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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

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