single in August 1986 via RCA Records and was recorded as duet with country artist Ed Bruce.[16] "Fools for Each Other" appeared on Bruce's studio album entitled Night Things.[26]
"Tomorrow's World" 1991 74
  • Released as a charity single in 1991 by Warner Bros. Records to honor Earth Day. Anderson was featured on the project and the group was billed as "Various Artists".[27]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video
1985 "One Big Family" (Heart of Nashville)
1990 "Tomorrow's World" (Various)

Charted B-sides[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing other relevant details
Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Notes
US
Country

[11]
"Dixieland You Will Never Die" 1976 44
  • Released as the B-side to "Rodeo Cowboy", issued on Columbia Records in May 1976.[28] Because the release charted as a double-sided single, "Dixieland You Will Never Die" reached the same position as its A-side.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "100 Greatest Women of Country Music - Lynn Anderson (#32)". Country Universe. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Promises, Promises > charts & awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Rose Garden > charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Rose Garden > charts (album)". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Back > charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Lynn Anderson Billboard chart positions > albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Search results under "Top Albums/CD's" for Lynn Anderson". RPM. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Canadian albums certifications – Lynn Anderson – Rose Garden". Music Canada. 
  9. ^ "American albums certifications – Lynn Anderson – Rose Garden". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select ', then click SEARCH
  10. ^ "American albums certifications – Lynn Anderson – Greatest Hits". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select ', then click SEARCH
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  12. ^ a b c "Results under "Country Singles" for Lynn Anderson". RPM. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  13. ^ "Search results under "Top Singles" for Lynn Anderson". RPM. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  14. ^ "Search results under "Adult Contemporary" for Lynn Anderson". RPM. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "American singles certifications – Lynn Anderson – Rose Garden". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select ', then click SEARCH
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Lynn Anderson: Discography: Singles and EP's". Rocky-52. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  17. ^ ""For Better or for Worse / We're Different" [with Jerry Lane]: Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song Lists: Rate Your Music". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  18. ^ ""Mother May I" [with Liz Anderson] / "Better Than Life Without You" [with Liz Anderson]: Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song Lists: Rate Your Music". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  19. ^ a b "I'm Alright by Lynn Anderson: Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song Lists: Rate Your Music". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  20. ^ a b c d e "Country Legend Lynn Anderson Dead at 67". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  21. ^ "The Christmas Album by Lynn Anderson: Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song Lists: Rate Your Music". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  22. ^ "Songs That Made Country Girls Famous by Lynn Anderson: Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song Lists: Rate Your Music". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  23. ^ "At Home with Lynn by Lynn Anderson: Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song Lists: Rate Your Music". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  24. ^ "Uptown Country Girl by Lynn Anderson: Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song Lists: Rate Your Music". Rate Your Music. 
  25. ^ ""One Big Family" -- Heart of Nashville (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  26. ^ "Ed Bruce -- Night Things (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  27. ^ "Various -- "Tomorrow's World" (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  28. ^ ""Rodeo Cowboy" / "Dixieland You Will Never Die" by Lynn Anderson: Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song Lists: Rate Your Music". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 24 August 2015.