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Big Audio Dynamite discography

Big Audio Dynamite (later known as Big Audio Dynamite II and Big Audio, and often abbreviated BAD) are a British musical group formed in 1984 by the ex-guitarist and singer of The Clash, Mick Jones. The group is noted for its effective mixture of varied musical styles, incorporating elements of punk rock, dance music, hip hop, reggae, and funk. BAD's one constant throughout frequent shifts in membership and musical direction is the vocals provided by Mick Jones. After releasing a number of well-received albums and touring extensively throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Big Audio Dynamite disbanded in 1997. In 2011, the band embarked on a reunion tour.

Big Audio Dynamite discography
Studio albums9
Live albums1
Compilation albums7
Singles18

AlbumsEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Year Album information Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1][2]
AUS
[3]
NZ
[4]
US
[5]
1985 This Is Big Audio Dynamite (as 'Big Audio Dynamite') 27 87 8 103
1986 No. 10, Upping St. (as 'Big Audio Dynamite')
  • Released: October 1986
  • Labels: CBS
11 85 23 119
1988 Tighten Up Vol. 88 (as 'Big Audio Dynamite')
  • Released: June 1988
  • Labels: CBS
33 102
1989 Megatop Phoenix (as 'Big Audio Dynamite')
  • Released: 5 September 1989
  • Labels: CBS
26 85
1990 Kool-Aid (as 'Big Audio Dynamite II') 55
1991 The Globe (as 'Big Audio Dynamite II')
  • Released: 16 June 1991
  • Labels: Columbia
61 10 16 76
1994 Higher Power (as 'Big Audio')
  • Released: 8 November 1994
  • Labels: Columbia
1995 F-Punk (as 'Big Audio Dynamite')
1997 Entering a New Ride (as 'Big Audio Dynamite')
  • Labels: Released on the Internet independently

Live albumsEdit

Compilation albumsEdit

Year Album information
1993 The Lost Treasure of Big Audio Dynamite I & II
  • Labels: Alex Records, Sony
1994 Looking for a Song (promo)
  • Labels: CBS
1995 Planet B.A.D.
  • Labels: Columbia
1999 Super Hits
  • Labels: Columbia
2000 Big Audio Dynamite I & II
2008 Original Album Classics
2009 The Best of Big Audio Dynamite
  • Labels: Sony Music Entertainment

SinglesEdit

Year Song Chart positions Album
UK
[1][9]
AUS
[3]
IRL NZ
[4]
US
Hot 100 Club Play Modern Rock
1985 "The Bottom Line" 97 34 38 33 This Is Big Audio Dynamite
1986 "E=MC²" 11 47 11 18 37
"Medicine Show" 29 42
"C'mon Every Beatbox" 51 19 No 10, Upping Street
1987 "V. Thirteen" 49 15
"Sightsee M.C!" 94
1988 "Just Play Music!" 51 49 45 1 Tighten Up, Vol. 88
"Other 99" 81 13
1989 "James Brown" 19 2 Megatop Phoenix
"Contact" 86 18 6
1990 "Free" 47 22 Flashback OST
1991 "Rush" 1* 1 2* 1 32 36 1 The Globe
"The Globe" 8 10 72 28 3
1992 "Innocent Child" 67
On the Road Live '92
1994 "Looking for a Song" 68
24 Higher Power
1995 "I Turned Out a Punk" F-Punk
1998 "Sunday Best" Entering a New Ride

ContributionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Big Audio Dynamite - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Big Audio Dynamite II - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b Australian chart peaks:
  4. ^ a b "charts.nz - Discography Big Audio Dynamite II". charts.nz. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Big Audio Dynamite > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Certified Awards Search Archived March 13, 2012, at the Wayback Machine". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved on 16 June 2011. Note: User needs to enter "Big Audio Dynamite" in the "Search" field, "Artist" in the "Search by" field and click the "Go" button. Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history.
  7. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  8. ^ "Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on 26 June 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2009. Note: User must define 'Artist' search parameter as "Big Audio Dynamite II".
  9. ^ "Big Audio - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016.