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The Gap Band discography

The Gap Band has released over 30 albums. Since their inception in 1974, the Gap Band has released 15 studio albums, 13 compilation albums and 2 live albums. They released nine self-titled albums (including two of the same name). Each album does not reflect which number they released, only which point it is in the series (Gap Band IV, for example, is actually their sixth album).

The Gap Band discography
Studio albums 15
Compilation albums 13
Singles 38
Top-40 R&B songs 23

Contents

AlbumsEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Record label
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
GER
[2]
NLD
[3]
NZ
[4]
UK
[5]
1974 Magicians Holiday Shelter
1977 The Gap Band Tattoo
1979 The Gap Band 77 10 Mercury
The Gap Band II 42 3 32
1980 The Gap Band III 16 1
  • US: Platinum [6]
1982 Gap Band IV 14 1 46
  • US: Platinum [6]
Total Experience
1983 Gap Band V: Jammin' 28 2
1984 Gap Band VI 58 1
1985 Gap Band VII 159 6
1986 Gap Band 8 29 65 47
1988 Straight from the Heart 74
1989 Round Trip 189 20 Capitol
1994 Testimony Lalique / Rhino
1995 Ain't Nothin' But a Party Raging Bull
1999 Y2K:Funkin' Till 2000 Comz Eagle
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Live albumsEdit

Year Album Peak chart positions Record label
US
R&B

[1]
1996 Live & Well 54 Intersound
1998 Gotta Get Up EMI-Capitol
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Compilation albumsEdit

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Record label
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
1985 Gap Gold: The Best of The Gap Band 103 46
  • US: Platinum [6]
Total Experience
1986 The 12" Collection 61 Mercury
1995 The Best of The Gap Band
1998 Greatest Hits PolyGram
The Ballads Collection
The Best of the Gap Band, Vol. 2 Simitar
1999 12" Collection & More PolyGram
2000 The Millennium Collection: The Best of Gap Band Mercury
2001 Ultimate Collection Hip-O
Love at Your Fingertips Ark 21
2003 The Best of the Gap Band '84-'88 Varèse Sarabande
2006 Gold Hip-O
2009 Playlist: Your Way 70 Mercury
2011 Icon Mercury
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
US
Dance

[1]
UK
[5]
1974 "Backbone" Magicians Holiday
"I-Yike-It"
1977 "Out of the Blue (Can You Feel It)" 42 The Gap Band (1977)
"Little Bit of Love" 95
1979 "Shake" 101 4 48 The Gap Band (1979)
"Open Up Your Mind (Wide)" 13
"Steppin' (Out)" 103 10 The Gap Band II
1980 "Oops Upside Your Head" 102 4 52 6
"Party Lights" 36 30
"Burn Rubber on Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)" 84 1 19 22 The Gap Band III
1981 "Humpin'" 60 19 36
"Yearning for Your Love" 60 5 47
1982 "Early in the Morning" 24 1 13 55 Gap Band IV
"You Dropped a Bomb on Me" 31 2 39
"Outstanding" 51 1 24 68
1983 "Party Train" 101 3 Gap Band V: Jammin'
"Jam the Motha" 16
1984 "Someday" 17
"I'm Ready (If You're Ready)" 74 87
"Jammin' in America" 64
"Beep a Freak" 103 2 66 Gap Band VI
1985 "I Found My Baby" 8
"Disrespect" 18
"Desire" 46 Gap Band VII
1986 "Going in Circles" 2
"Automatic Brain" 78
"Big Fun" 8 4 Gap Band 8
1987 "How Music Came About" 61
"Zibble, Zibble (Get the Money)" 15
"Sweeter Than Candy" 40 Penitentiary III
"Oops Upside Your Head" ('87 Mix) 20 Non-album single
1988 "Straight from the Heart" 36 Straight from the Heart
"I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" 14 35 63 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
1989 "All of My Love" 1 88 Round Trip
1990 "Addicted to Your Love" 8
"We Can Make It Alright" 18
1995 "First Lover" 59 36 Ain't Nothin' But a Party
"Got It Goin' On" 75
2004 "Oops Upside Your Head" (with DJ Casper) 16 Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

See alsoEdit

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