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. Muhammad went on to found the R&B group Lucy Pearl and to also pursue a solo career. The song "Gone" has also received airplay on Christian radio stations but wasn't released as an actual single. Q-Tip and Phife Dawg went on to pursue independent solo careers. A re-recorded version of "Dare You to Move" has been high on the charts as well. Following their final album, the group disbanded. The hit single "Meant to Live" enjoyed widespread airplay on rock radio stations and transitioned into the top 40. The Low End Theory was followed by Midnight Marauders (1993), Beats, Rhymes and Life (1996) and The Love Movement (1998).

Their latest album, The Beautiful Letdown, has been their most successful to date. It is considered one of the most important hip-hop albums to date. Singer and actor Mandy Moore, who starred in the movie, sang Switchfoot's song "Only Hope" during a scene in the movie. Though this album was critically acclaimed and lead to a strong fan following, their next album, The Low End Theory (1991) was a massive artistic success, appearing on several best of the year lists. A number of Switchfoot's songs were included in the 2002 movie A Walk to Remember. They made their studio debut in 1990 with People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. It's about change and movement, a different way of approaching life and music.". Musically, the group helped pioneer the jazz-rap style (along with groups such as Gang Starr and De La Soul).

To switch your feet means to take a new stance facing the opposite direction. Their lyrics focused on abstract and social issues such as the word "nigger", date rape and consumerism. "We all love to surf and have been surfing all our lives so to us, the name made sense. At the time of their inception, A Tribe Called Quest was extremely unique within the hip-hop community for eschewing gangsta rap and macho posturing. According to Jon Foreman, the name "Switchfoot" is a surfing term. Soon after, the group began performing live and recording on a local label. Switchfoot is a United States rock and alternative rock band that rose to mainstream prominence in the mid-2000s. The group's name was coined by The Jungle Brothers, whose members attended the same school.

+Stars+ Switchfoot fansite (http://www.shrimpdesign.com/sf/). Q-Tip and Phife had grown up together in Queens, and met Muhammad in high school. Switchfoot lyrics (http://www.christianrocklyrics.com/switchfoot.php). The group is comprised of Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, and DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Columbia Records (http://www.columbiarecords.com/). A Tribe Called Quest is an influential rap group of the 1990s, originally formed in Queens, New York City in 1988. Switchfoot (http://www.switchfoot.com/). The Love Movement, 1999.

The Beautiful Letdown, Top Internet albums, #16. Beats, Rhymes and Life, 1996. The Beautiful Letdown, Top Christian albums, #1. Midnight Marauders, 1993. The Beautiful Letdown, Billboard 200, #16. The Low End Theory, 1991. The Beautiful Letdown, Top Contemporary Christian, #2. People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, 1990.

Learning to Breathe, Top Contemporary Christian, #23. Learning to Breathe, Heatseekers, #34. New Way to Be Human, Top Contemporary Christian, #21. New Way to Be Human, Heatseekers, #31.

"Dare You to Move," Top 40 mainstream, peaked at #29 (as of writing). "Dare You to Move," Modern rock tracks, peaked at #9 (as of writing). "Meant To Live," Top 40 tracks, peaked at #9. "Meant To Live," Top 40 mainstream, peaked at #6.

"Meant To Live," Hot 100, peaked at #18. "Meant To Live," Modern rock tracks, peaked at #5. "Meant To Live," Mainstream rock tracks, peaked at #36. "Meant To Live," Adult Top 40, peaked at #5.

Don't Be There. Ode to Chin. You. 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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