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