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. A performer with enduring appeal, a new Bonnie Tyler CD is scheduled to be released later in 2004. The song "Gone" has also received airplay on Christian radio stations but wasn't released as an actual single. Si Demain, their French version of Total Eclipse of the Heart, was released in January of 2004 and went to No.1 in France and Belgium. A re-recorded version of "Dare You to Move" has been high on the charts as well. After that her live performances continued to draw large followings but her recordings met with limited market success until 2004 when the young French singer Kareen Antonn approached her to record a duet. The hit single "Meant to Live" enjoyed widespread airplay on rock radio stations and transitioned into the top 40. In 1984 she had another major success with the single, Holding Out for a Hero.

Their latest album, The Beautiful Letdown, has been their most successful to date. That same year, she again received a Grammy nomination as best Rock Female Vocalist for the song Here She Comes. Singer and actor Mandy Moore, who starred in the movie, sang Switchfoot's song "Only Hope" during a scene in the movie. At the 1984 Academy Award show, Tyler's stirring rendition of Total Eclipse brought down the house at what until then had been one of the dullest award shows in history. A number of Switchfoot's songs were included in the 2002 movie A Walk to Remember. The album brought Tyler a 1983 Grammy Award nomination as best Pop Female Vocalist and the song Total Eclipse of the Heart earned her a nomination for best Rock Female Vocalist. It's about change and movement, a different way of approaching life and music.". 1 on the British charts and going on to become a record that is regarded by rock connoisseurs as an operatic masterpiece with its thundering Tchaikovskyesque cannons.

To switch your feet means to take a new stance facing the opposite direction. The multi-million selling album took the music world by storm, debuting at No. "We all love to surf and have been surfing all our lives so to us, the name made sense. 1 for several weeks. According to Jon Foreman, the name "Switchfoot" is a surfing term. Her album, Faster Than the Speed of Night proved an international blockbuster and the single Total Eclipse of the Heart written by Jim Steinman topped the charts worldwide, remaining at No. Switchfoot is a United States rock and alternative rock band that rose to mainstream prominence in the mid-2000s. Following this success her ensuing recordings were met with only moderate acceptance but things changed when she signed with CBS Records in 1982.

+Stars+ Switchfoot fansite (http://www.shrimpdesign.com/sf/). The song It's A Heartache from her second album Natural Force, reached the top 5 in Britain, Europe and in the United States, leading to her first American tour. Switchfoot lyrics (http://www.christianrocklyrics.com/switchfoot.php). As it turned out, her next single, where she used all of her husky voice's power, made her an international star. Columbia Records (http://www.columbiarecords.com/). Under doctor's orders not to speak, she did, with the result that her singing voice took on a raspy quality that at first made her believe her singing career was over. Switchfoot (http://www.switchfoot.com/). Prior to the album's release, Tyler underwent surgery to remove nodules on her vocal chords.

The Beautiful Letdown, Top Internet albums, #16. Titled The World Starts Tonight, it met with only modest success but did well enough that she could tour throughout Europe. The Beautiful Letdown, Top Christian albums, #1. Her success with Lost In France led Tyler to record her first album in 1977. The Beautiful Letdown, Billboard 200, #16. Over the ensuing decades, the song has become one of the favorites of her fans. The Beautiful Letdown, Top Contemporary Christian, #2. The record, that showed the potential of her powerful voice, made it into the top 10 of the British pop music charts after which it was released in Europe where it became an even bigger hit.

Learning to Breathe, Top Contemporary Christian, #23. Her second single Lost In France, was a whimsical melody with lyrics that demonstrated how seemingly meaningless words on paper can be rich with meaning in song. Learning to Breathe, Heatseekers, #34. In 1975 Bonnie Tyler recorded her first single for RCA Records called My My Honeycomb that failed to make the charts. New Way to Be Human, Top Contemporary Christian, #21. Adopting different stage names until settling on Bonnie Tyler, for nearly a decade she and her band performed at pubs and nightclubs all over South Wales. New Way to Be Human, Heatseekers, #31. As a teen, she sang with a group called Bobby Wayne And The Dixies, following which she formed her own band, calling it Imagination.

"Dare You to Move," Top 40 mainstream, peaked at #29 (as of writing). Born into a large working-class family of six children, her father worked as a miner while her mother, an opera fan, shared her love of music with her children. "Dare You to Move," Modern rock tracks, peaked at #9 (as of writing). Bonnie Tyler (born Gaynor Hopkins on June 8, 1953 in Skewen, Neath) is a Welsh singer. "Meant To Live," Top 40 tracks, peaked at #9. The World Starts Tonight 1977. "Meant To Live," Top 40 mainstream, peaked at #6. It's a Heartache 1978.

"Meant To Live," Hot 100, peaked at #18. Natural Force 1978. "Meant To Live," Modern rock tracks, peaked at #5. Diamond Cut 1979. "Meant To Live," Mainstream rock tracks, peaked at #36. Goodbye To the Island 1981. "Meant To Live," Adult Top 40, peaked at #5. Silhouette In Red 1983.

Don't Be There. Faster Than the Speed of Night 1983. Ode to Chin. Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire 1986. You. Hide Your Heart 1988. Life and Love and Why. Bitterblue 1991.

Concrete Girl. Angel Heart 1992. Might Have Ben Hur. Free Spirit 1995. Home. Heart Strings 2003. 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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