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timjimlee
post Dec 30 2016, 10:46 AM
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On playing George Michael's first three Solo UK Studio Albums this morning I noticed a high percentage of (UK) Singles on the Albums (more than 50% overall),

Faith 6 out of 11 tracks
Listen Without Prejudice 5 out of 10 tracks
Older 6 out of 11 tracks (only including 1 track for Double A Single "You Have Been Loved / The Strangest Thing '97" but arguably 7 out of 11 tracks released as Singles).

So 17 out of 32 overall (all Top 50 charted Singles).

Are there any other Artists out there that have released more than 50% Singles from their first 3 Studio Albums?
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post Dec 30 2016, 10:48 AM
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If we go with the standard 12 track version of Sigma's 'Life', they released 7 singles (8 if you want to include Ella Eyre's Good Times)!
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post Dec 30 2016, 10:51 AM
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QUOTE(lewistgreen @ Dec 30 2016, 10:48 AM) *
If we go with the standard 12 track version of Sigma's 'Life', they released 7 singles (8 if you want to include Ella Eyre's Good Times)!

Not bad but that is just from their Debut Album I was really looking for an Artist that had sustained more than 50% singles over first 3 Albums.
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post Dec 30 2016, 10:56 AM
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Shania Twain if you ignore her debut which most do anyway kink.gif
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post Dec 30 2016, 10:58 AM
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Calvin Harris had a fair few in the last album era although he cheated a bit with the pre album releases.

Michael Jackson released a fair few from Thriller from No 1982 - 1984 -

The Girl Is Mine
Billie Jean
Beat It
Wanna Be Startin Something
Happy
Say Say Say (Not sure if this was a Paul McCartney or Michael Jackson song)
Thriller
P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing)
Farewell My Summer Love
Girl Your So Together

EDIT - I'm pretty sure this may be beyond his first 3 debuts but I'm not sure?


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post Dec 30 2016, 11:01 AM
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Calvin Harris - 18 Months had the following as singles

Bounce
Feel So Close
We Found Love
We'll Be Coming Back
I Need Your Love
Drinking From the Bottle
Sweet Nothing
Let's Go
Thinking About You

and those were just the official singles! Iron and Awooga were also released as promo singles before the album.

That's 11 out of 15 tracks. Just 4 were kept as album tracks, and 3 of those were interludes laugh.gif
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post Dec 30 2016, 11:02 AM
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I've changed the title of the topic if that's ok to make it less specific happy.gif to allow for more discussion.
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post Dec 30 2016, 11:03 AM
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QUOTE(John-James @ Dec 30 2016, 10:56 AM) *
Shania Twain if you ignore her debut which most do anyway kink.gif

Yes an impressive release schedule from third Album ("Come On Over") but even 2nd Album failed to yield a Single that made the Top 75 in UK (not sure the eight Singles released from the Album were all released in UK).
It would have been a bit of a stretch to release 8 Singles from an Album none of which were a Hit in the UK.
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post Dec 30 2016, 11:06 AM
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QUOTE(Dancember @ Dec 30 2016, 11:02 AM) *
I've changed the title of the topic if that's ok to make it less specific happy.gif to allow for more discussion.

Agreed but It would be good to see whether George Michael wins out over the 3 Albums so if anyone has any ideas on that it would be appreciated.
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post Dec 30 2016, 11:10 AM
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QUOTE(Steve201 @ Dec 30 2016, 10:58 AM) *
Calvin Harris had a fair few in the last album era although he cheated a bit with the pre album releases.

Michael Jackson released a fair few from Thriller from No 1982 - 1984 -

The Girl Is Mine
Billie Jean
Beat It
Wanna Be Startin Something
Happy
Say Say Say (Not sure if this was a Paul McCartney or Michael Jackson song)
Thriller
P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing)
Farewell My Summer Love
Girl Your So Together

EDIT - I'm pretty sure this may be beyond his first 3 debuts but I'm not sure?


Happy, Say Say Say, Farewell My Summer Love and Girl You're So Together weren't from albums. Well Say Say Say was from McCartney's album Pipes Of Peace. The others were on Motown.
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post Dec 30 2016, 11:13 AM
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Although 'Off The Wall' wasn't Michael Jackson's first solo album - he had released 4 as a child singer when with Motown records - it's the one that that kickstarted his mainstream chart career as an adult singer.

Each of the albums he released as an adult solo star in the 80s had at least 5 tracks released as singles:

Off The Wall: 5 out of 10 tracks released as singles

Thriller: 6 / 9

Bad: 8 /10 (9 / 11 on CD version)

then into the 90s:

Dangerous: 9 / 14
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post Dec 30 2016, 11:15 AM
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Repackaged version of 'New Eyes' by Clean Bandit saw 8 out of 15 tracks released

A + E
Mozart's House
Dust Clears
Rather Be
Extraordinary
Come Over
Real Love
Stronger


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post Dec 30 2016, 11:24 AM
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Not strictly in keeping with the topic of the thread but 9 singles were released from Michael Jackson's 'Bad', out of 11 songs on it, that's 82%, which I'm pretty certain is the highest proportion of singles released from one album.

If we change the rules slightly to consider any three consecutive studio albums rather than just debut albums, then:

Thriller: 7 out of 9
Bad: 9 out of 11
Dangerous: 9 out of 14

That gives a staggering 25 out of 34 songs releases as singles, which is 74% and puts George Michael's figure to shame!

What's even more impressive is that all but one of those 25 singles made the Top 40.
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post Dec 30 2016, 12:51 PM
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Rihanna released eight singles from GGGB:

Umbrella
Shut Up and Drive
Hate That I Love You
Don't Stop The Music
Take A Bow
Disturbia
Rehab
If I Never See Your Face Again

And not from the album but in this era she also released Live Your Life.

Rated R and Loud had six and seven singles respectively also, although not all of them hit the UK top 40 like GGGB.



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post Dec 30 2016, 01:11 PM
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Madonna, if you don't include Who's That Girl as it was a soundtrack featuring other artists has over 50% of singles released from her first 4 studio albums:

Madonna - 5/8 released
Like A Virgin - 5/10 released
True Blue - 5/9 released
Like A Prayer - 6/11 released

= 55%


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post Dec 30 2016, 01:32 PM
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QUOTE(crazy christmas @ Dec 30 2016, 11:10 AM) *
Happy, Say Say Say, Farewell My Summer Love and Girl You're So Together weren't from albums. Well Say Say Say was from McCartney's album Pipes Of Peace. The others were on Motown.


When I seen this on polyhex I suspected some were non album releases!
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post Dec 30 2016, 01:38 PM
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QUOTE(girlsaloudjunkie @ Dec 30 2016, 01:11 PM) *
Madonna, if you don't include Who's That Girl as it was a soundtrack featuring other artists has over 50% of singles released from her first 4 studio albums:

Madonna - 5/8 released
Like A Virgin - 5/10 released
True Blue - 5/9 released
Like A Prayer - 6/11 released

= 55%

Thanks for that girlsaloudjunkie, I had overlooked Madonna but she did indeed have a higher percentage than George Michael over first 3 Studio Albums - surprising to see that "Everybody" and "Burning Up" didn't chart but after that it was Top 20 Singles all the way..
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Janet Jackson's Control had had 7/9 tracks released as singles

If you exclude the interludes, Rhythm Nation 1814 had 8/12. janet. had 9/15 excluding interludes and counting a double-A side.

They aren't technically her first 3 albums, but like her brother, people tend to not count her pre-Control albums.


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David Guetta - Nothing But The Beat spawned 10 singles:-

Sweat
Where Dem Girls At?
Little Bad Girl
Without You
Titanium
Turn Me On
I Can Only Imagine

Post Re-issue:-

She Wolf (Falling To Pieces)
Just One Last Time
Play Hard
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QUOTE(timjimlee @ Dec 30 2016, 10:46 AM) *
On playing George Michael's first three Solo UK Studio Albums this morning I noticed a high percentage of (UK) Singles on the Albums (more than 50% overall),

Faith 6 out of 11 tracks
Listen Without Prejudice 5 out of 10 tracks
Older 6 out of 11 tracks (only including 1 track for Double A Single "You Have Been Loved / The Strangest Thing '97" but arguably 7 out of 11 tracks released as Singles).

So 17 out of 32 overall (all Top 50 charted Singles).

Are there any other Artists out there that have released more than 50% Singles from their first 3 Studio Albums?


Wham were also similar -

Fantastic - 4/8 (Wham Rap, Young Guns, Bad Boys, Club Tropicana)
Make It Big - 4/8 (Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, Everything She Wants, Freedom, Careless Whisper)
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