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Texas are a Scottish pop rock band from Glasgow. They were founded in 1986 by Johnny McElhone (formerly of the bands Altered Images and Hipsway) and Sharleen Spiteri on lead vocals. Texas made their performing debut in March 1988 at the University of Dundee. They took their name from the 1984 Wim Wenders movie Paris, Texas.

The band released their debut album Southside in 1989, along with the debut single "I Don't Want a Lover" which was an international hit, reaching the top ten in the UK and other high charting positions in Europe. Southside debuted at number three in the UK and number 88 on the US Billboard 200 album charts. Despite the success of Southside, the follow-up albums Mothers Heaven (1991) and Ricks Road (1993) were less successful, peaking at #32 and #18 respectively in the UK.

The band's fortunes changed in 1997 with the release of their White on Blonde album which entered the UK Albums Chart at number one and became their biggest seller. To date it has been certified six-times platinum in the UK, for shipments in excess of 1.8 million copies. Follow up album, The Hush (1999) was also successful, debuting at number one on the UK album charts and certified triple platinum. The band's Greatest Hits album, released in 2000, was another big seller, again debuting at number one and also being certified six-times platinum. Texas would go on to release a further two studio albums, Careful What You Wish For in 2003, and Red Book in 2005, both of which were certified gold in the UK. After the release of Red Book and a tour to support the album's release, Texas went on hiatus. Lead singer Sharleen Spiteri launched a solo career, releasing her debut solo album, Melody, in 2008.

As of 2017, Texas's projected sales had accumulated to 40 million records to date, as well as scoring thirteen UK top ten singles, three UK number one albums and seven UK top ten albums.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Southside Texas 3
1991 Mothers Heaven Texas 3
1993 Ricks Road Texas 4
1997 White on Blonde Texas 3
1999 The Hush Texas 2
2000 The Greatest Hits Texas 1
2003 Careful What You Wish For Texas 3 3
2005 Red Book Texas 6
2013 The Conversation Texas 4
2017 Jump on Board Texas 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 The Greatest Hits Texas 3 9
2000 Storybook Texas 1
2007 The BBC Sessions Texas 1
2012 Say What You Want - The Collection Texas 1
2015 Texas 25 Texas 3

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Texas - Paris Texas 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Northern Soul (1997-03-18, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK) Texas 1
The Greatest Hits Tour (BO DVD Live Paris by Snooker) Texas 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Everyday Now Texas 1
1989 I Don't Want a Lover Texas 1
1989 Prayer for You Texas 1
1989 Prayer for You - Remixes Texas 1
1989 Thrill Has Gone Texas 1
1991 Why Believe in You Texas 2
1992 Alone With You Texas 2
1992 Tired of Being Alone Texas 2
1993 So Called Friend Texas 1
1993 You Owe It All to Me Texas 2
1994 So in Love With You Texas 1
1997 Say What You Want Texas 3
1997 Put Your Arms Around Me Texas 3
1997 Black Eyed Boy Texas 3
1997 Halo Texas 2
1998 Say What You Want (All Day, Every Day) Texas feat. The Wu‐Tang Clan 4
1999 In Our Lifetime Texas 3
1999 Summer Son Texas 1
1999 Summer Son Texas 1
2000 In Demand Texas 3
2000 Inner Smile Texas 3
2001 I Don't Want a Lover Texas 2
2003 Carnival Girl Texas feat. Kardinal Offishall 5
2005 Getaway Texas 1
2005 Can't Resist Texas 2
2005 Sleep Texas 1
I'll See It Through Texas 1
In My Heart Texas 1
Texas Texas 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Everyday Now Live / Studio EP Texas 1
1992 Tired of Being Alone Acoustic EP Texas 1
1994 So In Love With You Texas 1
1999 Summer Son Texas 1
Black Eyed Boy Texas 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Rarities Texas 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Summer Son Texas 1
When We Are Together Texas 1

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