Support our efforts, sign up to a full membership!
(Start for free)
Register or login with just your e-mail address
 Artist 


Texas
   
Number of songs: 12 | Total weeks on charts: 117
Appearing in a total number of: 32 charts | Total period running: 339 days
Biography

Texas are a rock/pop band from Glasgow, Scotland. They were founded by Johnny McElhone (formerly of the bands Altered Images and Hipsway) in 1986 and feature 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 eighty-eight 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. 
In 2013, it was stated that Texas had sold 35 million records to date. 

Members: 
Sharleen Spiteri - vocals, guitar (1988–present) 
Ally McErlaine - guitar (1988–present) 
Johnny McElhone - bass guitar (1988–present) 
Eddie Campbell - keyboards (1991–present) 
Tony McGovern - vocals, guitar (1999–present) 
Michael Bannister - keyboards (2005–present) 
Ross McFarlane - drums (2011–present) 

Discography: 
Southside (1989) 
Mothers Heaven (1991) 
Ricks Road (1993) 
White on Blonde (1997) 
The Hush (1999) 
Careful What You Wish For (2003) 
Red Book (2005) 
The Conversation (2013)
Texas 25 (2015)
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


Texas in the news
Parker McCollum's New EP "Hollywood Gold," Available Today (17/10/2020) Tanya Tucker's Live From The Troubadour, Out Now On Fantasy Records (17/10/2020)
Will Hoge Premieres Timely 'Con Man Blues' Video Ahead Of Election Day (16/10/2020) Moon Fever Release New Song And Video 'Undertaker' In Time For Halloween (16/10/2020)
Ida Mae Release New Track 'Raining For You' (15/10/2020) Penny And Sparrow Performing New Music For 'Live On The Internet' Livestream On 10/16 (14/10/2020)
Mickey Guyton Releases Heartfelt And Powerful Video For "Heaven Down Here" With Exclusive CMT And MTV Premiere (14/10/2020) Ashley Worhol - New Song "Listen To The Wind" Out Now (13/10/2020)
Ashley Worhol- New Song "Listen To The Wind" Out Now + Watch The Official Video (11/10/2020) Brothers Osborne's Highly Anticipated New Album 'Skeletons,' Available Today (09/10/2020)
Billy Ray Rock Calls Out Rock Stars In Latest Single (09/10/2020) Megan Thee Stallion Announces The 'Don't Stop' Scholarship Fund (09/10/2020)
"King Of Ghetto Rock" Calls Out Rock Stars In Latest Single (09/10/2020) AJR & Small Axe Peppers Collaborate On New Hot Sauce (09/10/2020)
Karyshma Share Stunning Love Story By The River In Music Video "Nadi" (08/10/2020)
Songs by Texas


Related Songs



You might be interested also in...

Top songs from around the world today
Damso
(France Top 20, 10/Oct/2020)






© 2001-2020
top40-charts.com (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.1421871 secs // 87 () queries in 0.13069176673889 secs


Support Top40-Charts.com (5$/year) We noticed you are using an Ad blocker! Please consider supporting our site. We provide free content for everyone and would love to only be funded by music lovers -> Find out how