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

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