|Studio albums 12|
Video albums 4
|Compilation albums 3|
Music videos 52
Manic Street Preachers are an alternative rock band from Blackwood, Wales, formed in 1986. Their discography consists of 12 studio albums, three compilation albums, four video albums, 52 music videos, five extended plays, 41 singles, 185 B-sides, as well as other appearances.
The band has a record, in terms of singles, of 34 UK Top 40 hits (two of which reached number 1), spending between them 97 weeks in the Top 40. Altogether the band has spent 179 weeks in the UK Singles Chart, with the longest single in the chart being "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next" with 17 weeks. Also between 1996 and 2007, the band charted all their singles in the Top 20 in the UK, starting with 1996's "A Design for Life" and ending with 2007's "Indian Summer", also the band has the record for most consecutive Top 40 hits, between 1991 and 2010, starting with the "Stay Beautiful" which peaked on number 40, and ending with "(It's Not War) Just the End of Love", the last Top 40 hit of the band, charting in number 28 in the UK Singles Chart.
In terms of albums the most successful album is Everything Must Go which spent 102 weeks in the top 75, although, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours is the only number 1 album by the band to date, having enjoyed 74 weeks in the chart. The band has 12 albums, all of them charted within the Top 15, with the lowest ones being Generation Terrorists and Lifeblood which peaked at number 13. The band has a record of 240 weeks in the UK Album Chart, 145 of those were spent in the Top 40 in the UK. Ireland and Finland are the most successful countries for the band after the UK, having reached number one in those regions and also in Sweden. Since 2007's Send Away The Tigers the Manic Street Preachers have been capable of charting their albums in the Top 5 in the UK, with the latest one Futurology reaching number 2.