Regina Hall

Regina Hall

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Regina Hall
Born (1970-12-12) December 12, 1970 (age 45)[1]
Washington, D.C., United States
Occupation Actress, comedienne
Years active 1992–present

Regina Hall (born December 12, 1970) is an American film and television actress and comedienne known for her lead role of Brenda Meeks in four of the five Scary Movie films, Candace in Think Like a Man and its sequel Think Like a Man Too and as Corretta Lipp in the FOX comedy-drama Ally McBeal.

Personal life[edit]

Hall was born on December 12, 1970 in Washington, D.C.,[1] the daughter of a contractor father, Odie Hall, and a teacher mother, Ruby.[2][3] She graduated from New York University in 1997 with a Master’s degree in Journalism.[4] She wanted a career with impact and envisioned “the life” of a scribe. Her first semester changed drastically when her father died. “It was sudden. And I think when sudden events that are painful happen in your life, you know, they redirect your course,” Hall reflected. “When you’re young, you don’t grasp the gravity of life. But when you lose someone and you’re young, you do. And so I think that started me thinking about what I really wanted to do in life. And I know my father would have wanted me to finish school. So I did that.”[5] She began a career in the entertainment industry, starting off with a guest appearance on Sadat X‘s 1996 album Wild Cowboys on the track, “The Interview”.

Around 2004, Hall’s mother was diagnosed with scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease. Therefore, when not working in Hollywood, Hall can be found volunteering for the care of senior citizens at a Sherman Oaks, California convalescent home twice a week as well as raising public awareness for the disease. “When my mom was diagnosed, I didn’t know much about the condition. But Dana Delany, who is an actress and now a friend of mine, put me in touch with Bob Saget. Bob had made a television movie about scleroderma years ago because his sister had died from it. That was back when they didn’t even know what it was. Anyway, Bob had a group called the Scleroderma Research Foundation, so I donated to that and my mother even went to the doctor Bob had suggested, who happened to be over at Johns Hopkins.”[6] At age 40, Hall unsuccessfully tried to become a nun after a bad break-up. Hall had previously wanted to become a nun at the age of 14. She was refused for being too old, as the cut off age is 39 and for having too many sexual partners.[7]

In 2014, she signed as an ambassador for Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds. Hall has also voiced her admiration for Taylor. “I love Elizabeth Taylor. The reason I always was such a fan, I read her New York Times Best seller. She was one of the people who I felt equally possessed the same amount of talent as she did beauty. Her work that she did throughout her entire career–I watched her on “General Hospital” what I always loved about her was that she was elegant. Whenever I do red carpet looks one of the things that I like is to always make sure that there’s a sense of elegance and class. And I felt like she always exuded that.”[8]

Career[edit]

In 1997, Hall appeared in her first television commercial at the age of 26. Her television career initially began with a role on the soap opera Loving, and guest appearances on the FOX police drama New York Undercover. She had a small part in the 1999 film The Best Man. She left a lasting impression on viewers with her portrayal of the character Candace “Candy” Sparks. Hall reflected: “It was my very first movie. I met Sanaa Lathan on it, and we did Love and Basketball together, which was my second film. And then, at that point, I was visiting L.A. to stay and it led to a third film and a fourth film. And it was really a big deal because I’d never been on a set before.”[9] It signaled a pivotal point for Hall’s career. As a key member of the all-star cast, she welcomed rising-star status in “blackHollywood“.

Hall gained more recognition with her role in the comedy-horror-spoof Scary Movie (and the sequels Scary Movie 2, Scary Movie 3, and Scary Movie 4) portraying the obnoxious, sex-crazed Brenda Meeks, and the TV movie Disappearing Acts. The Scary Movie films would become some of her best known roles.[10] In 2001, Hall landed the role of Coretta Lipp on the prime-time drama Ally McBeal, which was originally a recurring role over several episodes but was made a main character in the 5th season of the show. A year later, she starred in the action-drama Paid in Full, a film directed by Charles Stone III. Since then, she has appeared in leading roles in films such as Malibu’s Most Wanted, King’s Ransom and The Honeymooners.[11]

She appeared in the film Law Abiding Citizen in 2009.[12][13] She had a role in the 2010 Danneel Harris and Arielle Kebbel film Mardi Gras. From its fall 2010 debut until a series overhaul in January 2011, Regina Hall portrayed Deputy District Attorney Evelyn Price on Law & Order: LA. In addition to being an actress and advocate, Regina Hall announced in November 2010 that she is now writing for ABILITY Magazine.[14]

In 2012, she portrayed Candace Hall in Steve Harvey’s movie Think Like a Man, a romantic comedy based on his book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. Hall reprised her role as Candace Sparks in The Best Man Holiday in 2013. She believed the characters had evolved from the first film. Hall felt The Best Man Holiday was different from any sequel she had ever done before since it was not “immediate” and it had been fourteen years since the release of the original. Hall felt the first film had “the joy of the wedding” and in the sequel “they come together for the holidays, but it’s deeper than that. This one’s definitely different, but we still laughed. There was so much laughter behind the scenes.”[9] Hall joked about how all of the male members of the cast were married while all of the women were not, stating that Morris Chestnut was happily married while walking around “with his shirt off!”[15]

Hall appeared in the 2014 film About Last Night, costarring Kevin Hart.[16][17] She and Hart were seen as the film’s highlight as they had a “great dynamic together” and the two were credited with having the funniest lines in the film. All of the cast was seen as having a “perfect mix of charisma and likability”.[18] Jessica Herndon of the Associated Press stated “Hart and Hall are the best part of this film. They play the couple you know all too well: fiery, able to press one another’s buttons and always caught in the makeup to breakup game.” Negative reviews of the film also praised the pairing of Hall with Kevin Hart. Mick LaSalle of The San Francisco Chronicle expressed that Hart was “well paired for Hall, who matches him for comedy.”[19] At the time of the film’s release, both Hall and Hart expressed interest in working on other projects together.[20] About Last Night was her third ensemble film and Hall reflected that she learned from actors she worked with in ensembles.[21]

Hall reprised her role as Candace Hall in Think Like a Man Too. She revealed what members of the cast partied the most in the film shortly before the movie’s release. “Everyone kind of had their fun, I’m not gonna lie. We went out, we gambled. Kevin [Hart] parties. There were parties, and we all went. It was good fun”.[22] In July 2014, it was announced Hall would star in Lifetime film, entitled With This Ring, with Eve and Jill Scott.[23][24]

In the 2015 film People Place Things, Hall had a major role as the love interest of a newly divorced man.

Awards and nominations[edit]

2003 NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, for Ally McBeal (nominated)

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Best Man Candace “Candy” Sparks
2000 Love & Basketball Lena Wright
2000 Scary Movie Brenda Meeks
2001 Scary Movie 2 Brenda Meeks
2002 The Other Brother Vicki
2002 Paid in Full Keisha
2003 Malibu’s Most Wanted Shondra
2003 Scary Movie 3 Brenda Meeks
2005 King’s Ransom Peaches Clarke
2005 The Honeymooners Trixie Norton
2005 Six Months Later Keri
2006 Scary Movie 4 Brenda Meeks
2006 Danika Evelyn
2006 The Elder Son Susan
2006 Last Holiday Jackie
2008 First Sunday Omunique
2008 Superhero Movie Mrs. Xavier
2009 Law Abiding Citizen Kelly Rice
2010 Death at a Funeral Michelle Barnes
2011 Mardi Gras: Spring Break Ann Marie
2012 Think Like a Man Candace Hall
2013 The Best Man Holiday Candace “Candy” Sparks-Murch
2014 About Last Night Joan Derrickson
2014 Think Like a Man Too Candace Hall
2015 People Places Things Diane
2015 Vacation Nancy Peterson
2016 Barbershop: The Next Cut Angie
2016 When the Bough Breaks Laura Taylor Filming
2016 The Best Man Wedding Candace “Candy” Sparks-Murch Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Loving Unknown Episode: “13 August 1992”
1997 New York Undercover Tammy Episode: “No Place Like Hell”
2000 Disappearing Acts Portia Television movie
2000 NYPD Blue Sharice Warner Episode: “Little Abner”
2001–2002 Ally McBeal Corretta Lipp 25 episodes
Nominated—Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
2010–2011 Law & Order: Los Angeles Deputy D.A. Evelyn Price 7 episodes
2013 Second Generation Wayans Regina 4 episodes
2015 With This Ring Trista Television movie

The Purge 3

The Purge 3

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The Purge 3
Directed by James DeMonaco
Produced by Jason Blum
Michael Bay
Andrew Form
Brad Fuller
Sebastien Lemercier
Written by James DeMonaco
Starring
Music by Nathan Whitehead
Cinematography Jacques Jouffret
Edited by Todd E. Miller
Production
companies
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01)
Country United States
Language English

The Purge 3 is an upcoming 2016 American social science fiction horror thriller film written and directed by James DeMonaco, a sequel to 2014 film The Purge: Anarchy and a third installment in The Purge series. The film stars Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson, Betty Gabriel, Edwin Hodge, Kyle Secor, Joseph Julian Soria and Liza Colón-Zayas. The film is set to be released on July 1, 2016.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

In August 2014, Jason Blum, who produced the Purge films, announced that a third installment is in the works. According to Blum, the film will focus on the Revolutionaries and the very first purge. The third film is set to be released in the summer of 2016.[3] On October 6, it was announced that James DeMonaco would be back for the third film to write and direct, while producers Sebastian Lemercier, Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum, and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller would also be back.[4] On August 3, 2015, it was announced that Frank Grillo would be returning for the sequel to play Sergeant.[1] On September 10, 2015, more cast was announced, which included Betty Gabriel, Edwin Hodge, Kyle Secor, Joseph Julian Soria, Mykelti Williamson, and Elizabeth Mitchell.[2]

Filming[edit]

Shooting began on 16 September, 2015 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.[5] The main street was transformed into the near future Washington, D.C..[6] Filming would also be done in Providence.[7]

Release[edit]

The film is set for a July 1, 2016 release date.[8]

Leatherface (2016 film)

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Leatherface
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Alexandre Bustillo
Julien Maury
Produced by Christa Campbell
Lati Grobman
Carl Mazzocone
Les Weldon
Screenplay by Seth M. Sherwood
Based on Characters
by Tobe Hooper
Kim Henkel
Starring Sam Strike
Lili Taylor
Stephen Dorff
Vanessa Grasse
James Bloor
Music by David Buckley
Cinematography Antoine Sanier
Production
company
Campbell Grobman Films
Mainline Pictures
Millennium Films
Distributed by Lionsgate
Country United States
Language English

Leatherface is an upcoming American horror film directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury and written by Seth M. Sherwood.[1] It is the eighth film in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, and works as a prequel to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre to explain the origin of the series’ lead character. The film stars Sam Strike, Lili Taylor, Stephen Dorff, Vanessa Grasse and James Bloor.

Plot[edit]

The film chronicle events in Jackson’s (Sam Strike) teen years, revealing how he became the infamous Leatherface.[2][3][4] Violent teenager Jackson escapes from a mental hospital with fellow inmates Bud (Sam Coleman), Ike (James Bloor) and Clarice (Jessica Madsen). The group kidnaps nurse Lizzy (Vanessa Grasse) in their escape. As the group flees with their captive, they are pursued by Hal Hartman (Stephen Dorff), a vengeful and determined Texas Ranger.[5][6][7]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Concept[edit]

In January 2013, it was revealed that due to the success of Texas Chainsaw 3D, Millennium Films began planning a prequel film to be called Texas Chainsaw 4 which was expected to begin filming later in 2013 in the state of Louisiana.[14][15][16] Even though there have been over a half dozen films in the franchise, including the various remakes and prequels, calling the film Texas Chainsaw 4 it was an indicator that it was a follow-up to the third film in the original continuity, Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III.[14] Millennium Films Chairman Avi Lerner shared that the project was brought to him by Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman. Millennium signed on to produce and Lionsgate agreed to distribute the finished product.[16][17][16]

Pre-production[edit]

On August 13, 2014, Seth M. Sherwood was hired to write the film,[2][18] retitled Leatherface.[4]On October 31, 2014, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo were hired to direct the film.[19] On March 9, 2015, Sam Strike joined the cast to play Jackson.[8] On March 11, 2015, James Bloor joined the cast.[12] On March 31, 2015, Stephen Dorff joined the cast to play Hal Hartman.[9] On April 27, 2015, Jessica Madsen joined the cast.[13] On May 5, 2015, Lili Taylor joined the cast, replacing Angela Bettis who had dropped out due to a scheduling conflict.[6] On May 6, 2015, Vanessa Grasse joined the cast to play Lizzy, a young nurse at a mental hospital.[11]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography began on May 18, 2015,[20] shooting on locations in Bulgaria[5][21] for a slated 2016 release.[22][23] While five of the Texas Chainsaw franchise’s seven films have been shot in Texas and one in California and one in Louisiana, Bulgarian filming marks the first time a film in the franchise has been shot outside the United States. Filming was expected to continue through June.[24]

Rebecca Hall

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Rebecca Hall
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Born Rebecca Maria Hall
(1982-05-03) 3 May 1982 (age 33)
London, England, UK
Citizenship BritishAmerican
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Morgan Spector (m. 2015)
Partner(s) Sam Mendes (2010–2015)
Parent(s)

Rebecca Maria Hall (born 3 May 1982)[1] is a BritishAmerican actress. In 2003, she won the Ian Charleson Award for her debut stage performance in a production of Mrs. Warren’s Profession.[2] She has appeared in the films The Prestige, Vicky Cristina Barcelona (for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe), The Town, Frost/Nixon, Iron Man 3, Transcendence, and The Gift.

In June 2010, Hall won the Supporting Actress BAFTA for her portrayal of Paula Garland in the 2009 Channel 4 production Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974.[3] She was also nominated for the Leading Actress Television BAFTA in 2013 for her role as Sylvia Tietjens in BBC Two’s Parade’s End.

Early life[edit]

Hall was born in London, United Kingdom, to British stage director Peter Hall, who founded the Royal Shakespeare Company, and American opera singer Maria Ewing. Her mother is of Dutch, Scottish, Sioux, and African American origin.[4][5][6][7] Her parents separated when she was still young, eventually divorcing in 1990.[4] She has five other half-siblings,[4] including Edward Hall, a theatre director, Lucy Hall, a set designer, Christopher Hall, a producer, Emma Hall, and actress Jennifer Caron Hall, who is her father’s daughter with his first wife, French actress Leslie Caron. [8]

Hall attended Roedean School, where she became head girl.[4] She studied English Literature at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, before dropping out in 2002 just before her final year.[4][9][10] During her time at Cambridge, she was active in the student theatre scene and also set up her own theatre company.[11] She was a member of the Marlowe Society and starred alongside housemate Dan Stevens, who was an English literature student at Emmanuel College, in several critically acclaimed productions.[12][13]

Career[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Hall’s first professional role came in 1992, when she appeared as young Sophy in her father’s television adaptation of Mary Wesley‘s The Camomile Lawn at the age of 10.[14]

Her feature film debut came in 2006 as Rebecca Epstein in the film adaptation of David Nicholls‘s Starter for Ten. She got her breakthrough with the role of Sarah Borden in Christopher Nolan‘s film The Prestige. She then appeared in Stephen Poliakoff‘s Joe’s Palace in 2007,[15] as well as appearing in several other television films including Wide Sargasso Sea and Rubberheart.

Hall’s Hollywood fame grew when she starred in the Woody Allen film Vicky Cristina Barcelona, playing one of the title characters, Vicky.[16] Critics praised her performance.[16] She was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. In 2008 she appeared in Frost/Nixon as the girlfriend of Michael Sheen‘s David Frost. Hall was cast with Ben Barnes in the film Dorian Gray in 2009. She appeared in Please Give with Catherine Keener and Amanda Peet and The Town with Ben Affleck and Blake Lively.[16] She is the female lead role in the British ghost film The Awakening, released in September 2011.[17][18]

She played the role of Beth Raymer, in the 2012 film Lay the Favourite, in which one review commented that she “plays Raymer as an endearing force of nature who somehow manages to survive in a dangerous world through sheer force of character.”[19] She played the role of Sylvia Tietjens in the BBC/HBO/VRT production of Parade’s End in 2012 opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. She replaced Jessica Chastain as Maya Hansen in the superhero film Iron Man 3 (2013). She also starred as Claudia Simmons Howe in the thriller Closed Circuit (2013), and co-starred with Johnny Depp in Wally Pfister‘s directorial debut Transcendence (2014).[20]

In October 2013, she was engaged in promoting her latest film, the espionage thriller Closed Circuit, in which one commentator described her as “good…better than [co-star] Eric Bana“.[14]

In 2015, Hall starred in the romantic comedy Tumbledown, opposite Jason Sudeikis,[21] and the Joel Edgerton-directed thriller The Gift,[22] opposite Jason Bateman and Edgerton.[23]

Stage[edit]

Hall’s professional stage debut came in 2002 when she starred as Vivie in her father’s production of Mrs Warren’s Profession at the Strand Theatre in London. Her performance, described as “admirable”[24] and “accomplished”,[25] earned her the Ian Charleson Award in 2003.[26]

In 2003, Hall’s father celebrated fifty years as a theatre director by staging a season of five plays at the Theatre Royal in Bath, Somerset. Hall starred in two of these plays; she appeared as Rosalind in her father’s production of As You Like It,[27] which gained her a second Charleson nomination[28] and starred in the title role of Thea Sharrock‘s revival of D. H. Lawrence‘s The Fight for Barbara.[29] In 2004, Hall appeared in three plays for the Peter Hall Company at the Theatre Royal, two of which her father directed, namely Man and Superman in which she played Ann, and Galileo’s Daughter in which she played Sister Maria Celeste. The third, Molière‘s Don Juan, in which she played the part of Elvira, was directed by Sharrock.[30]

Hall at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival

In 2005, Hall reprised the role of Rosalind in a touring production of As You Like It, again under the direction of her father. This tour took in the following venues: The Rose Theatre in Kingston upon Thames; The Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York; The Curran Theatre at San Francisco;[31] The Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.[32] This was a second leg of the U.S. tour that began in 2003 with venues at the Shubert Theater [33] New Haven, Connecticut,[34] Columbus, Ohio, and the historic Wilbur Theater in Boston.[35]

In 2008–09, she appeared in Sam Mendes‘s first instalment of the Bridge Project, as Hermione in The Winter’s Tale and Varya in The Cherry Orchard,[36] which gave performances with the same cast in Germany, Greece, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.[37] In 2010–11, she played Viola in a production of Twelfth Night at London’s National Theatre, which her father directed.[38]

Hall made her Broadway debut in Sophie Treadwell‘s expressionist play Machinal in 2013. The Roundabout Theatre production, directed by Lyndsey Turner, began previews on 20 December 2013, with the official opening set for 16 January 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre.[39]

Personal life[edit]

During 2003 and 2004, Hall dated her As You Like It co-star Freddie Stevenson.[30] She was in a relationship with director Sam Mendes from 2010 to 2015. In September 2015, Hall married her Machinal co-star Morgan Spector.[40][41]

Hall holds dual British and U.S. citizenship.[42]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Starter for 10 Rebecca Epstein
2006 The Prestige Sarah Borden Nominated – Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer
Nominated – London Film Critics Circle Award for British Newcomer of the Year
2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona Vicky Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated – Gotham Award for Breakthrough Performance
Nominated – London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year
2008 Frost/Nixon Caroline Cushing Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2008 Official Selection Emily Dickinson Short film
2009 Dorian Gray Emily Wotton
2010 Please Give Rebecca Robert Altman Award
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards for Body of Work
Nominated – Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast
2010 The Town Claire Keesey National Board of Review Award for Best Acting by an Ensemble
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble
2010 A Bag of Hammers Mel
2010 Everything Must Go Samantha
2011 The Awakening Florence Cathcart Nominated – British Independent Film Award for Best Actress
2012 Lay the Favorite Beth Raymer
2013 Iron Man 3 Maya Hansen
2013 Closed Circuit Claudia Simmons-Howe
2013 A Promise Charlotte Hoffmeister
2014 Transcendence Evelyn Caster
2015 Tumbledown Hannah
2015 The Gift Robyn
2016 Christine Christine Chubbuck
2016 The BFG Mary Filming
2017 The Dinner Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 The Camomile Lawn Young Sophie
1993 The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends Lucie
1993 Don’t Leave Me This Way Lizzie Neil
2006 Wide Sargasso Sea Antoinette Cosway
2007 Rubberheart Maggie
2007 Joe’s Palace Tina
2008 Einstein and Eddington Winifred Eddington
2009 Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 Paula Garland British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actress
2012 Parade’s End Sylvia Tietjens Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated – Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries
2016 Codes of Conduct Rebecca Rotmensen
Music videos
Year Title Role Notes
2012 “A Case of You” Herself James Blake video

PETER CUSHING FILMOLOGY

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Films

Title Year Role Note
The Man in the Iron Mask 1939 Second Officer Playing opposite Louis Hayward to facilitate the double exposure scenes, with a small role of his own
Laddie 1940 Robert Pryor
Vigil in the Night
A Chump at Oxford Student
Women in War Captain Evans (Uncredited role)
The Howards of Virginia Leslie Stephens (Uncredited role)
They Dare Not Love 1941 Sub-Lieutenant Blackler (Uncredited role)
Hamlet 1948 Osric
Moulin Rouge 1952 Marcel de la Voisier
The Black Knight 1954 Sir Palamides
The End of the Affair 1955 Henry Miles
Magic Fire Otto Wesendonk
Alexander the Great 1956 General Memnon
Time Without Pity 1957 Jeremy Clayton
The Curse of Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein
The Abominable Snowman Dr. Rollason
Violent Playground 1958 Priest
Dracula Doctor Van Helsing
The Revenge of Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein
The Hound of the Baskervilles 1959 Sherlock Holmes
John Paul Jones Captain Richard Pearson
The Mummy John Banning
The Flesh and the Fiends 1960 Dr. Robert Knox
Cone of Silence Captain Clive Judd
The Brides of Dracula Doctor Van Helsing
Suspect Professor Sewell
Sword of Sherwood Forest Sheriff of Nottingham
The Hellfire Club 1961 Merryweather
Fury at Smugglers’ Bay Squire Trevenyan
The Naked Edge Mr. Evan Wrack
Cash on Demand Harry Fordyce
Captain Clegg 1962 Parson Blyss Alternate title: Night Creatures
The Devil’s Agent (Scenes deleted)
The Man Who Finally Died 1963 Dr. Peter von Brecht
The Evil of Frankenstein 1964 Victor Frankenstein
The Gorgon Dr. Namaroff
Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors 1965 ‘Dr. Terror’ / Dr. W. R. Schreck
She Maj, Holly
The Skull Dr. Christopher Maitland
Dr. Who and the Daleks Dr. Who
Island of Terror 1966 Dr. Brian Stanley
Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. Dr. Who
Frankenstein Created Woman 1967 Victor Frankenstein
Night of the Big Heat Dr. Vernon Stone
Torture Garden Lancelot Canning Segment 4: “The Man Who Collected Poe”
Some May Live John Meredith
The Blood Beast Terror 1968 Detective Inspector Quennell
Corruption Sir John Rowan
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed 1969 Victor Frankenstein
Scream and Scream Again 1970 Major Heinrich Benedek
Incense for the Damned Dr. Walter Goodrich Alternate title: Bloodsuckers
One More Time Dr. Frankenstein (Uncredited role)
The Vampire Lovers General von Spielsdorf
The House That Dripped Blood 1971 Philip Grayson Segment 2: “Waxworks”
Twins of Evil Gustav Weil
I, Monster Frederick Utterson
Tales from the Crypt 1972 Arthur Edward Grimsdyke Segment 3: “Poetic Justice”
Dracula A.D. 1972 Van Helsing
Dr. Phibes Rises Again Captain
Asylum Mr. Smith Segment 2: “The Weird Tailor”
Fear in the Night Michael Carmichael
Horror Express Dr. Wells
Nothing But the Night 1973 Sir Mark Ashley
The Creeping Flesh Emmanuel Hildren
And Now the Screaming Starts! Dr. Pope
The Satanic Rites of Dracula Van Helsing
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell 1974 Victor Frankenstein
From Beyond the Grave Antique Shop Proprietor
Madhouse Herbert Flay
The Beast Must Die Dr. Christopher Lundgren
The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires Van Helsing
Tender Dracula MacGregor
Legend of the Werewolf 1975 Professor Paul
The Ghoul Dr. Lawrence Medalla Sitges en Plata de Ley Award for Best Actor
Trial by Combat 1976 Sir Edward Gifford Alternate title: Dirty Knights Work
Land of the Minotaur Baron Corofax Alternate title: The Devil’s Men
At the Earth’s Core Dr. Abner Perry
Star Wars 1977 Grand Moff Tarkin Nominated: Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
Shock Waves SS Commander Alternate title: Almost Human
The Uncanny Wilbur
Die Standarte (de) Baron von Hackenberg Alternate title: The Standard
Son of Hitler 1978 Heinrich Haussner
Arabian Adventure 1979 Wazir Al Wuzara
A Touch of the Sun Commissioner Potts Alternate title: No Secrets!
Misterio en la isla de los monstruos 1981 William T. Kolderup Alternate title: Mystery on Monster Island
Black Jack Sir Thomas Bedford Alternate title: Asalto al casino
House of the Long Shadows 1983 Sebastian Grisbane Caixa de Catalunya Award for Best Actor
(shared with Vincent Price, Christopher Lee & John Carradine)
Top Secret! 1984 Bookstore Proprietor
Sword of the Valiant Seneschal – Gaspar
Biggles: Adventures in Time 1986 Air Commodore William Raymond

Television[edit]

Title Year Role Note
Pride and Prejudice 1952 Mr. Darcy TV mini-series (all 6 episodes)
Epitaph for a Spy 1953 Josef Vadassey TV mini-series (all 6 episodes)
You are There Rudolf Hess Season 1, episode 20: “The Escape of Rudolf Hess”
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre 1951–1957 Charles Appleby
Cyril Beverly
Simpson
Antoine Vanier
Piotr Petrovsky
Seppi Fredericks
Prince Mikhail Alexandrovitch Ouratieff
Beau Brummell
Winston Smith
Dr. John Rollason
Prime Minister
Mr. Manningham
Season 2, episode 48: “Eden End (I)”
Season 3, episode 15: “Bird in Hand”
Season 4, episode 5: “Number Three”
Season 4, episode 25: “The Road”
Season 4, episode 28: “Anastasia”
Season 4, episode 34: “Portrait by Peko”
Season 5, episode 4: “Tovarich”
Season 5, episode 11: “Beau Brummell”
Season 5, episode 50: “Nineteen Eighty-Four
Season 6, episode 5: “The Creature”
Season 6, episode 10: “The Moment of Truth”
Season 8, episode 2: “Gaslight”
Drama 61-67 1962 Frederick James Parsons Season 2, episode 7: “Drama ’62: Peace with Terror”
ITV Television Playhouse Fred Parsons Season 8, episode 3: “Peace with Terror”
The Spread of the Eagle 1963 Cassius TV mini-series
Comedy Playhouse Albert Fawkes Season 3, episode 6 “The Plan
Story Parade 1964 Elijah Baley Episode: “The Caves of Steel” (unknown season)
Thirty-Minute Theatre 1965 Leonard Season 1, episode 5: “Monica”
The Avengers 1967 Paul Beresford Episode: “Return of the Cybernauts” (season 5, episode 17 or season 6, episode 1)
Sherlock Holmes 1968 Sherlock Holmes All 16 episodes from season 2:
The Second Strain
The Dancing Men
A Study in Scarlet
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Part 1)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Part 2)
The Boscombe Valley Mystery
The Greek Interpreter
The Naval Treaty
Thor Bridge
The Musgrave Ritual
Black Peter
Wisteria Lodge
Shoscombe Old Place
The Solitary Cyclist
The Sign of Four
The Blue Carbuncle
Orson Welles’ Great Mysteries 1973 Count Gerard De Merret Season 1, episode 4: “La Grande Breteche”
The Zoo Gang 1974 Judge Gautier Season 1, episode 5: “The Counterfeit Trap”
Space: 1999 1976 Raan Season 1, episode 7: “Missing Link
Looks Familiar 1 episode – dated 2 February 1976
The New Avengers Von Claus Season 1, episode 1: “The Eagle’s Nest”
Hammer House of Horror 1980 Martin Blueck Season 1, episode 7: “The Silent Scream”
Tales of the Unexpected 1983 Von Baden Season 6, episode 8: “The Vorpal Blade

Television films[edit]

Title Year Role Note
When We Are Married 1951 Gerald Forbes
If This Be Error 1952 Nick Grant
Asmodée Blaise Lebel
The Silver Swan Lord Henriques
Rookery Nook 1953 Clive Popkiss
The Noble Spaniard Duke of Hermanos
A Social Success Henry Robbins
The Face of Love 1954 Mardian Thersites
Richard of Bordeaux 1955 Richard II
The Browning Version Andrew Crocker-Harris
Home at Seven 1957 David Preston
The Winslow Boy 1958 Sir Robert Morton
Uncle Harry Uncle Harry
Beyond the Water’s Edge 1972
The Great Houdini 1976 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A Tale of Two Cities 1980 Dr. Alexander Manette
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues 1984 Professor Charles Copeland
The Masks of Death Sherlock Holmes

Short films[edit]

Title Year Role Note
The Hidden Master 1940 Robert Clive of India Uncredited role
Dreams 1940 First Dreamer
It Might Be You 1946 The Doctor

Christopher Lee filmography

Christopher Lee filmography

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The filmography of English actor Sir Christopher Lee (1922–2015) began in 1948.

  

 

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Films

# Year Film Role Notes
1 1948 Corridor of Mirrors Charles
2 1948 One Night with You Pirelli’s Assistant
3 1948 Hamlet Spear Carrier Uncredited
4 1948 Penny and the Pownall Case Jonathan Blair
5 1948 A Song for Tomorrow Auguste
6 1948 My Brother’s Keeper Second Constable Deleted scenes
7 1948 Saraband for Dead Lovers Bit Part Uncredited
8 1948 Scott of the Antarctic Bernard Day
9 1949 Trottie True Bongo
10 1950 They Were Not Divided Chris Lewis
11 1950 Prelude to Fame Newsman
12 1951 Valley of Eagles Det. Holt
13 1951 Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. Spanish Captain
14 1951 Quo Vadis Chariot Driver Uncredited[1]
15 1952 The Crimson Pirate Joseph (attache)
16 1952 Top Secret Russian Agent Uncredited
17 1952 Paul Temple Returns Sir Felix Raybourne
18 1952 Babes in Bagdad Slave Dealer
19 1952 Moulin Rouge Georges Seurat
20 1953 Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot Voice Uncredited
21 1953 Innocents in Paris Lieutenant Whitlock Uncredited
22 1954 Destination Milan Svenson
23 1955 Man in Demand
24 1955 Cross-Roads Harry Cooper
25 1955 Final Column
26 1955 That Lady Captain
27 1955 Police Dog Johnny, a constable
28 1955 The Dark Avenger French Patrol Captain at Tavern Uncredited
29 1955 The Cockleshell Heroes Lt Cmdr Dick Raikes RN (Submarine Commander)
30 1955 Storm Over the Nile Karaga Pasha
31 1956 Alias John Preston John Preston
32 1956 Private’s Progress Gen. von Linbeck’s aide Uncredited
33 1956 Port Afrique Franz Vermes
34 1956 Beyond Mombasa Gil Rossi
35 1956 The Battle of the River Plate Manolo
36 1957 Ill Met by Moonlight German Officer at Dentists
37 1957 Fortune Is a Woman Charles Highbury
38 1957 The Traitor Dr. Neumann
39 1957 The Curse of Frankenstein The Creature
40 1957 Manuela Voice Uncredited
41 1957 Bitter Victory Sgt. Barney
42 1957 The Truth About Women François
43 1958 A Tale of Two Cities Marquis St. Evremonde
44 1958 Dracula Count Dracula Alternative title: Horror of Dracula
45 1958 Battle of the V-1 Labor Camp Captain, Men’s Section
46 1958 Corridors of Blood Resurrection Joe
47 1959 The Hound of the Baskervilles Sir Henry Baskerville
48 1959 The Man Who Could Cheat Death Dr. Pierre Gerard
49 1959 The Treasure of San Teresa Jaeger
50 1959 The Mummy Kharis, the Mummy
51 1959 Uncle Was a Vampire Baron Roderico da Frankurten
52 1960 Too Hot to Handle Novak
53 1960 Beat Girl Kenny
54 1960 The City of the Dead Prof. Alan Driscoll Alternative title: Horror Hotel
55 1960 The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll Paul Allen
56 1960 The Hands of Orlac Nero the magician
57 1961 The Terror of the Tongs Chung King
58 1961 Taste of Fear Doctor Pierre Gerrard
59 1961 The Devil’s Daffodil Ling Chu
60 1961 Ercole al centro della terra King Lico (Licos) Alternative title: Hercules in the Haunted World
61 1962 Stranglehold
62 1962 The Puzzle of the Red Orchid Captain Allerman
63 1962 The Pirates of Blood River Captain LaRoche
64 1962 The Devil’s Agent Baron von Staub
65 1962 Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace Sherlock Holmes
66 1963 Katarsis Mephistoles
67 1963 The Virgin of Nuremberg Erich Aka Castle of Terror and La vergine di Norimberga
68 1963 La frusta e il corpo Kurt Menliff Aka The Whip and the Body and Night Is the Phantom
69 1964 Il castello dei morti vivi Count Drago Alternative title: Castle of the Living Dead
70 1964 Terror in the Crypt Count Ludwig Karnstein Aka Crypt of the Vampire and Crypt of Horror
71 1964 The Devil-Ship Pirates Captain Robeles
72 1964 The Gorgon Prof. Karl Meister
73 1965 Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors Franklyn Marsh
74 1965 She Billali
75 1965 The Skull Sir Matthew Phillips
76 1965 Ten Little Indians Voice of “Mr. Owen” Uncredited
77 1965 The Face of Fu Manchu Dr. Fu Manchu / Lee Tao
78 1966 Theatre of Death Philippe Darvas
79 1966 Dracula: Prince of Darkness Count Dracula
80 1966 Rasputin, the Mad Monk Grigori Rasputin
81 1966 Circus of Fear Gregor Alternative title: Psycho Circus
82 1966 The Brides of Fu Manchu Fu Manchu
83 1967 The Vengeance of Fu Manchu Dr. Fu Manchu
84 1967 Night of the Big Heat Godfrey Hanson
85 1967 Five Golden Dragons Dragon #4
86 1967 The Blood Demon Count Frederic Regula, Graf von Andomai Aka The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism and Castle of the Walking Dead
87 1968 Curse of the Crimson Altar Morley
88 1968 The Devil Rides Out Duc de Richleau
89 1968 Eve Colonel Stuart Alternative title: The Face of Eve
90 1968 The Blood of Fu Manchu Fu Manchu
91 1968 Dracula Has Risen from the Grave Count Dracula
92 1969 The Castle of Fu Manchu Fu Manchu
93 1969 The Oblong Box Dr. J. Neuhart
94 1969 The Magic Christian Ship’s vampire
95 1970 Scream and Scream Again Fremont
96 1970 Umbracle The Man
97 1970 The Bloody Judge (es) Lord George Jeffreys Alternative title: Night of the Blood Monster
98 1970 Count Dracula Count Dracula
99 1970 Taste the Blood of Dracula Count Dracula
100 1970 One More Time Count Dracula
101 1970 Julius Caesar Artemidorus
102 1970 Eugenie Dolmance Aka Eugenie – The Story of Her Journey into Perversion
103 1970 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Mycroft Holmes
104 1970 Scars of Dracula Count Dracula
105 1971 The House That Dripped Blood John Reid Segment: “Sweets to the Sweet”
105 1971 Cuadecuc, vampir Count Dracula/Himself
106 1971 I, Monster Dr. Charles Marlowe/Edward Blake
107 1971 Hannie Caulder Bailey
108 1972 Death Line Stratton-Villiers, MI5 Alternative title: Raw Meat
109 1972 Nothing But the Night Col. Charles Bingham
110 1972 Dracula A.D. 1972 Count Dracula
111 1973 Dark Places Dr. Mandeville
112 1973 The Creeping Flesh James Hildern
113 1973 The Satanic Rites of Dracula Count Dracula
114 1973 Horror Express Sir Alexander Saxton
115 1973 The Three Musketeers Rochefort
116 1973 The Wicker Man Lord Summerisle Lee considered The Wicker Man his best film.[1]
117 1974 The Four Musketeers Rochefort
118 1974 The Man with the Golden Gun Francisco Scaramanga
119 1975 Diagnosis: Murder Dr. Stephen Hayward
120 1975 Le boucher, la star et l’orpheline Van Krig/Himself
121 1976 The Keeper The Keeper
122 1976 Killer Force Major Chilton Alternative title: The Diamond Mercenaries
123 1976 To the Devil, A Daughter Father Michael Rayner
124 1976 Dracula père et fils Prince of Darkness Alternative title: Dracula and Son
125 1976 Albino Bill Aka Whispering Death and Death in the Sun
126 1977 Airport ’77 Martin Wallace
127 1977 Meatcleaver Massacre On-screen narrator Aka Evil Force and Revenge of the Dead
128 1977 End of the World Father Pergado / Zindar
129 1977 Starship Invasions Captain Rameses
130 1978 Return from Witch Mountain Dr. Victor Gannon
131 1978 Caravans Sardar Khan
132 1978 Circle of Iron Zetan Alternative title: The Silent Flute
133 1979 The Passage Gypsy
134 1979 Arabian Adventure Alquazar
135 1979 Nutcracker Fantasy Uncle Drosselmeyer / Street Singer / Watchmaker Voice
136 1979 Jaguar Lives! Adam Caine
137 1979 Bear Island Lechinski
138 1979 1941 Capt. Wolfgang von Kleinschmidt
139 1979 Captain America II: Death Too Soon Miguel
140 1980 Serial Luckman Skull
141 1981 The Salamander Prince Baldasar, the Director of Counterintelligence
142 1981 Desperate Moves Dr. Carl Boxer
143 1981 An Eye for an Eye Morgan Canfield
144 1982 Safari 3000 Count Borgia
145 1982 The Last Unicorn King Haggard Voice; also in German language version
146 1983 New Magic Mr. Kellar
147 1983 The Return of Captain Invincible Mr. Midnight
148 1983 House of the Long Shadows Corrigan
149 1984 The Rosebud Beach Hotel Mr. Clifford King
150 1985 Mask of Murder Chief Supt. Jonathan Rich
151 1985 Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf Stefan Crosscoe
152 1986 The Girl Peter Storm
153 1987 Jocks President White
154 1987 Mio min Mio Kato
155 1988 Dark Mission Luis Morel
156 1989 Murder Story Willard Hope
157 1989 La chute des aigles Walter Strauss
158 1989 The Return of the Musketeers Rochefort
159 1990 The Rainbow Thief Uncle Rudolf
160 1990 L’avaro Cardinale Spinosi
161 1990 Honeymoon Academy Lazos
162 1990 Panga
163 1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch Doctor Catheter
164 1991 Curse III: Blood Sacrifice Doctor Pearson
165 1992 Jackpot Cedric
166 1992 Kabuto King Philip
167 1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas Narrator
168 1994 Police Academy: Mission to Moscow Cmndt. Alexandrei Nikolaivich Rakov
169 1994 Funny Man Callum Chance
170 1994 Flesh and Blood Narrator/Self Last collaboration with Peter Cushing
171 1995 A Feast at Midnight V. E. Longfellow, a.k.a. Raptor
172 1996 Welcome to the Discworld Death
173 1996 The Stupids Evil Sender
174 1998 Tale of the Mummy Sir Richard Turkel
175 1998 Jinnah Mohammed Ali Jinnah Lee considered this to be his favourite role/most significant[2]
176 1999 Sleepy Hollow Burgomaster
177 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Saruman
178 2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Count Dooku / Darth Tyranus
179 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Saruman
180 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Saruman Extended Edition only
181 2004 Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse Heinrich von Garten
182 2005 The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby The Lord Provost
183 2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Count Dooku / Darth Tyranus
184 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Dr. Wilbur Wonka
185 2005 Corpse Bride Pastor Galswells Voice
186 2007 The Golden Compass First High Councillor
187 2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Count Dooku / Darth Tyranus Voice
188 2009 Boogie Woogie Alfred Rhinegold
189 2009 Triage Joaquín Morales
190 2009 Glorious 39 Walter
191 2010 Alice in Wonderland Jabberwocky Voice
192 2010 Burke & Hare Joseph
193 2010 The Heavy Mr. Mason
194 2011 Season of the Witch Cardinal D’Ambroise
195 2011 The Resident August
196 2011 The Wicker Tree Old Gentleman
197 2011 Grave Tales Himself Original version only
198 2011 Hugo Monsieur Labisse
199 2012 The Hunting of the Snark Narrator Voice
200 2012 Dark Shadows Silas Clarney
201 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Saruman
202 2013 Night Train to Lisbon Father Bartolomeu
203 2013 Necessary Evil Narrator Voice
204 2013 The Girl from Nagasaki Old Officer Pinkerton
205 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Saruman
206 2015 Extraordinary Tales Narrator Voice
207 2015 Angels in Notting Hill God/Mr. President Voice; completed

Television[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1955 Moby Dick—Rehearsed A Stage Manager/Flask TV film
1955 The Vise Different Roles Episodes: “Stronghold”, “Price of Vanity”, “The Final Column”
1955 Tales of Hans Anderson Different Roles Episodes: “Wee Willie Winkie”, “The Cripple Boy”
1956 Chevron of Fallen Stars Governor Episode: “Captain Kidd”
1956 The Scarlet Pimpernel Louis (Uncredited) Episode: “The Elusive Chauvelin”
1956 Colonel March of Scotland Yard Jean-Pierre Episode: “At Night All Cats Are Grey”
1953–56 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents Different Roles 13 Episodes
1956 Sailor of Fortune Different Roles Episodes: “The Desert Hostages”, “Stranger in Danger”
1956 The Adventures of Aggie Inspector Hollis Episode: “Cut Glass”
1957 Errol Flynn Theater Different Roles 4 Episodes
1956–57 Assignment Foreign Legion Different Roles Episodes: “As We Forgive”, “The Anaya”
1957 The Gay Cavalier Colonel Jeffries Episode: “The Lady’s Dilemma”
1958 O.S.S. Dessinger Episode: “Operation Firefly”
1958 Ivanhoe Sir Otto Episode: “The German Knight”
1958 White Hunter Mark Caldwell Episode: “This Hungry Hell”
1959 The Adventures of William Tell Prince Erik Episode: “Manhunt”
1960 Tales of the Vikings Norman Knight Episode: “The Bull”
1961 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond Wilhelm Reitlinger Episode: “The Sorcerer”
1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Karl Jorla Episode: “The Sign of Satan”
1967 The Avengers Professor Stone Episode: “Never, Never Say Die”
1969 The Avengers Colonel Mannering Episode: “The Interrogators”
1969 Light Entertainment Killers TV film
1973 Poor Devil Lucifer TV film
1973 Great Mysteries Arnaud Episode: “The Leather Funnel”
1976 Space: 1999 Captain Zandor Episode: “Earthbound”
1978 How the West Was Won The Grand Duke TV miniseries
1978 The Pirate Samir Al Fay TV film
1978 Saturday Night Live Host Episode: “Christopher Lee/Meat Loaf”
1979 Captain America II: Death Too Soon Miguel TV film
1980 Once Upon a Spy Marcus Valorium TV film
1980 Charlie’s Angels Dale Woodman Episode: “Angel in Hiding”
1981 Evil Stalks This House Host TV film
1981 Goliath Awaits John McKenzie TV film
1982 Massarati and the Brain Victor Leopold TV film
1982 Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story Prince Philip TV film
1984 The Far Pavilions Kaka-ji Rao TV miniseries
1984 Faerie Tale Theatre King Vladimir V Episode: “The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers”
1986 Un métier du seigneur Fog TV film
1986 The Disputation King James of Aragon TV film
1986 Shaka Zulu Lord Bathurst TV miniseries
1989 Around the World in 80 Days Stuart TV miniseries
1989 La Révolution française Sanson Segment: “Les Années Terribles”
1990 The Care of Time Karlis Zander TV film
1990 Treasure Island Blind Pew TV film
1991 Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady Sherlock Holmes TV film
1992 Incident at Victoria Falls Sherlock Holmes TV film
1992 Beauty and the Beast Monsieur Renard (voice) TV film
1992 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Count Ottokar Graf Czerin Episode: “Austria, March 1917”
1992 Double Vision Mr. Bernard TV film
1993 Death Train General Konstantin Benin TV film
1995 The Tomorrow People Rameses 5 episodes
1995 Moses Ramses TV film
1995 Tales of Mystery and Imagination Host TV series
1996 Sorellina e il principe del sogno Azaret TV film
1997 Ivanhoe Lucas de Beaumanoir TV miniseries
1997 Soul Music Death TV series
1997 Wyrd Sisters Death TV miniseries
1997 The Odyssey Tiresias TV miniseries
1997–98 The New Adventures of Robin Hood Olwyn 6 episodes
2000 Gormenghast Flay TV miniseries
2000 In the Beginning Rameses I TV film
2000 Ghost Stories for Christmas M. R. James TV miniseries
2001 Les Redoutables Death Segment: “Confession” (Unknown episodes)
2005 Pope John Paul II Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński TV miniseries
2008 The Colour of Magic Death Voice

If I Can Dream (album)

If I Can Dream (album)

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If I Can Dream
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Studio album by Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Released October 30, 2015 (2015-10-30)[1]
Recorded 2015
Genre
Length 49:46
Label RCA, Legacy
Producer Nick Patrick, Don Reedman (also exec.), Mauro Dirago, Priscilla Presley (exec.)
Elvis Presley chronology
The Complete ’60s Albums Collection Vol. 2: 1966-1969
(2015)
If I Can Dream
(2015)
Singles from If I Can Dream
  1. If I Can Dream
    Released: August 12, 2015

If I Can Dream is a studio album by American singer Elvis Presley (1935–77). It was released on October 30, 2015 by RCA Records and Legacy Recordings. The album features archival vocal recordings of Elvis accompanied by new orchestral arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It also features duets with Canadian singer Michael Bublé and Italian trio Il Volo. If I Can Dream was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, England, and it was produced by Nick Patrick and Don Reedman.[2]

Elvis’s ex-wife Priscilla Presley, who also served as the executive producer of the album, said of the project: “This would be a dream come true for Elvis. He would have loved to play with such a prestigious symphony orchestra. The music…the force that you feel with his voice and the orchestra is exactly what he would have done.”[2]

Background[edit]

This is the album I think he always would have wanted to do. The label would have never allowed him to have an orchestra. And if it was up to [manager] Colonel Parker, he would have had Elvis just singing — no background, no nothing. I think we have given him the freedom here to experiment with all the orchestras he would have loved in the pieces.”

 — Priscilla Presley on the album.[3]

If I Can Dream was released in commemoration of Elvis’ 80th birthday celebration throughout 2015.[2] In an interview with Rolling Stone, Priscilla Presley said the vision of the album was to keep Elvis relevant: “Our culture and music has changed so drastically, I think that we have to keep [Elvis] right in line and do whatever we can to keep him current”. Priscilla Presley also said the album is carrying the “DNA of Elvis Presley and keeping him authentic”.[3] The album was named after Elvis’s 1968 single of the same name.

Commercial performance[edit]

After debuting at number 1 in the UK, If I Can Dream tied Presley with Madonna for the most UK number-one albums by a solo artist, with each having 12.[4] It is also Presley’s 50th album to hit the UK top 10, and 59 years since his first #1 album on the chart, also a record. It sold 79,000 units in its first week at number 1, then 88,000 in its second week at the top, as well as 69,000 in its third week (at number 3), then alternating between positions #3 and #2 on the strength of sales in excess of 77,000, 96,000 105,000 121,000, 173,000, 71,000, 40,000 and 33,165 on its next eight weeks, respectively. On its 12th week, it sold 12,510 units copies, falling to #8, then slipping further to #12 on its thirteenth week on sales of 8,263. The album was one of the fastest selling of 2015 in the UK and, as of December 11, the year’s fourth biggest selling album. In fact and by virtue of its having sold in excess of 880,000 units by the end of its ninth week, it also became the year’s top selling album by a non UK artist, the top three being Adele’s 25, Ed Sheeran‘s x and Sam Smith‘s In the Lonely Hour, with the latter two actually being 2014 releases. On January 5, 2016, The Independent reported that the album was the 12th best-selling home entertainment title of 2015, which, along with the tremendous success of the aforementioned Adele and Sheeran albums, helped drive a 4% increase in UK music sales with respect of those of 2014. If I Can Dreams current UK sales stand at 974,777.[5]

In the United States, the album debuted and peaked at number 21 on the Billboard 200 after having entered the Billboard Classical Chart at number 17 the previous week. Due to the inclusion of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, this marked the first time a Presley record had entered that chart. It then jumped from #17 to #1 in its second week and held that position in its third week, while then successively remaining inside the top four positions for the next eleven weeks.

If I Can Dream debuted at #3 on the New Zealand Albums Chart and entered at # 1 in both the Scottish and Australian album charts. In the former, he remained in the first three positions for the next seven weeks, returning to #1 in the ninth. In the latter, it held the top spot for a second week, became Presley’s second chart-topping album after ELV1S in 2002 and by December 31 had become the 11th biggest album seller of 2015.[6]

On December 22, 2015 the United World Chart, a division of Media Traffic, included it in its weekly list of the world’s top 40 selling albums in 2015, entering the chart at #36, with a tally of 820,000 copies sold worldwide up to that date. On December 29, the album rose to the #21 position, as an additional 206,000 in sales were reported in the week prior, thus bringing its worldwide sub total for 2015 to 1,026,000. Finally, on January 5, 2016, the end of year results showed the album finishing the year at position #19, with sales for 2015 totalling 1.114.000. As to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th weeks of 2016, it went on to sell 54.000, 47.000 and 23.000 (ranking at #5, #10 and #25 respectively) thus raising its overall total to slightly over the 1.273,000 mark.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. Burning Love Dennis Linde 3:31
2. It’s Now or Never” (featuring Il Volo) Aaron Schroeder, Wally Gold 3:18
3. Love Me Tender Vera Matson, Elvis Presley 3:26
4. Fever” (featuring Michael Bublé) Eddie Cooley, John Davenport 4:26
5. Bridge over Troubled Water Paul Simon 4:37
6. “And the Grass Won’t Pay No Mind” Neil Diamond 3:41
7. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling Barry Mann, Phil Spector, Cynthia Weil 4:00
8. There’s Always Me Don Robertson 2:21
9. Can’t Help Falling in Love Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George Weiss 3:19
10. In the Ghetto Mac Davis 3:13
11. How Great Thou Art Trad., arr. Robin Smith, Don Reedman, Nick Patrick 3:08
12. Steamroller Blues James Taylor 3:10
13. An American Trilogy Trad., arr. Robin Smith, Don Reedman, Nick Patrick 4:33
14. If I Can Dream Walter Earl Brown 3:12

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[7] 1
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[8] 2
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[9] 10
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[10] 27
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[11] 40
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[12] 17
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 79
Irish Albums (IRMA)[14] 2
Italian Albums (FIMI)[15] 77
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[16] 3
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[17] 21
Scottish Albums (OCC)[18] 1
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[19] 17
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[20] 48
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 27
UK Albums (OCC)[22] 1
UK Digital Albums (OCC)[23] 1
US Billboard 200[24] 21

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[25] 11
UK Albums (OCC)[26] 4

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[27] Platinum 70,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[28] 3× Platinum 974,777[5]

Elvis Presley singles discography

Elvis Presley singles discography

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Elvis Presley singles discography
 

Publicity photo for Jailhouse Rock (1957)
Singles 111
No.1 Singles 33

The discography of Elvis Presley starts on July 19, 1954, with the release of his first commercial single, and ends in February 1978. Presley’s final album, Elvis in Concert, and final two singles, “My Way” and “Unchained Melody“, although released after his death are considered part of the discographical canon as they were projects Presley himself knew about in the planning stages.[1] All other releases are included in the posthumous sections, and obviously all compact disc box sets were also released after Presley’s death. Without including album reissues, during this period of 1954 to 1978 American Presley releases consisted of 108 singles, 30 extended-play singles, 70 albums on RCA Records, four albums on the Pickwick budget label, and five singles on the Sun Records label.

RIAA certifications and sales[edit]

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) began to certify gold albums and singles in 1958,[2] and Elvis Presley’s first RIAA award, a gold single for “Hard Headed Woman“, was certified on August 11, 1958.[3] In August 1992, he was awarded with 110 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums and singles, the largest presentation of gold and platinum record awards in history.[4] According to Presley’s record label, RCA, he is the best selling artist of all time, with sales over 1 billion records worldwide in all formats (600 million in the United States alone).[5][6]

Singles[edit]

The 1950s[edit]

Year Single (A-side, B-side)
Both sides (including EP tracks) from same album except where indicated
Chart positions RIAA
[7]
Album
US Hot
[8]
US Country
[9]
US R&B
[10]
1954 That’s All Right
b/w “Blue Moon of Kentucky” (from A Date with Elvis)
Gold For LP Fans Only
Good Rocking Tonight” / Gold A Date with Elvis
I Don’t Care If the Sun Don’t Shine 74 The Sun Sessions
You’re a Heartbreaker
b/w “Milkcow Blues Boogie” (from A Date with Elvis)
For LP Fans Only
1955 Baby Let’s Play House” / 5 A Date with Elvis
“I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone” flip For LP Fans Only
Mystery Train” / 10
I Forgot to Remember to Forget 1 A Date with Elvis
1956 Heartbreak Hotel” / 1 1 3 2× Multi-Platinum Elvis’ Golden Records
I Was the One 19 8 For LP Fans Only
Blue Suede Shoes
from Elvis Presley EP; also includes “Tutti Frutti”, “I Got a Woman” and “Just Because”
20 Gold Elvis Presley
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You” / 1 1 3 Platinum Elvis’ Golden Records
My Baby Left Me 31 13 For LP Fans Only
Don’t Be Cruel“* / 1 1 1 4× Multi-Platinum Elvis’ Golden Records
Hound Dog“* 1 1 1 4× Multi-Platinum
Tutti Frutti
b/w “Blue Suede Shoes” (see above for chart positions)
Elvis Presley
I Got a Woman
b/w “I’m Counting on You”
I’ll Never Let You Go (Lil’ Darlin’)
b/w “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)
I Love You Because
b/w “Tryin’ to Get to You
Blue Moon
b/w “Just Because”
55
Money Honey
b/w “One Sided Love Affair”
76
Shake, Rattle and Roll
b/w “Lawdy Miss Clawdy”
For LP Fans Only
Love Me Tender” / 1 3 3 3× Multi-Platinum Elvis’ Golden Records
“Any Way You Want Me (That’s How I Will Be)” 20 flip 12
Love Me” / 2 10 7 Elvis
When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again” / 19
Paralyzed
Above 3 tracks from Elvis EP; also includes “Rip It Up”
59
Old Shep
From Elvis, Vol. II EP; also includes “So Glad You’re Mine”, “Ready Teddy” and “Anyplace Is Paradise”
47
“Poor Boy”
from Love Me Tender EP, also includes “Love Me Tender” (from Elvis’ Golden Records) “Let Me” (Non-album track) and “We’re Gonna Move” (from A Date with Elvis)
24 For LP Fans Only
1957 Too Much” / 1 3 3 Platinum Elvis’ Golden Records
“Playing for Keeps” 21 8 For LP Fans Only
All Shook Up” / 1 1 1 2× Multi-Platinum Elvis’ Golden Records
“That’s When Your Heartaches Begin” 58
Peace in the Valley
From Peace in the Valley EP; also includes “It Is No Secret”, “I Believe” and “Take My Hand Precious Lord”
25 Elvis’ Christmas Album
(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” / 1 1 1 2× Multi-Platinum Loving You
“Loving You” 20 15
Mean Woman Blues
From Loving You, Vol. II EP; also includes “Lonesome Cowboy”, “Hot Dog” and “Got a Lot O’Livin’ to Do”
11 11
Jailhouse Rock” / 1 1 1 2× Multi-Platinum Elvis’ Golden Records
Treat Me Nice 18 11
(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care
From Jailhouse Rock EP; also includes “Jailhouse Rock” (from Elvis’ Golden Records, see above) “Young and Beautiful” “Don’t Leave Me Now” (from Loving You), and “I Want to Be Free”
14 A Date with Elvis
1958 Don’t” / 1 2 4 Platinum 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong:
Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 2
I Beg of You 8 4
Wear My Ring Around Your Neck” / 2 3 1 Platinum
“Doncha’ Think It’s Time” 15 flip 10
Hard Headed Woman” / 1 2 2 Platinum King Creole
“Don’t Ask Me Why” 25 flip 9
One Night” / 4 24 10 Platinum 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong:
Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 2
I Got Stung 8
1959 (Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such as I” / 2 16 Platinum
I Need Your Love Tonight 4
A Big Hunk o’ Love” / 1 10 Gold
“My Wish Came True” 12 15
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or have not been certified.
Note: * “Don’t Be Cruel” b/w “Hound Dog” double A-side on post-1965 re-releases.

The 1960s[edit]

Year Single (A-side, B-side)
Both sides (including EP tracks) from same album except where indicated
Chart positions RIAA
[7]
Album
US Hot
[8]
US Country
[9]
US R&B
[9]
US AC
[11]
CA
[12]
CA AC
[12]
1960 Stuck on You” / 1 27 6 Platinum Elvis’ Golden Records Volume 3
“Fame and Fortune” 17
It’s Now or Never” / 1 Platinum
“A Mess of Blues” 32 Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 4
Are You Lonesome Tonight?” / 1 22 3 2× Multi-Platinum Elvis’ Golden Records Volume 3
“I Gotta Know” 20
1961 Surrender” / 1 Platinum
“Lonely Man” 32 Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 4
“Flaming Star”
From Elvis by Request: Flaming Star EP; also includes “Summer Kisses, Winter Tears” (From Elvis for Everyone), and the recent hits “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” and “It’s Now or Never” (both from Elvis’ Golden Records Volume 3; see above for chart positions)
14 Elvis Presley Sings Flaming Star
I Feel So Bad” / 5 Gold Elvis’ Golden Records Volume 3
“Wild in the Country” 26 The Other Sides: Worldwide Gold Award Hits Volume 2
(Marie’s the Name) His Latest Flame” / 4 2 Gold Elvis’ Golden Records Volume 3
Little Sister 5
Can’t Help Falling in Love” / 2 1 Platinum Blue Hawaii
1962 Rock-A-Hula Baby 23
Good Luck Charm” / 1 Platinum Elvis’ Golden Records Volume 3
Anything That’s Part of You 31 6
“Follow That Dream”
From Follow That Dream EP; also includes “Angel”, “What A Wonderful Life” (from I Got Lucky), and “I’m Not the Marrying Kind”
15 5 C’mon Everybody
She’s Not You” / 5 13 2 Gold Elvis’ Golden Records Volume 3
“Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello” 55 14 Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 4
“King of the Whole Wide World”
From Kid Galahad EP; also includes “This Is Living” “Riding the Rainbow” (from I Got Lucky), “Home Is Where the Heart Is” (from I Got Lucky), “I Got Lucky” (from I Got Lucky), and “A Whistling Tune”
30 C’mon Everybody
Return to Sender” / 2 5 Platinum Girls! Girls! Girls!
“Where Do You Come From” 99
1963 “One Broken Heart for Sale” / 11 21 Gold It Happened at the World’s Fair
“They Remind Me Too Much of You” 53
(You’re The) Devil in Disguise
b/w “Please Don’t Drag That String Around”
3 Gold Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 4
Bossa Nova Baby” / 8 20 Gold Fun in Acapulco
Witchcraft 32 Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 4
1964 “Kissin’ Cousins” / 12 Gold Kissin’ Cousins
It Hurts Me 29 Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 4
“Kiss Me Quick” / 34 Pot Luck
Suspicion 103
What’d I Say” / 21 Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 4
Viva Las Vegas 29 29 Gold Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Volume 1
“Such a Night” / 16 14 Elvis Is Back!
“Never Ending” 111 Double Trouble
“Ask Me” / 12 Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 4
“Ain’t That Loving You Baby” 16 1 Gold
“Wooden Heart”
b/w “Blue Christmas” (from Elvis’ Christmas Album)
107 G.I. Blues
1965 Do the Clam” / 21 10 Girl Happy
You’ll Be Gone 121 35
Crying in the Chapel
b/w “I Believe in the Man in the Sky” (from His Hand in Mine)
3 1 3 Platinum How Great Thou Art
(Such An) Easy Question” / 11 1 4 Pot Luck
“It Feels So Right” 55 Elvis Is Back!
I’m Yours” / 11 1 2 Gold Pot Luck
“(It’s A) Long Lonely Highway” 112 Kissin’ Cousins
“Puppet on a String”
b/w “Wooden Heart” (from G.I. Blues; see above for chart position)
14 3 3 Gold Girl Happy
“Santa Claus Is Back in Town”
b/w “Blue Christmas”
Elvis’ Christmas Album
1966 “Tell Me Why” / 33 6 Gold The Other Sides: Worldwide Gold Award Hits Volume 2
“Blue River” 95 Double Trouble
“Joshua Fit the Battle”
b/w “Known Only to Him”
His Hand In Mine
“Milky White Way”
b/w “Swing Down, Sweet Chariot”
“Frankie and Johnny” / 25 3 14 Gold Frankie and Johnny
“Please Don’t Stop Loving Me” 45
Love Letters” / 19 38 29 Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 4
“Come What May” 109 Collectors Gold
“Spinout” / 40 27 Spinout
“All That I Am” 41 9
“If Every Day Was Like Christmas”
b/w “How Would You Like to Be” (from It Happened at the World’s Fair)
Elvis’ Christmas Album (1970 RCA Camden reissue)
1967 “Indescribably Blue” / 33 Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 4
“Fools Fall in Love” 102 I Got Lucky
“Long Legged Girl (With the Short Dress On)” / 63 Double Trouble
That’s Someone You Never Forget 92 Pot Luck
There’s Always Me” / 56 Something for Everybody
“Judy” 78
Big Boss Man” / 38 Clambake
You Don’t Know Me 44 34
1968 Guitar Man” / 43
Hi-Heel Sneakers flip Elvis Aron Presley
U.S. Male” / 28 55 10 Almost in Love
“Stay Away” 67
You’ll Never Walk Alone” / 90 55 You’ll Never Walk Alone
“We Call on Him” 106
“Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet Baby” / 72 50 Speedway
“Let Yourself Go” 71 42
A Little Less Conversation” / 69 25 Almost in Love
“Almost in Love” 95
If I Can Dream” / 12 6 Gold Elvis (NBC TV Special)
“Edge of Reality” 112 Almost in Love
1969 “Memories”
b/w “Charro” (from Almost in Love)
35 56 7 15 7 Elvis (NBC TV Special)
How Great Thou Art
b/w “His Hand in Mine” (from His Hand in Mine)
101 How Great Thou Art
In the Ghetto
b/w “Any Day Now”
3 60 8 2 8 Platinum From Elvis in Memphis
Clean Up Your Own Backyard
b/w “The Fair Is Moving On” (from From Memphis to Vegas – From Vegas to Memphis (Back in Memphis)
35 74 37 23 Gold Almost in Love
Suspicious Minds
b/w “You’ll Think of Me” (from From Memphis to Vegas – From Vegas to Memphis (Back in Memphis)
1 4 1 3 Platinum Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Volume 1
Don’t Cry Daddy” / 6 13 3 4 3 Platinum
“Rubberneckin'” flip Almost in Love
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or have not been certified.

The 1970s[edit]

Year Single (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Chart positions RIAA Album
US Hot
[8]
US Country
[9]
US AC
[11]
CA
[12]
CA Country
[12]
CA AC
[12]
1970 Kentucky Rain
b/w “My Little Friend” (from Almost in Love)
16 31 3 10 1 4 Gold Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Volume 1
The Wonder of You” / 9 37 1 7 17 Gold On Stage: February 1970
Mama Liked the Roses flip Elvis’ Christmas Album (1970 RCA Camden reissue)
“I’ve Lost You” / 32 57 5 10 Gold That’s the Way It Is
“The Next Step Is Love” flip flip flip
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” / 11 56 1 10 Gold
Patch It Up flip
I Really Don’t Want to Know” / 21 23 2 9 7 Gold Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old)
There Goes My Everything flip 9 flip
1971 Rags to Riches” / 33 Elvis Aron Presley
“Where Did They Go, Lord” flip 55 18 21 He Walks Beside Me
Life” / 53 34 8 41 Love Letters from Elvis
“Only Believe” flip
“I’m Leavin'” / 36 2 33 33 Elvis Aron Presley
“Heart of Rome” flip Love Letters from Elvis
“It’s Only Love” / 51 19 46 Elvis Aron Presley
“The Sound of Your Cry” flip Greatest Hits Volume 1
Merry Christmas Baby
b/w “O Come All Ye Faithful”
Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas
1972 Until It’s Time for You to Go” / 40 68 9 37 Elvis Now
“We Can Make the Morning” flip
“He Touched Me”
b/w “Bosom of Abraham”
He Touched Me
An American Trilogy
b/w “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (from Elvis Aron Presley)
66 31 Elvis as Recorded at Madison Square Garden
Burning Love” / 2 flip 2 37 Platinum Burning Love and Hits from His Movies, Volume 2
“It’s a Matter of Time” 36 9 64
“Separate Ways” / 20 flip 3 27 Gold Separate Ways
Always on My Mind 16 4
1973 Steamroller Blues” / 17 flip 15 Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite
“Fool” flip 31 12 20 19 Elvis (1973 album)
“Raised on Rock” / 41 27 55 60 Raised on Rock/For Ol’ Times Sake
“For Ol’ Times Sake” flip 42
1974 “I’ve Got a Thing About You Baby” / 39 4 flip 27 96 7 Good Times
“Take Good Care of Her” flip flip 27
If You Talk in Your Sleep” / 17 flip 6 19 Promised Land
“Help Me” 6 4
Promised Land” / 14 flip flip 19
“It’s Midnight” 9 8 6 10
1975 My Boy
b/w “Thinking About You” (from Promised Land)
20 14 1 21 27 1 Good Times
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
b/w “Mr. Songman” (from Promised Land)
35 11 42 26 26 49 Today
“Bringing It Back” / 65 91
“Pieces of My Life” 33
1976 Hurt” / 28 6 7 45 11 From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee
For the Heart flip 45
Moody Blue” / 31 1 2 57 3 2 Moody Blue
She Thinks I Still Care flip flip
1977 Way Down” / 18 1 14 15 1 23 Platinum
Pledging My Love flip
My Way” / 22 2 6 32 1 1 Gold Elvis in Concert
America flip Singles only
1978 Unchained Melody” / 6 6
Softly as I Leave You 109 flip Elvis Aron Presley
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or have not been certified.

Posthumous singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Certifications Album
US Hot
[8]
US Country
[9]
US AC
[11]
AUS AUT CA CA Country IRL ITA NZ SWE UK
1978 “Puppet on a String” 78 Elvis Sings for Children and Grownups Too
“(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” (re-release) 105 flip
1979 Are You Sincere 10 4 Our Memories of Elvis
Solitaire flip
There’s a Honky Tonk Angel (Who’ll Take Me Back In) 6 3 Our Memories of Elvis Volume 2
“I Got a Feelin’ in My Body” flip
1981 Guitar Man 28 1 16 1 Guitar Man
“Loving Arms” 8 10
You Asked Me To flip
1982 “You’ll Never Walk Alone” 73 Greatest Hits Volume 1
“There Goes My Everything” (re-release) flip
“The Elvis Medley” 71 31 31 42 23 The Elvis Medley
1983 “I Was the One” (re-release) 92 I Was the One
“Wear My Ring Around Your Neck” (re-release) flip
1996 “Heartbreak Hotel” (re-release) Heartbreak Hotel (CD Single)
1998 “Blue Christmas” (re-release) 55 Blue Christmas
2002 A Little Less Conversation(JXL remix) 50 1 3 1 1 3 1 1 1
  • RIAA: Gold[7]
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[13]
  • BPI: Platinum[14]
  • RMNZ: Gold
ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits
2003 “Rubberneckin'” (remix) 94 ELV1S: 2nd to None
2008 I’ll Be Home for Christmas(with Carrie Underwood) 54 14 Christmas Duets
“Blue Christmas” (with Martina McBride) 36 22

  Single reached number one on UK Charts in 2015.

Ricky Nelson discography

Ricky Nelson discography

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Ricky Nelson discography
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1959 dean martin ricky nelson rio bravo

music rick mine s gunnar nelson ricky nelson 

Ricky Nelson, circa 1965
Studio albums 36
Singles 91

Ricky Nelson was an American singer-songwriter. His discography comprises thirty-six albums and ninety-one singles.

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions
US US Country CAN
1957 Ricky 1
1958 Ricky Nelson 7
1959 Ricky Sings Again 14
Songs By Ricky (Ricky Sings Spirituals) 22
1960 More Songs By Ricky 18
1961 Rick Is 21 8
Album Seven By Rick 27
1962 Best Sellers By Rick Nelson 112
It’s Up to You 128
Million Sellers
A Long Vacation
1963 Rick Nelson Sings For You
For Your Sweet Love 20
1964 Rick Nelson Sings “For You” 14
The Very Thought of You
1965 Spotlight on Rick
Best Always
Love and Kisses
1966 Bright Lights and Country Music
On the Flip Side
1967 Another Side of Rick Nelson
Country Fever
1968 Perspective
1970 In Concert 54 66
Rick Sings Nelson 196
1971 Rudy The Fifth 204
1972 Garden Party 32 26 39
1974 Windfall 190 97
1977 Intakes
1978 Return to Vienna
1981 Playing to Win 153
1985 All My Best
1986 The Memphis Sessions 62
1989 Lonesome Town
2005 Greatest Hits 56
2007 Ricky Rocks

Singles[edit]

Year Single (A-side / B-side)
Non-charting B-sides from same album as A-sides
except as indicated
Peak chart positions Label Album
US US
Cashbox
US
Country
US
AC
CA CA
Country
CA
AC
UK[1] AU
1957 A Teenager’s Romance” /[2] 2 8 34 Verve 10047 Teen Time (Various artists)
I’m Walkin’ 4 12 10
You’re My One and Only Love
b/w “Honey Rock” (by Barney Kessel)
14 23 Verve 10070
Have I Told You Lately that I Love You” / 29 21 Imperial 5463 Ricky
Be-Bop Baby 3 6 33
1958 Stood Up” / 2 3 8 27 33 Imperial 5483 Best Sellers by Rick Nelson
Waitin’ In School 18 6 12
My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It” / 12 20 10 79 Imperial 5503 Non-album track
Believe What You Say 4 12 10 77 Ricky Sings Again
Poor Little Fool
b/w “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
1 2 3 4 10 Imperial 5528 Ricky Nelson
Someday
b/w “I Got A Feeling” (Non-album track)
9 66 London 8732 (UK only)
Lonesome Town” / 7 7 26 Imperial 5545 Ricky Sings Again
I Got a Feeling 10 15 27 85 Non-album track
1959 It’s Late” / 9 6 3 28 Imperial 5565 Ricky Sings Again
Never Be Anyone Else But You 6 5 14 14
Just a Little Too Much” / 9 18 11 11 Imperial 5595 Songs By Ricky
Sweeter Than You 9 11 19 63
I Wanna Be Loved” / 20 21 30 35 Imperial 5614 Million Sellers
“Mighty Good” 38 57 35 Non-album track
1960 Young Emotions” / 12 11 48 33 Imperial 5663 Million Sellers
“Right by My Side” 59 70 33
“I’m Not Afraid” / 27 40 Imperial 5685 More Songs By Ricky
Yes Sir, That’s My Baby 34 49 36 Million Sellers
“You Are the Only One” / 25 29 76 Imperial 5707
Milk Cow Blues 79 101
1961 Travelin’ Man” / 1 1 2 1 Imperial 5741 Rick Is 21
Hello Mary Lou 9 9 2 1
A Wonder Like You” / 11 11 14 Imperial 5770 Non-album tracks
Everlovin’ 16 20 23
1962 Young World” / 5 9 19 11 Imperial 5805
Summertime 89 111 Album Seven By Rick
“Today’s Teardrops” (AU & Europe only) / 32 Imperial IH 568 (EU)
London HL-1954 (AU)
“Mad, Mad World” 32
Teen Age Idol” / 5 9 2 39 18 Imperial 5864 Non-album tracks
“I’ve Got My Eyes on You (And I Like What I See)” 105 130 18
It’s Up to You” / 6 7 4 22 18 Imperial 5901 It’s Up to You
“I Need You” 83 91
1963 “I’m in Love Again” / 67 51 50 Imperial 5910 Best Sellers by Rick Nelson
“That’s All” 48 53 50 Songs By Ricky
“You Don’t Love Me Anymore (And I Can Tell)” / 47 48 Decca 31475 For Your Sweet Love
I Got a Woman 49 58 45
“If You Can’t Rock Me” / 100 Imperial 5935 It’s Up to You
“Old Enough to Love” 94 86 Ricky Sings Again
“A Long Vacation”
b/w “Mad Mad World”
120 107 Imperial 5958 A Long Vacation
“Gypsy Woman” / 62 91 26 Decca 31495 For Your Sweet Love
“String Along” 25 17 26
“There’s Not a Minute”
b/w “Time After Time” (from More Songs By Ricky)
127 149 Imperial 5985 Album Seven By Rick
Fools Rush In” / 12 12 26 Decca 31533 Rick Nelson Sings “For You”
“Down Home” 126 131
“Today’s Teardrops”
b/w “Thank You Darlin'”
54 65 Imperial 66004 Album Seven By Rick
For You
b/w “That’s All She Wrote”
6 8 1 14 10 Decca 31574 Rick Nelson Sings “For You”
1964 “Congratulations”
b/w “One Minute To One” (from Songs By Ricky)
63 104 Imperial 66017 Album Seven By Rick
The Very Thought of You
b/w “I Wonder (If Your Love Will Ever Belong To Me)”
26 19 11 65 Decca 31612 The Very Thought Of You
“Lucky Star”
b/w “Everybody But Me”
127 142 Imperial 66039 Rick Is 21
There’s Nothing I Can Say” / 47 49 18 90 Decca 31656 Non-album track
“Lonely Corner” 113 105 Best Always
“A Happy Guy” / 82 83 Decca 31703 Spotlight On Rick
“Don’t Breathe a Word” tag
1965 “Mean Old World”
b/w “When The Chips Are Down”
96 94 Decca 31756 Best Always
“Come Out Dancing”
b/w “Yesterday’s Love” (from Spotlight On Rick)
130 131 Decca 31800 Love & Kisses
“Love and Kisses”
b/w “Say You Love Me”
124 Decca 31845
1966 “Fire Breathin’ Dragon”
b/w “Your Kind Of Lovin'”
Decca 31900 Non-album tracks
“You Just Can’t Quit”
b/w “Louisiana Man”
108 76 24 81 Decca 31956 Bright Lights & Country Music
“Things You Gave Me”
b/w “Alone”
Decca 32026 Country Fever
1967 “They Don’t Give Medals (To Yesterday’s Heroes)”
b/w “Take A Broken Heart”
Decca 32055 On The Flip Side – Original Cast Album
“Take a City Bride”
b/w “I’m Called Lonely” (Non-album track)
58 Decca 32120 Country Fever
1968 “Suzanne On A Sunday Morning”
b/w “Moonshine” (Non-album track)
Decca 32176 Another Side Of Rick
“Dream Weaver”
b/w “Baby Close Its Eyes”
Decca 32222
1969 “Don’t Blame It on Your Wife”
b/w “Promenade In Green”
Decca 32284
“Don’t Make Promises”
b/w “Barefoot Boy”
Decca 32298
She Belongs to Me
b/w “Promises” (Non-album track)
33 30 27 33 Decca 32558 Rick Nelson In Concert
1970 “Easy To Be Free”
b/w “Come On In”
48 50 21 46 Decca 32635
“I Shall Be Released”
b/w “If You Gotta Go, Go Now”
102 Decca 32676
“We Got Such A Long Way To Go”
b/w “Look at Mary”
Decca 32711 Rick Sings Nelson
1971 “How Long”
b/w “Down Along The Bayou Country”
Decca 32739
Life
b/w “California” (from Rick Sings Nelson)
109 110 15 Decca 32779 Rudy The Fifth
1972 “Thank You Lord”
b/w “Sing Me A Song”
Decca 32860
“Gypsy Pilot”
b/w “Love Minus Zero/No Limit”
Decca 32906
Garden Party
b/w “So Long Mama”
6 3 44 1 1 52 13 41 6 Decca 32980 Garden Party
1973 “Palace Guard”
b/w “A Flower Opens Gently By”
65 79 80 MCA 40001
“Lifestream”
b/w “Evil Woman Child”
105 MCA 40130 Windfall
1974 “Windfall”
b/w “Legacy”
116 46 62 MCA 40187
“One Night Stand”
b/w “Lifestream”
89 MCA 40214
“Try (Try to Fall in Love)”
b/w “Louisiana Belle”
MCA 40392 Non-album tracks
“Rock and Roll Lady”
b/w “Fadeaway”
MCA 40458
1977 “You Can’t Dance”
b/w “It’s Another Day”
Epic 50458 Intakes
1978 “Gimme a Little Sign”
b/w “Something You Just Can’t Buy”
Epic 50501
1979 Dream Lover
b/w “That Ain’t The Way Love’s Supposed To Be”
59 29 55 Epic 50674 Rockabilly Renaissance (Unreleased)
“It Hasn’t Happened Yet”
b/w “Call It What You Want”
Capitol 4974 Playing To Win
Believe What You Say
b/w “The Loser Babe Is You”
Capitol 4988
“Give ’em My Number”
b/w “No Fair Falling In Love”
Capitol 5178 Non-album tracks
“You Know What I Mean”
b/w “Don’t Leave Me This Way” (Non-album track)
MCA 52781 All My Best
1986 “Dream Lover” (re-issue)
b/w “Rave On”
88 57 Epic 06066 Memphis Sessions
1991 “Hello Mary Lou”
b/w “It’s Late” (UK only release)
45 Liberty EMCT 2

Roy Orbison discography

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The discography of Roy Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), a singer-songwriter who found the most success in the early rock and roll era from 1957 to 1964. He later enjoyed success as a member of the Traveling Wilburys and a brief resurgence in the 1980s. At the height of his popularity, 22 of Orbison’s songs placed on the U.S. Billboard Top 40 chart, and six peaked in the Top Five, including two Number Ones. In the U.K., Orbison scored ten Top 10 hits between 1960 and 1966, including three No.1 singles.

Born and raised in Texas, Orbison got his start in a rockabilly band in high school. He broke into professional music under Sam Phillips at Sun Records, but found only marginal success there.[1] After a couple years writing for other musicians, Orbison recorded several songs at Monument Records under producer Fred Foster. With Foster, Orbison and his frequent songwriting partners Joe Melson and Bill Dees tailored many of Orbison’s songs for his unique voice; his most popular songs were dramatic ballads ending with emotional crescendos that showcased his powerful vocals. After his biggest hit in 1964, “Oh, Pretty Woman“, Orbison continued to record, but not until 1987 did he find the success he had once known when his single “In Dreams” was used in David Lynch’s film Blue Velvet. The next year, Orbison recorded with the supergroup Traveling Wilburys alongside Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and George Harrison.[2] Lynne produced Orbison’s final album Mystery Girl, which was released posthumously in February 1989.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions Certifications Label
US US Country CAN CAN Country US CAN
1961 Roy Orbison at the Rock House Sun
Lonely and Blue Monument
1962 Crying 21
1963 In Dreams 35
1965 Orbisongs 136
There Is Only One Roy Orbison 55 MGM
1966 The Orbison Way 128
The Classic Roy Orbison
1967 Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson
The Fastest Guitar Alive Original Soundtrack
Cry Softly Lonely One
1969 Roy Orbison’s Many Moods
1970 Hank Williams the Roy Orbison Way
The Big O London
1972 Roy Orbison Sings MGM
Memphis
1973 Milestones
1976 I’m Still in Love with You Mercury
1977 Regeneration Monument
1979 Laminar Flow Asylum
1985 Class of ’55
(with Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins)
15 PolyGram
1987 In Dreams: The Greatest Hits 95 Gold Virgin
1988 Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1
(with The Traveling Wilburys)
3 3 3× Platinum 6× Platinum Wilbury Records
1989 Mystery Girl 5 17 4 20 Platinum 3× Platinum Virgin
1990 Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3
(with The Traveling Wilburys)
11 6 Platinum Platinum Wilbury Records
1992 King of Hearts 179 61 Virgin
2015 One of the Lonely Ones Universal

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions Label
US CAN
1989 A Black & White Night Live 123 63 Virgin
1998 Combo Concert: 1965 Holland Orbison
1998 Live at the BBC Master Tone/BBC
2010 The Last Concert (December 4, 1988) Eagle

Compilations[edit]

Year Album Chart positions Certifications Label
US US Country CAN US CAN
1962 Roy Orbison’s Greatest Hits 13 Gold Monument
1964 More of Roy Orbison’s Greatest Hits 19
Early Orbison 101
1966 The Very Best of Roy Orbison 94
1970 The Great Songs of Roy Orbison MGM
1972 The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison 205 23 Platinum Monument
1975 The Living Legend of Roy Orbison Columbia
1988 For the Lonely: 18 Greatest Hits 110 Rhino
1989 The Legendary Roy Orbison
20 Original Hits/Original Recordings
53 Platinum PolyGram
1989 Best Loved Standards Monument
1990 The Legendary Roy Orbison (boxed set) CBS
1995 Super Hits 104 54 Gold Epic
1996 The Very Best of Roy Orbison 186 29 Virgin
1998 Oh, Pretty Woman: The Greatest Hits Madacy
1999 16 Biggest Hits 47 Gold Monument
2000 20 Golden Hits 69 TeeVee
2001 Oh Pretty Woman Weton-Wesgram
2003 The Best of Roy Orbison EMI
2004 Roy Orbison 1965–1973 Vol. 1 Edsel
Roy Orbison 1965–1973 Vol. 2
Roy Orbison 1965–1973 Vol. 3
Roy Orbison 1965–1973 Vol. 4
Roy Orbison 1965–1973 Vol. 5
2006 The Essential Roy Orbison 62 Monument
The Very Best of Roy Orbison 33 Virgin
2008 Playlist: The Very Best of Roy Orbison 50 Legacy
The Soul of Rock and Roll (boxed set)
2011 The Monument Singles – A-Sides (1960–1964) 50
The Monument Singles Collection (1960–1964) 55
Opus Collection 65 12
2015 The MGM Years 1965-1973 (boxed set) Universal

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Label Album
US US AC US Country AUS
[3]
CAN CAN AC CAN Country NOR UK
1956 Trying to Get to You
b/w “Ooby Dooby”
Je-Wel Roy Orbison at the Rockhouse
“Ooby Dooby”
b/w “Go! Go! Go!” (Non-album track)
59 Sun
“Rock House”
b/w “You’re My Baby”
1957 “Sweet and Easy to Love”
b/w “Devil Doll”
“Chicken Hearted”
b/w “I Like Love”
Non-album tracks
1958 “Seems to Me”
b/w “Sweet and Innocent” (from Little Richard & Roy Orbison)
RCA Special Delivery (Various Artists)
“Almost 18”
b/w “Jolie”
1959 “Paper Boy”
b/w “With the Bug”
Monument Non-album tracks
“Up Town”
b/w “Pretty One” (from Early Orbison)
72 Roy Orbison’s Greatest Hits
1960 Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)
b/w “Here Comes That Song Again” (Non-album track)
2 5 2 4 1 Lonely and Blue
“Blue Angel”
b/w “Today’s Teardrops” (Non-album track)
9 28 14 11
“I’m Hurtin'”
b/w “I Can’t Stop Loving You”
27 27
1961 Running Scared” / 1 5 1 9 Crying
Love Hurts 5
Crying” / 2 1 3 25
“Candy Man” 25 3 Roy Orbison’s Greatest Hits
1962 Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
b/w “The Actress” (Non-album track)
4 2 8 5 2
“The Crowd”
b/w “Mama”
26 25 25 40
“Evergreen”
b/w “Love Star”
100
“Working for the Man” / 33 1 19 50 More of Roy Orbison’s Greatest Hits
“Leah” 25 19
1963 In Dreams
b/w “Shahdaroba”
7 3 1 7 6 In Dreams
“Falling” / 22 7 3 29 9 More of Roy Orbison’s Greatest Hits
Distant Drums Non-album track
Blue Bayou” / 29 1 14 10 3 In Dreams
Mean Woman Blues 5 14 3 More of Roy Orbison’s Greatest Hits
Pretty Paper” / 15 10 4 9 6
Beautiful Dreamer In Dreams
1964 “Borne on the Wind” / 8 15 More of Roy Orbison’s Greatest Hits
“What’d I Say”
It’s Over” / 9 1 9 29 10 1
“Indian Wedding”
Oh, Pretty Woman
b/w “Yo te amo Maria”
1 1 1 1 1 Orbisongs
“She Wears My Ring”
EP 45, p/w “Wedding Day”
b/w “Love Hurts”,
“Borne on the Wind” (from More of Roy Orbison’s Greatest Hits)
68 Crying
1965 “Goodnight”
b/w “Only with You” (Non-album track)
21 6 5 14 Orbisongs
“(Say) You’re My Girl”
b/w “Sleepy Hollow”
39 8 17 23
“Ride Away”
b/w “Wondering”
25 15 1 34 MGM There Is Only One
“Crawling Back”
b/w “If You Can’t Say Something Nice” (from There Is Only One)
46 14 2 19 The Orbison Way
“Breakin’ Up Is Breakin’ My Heart”
b/w “Wait” (from The Classic Roy Orbison)
31 19 2 22
1966 “Let the Good Times Roll”
b/w “Distant Drums” (Non-album track)
81 Monument Orbisongs
“Twinkle Toes”
b/w “Where Is Tomorrow”
39 13 25 29 MGM The Classic Roy Orbison
“Lana”
b/w “Our Summer Song”
4 15 Monument Crying
“Too Soon to Know”
b/w “You’ll Never Be Sixteen Again” (from The Classic Roy Orbison)
68 20 71 3 MGM Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson
“There Won’t Be Many Coming Home”
b/w “City Life” (from The Classic Roy Orbison)
12 12 The Fastest Guitar Alive soundtrack
“Communication Breakdown”
b/w “Going Back to Gloria” (from The Classic Roy Orbison)
60 64 8 Cry Softly Lonely One
1967 “So Good”
b/w “Memories” (from Cry Softly Lonely One)
132 28 32 Non-album track
“Cry Softly Lonely One”
b/w “Pistolero” (from The Fastest Guitar Alive soundtrack)
52 10 29 Cry Softly Lonely One
“She”
b/w “Here Comes the Rain Baby”
119 23
1968 “Born to Be Loved by You”
b/w “Shy Away”
25 Non-album track
“Walk On”
b/w “Flowers” (Non-album track)
121 53 93 39 Roy Orbison’s Many Moods
“Heartache”
b/w “Sugar Man” (Non-album track)
104 57 89 44
1969 “My Friend” / 99 35 The Great Songs of Roy Orbison
“Southbound Jericho Parkway”
“Penny Arcade”
b/w “Tennessee Owns My Soul” (Non-album track)
133 1 27
“Break My Mind”
b/w “How Do You Start Over”
26 Non-album tracks
1970 “She Cheats on Me”
b/w “How Do You Start Over”
“So Young”
b/w “If I Had a Woman Like You”
122 82
1971 “(Love Me Like You Did) Last Night”
b/w “Close Again”
1972 “God Love You”
b/w “Changes”
Roy Orbison Sings
“Remember the Good”
b/w “Harlem Woman”
Memphis, Tennessee
b/w “I Can Read Between the Lines” (Non-album track)
84 Memphis
1973 “Blue Rain (Coming Down)”
b/w “Sooner or Later” (Non-album track)
Milestones
“I Wanna Live”
b/w “You Lay Easy on My Mind”
1974 “Sweet Mama Blue”
b/w “Heartache”
Mercury I’m Still in Love with You
1975 “Hung Up on You”
b/w “Spanish Nights”
“Still”
b/w “It’s Lonely”
56
1976 “Belinda”
b/w “No Chain at All”
Monument Regeneration
“I’m a Southern Man”
b/w “Born to Love Me”
1977 “Drifting Away”
b/w “Under Suspicion” (from Regeneration)
Non-album track
1979 “Easy Way Out”
b/w “Tears”
109 Asylum Laminar Flow
“Poor Baby”
b/w “Lay It Down”
1980 “That Lovin’ You Feelin’ Again” (with Emmylou Harris)
b/w “Lola” (by Craig Hundley, non-album track)
55 10 6 97 31 3 Warner Bros. Roadie soundtrack
1985 “Wild Hearts (…Time)
b/w “Wild Hearts” (Instrumental)
76 ZTT/Island Shape of the Universe: A Souvenir of Insignificance
(Various artists)
1987 “In Dreams”
b/w “Leah”
75 Virgin In Dreams: The Greatest Hits
“Crying” (with k.d. lang)
b/w “Falling” (from In Dreams: The Greatest Hits)
28 42 2 10 25 Hiding Out soundtrack
1988 Handle with Care
b/w “Margarita”
(Traveling Wilburys)
45 3 3 21 Wilbury/WB Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1
1989 You Got It
b/w “The Only One” (first pressings)
“Crying” (later pressings, from In Dreams: The Greatest Hits)
9 1 7 3 1 3 3 3 Virgin Mystery Girl
End of the Line
b/w “Congratulations”
(Traveling Wilburys)
63 12 11 Wilbury/WB Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1
“California Blue”
b/w “In Dreams”
44 51 65 75 58 77 Virgin Mystery Girl
She’s a Mystery to Me
b/w “Dream Baby” (live, non-album track)
23 17 27
1990 “Oh Pretty Woman”
b/w “Claudette”
48 89 80 A Black & White Night Live
1992 I Drove All Night
b/w “Forever Friends” (by Sheena Easton, non-album track)
132 22 31 7 MCA King of Hearts
“Crying” (re-issue with k.d. lang)
b/w “Falling” (from In Dreams: The Greatest Hits)
40 71 13 Virgin Hiding Out soundtrack
“Heartbreak Radio”
b/w “Crying” (by Roy Orbison and k.d. lang)
31 37 36 MCA King of Hearts

Collaborations and guest appearances[edit]