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Parachute took root in the college town of Charlottesville, Virginia, where the group honed its mix of pop/rock, funk, and contemporary blue-eyed soul under their original name Sparky's Flaw. Formed by high school students Will Anderson (vocals, guitar), Johnny Stubblefield (drums), Christopher "Kit" French (saxophone, keyboards), Alex Hargrave (bass), and Nate McFarland (guitar), Sparky's Flaw generated a healthy buzz around town and eventually became popular at the nearby University of Virginia, where they opened for Robert Randolph. After gaining more popularity with an independently released EP, 2005's One Small Step, the band partnered with Red Light Management and later signed with Smash Records, an imprint of the recently revived Mercury Records. Before entering their final year at the University of Virginia, Sparky's Flaw released a self-titled EP in August 2007 and began laying the groundwork for a full-length album. Several months later, the band adopted a new name -- Parachute -- and contributed a song to the national TV campaign for Nivea. Losing Sleep appeared in May 2009, marking Parachute's major-label debut and peaking at number 40 on the Billboard charts. The band opened for Kelly Clarkson that fall and appeared on the Internet broadcast Live at Daryl's House with Daryl Hall. More touring took place the following year, including additional dates with Clarkson and a headlining run with British songwriter Joe Brooks. Parachute began including newer songs in their set lists and eventually returned to the studio to record their sophomore effort, 2011's The Way It Was. Their third LP, 2013's Overnight, pushed the band further into the pop realm and subsequently became their highest-charting effort, reaching number 15 on Billboard's Top 200. Prior to the band's next album, bassist Hargrave and guitarist McFarland departed, slimming Parachute down to a trio. The remaining members worked with longtime producer John Fields to complete sessions for their fourth LP, Wide Awake, which was released in early 2016. ~ Andrew Leahey
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  1.   Song
  2.   She Is Love
  3.   Something to Believe In
  4.   Meant to Be
  5.   Winterlove
  6.   Forever and Always
  7.   Kiss Me Slowly
  8.   Getaway
  9.   The Mess I Made
  10.   All That I Am
  11.   Love Me Anyway
  12.   She (For Liz)
  13.   Ghost
  14.   Crave
  15.   Everything
  16.   Didn't See It Coming
  17.   Be Here
  18.   What Breaks My Heart
  19.   Higher
  20.   Can't Help
  21.   You and Me
  22.   One Small Step
  23.   Losing Sleep
  24.   Halfway
  25.   Back Again
  26.   Waking Up
  27.   When You Move
  28.   Jennie
  29.   What Side of Love
  30.   Without You
  31.   Disappear
  32.   Waiting for That Call
  33.   Hurricane
  34.   Hurricane by Parachute
  35.   Hearts Go Crazy
  36.   What I Know
  37.   Philadelphia
  38.   American Secrets
  39.   Words Meet Heartbeats
  40.   The Only One
  41.   Blame It on Me
  42.   Can't Help
  43.   Under Control
  44.   Lonely With Me
  45.   New Orleans
  46.   The Other Side
  47.   Drive You Home
  48.   White Dress
  49.   The New Year
  50.   Overnight

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