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