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Foo Fighters discography

Foo Fighters discography

Foo Fighters playing live.
Releases
Studio albums 7
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 2
EPs 2
Singles 32
Video albums 4
Music videos 36
Other appearances 31

The discography of Foo Fighters, an American alternative rock band formed in 1994 by Dave Grohl, consists of seven studio albums, three extended plays (EPs), four video albums and twenty-eight singles. The current Foo Fighters line-up consists of Grohl (vocals and guitar), Taylor Hawkins (drums), Nate Mendel (bass), Chris Shiflett (guitar), and Pat Smear (guitar).

On October 1994, Grohl recorded an album's worth of songs in which he played all instruments in Seattle's Robert Lang Studios. He chose the name "Foo Fighters" for the project to hide his identity and passed cassettes copies of the sessions to personal friends.[1] After said tapes attracted record label interest, Grohl signed with Capitol Records, who released the results as the album Foo Fighters in 1995.[2] The album peaked at number 23 on the Billboard 200, earning a platinum certification in the United States and having lead single, "This Is a Call" on the top 10 of the UK and Australia. After extensive touring with a full-fledged band - along with Grohl were Mendel, Smear and drummer William Goldsmith - the band went into recording follow-up album The Colour and the Shape, released in 1997. The record charted higher, reaching number 10 on the Billboard 200, and with certifications of Platinum in Australia and Canada and double platinum in the US. The "Everlong" single from the album was certified gold in the US.

Following the tour for The Colour and the Shape, Foo Fighters left Capitol and Grohl decided to build a home studio in Alexandria, Virginia wanting a production away from studio interference, given the troubled recording of the previous album led to the departure of Goldsmith and Smear. Along with Mendel and new drummer Hawkins, Grohl recorded the Foo Fighters' third album There Is Nothing Left to Lose in 1999, and signed a distribution deal with RCA Records,[3] which remains their label as of 2013. The band again got certifications of platinum in the US, Australia and Canada, and had its first single to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100 with "Learn to Fly".

The Foo Fighters' fourth album One by One (2002) marked the first studio foray with Shiflett, and was their first to top the charts in the United Kingdom and Australia. The album's tour resulted in the band's first video album, 2003's Everywhere but Home. featuring live concert footage from the One by One tour. Grohl led the construction of a professional studio in Los Angeles in 2004, and recorded there the band's next two studio albums: 2005's In Your Honor, a top five hit in both the UK and Australia, and origin of the band's highest-scoring single, "Best of You";[4] and 2007's Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, which topped the charts in the UK, Australia, Canada and Belgium, and had three songs atop the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks charts.[5] The former's tour of acoustic concerts resulted in the live album Skin and Bones (2006),[6] while the latter tour had two gigs at Wembley Stadium recorded on the DVD Live at Wembley Stadium (2008).[7]

The Foo Fighters' latest album has been 2011 Wasting Light, recorded at Grohl's home in Los Angeles, and debuting at number one in twelve countries.[8] The album's first single "Rope" holds the record for the most consecutive weeks at number one on the US Rock Songs chart. Foo Fighters have sold 10 million albums in the US alone.[9]

Albums

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[10]
AUS
[11]
CAN
[12]
GER
[13]
NLD
[14]
NZ
[15]
NOR
[16]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
UK
[19]
Foo Fighters
  • Released: July 4, 1995
  • Label: Roswell, Capitol
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
23 3 5 33 22 2 18 26 3
The Colour and the Shape
  • Released: May 20, 1997
  • Label: Roswell, Capitol
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
10 5 8 41 39 10 20 10 50 3
There Is Nothing Left to Lose
  • Released: November 2, 1999
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
10 5 4 23 53 12 8 7 8
One by One 3 1 3 5 12 3 2 3 28 1
In Your Honor
  • Released: June 14, 2005
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
2 1 3 4 5 1 2 1 7 2
  • RIAA: Platinum[20]
  • ARIA: 3× Platinum[29]
  • BPI: 2× Platinum[21]
  • MC: 3× Platinum[22]
  • IFPI NOR: Gold[26]
  • IFPI SWE: Gold[27]
  • RIANZ: 4× Platinum[30]
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
  • Released: September 25, 2007
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
3 1 1 3 6 1 3 9 2 1
Wasting Light
  • Released: April 12, 2011
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[10]
AUS
[11]
CAN
[12]
GER
[13]
NLD
[14]
NZ
[15]
NOR
[16]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
UK
[19]
Greatest Hits
  • Released: November 3, 2009
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
11 1 6 8 9 1 7 12 16 4
Medium Rare
  • Released: April 16, 2011
  • Label: Roswell, RCA
  • Formats: CD, LP
51 164
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums

List of live albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[10]
AUS
[11]
GER
[13]
NOR
[16]
NZ
[15]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
UK
[19]
Skin and Bones
  • Released: November 7, 2006
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, LP
21 1 67 37 1 51 40 35

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[19]
Five Songs and a Cover[37]
  • Released: November 20, 2005
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD
iTunes Festival: London 2011
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: Digital download
167
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[38]
US
Air

[39]
US
Alt

[40]
US
Main

[41]
US
Rock

[42]
AUS
[43]
[44]
CAN
[45]
[46]
NLD
[47]
NZ
[48]
UK
[49]
[50]
"This Is a Call" 1995 35 2 6 × 9 35 32 11 5 Foo Fighters
"I'll Stick Around" 51 8 12 × 18
"For All the Cows" × 28
"Big Me" 1996 13 3 18 × 16 19
"Monkey Wrench" 1997 58 9 9 × 17 37 12 The Colour and the Shape
"Everlong" 42 3 4 × 45 34 18
"My Hero" 1998 59 6 8 × 21
"Walking After You"[I] 12 × 48 20 The X-Files soundtrack
"Learn to Fly" 1999 19 13 1 2 × 36 13 72 23 21 There Is Nothing Left to Lose
"Stacked Actors"[II] 2000 25 9 ×
"Generator"[III] × 31 151
"Breakout" 8 11 × 48 29
"Next Year" 17 × 92 42
"The One"[IV] 2002 [A] 14 20 × 21 × 77 Orange County: The Soundtrack
"All My Life" 43 41 1 3 × 20 × 95 46 5 One By One
"Times Like These" 2003 65 64 5 5 × 22 × 90 12
"Low" [B] 15 23 × 40 × 100 21
"Have It All" × 71 × 37
"Best of You" 2005 18 46 1 1 × 5 × 94 38 4 In Your Honor
"DOA" 68 67 1 5 × 39 × 86 34 25
"Resolve" × × 82 39 32
"No Way Back/Cold Day in the Sun"[V] 2006 2 6 × × 64
"The Pretender" 2007 37 59 1 1 × 10 15 39 9 8 Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
"Long Road to Ruin" 89 69 1 2 × 38 42 21 35
"Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)"[VI] 2008 × 194
"Let It Die"[VII] [C] 1 5 × 58
"Wheels" 2009 72 71 3 4 1 21 22 45 13 22 Greatest Hits
"Rope" 2011 68 58 1 1 1 55 41 31 22 Wasting Light
"Walk" 83 61 1 1 1 57 49 58 38 57
"Arlandria" 79
"These Days" [D] 94 2 5 2 60 63
"Bridge Burning" 2012 25 14 22 75
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
"×" denotes periods where charts did not exist or were not archived
  • I ^ The original version of "Walking After You" appeared on the album The Colour and the Shape. However the version that appeared on the X-Files soundtrack and was released as a single was a re-recorded version.
  • II ^ "Stacked Actors" was released only in Australia as a limited edition single.
  • III ^ "Generator" was released only in Australia and as a limited edition single in Europe.
  • IV ^ "The One" was only released in Australia but was made available by import in the US and UK.
  • V ^ "No Way Back" and "Cold Day in the Sun" were released together as a double A-side single and therefore the singles chart positions apply to both songs but the airplay charts only apply to "No Way Back".
  • VI ^ "Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)" was released as a downloadable single in the UK only.
  • VI ^ "Let It Die" was released as a downloadable single only.
  • A ^ "The One" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 but peaked on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at number 21.[54]
  • B ^ "Low" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 but peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales chart at number 10.[55]
  • C ^ "Let It Die" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 but peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales chart at number 3,[55] and on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at number 6.[54]
  • D ^ "These Days" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 but peaked on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at number 11.[56]


Promotional singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Alt

[39]
US
Main

[39]
US
Adult

[57]
BEL
Tip

[58]
CAN UK
[49]
UK
Rock

[59]
"Exhausted" 1995 Foo Fighters
"Alone+Easy Target" 1996
"Baker Street" 1998 34 "My Hero"
"Darling Nikki" 2003 15 "Have it All"
"Miracle" 2006 39 In Your Honor
"Virginia Moon"
"Keep the Car Running"[60] 2008 96
[60]
"Let It Die"
"Summer's End"[61] Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
"Word Forward"[62] 2010 109
[63]
Greatest Hits
"White Limo"[64] 2011 29 Wasting Light
"Better Off" 5
"Back & Forth"[65] 2012 24

Video albums

Year Video Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[66]
[67]
[68]
[69]
AUS
[70]
NOR
[71]
2003 Everywhere but Home
  • Released: November 25, 2003
  • Label: Roswell/RCA (#566509)
  • Format: DVD
22 1 8
2006 Skin and Bones
  • Released: November 7, 2006
  • Label: RCA (#88697024519)
  • Format: DVD
21 4 3
  • AUS: 2x Platinum[73]
Skin and Bones & Live in Hyde Park
  • Released: November 7, 2006
  • Label: RCA (#88697032399)
  • Format: DVD
14 1
  • AUS: 3× Platinum[74]
2008 Live at Wembley Stadium
  • Released: August 25, 2008
  • Label: RCA (#377594)
  • Format: DVD, Blu-ray
18 2 7
  • AUS: 2× Platinum[75]
2011 Back and Forth
  • Released: June 2011
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Format: DVD, Blu-ray
1 1 1
"—" denotes videos that did not chart.

Music videos

Year Song Director
1995 "I'll Stick Around" Gerald Casale[76]
1996 "Big Me" Jesse Peretz[76]
1997 "Monkey Wrench" Dave Grohl[76]
"Everlong" Michel Gondry[76]
1998 "My Hero" Dave Grohl[76]
"Walking After You" Matthew Rolston[76]
1999 "Learn to Fly" Jesse Peretz[76]
2000 "Breakout" The Malloys[76]
"Generator" Uncredited[77]
"Next Year" Phil Harder[78]
2002 "The One" Jesse Peretz[79]
"All My Life" Dave Grohl[80]
"Walking a Line" Jordyn Blum and Chris Osterhus[80]
"Times Like These" Liam Lynch (early version)[81][82]
Marc Klasfeld[82]
Dave Grohl and Bill Yukich (acoustic version)[83]
2004 "Low" Jesse Peretz[76]
2005 "Best of You" Mark Pellington[76]
"DOA" Mike Palmieri[84]
"Resolve"
2006 "No Way Back" Nick Wickham[85]
2007 "The Pretender" Sam Brown[86]
"Long Road to Ruin" Jesse Peretz[76]
2009 "Wheels" Sam Brown[86]
2011 "White Limo" Dave Grohl[87]
"Rope"[87]
"Bridge Burning" (Contest Winner Version*) Will Doyle & Richard Peete[88]
"Rope" (Contest Winner Version*) Djay Brawner[89]
"Dear Rosemary" (Contest Winner Version*) Karl Richter[90]
"White Limo" (Contest Winner Version*) Randy Scott Slavin[91]
"Arlandria" (Contest Winner Version*) Nicholas Spaventa[92]
"These Days" (Contest Winner Version*) Jay Hollinsworth[93]
"Back & Forth" (Contest Winner Version*) Justin Staggs[94]
"A Matter of Time" (Contest Winner Version*) Genie Wiggins[95]
"Miss the Misery" (Contest Winner Version*) Pete Levin[96]
"I Should Have Known" (Contest Winner Version*) Daniel Fickle[97]
"Walk" (Contest Winner Version*) Phil Hodges[98]
"Walk" Sam Jones[99]
"Hot Buns" Dave Grohl[100]
2012 "These Days" Wayne Isham[101]
* "Contest Winner Version" videos were commissioned and paid for by Foo Fighters and RCA Records.

Directors were picked from a national contest.[102]

Other appearances

Year Song Album
1996 "Alone+Easy Target" Big Shiny Tunes
"This Is a Call" Triple J Hottest 100 Volume 3
"Down in the Park" Songs in the Key of X: Music From and Inspired by The X-Files
1997 "This Is a Call" (live) Tibetan Freedom Concert
"Dear Lover" Scream 2: Music From The Dimension Motion Picture
1998 "Baker Street" Come Again / Essential Interpretations
"A320" Godzilla Soundtrack
"Walking After You" The X-Files: The Album
"Friend of a Friend" (live) Melody Maker: Steve Lamacq's Bootleg Session
"My Hero" Big Shiny Tunes 3
"Monkey Wrench" Triple J Hottest 100 Volume 5
1999 "My Hero" Varsity Blues Soundtrack
"I'll Stick Around" MTV: The First 1000 Years: Rock
2000 "Have a Cigar" (with Brian May) Music from and Inspired by Mission: Impossible II
"Breakout" Me, Myself & Irene Soundtrack
"Everlong" (live) Cold: Live at the Chapel
"My Hero" (Worcester Firefighters Tribute mix) WAAF Survive This!
"My Hero" (live) Live X6 Walk Unafraid
"Learn to Fly" Triple J Hottest 100 Volume 7
2001 "Generator" Triple J Hottest 100 Volume 8
"Win or Lose" Music from the Motion Picture Out Cold
"The One" Orange County: The Soundtrack
2002 "All My Life" Triple J Hottest 100 Volume 10
"Generator" Big Day Out Disrespective
"The One" Big Day Out 03
2004 "Gas Chamber" Rock Against Bush, Vol. 2
2005 "Danny Says" Little Steven's Underground Garage Presents: CBGB Forever
2006 "DOA" (live) Radio 1's Live Lounge
2007 "Band on the Run" Radio 1: Established 1967
"Razor" Catch and Release soundtrack
"Times Like These" (live) Radio 1's Live Lounge - Volume 2
2010 "Virginia Moon" (featuring Norah Jones) ...Featuring
2011 "Walk" Thor soundtrack
"Miss the Misery" Real Steel soundtrack
2013 "Fortunate Son" Wrote a Song for Everyone

References

  1. Medium Rare:
  2. iTunes Festival: London 2011:

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