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Led by singer/songwriter Jason Wade, Lifehouse emerged in the early 2000s with a commercial blend of pop/rock melody and throaty, post-grunge vocals. Wade, who originally tagged the band Blyss upon its inception in 1996, was raised by missionary parents in a variety of locales. He eventually settled in Los Angeles with his mother and took a keen interest in songwriting. Bassist Sergio Andrade lived next door, and the two spent hours in Wade's garage, fine-tuning their original compositions and laying the brickwork for Lifehouse's accessible sound. Those rehearsals paved the way for a self-released album, Diff's Lucky Band, as well as a series of shows at church worship services. Lifehouse resisted the temptation to become a full-fledged Christian band, however, and instead signed a contract with Dreamworks Records as an alternative rock trio. Drummer Jon Palmer completed the lineup. No Name Face marked the band's official debut in the fall of 2000. The album enjoyed double-platinum sales on the strength of "Hanging by a Moment," which was the most played radio track of 2001. In a market dominated by teen pop, Lifehouse stood out as champions of guitar-based music, and their unexpected success drew them back inside the studio to work on a follow-up album. With Brendan O'Brien handling production duties, Wade led his band through the recording of Stanley Climbfall during the spring and summer of 2002. The record was released on Dreamworks the following September, but it failed to match the sales of its predecessor. Lifehouse's lineup splintered soon after, with Andrade exiting the group to pursue alternate projects. Wade pieced together a revised Lifehouse and returned in early 2005 with a self-titled third album. For the touring that followed its release, Wade and percussionist Rick Woolstenhulme, Jr. were joined by former AM Radio bassist/vocalist Bryce Soderberg, who remained with the group for its return to alternative rock on 2007's Who We Are. Lifehouse and Who We Are proved to be fairly popular releases, with both albums going gold thanks to a trio of Top 40 singles: "First Time," "You and Me," and "Whatever It Takes." Smoke & Mirrors appeared three years later, sporting a collaboration with rapper/songwriter Kevin Rudolf on the leadoff single "Halfway Gone." Debuting at number six on the Billboard Top 200, Smoke & Mirrors was a successful record and, after a supporting tour, the group entered the studio once again with producer Jude Cole (he helmed S&M) to record its sixth album. Entitled Almeria, the record appeared in December 2012; it was preceded by the single "Between the Raindrops," a duet with pop singer Natasha Bedingfield. Almeria didn't make many waves on the charts -- it reached 55 on Billboard's Top 200, whereas Smoke & Mirrors peaked at number six -- and the group didn't support it with a tour. By the summer, Lifehouse announced they'd left their label and were entering a hiatus. Each member pursued their own project -- Wade worked on a solo album, Soderberg started a band called KOMOX, Woolstenhulme, Jr. played with the Goo Goo Dolls -- but by 2014, they had reunited. In May of 2015, they resurfaced with Out of the Wasteland, a new album produced by Jude Cole. ~ Andrew Leahey
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Hanging by a Moment
  3.   You and Me
  4.   Whatever It Takes
  5.   Halfway Gone
  6.   First Time
  7.   Broken
  8.   Between the Raindrops by Natasha Bedingfield
  9.   Make Me Over
  10.   Spin
  11.   All In
  12.   Take Me Away
  13.   Mesmerized
  14.   Easier to Be
  15.   Who We Are
  16.   Disarray
  17.   Falling In
  18.   From Where You Are
  19.   Everything
  20.   Storm
  21.   Somewhere in Between
  22.   Hurt This Way
  23.   Sick Cycle Carousel
  24.   Had Enough
  25.   Everybody Is Someone
  26.   Simon
  27.   All in All
  28.   Breathing
  29.   Trying
  30.   Flight
  31.   Crash and Burn
  32.   It Is What It Is
  33.   Blind
  34.   Come Back Down
  35.   Hourglass
  36.   Yesterday's Son
  37.   Right Back Home featuring Charles Jones
  38.   All That I'm Asking For
  39.   By Your Side
  40.   Smoke & Mirrors
  41.   Days Go By
  42.   Cling and Clatter
  43.   Central Park
  44.   Alien
  45.   One For The Pain
  46.   Aftermath
  47.   Rolling Off the Stone
  48.   Near Life Experience
  49.   If This Is Goodbye
  50.   Good Enough, song
  51.   The End Has Only Begun
  52.   Walking Away
  53.   Into the Sun
  54.   The Beginning
  55.   Quasimodo
  56.   Only One
  57.   Stardust
  58.   Wish
  59.   Firing Squad
  60.   Runaways
  61.   Nobody Listen
  62.   Moveonday
  63.   Barricade
  64.   Gotta Be Tonight
  65.   Here Tomorrow Gone Today
  66.   The Joke
  67.   Bridges
  68.   Chapter One
  69.   We'll Never Know
  70.   Undone
  71.   Better Luck Next Time
  72.   Empty Space
  73.   Out of Breath
  74.   Am I Ever Gonna Find Out
  75.   Anchor
  76.   Sky Is Falling
  77.   Wash
  78.   In Your Skin
  79.   Nerve Damage
  80.   How Long
  81.   My Precious
  82.   Just Another Name
  83.   Stanley Climbfall
  84.   Hurricane
  85.   Where I Come From
  86.   Pins & Needles
  87.   Slow Motion
  88.   Wrecking Ball
  89.   Silent Night
  90.   Learn You Inside Out
  91.   Only You're the One
  92.   Unknown
  93.   Right Back Home featuring Charles Jones
  94.   Lady Day