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