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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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  2.   She Is Love
  3.   Something to Believe In
  4.   Love Me Anyway
  5.   Winterlove
  6.   Meant to Be
  7.   Kiss Me Slowly
  8.   Forever and Always
  9.   White Dress
  10.   The New Year
  11.   Everything
  12.   Jennie
  13.   Under Control
  14.   Waking Up
  15.   She (For Liz)
  16.   What Breaks My Heart
  17.   New Orleans
  18.   Crave
  19.   Disappear
  20.   What I Know
  21.   Philadelphia
  22.   Words Meet Heartbeats
  23.   Losing Sleep
  24.   What Side of Love
  25.   All That I Am
  26.   Without You
  27.   Overnight
  28.   Hurricane
  29.   Can't Help
  30.   Can't Help
  31.   Halfway
  32.   American Secrets
  33.   The Mess I Made
  34.   Ghost
  35.   Back Again
  36.   You and Me
  37.   Lonely With Me
  38.   The Only One
  39.   Getaway
  40.   The Other Side
  41.   Blame It on Me
  42.   Higher
  43.   Waiting for That Call
  44.   Didn't See It Coming
  45.   Be Here
  46.   One Small Step
  47.   Hearts Go Crazy
  48.   Hurricane by Parachute
  49.   When You Move
  50.   Drive You Home

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