David Ruffin Discography

Solo discography

YEAR
ALBUM
US 200
US R&B
1969

My Whole World Ended

  • First studio album
  • Released on May 1, 1969
  • Labels: Motown

31

1

1969

Feelin' Good

  • Second studio album
  • Released in November 1969
  • Labels: Motown

148

9

1971

David

  • Previously unreleased studio album
  • Released on June 25, 2004
  • Labels: Hip-O Records

-

-

1973

David Ruffin

  • Third studio album
  • Released in February 1973
  • Labels: Motown

160

34

1974

Me 'N Rock 'N Roll Are Here To Stay

  • Fourth studio album
  • Released in December 1974
  • Labels: Motown

-

37

1975

Who I Am

  • Fifth studio album
  • Released on October 1, 1975
  • Labels: Motown

31

5

1976

Everything's Coming Up Love

  • Sixth studio album
  • Released on May 1, 1976
  • Labels: Motown

51

16

1977

In My Stride

  • Seventh studio album
  • Released on June 1, 1977
  • Labels: Motown

-

36

1979

So Soon We Change

  • Eighth studio album
  • Released in 1979
  • Labels: Warner Bros. Records

-

19

1980

Gentleman Ruffin

  • Ninth and final solo studio album
  • Released in 1980
  • Labels: Warner Bros. Records

-

66

The Ruffin Brothers (David & Jimmy Ruffin)

YEAR
ALBUM
US 200
US R&B
1970

I Am My Brother's Keeper

  • First and only studio album released by The Ruffin Brothers (David Ruffin and his brother Jimmy Ruffin)
  • Released in 1970
  • Labels: Soul (Motown)

178

15

Daryl Hall & John Oates with David Ruffin & Eddie Kendrick

YEAR
ALBUM
US 200
US R&B
1985

Live at the Apollo

  • Live album by Daryl Hall & John Oates featuring Ruffin and Eddie Kendrick
  • Released on September 30, 1985
  • Labels: RCA Records

21

41

Ruffin & Kendrick

YEAR
ALBUM
US 200
US R&B
1988

Ruffin & Kendrick

  • First and only studio album released by Ruffin & Eddie Kendrick as a duo
  • Released in 1988
  • Labels: RCA Records

-

60

Singles

YEAR
TITLE
B SIDE
LABEL
1958

"Believe Me"

"You and I"

Vega 1002, as "Little David Bush"

1960

"I'm In Love"

"One of These Days"

Anna 1127

1961

"Actions Speak Louder Than Words"

"You Can Get What I Got"

Check-Mate 1003

1962

"Knock You Out (With Love)"

"Mr. Bus Driver (Hurry)"

Check-Mate 1010

Compilations

YEAR
ALBUM
1988

At His Best

  • Released in 1977
  • Labels: Motown
1998

The Ultimate Collection

  • Collection of Motown solo singles in original 45 RPM single formats
  • Released in 1998
  • Labels: Motown
2002

The Essential Collection

  • Europe and South Africa only
  • Released in 2002
  • Labels: Motown/Universal Music
2005

The Great David Ruffin: The Motown Solo Albums, Vol. 1

  • Compiles My Whole World EndedFeelin' GoodDavid Ruffin, and Me 'N Rock 'N Roll Are Here To Stay
  • Released on August 26, 2005
  • Labels: Hip-O Select/Motown
2006

The Great David Ruffin: The Motown Solo Albums, Vol. 2

  • Compiles Who I AmEverything's Coming Up Love, and In My Stride along with unreleased bonus tracks
  • Released in October 13, 2006
  • Labels: Hip-O Select/Motown

Motorcity release

YEAR
TITLE AND CATALOG NUMBER
1991

"Hurt the One You Love" (12", Motorcity 33)

Motown Releases

YEAR
TITLE & CATALOG NUMBER
US
US R&B
US DANCE
UK
ALBUM
1969

"My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)" (Motown 1140)

b/w "I’ve Got to Find Myself a Brand New Baby"

"I've Lost Everything I’ve Ever Loved"(Motown 1149)

b/w "We’ll Have a Good Thing Going On"

"I’m So Glad I Fell for You" (Motown 1158)

b/w "I Pray Everyday You Won’t Regret Loving Me"

9

58

53

2

11

18

-

-

-

51

-

-

My Whole World Ended

Feelin' Good

1971

"Each Day is a Lifetime" (Motown 1187)

b/w "Don’t Stop Loving Me"

"You Can Come Right Back to Me" (Motown 1187)

b/w "Dinah"

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

David - The Unreleased Album

1972

"Little More Trust" (Motown 1204F)

b/w "A Day in the Life of a Working Man"

-

-

-

-

David Ruffin

1973

"Blood Donors Needed (Give All You Can)" (Motown 1223F)

b/w "Go On With Your Bad Self"

"Common Man" (Motown 1259F)

b/w "I’m Just a Mortal Man"

-

-

-

84

-

-

-

-

David Ruffin

1974

"Me and Rock & Roll (Are Here to Stay)" (Motown 1259F)

b/w "Smiling Faces Sometimes"

-

-

-

-

Me 'n Rock 'n Roll Are Here To Stay

1975

"Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)" (Motown 1259F) b/w "No Matter Where"

"Walk Away from Love" (Motown 1376F)

b/w "Love Can Be Hazardous to Your Health"

-

9

-

1

-

6

-

10

Me 'n Rock 'n Roll Are Here To Stay

Who I Am

1976

"Heavy Love" (Motown 1388F)

b/w "Love Can Be Hazardous to Your Health"

"Everything’s Coming Up Love" (Motown 1393F)

b/w "No Matter Where" (from Me 'n Rock 'n Roll Are Here To Stay)

"On and Off" (Motown 1405F)

b/w "Statue of a Fool" (from Who I Am)

47

49

-

8

8

48

5

-

-

-

-

-

Who I Am

Everything's Coming Up Love

1977

"Just Let Me Hold You For A Night" (Motown 1420F)

b/w "Rode by the Place (Where We Used to Stay)"

"You’re My Peace of Mind" (Motown 1435F)

b/w "Statue of a Fool" (from Who I Am)

"I Can’t Stop the Rain" (TMG 1078) (Only in UK and Netherlands)

b/w "My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)" (from My Whole World Ended)

-

-

-

18

71

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

In My Stride

Warner Brothers Releases

YEAR
TITLE & CATALOG NUMBER
US
US R&B
UK
ALBUM
1969

"My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)" (Motown 1140)

b/w "I’ve Got to Find Myself a Brand New Baby"

"I've Lost Everything I’ve Ever Loved"(Motown 1149)

b/w "We’ll Have a Good Thing Going On"

-

-

-

-

-

-

So Soon We Change

1971

"Each Day is a Lifetime" (Motown 1187)

b/w "Don’t Stop Loving Me"

-

63

-

Gentleman Ruffin

Group Singles Outside of The Temptations

The Voice Masters

YEAR
TITLE
CATALOGUE NUMBER
1959

"Hope and Pray" b/w "Oops I'm Sorry"

Anna 101

1959

"Needed" b/w "Needed (For Lovers Only)"

Anna 1012

1960

"Everything About You" b/w "Orphan Boy"

Anna 1114

1960

"Every Time" b/w "I'm Free"

Anna 1123

1960

"In Love in Vain" b/w "Two Lovers"

Frisco 15235

The Ruffin Brothers (David & Jimmy Ruffin)

YEAR
TITLE
CATALOGUE NUMBER
1970

"Stand by Me" b/w "Your Love Was Worth Waiting For"

Soul 35076

1971

"When My Love Hand Comes Down" b/w "Steppin' on a Dream"

Soul 35082

Daryl Hall & John Oates with David Ruffin & Eddie Kendrick

YEAR
TITLE
CATALOGUE NUMBER
1970

"A Night at the Apollo Live!" (US R&B #40, US Pop #20, US AC #12, UK #58)

RCA Records

Ruffin & Kendrick

YEAR
TITLE
CATALOGUE NUMBER
1987

"I Couldn't Believe It" (US R&B #14, US AC #48, UK #85)

RCA Records

1988

"One More for the Lonely Hearts Club" (US R&B #43)

RCA Records