Red Hot Chili Peppers Discography Part 2.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Discography Part 2. 

Hi everyone, hope you’re all well and ready for another great post on my arts and entertainment blog.   With less than 3 weeks to go until I get to see the Chili Peppers live for the ninth time I am incredibly excited.  It’s been 3.5 years since Red Hot Chili Peppers played in Dublin, and just over 4 years since they played in an arena in Dublin. I’ve been looking at all my Red Hot Chili Peppers memorabilia, and have been searching online for T-shirts and hoodies from some of the previous Chili Pepper gigs I’ve been to which I for some unknown reason didn’t buy at the time.  I found some online for bargain prices here; and I’m hoping I can persuade some of my friends and family to get me some as christmas presents.   

Today we’re going to be continuing on from my post a week or so ago on the Red Hot Chili Peppers Discography.   

Red Hot Chili Peppers, 2002 - 2016 

Looking back at where we left off last time, we had just looked at the Red Hot Chili Peppers 7th album, Californication, which is one of my favourites. 

By the Way. 

 RHCP By the Way

A slightly shorter wait this time, just over 3 years, until ‘By the Way’ was released.   Reaching number 1 in 8 out of the 10 countries it released to, and number 2 for the other 2,  ‘By the Way’ hit mainstream with a bang.  A much slower paced album, By The Way focused heavily on slower melodies and ballads, much to the dismay of some of the band members, who preferred the classic rap funk style of their previous albums.   As always 5 great songs were released by the Chili Peppers, ‘By the Way’, ‘The Zephyr Song’, ‘Can’t Stop’, ‘Dosed’ and ‘Universally Speaking’, not quite to the same acclaim as previous albums but a scattering of number ones between them.   

By The Way was followed by a 18 month long worldwide tour, with the band producing a full length DVD from their concert at Slane Castle in Ireland, and their first full length live album, Live in Hyde Park, from their 3 concerts held in Hyde Park over June 2004, on the 19th, 20th and 25th.  These 3 concerts were the highest grossing concerts at a single venue in history, and between the 258,000 fans who went paid $17,100,000 altogether. 

Stadium Arcadium. 

RHCP Stadium Arcadium

Released in 2006, Stadium Arcadium was originally meant to be released as 3 separate albums sold 6 months apart.   Red Hot Chili Peppers produced 38 songs, and released Stadium Arcadium as a double album with 28 songs.  They later released 9 of the additional 10 songs as B-sides.  Stadium Arcadium was the Red Hot Chili Peppers biggest album release, and the first album to reach the coveted number 1 spot on the album charts in America.  It also reached number 1 in 26 other countries, including the U.K., Canada, New Zealand and America.  Their first single release ‘Dani California; was the fastest selling single for the band,  hitting the US Alt number 1, with their next 2 singles ‘Tell Me Baby’ and ‘Snow (Hey Oh)’ continuing the success, and leading the band to have 3 consecutive number ones for the first time.    

Short Hiatus. 

After the release of Stadium Arcadium and the Stadium Arcadium tour, Red Hot Chili Peppers took a hiatus, with the band members attributing it to the extended tours and continual work ever since the release of Californication.   

I’m With You. 

5 years after the release of Stadium Arcadium, Red Hot Chili Peppers released I’m With You.  

Released in August 2011 I’m With You reached number 1 in 18 different countries, although failed to be the band's second straight to number 1 in America. Their first single from the album, ‘The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie’ gave the band their 12th number 1.

Originally intending the album to be another double album, they wrote between 60 and 70 songs, but decided against it.  Lead guitarist John Frusciante left and was replaced with Josh Klinghoffer.  

The Getaway. 

 RHCP The Getaway

And here we are, the latest Album from the Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘The Getaway’.  Released earlier this year in the summer, the album reached number 1 in 10 countries, although only reached number 2 in the U.K., Canada and the U.S.  The first single from the album ‘Dark Necessities’  reached number one, the 13th U.S. number one for the band, and their 25th top ten single, a record.  Their second single ‘Go Robot’ didn't fare so well, only reaching number 17.  And the third single hasn’t been released yet, but is due to be released any day now.  And next will be their tour which is due to start any day.  If you haven’t bought a ticket out check out the StubHub website.


So that’s the Red Hot Chili Pepper discography.  I hope you have enjoyed reading about one of my favourite bands.  If you’d like to read another blog post by me check out the latest one on Martin Scorsese’s new movie ‘Silence’ and why I can’t wait for it to be released.

 Till next time guys, keep rocking on.