Album artist 337 - The Commodores

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This page lists the album chart runs of The Commodores. A list of songs by The Commodores can be found here. The albums are listed with the most widely successful first.

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 The Commodores Natural High 1978 US 70s 2 - Jul 1978 (3 months), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1978), Billboard 3 - May 1978 (33 weeks) (16 weeks in top 10), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1978), UK 8 - Jun 1978 (23 weeks), US BB 9 of 1978, US CashBox 10 of 1978, Norway 19 - Sep 1978 (1 week), D.Marsh 20 of 1978, Xgau rating C- (1978)
2 The Commodores Midnight Magic 1979 Billboard 3 - Aug 1979 (41 weeks) (15 weeks in top 10), US 70s 3 - Sep 1979 (3 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1979), US BB 12 of 1979, US CashBox 14 of 1979, UK 15 - Aug 1979 (24 weeks), Norway 20 - Aug 1979 (3 weeks), D.Marsh 39 of 1979
3 The Commodores In The Pocket 1981 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1981), Billboard 13 - Jul 1981 (40 weeks), Sweden 25 - Aug 1981 (2 weeks), US CashBox 49 of 1981, US BB 59 of 1981, UK 69 - Jul 1981 (5 weeks), Xgau rating B- (1981)
4 The Commodores Nightshift 1985 Germany 4 - Mar 1985 (14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1985), Switzerland 8 - Mar 1985 (15 weeks), Austria 9 - Mar 1985 (4 months), Billboard 12 - Feb 1985 (29 weeks), UK 13 - Feb 1985 (10 weeks), Sweden 22 - Feb 1985 (10 weeks), US BB 37 of 1985, Xgau rating C+ (1985)
5 The Commodores Heroes 1980 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1981), Billboard 7 - Jun 1980 (33 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), Sweden 26 - Jul 1980 (4 weeks), US CashBox 29 of 1980, US BB 43 of 1980, UK 50 - Jun 1980 (5 weeks), Xgau rating B (1980)
6 The Commodores Commodores Live! 1977 Billboard 3 - Nov 1977 (28 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10), US 70s 4 - Nov 1977 (2 months), US BB 31 of 1977, UK 60 - May 1978 (1 week), US CashBox 69 of 1978
7 The Commodores The Commodores 1977 Billboard 3 - Apr 1977 (53 weeks) (19 weeks in top 10), US 70s 3 - May 1977 (5 months), US BB 6 of 1977, US CashBox 8 of 1977
8 The Commodores The Commodores' Greatest Hits 1978 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1978), UK 19 - Dec 1978 (16 weeks), Norway 19 - Feb 1979 (1 week), Billboard 23 - Nov 1978 (20 weeks), Xgau rating B- (1978)
9 The Commodores Hot On The Tracks 1976 Billboard 12 - Jul 1976 (39 weeks), US CashBox 28 of 1976, US BB 64 of 1976
10 The Commodores 20th Century Masters - The Best Of The Commodores 2013 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 2004), Billboard 155 - Jul 2013 (20 weeks)
11 The Commodores All The Great Hits 1982 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1985), Billboard 37 - Dec 1982 (24 weeks)
12 The Commodores United 1986 Switzerland 28 - Nov 1986 (2 weeks), Billboard 101 - Nov 1986 (15 weeks)
13 The Commodores Love Songs 1982 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Aug 1982), UK 5 - Aug 1982 (28 weeks)
14 The Commodores The Very Best Of The Commodores 1985 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1985), UK 31 - Nov 1985 (13 weeks)
15 The Commodores Commodores Anthology 1983 Billboard 141 - Jun 1983 (7 weeks), Xgau rating B (1983)
16 The Commodores Commodores 13 1983 Billboard 103 - Oct 1983 (11 weeks)
17 The Commodores Caught In The Act 1975 Billboard 26 - Mar 1975 (33 weeks), Xgau rating B (1975)
18 The Commodores Movin' On 1975 Billboard 29 - Nov 1975 (32 weeks), Xgau rating B- (1975)
19 The Commodores Machine Gun 1974 Billboard 138 - Aug 1974 (9 weeks), Xgau rating B+ (1974)
20 The Commodores The Very best 1995 UK 26 - May 1995 (3 weeks)
21 The Commodores Composer (great Love Songs Written By L. Richie) unknown US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1991)

In addition to the above listed albums The Commodores also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Lionel Richie & The Commodores The Definitive Collection 2003 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 2005), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 2004), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2007), Norway 4 - Jul 2005 (13 weeks), UK 10 - Nov 2003 (44 weeks), Billboard 19 - Feb 2003 (66 weeks), Sweden 31 - Sep 2004 (2 weeks)

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15 Sep 2016

(3) Double & (1) Triple Listing

#21 & #26 are the same (Movin' On). #14 & #15 (Commodores 13). Also #16 & #25 (Anthology). And finally #17 & #18 & #24 seem to be the same (The Best Of - 20th Century Masters).

Data fixed, thanks


22 Jan 2015

(3) Double Listings

#10 & #11 are the same (Live!). #13 & #15 are the same (The Very Best Of - (1) week gap between runs on the UK Charts). #14 should be combined with #1 (under duets w/Lionel Richie - The Definitive Collection).

Data fixed, thanks


21 Mar 2011

Platinum Album

I purchased a framed platinum album for Motown Records, "Hot on the Tracks" by COMMODORES, 1976. I cannot find documentation that this album ever went platinum.

Did it?

Your help will be greatly appreciated!!

Randall Smith

First of all we assume that you are in the US, since you don't say which country you are interested in.

The definitive listing of Platinum records for the US is from the RIAA and can be searched at http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php

If you search for "COMMODORES" the earliest album listed is "Natural High" from 1978. So the answer to your question would seem to be that "Hot on the Tracks" was never certified as Platinum by the RIAA.

Now it could be that the sales were enough to qualify, but the record company just didn't pay for the certification. However given the chart position of the album it would be surprising if it managed Platinum levels.