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