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Five For Fighting

Five for Fighting is the one-man band of John Ondrasik, who rose to fame in 2001 on the strength of the pop/rock ballad "Superman (It's Not Easy)." Although originally released in 2000, the single became popular after the events of September 11, 2001, which shone new light on Five for Fighting's tale of flight, insecurity, and heroics. Another Top 40 hit, "100 Years," followed three years later, thus cementing Five for Fighting's status as one of the decade's leading balladeers.

Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, Ondrasik started his musical training when he was only two years old. His mother, a piano teacher, gave him lessons, and he began turning his attention to guitar at the age of 13. He taught himself to use the latter instrument and soon began writing music. Somewhere along the way, he also took vocal lessons in opera. After discovering that opera wasn't his cup of tea, Ondrasik shifted his focus once again, this time turning to artists like Billy Joel, Journey, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, and Earth, Wind & Fire for inspiration.

Using the stage name Five for Fighting -- a term he appropriated from ice hockey's rule book -- Ondrasik made his major-label debut in 1997 by releasing Message for Albert. He then left the roster of his original label, Capitol Records, and signed with Columbia before issuing America Town. Released in 2000, the album furthered Ondrasik's themes of love and life while adding a political spin, a combination that yielded warm reviews but sluggish sales. America Town might have been another strong outing from a talented (yet commercially invisible) songwriter were it not for the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and the nation's subsequent embrace of the delicate piano ballad "Superman (It's Not Easy)." Five for Fighting performed the song at the Concert for New York City that winter, and America Town went platinum several months later.

While it was a bittersweet way to find fame, the single's success gave Ondrasik the artistic license he'd always craved. When The Battle for Everything appeared in early 2004, it was Five for Fighting's most stylistically ambitious and lyrically bold recording to date. It also yielded another high-charting single, "100 Years." 2006's Two Lights continued Ondrasik's exploration of blue-collar America by focusing on love, mortality, war, and family. A concert album entitled Back Country Live arrived in 2007, followed by Slice -- featuring several songs co-written by musical theater composer Steven Schwartz -- in October 2009. Ondrasik reunited with producer Gregg Wattenberg -- who had previously worked with Ondrasik on America Town -- for his sixth album release Bookmarks. Released in September 2013, the album was preceded by the single "What If." ~ Charlotte Dillon & Andrew Leahey, Rovi
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Comments

I'm eleven love this song
lueftchenlis a
this
Raise your glass
E wise your glass
Most people don't like this guy at least people my age! But I love him!! ��
Pass it on guys
SHUT UP DCSS NOW
Amazing
Who doesn't love rhis song
Please follow me!!! I follow back! If you follow me your very smart. Also, your awesome. :D
1 kiss your hand 2 say your crushes name 3 say a day 4 say your name 5 close your hand 6 post this on 15 other songs and your crush will ask you out
God I love this song Superman
dallinbuchan a n
Would everyone just quit it with the whole "you will be kissed on........" Cause it doesn't work. I have done it multiple times and have never been kissed by ...... The only thing that will work is if you just walk up and ask her to go on a date... If it goes well then you will be kissed after a couple more dates. Post this on 7 others if you agree and pretty soon it will subside...
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. However if you don't read this you will die in two days. Now that you've started reading this don't stop. This is so scary. Put this on five songs in the next 143 min. when your done press F6 an your lovers name will pop up on your screen in big letters. Trust me it works
Follow if u have a crush :D <3
100 years and superman
I really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really love this song Superman 4 ever Christopher Reeve God bless his soul rip the real Superman God loves you and I'm a very big number 1 fan for ever
I love this song
Superman I meat
This Song Is The Story Of My Life
Five for Fighting: the king of sad songs XD I swear. Hahaha
sburkett30
I LIKE THIS SONG SO MUSH I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT
I'm in the corner
Im here where are you
Go Five for Fighting! This is the first song I remember ever hearing. It's my daddy's song. He listened to Five for Fighting all the time. This song hit me so hard when he almost died in a fire in 2009. Don't ever leave me Daddy. Love you. Xoxoxoxo
"sobs sadly" i love this song so much :'(
Love this song
I AM SUPERMAN!!!! ! !
I love this song <3
Superman !!!!!!!! Love this song!!!!!!!! l i k e this song!!!!!!!! ! ! ! !
1.Kiss ur left hand 2.Say ur crushes name 3.Close ur hand 4.Pick a school day 5.Say ur name 6. Post this on fifteen more songs and on the day u picked u will be asked out by ur crush
jelamurphy4
F6
@Fairy_Army_ G e n e r a l which music video is "so sad"
When was the last time they played 100 years? I'm so happy it's on now!
He has such a unique voice and it really draws me in
F6
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't repost this you will die in the next 2 days. Now you've started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on five songs in the next 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in BIG letters this is so scary cud it actually works.
I love this song
This song is so beautiful
ahdz27
He has a good voice
ahdz27
Don't let bully's make you feel down or hurt u people should stick up for one another ........ I'm in sixth grade right now and middle school is the place where u get bullied I'm not being bullied but I stick up for my friends who r being bullied and I tell that person to stop before I start to get mad if that person doesn't listen and since I'm a girl there r other girls who get picked on by other girls soSTOP BULLYING AND STICK UP FOR PEOPLE thanks for reading
Who couldn't love this song. It makes me feel special even after bullying situations.
OMG this freaked me our… if you don't repost this on at least five different songs NOTHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN… and if you do PHEW… STILL NOTHIN
Don't read this because it DOESNT work. THIS IS FAKE AND MADE TO WASTE YOUR TIME. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. However if you do not post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes you will f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it DOESNT work. SPREAD THIS MESSAGE TO ALL OF PANDORA TO STOP THESE STUPID COMMENTS
This freaked me out. This isn't fake. Apparently if you copy and paste this on ten comments in ten minutes you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either be kissed or asked out. If you break this chain you will see a little girl I your room tonight. In the next 53 minutes someone will say I love you or I'm sorry.
The music video is so sad
Going to bed. Listening to 100 years. Such a great song. Goodnight world.
OMG this is the song I've been looking for for years! The line 'funny red sheet' I always thought was 'pointy red sheep'.
Follow me for a follow ( his voice hurts my ears... Ouch)
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