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Michelle Branch

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Although she rose to fame during the teen pop era, Michelle Branch -- who was 17 years old when her debut album, The Spirit Room, began its double-platinum run in 2001 -- modeled her own songs after iconic alt-rock females like Lisa Loeb and Melissa Etheridge. Raised in Arizona, Branch sang throughout her childhood but didn't pick up the guitar until her 14th birthday, when she received the instrument as a gift. Within a week, she'd written her first song. Branch's parents eventually decided to home school their daughter, allowing her more time to focus on a budding musical career and play shows in the Sedona area. Following the release of her first independent album, 1998's Broken Bracelet, Branch began attracting attention from major labels. She signed with Maverick Records and began co-writing with John Shanks, a former member of Melissa Etheridge's band who had since moved into production. Together, the two wrote "Everywhere," which became Branch's first hit single in 2001. Released that summer, her debut album quickly produced two more hits, including the Top Ten single "All You Wanted." While working on a second album, Branch found time to collaborate with Santana on "The Game of Love," which became the lead single for Santana's 2002 album Shaman. "The Game of Love" peaked at number five and eventually won a Grammy Award, while "Are You Happy Now?" -- the first song from Branch's sophomore album, Hotel Paper -- maintained her presence on the charts in early 2003. Like The Spirit Room, Hotel Paper went platinum and spawned two Top 40 singles. While touring in support of the album, Branch became engaged to her bass player, Teddy Landau, and the two married in May 2004. One year later, she launched a country side project with her backup singer, Jessica Harp. Initially calling themselves the Cass County Homewreckers, the two eventually trimmed down their name to the Wreckers and released an album, Stand Still, Look Pretty, in 2006. The album went gold, due in large part to the lead single "Leave the Pieces," which topped the country charts. The Wreckers went their separate ways in 2007, with both musicians returning to their own careers. Branch spent several years writing songs and making guest appearances on other albums (including Chris Isaak's Mr. Lucky) before issuing a short EP, Everything Comes and Goes, in 2010. Over the next three years, she worked on an album called West Coast Time, but the album never materialized. Branch left Maverick/Reprise in 2015, signing with Verve that year. With the assistance of producers Gus Seyffert (Beck) and Patrick Carney (best known as the drummer of the Black Keys), she worked on her first album for Verve throughout 2016, releasing Hopeless Romantic in March 2017. ~ Andrew Leahey
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Stations Featuring
Michelle Branch

    Breakup Songs

    Breakup Songs
    1 song

    Female Focus

    Female Focus
    4 songs

    Lite Hits

    Lite Hits
    2 songs

Albums by
Michelle Branch

Top Songs by
Michelle Branch

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   All You Wanted
  3.   Everywhere
  4.   Are You Happy Now?
  5.   Goodbye to You
  6.   Breathe
  7.   A Case of You
  8.   Life On Mars
  9.   Sooner or Later
  10.   Here with Me
  11.   Wanting Out (Non-Album Track)
  12.   You Get Me
  13.   Bad Side
  14.   Last Night
  15.   Lay Me Down
  16.   Tuesday Morning
  17.   Find Your Way Back
  18.   If Only She Knew
  19.   You Set Me Free
  20.   Sweet Misery
  21.   City
  22.   Not a Love Song
  23.   Living a Lie
  24.   Loud Music
  25.   Summertime
  26.   Ready to Let You Go
  27.   I Want Tears
  28.   Everything Comes and Goes
  29.   Crazy Ride
  30.   It's You
  31.   'Til I Get Over You
  32.   Hotel Paper
  33.   Desperately
  34.   One of These Days
  35.   Intro
  36.   Drop in the Ocean
  37.   I'd Rather Be in Love
  38.   Something to Sleep To
  39.   Shadow
  40.   Temporary Feeling
  41.   Knock Yourself Out
  42.   Heartbreak Now
  43.   You're Good
  44.   Hopeless Romantic
  45.   Together
  46.   Empty Handed
  47.   Love Me Like That
  48.   Where Are You Now?
  49.   Strange
  50.   Carry Me Home
  51.   This Way
  52.   Best You Ever
  53.   Fault Line

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