Oingo Boingo discography


Oingo Boingo discography
Oingo Boingo discography
Releases
Studio albums 8
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 6
EPs 2
Singles 14
Music videos 9
Soundtracks 1
Tribute and cover albums 2

The discography of Oingo Boingo, an American New Wave band, consists of eight studio albums, one live album, six compilation albums, two extended plays, one soundtrack, fourteen singles, nine music videos, and a list of soundtrack appearances.

Contents

Discography

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
1981 Only a Lad
1982 Nothing to Fear
  • Released: June 22, 1982
  • Label: A&M Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
1983 Good for Your Soul
  • Released: July 26, 1983
  • Label: A&M Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
1984 So-Lo 1
  • Released: November 11, 1984
  • Label: MCA Records
  • Format: CD, LP
1985 Dead Man's Party
  • Released: October 28, 1985
  • Label: MCA Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
98 Gold
1987 Boi-ngo
  • Released: March 2, 1987
  • Label: MCA Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
77
1990 Dark at the End of the Tunnel
  • Released: February 20, 1990
  • Label: MCA Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
72
1994 Boingo 2
  • Released: May 17, 1994
  • Label: Giant Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
71
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.
  • 1 Danny Elfman solo album, but generally thought of as an Oingo Boingo release.
  • 2 Released as Boingo.

Live albums

Year Album details
1996 Farewell: Live from the Universal Amphitheatre, Halloween 1995
  • Released: April 16, 1996
  • Label: A&M Records
  • Format: CD, LP

Compilations

Year Album details
1988 Boingo Alive
  • Released: September 26, 1988
  • Label: MCA Records
  • Format: CD, LP
1989 The Best of Oingo Boingo: Skeletons in the Closet
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: A&M Records
  • Format: CD, LP
1990 Stay
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: MCA Records
  • Format: CD, LP
1991 Best O' Boingo
  • Released: September 17, 1991
  • Label: MCA Records
  • Format: CD, LP
1999 Anthology
2002 The Best of Oingo Boingo: 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection
  • Released: September 24, 2002
  • Label: MCA Records
  • Format: CD, LP

Extended plays

Year Album details
1979 Demo EP
  • Released: 1979
1980 Oingo Boingo

Soundtracks

Year Album details
1980 Forbidden Zone
  • Released: 1980
  • Label:
  • Format: CD, LP

Tribute albums

Year Album details
2005 Dead Bands Party: A Tribute to Oingo Boingo
2006 Drink to Bones That Turn to Dust
  • Released: 2006
  • Label:
  • Format: CD, LP

Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
U.S. U.S. Modern Rock UK
1976 "You Got Your Baby Back"1 - - -
1980 "Only a Lad" - - - Only a Lad
1983 "Wake Up (It's 1984)" - - - Good for Your Soul
1985 "Weird Science" 45 - - Dead Man's Party
1986 "Just Another Day" 85 - -
1986 "Dead Man's Party" - - -
1986 "Stay" - - -
1986 "Pain" - - - BOI-NGO
1987 "Not My Slave" - - -
1988 "Winning Side" - 14 - Boingo Alive
1989 "Flesh and Blood" - - - Dark at the End of the Tunnel
1990 "Out of Control" - - -
1990 "When the Lights Go Out" - 15 -
1994 "Insanity" - - - Boingo
1994 "Hey!" - 23 -
  • 1As "The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo."

Music videos

Year Song Director(s) Album
1981 "Little Girls" Only a Lad
1982 "Private Life" Nothing to Fear
1983 "Nothing Bad Ever Happens to Me" Good for Your Soul
1984 "Gratitude" So-Lo
1985 "Weird Science" Dead Man's Party
1986 "Just Another Day"
"Dead Man's Party"
"Stay"
1990 "Out of Control" Dark at the End of the Tunnel
1994 "Insanity" Boingo

Bootlegs

Only A Lad Demos & Outtakes

Other appearances

Year Song Release Notes
1982 "Better Luck Next Time" The Last American Virgin soundtrack
"Goodbye, Goodbye" Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Music from the Motion Picture
1984 "Wild Sex (In the Working Class)" Sixteen Candles
"Something Isn't Right" Bachelor Party soundtrack
"Bachelor Party"
"Who Do You Want to Be" Bachelor Party
"Hold Me Back" Surf II
"Only a Lad"
1986 Fast Times Theme Fast Times
"Dead Man's Party" Back to School
Back to School soundtrack
The band appeared in the film and performed the song.
"No One Lives Forever" The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 soundtrack
"Not My Slave" Something Wild
1987 "Home Again" Wisdom
"Same Man I Was Before" My Best Friend Is a Vampire
"Happy" Summer School soundtrack Danny Elfman song.
"Who Do You Want to Be" Teen Wolf Too soundtrack
"Not My Slave" Like Father Like Son
1988 "Try to Believe" Midnight Run Different from album version of Dark at the End of the Tunnel.
1989 "Flesh 'N Blood" Ghostbusters II
Ghostbusters II soundtrack
"Winning Side" She's Out of Control soundtrack
1990 "Skin" Nightbreed Cover version, not performed by Oingo Boingo.
"Violent Love" The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
1992 "We Close Our Eyes" Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer soundtrack
Cover version by Susanna Hoffs.
1997 "No One Lives Forever" Casper: A Spirited Beginning
"Home Again" Home Alone 3
1999 "Forbidden Zone" Dilbert intro theme, 1999-2000 Slightly altered version.
2001 "Stay" Donnie Darko Director's Cut
Donnie Darko soundtrack
2005 "Capitalism" Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room soundtrack
"Who Do You Want to Be" Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
Tony Hawk's American Sk8land
Live version from Boingo Alive.
2006 "Dead Man's Party" NCIS, episode "Witch Hunt"
Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 4
2007 "Only a Lad" Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s
2009 "Weird Science" American Idol season 8 During San Francisco auditions.
  • The music video of "Weird Science" made an appearance in Beavis and Butt-head. However, the duo disliked the song: Butt-head believed that "this guy (Danny Elfman) thinks he's smart," while Beavis thought "college music sucks." The duo decided to change the channel.

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