Billy Idol

Billy Idol hit songs and albums
Billy Idol was born William Michael Albert Broad on November 30, 1955 in Stanmore, Middlesex, and is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor who holds dual British and American citizenship. Billy Idol started out by leaving school to join the Bromley Contingent, a group of fans who’d follow the Sex Pistols on tour. Billy Idol first joined the fairly unlistenable punk outfit Chelsea as a guitarist, and was given a makeover into a peroxide punker by their singer Gene October. Billy Idol left Chelsea, and along with their bassist Tony James formed Generation X. Billy Idol went off to the US after Generation X disbanded in 1981 with a view to becoming a solo star, becoming a big hit with the then-infant MTV due to his punkin’ good looks. Billy Idol’s second album, 1983’s Rebel Yell helped break him in the US charts selling two million copies a good couple of years before the British pop-buyers took to it. Billy Idol eventually made waves in his homeland in 1984 with his song Eyes Without A Face which led to a number of his songs finally becoming hits in the UK Official Singles Chart.
  • 0
    UK Number 1s
  • 3
    UK Top 10s
  • 10
    UK Top 40s
  • 17
    UK Top 75s
  • 0
    Weeks at Number 1
  • 9
    Weeks in Top 10
  • 60
    Weeks in Top 40
  • 106
    Weeks in Top 75
  • 0
    UK Number 1s
  • 3
    UK Top 10s
  • 8
    UK Top 40s
  • 8
    UK Top 75s
  • 0
    Weeks at Number 1
  • 15
    Weeks in Top 10
  • 43
    Weeks in Top 40
  • 74
    Weeks in Top 75
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
11.09.
1982
HOT IN THE CITY
BILLY IDOL
CHRYSALIS CHS2625
58 04 00
10.03.
1984
REBEL YELL
BILLY IDOL
CHRYSALIS IDOL2
62 04 00
16.06.
1984
EYES WITHOUT A FACE
BILLY IDOL
CHRYSALIS IDOL3
18 13 00
29.09.
1984
FLESH FOR FANTASY
BILLY IDOL
CHRYSALIS IDOL4
54 03 00
13.07.
1985
WHITE WEDDING
BILLY IDOL
CHRYSALIS IDOL5
06 16 00
14.09.
1985
REBEL YELL {1985}
BILLY IDOL
CHRYSALIS IDOL6
06 14 00
Buy
04.10.
1986
TO BE A LOVER
BILLY IDOL
CHRYSALIS IDOL8
22 08 00
07.03.
1987
DON'T NEED A GUN
BILLY IDOL
CHRYSALIS IDOL9
26 05 00
13.06.
1987
SWEET SIXTEEN
BILLY IDOL
CHRYSALIS IDOL10
17 09 00
03.10.
1987
MONY MONY
BILLY IDOL
CHRYSALIS IDOL11
07 11 00
09.01.
1988
HOT IN THE CITY {1988}
CHRYSALIS IDOL12
13 10 00
13.08.
1988
CATCH MY FALL
BILLY IDOL
CHRYSALIS IDOL13
63 03 00
28.04.
1990
CRADLE OF LOVE
BILLY IDOL
CHRYSALIS IDOL14
34 04 00
04.08.
1990
LA WOMAN
BILLY IDOL
CHRYSALIS IDOL15
70 03 00
22.12.
1990
PRODIGAL BLUES
BILLY IDOL
CHRYSALIS IDOL16
47 04 00
26.06.
1993
SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM
BILLY IDOL
CHRYSALIS CDCHS3994
30 03 00
10.09.
1994
SPEED
BILLY IDOL
FOX 74321223472
47 02 00
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
08.06.
1985
VITAL IDOL
BILLY IDOL
CHRYSALIS CUX1502
07 34 00
28.09.
1985
REBEL YELL
BILLY IDOL
CHRYSALIS CHR1450
36 11 00
01.11.
1986
WHIPLASH SMILE
BILLY IDOL
CHRYSALIS CDL1514
08 20 00
02.07.
1988
IDOL SONGS: 11 OF THE BEST
CHRYSALIS BILTVD1
02 25 00
Buy
12.05.
1990
CHARMED LIFE
BILLY IDOL
CHRYSALIS CHR1735
15 08 00
10.07.
1993
CYBERPUNK
BILLY IDOL
CHRYSALIS CDCHR6000
20 02 00
02.04.
2005
DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND
BILLY IDOL
SANCTUARY SANCD339
78 01 00
02.08.
2008
THE VERY BEST OF - IDOLIZE YOURSELF
EMI 2151402
37 02 00
01.11.
2014
KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND
BFI RECORDS BFI0706
35 02 00