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Parachute took root in the college town of Charlottesville, Virginia, where the group honed its mix of pop/rock, funk, and contemporary blue-eyed soul under their original name Sparky's Flaw. Formed by high school students Will Anderson (vocals, guitar), Johnny Stubblefield (drums), Christopher "Kit" French (saxophone, keyboards), Alex Hargrave (bass), and Nate McFarland (guitar), Sparky's Flaw generated a healthy buzz around town and eventually became popular at the nearby University of Virginia, where they opened for Robert Randolph. After gaining more popularity with an independently released EP, 2005's One Small Step, the band partnered with Red Light Management and later signed with Smash Records, an imprint of the recently revived Mercury Records. Before entering their final year at the University of Virginia, Sparky's Flaw released a self-titled EP in August 2007 and began laying the groundwork for a full-length album. Several months later, the band adopted a new name -- Parachute -- and contributed a song to the national TV campaign for Nivea. Losing Sleep appeared in May 2009, marking Parachute's major-label debut and peaking at number 40 on the Billboard charts. The band opened for Kelly Clarkson that fall and appeared on the Internet broadcast Live at Daryl's House with Daryl Hall. More touring took place the following year, including additional dates with Clarkson and a headlining run with British songwriter Joe Brooks. Parachute began including newer songs in their set lists and eventually returned to the studio to record their sophomore effort, 2011's The Way It Was. Their third LP, 2013's Overnight, pushed the band further into the pop realm and subsequently became their highest-charting effort, reaching number 15 on Billboard's Top 200. Prior to the band's next album, bassist Hargrave and guitarist McFarland departed, slimming Parachute down to a trio. The remaining members worked with longtime producer John Fields to complete sessions for their fourth LP, Wide Awake, which was released in early 2016. ~ Andrew Leahey
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  1.   Song
  2.   She Is Love
  3.   Something to Believe In
  4.   Meant to Be
  5.   Winterlove
  6.   The New Year
  7.   Forever and Always
  8.   She (For Liz)
  9.   Crave
  10.   Philadelphia
  11.   Losing Sleep
  12.   Be Here
  13.   What Breaks My Heart
  14.   Everything
  15.   New Orleans
  16.   Can't Help
  17.   Kiss Me Slowly
  18.   The Other Side
  19.   Jennie
  20.   Ghost
  21.   All That I Am
  22.   When You Move
  23.   Lonely With Me
  24.   Without You
  25.   The Only One
  26.   Waiting for That Call
  27.   Didn't See It Coming
  28.   Hurricane
  29.   Drive You Home
  30.   Hurricane by Parachute
  31.   Hearts Go Crazy
  32.   White Dress
  33.   What I Know
  34.   The Mess I Made
  35.   Blame It on Me
  36.   American Secrets
  37.   Under Control
  38.   Getaway
  39.   One Small Step
  40.   What Side of Love
  41.   Disappear
  42.   Overnight
  43.   Halfway
  44.   Words Meet Heartbeats
  45.   Waking Up
  46.   You and Me
  47.   Higher
  48.   Can't Help
  49.   Back Again
  50.   Love Me Anyway

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