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