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Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus, 25 August 1954) is an English singer-songwriter. He began his career as part of London's pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk/New Wave movement of the mid-to-late 1970s. Steeped in word play, the vocabulary of Costello's lyrics is broader than that of most popular songs. His music has drawn on many diverse genres; one critic described him as a "pop encyclopaedia", able to "reinvent the past in his own image".

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Suspect My Tears [2018]

Suspect My Tears
SongDuration
Suspect My Tears4:50

Ten Classic LPs [2018]

Ten Classic LPs
SongDuration
Mr. Fool2:25

Timeless Love Songs [2018] [2018]

Timeless Love Songs [2018]
SongDuration
She3:08

Under Lime [2018]

Under Lime
SongDuration
Under Lime5:32

My Brave Face [2017]

My Brave Face
SongDuration
My Brave Face2:39

Smash Hits 80s Mixtape [2017]

Smash Hits 80s Mixtape
SongDuration
Veronica 

That Day Is Done [2017]

That Day Is Done
SongDuration
That Day Is Done4:15

You Want Her Too [2017]

You Want Her Too
SongDuration
You Want Her Too2:38

Hickory Wind [2016]

Hickory Wind
SongDuration
Sleepless Nights4:01

Totally Awesome '80s [2015]

Totally Awesome '80s
SongDuration
Veronica3:09

'80s Video Rock [2013]

'80s Video Rock
SongDuration
Veronica 

15 Superhero Themes [2013]

15 Superhero Themes
SongDuration
Wonder Woman2:56

Best Of [Lost Highway] [2013]

Best Of [Lost Highway]
SongDuration
Crazy4:35

Shout! [2013]

Shout!
SongDuration
Funny Little Tragedy4:11

Treinta Días [2013]

Treinta Días
SongDuration
Losing Game2:58

Walk Us UPTOWN [2013]

Walk Us UPTOWN
SongDuration
Walk Us UPTOWN3:23

Original Album Series [2012]

Original Album Series
SongDuration
This Town4:26
...This Town...4:30
Let Him Dangle4:45
Deep Dark Truthful Mirror4:05
Veronica3:10
God's Comic5:31
Chewing Gum3:44
Tramp the Dirt Down5:42
Stalin Malone4:04
Satellite5:44
Pads, Paws and Claws2:54
Baby Plays Around2:48
Miss Macbeth4:23
Any King's Shilling6:06
Coal-Train Robberies3:16
Last Boat Leaving3:31
The Other Side of Summer3:56
Hurry Down Doomsday (The Bugs Are Taking Over)4:05
How to Be Dumb5:14
All Grown Up4:17
Invasion Hit Parade5:34
Harpies Bizarre3:44
After the Fall4:38
Georgie and Her Rival3:38
So Like Candy4:36
Playboy to a Man3:20
Sweet Pear3:36
Broken3:37
Couldn't Call It Unexpected, No. 43:49
Couldn't Call It Unexpected No. 43:49
Pony St.3:25
Kinder Murder3:26
13 Steps Lead Down3:20
This Is Hell4:27
Clown Strike4:05
You Tripped at Every Step4:12
Still Too Soon to Know2:22
20% Amnesia3:26
Sulky Girl5:07
London's Brilliant Parade4:23
My Science Fiction Twin4:11
Rocking Horse Road4:04
Just About Glad3:15
All the Rage3:54
Favourite Hour3:31
Strange2:40
Hidden Charms3:29
Remove This Doubt3:52
I Threw It All Away3:24
Leave My Kitten Alone3:10
Everybody's Crying Mercy4:06
I've Been Wrong Before3:02
Bama Lama Bama Loo2:46
Must You Throw Dirt in My Face3:49
Pouring Water on a Drowning Man3:40
The Very Thought of You3:42
Payday2:58
Please Stay4:49
Running Out of Fools3:04
Days4:57
The Other End of the Telescope4:07
Little Atoms3:58
All This Useless Beauty4:40
Complicated Shadows4:43
Why Can't a Man Stand Alone?3:14
Distorted Angel4:31
Shallow Grave2:07
Poor Fractured Atlas3:58
Starting To Come to Me2:43
You Bowed Down4:53
It's Time5:57
I Want To Vanish3:16

Best of British [2011]

Best of British
SongDuration
Oliver's Army2:57

Songs About Love [2010]

Songs About Love
SongDuration
She3:07

Awaydays [2009]

Awaydays
SongDuration
Night Rally2:43

Lost Highway [2009]

Lost Highway
SongDuration
Crazy4:37

My All Time Doll [2009]

My All Time Doll
SongDuration
My All Time Doll4:10

The List [2009]

The List
SongDuration
Heartaches by the Number3:21

Life is Music [2008]

Life is Music
SongDuration
I Want You6:39

Mother's Love Songs, Vol. 2 [2008]

Mother's Love Songs, Vol. 2
SongDuration
She3:09

20 Years of Rage [2007]

20 Years of Rage
SongDuration
Veronica3:08

Bedlam [2007]

Bedlam
SongDuration
Bedlam [Nashville Alternate]4:53

House [2007]

House
SongDuration
Beautiful3:51

House, M.D. [2007]

House, M.D.
SongDuration
Beautiful3:51

Mar Dulce [2007]

Mar Dulce
SongDuration
Fairly Right6:02

Gold [2006]

Gold
SongDuration
God Give Me Strength6:07

Now Listen [2006]

Now Listen
SongDuration
Pump It Up3:05

At This Time [2005]

At This Time
SongDuration
Who Are These People?4:17

Boxed [2005]

Boxed
SongDuration
Adrian4:34

Grammy Nominees 2005 [2005]

Grammy Nominees 2005
SongDuration
Monkey to Man3:56

I Want My New Wave [2005]

I Want My New Wave
SongDuration
Pump It Up3:13

De-Lovely [2004]

De-Lovely
SongDuration
Let's Misbehave2:34

Heroes [Sony] [2004]

Heroes [Sony]
SongDuration
Pump It Up3:14

Narrow Daylight [2004]

Narrow Daylight
SongDuration
Narrow Daylight3:32

The Ride [2004]

The Ride
SongDuration
Matter of Time2:55

Under the Influence [2004]

Under the Influence
SongDuration
Lipstick Vogue3:31

Best Chillout Ever [2003]

Best Chillout Ever
SongDuration
Alison3:21

Boom Box [2003]

Boom Box
SongDuration
I Throw My Toys Around3:00

Chillout in Ibiza, Vol. 5 [2003]

Chillout in Ibiza, Vol. 5
SongDuration
Alison3:23

Dig Radio Compilation [2003]

Dig Radio Compilation
SongDuration
45 

Elite: Rock [2003]

Elite: Rock
SongDuration
Oliver's Army 

Modern Edge [2003]

Modern Edge
SongDuration
Pump It Up3:15

Pure Classics [2003]

Pure Classics
SongDuration
For the Stars2:43

Still [2003]

Still
SongDuration
Still2:28

VH1 Classic: The Cuts [2003]

VH1 Classic: The Cuts
SongDuration
Veronica3:09

New Wave Greats [2002]

New Wave Greats
SongDuration
Oliver's Army 

Simply Acoustic [Universal] [2002]

Simply Acoustic [Universal]
SongDuration
Alison3:23

Songwriter! [2002]

Songwriter!
SongDuration
Shipbuilding4:52

The Love Album: Classics [2002]

The Love Album: Classics
SongDuration
Alison3:21

The New Sad Songs [2001]

The New Sad Songs
SongDuration
Alison 

Coded [2000]

Coded
SongDuration
The Bridge I Burned 

Film 2000 [2000]

Film 2000
SongDuration
Shipbuilding4:49

Maybe Baby [2000]

Maybe Baby
SongDuration
Pump It Up3:14

On the Edge [Razor & Tie] [2000]

On the Edge [Razor & Tie]
SongDuration
Veronica3:10

The Family Man [2000]

The Family Man
SongDuration
You Stole My Bell3:20

VH1 Storytellers [2000]

VH1 Storytellers
SongDuration
Just a Memory3:57

Jock Rock 2000 [1999]

Jock Rock 2000
SongDuration
Pump It Up3:09

Metroland [1999]

Metroland
SongDuration
Alison3:22

Woodstock 1999 [1999]

Woodstock 1999
SongDuration
Alison2:52

The Ray Davies Songbook [1998]

The Ray Davies Songbook
SongDuration
Days4:55

Zero Effect [1998]

Zero Effect
SongDuration
Mystery Dance1:39

Before X [1997]

Before X
SongDuration
Everyday I Write the Book3:53

Mad About You [1997]

Mad About You
SongDuration
Sneaky Feelings2:09

Once in a Lifetime [1997]

Once in a Lifetime
SongDuration
Pump It Up 

Slam Jams, Vol. 1 [1997]

Slam Jams, Vol. 1
SongDuration
Pump It Up3:08

Splash! [1997]

Splash!
SongDuration
Complicated Shadows4:43

It's Time [1996]

It's Time
SongDuration
Life Shrinks3:28

Brit Awards 1995 [1995]

Brit Awards 1995
SongDuration
Sulky Girl 

Glory of Gershwin [1994]

Glory of Gershwin
SongDuration
But Not for Me5:02

25 Years of Radio [1993]

25 Years of Radio
SongDuration
Pump It Up3:08

Long Journey [1991]

Long Journey
SongDuration
Long Journey2:56

Until the End of the World [1991]

Until the End of the World
SongDuration
Days4:49

Club Paradise [1986]

Club Paradise
SongDuration
Seven Day Weekend 

Formula Thirty 2 [1986]

Formula Thirty 2
SongDuration
Oliver's Army 

Be Yourself Tonight [1985]

Be Yourself Tonight
SongDuration
Adrian4:34

Punch the Clock [1983]

Punch the Clock
SongDuration
Let Them All Talk3:06

Trust [1981]

Trust
SongDuration
Fish 'n' Chip Paper2:59

Armed Forces [LP/7"] [1979]

Armed Forces [LP/7
SongDuration
Green Shirt 

Dinnertime [1972]

Dinnertime
SongDuration
Payday4:50

Get Over It

Get Over It
SongDuration
Alison3:18

Unknown Album

Unknown Album
SongDuration
A Slow Drag With Josephine2:43
Opportunity2:38
Deep Dark Truthful Mirror4:06
I Dreamed of My Old Lover2:35
Clown Strike 
Secondary Modern1:58
Down Among the Wines and Spirits3:11
Riot Act 
Lip Service [Live; Previously Unreleased Track]4:31
Needle Time5:05
Clubland [DVD] 
Watching the Detectives [Live; Previously Unreleased Track]4:23
Jacksons, Monk and Rowe3:44
Accidents Will Happen [Live; Bonus Track]3:23
Radio Radio [DVD] 
Mouth Almighty3:05
Distorted Angel4:45
On Your Way Down4:54
If I Could Believe3:58
Dust [Live in Melbourne; Live]5:35
Tear Off Your Own Head (It's a Doll Revolution) [Album Version]3:31
Heathen Town [Bonus Track]3:09
So Young3:28
Man Out of Time [DJ Edit]4:18
Cry, Cry, Cry2:50
Running Out of Fools [Bonus Track]2:35
(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes [Live; Previously Unreleased Track]2:57
No Dancing [1977; Live at the Nashville Rooms]2:58
Alison [Live; Previously Unreleased Track]3:34
That's How You Got Killed Before3:14
Coal-Train Robberies3:17
Sulphur To Sugarcane5:59
Deportee [Alternate Take; Previously Unreleased Track; Bonus Track]3:22
That's How You Got Killed Before [Live; Bonus Track]3:13
Town Cryer 
Party Girl3:21
But Not for Me5:02
Sugar Won't Work3:31
You Belong to Me [Capital Radio Version; Bonus Track]1:55
Big Boys3:10
Miracle Man [Live]3:53
Waiting for the End of the World [Previously Unreleased Track; Demo Version]2:27
Complicated Shadows 
How Deep Is the Red?3:47
Imagination Is A Powerful Deceiver 
Tart4:03
Hand in Hand [Live]2:54
Everyday I Write the Book [Live; Bonus Track]2:21
Temptation3:50
Losing Game2:58
The Beat [1977; Live at the Nashville Rooms]3:46
Button My Lip4:54
The Name of This Thing Is Not Love2:50
Seconds of Pleasure [Bonus Track]3:18
Town Where Time Stood Still [Bonus Track]3:33
Green Shirt [Bonus Track; Demo Version]2:22
What Is It That I Need That I Don't Already Have?3:46
Your Angel Steps Out of Heaven1:59
Freedom for the Stallion 
Six-Fingered Man 
No Action [Early Version]2:14
Swine 
Honey Hush [Live]2:30
Poisoned Rose [DVD; Live] 
Love for Tender [DVD] 
You Turned to Me2:32
You Belong to Me [Capital Radio Version; Bonus Track]1:55
Hoover Factory [Live; Previously Unreleased Track]2:01
Couldn't Call It Unexpected No. 43:49
You Little Fool 
Hetty O'Hara Confidential4:14
Taking My Life In Your Hands 
I Thought I'd Write to Juliet 
Veronica [DVD] 
Revolution No. 492:41
Dear Sweet Filthy World 
She3:08
Party Girl 
Home Truth3:13
8 Gods of Harlem 
Waiting for the End of the World [Live]3:59
Radio Radio [DVD] 
High Fidelity [DVD] 
Just About Glad [Bonaparte Rooms Version]3:41
Welcome to the Working Week [Live; Previously Unreleased Track]1:18
Mystery Dance [Live]3:34
Lipstick Vogue [Live; Previously Unreleased Track]3:59
I Hear a Melody [Previously Unreleased Track; Demo Version]2:10
Spooky Girlfriend4:42
Stranger in the House [Live]3:56
Men Called Uncle2:17
Tear Off Your Own Head (It's a Doll Revolution)3:43
Accidents Will Happen [Live]3:22
When I Was Cruel No. 27:18
Tears Before Bedtime2:26
Radio Radio [Live at the el Mocambo]3:03
I Can't Say Her Name2:57
We Are All Cowards Now3:37
Country Darkness3:57
Lipstick Vogue [Live; Previously Unreleased Track]3:59
Watch Your Step [Live; Bonus Track]3:22
New Amsterdam2:13
They're Not Laughing at Me Now4:26
Big Sister2:19
Mystery Dance2:03
Who Do You Think You Are? 
Shallow Grave2:07
Waiting for the End of the World [Live; Previously Unreleased Track]3:54
This Year's Girl [Alternate Version]2:08
Tears Before Bedtime2:26
Hidden Shame4:14
Monkey to Man [DVD; Live] 
Chemistry Class [Live at the Warner Theater, Washington, DC 1978]2:44
Pills & Soap3:43
(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes2:49
I Lost You2:55
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?3:32
Dr. Watson, I Presume3:40
Bullets for the New-Born King3:34
You Hung the Moon3:54
Church Underground5:01
Five Small Words4:44
A Slow Drag With Josephine2:43
Stations of the Cross4:58
Jimmie Standing in the Rain4:15
National Ransom4:04
Tomorrow's (Just Another Day)2:54
13 Steps Lead Down [DVD] 
No Flag3:56
The Spell That You Cast2:31
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?3:32
Hetty O'Hara Confidential4:14
We Are All Cowards Now3:37
No Flag3:56
Phonographic Memory4:06
No Flag3:56
Newspaper Pane4:10
Newspaper Pane4:10
I Do (Zula's Song)3:49
What Is It That I Need That I Don't Already Have?3:46
Radio Is Everything4:25
One Bell Ringing3:37
That's Not the Part of Him You're Leaving4:42
They're Not Laughing at Me Now4:26
That's Not the Part of Him You're Leaving4:42
Church Underground5:01
Five Small Words4:44
Veronica2:59
Theme From Halloween4:17
Veronica2:59
Veronica2:59
Veronica2:59
Yes We Can Can [DVD; Live] 
A Voice In the Dark3:33
All These Strangers5:53
My Lovely Jezebel2:31
The Spell That You Cast2:31
My Lovely Jezebel2:31
One Bell Ringing3:37
Dr. Watson, I Presume3:40
I Lost You2:55
Bullets for the New-Born King3:34
You Hung the Moon3:54
Stations of the Cross4:58
Jimmie Standing in the Rain4:15
National Ransom4:04
Pump It Up5:50
Veronica2:59
A Voice In the Dark3:33
All These Strangers5:53
Hey Clockface/How Can You Face Me?2:56
Byline2:40
Alison [Live; Bonus Track]3:06
Walk Us UPTOWN3:23
I Stand Accused [Alternate Version]3:10
Theme From Halloween4:17
Stations of the Cross4:58
Psycho [Live; Previously Unreleased Track]3:36
Everyday I Write the Book [Extended Mix]4:55
I've Been Wrong Before3:01
Miss MacBeth4:23
Georgie and Her Rival3:38
This Is Hell4:27
Sunday's Best3:22
Soul for Hire6:36
A Slow Drag with Josephine2:42
Big Boys [Bonus Track; Demo Version]3:00
She3:08
International Echo 
Pump It Up3:17
From a Whisper to a Scream2:54
It's Time3:46
When Did I Stop Dreaming?5:22
Good Year for the Roses [DVD] 
Hora Decubitus [Live]5:46
Almost Blue4:05
Uncomplicated4:46
Mystery Dance2:03
I Felt the Chill3:59
Busy Bodies3:34
He's Got You [Lost Session Version]3:51
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?3:32
Revolution No. 492:41
Radio Is Everything4:25
I Can't Say Her Name2:57
The Last Confession of Vivian Whip2:59
Byline2:40
Accidents Will Happen [Live; Bonus Track]3:23
Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line 
I Stand Accused2:21
Goon Squad 
Wednesday Week [Bonus Track]2:01
Chemistry Class [Live at the Warner Theater, Washington, DC 1978]2:44
Big Boys [Demo Version]3:00
Opportunity3:13
Tripwire4:28
Green Shirt 
Party Girl 
So Young [Bonus Track]3:23
Busy Bodies3:34
Everyday I Write the Book3:54
Shipbuilding 
Goon Squad 
Goon Squad3:14
Watch Your Step [Live; Bonus Track]3:22
Dust 2...3:21
Tommy's Coming Home4:08
I Want You7:02
Darling, You Know I Wouldn't Lie2:38

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