ZZ Top discography

The following is a comprehensive discography of ZZ Top, an American blues rock band. They have released 15 studio albums, four live albums, seven compilation albums and 44 singles.

ZZ Top has sold over 25 million albums in the US with additional sales internationally. ZZ Top has also promoted sales with several international tours including the Grugahalle in Essen, Germany where Double Down Live was recorded and subsequently released as a live compilation.

ZZ Top discography
ZZ Top Live
ZZ Top in 2008 from left to right; Dusty Hill, Frank Beard and Billy Gibbons.
Studio albums15
Live albums4
Compilation albums7
Singles44

Albums

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications[1][2][3]
(sales threshold)
US
[4]
UK
AUS
[5]
NZL
[6]
SWE
[7]
NOR
[8]
SWI
[9]
AUT
[10]
GER
[11][12]
FIN
[13]
FRA
[14]
1971 ZZ Top's First Album
201
[A]
1972 Rio Grande Mud
  • Release date: April 4, 1972
  • Label: London Records
104 90
1973 Tres Hombres
  • Release date: July 26, 1973
  • Label: London Records
8 36
1975 Fandango!
  • Release date: April 18, 1975
  • Label: London Records
10 60 61
  • US: Gold
  • CAN: Platinum
1976 Tejas
  • Release date: November 29, 1976
  • Label: London Records
17 72 21
  • US: Gold
1979 Degüello
24 100 19
  • US: Platinum
  • GER: Gold
1981 El Loco
  • Release date: July 20, 1981
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
17 88 26 52
  • US: Gold
1983 Eliminator
  • Release date: March 23, 1983
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
9 3 2 4 13 13 11 25 1 16
  • US: Diamond
  • CAN: Diamond
  • UK: 4× Platinum
  • AUS: 4× Platinum
  • FIN: Platinum[16]
  • GER: 3× Gold
  • AUT: Gold
  • FRA: 2× Platinum
1985 Afterburner
  • Release date: October 28, 1985
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
4 2 6 1 3 8 2 18 3 1
  • US: 5× Platinum
  • GER: 3× Gold
  • UK: Platinum
  • FIN: Platinum[16]
  • FRA: Gold
1990 Recycler
  • Release date: March 23, 1990
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
6 8 27 23 2 2 1 15 4 1 9
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
  • GER: Platinum
  • FIN: Platinum[16]
  • SWI: Platinum[17]
  • UK: Silver
  • FRA: 2× Gold
1994 Antenna
14 3 40 13 1 4 3 2 3 1 7
  • US: Platinum
  • AUT: Gold
  • CAN: Gold
  • FIN: Gold[16]
  • FRA: Gold
  • GER: Gold
  • NOR: Gold
  • SWI: Gold
1996 Rhythmeen
  • Release date: September 17, 1996
  • Label: RCA Records
29 32 6 15 8 31 9 3 14
1999 XXX
  • Release date: September 28, 1999
  • Label: RCA Records
100 26 23 11 24 50
2003 Mescalero
  • Release date: April 15, 2003
  • Label: RCA Records
57 22 21 22 33 9 18 46
2012 La Futura
6 29 75 11 7 4 7 5 4 13
  • GER: Gold
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[4]
US Blues
[4]
UK
[18]
AUS
[5]
NZL
[6]
SWE
[7]
NOR
[8]
AUT
[10]
2008 Live from Texas
  • CAN (DVD): 5× Multi-Platinum[19]
  • US (DVD): 2× Multi-Platinum[20]
  • GER (DVD): Platinum[21]
  • AUS (DVD): Gold[22]
  • FIN (DVD): Gold[16]
2009 Double Down Live
2014 Live at Montreux 2013
2016 Tonite at Midnight: Live Greatest Hits from Around the World
111 50 50
[23]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[4]
US Blues
[4]
UK
[18]
AUS
[5]
NZL
[6]
SWE
[7]
NOR
[8]
AUT
[10]
1977 The Best of ZZ Top
  • Released: March 21, 1977
  • Label: London Records
94 44
  • US: 2× Platinum
1987 Six Pack
  • Released: 1987
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
99
1992 Greatest Hits
  • Released: April 14, 1992
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
9 5 2 2 2 7 2
  • FRA: Diamond
  • AUS: 4× Platinum
  • US: 3× Platinum
  • FIN: Platinum[16]
  • GER: 3× Gold
  • AUT: Platinum
  • BEL: Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
  • SWI: Platinum[17]
  • UK: Gold
1994 One Foot in the Blues
  • Released: November 22, 1994
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
10 25
2003 Chrome, Smoke & BBQ
  • Released: October 14, 2003
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
2004 Rancho Texicano
30
  • UK: Silver
2014 The Very Baddest
95
  • UK: Silver
2019 Goin' 50
  • Released: June 14, 2019
  • Label: Warner Records Inc.
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions[24][18][25][26][27] Album
US US Main AUS UK IRE NLD NZL SWI SWE GER
1970 "Salt Lick" x Non-album single
"(Somebody Else Been) Shakin' Your Tree" x ZZ Top's First Album
1972 "Francine" 69 x Rio Grande Mud
1973 "La Grange" 41 x 18 Tres Hombres
"Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers" x
1975 "Tush" 20 x 87 Fandango!
1976 "It's Only Love" 44 x Tejas
1977 "Arrested for Driving While Blind" 91 x
"Enjoy and Get It On" 105 x
1980 "I Thank You" 34 x Degüello
"Cheap Sunglasses" 89 x
1981 "Leila" 77 El Loco
"Tube Snake Boogie" 103 4
"Pearl Necklace" 28
1983 "Gimme All Your Lovin'" 37 2 82 10 9 3 6 33 39 Eliminator
"Got Me Under Pressure" 18 12 -
"Sharp Dressed Man" 56 8 66 22 8 8 10
"TV Dinners" 38 67
1984 "Legs" 8 3 6 16 9 19 5
1985
"Sleeping Bag" 8 1 36 27 14 13 13 40 Afterburner
"Can't Stop Rockin'" 8
"Stages" 21 1 63 43 23 40
1986 "Rough Boy" 22 5 84 23 23 81 38
"Delirious" 16
"Woke Up with Wood" 18
"Velcro Fly" 35 15 54 10 68
1990 "Doubleback" 50 1 41 29 28 13 9 33 Recycler
"Concrete and Steel" 1
"My Head's in Mississippi" 1 37
1991 "Give It Up" 79 2 69
"Decision or Collision" 14
1992 "Viva Las Vegas" 16 28 10 8 27 17 20 7 34 ZZ Top's Greatest Hits
"Gun Love" 8
1994 "Pincushion" 124 1 91 15 33 40 11 Antenna
"Breakaway" 7 60
"Girl in a T-Shirt" 27
"Fuzzbox Voodoo" 30
1996 "She's Just Killing Me" 12 Rhythmeen
"What's Up with That" 5 58
"Bang Bang" 22
1997 "Rhythmeen" 35
1999 "Fearless Boogie" 13 XXX
2000 "36-22-36" 31
2003 "Piece" Mescalero
2012 "I Gotsta Get Paid" Texicali/La Futura
"—" denotes releases that did not chart, "x" denotes when chart did not exist

Notes

  1. ^ ZZ Top's First Album did not enter the Billboard 200, but peaked at number 201 on the Bubbling Under the Top LP's chart.[15]

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