Thursday, 9 April 2015

H is for Hoobastank



Hoobastank is an American rock band that rose to fame in the early 2000s. The band is currently made up of Doug Robb on lead vocals, Dan Estrin on guitar, Chris Hesse on drums and Jesse Charland on bass. They released their self-titled debut album in 2001, which contained the hit singles, Crawling in the Dark and Running Away.

Their second studio album, The Reason, was released in 2003. Its title track would become the biggest hit of their career, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and earning them a Song of the Year nomination at the 48th Grammy Awards. It was also featured in the final episode of the long-running television show, Friends.

The band has released three more studio albums since then, Every Man for Himself (2006), Fornever (2009), and Fight or Flight (2012). They've also released one live album, Live from the Wiltern (2009), and three compilation albums, including 2010's purely acoustic Is This The Day? But I'll be ending today's post with the biggest hit from their 2001 breakthrough album instead, Running Away.


26 comments:

  1. Hoobastank's song 'the reason', is one of my favourites!

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    1. Mine too. The song was practically unavoidable at one point, which was right around when it inadvertently grew on me.

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  2. Ah high school. Such memories of this band.

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    1. Yeah. High school. That time of our lives that was filled with loud, angry music and much awkwardness. :D

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  3. The Reason had so many hits on it.

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    1. My favorite song on the album was Out of Control. I still headbang to it on rare occasions. :D

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  4. A quick scroll down your blog reveals a lot of tasty looking young men, so I am glad I pin-picked you from the A-Z list! Good luck with the rest of the challenge.

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    1. LOL. Well, I'm glad I could, emmm, be of service, Lizy. There's a lot more "tasty-looking" men to come. :D

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  5. Terrible name. Definitely a '90s band. It's incredible that the '90s had so much rock music, and then the whole genre kind of disappeared by the turn of the millennium as a significant part of the culture.

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    1. LOL. From what I can remember, their name is derived from a misspelled street name or something like that. :)

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  6. Cool music :D I like it. Thanks!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
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    1. You're welcome, Hölgy. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

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