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Gavin DeGraw

Years before "I Don't Want to Be" propelled him to pop/rock success, songwriter Gavin DeGraw began honing his piano skills at the age of eight, followed by his participation in several cover bands with his older brother in upstate New York. After a brief stint at the prestigious Berklee School of Music -- where he rubbed shoulders with future singer/songwriter contemporary John Mayer -- DeGraw decided to take his original songs to New York City. He arrived during the late '90s and steadily expanded his audience with a series of buzzworthy shows, one of which was captured on the concert recording Gavin Live. The steady buzz led to offers from major labels, and DeGraw eventually signed a record deal with Clive Davis and his J Records imprint (home of Santana, as well as R&B mainstays Alicia Keys and Angie Stone). DeGraw's debut album, Chariot, arrived during the summer of 2003. Like the singer's early days in New York City, Chariot slowly built momentum and earned the young DeGraw a small but fervent following. By 2004, the leadoff single "I Don't Want to Be" had become a Top Ten hit, and the album itself was soon re-released in expanded form under the title Chariot + Chariot Stripped. DeGraw's next single, the titular "Chariot," was also met with positive response and climbed the charts in 2005, pushing the album to double platinum sales. DeGraw took five years to release a self-titled sophomore album, which appeared in 2008, initially charting higher than Chariot but failing to spawn any comparable singles (although "In Love with a Girl" did peak at number 24). DeGraw shifted gears for his next release, the looser and seemingly less labored Free, which appeared only a few months later in early 2009. DeGraw took more time to release his fourth album. Co-writing with other artists for the first time, he spent two years workshopping the songs that eventually comprised Sweeter. The album was released in fall 2011, several months after "Not Over You" -- a song co-written with Ryan Tedder -- returned DeGraw to the charts. "Not Over You" was DeGraw's biggest hit since "I Don't Want to Be," and it helped send Sweeter into the Billboard Top Ten upon its release. Over the next year, DeGraw supported the album with promotional appearances and a tour, the latter of which was documented on the live album Sweeter: Live, released in December of 2012. DeGraw returned in October of 2013 with Make a Move, his fifth album. ~ Wade Kergan & Steve Leggett
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  1.   Song
  2.   Not Over You
  3.   I Don't Want to Be
  4.   Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  5.   In Love with a Girl
  6.   Chariot
  7.   Best I Ever Had
  8.   The Christmas Song
  9.   Belief
  10.   Sweeter
  11.   Fire
  12.   (Nice to Meet You) Anyway
  13.   Finest Hour
  14.   Just Friends
  15.   Crush
  16.   We Are the Champions
  17.   Soldier
  18.   Make a Move
  19.   You Got Me
  20.   More Than Anyone
  21.   Follow Through
  22.   Stay
  23.   Free
  24.   Cop Stop
  25.   Radiation
  26.   We Belong Together
  27.   Need
  28.   Run Every Time
  29.   Mountains to Move
  30.   Young Love
  31.   I'm Gonna Try
  32.   Medicate the Kids
  33.   Chemical Party
  34.   Leading Man
  35.   Heartbreak
  36.   Everything Will Change
  37.   Who's Gonna Save Us
  38.   Candy
  39.   Lover Be Strong
  40.   Untamed
  41.   I Have You to Thank
  42.   Cheated On Me
  43.   Silver Bells
  44.   Meaning
  45.   Over-Rated
  46.   Every Little Bit
  47.   You Know Where I'm At
  48.   She Holds a Key
  49.   Jealous Guy
  50.   Next to Me (Wait a Minute Sister)
  51.   Different for Girls
  52.   I Need a Dollar/Chemical Party
  53.   Where You Are
  54.   Stealing
  55.   Why Do the Men Stray
  56.   Waterfall
  57.   Dancing Shoes
  58.   Let It Go
  59.   Glass
  60.   Spell It Out
  61.   Indian Summer
  62.   Relative
  63.   Get Lost
  64.   I Don't Wanna Be
  65.   Album Version
  66.   Stripped Version
  67.   W.B.T
  68.   And I Love Her
  69.   Interview

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