Sade Albums Ranked And Complete Discography

Sade Albums Ranked

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Our Sade Albums Ranked list looks back at the wonderful catalog of Sade albums that have been released over the past thirty five years. There are many people who probably don’t realize that Sade is the name of an actual band. That confusion stems from the fact that the band’s lead singer is named Sade Adu. Combined with the fact that all the album covers only featured Sade and of course she was the main attraction in the band’s videos as the lead singer, not many realised that the name Sade referred to the band’s name. That band includes Sade Adu on lead vocals. Paul S. Denman on bass, Andrew Hale on keyboards, and Stuart Matthewman on guitar and saxophone.

The band Sade broke out big time in 1984 with their debut album entitled Diamond Life. With Sade’s silky smooth vocals that were unlike anything else on the radio at the time, the album’s debut single “Smooth Operator,” dominated the charts. The band would continued to release albums on a pretty steady basis through the 1980s. Their second album entitled Promise was released a year later in 1985. It would be three years before their third album came out in 1988 entitled Stronger Than Pride . Four more years would pass until the release of the fourth Sade album called Love Deluxe which was released in 1992.

The band would go on a very long hiatus after the release of their fourth album in 1992. It would be almost a decade as eight years passed before their returned in 2000 with their fifth album called Lovers Rock. Once again, Sade would disappear, this time for a full decade as it wouldn’t be until 2010 when they released their most recent album Soldier of Love. There have been rumours that a new album is in the works but as it has already been eleven years since the release of their last album, the gap between Soldier of Love and their new one will stand as the longest ever between Sade albums.

For a band that has been around for over thirty five years, they have not released that many albums. Yet, the ones they have released are pure gems. Here is complete list of all their albums as we rank them in order of our favorites.

# 6 – Lovers Rock

We open up our top 10 Sade Albums Ranked List with the album entitled Lovers Rock.This was probably their least liked record. Nonetheless, it’s still a pure joy to listen too. The album was released in 200o. The album hit number three on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts. The album also appeared on the United Kingdom Official Albums Charts reaching the number eighteen position. It charted the highest in Sweden where it hit number two.

CD Track Listing

By Your Side

Flow

King of Sorrow

Somebody Already Broke My Heart”

All About Our Love

Slave Song

The Sweetest Gift

Every Word

Immigrant

Lovers Rock

# 5 – Soldier of Love

At number five on our top 10 Sade Albums Ranked List is the album entitled Soldier of Love. The album was released in 2010. Fans went nuts over this one as it had been ten years since the group had released an album. They showed their appreciation for the record by sending it to number one in multiple countries around the world. The album hit number one on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts. The album also hit number one in Canada, France, Sweden and Switzerland. After 35 years the same four members who had released their debut album in 1984 were still together for this one.

CD Track Listing

The Moon and the Sky

Soldier of Love

Morning Bird”

Babyfather

Long Hard Road

Be That Easy

Bring Me Home

In Another Time

Skin

The Safest Place

# 4 – Stronger Than Pride

At the number four spot on our top 10 Sade Albums Ranked List we present the album entitled Stronger Than Pride. The album was released in 1988. The album hit number seven on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts. Stronger Than Pride also appeared on the United Kingdom Official Albums Charts reaching the number three position. The album also broke onto the US Billboard Top R&B Albums Charts peaking at three.

Side One:

Love Is Stronger Than Pride

Paradise

Nothing Can Come Between Us

Haunt Me

Turn My Back on You”

Side Two:

Keep Looking

Clean Heart

Give It Up

I Never Thought I’d See the Day

Siempre Hay Esperanza

# 3 – Love Deluxe

Just of the top spot on our top 10 Sade Albums Ranked List we showcase the album entitled Love Deluxe. The album was released in 1992. The album hit number three on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts. The album Love Deluxe also broke onto the US Billboard Top R&B Albums Charts peaking at number two. Love Deluxe also entered the United Kingdom Official Albums Charts reaching the number ten position.

Side One:

No Ordinary Love

Feel No Pain

I Couldn’t Love You More

Like a Tattoo

Side Two:

Kiss of Life

Cherish the Day

Pearls

Bullet Proof Soul

Mermaid

# 2 – Promise

Moving along on our top 10 Sade Albums Ranked List we present the album entitled Promise. This would become the bands only album to hit number one on both the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts and the United Kingdom Official Albums Charts. Promise also hit number one in Switzerland and the Netherlands.The album also broke onto the US Billboard Top R&B Albums Charts peaking at number one. Many fans love this one the most. We just happened to like their debut just a touch more.

Side One:

Is It a Crime?

The Sweetest Taboo

War of the Hearts

You’re Not the Man

Jezebel

Side Two:

Mr Wrong

Punch Drunk

Never as Good as the First Time

Fear

Tar Baby

Maureen

# 1 – Diamond Life

We wrap up our top 10 Sade Albums Ranked List with the album entitled Diamond Life.This was the bands fantastic debut album. The album was released in 1994. The album number five on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts.The album also appeared on the United Kingdom Official Albums Charts reaching the number two position. However the band would celebrate their first number album in Austria, France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.

Side One:

Smooth Operator

Your Love Is King

Hang On to Your Love

Frankie’s First Affair

When Am I Going to Make a Living

Side Two:

Cherry Pie

Sally

I Will Be Your Friend

Why Can’t We Live Together

 

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