Eddie Money Albums Ranked

Eddie Money Albums

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Our Eddie Money albums list takes a look at the career of one of our favorite rock and roll singers of all time. Eddie Money was born in Brooklyn but raised on Long Island like so many city kids in the 1960s. He just seemed like a regular New York guy. Eddie Money  arrived on the rock and roll scene at the end of 1977 with a smashing debut album entitled Eddie Money. The album spawned three hit singles and turned Eddie Money into an overnight sensation instantly. Everyone loved Eddie Money. His voice fell somewhere between Rod Stewart and Bruce Springsteen. The man was hip with a little bit of soul and a lot of rock and roll. Eddie Money would go on to release 11 studio albums throughout his career. The man had many hits especially in the late 70s and early 80s. Sadly, Eddie Money passed away two years ago. His music will last forever.

# 11 – Reddy Eddie

We open up our Eddie Money albums ranked list with his 1999 album Ready Eddie. A good majority of the songs on this 1999 collection were written by Curt Cuomo. The album contained no hits. This is probably the weakest of all the Eddie Money albums released but still it’s not too bad of a record

# 10 – Wanna Go Back

At number 10 on our Eddie Money albums list is the 2007 album Wanna Go Back. This was an album that  featured all cover songs. Once again there were no singles released from the album. However there were some great cover songs that we really enjoyed listening to including a super version of “Build Me Up Buttercup,” and a killer rendition of “Baby Now That I Found You.”

# 9 – Love And Money

At number nine on our Eddie Money albums list is the album Love and Money. The album was released in 1995. The record featured two titans of percussion on the record in Kenny Aronoff  and Sheila E.

# 8 – Right Here

In 1991 Eddie Money released the album Right Here, at a time when the band Nirvana was blowing up all over the place and Grunge music was dominating the radio it was pretty tough to compete for Eddie Money style of rock and pop. Still very enjoyable album led by the lead single “Heaven In The Backseat,” which sort of sounded like a Jim Steinman title although it wasn’t.

# 7 – Where’s the Party?

Eddie Money fifth studio album was released in 1983 entitled Where’s The Party! This is the first Eddie Money to not sell well. Two singles were released from the album entitled “The Big Crash” and “Club Michelle.” The “The Big Crash” was a top 20 hit on the Billboard Rock Tracks charts.

# 6 – Playing For Keeps

In 1980, Eddie Money released his the third studio album entitled Playing for Keeps. The album spawned three single entitled “Get a Move On,” “Let’s Be Lovers Again” and  “Running Back.” The album peaked at number thirty five on the Billboard Top 200. 

# 5 – Nothing to Lose

At the halfway point on our Eddie Money albums list we present the great album Nothing To Lose. The record was released on October 4, 1988. It hit number forty nine on the Billboard Top 200.  The album spawned the big hit single entitled “Walk On Water,” which was a top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number nine.

# 4 – Life for the Taking

Eddie Money’s fantastic Life For The Taking album was released in January of 1979. This is Eddie money’s follow-up album to the smash debut record entitled Eddie Money. This was a very eagerly anticipated album how many people in the music business. Any money in Columbia Records when big time with this one and employing some of the most gifted musicians in the business including a legendary Tom Scott on saxophone and Nicky Hopkins we all know from the recordings he did with the Rolling Stones and the Beatles on keyboards. The album’s lead single and “Maybe I’m a fool,”broke the Billboard Hot 100 top 40 peaking at number 22 the follow-up single “Can’t Keep a Good Man Down,” peaked at number 63 on the US top 100. Only two singles were released from the album.

# 3 – No Control

At number three on our Eddie money’s albums list is the fantastic album No Control. This album was released on June 11th 1982. It stands as Eddie money’s fourth studio album. This was a much stronger effort than his second and third records. It contained two very powerful singles in the songs “Think I’m in love,” and “Shakin.” “Think I’m in Love,” hit number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also hit number one on the Billboard top tracks charts. The song Shakin which opened the album did not go as far on the Billboard Hot 100 only reaching number 63. However it did get heavy airplay on MTV which helped fuel sales of the album.

# 2 – Can’t Hold Back

Eddie Money is album Can’t Hold Back contain one of the biggest hit singles of his career in the song Take Me Home Tonight which featured a duet with Ronnie Spector. The song Hit number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Was also nominated for a Grammy award they brought back Ronnie Spector into the spotlight as well as igniting Eddie money’s career once again. The album also features three other singles including I Want To Go Back which was another top 20 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, Endless Nights which hit number 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and We Should Be Sleeping which peaked around number 90. This was a great Eddie Money album and the best record he had released since his debut.

# 1 – Eddie Money

In the number one spot on are Eddie Money albums ranked list is Eddie money’s debut album simply entitled Eddie Money. The album was released in December of 1977 and boy did it blow everybody away. The first single released from the album was the track Baby Hold On. The song broke the Billboard Hot 100 top 20 peaking at number 11. The album’s second single proved to be far more popular song although it didn’t reache as high on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number 22. Nonetheless Eddie Money’s “Two Tickets to Paradise,” became his signature song.  It stand as one of the great rock and roll tracks of the 1970s. The song was written by Eddie Money.

The album’s third single was a great cover of Smokey Robinson’s “You Really Got A Hold On Me.” Eddie Money really put his own touch on his version of the classic Smokey song. Eddie money’s debut album entitled Eddie Money became the biggest selling album of his career. It has sold over two million copies in the United States and 1 million copies in Canada. It’s just one of those albums we continue to listen to all the time.

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