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Boston-based emo-pop turned country-tinged pop outfit Boys Like Girls features singer/guitarist Martin Johnson, bassist Bryan Donahue, drummer John Keefe, and guitarist Paul DiGiovanni (the last two members being cousins). After Boys Like Girls posted several demo recordings online, the band's lively hooks and youthful enthusiasm had garnered them quite a following by 2005's end, while also catching the attention of industry players like booking agent Matt Galle (My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday) and producer Matt Squire (Panic at the Disco, Northstar), both of whom contacted the band about working together. Following a national PureVolume-sponsored tour with Hit the Lights and A Thorn for Every Heart, Boys Like Girls entered the studio with Squire to record their debut album. The resulting self-titled effort appeared in August 2006 on Red Ink. Although initial sales were slow, the album eventually went gold, and tracks like "Thunder" helped Boys Like Girls maintain a presence on the Billboard charts throughout 2008. Following the release of a DVD, Read Between the Lines, the band returned to the recording studio to commence work on a second album, which appeared in 2009 under the title Love Drunk. The record included a duet with Taylor Swift, and featured slick, radio-friendly production. Two years later, the band announced it had parted ways with bassist Donahue. In late 2012, Boys Like Girls released the Crazy World EP, the followed it up with the Crazy World LP. Both releases showed the group, now with new bassist Morgan Dorr, casting off any vestiges of emo-pop in favor of a new country-pop approach. ~ Corey Apar
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Boys Like Girls

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Boys Like Girls

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    Popularity
  2.   The Great Escape
  3.   Two Is Better Than One by Taylor Swift
  4.   Hero/Heroine
  5.   Love Drunk
  6.   Thunder
  7.   Heart Heart Heartbreak
  8.   Be Your Everything
  9.   Heels Over Head
  10.   Five Minutes to Midnight
  11.   Up Against the Wall
  12.   Broken Man
  13.   Learning to Fall
  14.   Life of the Party
  15.   The First Time
  16.   The Shot Heard 'Round the World
  17.   The First One
  18.   Real Thing
  19.   Go
  20.   On Top of the World
  21.   Hey You
  22.   Stuck in the Middle
  23.   Contagious
  24.   Me, You and My Medication
  25.   Chemicals Collide
  26.   Red Cup Hands Up Long Brown Hair
  27.   Leaving California
  28.   Shoot
  29.   Holiday
  30.   Take Me Home
  31.   Cheated
  32.   She's Got a Boyfriend Now
  33.   Crazy World
  34.   Dance Hall Drug
  35.   Someone Like You

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