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Yourself or Someone Like You, Matchbox Twenty

Matchbox Twenty

October 1st, 1996

Formed:
1996

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s

Essentials

Matchbox Twenty/Rob Thomas
Matchbox Twenty..
'00s Pop
'00s Pop
'90s Rock
'90s Rock





Matchbox Twenty

Biography

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 the '90s. 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.

Top Albums

Yourself or Someone Like You, Matchbox Twenty
1. Yourself or ..
Exile On Mainstream, Matchbox Twenty
2. Exile On Mai..
Exile On Mainstream, Matchbox Twenty
3. Exile On Mai..
Mad Season, Matchbox Twenty
4. Mad Season
More Than You Think You Are, Matchbox Twenty
5. More Than Yo..
All I Need - Single, Matchbox Twenty
6. All I Need -..
Bent (Live) - Single, Matchbox Twenty
7. Bent (Live) ..
Matchbox Twenty : Exclusive - EP, Matchbox Twenty
8. Matchbox Twe..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Push Yourself or Someone Like Yo.. 3:58 $0.69
2.

How Far We've Come Exile On Mainstream 3:29 $1.29
3.

If You're Gone Mad Season 4:34 $1.29
4.

3 AM Exile On Mainstream 3:44 $1.29
5.

Unwell Exile On Mainstream 3:57 $1.29
6.

Real World Yourself or Someone Like Yo.. 3:51 $1.29
7.

Unwell Exile On Mainstream 3:57 $1.29
8.

Back 2 Good Yourself or Someone Like Yo.. 5:40 $1.29
9.

Bent Mad Season 4:16 $1.29
10.

3 Am Exile On Mainstream 3:44 $1.29
11.

3AM Yourself or Someone Like Yo.. 3:47 $1.29
12.

Bright Lights Exile On Mainstream 4:01 $1.29
13.

Long Day Yourself or Someone Like Yo.. 3:45 $1.29
14.

Unwell More Than You Think You Are 3:48 $1.29
15.

Hang Yourself or Someone Like Yo.. 3:47 $1.29
16.

Hand Me Down iTunes Originals – Rob Thom.. 5:03 $0.99
17.

If You're Gone Exile On Mainstream 4:34 $1.29
18.

How Far We've Come Exile On Mainstream 3:31 $1.29
19.

Last Beautiful Girl Mad Season 4:03 $1.29
20.

Push Exile On Mainstream 3:57 $1.29
21.

Girl Like That Yourself or Someone Like Yo.. 3:45 $1.29
22.

Back 2 Good Exile On Mainstream 5:37 $1.29
23.

Real World Exile On Mainstream 3:50 $1.29
24.

Disease Exile On Mainstream 3:38 $1.29
25.

If You're Gone Exile On Mainstream 4:34 $1.29

Top Music Videos

How Far We've Come, Matchbox Twenty
1. How Far We've ..
If You're Gone, Matchbox Twenty
2. If You're Gone
3 A.M., Matchbox Twenty
3. 3 A.M.
Unwell, Matchbox Twenty
4. Unwell
Push, Matchbox Twenty
5. Push
These Hard Times, Matchbox Twenty
6. These Hard Tim..
Bright Lights, Matchbox Twenty
7. Bright Lights
Real World, Matchbox Twenty
8. Real World
Back 2 Good, Matchbox Twenty
9. Back 2 Good
Bent, Matchbox Twenty
10. Bent
Disease, Matchbox Twenty
11. Disease
Mad Season, Matchbox Twenty
12. Mad Season
Long Day, Matchbox Twenty
13. Long Day
Real World, Matchbox Twenty
14. Real World
Unwell, Matchbox Twenty
15. Unwell
Push, Matchbox Twenty
16. Push
If You're Gone, Matchbox Twenty
17. If You're Gone
Disease, Matchbox Twenty
18. Disease
Bright Lights, Matchbox Twenty
19. Bright Lights
Back 2 Good, Matchbox Twenty
20. Back 2 Good


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