Bret Michaels discography

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The discography of Bret Michaels consists of 4 studio albums, 1 soundtrack album, 4 compilation albums, 2 EPs and 26 singles.


Bret Michaels first gained fame as the lead vocalist of the glam metal band Poison who have sold over 45 million records worldwide [1] and 15 million records in the United States alone. [2] The band has also charted ten singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles and the number-one single, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". [3]

Besides his career as lead singer, he has several solo albums to his credit, including the soundtrack album to the movie A Letter from Death Row in which Michaels starred, wrote and directed in 1998, and a classic Poison-style rock album, Songs of Life , in 2003. Michaels has appeared in several movies and TV shows, including as a judge on the talent show Nashville Star which led to his country influenced rock album Freedom of Sound in 2005. He starred in the hit VH1 reality show Rock of Love with Bret Michaels and its sequels, which inspired his successful solo album Rock My World . He was also the winning contestant on NBC's reality show Celebrity Apprentice 3 and also featured in his own reality docu-series Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It , which inspired his highest charting album as a solo artist, Custom Built , reaching No. 1 on Billboard's Hard Rock list. He is also known for hosting on the Travel Channel. In 2006, Hit Parader ranked Michaels at #40 on their list of greatest Heavy metal singers of all-time. [4]

Studio albums

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US Rock
US Indie
US Hard Rock
Songs of Life
  • Released: April 22, 2003
  • Label: Poor Boy Records
Freedom of Sound
  • Released: January 1, 2005
  • Label: Poor Boy Records
Custom Built
  • Released: July 6, 2010
  • Label: Poor Boy Records
Jammin' with Friends
  • Released: June 25, 2013
  • Label: Poor Boy Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Soundtrack albums

TitleAlbum details
A Letter from Death Row
  • Released: August 25, 1998
  • Label: Ugl Records

Compilation albums

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US Rock
US Indie
US Hard Rock
Show Me Your Hits
  • Released: 2000 (re-released 2007)
  • Label: Cleopatra
Ballads, Blues & Stories
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Poor Boy Records
Rock My World
  • Released: June 3, 2008
  • Label: VH1 Classics Records
True Grit
  • Released: May 5, 2015
  • Label: Poor Boy Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Extended plays

TitleAlbum details
Country Demos [9]
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Poorboy
Bret Michaels: Acoustic Sessions
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Time/Life Music


YearSinglePeak positionsAlbum
US Country [10]
1998"A Letter from Death Row"A Letter from Death Row
"Party Rock Band" (with C.C. DeVille)
2003"Raine"Songs of Life
2004"All I Ever Needed" (with Jessica Andrews)45Freedom of Sound
"Right Now, Right Here"
2005"Open Road"
2007"Every Rose Has Its Thorn (Acoustic)"Show Me Your Hits
"Go That Far" (Rock of Love theme)Rock My World
2008"Start Again"
"Driven" (rock mix)
2010"Nothing to Lose" (with Miley Cyrus)Custom Built
"Lie to Me"
"Wasted Time"
"What I Got"
2012"Get Your Rock On" (feat. Phil Collen & Sal Costa)Jammin' With Friends
"Get Your Ride On" (AMA Supercross Theme – feat. Phil Collen)
"Nothin' But a Good Time (feat. Ace Frehley & Michael Anthony")
"The App Song"
2013"You Know You Want It (featuring Peter Keys)"
"Every Rose Has Its Thorn (Acoustic 2013)"
2014"A Beautiful Soul"True Grit
2015"Girls on Bars"
2017"Jorja Bleu"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles

YearSingleArtist US Country [10] Album
2004"Good Year for the Outlaw" Jeffrey Steele 54Outlaw


Film and television
1994Burke's LawTV series, 1 episode
1994 In God's Hands
1998 A Letter from Death Row
1998The World's Greatest Magic 5
1998 No Code of Conduct director
1999 High Tension, Low Budget Documentary (The Making of a Letter from Death Row)
1999Martial LawTV series, 1 episode
1999 Behind the Music: Poison
2002The Making of Bret MichaelsDocumentary
2003 Yes, Dear TV series
2005 Nashville Star TV series, season 3
2007 Rock of Love with Bret Michaels TV series
2008 Rock of Love 2 TV series
2008Don't Forget The LyricsFox TV
2008Ellen-Fox ShowsFebruary 14, 2008
2008Saturday Night Live
2008VH1's "100 Greatest Hard Rock SongsHost (5-part special; December 2008 – January 2009)
2009 Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels TV series
2009E True Hollywood Story: Bret Michaels
2009 The Penguins of Madagascar singing "Wheels of Thunder" in Little Zoo Coupe
2009 Behind the Music: Bret Michaels
2009 American Pie Presents: The Book of Love as himself
2010 The Celebrity Apprentice as himself
2010 Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It as himself
2011 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as himself
2012 The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange as himself
2013 The Celebrity Apprentice: All-Stars as himself
2013Rock My RVas himself
2013 Full Throttle Saloon as himself
2014 Revolution Season 2, Ep. 13 as himself

Music videos

2003"Raine" Shane Stanley
2003"Menace to Society"Bret MichaelsLive montage video
2005"All I Ever Needed"Christie Cook2nd version with Iraq footage released in 2008
2008"Go That Far" (Rock of Love theme)" Shane Stanley 3 versions – with Rock of Love clips, with live clips and standard with no clips
2008"Fallen" Shane Stanley 2 versions – with and without Rock of Love clips
2008"Driven (Rock Mix)" Shane Stanley cut and uncut versions
2010"Riding Against the Wind" ( Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It Theme) Shane Stanley
2010"What I Got"Bret Michaels
2011"Hit and Roll" (Top Gear (U.S. TV series) Theme) Jingle Punks Music
2012"Get Your Rock On"
2012"Get Your Ride On" (AMA Supercross Theme)
2012"The App Song"Video Montage
2014"A Beautiful Soul"
2015"Girls on Bars" [11] Damien Christian D'Amico/Bret Michaels
2017"Jorja Bleu"

With Poison