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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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Gavin DeGraw

Top Songs by
Gavin DeGraw

  1.   Song
  2.   Not Over You
  3.   I Don't Want to Be
  4.   In Love with a Girl
  5.   Chariot
  6.   Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  7.   Best I Ever Had
  8.   The Christmas Song
  9.   Belief
  10.   Fire
  11.   Sweeter
  12.   (Nice to Meet You) Anyway
  13.   Finest Hour
  14.   We Are the Champions
  15.   Just Friends
  16.   Crush
  17.   Soldier
  18.   You Got Me
  19.   Make a Move
  20.   More Than Anyone
  21.   Chemical Party
  22.   Follow Through
  23.   Meaning
  24.   Cheated On Me
  25.   Need
  26.   Radiation
  27.   Dancing Shoes
  28.   Free
  29.   I Have You to Thank
  30.   Glass
  31.   Heartbreak
  32.   Medicate the Kids
  33.   Different for Girls
  34.   Who's Gonna Save Us
  35.   Stealing
  36.   Waterfall
  37.   Stay
  38.   We Belong Together
  39.   Let It Go
  40.   She Holds a Key
  41.   Over-Rated
  42.   Leading Man
  43.   Every Little Bit
  44.   Everything Will Change
  45.   I'm Gonna Try
  46.   You Know Where I'm At
  47.   Candy
  48.   Why Do the Men Stray
  49.   Lover Be Strong
  50.   Indian Summer
  51.   Untamed
  52.   Relative
  53.   Young Love
  54.   Cop Stop
  55.   Silver Bells
  56.   Next to Me (Wait a Minute Sister)
  57.   Run Every Time
  58.   Spell It Out
  59.   Where You Are
  60.   Jealous Guy
  61.   I Need a Dollar/Chemical Party
  62.   Mountains to Move
  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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