オージェイズ

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1974年
ソウル・トレイン出演中
2010年

オージェイズThe O'Jays)は、アメリカのオハイオ州で1958年に結成されたソウル・トリオ。

日本および世界では、72年ごろに初めて知られるようになるが、それ以前にニュージャージーで録音したり、苦節10年以上の年月があった。

フィラデルフィア・インターナショナルで「裏切り者のテーマ」が初のヒット曲となり、その後も「ラブ・トレイン」などがクロスオーバー・ヒットとなった。

ソウル・チャートでは80年代後半になってもヒットを出すなど、息の長いトリオである。

リーダーのエディ・レヴァートの息子のジェラルド・レヴァートも「レヴァート」として86年からヒットを出し活躍していたが、2006年、父親よりも先に若くして亡くなってしまった。

ディスコグラフィー[編集]

アルバム[編集]

スタジオ録音アルバム[編集]

題名 チャート 認定
(sales threshold)
レーベル
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
1965 Comin' Through Imperial
1967 Soul Sounds Minit
1968 Back on Top Bell
Full of Soul Sunset
1970 In Philadelphia 156 37 Neptune
1971 Super Bad Trip
1972 Back Stabbers 10 3 49 Philadelphia Int'l
1973 Ship Ahoy 11 1 36
  • US: Platinum [4]
1974 O'Jays Meet the Moments Stang
1975 Survival 11 1 91 41 Philadelphia Int'l
Family Reunion 7 1 81
  • US: Platinum [4]
1976 Message in the Music 20 3 83
1977 Travelin' at the Speed of Thought 27 6
  • US: Platinum [4]
1978 So Full of Love 6 1 83
  • US: Platinum [4]
1979 Identify Yourself 16 3
  • US: Platinum [4]
1980 The Year 2000 36 6 TSOP
1982 My Favorite Person 49 7 Philadelphia Int'l
1983 When Will I See You Again 142 19
1984 Love and More 35
1985 Love Fever 124 20
1987 Let Me Touch You 66 3
1989 Serious 114 4 EMI America
1991 Emotionally Yours 73 2
Home for Christmas 78
1993 Heartbreaker 75 7
1997 Love You to Tears 75 14 Volcano
2001 For the Love… 53 11 MCA
2004 Together We Are One 36 Philadelphia Int'l
Imagination 178 19 Sanctuary
2010 Christmas with the O'Jays 45 Saguaro Road
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

ライブ盤[編集]

タイトル チャート 認定
(sales threshold)
レーベル
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
CAN
[3]
1974 The O'Jays Live in London 17 2 32 Philadelphia Int'l

編纂盤[編集]

タイトル チャート レーベル
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
1975 The O'Jays 52 Bell
1977 Collectors' Items 132 Philadelphia Int'l
1984 Greatest Hits
From the Beginning MCA
1994 Love Train: The Best of the O'Jays Legacy
1995 Let Me Make Love to You
Give the People What They Want
1996 In Bed with the O'Jays: Greatest Love Songs EMI
1998 Super Hits Legacy
The Very Best of the O'Jays Sony Music
1999 The Best of the O'Jays: 1976-1991 The Right Stuff
Ultimate Collection Black Tulip
2001 The Best of the O'Jays EMI
The Ultimate O'Jays Legacy
2003 Love Songs
Anthology The Right Stuff
2005 Message in Our Music: The Best of the O'Jays Philadelphia Int'l
The Essential O'Jays Legacy
2006 Beautiful Ballads
2008 Playlist: The Very Best of the O'Jays Playlist
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

シングル[編集]

初期[編集]

シングル名 チャート
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
CAN
[3]
1960 "The Story of My Heart" (credited as The Mascots)
"Lonely Rain" (credited as The Mascots)
1961 "Miracles"
1963 "How Does It Feel"
"Dream Girl"
"Love Is Wonderful" (with Jimmy Norman)
"How Does It Feel" (re-release)
"Lonely Drifter" 93
1964 "Stand Tall" 131
"I'll Never Stop Loving You"
"You're on Top"
"Oh, How You Hurt Me"
1965 "Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)" 48 28 19
"I've Cried My Last Tear" 94
"Let It All Out" 29
""I'll Never Let You Go"
1966 "I'll Never Forget You"
"No Time for You"
"Stand in for Love" 95 12
"Lonely Drifter" (re-release)
1967 "Working on Your Case"
"I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow (Than I Was Today)" 66 8
1968 "Look Over Your Shoulder" 89 27 56
"The Choice" 94 41
"I Miss You"
1969 "Don't You Know a True Love"
"One Night Affair" 68 15
"Branded Bad" 41
"Without the One You Love"
1970 "Deeper (In Love with You)" 64 21
"Looky Looky (Look at Me Girl)" 98 17
"Without the One You Love" (re-release)
1971 "Shattered Man"
1972 "Now He's Home"
1973 "Look Over Your Shoulder" (re-release)
"Shattered Man" (re-release)
1974 "Peace" 65
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

フィラデルフィア時代[編集]

タイトル チャート
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
US
Dan

[1]
AUS
[2]
UK
[5]
1972 裏切り者のテーマ~Back Stabbers 3 1 92 14
"992 Arguments" 57 13
1973 Love Train 1 1 91 9
"Time to Get Down" 33 2
"Put Your Hands Together" 10 2
1974 "For the Love of Money" 9 3
"Sunshine (Part II)" 48 17
1975 "Give the People What They Want" 45 1
"Let Me Make Love to You" (A-side) 75 10
"Survival" (B-side)
"I Love Music (Part I)" 5 1 1 100 13
"Without the One You Love"
1976 "Livin' for the Weekend" (A-side) 20 1
"Stairway to Heaven" (B-side)
"Family Reunion" 45
"Message in Our Music" 49 1 38
"Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love)" 72 1 24
1977 "Work on Me" 7
"Let's Clean Up the Ghetto" (with Philadelphia International All Stars) 91 4 26 34
1978 "I Love Music" (re-release) 36
"Use ta Be My Girl" 4 1 41 12
"Brandy" 79 21 21
"Cry Together"
1979 "Sing a Happy Song" 102 7 39
"I Want You Here with Me" 49
"Forever Mine" 28 4
"Hurry Up & Come Back"
1980 "Girl, Don't Let It Get You Down" 55 3
"Once Is Not Enough" 44
1982 "I Just Want to Satisfy" 101 15
"My Favorite Person"
"Your Body's Here with Me (But Your Mind's on the Other Side of Town)" 13
1983 "I Can't Stand the Pain" 35
"Put Our Heads Together" 35 11 45
1984 "Extraordinary Girl" 26 87
"Let Me Show You (How Much I Really Love You)" 75
1985 "Just Another Lonely Night" 18
"What a Woman" 38
1987 "Don't Take Your Love Away" 60
"Lovin' You" 1 87
"Let Me Touch You" 5
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

後期[編集]

シングル名 チャート
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
1989 "Have You Had Your Love Today" 1
"Out of My Mind" 11
"Serious Hold on Me" 9
1990 "Friend of a Friend" 55
1991 "Don't Let Me Down" 2
"Emotionally Yours" 5
"Keep on Lovin' Me" 4
1993 "Somebody Else Will" 104 27
"Heartbreaker" 66
1996 "Stairway to Heaven" (with Pure Soul) 79 18
1997 "What's Stopping You" 73 21
"Baby You Know" 76 34
2001 "Let's Ride" 63
2004 "Make Up" 74
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

References[編集]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m US Charts > The O'Jays”. Billboard. 2009年4月7日閲覧。
  2. ^ a b David Kent (1993). Australian Charts Book 1970—1992. Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N.S.W.. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  3. ^ a b c CAN Charts > The O'Jays”. RPM. 2012年1月21日閲覧。
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j US Certifications > The O'Jays”. Recording Industry Association of America. 2012年1月21日閲覧。
  5. ^ UK Charts > The O'Jays”. Official Charts Company. 2009年4月7日閲覧。

トップ20に入ったシングル[編集]

The United States Billboard Hot 100

  • 1972:「裏切り者のテーマ」 "Back Stabbers" (US #3; UK #14)