|Todd Rundgren discography|
This article is a discography of American rock musician Todd Rundgren.
|Year||Information||Chart positions|| Certifications |
| US || AUS || CAN || JPN || UK |
|1971|| Runt. The Ballad of Todd Rundgren ||214||–||–||–||–|
|1972|| Something/Anything? ||29||–||34||–||–|
|1973|| A Wizard, a True Star ||86||–||–||–||–|
|1974|| Todd ||54||–||33||–||–|
|1975|| Initiation ||86||–||–||–||–|
|1976|| Faithful ||54||–||–||–||–|
|1978|| Hermit of Mink Hollow ||36||11||27||–||42|
|1981|| Healing ||48||–||–||–||–|
|1982|| The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect ||66||–||–||–||–|
|1985|| A Cappella ||128||–||–||–||–|
|1989|| Nearly Human ||102||–||87||85||–|
|1991|| 2nd Wind ||118||–||–||82||–|
|1993|| No World Order ||–||–||–||96||–|
|1995|| The Individualist ||–||–||–||–||–|
|1997|| Up Against It ||N/R||–||N/R||–||N/R|
| With a Twist... ||–||–||–||–||–|
|2000|| One Long Year ||–||–||–||–||–|
|2004|| Liars ||–||–||–||–||132|
|2008|| Arena ||–||–||–||–||–|
|2011|| Todd Rundgren's Johnson ||–||–||–||–||–|
| (re)Production ||–||–||–||–||–|
|2013|| State ||–||–||–||–||–|
|2015|| Global ||–||–||–||222||–|
|2017|| White Knight ||–||–||–||–||–|
|2022|| Space Force ||–||–||–||–||–|
| US || AUS || CAN |
|1978|| Back to the Bars ||75||99||64|
|1999||Live in Chicago 91 (Todd Archive Series Vol.3)||–||–||–|
|2002||Live at the Forum (Bootleg Series Vol.1)||–||–||–|
|2003||Can't Stop Running||–||–||–|
|2012||Live at the Warfield – 10th March 1990 (Todd Archive Series)||–||–||–|
|2013||Todd Rundgren's Johnson Live||–||–||–|
|2014||At The BBC 1972-1982||–||–||–|
|2016||An Evening with Todd Rundgren: Live at the Ridgefield||–||–||–|
Below is a list of Todd Rundgren's singles that charted in the US, Australia, Canada or UK. For the sake of convenience, singles recorded by Rundgren as a member of Nazz, Runt and Utopia are listed here.
| US BB ||US CB|| US MSR ||US AC|| AUS ||CAN|| UK |
|1968||"Open My Eyes" [A]||112||–||–||–||–||–||–||Nazz|
|1969||"Hello It's Me" [A]||66||47||–||–||–||41||–|
|"Not Wrong Long" [A]||–||–||–||–||–||90||–||Nazz Nazz|
|1970||"We Gotta Get You a Woman" [B]||20||21||–||–||–||20||–||Runt|
|1971||"Be Nice to Me" [B]||71||87||–||–||–||92||–||Runt. The Ballad of Todd Rundgren|
|"A Long Time, a Long Way to Go" [B]||92||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|1972||"I Saw the Light"||16||11||–||12||21||15||36||Something/Anything?|
|"Couldn't I Just Tell You"||93||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|1973||"Hello It's Me"||5||2||–||17||68||17||–|
|1974||"A Dream Goes on Forever"||69||46||–||–||–||45||–||Todd|
|"Wolfman Jack" (featuring Wolfman Jack)||105||94||–||–||–||–||–||Something/Anything?|
|1978||"Can We Still Be Friends"||29||38||–||45||8||37||–||Hermit of Mink Hollow|
|1980||"Set Me Free" [C]||27||29||–||–||–||55||–||Adventures in Utopia|
|"The Very Last Time" [C]||76||80||–||–||–||–||–|
|1982||"One World" [C]||–||–||–||–||–||34||–||Swing to the Right|
|"Hammer in My Heart" [C]||–||–||31||–||–||–||–||Utopia|
|1983||"Feet Don't Fail Me Now" [C]||82||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|"Bang the Drum All Day"||63||73||29||–||–||–||86||The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect|
|1986||"Loving You's a Dirty Job but Somebody's Gotta Do It" (Bonnie Tyler and Todd Rundgren)||–||82||–||–||–||–||73||Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire|
|1989||"The Want of a Nail"||–||–||15||–||–||–||–||Nearly Human|
|"–" denotes releases that did not chart.|
Todd Harry Rundgren is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who has performed a diverse range of styles as a solo artist and as a member of the band Utopia. He is known for his sophisticated and often unorthodox music, his occasionally lavish stage shows, and his later experiments with interactive art. He also produced music videos and was an early adopter and promoter of various computer technologies, such as using the Internet as a means of music distribution in the late 1990s.
The Nazz was an American rock band formed in Philadelphia in 1967. The group was founded by guitarist and principal songwriter Todd Rundgren and bassist Carson Van Osten. Drummer Thom Mooney and vocalist/keyboardist Robert "Stewkey" Antoni joined soon after. The group is best known for their debut single "Open My Eyes”, and "Hello It's Me".
Bearsville Records was founded in 1970 by Albert Grossman. The label closed in 1984, two years before Grossman's death. Sally Grossman, Albert Grossman’s widow, was running Bearsville Records from 2010 until her death in March 2021, at the age of 81.
Something/Anything? is the third album by American musician Todd Rundgren, released in February 1972. It was his first double album, and was recorded in late 1971 in Los Angeles, New York City and Bearsville Studios, Woodstock. Three quarters of the album was recorded in the studio with Rundgren playing all instruments and singing all vocals, as well as being the producer. The final quarter contained a number of tracks recorded live in the studio without any overdubs, save for a short snippet of archive recordings from the 1960s.
A Wizard, a True Star is the fourth album by American musician Todd Rundgren, released March 2, 1973, on Bearsville Records. It marked a departure from his previous, Something/Anything? (1972), with its lesser reliance on straightforward pop songs, a development he attributed to his experimentation with psychedelic drugs and his realization of "what music and sound were like in my internal environment, and how different that was from the music I had been making."
Todd is the fifth album and second double album by American musician Todd Rundgren, released in February 1974 on Bearsville Records. It is the follow-up to the previous year's A Wizard, a True Star and features a comparatively heavier reliance on guitar playing and synthesizers. About half of the tracks were performed by Rundgren alone, with the other half recorded with varying configurations of musicians. In the US, the album peaked at number 54, while lead single "A Dream Goes On Forever" reached number 69.
Initiation is the sixth album by American musician Todd Rundgren, released May 23, 1975 on Bearsville Records. With this album, Rundgren fully embraced the synthesized prog sound he had begun exploring in more depth in his work with his band Utopia. However, unlike Utopia, in which Rundgren had limited himself to playing guitar, most of the synthesizers on Initiation were played and programmed by Rundgren himself.
Hermit of Mink Hollow is the eighth album by American musician Todd Rundgren, released May 1978 on Bearsville Records. All of the instruments and vocals were performed solely by Rundgren. He intended the songs on the album to be performed on piano with minimal arrangements, apart from the bass, drums and voices, and for the material to showcase his newly refined singing ability.
Runt. The Ballad of Todd Rundgren is the second album by American singer-songwriter/musician Todd Rundgren, released in 1971. Like its predecessor, Runt, this album was credited to Rundgren's group Runt, despite Rundgren handling most of the musicianship and production himself.
Faithful is Todd Rundgren's seventh album, released in 1976.
A Cappella is a 1985 album by Todd Rundgren. The album is one of Rundgren's most unusual in that every sound is the product of the artist's voice. Rundgren employed overdubbing techniques and an E-mu Emulator, electronically manipulating the sound of his voice to mimic conventional rock instruments, handclaps, and other sounds. This approach to music making was later explored by artists such as Mike Patton and Björk.
Utopia was an American rock band formed in 1973 by Todd Rundgren. During its first three years, the group was a progressive rock band with a somewhat fluid membership known as Todd Rundgren's Utopia. Most of the members in this early incarnation also played on Rundgren's solo albums of the period up to 1975. By 1976, the group was known simply as Utopia and featured a stable quartet of Rundgren, Kasim Sulton, Roger Powell and John "Willie" Wilcox. This version of the group gradually abandoned progressive rock for more straightforward rock and pop.
Runt is the self-titled debut album of the band Runt, commercially released September 1970. Runt was a trio consisting of Todd Rundgren, Hunt Sales (drums), and Tony Fox Sales (bass). The entire album was written and produced by Rundgren, formerly of Nazz, and he performed most of the instruments. Many regarded Runt as Rundgren's debut solo album, and later reissues credit the album to Rundgren rather than to the group.
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Back to the Bars is a live album by rock musician Todd Rundgren, which was released as a double LP in 1978.
Bearsville Sound Studio was a recording studio founded by Albert Grossman in the Bearsville section of Woodstock, New York.
Todd Rundgren's Utopia is the debut album by the American rock band Utopia, released in October 1974 on Bearsville Records. The band was formed in 1973 by musician, songwriter, and producer Todd Rundgren who decided to expand his musical style by moving from pop-oriented rock towards progressive rock. He assembled a six-piece group that featured three keyboardists and toured as a live act. Most of the album was recorded in the studio except "Utopia", the opening track, which was recorded live in concert in 1974.
The following is a comprehensive discography of Sparks, an American rock and pop music band formed in Los Angeles in 1970 by brothers Ron (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals), initially under the name Halfnelson. Best known for their quirky approach to songwriting, Sparks' music is often accompanied by cutting and acerbic lyrics, and an idiosyncratic stage presence, typified in the contrast between Russell's wide-eyed hyperactive frontman antics and Ron's sedentary scowling.
"Hello It's Me" is a song written by American musician Todd Rundgren. It was the first song he wrote, and was recorded by his group Nazz as a slow ballad, released as the B-side of the band's first single, "Open My Eyes", in 1968. A mid-tempo version of "Hello It's Me", recorded for Rundgren's 1972 solo album Something/Anything?, was issued as a single in 1973, reaching No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
John "Willie" Wilcox is an American drummer, vocalist, producer, recording engineer, sound designer, composer and senior audio director. He is best known for being a member of the band Utopia. He also has been the senior audio director for Bally Technologies and Scientific Games in Las Vegas, Nevada from 2010 to 2020.