UFO discography

The following is a comprehensive discography of UFO, an English hard rock band formed in 1968. The band became a transitional band between early hard rock and heavy metal and the new wave of British heavy metal. UFO's influence was strongly felt in the 1980s heavy metal scene and they have been cited as a primary influence of Steve Harris of Iron Maiden, Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, Joey Tempest of Europe, Frank Hannon of Tesla, and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, among others.

UFO discography
Studio albums22
Live albums14
Compilation albums16
Video albums2


Studio albums

Year title Peak chart positions Certifications
1970 UFO 1
1971 UFO 2: Flying
1974 Phenomenon 202
1975 Force It 71
1976 No Heavy Petting 169
1977 Lights Out 23 54
1978 Obsession 41 26
1980 No Place to Run 51 11 UK: Silver
1981 The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent 77 19
1982 Mechanix 82 8
1983 Making Contact 153 32
1985 Misdemeanor 106 74
1988 Ain't Misbehavin'
1992 High Stakes & Dangerous Men
1995 Walk on Water
2000 Covenant
2002 Sharks
2004 You Are Here
2006 The Monkey Puzzle
2009 The Visitor 99
2012 Seven Deadly 63
2015 A Conspiracy of Stars 50
2017 The Salentino Cuts
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Live albums

Year Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
1971 Live September 25, 1971 in Tokyo, Japan 1979
  Live in Texas 

21st March,1979

BBC Radio 1 - Live in Concert Recorded in 1974, 1976 and 1980.

(Released in 1992)

1976 On With the Action London Roundhouse Sunday 25 April 1976.

(Released in 1996)

1979 Strangers in the Night Amphitheatre, Chicago and The Gardens, Louisville. 42 7 UK:Silver
1982 Regenerator – Live 1982 Hammersmith Odeon, London, January 1982.

(Released in 2001)

1986 Misdemeanor Tour
1986 Heaven's Gate Oxford, September 1986

(Released in 1993)

1992 Lights Out in Tokyo
1994 T.N.T.
1998 Werewolves of London
1998 Live on Earth Vienna, Austria on 28 January 1998.

(Released in 2003)

1999 In Session and Live in Concert (BBC Music - The Archive Series) BBC recordings from 28/10/74, 27/6/77, 6/6/74 and 11/12/75

(Released in 1999)

2000 Live in Texas
2005 Showtime
2016 Live Sightings Deluxe 4-CD box set of early 80's live performances.

Compilation albums

Year Album details
1976 Space Metal
1981 UFO C'Mon Everybody (Telefunken / Teldec)
1983 UFO Headstone - The Best of UFO 1983
1985 The Collection
1986 Anthology
1988 The Best of the Rest
1992 The Essential UFO
1993 The Decca Years
1996 The Best of UFO: Gold Collection
1997 X-Factor: Out There & Back
2002 The Best of UFO album: Ten Best Series
2004 Flying: The Early Years 1970-1973
2006 An Introduction to UFO (2006)
2007 Live Throughout the Years (Live)
2008 The Best of UFO (1974–1983)
2011 All the Hits & More - The Early Days
2011 The Chrysalis Years: 1973–1979
2012 Too Hot to Handle: The Very Best of UFO
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.


Year Title UK[4] US[5] US Rock[5]
1970 "Shake It About" b/w "Evil"
"Come Away Melinda" b/w "Unidentified Flying Object"
"Boogie For George" b/w "Treacle People"
1971 "C'mon Everybody" b/w "Timothy" [Europe release only]
"Prince Kajuku" b/w "The Coming of Prince Kajuku"
1972 "Galactic Love" b/w "Loving Cup" (Live) [Europe release only]
1973 "Give Her the Gun" b/w "Sweet Little Thing"
1974 "Doctor Doctor" b/w "Lipstick Traces"
1975 "Shoot, Shoot" b/w "Love Lost Love"
1977 "Alone Again Or" b/w "Electric Phase"
"Too Hot to Handle" b/w "Electric Phase" [US release only] 106
1978 "Only You Can Rock Me" b/w "Cherry" b/w "Rock Bottom" 50
"Only You Can Rock Me" b/w "Ain't No Baby" [US release only]
"Cherry" b/w "You Don't Fool Me" [US release only]
"Born to Lose" b/w "Reasons Love" [Europe release only]
1979 "Doctor Doctor" (Live) b/w "On With The Action" (Live) / "Try Me" 35
"Doctor Doctor" (Live) b/w "Lights Out" (Live) [US release only]
"Shoot Shoot" (Live) / "Only You Can Rock Me" (Live) b/w "I'm a Loser" (Live) 48
1980 "Young Blood" b/w "Lights Out" 36
"Couldn't Get It Right" / "Hot 'N' Ready" (Live)
1981 "Lonely Heart" b/w "Long Gone"
1982 "Let It Rain" b/w "Heel of a Stranger" / "You'll Get Love" 62
"Back Into My Life" b/w "You'll Get Love" [US release only]
"Back Into My Life" b/w "The Writer"
"The Writer" [US release only] 23
1983 "When It's Time to Rock" b/w "Everybody Knows" 70
1985 "This Time" b/w "The Chase"
1986 "Night Run" (US Remix) b/w "Heaven's Gate" (US Remix) 94
"Night Run" (US Remix) b/w "Blue" (US Remix) [US release only]
"This Time" b/w "Too Hot to Handle" / "Lights Out" (Live) [US release only] 47
1988 "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" / "Lights Out" [US release only]
1991 "One of Those Nights" / "Long Gone" (re-recording) / "Ain't Life Sweet"
1998 "Venus (I Just Can't Quit It Babe)"
2013 LIVE 'N' READY EP: "Shoot, Shoot" (Live) / "Hot 'N' Ready" (Live) b/w "Chains, Chains" (Live) / "Long Gone" (Live)
"Wonderland" / "Shoot, Shoot" (Live) / "When Daylight Goes to Town" (Live)


1985 "Misdemeanour - Live"

Apollo Oxford 1985.11.28

  • Format: VHS
1994 Too Hot to Handle
  • Format: VHS
2005 Showtime
  • Format: DVD


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