Yoko Ono discography
Yoko Ono 4 - Echo of Moscow.jpg
Ono at a press conference in Moscow in 2007.
Studio albums14
Singles40
Collaborative albums8

Japanese multimedia artist, singer and songwriter Yoko Ono has released 14 studio albums, eight collaborative albums, and 40 singles as a lead artist. Married to English singer-songwriter and the Beatles member John Lennon until his murder in 1980, she has contributed several B-sides to his singles from late 1960s to the 1980s. Ono released her debut studio album Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band in December 1970, faring poorly in the United States. Similar moderate success was achieved with her follow-up records Fly (1971) and Approximately Infinite Universe (1973).

Simultaneously, she released several collaborative albums with Lennon, starting with their Unfinished Music series spawning Two Virgins (1968) and Life with the Lions (1969). Double Fantasy, released three weeks prior to Lennon's murder in 1980, went on to gain widespread commercial success worldwide, topping the charts in the United Kingdom and the United States, among others. Apart from winning the 1981 Album of the Year award at the 24th Annual Grammy Awards, it was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Another album with Lennon, Milk and Honey, would be posthumously made available in 1984.

Ono released her fifth studio album Season of Glass in 1981, to moderate success in Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. The same year saw the single "Walking on Thin Ice" reaching number 58 on the US Billboard Hot 100; it marked Ono's first single to reach a major ranking and further peaked within the top 40 on the UK Singles Chart. Starting with 2001, the singer began re-releasing several remixes of her or Lennon's old material as singles, alongside new original songs. She has since then reached number one 13 times on Billboard's Dance Club Songs component chart, the last one being in 2017 with "Hell in Paradise 2016". In December 2016, Billboard named Ono the 11th most successful dance club artist of all time.[1]

Albums

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and sales
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
JPN
[2]
AUS
[3]
NOR
[4]
SWE
[5]
UK
[6]
US
[7]
Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band
  • Released: 11 December 1970
  • Label: Apple
  • Format: LP, CS, CD
265[A] 182
Fly
  • Released: 20 September 1971
  • Label: Apple
  • Format: 2xLP, 2xCS, 2xCD
199
Approximately Infinite Universe
  • Released: 8 January 1973
  • Label: Apple
  • Format: 2xLP, 2xCS, 2xCD
193
Feeling the Space
  • Released: 23 November 1973
  • Label: Apple
  • Format: LP, CS, CD
Season of Glass
  • Released: 8 June 1981
  • Label: Geffen
  • Format: LP, CS, CD
62 31 35 47 49
It's Alright (I See Rainbows)
  • Released: 29 November 1982
  • Label: PolyGram
  • Format: LP, CS, CD
98
Starpeace
  • Released: 18 February 1985
  • Label: PolyGram
  • Format: LP, CS, CD
Rising
  • Released: November 1995
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CS, CD
A Story
  • Released: July 1997
  • Label: Rykodisc
  • Format: CD
Blueprint for a Sunrise
  • Released: 9 November 2001
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CS, CD
Between My Head and the Sky
  • Released: 21 September 2009
  • Label: Chimera
  • Format: 2xLP, CD
Take Me to the Land of Hell
  • Released: 17 September 2013
  • Label: Chimera
  • Format: 2xLP, CD, 2xCD
Warzone
  • Released: 19 October 2018
  • Label: Chimera
  • Format: LP, CD
"—" denotes a release that did not chart in that territory.

Collaborative albums

List of collaborative albums with John Lennon and other artists, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
JPN
[2][9]
AUS
[3]
CAN
[10][11]
GER
[12]
NLD
[13]
NOR
[4]
NZ
[14]
SWE
[5]
UK
[6][15]
US
[7][16]
Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins
(with John Lennon)
  • Released: 11 November 1968
  • Label: Apple, Track
  • Format: LP, CS, CD
190[B] 124
Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions
(with John Lennon)
  • Released: 9 May 1969
  • Label: Zapple
  • Format: LP, CS, CD
251[C] 174
Wedding Album
(with John Lennon)
  • Released: 20 October 1969
  • Label: Apple
  • Format: LP, CS, CD
221[D] 178
Some Time in New York City
(with John Lennon)
  • Released: 12 June 1972
  • Label: Apple
  • Format: 2xLP, 2xCS, 2xCD, CD
15 10 2 11 48
Double Fantasy
(with John Lennon)
  • Released: 17 November 1980
  • Label: Geffen
  • Format: LP, CS, CD
2 1 1 2 4 1 1 1[E] 1[F] 1
Heart Play: Unfinished Dialogue
(with John Lennon)
  • Released: 16 December 1983
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format: LP, CS
50 94
Milk and Honey
(with John Lennon)
  • Released: 9 January 1984
  • Label: Polydor, Geffen
  • Format: LP, CS, CD
3 4 15 20 4 7 34 3 3 11
Yokokimthurston
(with Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore)
  • Released: 25 September 2012
  • Label: Chimera
  • Format: 3xLP, CD
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other albums

Live albums

List of live albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
JPN
[2][9]
AUS[22] NOR
[4]
US
[7]
Live Peace in Toronto 1969
(with John Lennon)
  • Released: 12 December 1969
  • Label: Apple
  • Format: LP, CS, CD
78[G] 7 19 10
Let's Have a Dream - 1974 One Step Festival[23]
  • Released: 24 August 2022
  • Label: Super Fuji Discs
  • Formats: LP, CD

Compilation albums

Title Album details
The Many Sides of Yoko Ono[24]
  • Released: June 1974
  • Label: Apple
  • Format: LP (Promo)
Onobox
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Rykodisc
  • Format: 6xCD
Walking on Thin Ice
  • Released: 7 May 1992
  • Label: Rykodisc
  • Format: CD, CS

Remix albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Dance/
Elec.

[25]
Rising Mixes
  • Released: 3 June 1996
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CD, LP (Promo)
Yes, I'm a Witch
  • Released: 6 February 2007
  • Label: Astralwerks, Apple
  • Format: CD
11
Open Your Box
  • Released: 24 April 2007
  • Label: Astralwerks
  • Format: CD
Onomix
  • Released: 18 September 2012
  • Label: Mind Train
  • Format: 2×CD (Promo)
Yes, I'm a Witch Too
  • Released: 19 February 2016
  • Label: Manimal Vinyl
  • Format: CD, 2×LP
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Soundtrack album

Title Album details
New York Rock
  • Released: 4 May 1994
  • Label: Capitol

Tribute albums

Title Album details
Every Man Has a Woman
  • Released: 1984
  • Label: PolyGram
Mrs. Lennon[26]
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Discobertas
Cut Pieces[27]
  • Released: 13 January 2015
  • Label: Main Man
SuONO[28]
  • Released: 8 February 2019
  • Label: Labellascheggia
Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono[29]
  • Released: 4 February 2022
  • Label: Atlantic

Extended plays

Title EP details Track list
A Blueprint for a Sunrise
  • Released: 2000
  • Note: Included with the book Yes Yoko Ono[30]
  • "The Paths" – 7:18
  • "Are You Looking for Me?" – 7:07
  • "It's Time for Action" / "Outro" – 9:34
Don't Stop Me!
  • Released: 9 June 2009
  • Label: Chimera
  • "The Sun is Down!" – 4:51
  • "Ask the Elephant!" – 3:03
  • "Feel the Sand" – 6:06
  • "Calling" (alternate version) – 8:16
The Road to Hope
  • Released: 2011
  • Note: Included with the book The 8th Hiroshima Art Prize: The Road to Hope - Yoko Ono 2011[31]
The Flaming Lips with Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band[32]
  • Released: 31 December 2011
  • Label: Lovely Sorts of Death
  • "The Fear Litany" – 9:17
  • "Do It!" – 3:39
  • "Brain of Heaven" – 5:02
  • "Atlas Eets Christmas" – 4:02

Singles

As lead artist

Key
Song re-released as a remix Indicates remixed re-release
of (own) older single or album track
List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
JPN
[2]
AUS
[33]
CAN
[34]
NZ
[35]
SWE
[36]
UK
[6][37]
US
[38]
US
Dance/
Elec.

[39]
US
Dance Club

[40]
"Mrs. Lennon"/"Midsummer New York" 1971 Fly
"Mind Train"/"Listen, the Snow Is Falling" 1972
"Now or Never"/"Move on Fast" Approximately Infinite Universe
"Death of Samantha"/"Yang Yang" 1973
"Josejoi Banzai (Part 1)"/"Josejoi Banzai (Part 2)" 72[H] Non-album single
"Woman Power"/"Men, Men, Men" Feeling the Space
"Run, Run, Run"/"Men, Men Men"
"Yume O Motou (Let's Have a Dream)"/"It Happened" 1974 Non-album single
"Walking on Thin Ice"/"It Happened" 1981 18 22 48 6 35 58
"No, No, No"/"Will You Touch Me" Season of Glass
"Goodbye Sadness"/"I Don't Know Why"
"My Man"/"Let the Tears Dry" 1982 It's Alright (I See Rainbows)
"Never Say Goodbye"/"Loneliness"
"Hell in Paradise" 1985 12 Starpeace
"Cape Clear"/"Walking on Thin Ice"
"Open Your Box"‡ 2001 144 25 Non-album singles
"Kiss Kiss Kiss"‡ 2002 20
"Yang Yang"‡ 17
"Walking on Thin Ice"‡ 2003 35 1
"Will I"/"Fly"‡
"Hell in Paradise"‡ 2004 4
"Everyman... Everywoman..."‡ 1
"You're the One"‡ 2007 2
"No, No, No"‡ 1
"Give Peace a Chance"‡ 2008 1
"I'm Not Getting Enough"‡ 2009 1
"Give Me Something"‡ 2010 1
"Wouldnit (I'm a Star)"‡ 1
"Move on Fast"‡ 2011 1
"Talking to the Universe"‡ 1
"She Gets Down On Her Knees"‡ 2012 5
"Early in the Morning" Yokokimthurston
"I'm Moving On"‡ 4 Non-album singles
"Hold Me"
(featuring Dave Audé)
2013 19 1
"Walking on Thin Ice 2013"‡ 23 1
"Angel" 2014 22 1
"Woman Power"‡ 2015 39 6
"I Love You, Earth"/"I'm Going Away Smiling"
(with Antony and the Johnsons)
"Blink"
(with John Zorn)
"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"/"Atlas Eets Christmas"
(with the Flaming Lips)
"Hell in Paradise 2016"‡ 2016 29 1 Yes, I'm a Witch Too
"Listen, the Snow Is Falling" (Reissue) 2021 Non-album singles
"Who Has Seen the Wind?" (Reissue) 2022
"No, No, No"/"Nobody Sees Me Like You Do" (Reissue) Season of Glass
"Yume O Motou" (Live)[41] Let's Have a Dream - 1974 One Step Festival
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other appearances

List of B-side appearances on John Lennon singles
Title Year Main single
"Remember Love" 1969 "Give Peace a Chance"
"Don't Worry, Kyoko" "Cold Turkey"
"Who Has Seen the Wind?" 1970 "Instant Karma!"
"Why" 1971 "Mother"
"Open Your Box" "Power to the People"[I]
"Touch Me"
"Listen, the Snow is Falling" "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"
"Sisters, O Sisters" 1972 "Woman Is the Nigger of the World"
"Kiss Kiss Kiss" 1980 "(Just Like) Starting Over"
"Beautiful Boys" 1981 "Woman"
"Yes, I'm Your Angel" "Watching the Wheels"
"O'Sanity" 1984 "Nobody Told Me"
"Your Hands" "Borrowed Time"
"Never Say Goodbye" "Borrowed Time" (12")
"Sleepless Night" "I'm Stepping Out"
"Loneliness" "I'm Stepping Out" (12")
"It's Alright" 1985 "Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him"

Guest appearances

List of non-single album appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other performer(s) Album
"Day of the Sunflowers (We March On)" 2009 Basement Jaxx Scars
"The Fear Litany" 2011 The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips with Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band
"Do It!"
"Brain of Heaven"
"Atlas Eets Christmas"
"I'm Ready to Move On / Wild Heart Reprise" 2014 Bleachers Strange Desire
"Utopia" Chicks on Speed Artstravaganza
"In Love with Life" 2016 Hifi Sean Ft.
"This Cities Undone" 2017 The Moonlandingz Interplanetary Class Classics
"Occidental Front" Black Lips Satan's Graffiti or God's Art?

Songwriting contributions

List of songwriting contributions, with lead artists, showing year released and album name
Song Year Artist(s) Album Notes Ref
"3 Tearz" 2019 Danny Brown featuring Run the Jewels U Know What I'm Sayin? Contains elements from "Why" from Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band. [42]
"Beautiful Boy" 1980 John Lennon Double Fantasy - [43]
"Bonds" 2015 Daye Jack Soul Glitch Samples "I Have a Woman Inside My Soul" from Approximately Infinite Universe. [44]
"Do the Oz" 1971 Elastic Oz Band John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (2000 Reissue) B-Side of "God Save Us". [45]
"Fim Da Linha" 2014 Easy B - - [46]
"God Save Us" 1971 Elastic Oz Band - - [45]
"Gold Rush" 2018 Death Cab for Cutie Thank You for Today Samples "Mind Train" from Fly. [47]
"I'm Ready to Move On / Wild Heart Reprise" 2014 Bleachers Strange Desire - [48]
"Imagine" 1971 John Lennon Imagine Received songwriting credit in 2017. [49]
"Look at the Sky" 2015 Olly Murs Never Been Better (Japan Version) Cover of "Sukiyaki" with English lyrics written by Ono. [50]
"Oh My Love" 1971 John Lennon Imagine - [51]
"This Cities Undone" 2017 The Moonlandingz Interplanetary Class Classics -
"Woman is the Nigger of the World" 1972 John Lennon Some Time in New York City -

Music videos

Notes

  1. ^ 2017 Reissue.
  2. ^ 2017 Reissue.
  3. ^ 2017 Reissue.
  4. ^ 2019 Reissue.
  5. ^ The 2010 reissue Double Fantasy Stripped Down peaked at number 47 in Sweden.[5]
  6. ^ The 2010 reissue Double Fantasy Stripped Down peaked at number 80 in the United Kingdom.[6]
  7. ^ 1995 Reissue.
  8. ^ 2020 Reissue.
  9. ^ "Open Your Box" was the initial B-side to "Power to the People", but it was eventually replaced with "Touch Me" for later releases.

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