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Beck discography

Beck performing in 2006
Studio albums 11
Compilation albums 1
EPs 3
Singles 40
Music videos 38
Remix albums 1
Promotional albums 4
Collaborations 39
Soundtracks 14

The discography of Beck Hansen, better known by the stage name Beck (born Bek David Campbell), an American rock musician, singer-songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist, consists of eleven studio albums, one compilation album, one remix album, three extended plays (EPs) and forty singles. With a pop art collage of musical styles, oblique and ironic lyrics, and postmodern arrangements incorporating samples, drum machines, live instrumentation and sound effects, Beck has been hailed by critics and the public throughout his musical career as being amongst the most creative and idiosyncratic musicians of 1990s and 2000s alternative rock.

Beck released his debut album Golden Feelings through independent record label Sonic Enemy in 1993. Later that year, his first singles, "Loser" and "MTV Makes Me Want to Smoke Crack", helped to quickly gain the attention of major record labels. In early 1994, after issuing Stereopathetic Soulmanure on Los Angeles based independent Flipside Records, Beck made his major label debut with DGC Records, releasing Mellow Gold on March 1, 1994. The album's lead single "Loser" (previously available only as a standalone single on Bong Load Custom Records) reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and helped introduce Beck to a mainstream audience. That year, he released a third album, One Foot in the Grave, on indie label K Records, which included appearances by members of Beat Happening, The Presidents of the United States of America and Built to Spill. Beck released the breakthrough album Odelay on June 18, 1996, which included the successful singles "Where It's At" and "The New Pollution". In addition to critical acclaim, Odelay would go on to see double platinum certification in both the US and Canada. His next two albums, Mutations (1998) and Midnite Vultures (1999) maintained the eclectic sound Beck had become known for and saw favorable reviews with continued chart success. In 2002, Sea Change was released to considerable praise from both fans and critics, becoming Beck's first US Top 10 album, supported by a tour that featured The Flaming Lips as his backing band. Beck issued Guero on March 29, 2005, which would become his most successfully charting album to date, reaching #2 on the US Billboard 200. The album's first single "E-Pro" topped the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, a feat not achieved by any Beck song since "Loser", over a decade earlier. Two additional US Top 10 albums followed, including The Information (2006) and Modern Guilt (2008), the latter of which gave Beck his first ever Top 10 placing on the UK Albums Chart.


Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
Golden Feelings
Stereopathetic Soulmanure
  • Released: February 22, 1994
  • Label: Flipside (FLIP60)
  • Formats: CD, LP
Mellow Gold
  • Released: March 1, 1994
  • Label: DGC (24634)
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
12 53 33 7 41 61 81 18 23 41
One Foot in the Grave
  • Released: June 27, 1994
  • Label: K (KLP28)
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
  • Released: June 18, 1996
  • Label: DGC (24823)
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
16 20 14 12 30 16 27 23 16 17
  • Released: November 3, 1998
  • Label: DGC (25309)
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
13 24 46 5 49 15 18 24 24
Midnite Vultures
  • Released: November 23, 1999
  • Label: DGC (069490485)
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
34 34 42 8 46 12 88 3 33 19
Sea Change
  • Released: September 24, 2002
  • Label: Geffen (0694933932)
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD, SACD, LP
8 15 30 5 38 34 53 1 26 20
Guero 2 14 20 2 33 5 38 5 30 15
The Information
  • Released: October 3, 2006
  • Label: Interscope (B00076700)
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
7 31 32 6 78 17 58 20 37 Template:Efn
Modern Guilt
  • Released: July 8, 2008
  • Label: Interscope (B0011507)
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
4 13 32 4 63 12 33 20 21 9
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Stray Blues
  • Released: June 1, 2000
  • Label: Geffen (MVCZ10113)
  • Formats: CD

Remix albums

List of remix albums, with selected chart positions and sales figures
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
  • Released: December 13, 2005
  • Label: Interscope (B0005650)
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
191 131

Extended plays

List of extended plays
Title Album details
A Western Harvest Field by Moonlight
  • Released: January 1994
  • Label: Fingerpaint (FP002EP)
  • Formats: 10"
  • Released: February 12, 2001
  • Label: DGC (0694908672)
  • Formats: CD
Hell Yes
  • Released: February 1, 2005
  • Label: Interscope (INTR113482)
  • Formats: CD, 12"


List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album


"MTV Makes Me Want to Smoke Crack"Template:Efn 1993 Non-album singles
"Steve Threw Up"[25] 1994
"Loser" 10 1 8 18 7 28 21 5 6 15 Mellow Gold
"Pay No Mind (Snoozer)"[26]
"Beercan" 22
"It's All in Your Mind" 1995 One Foot in the Grave
(as Mr. Hansen)
Non-album single
"Where It's At" 1996 61 5 71 47 68 34 49 25 Odelay
"Devils Haircut" 94 23 84 51 22
"The New Pollution" 1997 78 9 39 95 14
"Sissyneck" 30
"Jack-Ass" 73 15 Template:Efn
"Deadweight" 16 73 60 23 A Life Less Ordinary soundtrack
"Tropicalia" 1998 21 66 49 39 Mutations
"Cold Brains"[27] 1999
"Nobody's Fault but My Own"[28]
"Sexx Laws" 15 74 27 Midnight Vultures
"Mixed Bizness" 2000 36 34
"Nicotine & Gravy"
"Lost Cause" 2002 36 41 Sea Change
"Guess I'm Doing Fine"[29]
"Frontin' on Debra"
(DJ Reset featuring Beck, Jay-Z and Pharrell)
2004 Template:Efn Non-album single
"E-Pro" 2005 65 1 44 31 Guero
"Girl" 100 8 45
"Hell Yes"[30]
"Nausea" 2006 13 The Information
"Cellphone's Dead"[31]
"Think I'm in Love" 22
"Timebomb"Template:Efn 2007 103 29 40 154 Non-album single
"Chemtrails"[32] 2008 Modern Guilt
"Gamma Ray" 19
"Modern Guilt"[33]
"Green Light"Template:Efn 2009 Non-album single
"Heaven Can Wait"
(Charlotte Gainsbourg featuring Beck)
72 IRM
"Let's Get Lost"[36]
(with Bat for Lashes)
2011 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack
"Looking for a Sign"[37] 2012 Jeff, Who Lives at Home soundtrack
"I Just Started Hating Some People Today"[38]
(with Jack White)
Non-album singles
"Defriended"[39] 2013
"I Won't Be Long"[40]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


The following releases include contributions from Beck as a producer, songwriter and/or performer.

Year Artist Release Additional information
1992 Black Fag Parerga Y Paralipomena Producer of EP
1994 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Orange Co-writer and vocals on "Flavor"
The Geraldine Fibbers Get Thee Gone Writer, guitar and vocals on "Blue Cross"
1995 Caspar and Mollüsk Caspar and Mollüsk Vocals and noise on "Twig"
Black Fag 11 Harrow House Producer of album
1997 Forest for the Trees Forest for the Trees Backing vocals on "Infinite Cow", Harmonica on "Fall"
1998 Kahimi Karie Kahimi Karie Harmonica on "Lolitapop Dollhouse"
Various artists The Rugrats Movie soundtrack Vocals on "This World Is Something New to Me" which includes The B-52's, B-Real, Gordon Gano, Iggy Pop, Lisa Loeb, Patti Smith and a variety of other artists
Amnesia Lingus Harmonica on "Drop Down"
1999 Forest for the Trees The Sound of Wet Paint Co-writer and vocals on "Jet Engine"
2001 Air 10 000 Hz Legend Co-writer and vocals on "The Vagabond" and "Don't Be Light", Harmonica on "The Vagabond"
2002 Marianne Faithfull Kissin' Time Producer and writer on "Sex With Strangers", "Like Being Born" and "Nobody's Fault"; guitar, synthesizer, percussion and backing vocals on select tracks
Pearl Jam "Don't Believe in Christmas" single Vocals and guitar on "Sleepless Nights"
2003 Macy Gray The Trouble With Being Myself Guitar and backing vocals on "It Ain't the Money"
Pink (with William Orbit) Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle soundtrack Co-writer on "Feel Good Time"; later appeared on non-US versions of Try This
2004 Sia Colour the Small One Co-writer on "The Bully"
2005 Various artists "Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?" single Vocals on all versions of "Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?" which includes members of Arcade Fire, Rilo Kiley, Wolf Parade and a variety of other artists and celebrities
2007 The White Stripes "Conquest" maxi-single Co-producer and co-writer on "It's My Fault for Being Famous", "Cash Grab Complications on the Matter" and "Honey, We Can't Afford to Look This Cheap"
2008 Sia Some People Have Real Problems Backing vocals on "Academia" and "Death by Chocolate"
2009 Charlotte Gainsbourg IRM Producer and writer of album; guitar, bass, drum programming, synthesizer, percussion, piano, marimba, keyboard bass and vocals on select tracks
2010 Jamie Lidell Compass Co-writer on "Coma Chameleon"; guitar, synthesizer and backing vocals on select tracks
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Now I Got Worry deluxe edition Synthesizer on "Roosevelt Hotel Blues"
Tobacco Maniac Meat Vocals on "Fresh Hex" and "Grape Aerosmith"
2011 The Lonely Island Turtleneck & Chain Co-writer on "Attracted to Us"
Thurston Moore Demolished Thoughts Producer of album; synthesizer, bass and backing vocals on select tracks
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Mirror Traffic Producer of album
2012 Philip Glass, Various Artists Rework_Philip Glass Remixed Beck served as both a curator and a performer on the album, providing original remix content and working with American composer Philip Glass and producer Hector Castillo to locate musicians—including Amon Tobin, Tyondai Braxton, Nosaj Thing, and Memory Tapes—whose work had also been influenced by Glass

Remix contributions

The following releases feature songs that have been remixed by Beck.

Year Artist Release Song(s) Additional Information
1995 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Experimental Remixes "Flavor Part 1" and "Flavor Part 2" (with Mario Caldato Jr. and Mike D)
1998 Air "Kelly Watch the Stars" single "Sexy Boy" (Sex Kino Mix); later appeared on Moon Safari reissue
Björk "Alarm Call" single "Alarm Call" (Bjeck Mix)
2000 David Bowie "Seven" single "Seven" (Beck Mix); later appeared on Hours... reissue
2007 Dr. Dog "The Girl" (Beck Remix) single "The Girl" (Beck Remix)
2010 Norah Jones Chasing Pirates remix EP "Chasing Pirates" (Droogs Remix)
Lykke Li Get Some iTunes EP "Get Some" (Beck Remix)
2012 The White Stripes The White Stripes/The Dead Weather split "The Hardest Button to Button" (Beck Remix)
Philip Glass Rework_Philip Glass Remixed "NYC: 73-78" (Beck Remix) Beck served as both a curator and a performer on the album, which was produced in honor of the 75th birthday of composer American composer Philip Glass.

Record Club

Main article: Record Club

In 2009 Beck founded Record Club, an informal meeting of various musicians with the goal of recording an album in one day. To date, albums covered include:


The following is a list of Beck songs that have appeared on film and television soundtracks.

Year Song(s) Soundtrack Label(s)
1997 "Leave Me On the Moon"
"Last Night I Traded My Soul's Innermost For Some Pickled Fish"
"Underwater Music"
Kill the Moonlight: The Motion Picture Soundtrack Sympathy for the Record Industry
"Feather in Your Cap" SubUrbia: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack DGC Records
"Deadweight" A Life Less Ordinary Original Soundtrack A&M Records
1999 "Drivin' Nails in My Coffin" (with Willie Nelson) The Hi-Lo Country Motion Picture Soundtrack TVT Records
2001 "Diamond Dogs" Moulin Rouge! Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film Universal Music
2004 "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime" (with Jon Brion) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Original Soundtrack Hollywood Records
2005 "Scarecrow" Music from The O.C.: Mix 4 Warner Bros./WEA Records
2006 "There is No Place in This World for Me"
"10,000 Pesos"
"Tender Beasts of the Spangled Night"
Nacho Libre: Music from the Motion Picture Lakeshore Records
2007 "Black Tambourine" (film version) David Lynch's Inland Empire Soundtrack David Lynch Music Company
2010 "Bad Blood" True Blood: Music from the HBO Original Series, Vol. 2 Elektra Records
"Let's Get Lost" (with Bat for Lashes) The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Atlantic/Chop Shop Records
"Ramona" (acoustic version)
"Garbage Truck" (deluxe edition bonus)
"Threshold" (deluxe edition bonus)
"Summertime" (deluxe edition bonus)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ABKCO Records
"Katayanagi Twins vs. Sex Bob-Omb" (with Cornelius) Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: Original Score ABKCO Records
2012 "Looking for a Sign" Jeff, Who Lives at Home Soundtrack (iTunes only single) Iliad Records

Compilation appearances

The following is a list of non-album tracks by Beck that have appeared on compilations, including tributes and samplers.

Year Song Compilation Label
1993 "Whiskey-Faced, Radioactive, Blowdryin' Lady" KXLU 88.9 FM Los Angeles – Live, Volume One no label
1994 "The World May Loose its Motion" Periscope: Another Yoyo Compilation Yoyo Recordings
"In a Cold Ass Fashion" Jabberjaw: Good to the Last Drop Mammoth Records
"Bogusflow" DGC Rarities Volume 1 DGC Records
"Mexico" Rare on Air: Live Performances Vol. 1 Mammoth Records
1995 "Girl of My Dreams" (with members of that dog.) The Poop Alley Tapes: A Compilation of 31 Los Angeles Bands WIN Records
"Trouble All My Days" Fast Forward Sampler: 2nd Edition Brinkman Records
1996 "Thunder Peel" (alternate version) Volume +it 16: Copulation Explosion! Volume
"Clock" Swagalicious! Geffen Records
"Title Unknown, Sleeping Bag" Yo Yo a Go Go Yoyo Recordings
"Make Out City (Where It's At Remix)" Vans Warped Music Sampler Uni Distribution
"The Little Drum Machine Boy" Just Say Noël Geffen Records
"Untitled" KXLU 88.9 FM Demolisten: Volume 2 No Life Records
1997 "It's All in Your Mind" The Bridge School Concerts Vol. One Reprise Records
"Lampshade" Modern Day Paintings by Original Artists Fingerpaint Records
"One Foot in the Grave" WBCNTemplate:Dn Naked Disc: A Collection of Unreleased Performances Wicked Disc
"Asshole" Tibetan Freedom Concert Capitol Records
1998 "Close to God" Selector Dub Narcotic K Records
1999 "Electric Music and the Summer People" MOM 3: Music For Our Mother Ocean Hollywood Records
"Sin City" (with Emmylou Harris) Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons Almo Sounds
"Nobody's Fault but My Own" SNL25: Saturday Night Live – The Musical Performances Volume 2 DreamWorks Records
"Halo of Gold" More Oar: A Tribute to the Skip Spence Album Birdman Records
2000 "Boyz" At Home with the Groovebox Grand Royal Records
"Put It in Neutral" Hot Wild Drive in the City – Car Compilation Gusto Productions
"Peach Picking Time Down in Georgia" (with Willie Nelson) Farm Aid Volume One: Live Redline Entertainment
2001 "Your Cheatin' Heart" Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute Lost Highway
"Debra" 2 Meter Sessies Volume 10 Universal TV
"Stagolee" Avalon Blues: A Tribute to the Music of Mississippi John Hurt Vanguard Records
"Lonesome Whistle" KCRW: Sounds Eclectic Palm Pictures
2003 "I'm So Glad" Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: The Soul of a Man Columbia Records
2004 "True Love Will Find You in the End" The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered Gammon Records
2005 "Funky Lil' Song" Dimension Mix: A Tribute to Dimension 5 Records Eenie Meenie Records
"Round the Bend" Gilles Peterson Presents the BBC Sessions Volume 1 Ether Records
2006 "Nausea (The Chap Remix)" 99X // Live X 11 – Strange Apparition no label
2007 "Lost Cause" The Saturday Sessions: The Dermot O'Leary Show EMI Records
"Nausea" Live from SNL: Music Performances from Saturday Night Live Sony BMG Music
2009 "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" War Child Presents Heroes Astralwerks
2010 "Volcano" (acoustic version) Hear to Help: A Compilation Benefitting the Haiti Recovery Effort no label
2012 "Corrina, Corrina" Every Mother Counts 2012 Starbucks Entertainment

Music videos

Year Song Director Album
1993 "Loser" Steve Hanft Mellow Gold
1994 "Pay No Mind (Snoozer)"
"Beercan" Steve Hanft, Ross Harris
"Fuckin' with My Head (Mountain Dew Rock)" Ross Harris
1996 "Where It's At" Steve Hanft Odelay
"Devils Haircut" Mark Romanek
1997 "The New Pollution" Beck Hansen
"Jack-Ass" Steve Hanft
"Deadweight" Michel Gondry Odelay: Deluxe Edition
1999 "Sexx Laws" Beck Hansen Midnite Vultures
2000 "Mixed Bizness" Stéphane Sednaoui
"Nicotine & Gravy" Fullerene[41]
2002 "Lost Cause: Version 1" Niels Alpert Sea Change
"Lost Cause: Version 2" Garth Jennings
"Guess I'm Doing Fine" Spike Jonze
"Little One" Michael Palmieri
"The Golden Age" Steve Hanft
"Round the Bend" Jeremy Blake
"Lonesome Tears" Jason Lee
2005 "E-Pro" Shynola Guero
"Girl" Motion Theory
"Hell Yes" Garth Jennings
"Black Tambourine" Associates in Science
"Ghettochip Malfunction" Mumbleboy GameBoy Variations
"Gameboy/Homeboy" Wyld File
"Bad Cartridge"
"Bit Variations in B-Flat"
"Funky Lil' Song" Ross Harris, Joel Fox Dimension Mix
2006 "Nausea: Version 2" Patrick Daughters The Information
"Nausea: Version 3"
"Nausea: Version 4"
"Cellphone's Dead: Version 2" Michel Gondry
2008 "Gamma Ray: Version 1" Modern Guilt
"Gamma Ray: Version 2" Jess Holzworth
"Youthless" Kris Moyes
"Modern Guilt" Jess Holzworth




  1. Mellow Gold:
  2. Mellow Gold:
  3. Odelay:
  4. "Where It's At", "Devils Haircut", "Deadweight" and "Sexx Laws":
  5. "Where It's At":
  6. "Devils Haircut":
  7. "The New Pollution":
  8. "Tropicalia":
  9. "Timebomb":
  10. "Timebomb":

External links

  • Official website
  • AllMusic
  • Discogs
  • Template:MusicBrainz meta discography at MusicBrainz
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