Rush discography

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Rush discography
Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart of Rush30th Anniversary tour photo, 2004
Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart of Rush
30th Anniversary tour photo, 2004
Releases
Studio albums 18
Live albums 8
Compilation albums 6
Extended plays 1
Singles 76
Video albums 9

Rush is a Canadian rock band originally formed in August 1968, in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, currently comprised of bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and songwriter Neil Peart. The band and its membership went through a number of changes between 1968 and 1974, achieving their definitive form when Neil Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974.

The band released its self-titled debut album in March 1974, after which followed 18 additional studio recordings, 8 live albums and 6 compilations. As a group, Rush has made 24 gold records and 14 platinum (3 multi-platinum) records. According to the RIAA, Rush's number of sales place them fourth behind The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith for the most gold or platinum albums one after another by a rock band. Rush also ranks 78th in U.S. album sales with 25 million items sold.[1] Although total worldwide album sales are not calculated by any single person or group, as of 2004 some people guessed that Rush's total worldwide album sales is over 40 million items sold.

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
CAN
[2]
FIN
[3]
GER
[4]
IRE
[5]
NLD
[6]
NOR
[7]
POL
[8]
SWE
[9]
UK
[10]
US
[11]
1974 Rush
  • Released: March 1, 1974
  • Label: Mercury
88 105 US: Gold[12]
1975 Fly by Night
  • Released: February 15, 1975
  • Label: Mercury
37 113 CAN: Platinum[13]
US: Platinum[12]
Caress of Steel
  • Released: September 1, 1975
  • Label: Mercury
48 148 CAN: Gold[13]
US: Gold[12]
1976 2112
  • Released: April 1, 1976
  • Label: Mercury
1 33 61 CAN: 2× Platinum[13]
US: 3× Platinum[12]
1977 A Farewell to Kings
  • Released: September 1, 1977
  • Label: Mercury
2 41 22 33 CAN: Platinum[13]
UK: Gold[14]
US: Platinum[12]
1978 Hemispheres
  • Released: October 29, 1978
  • Label: Mercury
4 14 47 CAN: Platinum[13]
UK: Silver[14]
US: Platinum[12]
1980 Permanent Waves
  • Released: January 1, 1980
  • Label: Mercury
1 21 26 3 4 CAN: Platinum[13]
UK: Gold[14]
US: Platinum[12]
1981 Moving Pictures
  • Released: February 12, 1981
  • Label: Mercury
1 34 32 3 3 CAN: 4× Platinum[13]
UK: Silver[14]
US: 4× Platinum[12]
1982 Signals
  • Released: September 9, 1982
  • Label: Mercury
3 33 19 3 10 CAN: Platinum[13]
UK: Silver[14]
US: Platinum[12]
1984 Grace Under Pressure
  • Released: April 12, 1984
  • Label: Mercury
1 18 5 10 CAN: Platinum[13]
UK: Silver[14]
US: Platinum[12]
1985 Power Windows
  • Released: October 29, 1985
  • Label: Mercury
2 26 9 10 CAN: Platinum[13]
UK: Silver[14]
US: Platinum[12]
1987 Hold Your Fire
  • Released: September 8, 1987
  • Label: Mercury
9 21 10 13 CAN: Platinum[13]
UK: Silver[14]
US: Gold[12]
1989 Presto
  • Released: November 21, 1989
  • Label: Atlantic
11 60 27 16 CAN: Platinum[13]
UK: Silver[14]
US: Gold[12]
1991 Roll the Bones
  • Released: September 3, 1991
  • Label: Atlantic
1 31 10 3 CAN: Platinum[13]
US: 2x Platinum[12]
1993 Counterparts
  • Released: October 19, 1993
  • Label: Atlantic
1 88 56 45 14 2 CAN: Platinum[13]
US: Gold[12]
1996 Test for Echo
  • Released: September 10, 1996
  • Label: Atlantic
1 9 45 53 26 25 5 CAN: Gold[13]
US: Gold[12]
2002 Vapor Trails
  • Released: May 14, 2002
  • Label: Atlantic
3 11 20 47 18 6 CAN: Gold[13]
2004 Feedback (EP)
  • Released: June 29, 2004
  • Label: Atlantic
19 CAN: Gold[13]
2007 Snakes & Arrows
  • Released: May 1, 2007
  • Label: Atlantic
3 4 29 80 16 13 41 6 13 3 CAN: Gold[13]
2011 Clockwork Angels
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Atlantic
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[change | change source]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
CAN
[2]
FIN
[3]
GER
[4]
IRE
[5]
NLD
[6]
NOR
[7]
POL
[8]
SWE
[9]
UK
[10]
US
[11]
1976 All the World's a Stage
  • Released: September 29, 1976
  • Label: Mercury
40 CAN: Platinum[13]
UK: Silver[14]
US: Platinum[12]
1981 Exit...Stage Left
  • Released: October 29, 1981
  • Label: Mercury
10 CAN: Platinum[13]
UK: Silver[14]
US: Platinum[12]
1989 A Show of Hands
  • Released: January 10, 1989
  • Label: Mercury
21 CAN: Platinum[13]
US: Gold[12]
1998 Different Stages
  • Released: November 10, 1998
  • Label: Atlantic
12 35 CAN: Platinum[13]
US: Gold[12]
2003 Rush in Rio
  • Released: October 21, 2003
  • Label: Atlantic
33 CAN: Gold[13]
US: Gold[12]
2005 R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour
  • Released: November 22, 2005
  • Label: Rounder
2006 Grace Under Pressure Tour
  • Released: June 13, 2006
  • Label:
2008 Snakes & Arrows Live
  • Released: April 15, 2008
  • Label: Atlantic
8 18
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilations[change | change source]

Year Album details[15] Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US CAN UK
1978 Rush Through Time
1978 Archives 121 US: Platinum
1990 Chronicles
  • Released: September 4, 1990
  • Label: (US) Mercury
    (Canada) Anthem
  • Greatest Hits compilation album
51 5 42 US: 2x Multi-Platinum
1997 Retrospective I
  • Released: May 6, 1997
  • Label: (US) Mercury
    (Canada) Anthem
  • Greatest Hits compilation album (1974-1980)
1997 Retrospective II
  • Released: June 3, 1997
  • Label: (US) Mercury
    (Canada) Anthem
  • Greatest Hits compilation album (1981-1987)
2003 The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits 1974–1987
  • Released: February 11, 2003
  • Mercury
  • Greatest Hits compilation album
62 17 US: Gold
2006 Gold
  • Released: April 25, 2006
  • Label: Mercury
  • Greatest Hits compilation album (1974-1987)
2009 Retrospective 3
  • Released: March 3, 2009
  • Label: (US) Atlantic
    (Canada) Anthem
  • Greatest Hits compilation album (1989-2008)
2009 Working Men
  • Released: November 17, 2009
  • Label: (US) Atlantic
    (Canada) Anthem
  • Greatest Live Hits compilation album
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[change | change source]

Year Song Chart positions Album
US US Main UK
1973 "Not Fade Away" Debut single
1974 "Finding My Way" Rush
"In the Mood"
1975 "Fly by Night" Fly By Night
"Making Memories"
1976 "The Necromancer: Return of the Prince" Caress of Steel
"Lakeside Park"
1977 "The Twilight Zone" 2112
"2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx"
"A Passage to Bangkok"
"Fly by Night (Live)" All The World's a Stage
"Closer to the Heart" 76 36 A Farewell to Kings
1978 "Cinderella Man"
"The Trees Hemispheres
1979 "Circumstances"
1980 "The Spirit of Radio" 51 13 Permanent Waves
"Freewill"
"Entre Nous" 110
1981 "Limelight" 55 4 Moving Pictures
"Tom Sawyer" 44 8 25
"Vital Signs" 41
1982 "Tom Sawyer (Live)" 42 25 Exit...Stage Left
"Closer to the Heart (Live)" 69 21
"New World Man" 21 1 42 Signals
"Subdivisions" 105 8 53
1983 "The Analog Kid" 19
"The Weapon"
"Countdown" 36
1984 "Distant Early Warning" 3 Grace Under Pressure
"The Body Electric" 105 23 56
"Red Sector A" 21
"Afterimage"
1985 "The Big Money" 45 4 Power Windows
"Territories" 30
1986 "Mystic Rhythms" 21
"Manhattan Project" 10
"Marathon"
1987 "Time Stand Still" 3 41 Hold Your Fire
"Prime Mover"
"Force Ten" 3
1988 "Lock and Key" 16
1989 "Mission (Live)" 33 A Show of Hands
"Marathon (Live)" 6
"Show Don't Tell" 1 Presto
1990 "The Pass" 15
"Superconductor" 37
1991 "Dreamline" 1 Roll the Bones
"Bravado" 13
1992 "Roll the Bones" 9 49
"Face Up"
"Heresy"
"Ghost of a Chance" 2
1993 "Stick It Out" 1 Counterparts
1994 "Nobody's Hero" 9
"Cold Fire" 2
"Animate" 35
"Double Agent"
1996 "Don't Care" Alex Lifeson - Victor
"I Am the Spirit"
"Promise"
"Test for Echo" 1 Test for Echo
"Half the World" 6
1997 "Driven" 20
"Virtuality"
"Resist"
1998 "The Spirit of Radio (Live)" 27 Different Stages
"Closer to the Heart (Live)"
2000 "My Favourite Headache" Geddy Lee - My Favourite Headache
"Grace to Grace" 28
2002 "Secret Touch" 25 Vapor Trails
"One Little Victory" 10
"Sweet Miracle"
2003 "Resist (Live Acoustic Version)" Rush in Rio
2004 "Summertime Blues" 30 Feedback
2007 "Far Cry" 22 Snakes & Arrows
"Spindrift"
"The Larger Bowl (A Pantoum)" 16
2008 "Workin' Them Angels" 30
2010 "Caravan" Clockwork Angels
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Music videos[change | change source]

Year Title Album
1975 "In The Mood" (from Don Kirshner's Rock Concert) Rush
"Fly by Night" (from Don Kirshner's Rock Concert) Fly By Night
"Best I Can" (from Don Kirshner's Rock Concert)
1977 "Closer to the Heart" A Farewell to Kings
"A Farewell to Kings"
"Xanadu"
1978 "Circumstances" Hemispheres
"The Trees"
"La Villa Strangiato"
1981 "Limelight" Moving Pictures
"Tom Sawyer"
"Vital Signs"
1982 "Subdivisions" Signals
1983 "Countdown"
1984 "Distant Early Warning" Grace Under Pressure
"Afterimage"
"The Body Electric"
"The Enemy Within"
1985 "The Big Money" Power Windows
1986 "Mystic Rhythms"
1987 "Time Stand Still" Hold Your Fire
1988 "Lock and Key"
1989 "Show Don't Tell" Presto
1990 "The Pass"
"Superconductor"
1992 "Roll the Bones" Roll the Bones
1993 "Stick It Out" Counterparts
1994 "Nobody's Hero"
1996 "Half the World" Test for Echo
1997 "Closer to the Heart" (Live) Different Stages
"Driven" Test for Echo
2007 "Far Cry" Snakes & Arrows

Promos[change | change source]

Date of Release Title Label Type Format
January 1977 Everything Your Listeners Ever Wanted to Hear by Rush... But You Were Afraid to Play (not released officially) Compilation album/Studio album LP
Hemispheres Radio Show LP
Live in St. Louis Live album LP
Moving Pictures Special LP
The Rush Special LP
Signals Radio Special LP
Grace Under Pressure Interview LP
Hemispheres Banded Promo LP
In Store Play Special LP
1990 Rush - Profiled! Atlantic Interview CD
1991 Roll the Bones Radio Special Anthem Studio album / Interview CD
January 1992 The Story of Kings Baktabak Interview CD
October 1995 The Rush Interviews Volume 2 Baktabak Interview CD
2002 Profiled Anthem/Atlantic Interview CD

Video albums[change | change source]

Date of Release Title Label U.S. Chart Position RIAA Certification[16]
1981 Exit...Stage Left Polygram Gold
1984 Grace Under Pressure Tour Polygram
1985 Through the Camera Eye Polygram
1989 A Show of Hands Polygram Platinum
1990 Chronicles Polygram Platinum
April 23, 2002 Neil Peart - A Work In Progress Warner Bros.
October 21, 2003 Rush in Rio Rounder 5x Multi-Platinum
November 22, 2005 R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour Rounder 4x Multi-Platinum
December 7, 2005 Neil Peart - Anatomy of A Drum Solo Hudson Music
June 13, 2006 Rush Replay X3 Mercury 1 2x Multi-Platinum
November 24, 2008 Snakes & Arrows Live Rounder

Solo albums[change | change source]

All chart positions are U.S. Billboard 200 unless otherwise stated.
Album information
Alex Lifeson - Victor
Geddy Lee - My Favourite Headache
US Certification Criteria - Albums: G = 500,000 , P = 1 million, M=Multiplatinum. For example, M(2) = 2 million
Other formats have different criteria, see Certification Criteria

References[change | change source]

  1. RIAA Website
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  10. 10.0 10.1 "UK Albums chart". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-02. http://archive.is/y2LJK. Retrieved 2008-11-08.
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  15. RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by Rush
  16. RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for videos by Rush

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