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