Tonic discography

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Tonic discography
Studio albums5
Live albums1
Compilation albums1
Music videos6
Soundtrack albums4

The discography of Tonic, an American rock band, consists of five studio albums, one live album, one compilation album, six singles, and six music videos. Tonic was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1993. [1] [2] After signing a recording contract in 1995, the band released its first album in 1996, titled Lemon Parade . Based on the success of the single "If You Could Only See", Lemon Parade sold 1,300,000 copies. Tonic also contributed songs to original soundtracks in the late 1990s, such as the song "Flower Man" for The X-Files: The Album . Continuing to tour extensively, the band released an album of live songs entitled Live and Enhanced , which also featured extra content, such as the music video for the song "Soldier's Daughter".


Tonic self-produced their second studio album Sugar in 1999, from which the song "You Wanted More" came to be the lead single from the American Pie movie soundtrack. Their third studio album, 2002's Head on Straight , charted on the Billboard 200 for one week, yet the band was nominated for two Grammy awards related to the album. After the band ended a four-year hiatus in 2008, the greatest hits compilation A Casual Affair: The Best of Tonic was released in 2009. The greatest hits compilation served as a prelude to their fourth studio album, 2010's Tonic . The band later utilized crowd funding from fans to create an all-acoustic version of Lemon Parade titled Lemon Parade Revisited in 2016, before releasing their first-ever non-album single with 2021's track "To Be Loved".

Studio albums

YearTitlePeak chart positionsSales Certifications
(sales thresholds)

[3] [5]
1996 Lemon Parade
  • Released: July 16, 1996 [6]
  • Label: A&M [6]
2812341,300,000 [7] US: Platinum [8]
1999 Sugar
  • Released: November 9, 1999 [9]
  • Label: Universal [9]
2002 Head on Straight
  • Released: September 24, 2002 [10]
  • Label: Universal [10]
14134,000 [7]


  • Released: May 4, 2010 [11]
  • Label: 429
2016 Lemon Parade Revisited
  • Released: July 22, 2016
  • Label: None (self-released)
30 [12]

Live albums

YearAlbum information
1999 Live and Enhanced
  • Released: March 1, 1999 [13]
  • Label: Unknown

Compilation albums

YearAlbum information
2009 A Casual Affair: The Best of Tonic
  • Released: June 23, 2009 [14]
  • Label: Polydor


YearSinglePeak chart positionsAlbum





1996"Open Up Your Eyes"68 [A] 303322290Lemon Parade
1997"Casual Affair"8
"If You Could Only See"11 [A] 11731201100
"Soldier's Daughter"
1999"You Wanted More"103 [B] 26103706Sugar
"Knock Down Walls"2010
2000"Mean to Me"
2002"Take Me as I Am"36Head on Straight
"Head on Straight" [19]
2010"Release Me"34Tonic
2021"To Be Loved"Non-album single

Soundtrack and other songs

1997 Scream 2 Soundtrack
  • Released: November 18, 1997 [20]
  • Label: Capitol Records [20]
  • "Eyes of Sand"
1998Legacy: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac's Rumours
  • Released: March 17, 1998 [21]
  • Label: Lava/Atlantic
  • "Second Hand News"
The X-Files: The Album
  • Released: June 2, 1998
  • Label: Elektra
  • "Flower Man"
Clay Pigeons Original Soundtrack
  • Released: September 22, 1998 [22]
  • Label: Uptown/Universal [22]
  • "Everybody's Talkin'"
Live in the X Lounge
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: unknown
  • "Open Up Your Eyes" (Live)

King of the Hill Original Television Soundtrack

  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Elektra Entertainment
  • "East Bound and Down"

American Pie Original Soundtrack

  • Released: June 29, 1999 [23]
  • Label: Upton/Universal
  • "You Wanted More"

Live in the X Lounge IV

  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Unknown
  • "Mean to Me" (Live)

Live cover songs

Tonic is known to have covered the songs "Jessie's Girl" (acoustic version), "Go Your Own Way", and "Suspicious Minds" at least once each in live settings. However, Tonic-played versions of these songs are not currently commercially available, with "Jessie's Girl" only known to exist as bootleg copies on file-sharing networks. [24] [25]

Music videos

1996"If You Could Only See"Jeff Cutter and Ramaa Mosley [26]
"Open Up Your Eyes" (original version) Thomas Mignone
"Open Up Your Eyes" (roller skating version)Tonic and Niels Alpert [27]
"Soldier's Daughter" Kevin Godley [28]
1999"You Wanted More"Niels Alpert [29]
"Mean to Me"Niels Alpert [30]

Other music videos

2000"Mean to Me"UnknownProduced for the American feature film Gossip,

this music video combined footage from Tonic's previous "Mean to Me" music video with clips from the "Gossip" film. [31]

2021"To Be Loved (Lyric Video)"Sean SorensenOwing to a trend of music fans creating videos that display a song's lyrics while the song's audio plays, Tonic released their own official lyric video for their single "To Be Loved", complete with both additional and the same artwork as the cover for the digital single of this song. Credits listed on the video's official YouTube page listed credited Doug Nahory with the Artwork, & Video Design by: Inspired Films Studios - Sean Sorensen. [32]

Video game releases

2005Karaoke Revolution Party
  • Released: November 8, 2005
PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube
  • "If You Could Only See" [33]
2009 Band Hero and Guitar Hero 5
  • Released: November 3, 2009
PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3,
Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii
  • "If You Could Only See" [34]
2016 Rock Band 4
  • Released: August 16, 2016
PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • "If You Could Only See" [35]


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