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  • Matchbox 20 Info PageMEMBERS: Rob Thomas ~ Paul Douchette ~ Brian Yale ~ Adam Gaynor ~ Kyle Cook
  • BIRTHDAYS: Rob Thomas (February 14, 1972) ~ Paul Douchette (August 22, 1972) ~ Brian Yale (November 14, 1968) ~ Adam Gaynor (November 26, 1963) ~ Kyle Cook (August 29, 1975)
  • BIGGEST POP SINGLE: "Bent" (2000)
  • BIGGEST LP: Yourself Or Someone Like You (1996)
  • GRAMMY AWARDS: 3 (for Rob Thomas)
  • "I've come to the conclusion that there are 2 types of people in life: those who have been to Graceland and those who have not. I am thankful to say that I am 1 of those people who has." - Rob Thomas, Matchbox 20

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TIMELINE

  • Matchbox 20Rob Thomas was born in Germany and raised in South Carolina and Florida. After quitting high school and eventually settling in the Orlando, Florida area, Thomas hooked up with Paul Douchette (drummer) and Brian Yale (bassist). The trio began playing music together as 'Tabitha's Secret' (with 2 other members) and then left the band, added guitarists Kyle Cook and Adam Gaynor, and created Matchbox 20. With a quick "Push," Matchbox 20 began a steady rise to fame that left them with a multi-million-selling debut LP, radio saturation of singles, and many tour dates.

1996....

  • Matchbox 20 - 'Yourself Or Someone Like You'Matchbox 20 hooked up with producer Matt Serletic (who had worked on LPs by Collective Soul) and soon their demos landed the band a contract with Atlantic Records.
  • Matchbox 20 - "Push" (Single)April: Rock and pop radio began to play the single "Push" and the video eventually became popular with MTV exposing the band to an increasing fanbase.
  • Matchbox 20 - "Angry" (Single)December: Readers of Rolling Stone named Matchbox 20 the Best New Band of the Year.
  • Matchbox 20 - "Back 2 Good" (Single)December: In an interview, Thomas addressed some controversy surrounding the hit "Push": "I don’t understand how people who claim to have a brain can misunderstand ["Push"] so much. It’s not about physical violence. It’s about emotions and how somebody can push you around without even lifting a finger. It’s all emotional. It’s all far more subtle. Anyway, in that song it’s the guy who gets pushed around by a girl he’s having a relationship with. I had a relationship like that where I was emotionally pushed around, and you know what? I grew almost comfortable with it. I got used to it. Almost enjoyed it because I thought that’s how relationships work. I thought it’s about getting manipulated and controlled. It’s a bit crazy that people claim that I’m a chauvinist and have a violent attitude towards women."
  • December 31: Matchbox 20 topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Adult Top 40 Artist.
  • Rob Thomas - "...Something To Be" (Single)November 13: Thomas topped the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart for 5 weeks and Top 40 Mainstream chart for 8 weeks helping out Santana with "Smooth."
  • November 20: Thomas topped the Billboard Top 40 Tracks chart for 10 weeks and Singles Sales chart for 2 weeks helping out Santana with "Smooth."
  • Matchbox 20 - "Bentl" (Single)February 23: Rob Thomas won 3 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals along with Santana, and Song of the Year with Itaal Shur - all for "Smooth." Thomas said of his work on "Smooth": "I just fell bass-ackwards into luck again. Everything about "Smooth" has been so special and so beautiful. (The band) were taking our time making Mad Season, so "Smooth" became this really good bridge. We needed a break, and it kept us from the 'Where Are They Now?' file."
  • Matchbox 20 - 'Mad Season'May 10: Yourself Or Someone Like You was certified 11x platinum.
  • May 23: Matchbox Twenty released Mad Season. Thomas said of the new LP: "When we made our first record, we hadn't really been a band for very long. We hadn't had any really good fights, we hadn't had any really good laughs, we hadn't done much of anything together. But now, so much has happened to us that we've formed a character within ourselves. So this is really the first time we're saying, 'This is matchbox twenty making a record,' because now matchbox twenty is its own entity. This is the first one where we can really say, this is our sound."
  • Rob ThomasJune 10: Matchbox Twenty topped the Billboard Internet Album Sales chart for 1 week with Mad Season.
  • June 10: Matchbox Twenty hit the Top 10 with "Bent."
  • June 22: Matchbox Twenty topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 1 week and Single Sales chart for 1 week with "Bent."
  • June 23: Mad Season was certified 2x platinum.
  • July 29: Matchbox Twenty topped the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart for 13 weeks with "Bent."
  • July: Matchbox Twenty hit the road with Train.
  • Matchbox 20 - "Unwell" (Single)March: Matchbox Twenty postponed their European tour due to the war in Iraq.
  • April: Matchbox Twenty began touring North America with Sugar Ray.
  • May 3: Matchbox Twenty topped the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart for 18 weeks with "Unwell."
  • May 31: Matchbox Twenty hit the Top 10 with "Unwell."

2004....

  • May 25: Matchbox Twenty released the DVD Show: A Night In The Life Of Matchbox 20. The live DVD was taped from a June, 2003 performance in Atlanta, Georgia and includes 20 songs and a documentary. The DVD topped the Billboard Top Music Videos chart.
  • June 25: Thomas topped the Billboard Dance Music Club Play chart for 1 week with the remixes of "Lonely No More."
  • Live 8 DVDJuly 2: Thomas performed in Philadelphia as part of the worldwide Live 8 concerts. The mission of the concerts was to raise awareness of the on-going poverty in Africa and to pressure the G8 leaders to take action by doubling aid, canceling debt, and delivering trade justice for Africa.
  • July 23: Thomas hit the ARC Weekly Top 40 with "This Is How A Heart Breaks."
  • September 10: Thomas performed on ReAct Now: Music & Relief - a benefit program shown on music video channels to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
  • July 18: Thomas topped the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart for 1 week with Cradlesong.

2011...

  • Matchbox 20 - "She's So Mean" (Single)June 4: Thomas topped the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart helping out INXS and CJ Yaleidys for 1 week with "Original Sin."
  • September 4: Matchbox Twenty released North.
  • September 22: Matchbox Twenty topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for 1 week, Internet Albums chart for 1 week, and Rock Albums chart for 1 week with North. The LP sold over 95,000 copies its first week of release in the US.

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LP DISCOGRAPHY

Matchbox Twenty
Matchbox 20 - 'Yourself Or Someone Like You'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

Yourself Or Someone Like You

Released: October 1, 1996
US: 12x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 5
Tracks: "Real World" - "Long Day" - "3 AM" - "Push" - "Girl Like That" - "Back 2 Good" - "Damn" - "Argue" - "Kody" - "Busted" - "Shame" - "Hang"

Matchbox 20 - 'Mad Season'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Mad Season

Released: May 23, 2000
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 3
Billboard #1: Internet Albums
Grammy Nominee: Best Rock Album
Rolling Stone: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Angry" - "Black & White People" - "Crutch" - "Last Beautiful Girl" - "If You're Gone" - "Mad Season" - "Rest Stop" - "The Burn" - "Bent" - "Bed Of Lies" - "Leave" - "Stop" - "You Won't Be Mine"

Matchbox 20 - 'More Than You Think You Are'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

More Than You Think You Are

Released: November 19, 2002
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 6
Grammy Nominee: Best Rock Album
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Feel" - "Disease" - "Bright Lights" - "Unwell" - "Cold" - "All I Need" - "Hand Me Down" - "Could I Be You" - "Downfall" - "Soul" - "You're So Real" - "The Difference"

Matchbox 20 - 'EP'

EP (EP)

Released: November 11, 2003
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 43
Tracks: "Crutch" (live) - "Push" (live) - "All I Need" (live) - "If You're Gone" (acoustic) - "Disease" (acoustic) - "Suffer Me"

Matchbox 20 - 'Exile On Mainstream'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

Exile On Mainstream

Released: October 2, 2007
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 3
Billboard #1: Alternative Albums
Tracks: "How Far We've Come" - "I'll Believe You When" - "All Your Reasons" - "These Hard Times" - "If I Fall" - "I Can't Let You Go" - "Long Day" - "Push" - "3 AM" - "Real World" - "Back 2 Good" - "Bent" - "If You're Gone" - "Mad Season" - "Unwell" - "Bright Lights"

Matchbox 20 - 'North'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

North

Released: September 4, 2012
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1 (for 1 week)
Billboard #1: Internet Albums, Rock Albums
Tracks: "Parade" - "She's So Mean" - "Overjoyed" - "Put Your Hands Up" - "Our Song" - "I Will" - "English Town" - "How Long" - "Radio" - "The Way" - "Like Sugar" - "Sleeping At The Wheel"

Rob Thomas
Rob Thomas - 'Something To Be'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Something To Be

Released: April 5, 2005
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1 (for 1 week)
Tracks: "This Is How A Heart Breaks" - "Lonely No More" - "Ever The Same" - "I Am An Illusion" - "When The Heartache Ends" - "Something To Be" - "All That I Am" - "Problem Girl" - "Fallin' To Pieces" - "My My My" - "Streetcorner Symphony" - "Now Comes Night"

Rob Thomas - 'Cradlesong'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Cradlesong

Released: June 25, 2009
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 3
Billboard #1: Rock Albums
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Her Diamonds" - "Gasoline" - "Give Me The Meltdown" - "Someday" - "Mockingbird" - "Real World '09" - "Fire On The Mountain" - "Hard On You" - "Still Ain't Over You" - "Natural" - "Snowblind" - "Wonderful" - "Cradlesong" - "Getting Late"

Rob Thomas - 'The Great Unknown'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

The Great Unknown

Released: August 21, 2015
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 6
Tracks: "I Think We'd Feel Good Together" - "Trust You" - "Hold On Forever" - "Wind It Up" - "One Shot" - "The Great Unknown" - "Absence Of Affection" - "Things You Said" - "Paper Dolls" - "NLYTM" - "Heaven Help Me" - "Lie To Me" - "Pieces"


POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY
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Matchbox Twenty
1 "Bent"

from the LP
Mad Season
ARC chart run: 39 - 29 - 23 - 16 - 14 - 11 - 9 - 6 - 4 - 4 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 6 - 9 - 16 - 24 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 3
RIAA Certification: Gold
Billboard # 1: Hot 100, Singles Sales, Adult Top 40, Top 40 Mainstream, Top 40 Tracks
Grammy Nominee: Best Rock Song
1(3) 23 2000 Matchbox 20 - "Bentl" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 Unwell

from the LP
More Than You Think You Are
ARC chart run: 39 - 37 - 33 - 30 - 26 - 25 - 24 - 22 - 19 - 18 - 16 - 13 - 13 - 11 - 8 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 2 - 5 - 9 - 10 - 14 - 16 - 23 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 13
RIAA Certification: Gold
Billboard # 1: Adult Top 40, Adult Contemporary
Grammy Nominee: Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
2 25 2003 Matchbox 20 - "Unwell" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 3 AM

from the LP
Yourself Or Someone Like You
ARC chart run: 40 - 34 - 27 - 22 - 18 - 15 - 13 - 8 - 5 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 4 - 15 - 20 - 38 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 16
MTV VMA Nominee: Best Group Video, Viewer's Choice
VH1: '100 Greatest Songs of the 90's': # 48
2 19 1998 Matchbox 20 - "3AM" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
4 Real World

from the LP
Yourself Or Someone Like You
ARC chart run: 37 - 31 - 26 - 22 - 20 - 15 - 12 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 5 - 14 - 22 - 29 - 35 - 38 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 21
3 20 1998 Matchbox 20 - "Real World" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
5 If You're Gone

from the LP
Mad Season
ARC chart run: 36 - 32 - 27 - 23 - 22 - 19 - 15 - 12 - 10 - 5 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 4 - 9 - 12 - 22 - 32 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 30
Billboard # 1: Adult Top 40, Adult Contemporary
2 18 2000 Matchbox 20 - "If You're Gone" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
6 Bright Lights

from the LP
More Than You Think You Are
ARC chart run: 39 - 35 - 31 - 28 - 25 - 23 - 22 - 21 - 20 - 17 - 13 - 11 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 11 - 15 - 19 - 28 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 38
7 20 2003 Matchbox 20 - "Bright Lights" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
7 How Far We've Come

from the LP
Exile On Mainstream
ARC chart run: 40 - 38 - 35 - 33 - 29 - 23 - 21 - 19 - 18 - 17 - 16 - 15 - 14 - 18 - 16 - 12 - 16 - 15 - 19 - 22 - 28 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 43
RIAA Certification: Platinum
12 21 2007 Matchbox 20 - "How Far We've Come" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
8 Push

from the LP
Yourself Or Someone Like You
ARC chart run: 37 - 34 - 30 - 25 - 20 -14 - 10 - 6 - 6 - 4 - 6 - 10 - 15 - 21 - 30 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 44
Billboard # 1: Modern Rock Tracks
Grammy Nominee: Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
4 15 1997 Matchbox 20 - "Push" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
9 Disease

from the LP
More Than You Think You Are
ARC chart run: 32 - 27 - 22 - 18 - 15 - 14 - 12 - 11 - 10 - 9 - 15 - 24 - 26 - 34 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 75
9 14 2002 Matchbox 20 - "Disease" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
10 Back 2 Good

from the LP
Yourself Or Someone Like You
ARC chart run: 38 - 33 - 31 - 27 - 25 - 22 - 20 - 18 - 18 - 16 - 16 - 22 - 28 - 34 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 83
16 14 1999 Matchbox 20 - "Back 2 Good" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
11 Mad Season

from the LP
Mad Season
ARC chart run: 40 - 30 - 26 - 21 - 15 - 12 - 10 - 9 - 14 - 23 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 96
9 10 2001 Matchbox 20 - "Mad Season" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
12 She's So Mean

from the LP
North
ARC chart run: 38 - 36 - 34 - 34 - 32 - 38 - 34 - 32 - 29 - 33 - 32 - 33 - 39 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 89
RIAA Certification: Gold
29 13 2012 Matchbox 20 - "She's So Mean" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
13 These Hard Times

from the LP
Exile On Mainstream
ARC chart run: 39 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 139
37 2 2008 Matchbox 20 - "These Hard Times" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
14 Last Beautiful Girl

from the LP
Mad Season
ARC chart run: 35 - 32 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 174
32 2 2001 Matchbox 20 - "Last Beautiful Girl" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
  Long Day

from the LP
Yourself Or Someone Like You
** **   Matchbox 20 - "Last Day" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Angry

from the LP
Mad Season
** **   Matchbox 20 - "Angry" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  All I Need

from the LP
More Than You Think You Are
** **   Matchbox 20 - "All I Need" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  All Your Reasons

from the LP
Exile On Mainstream
** **   Matchbox 20 - "All You Reasons" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
Rob Thomas
1 Smooth
[Santana featuring Rob Thomas]

from the Santana LP
Supernatural
ARC chart run: 38 - 29 - 21 - 15 - 12 - 11 - 10 - 6 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 6 - 8 - 8 - 10 - 13 - 17 - 20 - 24 - 28 - 33 - 38 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 4
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Billboard # 1: Hot 100, Adult Top 40, Hot 100 Airplay, Top 40 Mainstream, Top 40 Tracks, Singles Sales
Grammy Winner: Record of the Year, Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
Rolling Stone & MTV: '100 Greatest Greatest Pop Songs': # 32
VH1: '100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years': # 60
1(1) 25 1999 Santana featuring Rob Thomas - "Smooth" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 Lonely No More

from the LP
Something To Be
ARC chart run: 36 - 29 - 22 - 18 - 14 - 14 - 12 - 8 - 7 - 10 - 15 - 21 - 23 - 28 - 22 - 13 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 12 - 23 - 29 - 36 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 28
RIAA Certification: Gold
Billboard # 1: Adult Top 40, Dance Club Songs, Adult Contemporary
Grammy Nominee: Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male
7 23 2005 Rob Thomas - "Lonely No More" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 Her Diamonds

from the LP
Cradlesong
ARC chart run: 40 - 34 - 34 - 33 - 29 - 24 - 24 - 23 - 21 - 25 - 29 - 28 - 29 - 30 - 30 - 29 - 33 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 69
RIAA Certification: Gold
Billboard # 1: Adult Pop Songs
21 17 2009 Rob Thomas - "Her Diamonds" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
4 This Is How A Heart Breaks

from the LP
Something To Be
ARC chart run: 32 - 29 - 26 - 24 - 21 - 20 - 19 - 24 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 102
RIAA Certification: Gold
Grammy Nominee: Best Rock Vocal Solo Performance
19 9 2005 Rob Thomas - "This Is How A Heart Breaks" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
5 Ever The Same

from the LP
Something To Be
ARC chart run: 40 - 37 - off - 38 - 33 - 28 - 27 - 24 - 22 - 30 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 103
RIAA Certification: Gold
22 10 2006 Rob Thomas - "Ever The Same" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
6 Someday

from the LP
Cradlesong
ARC chart run: 39 - 35 - 33 - 37 - 38 - 34 - 34 - 35 - 35 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 101
Billboard # 1: Adult Pop Songs
33 9 2010 Rob Thomas - "Someday" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
7 Streetcorner Symphony

from the LP
Something To Be
ARC chart run: 39 - 36 - 33 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 139
33 3 2007 Rob Thomas - "Streetcar Symphony" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
  ...Something To Be

from the LP
Something To Be
** ** 2006 Rob Thomas - "...Something To Be" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Little Wonders

from the
Meet The Robinsons soundtrack
RIAA Certification: Platinum
** ** 2007 Rob Thomas - "Little Wonders" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Give Me The Meltdown

from the LP
Cradlesong
** ** 2009 Rob Thomas - "Give Me The Meltdown" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
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