Grandmaster Flash

Grandmaster Flash hit songs and albums
Grandmaster Flash (born Joseph Saddler on January 1, 1958 in Bridgetown, Barbados) is an American hip-hop recording artist and pioneering DJ. Grandmaster Flash begun DJing when he was intrigued by his father’s large record collection, and his interest in learning electronics. Grandmaster Flash innovated techniques such as the backspin and heralded a whole new world of pop with his scratching. Grandmaster Flash collaborated with a host of early hip-hop stars such as Kurtis Blow and Lovebug Starski, before forming his own group Grandmaster Flash and the 3 MCs with Cowboy, Melle Mel and The Kidd Creole (not to be confused with the Kid Creole from Kid Creole & The Coconuts), who morphed into the Furious Five in 1978. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five scored a handful of hits with songs deemed iconic in the rap world, that brought hip-hop to a wider audience, such as 1982’s The Message and 1983’s White Lines which were Top 10 hits on the UK's Official Singles Chart. Grandmaster Flash was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Image: Phil Rees/Shutterstock
  • 0
    UK Number 1s
  • 3
    UK Top 10s
  • 3
    UK Top 40s
  • 7
    UK Top 75s
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    Weeks at Number 1
  • 11
    Weeks in Top 10
  • 32
    Weeks in Top 40
  • 85
    Weeks in Top 75
  • 0
    UK Number 1s
  • 0
    UK Top 10s
  • 0
    UK Top 40s
  • 2
    UK Top 75s
  • 0
    Weeks at Number 1
  • 0
    Weeks in Top 10
  • 0
    Weeks in Top 40
  • 15
    Weeks in Top 75
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
28.08.
1982
THE MESSAGE
GRANDMASTER FLASH AND THE FURIOUS FIVE
SUGARHILL SHL117
08 09 00
15.01.
1983
SCORPIO
GRANDMASTER FLASH
NO-LABEL MIUCT1978
77 03 00
11.06.
1983
NEW YORK NEW YORK
GRANDMASTER FLASH
NO-LABEL MIUCT1631
82 02 00
12.11.
1983
WHITE LINES (DON'T DO IT)
GRANDMASTER FLASH AND MELLE MEL
SUGARHILL SHL130
07 60 00
14.04.
1984
JESSE
GRANDMASTER FLASH AND MELLE MEL
NO-LABEL MIUCT1237
83 03 00
23.06.
1984
BEAT STREET BREAKDOWN
GRANDMASTER MELLE MEL AND THE FURIOUS FIVE
ATLANTIC A9659
42 08 00
22.09.
1984
WE DON'T WORK FOR FREE
GRANDMASTER MELLE MEL AND THE FURIOUS FIVE
SUGARHILL SH136
45 04 00
15.12.
1984
STEP OFF (PART 1)
GRANDMASTER MELLE MEL AND THE FURIOUS FIVE
SUGARHILL SHL139
08 12 00
Buy
16.02.
1985
SIGN OF THE TIMES
GRANDMASTER FLASH
ELEKTRA E9677
72 02 00
Buy
16.03.
1985
PUMP ME UP
GRANDMASTER MELLE MEL AND THE FURIOUS FIVE
SUGARHILL SH141
45 07 00
17.08.
1985
WORLD WAR THREE
GRANDMASTER MELLE MEL AND THE FURIOUS FIVE
NO-LABEL MIUCT2776
97 01 00
Buy
13.11.
1999
JUNIOR CARTIER & ROOTS MANUVA REMIXES
WEST STREET MOB/GRANDMASTER..
SUGAR HILL NEEX1009
85 01 00
Buy
12.06.
2004
THE MESSAGE
GRANDMASTER FLASH/FURIOUS FIVE
SUGAR HILL CMNT966
82 01 00
12.06.
2004
WHITE LINES (DON'T DO IT)
GRANDMASTER FLASH & MELLE MEL
SUGAR HILL CMNT970
84 01 00
31.07.
2004
THE MESSAGE
GRANDMASTER FLASH/FURIOUS FIVE
ANTIDOTE ANTTW010
82 01 00
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
23.10.
1982
THE MESSAGE
GRANDMASTER FLASH AND THE FURIOUS FIVE
SUGAR HILL SHLP1007
77 03 00
23.06.
1984
GREATEST MESSAGES
GRANDMASTER FLASH AND THE FURIOUS FIVE
SUGAR HILL SHLP5552
41 16 00
Buy
20.10.
1984
WORK PARTY
GRANDMASTER FLASH AND MELLE MEL
SUGAR HILL SHLP5553
45 05 00
Buy
23.02.
1985
THEY SAID IT COULDN'T BE DONE
GRANDMASTER FLASH
ELEKTRA 9603891
95 01 00
Buy