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The discography of Gnarls Barkley, an American alternative hip hop duo composed of record producer Danger Mouse and soul singer Cee Lo Green, consists of two studio albums, two extended plays, seven singles and seven music videos. The duo originally met in the late 1990s, and began to record music together in 2003 following the release of Danger Mouse's 2003 album Ghetto Pop Life.[1] Their first single, "Crazy", was released in 2006; it achieved worldwide chart success, reaching number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 – where it was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)[2] – and reaching the top ten of the Australian, New Zealand and Swiss singles charts, among others.[3][4][5] It also topped the UK Singles Chart, attracting considerable attention for becoming the first song ever to top the chart on digital download sales alone, following a change to the chart's eligibility rules allowing songs to chart purely on digital sales providing that it was given a physical release the following week.[6] The song appeared on Gnarls Barkley's debut studio album, St. Elsewhere, which peaked at number four on the US Billboard 200 as well as topping the New Zealand and United Kingdom albums charts.[4][7] Three further singles – "Smiley Faces", which reached the top ten of the UK and Irish singles charts,[8][9] "Who Cares?" and a cover of the Violent Femmes song "Gone Daddy Gone" – were released from St. Elsewhere, although none of them appeared on the Billboard Hot 100.[10]

Gnarls Barkley discography
Two African-American men perform against a black backdrop; the man in the background plays a keyboard whilst wearing a striped tie and sunglasses, whilst the man in the foreground holds a microphone whilst wearing a white shirt and striped tie.
Gnarls Barkley during a performance in Australia in 2007
Studio albums2
Music videos7
EPs2
Singles7

Gnarls Barkley's second studio album, The Odd Couple, was released on March 18, 2008 in the United States.[11] Although it is stylistically similar to St. Elsewhere,[11] The Odd Couple failed to achieve its predecessor's commercial success, only reaching number 12 on the Billboard 200 and the top 20 of a select few worldwide albums charts.[7][12] None of the singles from The Odd Couple matched the worldwide success of "Crazy": "Run (I'm a Natural Disaster)", The Odd Couple's first single, achieved minor success on several European singles charts,[8][13] and "Going On", the second single, reached number 88 on the Billboard Hot 100.[10] The album also spawned the single "Who's Gonna Save My Soul", which failed to appear on any major national chart.

Contents

AlbumsEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[14]
AUS
[12]
CAN
[15]
GER
[16]
IRL
[9]
NLD
[17]
NZ
[4]
SWE
[18]
SWI
[5]
UK
[7]
St. Elsewhere 4 6 8 6 4 7 1 9 2 1
The Odd Couple
  • Released: March 18, 2008 (US)[11]
  • Label: Downtown, Atlantic
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
12 20 21 58 31 60 59 16 19
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended playsEdit

List of extended plays, with selected information
Title Album details
iTunes Live from Soho[29]
  • Released: August 12, 2008 (US)[29]
  • Label: Downtown, Atlantic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Who's Gonna Save My Soul[30]
  • Released: November 25, 2008 (US)[30]
  • Label: Downtown, Atlantic
  • Formats: CD, digital download

SinglesEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[10]
US
Alt.

[31]
AUS
[3]
GER
[13]
IRL
[9]
NLD
[17]
NZ
[4]
SWE
[18]
SWI
[5]
UK
[8]
"Crazy" 2006 2 7 2 3 1 3 1 4 1 1 St. Elsewhere
"Smiley Faces" 38 32 9 47 57 37 10
"Who Cares?"[A] 60
"Gone Daddy Gone"[A] 26 90 84
"Run (I'm a Natural Disaster)" 2008 [B] 35 72 65 32 The Odd Couple
"Going On" 88 79 143
"Who's Gonna Save My Soul"[36]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videosEdit

List of music videos, with directors, showing year released
Title Year Director(s)
"Crazy" 2006 Robert Hales[37][38]
"Smiley Faces"
"Gone Daddy Gone" Chris Milk[39]
"Run (I'm a Natural Disaster)" 2008 Happy[40]
"Going On" Wendy Morgan[41]
"Who's Gonna Save My Soul" Chris Milk[42]
"Mystery Man" Walter Robot[43]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Who Cares?" and "Gone Daddy Gone" charted as a double A-side single in the United Kingdom.
  2. ^ "Run (I'm a Natural Disaster)" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 14 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as an extension to the Hot 100.[35]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b c "Gold & Platinum: Gnarls Barkley". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Peak chart positions for singles in Australia:
  4. ^ a b c d "Discography Gnarls Barkley". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  5. ^ a b c "Gnarls Barkley" (select "Charts" tab). swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
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  7. ^ a b c "Gnarls Barkley" (select "Albums" tab). Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  8. ^ a b c Peak chart positions for singles in the United Kingdom:
  9. ^ a b c "Discography Gnarls Barkley". irish-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  10. ^ a b c "Gnarls Barkley – Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
  11. ^ a b c Bush, John. "The Odd Couple – Gnarls Barkley > Overview". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  12. ^ a b "Discography Gnarls Barkley". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  13. ^ a b "Chartverfolgung / Gnarls Barkley / Single". musicline.de (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  14. ^ "Gnarls Barkley – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
  15. ^ "Gnarls Barkley – Chart History: Canadian Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
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  17. ^ a b "Discografie Gnarls Barkley". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  18. ^ a b "Discography Gnarls Barkley". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  19. ^ Bush, John. "St. Elsewhere – Gnarls Barkley > Overview". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  20. ^ Cohen, Jonathan (January 29, 2008). "Gnarls Barkley Feeling 'Odd' On New Album". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  21. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2007 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on May 13, 2011. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  22. ^ a b "Certified Awards Search" (enter "Gnarls Barkley" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  23. ^ a b "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank: Gnarls Barkley" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  24. ^ a b "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Gnarls Barkley)". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  25. ^ "2006 Certification Awards – Platinum". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  26. ^ "Gold and Platinum (Gnarls Barkley)". Music Canada. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  27. ^ "Top 40 Albums: Chart #1521 (Monday 17 July 2006)". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  28. ^ Cohen, Jonathan (January 29, 2008). "Gnarls Barkley Feeling 'Odd' On New Album". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  29. ^ a b "iTunes Live from SoHo – EP by Gnarls Barkley". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  30. ^ a b "Who's Gonna Save My Soul – EP by Gnarls Barkley". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  31. ^ "Gnarls Barkley – Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
  32. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2006 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on February 11, 2010. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  33. ^ "(Guld & Platina) ÅR 2008" [(Gold & Platinum) Year 2008] (PDF) (in Swedish). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 11, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  34. ^ "Top 40 Singles Chart: Chart #1521 (Monday 17 July 2006)". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  35. ^ "Gnarls Barkley – Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
  36. ^ "Who's Gonna Save My Soul – Gnarls Barkley > Overview". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  37. ^ "Crazy | Gnarls Barkley | Music Video". MTV. Viacom Media Networks. May 9, 2006. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  38. ^ "Smiley Faces | Gnarls Barkley | Music Video". MTV. Viacom Media Networks. February 8, 2007. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  39. ^ "Gone Daddy Gone | Gnarls Barkley | Music Video". MTV. Viacom Media Networks. September 9, 2006. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  40. ^ "Run | Gnarls Barkley | Music Video". MTV. Viacom Media Networks. February 29, 2008. Archived from the original on November 30, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  41. ^ "Going On | Gnarls Barkley | Music Video". MTV. Viacom Media Networks. May 15, 2008. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  42. ^ "Who's Gonna Save My Soul | Gnarls Barkley | Music Video". MTV. Viacom Media Networks. July 23, 2008. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  43. ^ "Mystery Man | Gnarls Barkley | Music Video". MTV. Viacom Media Networks. December 8, 2008. Retrieved November 25, 2012.

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