Santana discography

Santana discography

Carlos Santana during a concert in 2005
Releases
Studio albums 22
Live albums 7
Compilation albums 22
Singles 32
Collaboration albums 13

The discography of the rock band Santana formed by the Mexican-American rock guitarist Carlos Santana consists of 22 studio albums, seven live albums, 32 singles and 21 compilation albums.[1]

Santana formed in 1967 in San Francisco and was originally known as the Carlos Santana Blues Band. The first members were Carlos Santana (lead guitar), Tom Fraser (lead vocals & rhythm guitar), Mike Carabello (percussion), Rod Harper (drums), David Brown (bass guitar) and Gregg Rolie (organ). Its breakthrough began two years later, playing in the Woodstock Festival. Over the next few years, lineup changes were common and frequent, and although retaining a basis of Latin rock, Carlos Santana's increasing involvement with guru Sri Chinmoy took the band further into more esoteric music, which continued for many years, although never quite losing the initial Latin influence.[2]

Santana signed with Columbia and released their self-titled debut album Santana. This album reached fourth place on the Billboard charts and earned two-times platinum status by the American national certification. Next, Santana released Abraxas, on September 1970, which topped the Billboard charts and earned five-times platinum. Santana released another twelve albums in the 1970s, each earning RIAA certifications, and their success continued in the 1980s. The band's quietest period was from 1984 through 1994, with no certified albums. After signing with Arista, the group released the very successful Supernatural, which reached number one in several countries, earned 15-times platinum and sold nearly 27 million copies worldwide.[3] Their most recent album is the 2012 release, Shape Shifter.

Over a career spanning 40 years, Santana exemplified Latin rock, while diversifying into other genres. Santana had sold over 100 million records as of 2010,[4] along with ten Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards.[5] Four albums reached number one in the Billboard charts (Abraxas, Santana III, Supernatural, Shaman) along with two number one singles (Smooth, Maria Maria).

Albums

Studio albums

Album Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[6]
AUS
[7][8]
AUT
[9]
FRA
[10]
NLD
[11]
NZL
[12]
NOR
[13]
SWE
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
Santana
  • Released: August 1969
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, CD
4 14 5 5 19 26

US: 2× Platinum[17]

Abraxas
  • Released: September 1970
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, CD, CC
1 1 7 7 3 7

CAN: 3× Platinum[18]
FRA: Platinum[19]
UK: Gold[20]
US: 5× Platinum[21]

Santana III
  • Released: September 1971
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, CD
1 4 3 3 6

US: 2× Platinum[17]

Caravanserai
  • Released: October 11, 1972
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, CD
8 16 3 10 6

CAN: Gold[18]
FRA: Gold[19]
US: Platinum[17]

Welcome
  • Released: November 9, 1973
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, CD
25 19 9 8

CAN: Gold[18]
UK: Silver[20]
US: Gold[17]

Borboletta
  • Released: October 1974
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, CD
20 38 9 13 18

UK: Silver[20]
US: Gold[17]

Amigos
  • Released: March 26, 1976
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, CD
10 9 9 5 2 8 13 29 21

CAN: Gold[18]
FRA: 2× Gold[19]
UK: Silver[20]
US: Gold[17]

Festival
  • Released: January 1977
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, CD
27 25 9 11 37 37 27

FRA: Gold[19]
UK: Silver[20]
US: Gold[17]

Moonflower
  • Released: October 1977
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, CD
10 7 10 6 2 12 16 22 57 7

CAN: Gold[18]
FRA: Platinum[19]
NLD: Platinum[22]
UK: Gold[20]
US: 2× Platinum[21]

Inner Secrets
  • Released: October 1978
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, CD
27 5 19 3 7 20 17 14 17

CAN: Gold[18]
FRA: Gold[19]
UK: Gold[20]
US: Gold[17]

Marathon
  • Released: September 1979
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, CD
25 9 5 21 14 14 15 28

FRA: Gold[19]
UK: Silver[20]
US: Gold[17]

Zebop!
  • Released: April 1981
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, CD
9 14 12 2 20 23 3 9 33

FRA: Gold[19]
US: Platinum[21]

Shangó
  • Released: August 1982
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, CD
22 33 9 26 13 3 12 35

US: Gold[21]

Beyond Appearances
  • Released: February 1985
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, CD
50 57 24 44 11 20 9 58
Freedom
  • Released: February 1987
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, CD
95 83 16 16 22 8
Spirits Dancing in the Flesh
  • Released: June 1990
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, CD
85 28 66 19 68
Milagro
  • Released: May 1992
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format: CD, CC
102 31 41 51 11
Supernatural
  • Released: June 15, 1999
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: CD
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

AUS: 4× Platinum[23]
AUT: 2× Platinum[24]
CAN: Diamond[18]
FRA: 2× Platinum[19]
NLD: 2× Platinum[22]
NZL: 4× Platinum[25]
SWE: Platinum[26]
SWI: 4× Platinum[27]
UK: 2× Platinum[20]
US: 15× Platinum[28]

Shaman
  • Released: October 22, 2002
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: CD
1 11 4 2 3 8 6 15 1 15

AUS: Platinum[23]
AUT: Platinum[24]
FRA: Platinum[19]
GRE: Gold[29]
NLD: Gold[22]
NZL: Platinum[25]
NOR: Gold[30]
SWI: 2× Platinum[27]
UK: Silver[20]
US: 2× Platinum[28]

All That I Am
  • Released: October 31, 2005
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: CD
2 36 6 19 20 12 18 29 5 36

AUT: Gold[24]
SWI: Gold[27]
US: Gold[28]

Guitar Heaven
  • Released: September 21, 2010
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: CD
5 5 5 9 24 2 9 17 5 15
Shape Shifter
  • Released: May 15, 2012
  • Label: Starfaith
  • Format: CD
16 29 71 63 8 49
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

Live albums

Album Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[6]
AUS
[7][8]
AUT
[9]
FRA
[10]
NLD
[11]
NZL
[12]
NOR
[13]
SWE
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
Lotus
  • Released: May 1974
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, CD
49 15 21
Sacred Fire: Live in South America
  • Released: October 19, 1993
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format: LP, CD
181 23
Santana Live at the Fillmore
  • Released: January 1, 1997
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, Cassette
The Very Best of Santana (Live in 1968)
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Mastersong
  • Format: LP, CD
The Woodstock Experience
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

Compilation albums

Album Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[6]
AUS
[7][8]
AUT
[9]
FRA
[10]
NLD
[11]
NZL
[12]
NOR
[13]
SWE
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
Santana's Greatest Hits
  • Released: July 1974
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, CD
17 50 4 19 14

CAN: Platinum[18]
FRA: 2× Gold[19]
GER: Platinum[31]
UK: Gold[20]
US: 7× Platinum[28]

25 Hits
  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP
7

FRA: Gold[19]

Viva! Santana — The Very Best
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: K-Tel
  • Format: LP, CD
50
The Very Best of Santana
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: Arcade
  • Format: LP
59
Viva Santana!
  • Released: August 1988
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP, CD
142

US: Gold[28]

The Very Best of Santana
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: Arcade
  • Format: CD
  • Re-packaging of the 1986 release
20
The Best of Santana
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD
7 38

FRA: Platinum[19]

The Definitive Collection
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: LP, CD

NLD: Gold[22]

Dance of the Rainbow Serpent
  • Released: January 1995
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: LP, CD
Love Songs
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD
The Very Best of Santana
  • Released: January 1996
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: LP, CD
Summer Dreams – The Best Ballads of Santana
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD
2

NOR: Gold[30]

The Ultimate Collection
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: LP, CD
14 5 9 13 48 12

FRA: 2× Gold[19]
NLD: Platinum[22]
UK: Gold[20]

The Best of Santana
  • Released: March 1998
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD
82

US: Platinum[28]

Best Instrumentals
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: LP, CD
Best Instrumentals Vol. 2
  • Released: September 28, 1999
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: LP, CD
The Best of Santana Vol. 2
  • Released: November 21, 2000
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD
The Essential Santana
  • Released: October 22, 2002
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD
125 22 97

US: Gold[28]

Relaxin' With Santana
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD
67
Ceremony: Remixes & Rarities
  • Released: December 2003
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: LP, CD
Ultimate Santana
  • Released: October 16, 2007
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: CD
8 6 28 11 68 3 7 13 16

AUS: Platinum[23]
NZL: Platinum[25]
SWI: Gold[27]
US: Gold[28]

Multi-Dimensional Warrior
  • Released: October 14, 2008
  • Label: Columbia, Legacy
  • Format: LP, CD
82
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

Collaboration albums

Album Album details
Woodstock[1]
Fillmore: The Last Days[1][32]
  • Released: 1972
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP
The Guitars That Destroyed the World[1][33]
  • Released: 1972
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP
California Jam II[1][34]
  • Released: March 18, 1978
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP
Pioneers of the New Age[1][35]
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: LP
Girlfight: Music from the Motion Picture[1][36]
  • Released: September 26, 2000
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CD
Platinum Christmas[1][37]
  • Released: November 14, 2000
  • Label: Jive Records
  • Format: CD
Primavera[1][38]
  • Released: July 24, 2001
  • Label: RCA
  • Format: CD
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights[1][39]
  • Released: February 17, 2004
  • Label: J Records
  • Format: CD
Power of Soul: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix[1][40]
  • Released: May 4, 2004
  • Label: Image Entertainment
  • Format: CD
We Are The Future[1]
  • Released: June 1, 2004
  • Label: Image Entertainment
  • Format: CD
Food For Thought[1][41]
  • Released: July 13, 2004
  • Label: BMG
  • Format: CD
Possibilities[1][42]
  • Released (UK): August 29, 2005
  • Released (US): August 30, 2005
  • Label: Vector Records, Hear Music
  • Format: CD

Singles

Single Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[6]
US Rock
[6]
US AC
[6]
US Adult Pop
[6]
AUS
[7][43]
[44]
NLD
[11]
GER
[45][46]
[47]
NZL
[12]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16][48]
"Jingo" 1969 56 4 39 Santana
"Evil Ways" 9 59 13
"Soul Sacrifice" 1970 16
"Black Magic Woman" 4 15 14 Abraxas
"Oye Como Va" 1971 13 13 16 29
"Hope You're Feeling Better"
"Everybody's Everything" 12 20 50 Santana III
"No One to Depend On" 36
"Samba Pa Ti" 1973 11 43 27 Abraxas
"Song of the Wind" 1974 Caravanserai
"Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)" 1976 29 6 Amigos
"Let It Shine" 77 60
"Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana)"
"Let the Children Play" Festival
"Revelations"
"She's Not There" 1977 27 19 3 9 11 Moonflower
"I'll Be Waiting" 18
"Well All Right" 1978 69 20 16 37 53 Inner Secrets
"Stormy" 1979 32 99 38
"One Chain (Don't Make No Prison)" 59
"Open Invitation"
"You Know That I Love You" 35 89 Marathon
"Aqua Marine"
"All I Ever Wanted" 1980 57
"Changes" 1981 45 Zebop!
"Searchin'" 26
"Winning" 17 2 88
"The Sensitive Kind" 56
"I Love You Much Too Much"
"Hold On" 1982 15 17 34 64 22 31 Shangó
"Nowhere to Run" 66 13
"Night Hunting Time" 34
"Say It Again" 1985 46 15 39 33 Beyond Appearances
"Veracruz" 1987 21 Freedom
"The Healer" (feat. John Lee Hooker) 1990 9 23 The Healer
"Somewhere in Heaven" 1992 Milagro
"Smooth" (feat. Rob Thomas) 1999 1 10 11 1 4 40 21 18 18 3 Supernatural
"Maria Maria" (feat. The Product G&B) 1 12 49 2 1 49 1 6
"Put Your Lights On" (feat. Everlast) 118 8 32 92 87 97
"Love of My Life" (feat. Dave Matthews) 2000 39
"Corazón Espinado" (feat. Maná) 89 64 39
"Primavera" 2001
"The Game of Love" (feat. Michelle Branch) 2002 5 1 1 21 23 46 7 20 16 Shaman
"You Are My Kind " (feat. Seal)[49]
"Nothing at All" (feat. Musiq) 2003 74
"Feels Like Fire" (feat. Dido) 26
"Hoy Es Adios"
"Why Don't You & I" (feat. Alex Band) 8 16 1 76 21
"I'm Feeling You" (feat. Michelle Branch and The Wreckers) 2005 55 5 6 All That I Am
"Just Feel Better" (feat. Steven Tyler) 37 28 13 7 58 44 39 77
"Cry Baby Cry" (feat. Sean Paul and Joss Stone) 63 47 29 71
"Into The Night" (feat. Chad Kroeger) 2007 26 20 2 4 19 24 49 Ultimate Santana
"Ya Yo Me Curé" 2010 Supernatural
(Legacy Edition)
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (feat. India.Arie and Yo-Yo Ma) 24 46 Guitar Heaven
"Photograph" (feat. Chris Daughtry) 30
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

Singles certification

Single Year Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
"Smooth" 1999

AUS: 2× Platinum[23]
US: Platinum[50]

Supernatural

"Maria Maria" 2000

GER: Platinum[31]
NLD: Gold[22]
SWE: Gold[26]
SWI: Platinum[27]
US: Platinum[50]

"The Game of Love" 2002

US: Gold[50]

Shaman
"Into the Night" 2007

AUS: Gold[23]
US: Platinum[50]

Ultimate Santana

Notes

See also

Santana portal

Notes

References

External links

  • Unofficial German site
  • Myspace
  • AllMusic