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