Jimmy Barnes (Australian rock singer-songwriter, frontman of Cold Chisel)

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James Dixon Swan (born 28 April 1956), better known as Jimmy Barnes, is a Scottish-born Australian rock singer-songwriter. His career both as a solo performer and as the lead vocalist with the rock band Cold Chisel has made him one of the most popular and best-selling Australian music artists of all time. The combination of 14 Australian Top 40 albums for Cold Chisel and 13 charting solo albums, including nine No. 1s, gives Barnes the highest number of hit albums of any Australian artist.

  1. ^ McCabe, Kathy (8 September 2009). "Jimmy Barnes' The Rhythm and the Blues album debts at No. 1 – his ninth number one". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 17 September 2009. 
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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Bodyswerve Jimmy Barnes 1
1985 For the Working Class Man Jimmy Barnes 1
1987 Freight Train Heart Jimmy Barnes 4 3
1990 Two Fires Jimmy Barnes 1
1991 Soul Deep Jimmy Barnes 2
1993 Flesh and Wood Jimmy Barnes 1
1993 Heat Jimmy Barnes 1
1995 Psyclone Jimmy Barnes 2
2000 Soul Deeper... Songs From the Deep South Jimmy Barnes 2
2003 Love and Fear Jimmy Barnes 1
2005 Double Happiness Jimmy Barnes 2
2007 Out in the Blue Jimmy Barnes 2
2009 The Rhythm and the Blues Jimmy Barnes 2
2010 Rage and Ruin Jimmy Barnes 1
2014 30:30 Hindsight Jimmy Barnes 5 4

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Hits: Anthology Jimmy Barnes 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Barnestorming Jimmy Barnes 1
2001 Raw Jimmy Barnes 1
2006 Live in London Jimmy Barnes 1
2008 Live at The Sydney Opera House Jimmy Barnes 1
Live Unplugged at the Chapel Jimmy Barnes 1
Soul Deeper - Live at the Basement Jimmy Barnes 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Good Times INXS and Jimmy Barnes 2
1992 Simply the Best Tina Turner & Jimmy Barnes 1
1993 When Something Is Wrong With My Baby Jimmy Barnes & John Farnham 1
2005 Gonna Take Some Time Jimmy Barnes & Mahalia Barnes 1
2006 Out of Time Jimmy Barnes & Tim Rogers 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Change of Heart Jimmy Barnes 1
2013 Welcome to the Pleasure House Jimmy Barnes 1

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