Cher singles discography
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Cher performing in London during her Here We Go Again Tour in October 2019
Singles83
Promotional singles20
Other appearances25

American entertainer Cher has released 83 official singles, 20 promotional singles and appeared in 25 other songs. On the Billboard Hot 100, she has achieved: 4 number 1 singles, 12 Top 10 singles, 22 Top 40 singles and a total of 33 charted singles as a solo artist. Combined with the entries she had as part of Sonny & Cher: 5 number 1 singles, 17 Top 10 singles, 32 Top 40 hits and a total of 51 singles which charted on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

Cher is the fifth-ranked female artist with the most Billboard US Hot 100 charted singles.[1] She has reached the Top 10 on the Hot 100 at least once during each of four decades—the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s—placing her in a tie for second place in that category as of May 2014, alongside Aerosmith, Barbra Streisand, Madonna and Whitney Houston, only behind Michael Jackson. Cher's span of top 10 records on the Hot 100 stretches for a total of 33 years, one month and three weeks (not counting the Sonny and Cher hits "I Got You Babe" and "Baby Don't Go"), from "Bang Bang" in 1966 to "Believe" in 1999, placing her in third place in that category as of May 2014, behind only Jackson and Carlos Santana.[2]

Cher's career as a recording artist spans seven decades and she is the only artist to have a number-one single on a Billboard chart in each of the past six decades. This feat was accomplished when "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" reached number one on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart the week of January 19, 2011.[3]

In the UK, she is the only female artist to have a top 40 hit in six consecutive decades. She has had a total of 34 top 40 hits, beginning with "All I Really Want to Do" in 1965 through "I Hope You Find It" in 2013.[4]

Cher's Spanish version of "Chiquitita" became her first song to chart on a US Latin chart, reaching number six on the US Billboard Latin Digital Songs chart. In October 2020, Cher released her version of "Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Joe" as a promotional single in her support of the US president candidate Joe Biden. In November 2020, Cher was one of the artists featured on a cover of Oasis' "Stop Crying Your Heart Out", recorded as a charity single for BBC's Children in Need.[5]

In May 2021, Cher released "Walls", a song originally recorded for her Free the Wild Foundation in 2017, as a single from her "Cher and the Loneliest Elephant" documentary.

Singles

1960s

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[6]
AUS
[7]
AUT
[8]
CAN
[9][10]
GER
[11]
IRE
[12]
NOR
[13][14]
NLD
[15]
SWE
[16]
UK
[17]
1965 "All I Really Want to Do" 15 68 11 15 13 9 All I Really Want to Do
"Where Do You Go" 25 95 5 The Sonny Side of Chér
1966 "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" 2 11 6 4 17 3 4 16 3
"Alfie" 32 96 36 Chér
"I Feel Something in the Air" 89 43
"Sunny" 1 1 3 32
"Behind the Door" 97 74 With Love, Chér
"Mama (When My Dollies Have Babies)"
[A]
45
1967 "Hey Joe" 94
"You Better Sit Down Kids" 9 100 12
1968 "The Click Song Number One" 56 Backstage
"Take Me for a Little While"
"Yours Until Tomorrow" Non-album single
1969 "For What It's Worth"
[B]
88 3614 Jackson Highway
I Walk on Guilded Splinters
"Chastity's Song (Band of Thieves)" Chastity
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

1970s

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[6]
US AC
[18]
US Dance
[19]
AUS
[20]
CAN
[9]
GER
[11]
IRE
[12]
NLD
[15]
SWE
[16]
UK
[17]
1971 "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" 1 6 5 1 25 3 23 4 Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves
1972 "The Way of Love" 7 2 42 6
"Living in a House Divided" 22 2 61 17 Foxy Lady
"Don't Hide Your Love" 46 19 44
1973 "Am I Blue?"
[C]
Bittersweet White Light
"Half-Breed" 1 3 4 1 29 6 Half-Breed
1974 "Dark Lady" 1 3 17 2 15 4 36 Dark Lady
"Train of Thought" 27 9 84 18
"I Saw a Man and He Danced with His Wife" 42 3 31
"Rescue Me" 82
1975 "Geronimo's Cadillac" Stars
1976 "Long Distance Love Affair" I'd Rather Believe In You
1977 "Pirate" 93 Cherished
"War Paint and Soft Feathers"
1979 "Take Me Home" 8 19 2 10 Take Me Home
"Wasn't It Good" 49 65
"It's Too Late to Love Me Now"
"Hell on Wheels" 59 Prisoner
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

1980s

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[6]
US AC
[18]
US Dance
[19]
AUS
[20]
AUT
[8]
CAN
[9]
GER
[11]
IRE
[12]
NLD
[15]
SWE
[16]
UK
[17]
1981 "Dead Ringer for Love" (with Meat Loaf) 65 2 32 16 5 Dead Ringer
1982 "I Paralyze" I Paralyze
1987 "I Found Someone" 10 33 8 12 4 94 5 Cher
1988 "We All Sleep Alone" 14 11 76 27 47
"Skin Deep" 79 41
1989 "After All" (with Peter Cetera) 6 1 50 5 24 84 Heart of Stone
"If I Could Turn Back Time" 3 1 1 14 2 16 6 4 11 6
"Just Like Jesse James" 8 9 14 8 38 10 11
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

1990s

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[6]
US AC
[18]
US Dance
[19]
AUS
[20][29]
[30]
AUT
[8]
CAN
[9]
GER
[11]
IRE
[12]
NLD
[15]
SWI
[31]
UK
[17]
1990 "Heart of Stone" 20 30 70 26 24 43 Heart of Stone
"You Wouldn't Know Love" 153 29 33 55
"Baby I'm Yours" 146 89 Mermaids
"The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" 33 7 4 1 21 3 1 5 4 1
1991 "Love and Understanding" 17 3 23 6 11 20 7 9 10 Love Hurts
"Save Up All Your Tears" 37 16 114 18 32 56 30 37
"Love Hurts" 43
1992 "Could've Been You" 75 31
"When Lovers Become Strangers" 15 37
"Oh No Not My Baby" 30 52 19 33 Greatest Hits: 1965–1992
"Whenever You're Near" 72
1993 "Many Rivers to Cross" 37
"I Got You Babe"
(with Beavis and Butt-head)

[D]
69 9 35 The Beavis and Butt-head Experience
1995 "Love Can Build a Bridge"
(with Chrissie Hynde, Neneh Cherry and Eric Clapton)
18 62 5 41 21 1 Non-album single
"Walking in Memphis" 65 17 60 63 44 11 It's a Man's World
1996 "One by One" 52 9 7 22 7 7
"Not Enough Love in the World" 31
"The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" 26
"Paradise Is Here" 11
1998 "Believe" 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Believe
1999 "Strong Enough" 57 29 1 11 4 16 3 11 11 5 5
"All or Nothing" 1 62 38 44 26 61 30 12
"Dov'è l'amore" 5 49 38 31 53 18 21
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

2000s

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[6]
US AC
[18]
US Dance
[19]
AUS
[20]
AUT
[8]
CAN
[9]
GER
[11]
IRE
[12]
NLD
[15]
SWI
[31]
UK
[17]
2001 "Più Che Puoi" (with Eros Ramazzotti) 61 43 17 Stilelibero
"The Music's No Good Without You" 19 23 24 5 27 25 21 22 8 Living Proof
2002 "Song for the Lonely" 85 11 1 18
"Alive Again" 27 80
"A Different Kind of Love Song" 30 1
2003 "When the Money's Gone" / "Love One Another" 1
"Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"
(with Rod Stewart)
17 As Time Goes By:
The Great American Songbook, Volume II
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

2010s

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[6]
US AC
[18]
US Dance
[19]
AUS
[20]
AUT
[8]
GER
[11]
IRE
[12]
SCO
[40]
SWI
[31]
UK
[17]
VEN
[41]
2010 "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" 1 91 Burlesque
2013 "Woman's World"
[E]
28 1 77 60 66 93 26 9 Closer to the Truth
"I Hope You Find It" 17 43 49 39 22 26 25
"Take It Like a Man" 2
2014 "I Walk Alone" 2
2018 "Fernando"
(with Andy García)
22 24 92 Mamma Mia!
Here We Go Again
"Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" 4
[F]
26
[G]
Dancing Queen
"SOS" 56
[H]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

2020s

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
Latin Dig.

[42]
UK
[43]
2020 "Chiquitita" 6 Non-album singles
"Stop Crying Your Heart Out"
(as part of BBC Radio 2 Allstars)[44]
7
2021 “Walls”
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

Promotional or limited releases

Year Song Notes
1964 "Ringo, I Love You"
  • The first song recorded by Cher as a solo artist.[45] It was released only as a promotional single (Annette Records 1000) under the pseudonym Bonnie Jo Mason.[45]
"Dream Baby"
  • From her 1965 debut studio album All I Really Want to Do. The song was used as a promo single and was released under the name Cherilyn.[46]
1967 "Ma Piano (Per Non Svegliarmi)"
  • Non-album Italian-language single.
1970 "Superstar"
  • The final song that Cher recorded under the Atco Records label was the Stan Vincent produced "Superstar".[47] The song appeared on a one-sided white label DJ promotional single.[47]
"(Just Enough to Keep Me) Hangin' On"
  • The mono version was released as a one-sided white label DJ promotional single.[47]
1971 "Don't Put It on Me"
  • B-side to the 1972 single "The Way of Love". "Don't Put It On Me" was released only for radio station in North America. In UK the song was released on April 7, 1971,[48] also as a 7" promotional single.
1974 "Carousel Man"
  • "Carousel Man" is a U.S. promo single from the 1974 MCA Greatest Hits collection, originally from the 1973 album Half-Breed. It was issued only to radio DJs in 1974 as a single and charted at #41 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. It also charted on Canadian singles chart, reaching number 83.
1974 "A Woman's Story"
  • "A Woman's Story" was a promo single from produced by Phil Spector. It was issued only to radio DJs in 1975 as a single and charted at #88 on Canadian Singles chart. The song was covered in 1986 by the Soft Cell singer Marc Almond.
1979 "Holdin' Out for Love"
  • From the 1979 studio album Prisoner. "Holdin' Out for Love" was released as a promotional single in North America, UK and Japan. In North America it was released as a DJ promo,[49] in UK "Outrageous" is on its B-side,[50] while "Boys and Girls" was the B-side of the Japanese single.[51]
1980 "Bad Love"
  • This track was recorded for the soundtrack of the film Foxes in 1980. The mega-mix of various album tracks including "Bad Love" reached No. 30 on the U.S. Dance/Club Play Billboard Chart the same year.
1982 "Rudy"
  • This track was recorded for the I Paralyze album and released as a promo single in 1982.
1988 "Bang Bang"
  • The rock version from the Cher album was released as a promo single in 1988 in France.[52]
1988 "Main Man"
  • The fourth and final single release from Cher. The song was released as a 7" commercial single in the U.S. and Canada.[53]
1999 "The Star Spangled Banner"
2000 "If I Could Turn Back Time" (Almighty Definitive Mix)
  • From the 1989 studio album Heart of Stone. The song was later remixed for the UK 12" Vinyl Promo Almighty v Cher, released by Eternal/WEA.[56] The 12" contains two other mixes of "If I Could Turn Back Time" and mixes of "Believe" and "One by One".[56]
2003 "Human"
  • Recorded for the film Stuck on You, in which Cher starred. An official soundtrack was not released, apart from on a German promotional CD called "Unzertrennlich". A promotional single of "Human" was also released to DJs.
2013 "Sirens"
  • From the 2013 studio album Closer to the Truth. The song was released in a compilation called "Songs for the Philippines". The promotional single of "Sirens" was released with 2 tracks, Album version and Radio edit.
2017 "Ooga Boo"
2018 "One of Us"
  • Made available on several streaming platforms as a promotional single only from "Dancing Queen".
2020 "Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Joe"
  • Cher performed the song at a "I Will Vote" virtual concert in her support of the US president candidate Joe Biden.

Other appearances

Year Song Notes
1975 "A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Every Day)"
1978 "Living in Sin"
  • Performed by Gene Simmons on his debut studio album, Gene Simmons. Cher sang only in one verse on backing vocals as the telephone groupie.[58]
1990 "Trail of Broken Hearts"
1992 "Just Begin Again"
1994 "It Ain't Necessarily So"
1996 "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes"
  • Appears on the compilation For Our Children Too!: To Benefit Pediatric AIDS Foundation.[60]
1999 "Don't Come Cryin' to Me"
"Crimson and Clover"
"Proud Mary" (live)
"If I Could Turn Back Time" (live)
  • A live performance for Divas Live '99 also appeared on the album.
"Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"
"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
  • Cher performed the song in character as Elsa Morganthal in Tea with Mussolini. The soundtrack was not released.
2000 "Tell Me (You're Coming Back)"
  • Performed by rock band Majic Ship from the album Songwaves Project, Cher sings backing vocals.[63]
2002 "Believe" (live)
  • A live performance for Divas Las Vegas appeared on the album release of the concert.
"(This Is) A Song for the Lonely" (live)
  • A live performance for Divas Las Vegas also appeared on the album.
"Heartbreak Hotel" (live)
  • Cher contributed to the Elvis Presley medley at Divas Las Vegas. Also appeared on the album.
2011 "More Than a Feeling"
  • A cover of the song was recorded by the cast of the film, Zookeeper, including Cher, and appears over the picture's end titles.
2012 "Silver Wings"
  • A duet with Cher's goddaughter Jesse Jo Stark, the Merle Haggard cover was released on Cher's YouTube site. It was a "birthday present" to Stark's father, Richard Stark, and a "gift" for Cher fans who were awaiting the as-yet unnamed Closer to the Truth album.
2013 "I'm Just Your Yesterday"
  • A duet with Cher's mother, Georgia Holt, appearing on Holt's album Honky Tonk Woman.[64] The snippet of the duet is featured in a television special entitled Dear Mom, Love Cher.
2015 N/A
2017 "Prayers for This World"
  • The soundtrack for the 2017 documentary Cries from Syria.[65] Written by long time collaborator Diane Warren.
"You Do You Boov"
2018 "Super Trouper"
  • The song was performed in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again by the entire cast of the movie led by Cher.

Notes

See also

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