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A novelty rock band in the same vein as Presidents of the United States of America, but with surf and garage influences instead of the Presidents' punk/thrash background, Smash Mouth found a hit in 1997 with the '50s-influenced "Walkin' on the Sun." The group was formed in 1994 in San Jose, CA, by vocalist Steve Harwell, a former rapper with the group F.O.S. After that group disintegrated, he began jamming with an old friend, drummer Kevin Coleman. Harwell's former manager introduced him to guitarist Greg Camp (fresh from the local band Lackadaddy) and bassist Paul DeLisle. The quartet recorded two demos, and got the songs into rotation on a local radio station. After playing a summer festival with No Doubt and Beck, Smash Mouth decided to record an album. After finishing Fush Yu Mang, the group were signed by Interscope, which released "Walkin' on the Sun" as the first single. It became a number one modern rock hit and pushed the album into the Top 40. Touring further helped the album's push, and the band added in a live keyboardist, Michael Klooster, to bolster their performances (and later live percussionist Mark Cervantes as well). The follow-up album, Astro Lounge, was released in 1999, generating the hit "All Star"; a collection of early material, East Bay Sessions, also appeared that same year. A severe back ailment eventually lead to Coleman's exit from the band; he was replaced by ex-Tripping Daisy drummer Mitch Marine for the album's subsequent tour and further swapped out for Michael Urbano at its completion. Though no other hits with equal weight were forthcoming from Astro Lounge, the band's work of the early 2000s (2001's Smash Mouth and 2003's Get the Picture?) pleased fans of sparkling pop music. The group also contributed numerous tracks to a plethora of motion pictures, most notably their cover of the Monkees' "I'm a Believer" (from their eponymous release) to the soundtrack of 2001's hit movie Shrek, and many of these then appeared on the August 2005 Smash Mouth hits collection All Star Smash Hits. Harwell could be spotted in early 2006 as a cast member on the sixth season of VH1's celeb-reality TV show The Surreal Life, just as drummer Urbano was leaving the band due to creative differences. His spot was claimed in March by Jason Sutter, who had previously done work with American Hi-Fi and the Rembrandts. Smash Mouth's fifth studio album, Summer Girl, appeared in early September. It would be six years before the band released another album, returning in the summer of 2012 with their sixth album, Magic. ~ John Bush
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Stations Featuring
Smash Mouth

    '90s Alternative

    '90s Alternative
    2 songs

    Movie Tracks

    Movie Tracks
    2 songs

    Shuffle Hits

    Shuffle Hits
    2 songs

    '90s Pop

    '90s Pop
    2 songs

    Lite Hits

    2 songs

    Hot Summer Hits

    1 song

Albums by
Smash Mouth

Top Songs by
Smash Mouth

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   All Star
  3.   I'm a Believer
  4.   Walkin' on the Sun
  5.   Then the Morning Comes
  6.   Snoopy's Christmas
  7.   Can't Get Enough of You Baby
  8.   Pacific Coast Party
  9.   Nuttin' For Christmas by Rosie O'Donnell
  10.   Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)
  11.   Zat You, Santa Claus?
  12.   Getting Better
  13.   Don't Believe in Christmas
  14.   Justin Bieber
  15.   Why Can't We Be Friends
  16.   Story of My Life
  17.   Flippin' Out
  18.   Flo
  19.   Let's Rock
  20.   2000 Miles
  21.   Father Christmas
  22.   Don't You (Forget About Me)
  23.   She's Into Me
  24.   Live To Love Another Day
  25.   Right Side, Wrong Bed
  26.   Hot
  27.   You Are My Number One
  28.   Always Gets Her Way
  29.   I Wan'na Be Like You
  30.   Defeat You
  31.   Satellite
  32.   Padrino
  33.   Beer Goggles
  34.   Christmas Ain't Christmas
  35.   Perfect Planet
  36.   Hey L.A.
  37.   Everyday Superhero
  38.   Hang On
  39.   She Turns Me On
  40.   Holiday in My Head
  41.   Radio
  42.   Diggin' Your Scene
  43.   Heave-Ho
  44.   The Fonz
  45.   Pet Names
  46.   Nervous in the Alley
  47.   Disconnect the Dots
  48.   Push
  49.   I Just Wanna See
  50.   Love Is a Soldier by Specter
  51.   Come On Christmas, Christmas Come On
  52.   The Christmas Song
  53.   The Game
  54.   Better With Time
  55.   Future Ex Wife
  56.   Magic
  57.   Beautiful Bomb
  58.   Getaway Car
  59.   Girl Like You
  60.   The Crawl
  61.   New Planet
  62.   Fun
  63.   Seventh Grade Dance
  64.   Whole Lotta Love
  65.   Ain't No Mystery
  66.   Keep It Down
  67.   Disenchanted
  68.   Hold You High
  69.   Shoes 'N' Hats
  70.   Out of Sight
  71.   Sister Psychic
  72.   Your Man
  73.   Better Do It Right
  74.   Do It Again
  75.   Mother
  76.   Home
  77.   Fallen Horses
  78.   Waste
  79.   Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
  80.   Who's There
  81.   Out of Love
  82.   Quality Control
  83.   Summer Girl
  84.   So Insane
  85.   Force Field
  86.   Every Word Means No
  87.   Come on, Come On
  88.   Road Man
  89.   Stoned
  90.   Looking for a Wall
  91.   The in Set
  92.   Space Man
  93.   105