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MEMBERS: Jon Foreman - Tim Foreman - Jerome Fontamillas, Chad Butler
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Dare You To Move" (2004)
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BIGGEST LP: Beautiful Letdown (2003)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 1
button.gif (123 bytes) "We have the best jobs in the world because we play music for a living and love doing it, but we didn't get into this to try and sell something. For us, it's about communicating and connecting with people on a different level" - Jon Foreman, Switchfoot

 
TIMELINE

Switchfootbutton.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot (a surfing term) consists of Jon Foreman on vocals and guitar, his brother, Tim Foreman on bass and vocals, Jerome Fontamillas on guitar, keyboards and vocals (joining in 2002), and Chad Butler on drums. The band was conceived in San Diego in the mid-90s as an alternative to pro surfing. By their 4th LP, Switchfoot had expanded their following from Christian rock to mainstream and alternative rock, as well as hitting the pop charts.

1997...

June
Switchfoot - Legend Of Chinbutton.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot released Legend Of Chin.

button.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot won San Diego Music Award for Best New Artist.

1999...

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot released New Way To Be Human.

button.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot won a Dove Ward for Modern Rock Song of the Year ("New Way To Be Human").

2000...

September
Switchfoot - Learning To Breathebutton.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot released Learning To Breathe.

2001...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album.

button.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot won San Diego Music Awards for Best Pop Album and Best Pop Artist.

2002...

January
A Walk To Remember soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot could be heard with tracks on the soundtrack for A Walk To Remember. The tracks included "I Dare You To Move," "Learning To Breathe," "You," and "Only Hope,"

button.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot won San Diego Music Award for Best Adult Alternative Album.

2003...

February
Switchfoot - Beautiful Letdownbutton.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot released Beautiful Letdown.

button.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot won San Diego Music Awards for Album of the Year and Pop Album of the Year.

2004... # 8 Singles Artist of the Year

February
Switchfoot - "Meant To Live" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot hit the Top 40 with "Meant To Live."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) After 19 weeks on the charts, Switchfoot hit the Top 10 with "Meant To Live."

August
Switchfoot - "Dare You To Move" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot hit the Top 40 with "Dare You To Move."

October
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Top 10 with "Dare You To Move."
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "Meant To Live" was certified gold.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Beautiful Letdown was certified 2x platinum.
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Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Christian Artist and with the Top Christian Album (Beautiful Letdown).

button.gif (123 bytes) # 346 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...# 53 Singles Artist of the Year

April
Switchfoot - "Stars" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot hit the Top 40 with "This Is Your Life."
button.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot won 4 gospel music Dove Awards including Artist of the Year.
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Meant To Live" was certified platinum and "Dare You To Move" was certified gold.

September
Switchfoot - Nothing Is Soundbutton.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot will release Nothing Is Sound.
button.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot hit the Top 40 with "Stars."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot topped the Billboard Top Internet Albums chart with
Nothing Is Sound.
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Nothing Is Sound was certified gold.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Christian Artist.

2006.. # 129 Singles Artist of the Year

March
Switchfoot - Oh! Gravitybutton.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot hit the Top 40 with "We Are One Tonight."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot released Oh! Gravity.

2007..

January
Switchfoot - 'Hello Hurricane'button.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot topped the Billboard Top Internet Albums chart and Top Christian LP chart with Oh! Gravity.

2009...

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot released
Hello Hurricane.

2011...

February
Switchfoot - 'Vice Verses'button.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot won a Grammy Award for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album (Hello Hurricane).

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot released
Vice Verses.

2014...

January
Switchfoot - 'Fading West'button.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot released Fading West.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Switchfoot topped the Billboard Alternative Albums chart with Fading West.






LPs
Switchfoot - Legend Of Chin Legend Of Chin
Released: June, 1997
Tracks: "Bomb" - "Chem 6a" - "Underwater" - "Edge Of My Seat" - "Home" - "Might Have Ben Hur" - "Concrete Girl" - "Life And Love And Why" - "You" - "Ode To Chin" - "Don't Be There"
Switchfoot - New Way To Be Human New Way To Be Human
Released: March, 1999
Tracks: "New Way To Be Human" - "Incomplete" - "Sooner Or Later (Soren's Song)" - "Company Car" - "Let That Be Enough" - "Something More (Augustine's Confession)" - "Only Hope" - "Amy's Song" - "I Turn Everything Over" - "Under The Floor"
Switchfoot - Learning To Breathe Learning To Breathe
Released: September, 2000
Tracks: "I Dare You To Move" - "Learning To Breathe" - "You Already Take Me There" - "Love Is The Movement" - "Poparazzi" - "Innocence Again" - "Playing For Keeps" - "Loser" - "Economy Of Mercy" - "Erosion" - "Living Is Simple"
Switchfoot - Beautiful Letdown Beautiful Letdown
Released: February, 2003
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 16
Tracks: "Meant To Live" - "This Is Your Life" - "More Than Fine" - "Ammunition" - "Dare You To Move" - "Redemption" - "Beautiful Let Down" - "Gone" - "On Fire" - "Adding To The Noise" - "24"
Switchfoot - Nothing Is Sound Nothing Is Sound
Released: September, 2005
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 3
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Lonely Nation" - "Stars" - "Happy Is A Yuppie Word" - "Shadow Proves The Sunshine" - "Easier Than Love" - "Blues" - "Setting Sun" - "Politicians" - "Golden" - "Fatal Wound" - "We Are One Tonight" - "Daisy"
Switchfoot - Oh! Gravity Oh! Gravity
Released: December, 2006
Billboard peak: # 18
Rolling Stone: 2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B-
Tracks: "Oh! Gravity" - "American Dream" - "Dirty Second Hands" - "Awakening" - "Circles" - "Amateur Lovers" - "Faust, Midas And Myself" - "Head Over Heels (In This Life)" - "Yesterdays" - "Burn Out Bright" - "4:12" - "Let Your Love Be Strong"
Switchfoot - 'Hello Hurricane' Hello Hurricane
Released: November, 2009
Billboard peak: # 13
Tracks: "Needle And Haystack Life" - "Mess Of Me" - "Your Love Is A Song" - "The Sound (John M. Perkin's Blues)" - "Enough To Let Me Go" - "Free" - "Hello Hurricane" - "Always" - "Bullet Soul" - "Yet" - "Sing It Out" - "Red Eyes"
Switchfoot - 'Vice Verses' Vice Versa
Released: September, 2011
Tracks: "Afterlife" - "THe Original" - "The War Inside" - "Restless" - "Blinding Light" - "Selling The News" - "Thrive" - "Dark Horses" - "Souvenirs" - "Rise Above It" - "Vice Verses" - "Where I Belong"
Switchfoot - 'Fading West'
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Fading West
Released: January 14, 2014
Billboard peak: # 6
Tracks: "Love Alone Is Worth The Fight" - "Who We Are" - "When We Come Alive" - "Say It Like You Mean It" - "The World You Want" - "Slipping Away" - "BA55" - "Let It Out" - "All Or Nothing At All" - "Saltwater Heart" - "Back To The Beginning Again"
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