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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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  2.   She Is Love
  3.   Something to Believe In
  4.   Love Me Anyway
  5.   Meant to Be
  6.   Winterlove
  7.   Forever and Always
  8.   The New Year
  9.   Higher
  10.   Drive You Home
  11.   The Mess I Made
  12.   What Breaks My Heart
  13.   Lonely With Me
  14.   Everything
  15.   Jennie
  16.   New Orleans
  17.   What Side of Love
  18.   Without You
  19.   Disappear
  20.   Waiting for That Call
  21.   Didn't See It Coming
  22.   Hurricane
  23.   Can't Help
  24.   You and Me
  25.   White Dress
  26.   Halfway
  27.   One Small Step
  28.   Losing Sleep
  29.   Be Here
  30.   American Secrets
  31.   Waking Up
  32.   Words Meet Heartbeats
  33.   All That I Am
  34.   Getaway
  35.   The Only One
  36.   Overnight
  37.   Can't Help
  38.   Hearts Go Crazy
  39.   Kiss Me Slowly
  40.   Ghost
  41.   Back Again
  42.   When You Move
  43.   Blame It on Me
  44.   Crave
  45.   What I Know
  46.   Philadelphia
  47.   Under Control
  48.   Hurricane by Parachute
  49.   She (For Liz)
  50.   The Other Side

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