DC Talk discography

DC Talk discography
Releases
Studio albums 5
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 9
EPs 3

The discography of DC Talk, a Christian music band formed in the late 1980s in Lynchburg, Virginia, consists of five studio albums, three extended plays, and twenty-three singles. The group consists of Toby McKeehan, Kevin Max, and Michael Tait. They began as a hip hop group, but in the mid-90s they reinvented themselves as a pop/rock group. In both instances, they found critical and commercial success in both the Christian music industry as well as the general market.

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
200
US
Christ.
1989 DC Talk 10
1990 Nu Thang
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: ForeFront Records
  • Format: CD, CS
5
1992 Free at Last
  • Released: November 1, 1992
  • Label: ForeFront Records
  • Format: CD, CS
1
  • RIAA: Platinum[1]
1995 Jesus Freak
  • Released: November 21, 1995
  • Label: ForeFront Records/Virgin Records
  • Format: CD, CS
16 1
1998 Supernatural
  • Released: September 22, 1998
  • Label: Virgin
  • Format: CD, CS
4 1
  • RIAA: Platinum[1]

Live albums

Year Title Label(s) Chart positions [3] Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
200
US
Christ.
1997 Welcome to the Freak Show ForeFront Records 109 3
  • RIAA: Gold[1]

Compilation albums

Year Title Label(s) Chart positions [3] Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
200
US
Christ.
2000 Intermission: the Greatest Hits ForeFront Records 81 3
  • RIAA: Gold[1]
2003 8 Great Hits
2006 The Early Years
2006 Top 5 Hits
2007 Double Take (Jesus Freak/Supernatural)
2007 Greatest Hits
2008 Two For One: Free At Last / Supernatural
2008 Greatest Hits
2009 The Ultimate Collection

Extended Plays

Year Title Label(s) Chart positions [3]
U.S.
200
U.S.
Christ.
1994 Free at Last: Extended Play Remixes ForeFront Records 35
1995 Jesus Freak (Maxi Single) AV/CD
1997 Welcome to the Freak Show – Bonus Disc
2001 Solo 142

Singles

Year Single Billboard peak chart positions CCM peak chart positions Album
U.S.
[4][5]
U.S. Top 40 U.S. AC U.S. Adult Top 40 CHR Rock AC
1989 "Heavenbound" DC Talk
"Spinnin' Around" 13
1990 "I Luv Rap Music" Nu Thang
"Can I Get A Witness?"
"Nu Thang" 3
"No More" 10
1991 "Talk It Out" 22
1992 "Walls" 18
"Jesus Is Just Alright" 2 11 Free At Last
1993 "Socially Acceptable" 1
"Time Is..." 12 22
"Lean on Me" 1 7
1994 "The Hardway" 1 25
"Say the Words" 2
"Luv Is A Verb" 15
1995 "Jesus Freak" 110 23 1 Jesus Freak
"I Wish We'd All Been Ready" 40 "Jesus Freak" single
"Mind's Eye" 1 Jesus Freak
1996 "Like It, Love It, Need It" 1
"Just Between You and Me" 29 15 24 11 1 1
"In the Light" 1 3
"What If I Stumble?" 1 3
1997 "So Help Me God" 3
"Colored People" 1 3
"Day by Day" 3
"What Have We Become?" 1 32
1998 "My Will" 1 1 Exodus
"Into Jesus" 1 2 Supernatural
"My Friend (So Long)" 1 1
1999 "Consume Me" 1 1
"Wanna Be Loved" 1 13
"Supernatural" 2
"Godsend" 1 7
2000 "It's Killing Me" 4
"Dive" 4 9
"Say The Words (Now)" 1 1 Intermission: the Greatest Hits
2002 "Let's Roll" 15 2 Non-album single
"—" denotes singles that did not chart.

Other releases

Title Year Label(s) Chart positions [3] RIAA
Certification
CRIA
Certification
The Billboard 200 Top Contemporary Christian
Free At Last – The Music (10th Anniversary) 2002 ForeFront Records
Jesus Freak: 10th Anniversary Special Edition 2006

Original collaborations

Note: This list is for dc Talk songs not found on dc Talk albums. Compilation albums (such as the "Wow" series) should not be listed here. "My Will" and "I Wish We'd All Been Ready" appear here because they were on these albums BEFORE they were on later dc Talk releases.

Year Album Song(s) / Notes Label(s)
1990 Yo! Ho Ho
  • "Yo! Ho Ho"
  • "Reason for the Season"
  • "The King (Alleluia)"
    • from 1989's DC Talk
  • "Yo! Ho Ho (Instrumental Track)"
Benson Records
1991 Addicted to Jesus (by Carman)
  • "Addicted to Jesus"
    • see music video below
1992 The Beginner’s Bibl]
  • "I Love My Neighbour"
Sparrow Records
1992 The Great Adventure by Steven Curtis Chapman
  • "Got To B Tru"
    • Songs open with clip of "Nu Thang"
    • Only Toby actually sings with SC Chapman
1994 Joyful Christmas
  • "We Three Kings"
Columbia/Sony
1995 One Way – The Songs of Larry Norman
  • "I Wish We’d All Been Ready"
    • Released same day as Jesus Freak - The Single with this song
    • Later included on Intermission: The Greatest Hits
ForeFront Records
1998 Exodus (compilation album)
  • "My Will"
    • Later appeared on almost all dc Talk's hits compilations
Rocketown Records
1998 Prince of Egypt (Inspirational) soundtrack
  • "My Deliverer"
Dreamworks Records
2000 Jesus: Music From & Inspired by the Epic Mini-Series Capitol Records
2002 Let’s Roll: Together in Unity, Faith, & Hope
  • “Let’s Roll"
    • 9/11 tribute song that briefly reunited dc Talk
Curb Records
2004 Welcome to Diverse City (by tobymac)
  • "Atmosphere (Remix)"
    • tobyMac performed song solo and with dc Talk on same album
ForeFront Records
2007 The Blood (by Kevin Max)
  • "The Cross"
Northern Records

Vocal appearances

This is a list of songs that include all three members of dc Talk.

Year Album Song(s)/Notes Label(s)
1993 Change Your World
by Michael W. Smith
  • Michael and Kevin sing backup on multiple songs
  • Toby sings intro on "I Wanna Tell the World"
  • Toby received production credits for programming
Reunion
1997 Blue Obsession
by Michael McDonald
  • "Ain’t That Peculiar"
    • Michael and Kevin can be heard at 1:15 mark and throughout
    • Toby has a quiet rap at 2:35 mark, spoken-word backing at end
    • Kevin has a backing solo at 2:46 mark
Ramp
1998 Prince of Egypt - Soundtrack
by Various Artists
  • "Humanity"
    • dc Talk along with Jessica Andrews, Clint Black, Boyz II Men, Shirley Caesar, Jesse Campbell, Carman, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Christian, Charlie Daniels, Linda Davis, Danny Glover, Jeff Goldblum, Amy Grant, The Rickey Grundy Chorale, Fred Hammond & Radical For Christ, Jars of Clay, Toby Keith, Val Kilmer, Alison Krauss, Mac McAnally, Donnie McClurkin, Brian McKnight,Helen Mirren, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Patrick Stewart, Take 6, Tyrone Tribbet and Greater Anointing, BeBe Winans and CeCe Winans
    • Kevin can be heard at 1:50 singing "Man versus man for number one"
Dreamworks
2003 Dove Hits 2002
by Various Artists
  • "In God We Trust"
    • Toby opens song with scripture reading
    • dc Talk is one of many in the "Voices of Hope" all-star lineup
    • Kevin can distinctly be heard at about 3:04 mark
    • Song was dedicated to Sept. 11 healing
    • The song was played at the Dove Awards of 2002, Michael Tait could be seen as one of the main singers.
Sparrow

Remixed songs

This list is for dc Talk songs that were remixed without involvement from dc Talk, although they are still considered part of dc Talk's official discography.

Year Album Song(s) / Notes Label(s)
2003 Smash-Ups
  • "Colored People (mixed with the Newsboys Entertaining Angels)"
  • "Jesus Freak (mixed with ZOEgirl's Dismissed)"
Sparrow Records
1998 Mixdown
  • “Socially Acceptable (Mixdown Remix)"
ForeFront Records

Audio interviews

Year Album Song(s) / Notes Label(s)
1990 Rap - Straight From the Streets
  • Brief interview with Toby
  • Includes "Spinnin' Round" from 1989's DC Talk
Benson Records

Videography

Year Title Formats RIAA Certification
1992 Rap, Rock, & Soul VHS -
1994 Narrow Is the Road VHS Gold(50,000+ sold)
1996 Jesus Freak 1996 Tour Promo Video VHS -
1997, 2003 Welcome to the Freak Show VHS (1997), DVD (2003) Gold(50,000+ sold)
1998 The dc Talk Video Collection
  • Narrow Is the Road
  • Welcome to the Freak Show
  • Video Singles
VHS Gold
1999 Sneak Peek at The Supernatural Experience VHS -
1999, 2003 The Supernatural Experience VHS (1997), DVD (2003) Platinum
2002 Free at Last: The Movie DVD -
2007 Greatest Hits - Special Edition DVD -

Music videos

Year Title Album Award Featured On* Source
1989 "Heavenbound" DC Talk
  • Rap, Rock, & Soul
Watch
1991 "Nu Thang" Nu Thang
  • Rap, Rock, & Soul
Watch
1991 "I Luv Rap Music"
  • Rap, Rock, & Soul
Watch
1992 "Walls"
  • Rap, Rock, & Soul
  • Video Singles
Watch
1993 "Jesus Is Just Alright" Free At Last
  • Narrow Is the Road
  • Video Singles
  • Free At Last - The Movie
  • Greatest Hits (2007 CD/DVD)
Watch
1994 "The Hardway"
  • Narrow Is the Road
  • Video Singles
  • Free At Last - The Movie
  • Greatest Hits (2007 CD/DVD)
Watch
1994 "Luv Is A Verb"
  • Narrow Is the Road
  • Greatest Hits (2007 CD/DVD)
Watch
1994 "I Wish We'd All Been Ready" One Way
  • WoW Hits 1997: The Videos
Watch
1995 "Jesus Freak" Jesus Freak
  • 1997 Dove Award "Best Short-Form Video"
  • 1997 Billboard Award "Best Contemporary Christian Video"
  • Video Singles
  • Welcome to the Freak Show (DVD only)
  • Greatest Hits (2007 CD/DVD)
Watch
1996 "Just Between You and Me"
  • 1998 Dove Award "Best Short-Form Video"
  • Video Singles
  • Welcome to the Freak Show (DVD)
  • Greatest Hits (2007 CD/DVD)
  • X - The Birthday Video
Watch
1997 "Colored People"
  • Video Singles
  • Welcome to the Freak Show (DVD)
  • Greatest Hits (2007 CD/DVD)
Watch
1997 "Day by Day"
  • Video Singles
Watch
1998 "My Friend (So Long)" Supernatural
  • The Supernatural Experience
  • Greatest Hits (2007 CD/DVD)
Watch
1999 "Consume Me"
  • 1999 Billboard Award "Best Contemporary Christian Video"
  • The Supernatural Experience
  • Greatest Hits (2007 CD/DVD)
Watch
  • Only official dc Talk releases are listed. Video compilations (such as the "Wow" DVDs) should not be included in this section.

Video appearances

Year Title with Artist Original Album Included On Source
1991 "Addicted to Jesus" Carman Addicted to Jesus Addicted to Jesus (VHS Long-Form Video) Watch
1994 "AKA Public School" Audio Adrenaline Don't Censor Me Big House (VHS Long-Form Video) Watch

Video contributions and interviews

Note: This list is for dc Talk songs that were remixed without involvement from dc Talk, although they are still considered part of dc Talk's official discography.

Year Video Song(s) / Notes Label(s)
1994 The Works
by The Billy Graham Crusade
  • Live performance of "Jesus Is Just Alright" from the 1994 Bill Graham Crusade
n/a
1998 X - The Birthday Album
  • Interviews
  • songs include "Jesus Freak", "Jesus is Just Alright", and "Walls".
  • Also includes Bleach covering "Heavenbound".
  • On the video version of the album has the music video for "Between You and Me".
ForeFront Records
2000 Creation Festival: The Movie
  • Live performance of "In the Light" from Creation Festival 2000
  • Interview
n/a

Tributes

  • 2006: Freaked! A Gotee Tribute to dc Talk's Jesus Freak (Gotee Records)

DC Talk: Solo

References

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