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. He left the band due to dissatisfaction with Kralle and Remmler over financial matters, leading to the complete breakup of Trio in 1985. The song "Gone" has also received airplay on Christian radio stations but wasn't released as an actual single. The corresponding soundtrack is the album Whats the Password, however, drummer Peter Behrens does not perform in any of the songs, despite appearing on the album's cover. A re-recorded version of "Dare You to Move" has been high on the charts as well. However, the movie flopped miserably; even avid Trio fan Matthias Klein said, "[the members of] Trio are not actors". The hit single "Meant to Live" enjoyed widespread airplay on rock radio stations and transitioned into the top 40. In the movie, three people (played by Trio) kill doubles of themselves as part of a twisted scam to gain riches.

Their latest album, The Beautiful Letdown, has been their most successful to date. They produced a movie called "Drei gegen Drei", meaning "Three Against Three". Singer and actor Mandy Moore, who starred in the movie, sang Switchfoot's song "Only Hope" during a scene in the movie. All of these songs except the first have a corresponding German version, which sometimes differs considerably. A number of Switchfoot's songs were included in the 2002 movie A Walk to Remember. Its most notable songs, other than Da Da Da, are probably "Broken Hearts for You and Me", "Boom Boom", "Hearts are Trump", and "Anna Letmein Letmeout". It's about change and movement, a different way of approaching life and music.". For instance, the German version of "Da da da" was #2 on the charts.

To switch your feet means to take a new stance facing the opposite direction. However, in its time, Trio had some popularity in Germany. "We all love to surf and have been surfing all our lives so to us, the name made sense. The band never got very popular outside of Germany, and are largely forgotten even for their one-hit wonder. According to Jon Foreman, the name "Switchfoot" is a surfing term. Rather, their songs were bare-boned to show how bare the bones actually are. Switchfoot is a United States rock and alternative rock band that rose to mainstream prominence in the mid-2000s. This simplicity was not simply due to an inability to sing or play well; Remmler's later solo career shows that he was capable of much more complicated music, and Kralle has demonstrated considerable ability as a guitarist in other ventures.

+Stars+ Switchfoot fansite (http://www.shrimpdesign.com/sf/). Bass was used very infrequently until their later songs. Switchfoot lyrics (http://www.christianrocklyrics.com/switchfoot.php). For this reason, many of their songs are restricted to drums, guitar, vocals, and just one or maybe two other instruments, if any at all. Columbia Records (http://www.columbiarecords.com/). Trio's main principle was to remove almost all the polish from their songs, and to use the simplest practical structures (most of their songs were three-chord songs). Switchfoot (http://www.switchfoot.com/). However, Trio preferred the name Neue Deutsche Fröhlichkeit, which means "New German Cheerfulness", to describe their music. At that time, as now, popular songs were based on extremely simple structures that were simply polished.

The Beautiful Letdown, Top Internet albums, #16. It was a product of the Neue Deutsche Welle (or NDW). The Beautiful Letdown, Top Christian albums, #1. However, to understand Trio one must understand its context. The Beautiful Letdown, Billboard 200, #16. The song is often given as an example of a song that is extremely repetitive or devoid of creative talent. The Beautiful Letdown, Top Contemporary Christian, #2. By far the band is most noted for the aforementioned "Da Da Da".

Learning to Breathe, Top Contemporary Christian, #23. The re-release had some changes: two songs were added and the album was digitally remastered. Learning to Breathe, Heatseekers, #34. The 1997 CD of TRIO and Error was also released as Da Da Da in the United States, in response to the 1997 US Volkswagen commercial that featured the song "Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha", often contracted to simply "Da Da Da". New Way to Be Human, Top Contemporary Christian, #21. It should be noted that there are many versions of Bye Bye (marked with different advertisements on the cover); versions outside of Germany are called TRIO and Error and feature no advertisements. New Way to Be Human, Heatseekers, #31. The band also produced a number of singles.

"Dare You to Move," Top 40 mainstream, peaked at #29 (as of writing). CD releases:. "Dare You to Move," Modern rock tracks, peaked at #9 (as of writing). Major albums (in order):. "Meant To Live," Top 40 tracks, peaked at #9. It consisted of Stephan Remmler, Kralle Krawinkel, and Peter Behrens. "Meant To Live," Top 40 mainstream, peaked at #6.
Trio (sometimes written TRIO), was a German band that formed in 1980 and disbanded in 1985.

"Meant To Live," Hot 100, peaked at #18. TRIO and Error / Da Da Da. "Meant To Live," Modern rock tracks, peaked at #5. 5 Jahre Zuviel ("Five years too many", compilation). "Meant To Live," Mainstream rock tracks, peaked at #36. TRIO. "Meant To Live," Adult Top 40, peaked at #5. Whats the Password.

Don't Be There. Bye Bye. Ode to Chin. TRIO Live im Frühjahr '82 ("Live in Spring '82"). You. TRIO. Life and Love and Why.

Concrete Girl. Might Have Ben Hur. 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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