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. The first release will be "Dying For Dolly," where he will fall in love with the daughter of a mafia man.. The song "Gone" has also received airplay on Christian radio stations but wasn't released as an actual single. Usher has four upcoming roles in 2005. A re-recorded version of "Dare You to Move" has been high on the charts as well. So far, Usher has appeared in the following television shows and movies. The hit single "Meant to Live" enjoyed widespread airplay on rock radio stations and transitioned into the top 40. 2004 has been the most successful year in Usher's career.

Their latest album, The Beautiful Letdown, has been their most successful to date. Usher is the only artist to have spent over half of a year (28 weeks) atop the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in one year with "Yeah" (12 weeks), "Burn" (6 weeks), "Confessions Part 2" (5 weeks), and "My Boo" (5 weeks). Singer and actor Mandy Moore, who starred in the movie, sang Switchfoot's song "Only Hope" during a scene in the movie. Confessions has so far been certified 7x platinum in the US selling over 6 million albums by November 2004. A number of Switchfoot's songs were included in the 2002 movie A Walk to Remember. Confessions has so far spawned the following hits:. It's about change and movement, a different way of approaching life and music.". "Yeah" features contributions by Ludacris and Lil Jon and was released as the first single.

To switch your feet means to take a new stance facing the opposite direction. The album topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic as well as topping US R&B charts and Internet albums charts and reaching number 2 in Australia. "We all love to surf and have been surfing all our lives so to us, the name made sense. Along with the success of the Norah Jones album Feels Like Home, it was seen as a sign that record sales were slowly recovering after three straight years of decline in the US. According to Jon Foreman, the name "Switchfoot" is a surfing term. Confessions sold 1.1 million records in its first week of release, the most first-week sales by any R&B artist and the highest sales by any artist in three years. Switchfoot is a United States rock and alternative rock band that rose to mainstream prominence in the mid-2000s. Usher released the Confessions album on March 23, 2004.

+Stars+ Switchfoot fansite (http://www.shrimpdesign.com/sf/).
Usher was in a relationship with fellow R&B singer Rozonda Thomas (Chilli of TLC), but it was over as of 2004. Switchfoot lyrics (http://www.christianrocklyrics.com/switchfoot.php). Usher continued in his acting career, appearing in Texas Rangers in 2001 and in Geppetto in 2000. Columbia Records (http://www.columbiarecords.com/). He won a Grammy for best male R&B vocal for his work on "U Remind Me". Switchfoot (http://www.switchfoot.com/). 8701 contained a number of hit singles including:.

The Beautiful Letdown, Top Internet albums, #16. This album started to build a market for Usher outside his traditional markets in Canada and the US. The Beautiful Letdown, Top Christian albums, #1. It reached number one in the UK and Canada, number four on the Billboard 200 and number three on the R&B charts. The Beautiful Letdown, Billboard 200, #16. The 8701 album so called because of the date of its release proved to be another success. The Beautiful Letdown, Top Contemporary Christian, #2. However, this album to be called All About U was extensively leaked on Napster, leading to new material being recorded for release later in the year.

Learning to Breathe, Top Contemporary Christian, #23. The live album was widely perceived as a stopgap measure while he recorded his follow-up album, scheduled for release in early 2001. Learning to Breathe, Heatseekers, #34. Usher released a live album that failed to achieve the success of My Way, only reaching number 73 on the Billboard 200 and number 30 on the R&B/Hip Hop Charts. New Way to Be Human, Top Contemporary Christian, #21. Usher also commenced an acting career appearing in TV series such as The Bold and the Beautiful and Moesha and movies such as The Faculty and She's All That. New Way to Be Human, Heatseekers, #31. The album would eventually go multi-platinum on the back of the hit singles from the album such as:.

"Dare You to Move," Top 40 mainstream, peaked at #29 (as of writing). When released in 1997, My Way was the breakthrough album for Usher reaching number 4 on the Billboard 200, number 1 on the R&B album charts, and number 13 on the Canadian charts. "Dare You to Move," Modern rock tracks, peaked at #9 (as of writing). Diddy to ensure its success. "Meant To Live," Top 40 tracks, peaked at #9. Usher co-wrote 6 out of the 9 tracks on the album and recruited leading producers Jermaine Dupri, Babyface and P. "Meant To Live," Top 40 mainstream, peaked at #6. Usher produced his second album My Way after graduating from high school.

"Meant To Live," Hot 100, peaked at #18. This song proved to be his most successful to date reaching number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1994 and reaching number 5 of the Hot R&B/hip Hop Charts. "Meant To Live," Modern rock tracks, peaked at #5. He also formed a vocal group with other vocalists called Black Men United which recorded a song called "U Will Know" from the Jason's Lyric soundtrack. "Meant To Live," Mainstream rock tracks, peaked at #36. Usher continued to build a national profile by recording jingles for Coca-Cola and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. "Meant To Live," Adult Top 40, peaked at #5. There were three singles released in the US from the album namely:.

Don't Be There. It made a modest impact on the charts peaking at number 167 on the Billboard 200 Album charts although it did reach number 4 on the Heatseeker charts for prospective stars. Ode to Chin. Diddy, then known as Puff Daddy and was released in 1994. You. His self-titled debut record was executive produced by P. Life and Love and Why. Reid signed him to La Face records after an audition while still in school.

Concrete Girl. A. Might Have Ben Hur. L. Home. He started singing in a church choir and his singing talents soon became obvious. The Edge of My Seat. Usher Raymond was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1978 and moved to Atlanta, Georgia when he was 12.

Underwater. The first single from the album "Yeah" featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon has topped the US Billboard Hot 100, European, Australian, World, US and World R&B charts, World Adult, Norwegian, Swiss, and the UK charts in 2004, and it also reached number 2 in Canada. Usher won a Grammy Award for "Best Male R&B Vocal" in the Grammy Awards of 2001 for "U Remind Me" off his 8701 album. Chem 6a. His 2004 album Confessions sold over a million copies in the United States in its first week of release, selling the greatest amount of records in one week for any R&B artist, and has topped the album charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Bomb. Usher Raymond (born October 14, 1978) has been a popular R&B/pop musician since the early 1990s. Legend of Chin (1997)

    . Texas Rangers (movie) as Randolph Douglas Scipio (movie 2001).

    Under the Floor. Geppetto as Ring Leader (TV movie 2000). I Turn Everything Over. "Sabrina The Teenage Witch" as The Love Doctor. Amy's Song. Light It Up as Lester Dewitt (movie 1999). Only Hope. She's All That as Ron James, campus DJ (movie 1999).

    Something More. The Bold and the Beautiful as Raymond (TV series 1998). Let That Be Enough. The Faculty as Gabe Santoro (movie 1998). Company Car. Moesha as Jeremy (TV series 1997-98). Sooner or Later. Confessions (2004) #1 8x platinum.

    Incomplete. 8701 (2001) #4 4x platinum. New Way to Be Human. Live (Usher album) (1999) #73. New Way to Be Human (1999)

      . My Way (1997) #4 6x platinum. Living Is Simple 5.17 min. Usher (1994)#167.

      Erosion 3.23 min. 9 in the UK. Economy of Mercy 3.56 min. "Caught Up" charted at No. The Loser 3.39 min. "My Boo", a duet with Alicia Keys, has reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was featured on a re-release/repackaged version of Confessions, giving him a total of 7 number 1 singles in the US. Playing for Keeps 3.44 min. It is Usher's 6th number 1 single since 1998; and.

      Innocence Again 3.28 min. "Confessions Part II" has so far topped the Billboard Hot 100 and the US and World R&B Charts, and reached number five in the UK and Australia (as a double A-side with "My Boy", see below). Poparazzi 3.20 min. "Burn" has so far reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and US R&B/Hip Hop charts as well as the Rhythmic Top 40 charts, and also topping the UK and Australian charts;. Love Is the Movement 5.10 min. "Yeah" has topped the Billboard Hot 100, European, World, US and World R&B charts, World Adult, Australian, Norwegian, Swiss and the UK charts and reached number 2 in Canada;. You Already Take Me There 2.43 min. "U Turn" reached the top 10 in Australia and top 20 in the UK.

      Learning to Breathe 4.35 min. "U Don't Have To Call" reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the US R&B chart; and. I Dare You to Move 4.08 min. "U Got It Bad" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B/Hip Hop charts, number three in Australia and number five in the UK;. Learning To Breathe (2000)

        . "U Remind Me" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B/Hip Hop charts, number two on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart, number three in Canada and the UK, and number four in Australia;. Twenty-Four 4.52 min. "Pop Ya Collar," which reached number two in the UK, and top 30 in Australia;.

        Adding to the Noise 2.50 min. "Nice" number 12 dance and number 22 Top 40 mainstream. On Fire 4.39 min. "Nice & Slow" (1998) Number 1 Billboard Hot 100, R&B and Rhythmic Top 40, number 2 dance number 6, UK Top 40 number 24; and. Gone 3.43 min. "My Way" (1998) Number 2 Billboard Hot 100, number 4 R&B, number 5 Rhythmic Top 40, number 20 Canada;. The Beautiful Letdown 5.21 min. "You Make Me Wanna" (1997) Number 2 Billboard Hot 100, number 1 US R&B (11 weeks), Rhythmic Top 40 and Dance charts number 6 Canada, Number 1 in the UK Top 40 (1998 release);.

        Redemption 3.07 min. "The Many Ways" Number 42 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Charts. Dare You to Move 4.11 min. 59 Billboard Hot 100;. Ammunition 3.45 min. "Can U Get Wit It" Number 13 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Charts, No. More Than Fine 4.15 min. "I Think Of You" Number 8 Hot R&B/Hip Hop charts, No 58 Billboard Hot 100;.

        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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