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