Tuesday, December 10, 2013

TURN IT UP TUESDAYS . . . Pop Rock, Alternative Rock

Photo image via website here
On this week's Turn it Up Tuesdays is the band, OneRepublic ("1R"). 

This rock band is from Colorado Springs, Colorado.   The band was formed by Ryan Tedder (vocals) and Zach Filkins (guitar and backing vocals).  Both met their senior year in high school.

But it wasn't until 2003 that 1R earned recognition and achieved commercial success on MySpace as an unassigned act. 

In 2007, they came out with their album, "Dreaming Out Loud" and their single from that album, "Apologize" became a huge international success, reaching number one is 16 countries.  That earned them a Grammy Award nomination.  Another single of 1R "Stop and Stare" was another huge hit.   That album reached Platinum status. 

1R's second album, "Waking Up" came out in 2009.   Some of the hit singles from that album were, "All the Right Moves", "Secrets", "Marching On" and "Good Life" (which reached the top ten on the US Billboard Hot 100).

Their third album, "Native" was recently released this year.  The lead single from the album, "If I Lose Myself" is the highest charting album to date.  The third album single, "Counting Stars" is the most successful single.

You can hear their music played all around the world.  I didn't realize how many songs I loved from this group.  They have their own unique sense of musical style.  One of their biggest influences is the band, U2. 

They are currently on tour and will be part of the Teenager Cancer Trust Concert in March of 2014.  

Here are some of my favorites:

Feel Again

If I Lose Myself

Marching On

Counting Stars

(videos from 1R's website here)


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