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Smash Mouth

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

    Lite Hits

    Lite Hits
    2 songs

    '90s Pop

    2 songs

    Hot Summer Hits

    1 song

Albums by
Smash Mouth

Top Songs by
Smash Mouth

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