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