Switchfoot

Switchfoot is a United States rock and alternative rock band that rose to mainstream prominence in the mid-2000s. According to Jon Foreman, the name "Switchfoot" is a surfing term. "We all love to surf and have been surfing all our lives so to us, the name made sense. To switch your feet means to take a new stance facing the opposite direction. It's about change and movement, a different way of approaching life and music."

A number of Switchfoot's songs were included in the 2002 movie A Walk to Remember. Singer and actor Mandy Moore, who starred in the movie, sang Switchfoot's song "Only Hope" during a scene in the movie.

Their latest album, The Beautiful Letdown, has been their most successful to date. The hit single "Meant to Live" enjoyed widespread airplay on rock radio stations and transitioned into the top 40. A re-recorded version of "Dare You to Move" has been high on the charts as well. The song "Gone" has also received airplay on Christian radio stations but wasn't released as an actual single. In 2005, Switchfoot received five Dove Award nominations, including Artist of the Year.

Members

  • Jon Foreman: vocals, guitar
  • Tim Foreman: bass
  • Chad Butler: drums
  • Jerome Fontamillas: guitar, keyboard
  • Drew Shirley: guitar

Discography

  • The Beautiful Letdown (2003)
    • Meant to Live 3.25 min
    • This Is Your Life 4.18 min
    • More Than Fine 4.15 min
    • Ammunition 3.45 min
    • Dare You to Move 4.11 min
    • Redemption 3.07 min
    • The Beautiful Letdown 5.21 min
    • Gone 3.43 min
    • On Fire 4.39 min
    • Adding to the Noise 2.50 min
    • Twenty-Four 4.52 min
  • Learning To Breathe (2000)
    • I Dare You to Move 4.08 min
    • Learning to Breathe 4.35 min
    • You Already Take Me There 2.43 min
    • Love Is the Movement 5.10 min
    • Poparazzi 3.20 min
    • Innocence Again 3.28 min
    • Playing for Keeps 3.44 min
    • The Loser 3.39 min
    • Economy of Mercy 3.56 min
    • Erosion 3.23 min
    • Living Is Simple 5.17 min
  • New Way to Be Human (1999)
    • New Way to Be Human
    • Incomplete
    • Sooner or Later
    • Company Car
    • Let That Be Enough
    • Something More
    • Only Hope
    • Amy's Song
    • I Turn Everything Over
    • Under the Floor
  • Legend of Chin (1997)
    • Bomb
    • Chem 6a
    • Underwater
    • The Edge of My Seat
    • Home
    • Might Have Ben Hur
    • Concrete Girl
    • Life and Love and Why
    • You
    • Ode to Chin
    • Don't Be There

Billboard Chart Positions, by song

  • "Meant To Live," Adult Top 40, peaked at #5
  • "Meant To Live," Mainstream rock tracks, peaked at #36
  • "Meant To Live," Modern rock tracks, peaked at #5
  • "Meant To Live," Hot 100, peaked at #18
  • "Meant To Live," Top 40 mainstream, peaked at #6
  • "Meant To Live," Top 40 tracks, peaked at #9
  • "Dare You to Move," Modern rock tracks, peaked at #9 (as of writing)
  • "Dare You to Move," Top 40 mainstream, peaked at #29 (as of writing)

Billboard Chart Positions, by album

  • New Way to Be Human, Heatseekers, #31
  • New Way to Be Human, Top Contemporary Christian, #21
  • Learning to Breathe, Heatseekers, #34
  • Learning to Breathe, Top Contemporary Christian, #23
  • The Beautiful Letdown, Top Contemporary Christian, #2
  • The Beautiful Letdown, Billboard 200, #16
  • The Beautiful Letdown, Top Christian albums, #1
  • The Beautiful Letdown, Top Internet albums, #16

External Links

  • Switchfoot (http://www.switchfoot.com/)
  • Columbia Records (http://www.columbiarecords.com/)
  • Switchfoot lyrics (http://www.christianrocklyrics.com/switchfoot.php)
  • +Stars+ Switchfoot fansite (http://www.shrimpdesign.com/sf/)

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In 2005, Switchfoot received five Dove Award nominations, including Artist of the Year. Shoot the Sh*t Velvet Revolver Fansite (http://velvetrevolver.pink-buzz.com/). The song "Gone" has also received airplay on Christian radio stations but wasn't released as an actual single. As of 2005, Velvet Revolver consisted of. A re-recorded version of "Dare You to Move" has been high on the charts as well.
. The hit single "Meant to Live" enjoyed widespread airplay on rock radio stations and transitioned into the top 40. In addition to this, they are slated to open for Black Sabbath in Europe this summer, before likely finishing a second album sometime this fall.

Their latest album, The Beautiful Letdown, has been their most successful to date. For the Spring of 2005, the band has several Canadian dates lined up as well as a headlining arena tour for the U.S. Singer and actor Mandy Moore, who starred in the movie, sang Switchfoot's song "Only Hope" during a scene in the movie. Already, the band have toured both the United States and Europe twice, while also hitting Australia and Japan. A number of Switchfoot's songs were included in the 2002 movie A Walk to Remember. As of March 2005, "Contraband" had sold roughly 1.6 million copies in the United States, and the rigorous touring in support of the album has reached global scales. It's about change and movement, a different way of approaching life and music.". The prior has been remarkably successful not only in the rock circle but also on modern music stations.

To switch your feet means to take a new stance facing the opposite direction. Since then, the band has released two more singles: the ballad "Fall to Pieces" and the hard-rocker "Dirty Little Thing," both of which have videos featured for them. "We all love to surf and have been surfing all our lives so to us, the name made sense. Slither, which is also the band's first music video, has also reached #64 on the Billboard Hot 100, gone top 20 in Finland and top 40 on a European composite chart, Canada, and Australia. According to Jon Foreman, the name "Switchfoot" is a surfing term. The first single "Slither" topped a composite world modern rock chart in June, reached #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and #5 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. Switchfoot is a United States rock and alternative rock band that rose to mainstream prominence in the mid-2000s. The Contraband album was released in June 2004 debuting at #1 on the Billboard album charts, #11 on the British album charts, and #2 in the Australian charts.

+Stars+ Switchfoot fansite (http://www.shrimpdesign.com/sf/). It recorded its first album Contraband in the latter part of 2003 with recording complicated by Weiland's court appearances for drug charges and his subsequent sentencing to undertake rehabilitation. Switchfoot lyrics (http://www.christianrocklyrics.com/switchfoot.php). The band played their first live gig at the El Rey in Los Angeles in June 2003. Columbia Records (http://www.columbiarecords.com/). The band is also responsible for a cover of Pink Floyd's "Money" featured at various parts in the movie The Italian Job. Switchfoot (http://www.switchfoot.com/). Velvet Revolver recorded its first track "Set Me Free" for The Hulk soundtrack in 2003.

The Beautiful Letdown, Top Internet albums, #16. Slash suggested the name Revolver for the project and Weiland suggested the addition of Velvet to the title. The Beautiful Letdown, Top Christian albums, #1. Weiland heard the material and offered his services as the lead singer and the band clicked. The Beautiful Letdown, Billboard 200, #16. Scott Weiland had become friends with McKagan and had played on the same bill as Kushner when Stone Temple Pilots were known as Mighty Joe Young and Kushner was in the Electric Love Hogs. The Beautiful Letdown, Top Contemporary Christian, #2. A number of lead singers auditioned including the Canadian rock and roll icon Todd Kerns formerly of age of electric, Josh Todd formerly of Buckcherry, Sebastian Bach of Skid Row, Kelly Shaefer of Atheist/Neurotica and Travis Meeks of Days of the New but were unsuccessful.

Learning to Breathe, Top Contemporary Christian, #23. The quartet then set about recruiting a lead singer with the recruitment process filmed by VH1. Learning to Breathe, Heatseekers, #34. The quartet were referred to under the temporary moniker, "The Project" pending the selection of a permanent name. New Way to Be Human, Top Contemporary Christian, #21. Kushner went to school with Slash and had worked with McKagan in the band he'd played with before forming Velvet Revolver, "Loaded". New Way to Be Human, Heatseekers, #31. When Izzy Stradlin declined an invitation, the band recruited guitarist Dave Kushner who had previously played with Wasted Youth and Dave Navarro.

"Dare You to Move," Top 40 mainstream, peaked at #29 (as of writing). They decided to form another band together. "Dare You to Move," Modern rock tracks, peaked at #9 (as of writing). Velvet Revolver was formed when three Guns n' Roses alumni - Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass) and Matt Sorum (drums) - joined together to play a benefit concert for fellow musician Randy Castillo in 2002. "Meant To Live," Top 40 tracks, peaked at #9. It also features Dave Kushner of the 80's hardcore punk band, Wasted Youth. "Meant To Live," Top 40 mainstream, peaked at #6. Velvet Revolver is a Rock and roll supergroup with three former members of Guns n' Roses - Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum along with Scott Weiland, the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots.

"Meant To Live," Hot 100, peaked at #18. VH1 Velvet Revolver biography (http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/velvet_revolver/bio.jhtml/). "Meant To Live," Modern rock tracks, peaked at #5. All Music Guide Velvet Revolver page (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&uid=UIDMISS70311071654390588&sql=Bzsd6vwvqa9tk/). "Meant To Live," Mainstream rock tracks, peaked at #36. dB Loss blurb, references article from Rolling Stone, 2004-01-08 (http://www.dbloss.com/2004/01/040108_velvet_revolver_taking_over_a_radio_near_you_soon.php). "Meant To Live," Adult Top 40, peaked at #5. The Official Website (http://www.velvetrevolver.com/).

Don't Be There. Contraband, was released on June 8, 2004. Ode to Chin. Matt Sorum - Drums (ex-Guns n' Roses). You. Duff McKagan - Bass (ex-Guns n' Roses). Life and Love and Why. Dave Kushner - Guitar (ex Dave Navarro).

Concrete Girl. Slash - Guitar (ex-Guns n' Roses). Might Have Ben Hur. Scott Weiland - Vocals (ex-Stone Temple Pilots). Home. The Edge of My Seat.

Underwater. Chem 6a. Bomb. Legend of Chin (1997)

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    Under the Floor. I Turn Everything Over. Amy's Song. Only Hope.

    Something More. Let That Be Enough. Company Car. Sooner or Later.

    Incomplete. New Way to Be Human. New Way to Be Human (1999)

      . Living Is Simple 5.17 min.

      Erosion 3.23 min. Economy of Mercy 3.56 min. The Loser 3.39 min. Playing for Keeps 3.44 min.

      Innocence Again 3.28 min. Poparazzi 3.20 min. Love Is the Movement 5.10 min. You Already Take Me There 2.43 min.

      Learning to Breathe 4.35 min. I Dare You to Move 4.08 min. Learning To Breathe (2000)

        . Twenty-Four 4.52 min.

        Adding to the Noise 2.50 min. On Fire 4.39 min. Gone 3.43 min. The Beautiful Letdown 5.21 min.

        Redemption 3.07 min. Dare You to Move 4.11 min. Ammunition 3.45 min. More Than Fine 4.15 min.

        This Is Your Life 4.18 min. Meant to Live 3.25 min. The Beautiful Letdown (2003)

          . Drew Shirley: guitar.

          Jerome Fontamillas: guitar, keyboard. Chad Butler: drums. Tim Foreman: bass. Jon Foreman: vocals, guitar.

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