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Matchbox Twenty

Upon the release of their debut album, Yourself or Someone Like You, in fall 1996, Matchbox Twenty was pigeonholed as one of the legions of post-grunge guitar bands that roamed the American pop scene in the middle of that decade. As their first single, "Push," climbed the charts, it was widely assumed (at least by cynical critics) that they were a one-hit wonder, but Yourself or Someone Like You continued to spin off singles well into 1998. By that time, the group's blend of '70s arena rock and early-'90s American alt-rock -- closer to Pearl Jam and maybe R.E.M. than Nirvana -- had become the sound of mainstream American rock. That transition slipped underneath the radar of many pop music critics and fans. Yourself or Someone Like You sold millions of copies without ever truly dominating the charts -- by 1998, it had gone platinum five times; by 2000, ten times. At no time did the record top the charts, but it was always around, a staple of modern rock, adult alternative, and Top 40 radio alike. Matchbox Twenty was omnipresent because they managed to blend the structure and sentiment of '70s arena rock with '90s hard rock, thereby winning a large audience by seeming simultaneously classicist and modern. They were a little more classicist than modern, but that's the reason why they became America's most popular rock band of the late '90s -- even if nobody quite realized they had achieved that status.

The de facto leader of Matchbox Twenty is lead singer and songwriter Rob Thomas. An Army brat born on a military base in Germany, Thomas spent much of his childhood between his mother's house in Florida and his grandmother's place in South Carolina. The stress of the constant movement spilled over into his schoolwork, and he dropped out of high school at the age of 17. He spent some time wandering around the Southeast, singing in a variety of rock bands before he made Orlando, Florida his home base. There, he met bassist Brian Yale and drummer Paul Doucette, and the three spent several years drifting through local bands before Matchbox Twenty officially formed. They rounded out the lineup with Adam Gaynor (rhythm guitar, vocals), who had previously worked at the Criteria Recording Studios in Miami, and Kyle Cook (lead guitar), a former student of the Atlanta Institute of Music.

The band hooked up with Collective Soul producer Matt Serletic and recorded a batch of demos, which helped the band secure gigs throughout the U.S. Soon, the band signed to Lava, a subsidiary of Atlantic Records, and recorded its debut, Yourself or Someone Like You, also with Serletic. The album was released in October 1996 to little attention, but Matchbox Twenty continued to tour America, cultivating a fan base. They eventually landed their single "Long Day" on several influential radio stations, which paved the way for their breakthrough hit, "Push." In spring 1997, "Push" began climbing its way to the top of the modern rock charts, as it received heavy airplay from radio and MTV. By the summer, the single was in the modern rock Top Ten, and Yourself or Someone Like You had reached the album Top 40 and gone gold.

As it turns out, "Push" wasn't the culmination of their work but the beginning of a somewhat surprising success story. During fall 1997, the record picked up momentum, as "3am" became a bigger hit than "Push," propelling Yourself or Someone Like You to multi-platinum status. Early in 1998, the group was named Best New Band by Rolling Stone's annual reader's poll -- proof that, even if Matchbox Twenty wasn't winning critics, they were winning over a wide, mainstream audience. The band and its debut album continued to sell at a steady pace throughout the year as the singles "Real World" and "Back 2 Good" joined "Push" and "3am" as radio favorites. Throughout it all, Matchbox Twenty stayed on the road, at home and abroad. They did well in foreign territories, including Canada, but they truly connected with Australia, where they went platinum eight times; in neighboring New Zealand, the band went quintuple platinum.

Matchbox Twenty reserved 1999 as the year to record their eagerly anticipated second album, but they didn't disappear from the spotlight, due to the unexpected success of "Smooth," a Santana song co-written and sung by Rob Thomas. "Smooth" was one of many songs sung by celebrities on Santana's cameo-studded comeback album Supernatural, but it was the one chosen as the lead single. A wise choice, as it turned out, since it became a true pop phenomenon, topping many radio charts and driving Supernatural to multi-platinum sales and many industry awards. Throughout the second half of 1999, "Smooth" was inescapable, as it and Supernatural sat on the top of the pop charts. Its success brought more attention to Matchbox Twenty, and Yourself or Someone Like You rocketed to over ten million copies sold -- which now qualified it for the RIAA's Diamond Award, which is only granted to records that have moved over ten million units. On top of that, Thomas was named BMI's 1999 Pop Songwriter of the Year, for "Smooth" and his work with Matchbox Twenty. Early in 2000, Thomas won three Grammys for "Smooth" -- Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

All of this success happened as Matchbox Twenty was recording their second album, again with producer Matt Serletic. The success raised expectations for the new album, entitled Mad Season, which was released in May 2000. Two years later, the band emerged with its third album, More Than You Think You Are. With this particular record, the band shared songwriting duties as a whole for the first time ever. Despite, or perhaps because of, the band's success and frequent touring, Matchbox Twenty decided to take a break from recording and in 2005, Thomas released his debut solo album, Something to Be. Featuring a more polished funk and dance-influenced sound, the album sold well and spawned several hit songs, including "Lonely No More" and "This Is How a Heart Breaks." In 2007, the reunited Matchbox Twenty -- with Doucette now on guitar replacing Gaynor, who left the band in 2005, and Push Stars' Ryan MacMillan on drums -- delivered the hits collection Exile on Mainstream which included a bonus EP of new tracks. North, the band's fourth studio album, and first official release since 2002, arrived in September 2012. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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I don't wanna be the one who turns the whole thing over <3
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"I don't know if I've ever been loved..."

I wonder this all the time. Am I important or am I just their to console their boredom or to entertain them? If I mean something, I wouldn't know to be honest.
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Great song!! Agreed ....lyrical genius.
But it's over now ...and I don't know how to get it back to good.
So I'm just a little UnWell ;))
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I love your band, im not crazy about it though, im just a little unwell
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And how I used to be
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LOVE...LOVE. . . . L o v e this band. I'm a cancer patient in active treatment and I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell !
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We're seeing Rob tomorrow in Denver, CO. Super excited!!
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I overheard the hype about touring? I'm from Jersey, but staying in PA (sucks) I'm in the sticks!! Anyway I will be in Florida real soon..I would take my vacation around a concert if I knew where mb20 or RT was going to be?! Anyone out there know??
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What is all this crap about 5 times do this or that? I want to hear about the artist & others who love the band...I've loved them with their first album & have been a fan ever since! Can I get an amen?!
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I still need you around
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Piercesandbe r g I don't believe this works...
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Hi matchbox twenty how are you doing today pal
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hames1215
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!! ! ! !
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sandymcleod1 7
AWESOME BAND
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Love it
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Lyrical Genius
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I'm not crazy I'm just a little unwell
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I❤️ Matchbox 20
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Gⓞⓞⓓ band
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Now comes the night...just a beautiful song..wow..I like to many songs of mb20 to mention...ha p p i n e s s is Rob Thomas singing to me. I would die a HAPPY Human being
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i love rob thomas ❤❤
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Cool
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Seen them at Schaeffer Crawfish Boil in Bham, Al. Been loyal fan ever since.
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hcarusone
Seen them 15 times. Will see them more whenever they come even close to where I live.
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Its me again..So excited about commiting.. I meant I'M crazy about ur band..lol ..
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Rob Thomas..if u are reading this..I love ur bad..Well always been crazy bout u..lol..Ur wife is one lucky women..Hope to meet you one day..Oh..and I'M going to ur concert in Nashville this year:)
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Nick Fradianni sounds SOOO much like Rob Thomas
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oh my gawd such a good song!
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What are yall talking about
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Feel like it's caving in but I still need you
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abel4finance
Great music, can't wait to see live in SF.
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lissa609
Genius ������������
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lissa609
Aw zqkl ghcfe
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Ri


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crafty02
Awesome
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Love love love love you best ever! !!! Nancy
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Great song from "NORTH" I love the symphony background & just the meaning of this song!! Love it. Please don't stop the music...."I will " listen as long as you sing!
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Me too I love you guys ❤️����������
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Matchbox twenty is my all time favorite band. Love their music so much!
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Most loved growing up. I grow up in the early 90s i I was maybe 12 or 13. its bring back members
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Baby, 3 am
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She said its cold outside, & hands me a rain coat.
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Matchbox is the bomb!!!! Did I just say that?? Wow...what happened to them?? Enjoying life...
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chloeleaaeto a 1 3
Matchbox is awesome!!!!! They should play outsidelands in SF !!!! I would appreciate a line with them!!!!!!❤️
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I can't help but commenting.. another good song! The whole CD "NORTH"..LOV E IT!!
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A lot of things & people make me want to say,"DAMN"!!
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"I will " another awsome song..you go guys!!xoxo
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Let's see how far we have come. Unwell!!! Love it
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One of my favorite bands! You should check out the you tube channel HyenaWafflz its awesome!!
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