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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 eventually featured on 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, and in 2016 he issued Something Worth Saving, his sixth studio long-player. ~ Wade Kergan & Steve Leggett
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Gavin DeGraw

Top Songs by
Gavin DeGraw

  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.   The Christmas Song
  8.   She Sets the City on Fire
  9.   Belief
  10.   Fire
  11.   Best I Ever Had
  12.   Sweeter
  13.   Finest Hour
  14.   Crush
  15.   Just Friends
  16.   (Nice to Meet You) Anyway
  17.   We Are the Champions
  18.   Making Love With the Radio On
  19.   Soldier
  20.   Cheated On Me
  21.   Everything Will Change
  22.   Harder to Believe
  23.   Jealous Guy
  24.   Follow Through
  25.   You Got Me
  26.   Over-Rated
  27.   Need
  28.   Silver Bells
  29.   Kite Like Girl
  30.   You Make My Heart Sing Louder
  31.   Heartbreak
  32.   You Know Where I'm At
  33.   Meaning
  34.   New Love
  35.   Make a Move
  36.   Mountains to Move
  37.   I Have You to Thank
  38.   More Than Anyone
  39.   Every Little Bit
  40.   We Belong Together
  41.   Let It Go
  42.   She Holds a Key
  43.   Cop Stop
  44.   Chemical Party
  45.   Something Worth Saving
  46.   Leading Man
  47.   Stealing
  48.   Spell It Out
  49.   Radiation
  50.   Candy
  51.   Waterfall
  52.   Glass
  53.   Free
  54.   Young Love
  55.   Next to Me (Wait a Minute Sister)
  56.   How Lucky Can a Man Get
  57.   Say I Am
  58.   Why Do the Men Stray
  59.   Indian Summer
  60.   Untamed
  61.   Relative
  62.   Medicate the Kids
  63.   Dancing Shoes
  64.   Annalee
  65.   Different for Girls
  66.   I'm Gonna Try
  67.   Who's Gonna Save Us
  68.   I Need a Dollar/Chemical Party
  69.   Where You Are
  70.   Run Every Time
  71.   Lover Be Strong
  72.   Stay

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