Todd Rundgren discography

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Todd Rundgren discography
Studio albums21
Live albums2
Compilation albums10
Video albums2
Music videos4

This article is a discography of American rock musician Todd Rundgren. [1]



Studio albums

YearInformationChart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
1970 Runt 185269
1971 Runt. The Ballad of Todd Rundgren
  • Released: June 24, 1971
  • Labels: Ampex, Bearsville
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1972 Something/Anything?
  • Released: February 1972
  • Labels: Bearsville
1973 A Wizard, a True Star
  • Released: March 2, 1973
  • Labels: Bearsville
1974 Todd
  • Released: February 1974
  • Labels: Bearsville
1975 Initiation
  • Released: June 14, 1975
  • Labels: Bearsville
1976 Faithful
  • Released: April 1976
  • Labels: Bearsville
1978 Hermit of Mink Hollow
  • Released: April 7, 1978
  • Labels: Bearsville
1981 Healing
  • Released: January 28, 1981
  • Labels: Bearsville, Avatar, Island
1982 The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect
  • Released: November 15, 1982
  • Labels: Bearsville, Festival
1985 A Cappella
  • Released: September 1985
  • Labels: Warner Bros., Rhino
1989 Nearly Human
  • Released: May 18, 1989
  • Labels: Warner Bros.
1991 2nd Wind
  • Released: January 16, 1991
  • Labels: Warner Bros.
1993 No World Order
  • Released: July 6, 1993
  • Labels: Rhino, Forward, BMG
1995 The Individualist
  • Released: October 31, 1995
  • Labels: Digital Entertainment
1997 Up Against It
  • Released: May 16, 1997
  • Labels: Pony Canyon (Japan only)
With a Twist...
  • Released: September 23, 1997
  • Labels: Guardian
2000 One Long Year
  • Released: June 20, 2000
  • Labels: Artemis, Sheridan Square Entertainment, Epic
2004 Liars
  • Released: April 6, 2004
  • Labels: Sanctuary, Earmark
2008 Arena
2011 Todd Rundgren's Johnson
  • Released: April 26, 2011
  • Labels: MPCA
  • Released: September 13, 2011
  • Labels: MRI
2013 State
2015 Global
  • Released: April 7, 2015
  • Label: Esoteric Antenna
  • Released: May 4, 2015
  • Label: Smalltown Supersound
2017 White Knight
2022 Space Force
  • Released: October 14, 2022
  • Label: Cleopatra

Live albums

YearInformationChart positions
1978 Back to the Bars
  • Released: December 1978
  • Labels: Bearsville
1999Live in Chicago 91 (Todd Archive Series Vol.3)
  • Released: 1991
  • Labels: Panfish
2002Live at the Forum (Bootleg Series Vol.1)
  • Released: 1994
  • Labels: Sanctuary
2003Can't Stop Running
2006Liars Live
  • Released: 2005
  • Labels: Castle Music
  • Released: 2010
  • Labels: Rock Beat
  • Released: 2010
  • Labels: Rock Beat
2012Live at the Warfield – 10th March 1990 (Todd Archive Series)
2013Todd Rundgren's Johnson Live
2014At The BBC 1972-1982
  • Released: 2014
  • Labels: Esoteric
2016An Evening with Todd Rundgren: Live at the Ridgefield

Compilation albums

Extended plays


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.

YearTitleChart positionsAlbum
1968"Open My Eyes" [A] 112 Nazz
1969"Hello It's Me" [A] 664741
"Not Wrong Long" [A] 90 Nazz Nazz
1970"We Gotta Get You a Woman" [B] 202120Runt
1971"Be Nice to Me" [B] 718792Runt. The Ballad of Todd Rundgren
"A Long Time, a Long Way to Go" [B] 92
1972"I Saw the Light"161112211536Something/Anything?
"Couldn't I Just Tell You"93
1973"Hello It's Me"52176817
1974"A Dream Goes on Forever"694645Todd
"Wolfman Jack" (featuring Wolfman Jack)10594Something/Anything?
1975"Real Man"8384Initiation
1976"Good Vibrations"34473228Faithful
1978"Can We Still Be Friends"293845837Hermit of Mink Hollow
1980"Set Me Free" [C] 272955 Adventures in Utopia
"The Very Last Time" [C] 7680
1981"Time Heals"10718Healing
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"63732986The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect
1986"Loving You's a Dirty Job but Somebody's Gotta Do It" (Bonnie Tyler and Todd Rundgren)8273
Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire
1989"The Want of a Nail"15Nearly Human
"–" denotes releases that did not chart.


Music videos



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