Album artist 143 - Simple Minds

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

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years 1989 UK 1 - May 1989 (28 weeks), Germany 1 for 8 weeks - Jun 1989, Germany 1 - May 1989 (21 weeks), Europe num 1 for 5 weeks - May 1989, Switzerland 1 - May 1989 (23 weeks), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1989), Holland free40 2 of 1989, France Best 2 of 1989, Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1989), Austria 3 - Jun 1989 (5 months), Norway 4 - May 1989 (10 weeks), Sweden 4 - May 1989 (14 weeks), Italy 10 of 1989, France (InfoDisc) 16 of 1989 (peak 1, 44 weeks), Billboard 70 - May 1989 (12 weeks)
2 Simple Minds Once Upon A Time 1985 UK 1 - Nov 1985 (83 weeks), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jul 1996), Sweden 4 - Nov 1985 (20 weeks), France Best 4 of 1985, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1986), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1986), Germany 5 - Nov 1985 (6 weeks), Norway 6 - Oct 1985 (18 weeks), Switzerland 7 - Nov 1985 (20 weeks), Billboard 10 - Nov 1985 (37 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), Italy 17 of 1985, Holland free40 19 of 1985, France (InfoDisc) 26 of 1985 (peak 7, 18 weeks), US CashBox 30 of 1986, US BB 31 of 1986, Guiness 88, Acclaimed 2107 (1985), RYM 164 of 1985, Xgau rating B- (1985)
3 Simple Minds Glittering Prize 81-92 1992 UK 1 - Oct 1992 (39 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Dec 1992, New Zealand 1 for 4 - Nov 1992, UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jun 1993), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Dec 1994), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1993), Germany 10 - Nov 1992 (5 weeks), Switzerland 14 - Nov 1992 (15 weeks), Sweden 17 - Oct 1992 (11 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 32 of 1992, Italy 58 of 1992
4 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain 1984 UK 1 - Feb 1984 (57 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 2 - Feb 1984, Sweden 2 - Feb 1984 (12 weeks), Holland free40 2 of 1984, UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1988), France Best 9 of 1984, Germany 14 - Mar 1984 (3 weeks), Norway 14 - Feb 1984 (3 weeks), Switzerland 19 - Mar 1984 (4 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 22 of 1984 (peak 17, 35 weeks), Italy 41 of 1984, Billboard 64 - Feb 1984 (24 weeks), Acclaimed 2810 (1983), RYM 145 of 1984
5 Simple Minds New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) 1982 Holland free40 1 of 1982, UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1987), UK 3 - Sep 1982 (53 weeks), Melody Maker 7 of 1982, Sweden 9 - Sep 1982 (15 weeks), Norway 17 - Oct 1982 (9 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 60 of all time, Billboard 69 - Feb 1983 (18 weeks), Belgium 71 of all time (1982), Acclaimed 804 (1982), RYM 21 of 1982, Xgau rating C+ (1983)
6 Simple Minds Live - In the city of light 1987 UK 1 - Jun 1987 (26 weeks), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1991), Germany 3 - Jun 1987 (10 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1991), Switzerland 5 - Jun 1987 (14 weeks), Sweden 5 - Jun 1987 (15 weeks), Norway 6 - Jun 1987 (9 weeks), Austria 10 - Jul 1987 (3 months), Italy 17 of 1987, France (InfoDisc) 37 of 1987 (peak 4, 16 weeks), Billboard 96 - Jul 1987 (10 weeks)
7 Simple Minds Good News From The Next World 1995 Switzerland 1 - Feb 1995 (17 weeks), UK 2 - Feb 1995 (14 weeks), Sweden 2 - Feb 1995 (8 weeks), Germany 4 - Feb 1995 (6 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1995), France Gold (certified by SNEP Dec 1995), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1995), Norway 5 - Feb 1995 (15 weeks), Austria 16 - Feb 1995 (4 months), Italy 31 of 1995, France (InfoDisc) 84 of 1995 (peak 3, 11 weeks), Billboard 87 - Feb 1995 (7 weeks)
8 Simple Minds Real Life 1991 UK 2 - Apr 1991 (25 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Apr 1991 (29 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jul 1991), Germany 3 - Apr 1991 (20 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1991), Sweden 5 - Apr 1991 (14 weeks), Norway 7 - Apr 1991 (9 weeks), Italy 8 of 1991, Austria 14 - May 1991 (3 months), Holland free40 21 of 1991, France (InfoDisc) 50 of 1991 (peak 10, 24 weeks), Billboard 74 - May 1991 (11 weeks)
9 Simple Minds Sons & Fascinations & Sisters Feelings Call 1981 Sweden 4 - Jan 1982 (14 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1986), UK 11 - Sep 1981 (7 weeks), Holland free40 32 of 1981, RYM 58 of 1981
10 Simple Minds Neapolis 1998 Switzerland 7 - Mar 1998 (7 weeks), Germany 9 - Mar 1998 (1 week), Austria 15 - Apr 1998 (2 months), Norway 15 - Apr 1998 (3 weeks), UK 19 - Mar 1998 (3 weeks), Sweden 23 - Mar 1998 (1 week), Italy 97 of 1998
11 Simple Minds Graffiti Soul 2009 Switzerland 8 - Jun 2009 (8 weeks), UK 10 - Jun 2009 (4 weeks), Germany 14 - Jun 2009 (1 week)
12 Simple Minds Empires & Dance 1980 Melody Maker 5 of 1980, UK 41 - Sep 1980 (3 weeks), RYM 108 of 1980
13 Simple Minds Black & White 2005 Germany 6 - Sep 2005 (3 weeks), Switzerland 20 - Sep 2005 (2 weeks), UK 37 - Sep 2005 (2 weeks)
14 Simple Minds The Best Of 2001 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 2003)
15 Simple Minds Reproduction 1988 UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1988)
16 Simple Minds A Life In The Day 1979 UK 30 - May 1979 (6 weeks)
17 Simple Minds Celebration 1982 UK 45 - Mar 1982 (6 weeks)
18 Simple Minds New Gold Union 1985 UK 98 - Oct 1985 (1 week)
19 Simple Minds Cry 2002 Switzerland 35 - Apr 2002 (2 weeks)
20 Simple Minds Real to Real Cacophony 1979 RYM 115 of 1979
21 Simple Minds Themes for Great Cities 1982 Xgau rating C- (1982)

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20 Sep 2016

Double Listing - Live - In the City Of Light

#8 & #14 are the same.

Data fixed, thanks


19 Jan 2015

Double Listing - New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)

#5 & #12 are the same. Chart Stats shows the UK Charts for this are #3-53 weeks.

Data fixed, thanks