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BIRTHDAY: October 7, 1951
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Wild Night" (1994)
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BIGGEST LP: American Fool (1982)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 1
button.gif (123 bytes) ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: 2008

 
TIMELINE

John Mellencampbutton.gif (123 bytes) John 'Cougar' Mellencamp was born October 7, 1951 in Indiana. Singing since a young boy, Mellencamp signed his first record deal after graduating college. The singer/songwriter gained fame as John Cougar which allowed him to hit the pop charts before establishing a musical career and allowing fans to know him by his given name - John Mellencamp.

1976...

John Cougar - "This Time" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Chestnut Street Incident was released.

1977...

button.gif (123 bytes) The Kid Inside was released.

1978...

John Mellencamp LPbutton.gif (123 bytes) A Biography was released.

1979...

button.gif (123 bytes) John Cougar was released.

1980...# 114 Singles Artist of the Year

John Mellencamp - Nothin' Matters And What If It Didbutton.gif (123 bytes) Nothin' Matters And What If It Did was released.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 40 with "This Time."

1981...# 90 Singles Artist of the Year

March
John Mellencamp - American Foolbutton.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 40 with "Ain't Even Done With The Night."

1982... # 2 Singles Artist of the Year (# 1 Male Artist of the Year)

button.gif (123 bytes) American Fool was released and topped the Billboard LP charts for 9 weeks.

May
John Cougar - "Hurts So Good" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 40 with "Hurts So Good."

June
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Top 10 with "Hurts So Good."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) American Fool was certified gold.

August
John Cougar - "Jack & Diane" (Singe)button.gif (123 bytes) American Fool was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 40 with "Jack & Diane."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 10 with "Jack & Diane."

October
John Cougar - "Ain't Even Done With The Night" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit #1 on the ARC Weekly Top 40 for 2 weeks with "Jack & Diane."
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Mellencamp topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for 4 weeks with "Jack & Diane."
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The singles "Jack & Diane" and "Hurts So Good" were certified gold.

November
John Cougar - "Hand To Hold On To" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 40 with "Hand To Hold On To."

button.gif (123 bytes) December 31: Mellencamp topped the Billboard 1982 Year-End Chart Toppers as the Top Pop Artist - Male and Top Pop Singles Artist - Male.

1983...# 36 Singles Artist of the Year

January
John Mellencamp - Uh-Huhbutton.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp won an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist tying with Rick Springfield.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male ("Hurts So Good") and was nominated for Album of the Year (American Fool).

button.gif (123 bytes) Uh-Huh was released and 'John Cougar' was now known as 'John Cougar Mellencamp.'

October
John Cougar Mellencamp - "Crumblin' Down" (Singe)button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 40 with "Crumblin' Down."

November
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Mellencamp hit the Top 10 with "Crumblin' Down."

December
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Uh-Huh was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 40 with "Pink Houses."

1984...# 48 Singles Artist of the Year

February
John Cougar - "Pink Houses" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 10 with "Pink Houses."

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 40 with "The Authority Song."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "The Authority Song" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) American Fool and Uh-Huh were certified 2x platinum.

1985...# 36 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male ("Pink Houses").

John Mellencamp - Scarecrowbutton.gif (123 bytes) Scarecrow was released.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 40 with "Lonely Ol' Night."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 10 with "Lonely Ol' Night."

button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp helped launch Farm Aid and continued over the years being a part of the benefit concert.

October
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Scarecrow was certified platinum.

December
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Scarecrow was certified 2x platinum.

1986...# 10 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male (Scarecrow).

April
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American Fool and Scarecrow were certified 3x platinum.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 40 with "Rumbleseat."

1987...# 39 Singles Artist of the Year

August
John Mellencamp - The Lonesome Jubileebutton.gif (123 bytes) The Lonesome Jubilee was released.

December
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The Lonesome Jubilee was certified platinum.

1988... # 47 Singles Artist of the Year

January
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The Lonesome Jubilee was certified 2x platinum.

1989...# 76 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist.

May
John Mellencamp - Big Daddybutton.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 40 with "Pop Singer."
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Big Daddy was released.

June
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Big Daddy was certified platinum.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 40 with "
Jackie Brown."

1990...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist.

1991... # 115 Singles Artist of the Year

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Whenever We Wanted was released and 'John Cougar Mellencamp' dropped the 'Cougar' and was now known simply as 'John Mellencamp.'
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 40 with "Get A Leg Up."

1992... # 130 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Falling From Grace soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Whenever We Wanted was certified platinum.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 40 with "Again Tonight."
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male (Whenever We Wanted).

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp topped the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart for 2 weeks with "Again Tonight."

button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp could be heard on the Falling From Grace soundtrack - a film Mellencamp directed and starred in.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Get A Leg Up" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video.

1993... # 119 Singles Artist of the Year

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Human Wheels was released.

October
John Mellencamp - Human Wheelsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 40 with "Human Wheels."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Human Wheels was certified platinum.

1994... # 25 Singles Artist of the Year

button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp suffered a mild heart attack during the year.

June
John Mellencamp - Dance Nakedbutton.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 40 along with Me'Shell NdegéOcello with their remake of "Wild Night."
button.gif (123 bytes) Dance Naked was released.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 10 with "Wild Night."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit #1 for a week with "Wild Night."

September
John Mellencamp with Me'Shell NdegéOcello - "Wild Night" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary Singles chart for 8 weeks with "Wild Night."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Dance Naked was certified platinum.
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Mellencamp hit the Top 40 with "Dance Naked."

1995... # 186 Singles Artist of the Year

January
John Mellencampbutton.gif (123 bytes) American Fool and Scarecrow were certified 4x platinum, and The Lonesome Jubilee and Uh-Huh were certified 3x platinum.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals ("Wild Night" with Me'Shell NdegéOcello).
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Nothin' Matters And What If It Did and John Cougar were certified gold.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Nothin' Matters And What If It Did was certified platinum.

1996... # 51 Singles Artist of the Year

May
button.gif (123 bytes) American Fool was certified 5x platinum.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 40 with "Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)."

September
John Mellencamp - Mr. Happy Go Luckybutton.gif (123 bytes) Mr. Happy Go Lucky was released.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 10 with "Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Mr. Happy Go Lucky was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 40 with "
Just Another Day."

1997... # 75 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male ("Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)").
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the
Top 10 with "Just Another Day."

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Mr. Happy Go Lucky was certified platinum.

November
John Mellencamp - The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988button.gif (123 bytes) The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988 was released.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988 was certified gold.

1998... # 105 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male ("Just Another Day").

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988 was certified platinum.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 40 with "Your Life Is Now."

October
John Mellencamp LPbutton.gif (123 bytes) John Mellencamp was released.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) John Mellencamp was certified gold.

1999...

February
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August
John Mellencamp - Rough Harvestbutton.gif (123 bytes) Rough Harvest was released.

2001... # 126 Singles Artist of the Year

May
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Videos included "Jack & Diane" at # 98.

October
John Mellencamp - Cuttin' Headsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Top 40 with help from India.Arie with "Peaceful World."
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Cuttin' Heads was released.
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Scarecrow was certified 5x platinum.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp was honored with the Billboard Century Award. Mellencamp said of the honor: "I like what this particular award stands for. When they called me say I was receiving it, I was told it's for artists who really did not get the credit they deserved. And I liked that because I've always felt like an underdog, which is why I've probably remained competitive. Early on, I was always dismissed as, 'Well, he's a Midwestern rocker.' That would always piss me off, so this award means a lot."

2002...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male ("Peaceful World").
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Cuttin' Heads was certified gold.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988 was certified 3x platinum.

2003...

June
John Mellencamp - Trouble No Morebutton.gif (123 bytes) Trouble No More was released and topped the Billboard Blues Album chart for 11 weeks.
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VH1: 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years includes "Jack & Diane" at # 67.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp and his wife, Elaine, wrote an open letter reacting to presidency of President Bush and the war in Iraq.

2004...

September
John Mellencamp - Words & Music: John Mellencamp's Greatest Hitsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp performed at the 19th annual Farm Aid concert in Washington.
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp hit the Billboard Country charts helping out Travis Tritt with "What Say You."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp began touring as part of the 'Vote For Change' tour. The tour featuring several major acts will be performing in key "battleground" states with the goal of getting citizens out to vote, and vote to change the current administration.
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp released another hits collection,
Words & Music: John Mellencamp's Greatest Hits with the new single "Walk Tall" co-produced by Babyface.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Words & Music: John Mellencamp's Greatest Hits was certified platinum.

button.gif (123 bytes) # 12 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...

September
John Mellencamp - Freedom's Roadbutton.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp performed on ReAct Now: Music & Relief - a benefit program shown on music video channels to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp performed as part of Farm Aid 20 in Illinois.

2006...

October
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VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's included "Jack & Diane" at # 59.

2007..

January
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2008..

February
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Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance ("Our Country").

March
John Mellencamp - 'Life Death Live & Freedom'button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp released
Life, Death, Love And Freedom.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp performed at the 21st annual Farm Aid concert held at the Comcast Center in Massachusetts.

2009....

June
John Mellencamp - 'No Better Than This'button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp released the live LP Life Death Live & Freedom.

2010...

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Mellencamp released No Better Than This.

2014...

2017...



LPs
John Mellencamp - Chestnut Street Incident Chestnut Street Incident
Released: 1976
Tracks: "American Dream" - "Oh Pretty Woman" - "Jailhouse Rock" - "Dream Killing Town" - "Supergirl" - "Chestnut Street" - "Good Girls" - "Do You Believe in Magic" - "Twentieth Century Fox" - "Chestnut Street Revisited" - "Hit The Road Jack" - "I Need Somebody"
John Mellencamp - The Kid Inside The Kid Inside
Released: 1977
Tracks: "Kid Inside" - "Take What You Want" - "Cheap Shot" - "Sidewalk & Streetlights" - "R. Gang" - "American Son" - "Gearhead" - "Young Genocides" - "Too Young To Live" - "Survive" - "The Whore" - "The Man Who Sold The World"
John Mellencamp - A Biography A Biography
Released: 1978
Tracks: "Born Reckless" - "Factory" - "Night Slumming" - "Taxi Dancer" - "I Need A Lover" - "Alley Of The Angels" - "High C Cherrie" - "Let Them Run Your Lives" - "Goodnight"
John Mellencamp LP John Cougar
Released: 1979
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 64
Tracks: "A Little Night Dancin'" - "Small Paradise" - "Miami" - "The Great Midwest" - "Do You Think That's Fair" - "I Need A Lover" - "Welcome To Chinatown" - "Sugar Marie" - "Pray For Me" - "Taxi Dancer"
John Mellencamp - Nothin' Matters And What If It Did Nothin' Matters And What If It Did
Released: 1980
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 37
Tracks: "Hot Night In A Cold Town" - "Ain't Even Done With The Night" - "Don't Misunderstand Me" - "This Time" - "Make Me Feel" - "To M.G. (Wherever She May Be)" - "Tonight" - "Cry Baby" - "Wild Angel" - "Peppermint Twist" - "Cheap Shot"
John Mellencamp - 'American Fool'
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American Fool
Released: 1982
US: 5x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (for 9 weeks)
Rolling Stone: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Hurts So Good" - "Jack & Diane" - "Hand To Hold On To" - "Danger List" - "Can You Take It" - "Thundering Hearts" - "China Girl" - "Close Enough" - "Weakest Moments"
John Mellencamp - Uh-Huh Uh-Huh
Released: 1983
US: 3x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 9
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Crumblin' Down" - "Pink Houses" - "The Authority Song" - "Warmer Place To Sleep" - "Jackie O" - "Play Guitar" - "Serious Business" - "Lovin' Mother Fo Ya" - "Golden Gates"
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow Scarecrow
Released: 1985
US: 5x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 2
Tracks: "Rain On The Scarecrow" - "Grandma's Theme" - "Small Town" - "Minutes To Memories" - "Lonely Ol' Night" - "The Face Of The Nation" - "Justice And Independence '85" - "Between A Laugh And A Tear" (with Rickie Lee Jones) - "Rumbleseat" - "You've Got To Stand For Somethin'" - "R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A." - "The Kind Of Fella I Am"
John Mellencamp - The Lonesome Jubilee The Lonesome Jubilee
Released: August, 1987
US: 3x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 6
Tracks: "Paper In Fire" - "Down And Out In Paradise" - "Check It Out" - "The Real Life" - "Cherry Bomb" - "We Are The People" - "Empty Hands" - "Hard Times For An Honest Man" - "Hot Dogs And Hamburgers" - "Rooty Toot Toot"
John Mellencamp - Big Daddy Big Daddy
Released: May, 1989
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 7
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Big Daddy Of Them All" - "To Live" - "Martha Say" - "Theo And Weird Henry" - "Jackie Brown" - "Pop Singer" - "Void In My Heart" - "Mansions In Heaven" - "Sometimes A Great Notion" - "Country Gentleman" - "J.M.'s Question" - "Let It All Hang Out"
John Mellencamp - Whenever We Wanted Whenever We Wanted
Released: October, 1991
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 17
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Love And Happiness" - "Now More Than Ever" - "I Ain't Ever Satisfied" - "Get A Leg Up" - "Crazy Ones" - "Last Chance" - "They're So Tough" - "Melting Pot" - "Whenever We Wanted" - "Again Tonight"
Falling From Grace soundtrack Falling From Grace soundtrack
Released: 1992
Mellencamp Tracks: "It Don' Scare Me None" - "Sweet Suzanne" (with Buzzin' Cousings, Dwight Yoakam, John Prine, Joe Ely, & James McMurty) - "Nothings For Free"
John Mellencamp - Human Wheels Human Wheels
Released: September, 1993
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 7
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "When Jesus Left Birmingham" - "Junior" - "Human Wheels" - "Beige To Beige" - "Case 795 (The Family)" - "Suzanne And The Jewels" - "Sweet Evening Breeze" - "What If I Came Knocking" - "French Shoes" - "To The River"
John Mellencamp - Dance Naked Dance Naked
Released: June, 1994
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 13
Tracks: "Dance Naked" - "Brothers" - "When Margaret Comes To Town" - "Wild Night" (with Me'Shell NdegéOcello) - "L.U.V." - "Another Sunny Day 12/25" - "Too Much To Think" - "The Big Jack" - "The Breakout"
John Mellencamp - Mr. Happy Go Lucky Mr. Happy Go Lucky
Released: September, 1996
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 9
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Overture" - "Jerry" - "Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)" - "Just Another Day" - "This May Not Be The End Of The World" - "Emotional Love" - "Mr. Bellows" - "The Full Catastrophe" - "Circling Around The Moon" - "Large World Turning" - "Jackamo Road" - "Life Is Hard"
John Mellencamp - The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988 The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988
Released: November, 1997
US: 3x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 33
Tracks: "I Need A Lover" - "Ain't Even Done With The Night" - "Hurts So Good" - "Jack & Diane" - "Crumblin' Down" - "Pink Houses" - "The Authority Song" - "Lonely Ol' Night" - "Small Town" - "R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A." - "Paper In Fire" - "Cherry Bomb" - "Check It Out" - "Without Expression"
John Mellencamp LP John Mellencamp
Released: October, 1998
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 41
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Fruit Trader" - "Your Life Is Now" - "Positively Crazy" - "I'm Not Running Anymore" - "It All Comes True" - "Eden Is Burning" - "Where The World Began" - "Miss Missy" - "Chance Meeting At The Tarantula" - "Break Me Off Some" - "Summer Of Love" - "Days Of Farewell"
John Mellencamp - Rough Harvest Rough Harvest
Released: August, 1999
Billboard peak: # 99
Tracks: "Love And Happiness" - "In My Time Of Dying" - "Between A Laugh And A Tear" - "Human Wheels" - "Rain On The Scarecrow" - "Farewell Angelina" - "Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)" - "Jackie Brown" - "When Jesus Left Birmingham" - "The Full Catastrophe" - "Minutes To Memories" - "Under The Boardwalk" - "Wild Night" (live)
John Mellencamp - Cuttin' Heads Cuttin' Heads
Released: October, 2001
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 15
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Cuttin' Heads" - "Peaceful World" - "Deep Blue Heart" - "Crazy Island" - "Just Like You" - "The Same Way I Do" - "Women Seem" - "Worn Out Nervous Condition" - "Shy" - "In Our Lives"
John Mellencamp - Trouble No More Trouble No More
Released: June, 2003
Billboard peak: # 31
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Stones In My Passway" - "Death Letter" - "Johnny Hart" - "Baltimore Oriole" - "Teardrops Will Fall" - "Diamond Joe" - "The End Of The World" - "Down In The Bottom" - "Lafayette" - "Joilet Bound" - "John The Revelator" - "To Washington"
John Mellencamp - Words & Music: John Mellencamp's Greatest Hits Words & Music: John Mellencamp's Greatest Hits
Released: October, 2004
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 13
Tracks: "Walk Tall" - "Pink Houses" - "Lonely Ol' Night" - "Jackie Brown" - "Rain On The Scarecrow" - "Love And Happiness" - "Check It Out" - "Peaceful World" - "Paper In Fire" - "Your Life Is Now" - "Human Wheels" - "When Jesus Left Birmingham" - "The Authority Song" - "What If I Came Knocking" - "Crumblin' Down" - "Small Town" - "R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A." - "Cherry Bomb" - "Pop Singer" - "Thank You" - "Martha Say" - "Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)" - "Jack & Diane" - "I Need A Lover" - "Hurts So Good" - "Get A Leg Up" - "Wild Night" - "Dance Naked" - "Teardrops Will Fall" - "Ain't Even Done With The Night" - "Just Another Day" - "Hand To Hold On To" - "Rumble Seat" - "I'm Not Running Anymore" - "Again Tonight" - "This Time" - "Now More Than Ever"
John Mellencamp - Freedom's Road Freedom's Road
Released: January, 2007
Billboard peak: # 5
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: C+
Tracks: "Someday" - "Ghost Towns Along The Highway" - "The Americans" - "Forgiveness" - "Freedom's Road" - "Jim Crow" - "Our Country" - "Rural Route" - "My Aeroplane" - "Heaven Is A Lonely Place"
John Mellencamp - Life, Death, Love And Freedom
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Life, Death, Love And Freedom
Released: July, 2008
Billboard peak: # 7
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B
Tracks: "Longest Days" - "My Sweet Love" - "If I Die Sudden" - "Troubled Land" - "Young Without Lovers" - "John Cockers" - "Don't Need This Body" - "A Ride Back Home" - "Without A Shot" - "Jena" - "Mean" - "County Fair" - "For The Children" - "A Brand New Song"
John Mellencamp - 'Life Death Live & Freedom'
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Life Death Live & Freedom
Released: June, 2009
Live Tracks: "If I Die Sudden" - "Troubled Land" - "Don't Need This Body" - "Longest Days" - "Young Without Lovers" - "A Rid eBack Home" - "Jena" - "My Sweet Love"
John Mellencamp - 'No Better Than This'
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No Better Than This
Released: August, 2010
Tracks: "Save Some Time To Dream" - "The West End" - "Right Behind Me" - "A Graceful Fall" - "No Better Than This" - "Thinking About You" - "Coming Down The Road" - "No One Cares About Me" - "Love At First Sight" - "Don't Forget About Me" - "Each Day Of Sorrow" - "Easter Eve" - "Clumsy Ol' World"
John Mellencamp - 'Performs Trouble No More Live At Town Hall' Performs Trouble No More Live At Town Hall
Released: July 8, 2014
Live Tracks: "Stones In My Passway" - "Death Letter" - "To Washington" - "Highway 61 Revisted" - "Baltimore Oriole" - "Joliet Bound" - "Down In The Bottom" - "Johnny Hart" - "Diamond Joe" - "John The Revelator" - "Small Town" - "Lafayette" - "Teardrops Will Fall" - "Paper In Fire" - "Pink House"
John Mellencamp - 'Plain Spoken'
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Plain Spoken
Released: September 23, 2014
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 18
Tracks: "Troubled Man" - "Sometimes There's God" - "The Isolation Of Mister" - "The Company Of Cowards" - "Tears In Vain" - "The Brass Ring" - "Freedom Of Speech" - "Blue Charlotte" - "The Courtesy Of Kings" - "Lawless Times"
John Mellencamp - 'Sad Clowns & Hillbillies'
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Sad Clowns & Hillbillies
Released: April 28, 2017
Tracks: "Mobile Blues" - "Battle Of Angels" - "Grandview" (featuring Martina McBride) - "Indigo Sunset" (featuring Carlene Carter) - "What Kind Of Man Am I" (featuring Carlene Carter) - "All Night Talk Radio" - "Sugar Hill Mountain" (featuring Carlene Carter) - "You Are Blind" - "Damascus Road" (featuring Carlene Carter) - "Early Bird Cafe" - "Sad Clowns" - "My Soul's Got Wings" (featuring Carlene Carter) - "Easy Target"
POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 Wild Night
[John Mellencamp with Me'Shell NdegéOcello]

from the LP
Dance Naked
ARC chart run: 37 - 27 - 19 - 16 - 12 - 8 - 5 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 6 - 8 - 9 - 19 - 27 - off
1(1) 19 1994 John Mellencamp with Me'Shell NdegéOcello - "Wild Night" (Single)
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2 Jack & Diane [John Cougar]

from the LP
American Fool
ARC chart run: 31 - 25 - 16 - 14 - 12 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 2 - 4 - 10 - 19 - 27 - 32 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 13
1(2) 17 1982 John Cougar - "Jack & Diane" (Singe)
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3 Hurts So Good [John Cougar]

from the LP
American Fool
ARC chart run: 38 - 28 - 19 - 16 - 10 - 8 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 7 - 9 - 11 - 14 - 21 - 28 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 16
2 16 1982 John Cougar - "Hurts So Good" (Single)
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4 Small Town [John Cougar Mellencamp]
Scarecrow
4 13 1986 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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5 R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A. [John Cougar Mellencamp]
Scarecrow
2 12 1986 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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6 Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First) [John Mellencamp]
Mr. Happy Go Lucky
4 13 1996 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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7 Lonely Ol' Night [John Cougar Mellencamp]
Scarecrow
4 12 1985 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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8 Cherry Bomb [John Cougar Mellencamp]
The Lonesome Jubilee
4 12 1988 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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9 Paper In Fire [John Cougar Mellencamp]
The Lonesome Jubilee
5 11 1987 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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10 Just Another Day [John Mellencamp]
Mr. Happy Go Lucky
8 12 1997 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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11 Crumblin' Down [John Cougar Mellencamp]

from the LP
Uh-Huh
ARC chart run: 34 - 26 - 21 - 17 - 13 - 10 - 6 - 6 - 16 - 30 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 90
6 10 1983 John Cougar Mellencamp - "Crumblin' Down" (Singe)
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12 Pink Houses [John Cougar Mellencamp]

from the LP
Uh-Huh
ARC chart run: 34 - 29 - 25 - 23 - 21 - 15 - 12 - 9 - 8 - 19 - 27 - off
8 11 1984 John Cougar - "Pink Houses" (Single)
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13 Check It Out [John Cougar Mellencamp]
The Lonesome Jubilee
10 9 1988 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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14 Ain't Even Done With The Night [John Cougar]

from the LP
Nothin' Matters And What If It Did
ARC chart run: 38 - 30 - 25 - 19 - 14 - 13 - 12 - 27 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 105
12 9 1981 John Cougar - "Ain't Even Done With The Night" (Single)
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15 Hand To Hold On To [John Cougar]

from the LP
American Fool
ARC chart run: 36 - 31 - 29 - 25 - 22 - 21 - 21 - 19 - 17 - 16 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 111
16 10 1983 John Cougar - "Hand To Hold On To" (Single)
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16 Dance Naked [John Mellencamp]
Dance Naked
13 9 1994 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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17 Pop Singer [John Cougar Mellencamp]
Big Daddy
11 8 1989 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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18 The Authority Song [John Cougar Mellencamp]

from the LP
Uh-Huh
13 8 1984 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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19 Your Life Is Now [John Mellencamp]
John Mellencamp
18 8 1998 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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20 Get A Leg Up [John Mellencamp]
Whenever We Wanted
13 7 1991 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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21 Rain On The Scarecrow [John Cougar Mellencamp]
Scarecrow
16 8 1986 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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22 Human Wheels [John Mellencamp]
Human Wheels
16 7 1993 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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23 Peaceful World
[John Mellencamp featuring India.Arie]
Cuttin' Heads
21 7 2001 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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24 I Need A Lover [John Cougar]
John Cougar
27* 7 1979 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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25 This Time [John Cougar]

from the LP
Nothin' Matters And What If It Did
ARC chart run: 37 - 33 - 29 - 25 - 22 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 161
22 5 1980 John Cougar - "This Time" (Single)
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26 Again Tonight [John Mellencamp]
Whenever We Wanted
27 5 1992 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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27 Rumbleseat [John Cougar Mellencamp]
Scarecrow
27 4 1986 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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28 Jackie Brown [John Cougar Mellencamp]
Big Daddy
38 1 1989 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Small Paradise [John Cougar]
John Cougar
** ** 1980 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Rooty Toot Toot [John Cougar Mellencamp]
The Lonesome Jubilee
** ** 1988 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Now More Than Ever [John Mellencamp]
Whenever We Wanted
** ** 1992 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Last Chance [John Mellencamp]
Whenever We Wanted
** ** 1992 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Walk Tall
Words & Music: John Mellencamp's Greatest Hits
** ** 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Our Country
Freedom's Road
** ** 2006 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  The Americans
Freedom's Road
** ** 2006 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  My Sweet Love
Life, Death, Love And Freedom
** ** 2008 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Troubled Land
Life, Death, Love And Freedom
** ** 2008 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Note: Song title and position links lead you to the song's Top 40 chart run (from The ARC Weekly Top 40) and LP links take you to Amazon.com for that LP (often including track listings and sound samples).
* Track predates The ARC Weekly Top 40. Billboard info provided with ranking determined with The ARC Weekly Top 40 ranking system.
 
 
 

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