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Sugar Ray

Belying their origins as a raucous funk metal band, Sugar Ray created several of the most breezily infectious summer singles of the late '90s, hitting on an appealing combination of sunny pop, lightly funky hip-hop grooves, and reggae lilt. Pegged as likely one-hit wonders after their 1997 breakthrough smash "Fly," Sugar Ray managed to maintain their career momentum far longer than many observers expected, aided in no small part by the pinup-worthy looks of lead singer Mark McGrath. Of course, it also helped that the band was able to duplicate the carefree vibe and effortless catchiness of "Fly" on a string of subsequent singles, including "Someday" and "Every Morning." Not everything Sugar Ray recorded bore the sonic stamp of those songs, of course, but that was certainly the sound that transformed the band into a mainstream entity.

Sugar Ray formed in Orange County, the heavily suburban area south of Los Angeles, in 1992. Guitarist Rodney Sheppard, bassist Murphy Karges, and drummer Stan Frazier had been playing parties together in a hard rock/heavy metal cover band, Shrinky Dinx, since the late '80s. Karges served as the touring bassist of L.A. punk veterans the Weirdos in 1990, although a story that Sheppard had once been a cast member on Land of the Lost was patently false. Friend Mark McGrath became the lead singer of Shrinky Dinx after jumping up on-stage to perform one night, and they soon began collaborating on original material. Shows in the L.A./San Diego area helped the band build a regional audience, and a friend of the group even financed a music video for one of their original tunes. The video wound up getting them a deal with Atlantic Records in 1994, albeit owing more to the band's visual presence and potential than the song itself.

The threat of legal action by Milton Bradley, which owned the rights to the original Shrinky Dinks toy, forced the band to change its name to Sugar Ray (after boxer Sugar Ray Leonard). Around the same time, they began augmenting their live shows with the turntables of Craig Bullock, aka DJ Homicide, who later became an official member of the group. Sugar Ray released their debut album, Lemonade and Brownies, in the spring of 1995. Dominated by aggressive funk metal, with touches of punk and alternative rock, the record's typically roaring guitars and smart-a** humor seemed to position the band as a potential keg-party favorite. Commercially, however, the album stiffed.

Atlantic decided to try again, based on the enthusiasm Sugar Ray generated on their lengthy supporting tour, and sent them into the studio with producer David Kahne (who, among many other credits, had recently masterminded Sublime's commercial breakthrough). The result, Floored, became double-platinum hit thanks to "Fly," a laid-back groove that was seemingly tailor-made for summertime. With help from reggae toaster Super Cat, "Fly" set new airplay records at modern-rock radio and reigned as one of the summer's most ubiquitous hits. The song didn't sound much like anything else in Sugar Ray's repertoire, however, and when Floored failed to produce a significant follow-up hit, many assumed that "Fly" was a fluke that the band would never be able to repeat.

After partnerning with Kahne once again, Sugar Ray delivered their third album in early 1999. The title, 14:59, was a wry reference to Andy Warhol's "15 minutes of fame" dictum, but as it turned out, the group's time wasn't up by a long shot. 14:59 wound up outselling its predecessor, eventually going triple platinum. The first single, the "Fly"-like "Every Morning," shot to number three on the pop charts and became the group's second number one at modern-rock radio. The follow-up singles were successful this time as well, with the hit songs "Someday" and "Falls Apart" consolidated the group's growing reputation for summery, radio-friendly alternative pop. Plus, the album boasted a guest appearance from hip-hop legend KRS-One. The band played Woodstock '99 that summer and made a guest appearance on Run-D.M.C.'s Crown Royal album.

In the spring of 2000, McGrath made his acting debut portraying a doctor on an episode of the acclaimed drama ER. Sugar Ray returned in the summer of 2001 with their self-titled fourth album, which entered the charts at number six and gave the band its first-ever Top Ten album; meanwhile, lead-off single "When It's Over" became another substantial hit in the familiar Sugar Ray mold. But in spite of reviews claiming that the band sounded more like a band than ever before, Sugar Ray's sales were ultimately disappointing. Hurt by the relatively lackluster performance of follow-up singles "Answer the Phone" and "Ours," the record failed to go platinum. In the Pursuit of Leisure and its single "Mr. Bartender (It's So Easy)" also underperformed and after the release of The Best of Sugar Ray in 2005, the band was dropped from Atlantic. In 2009 they returned with the single "Boardwalk" along with the album Music for Cougars, both released by the Pulse label. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi
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you were always there for me
lrbmortgage
I just want to fly
i love the beat great band love em Katherine Sophia...... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I'm only 12 and I honestly like 90s music better then today's crap ugh
Someday I will be happy..with somebody that LOVES me..and wants to be with me..
I listen to this song every morning for some reason....
niralimurthy
Awesome
lrbmortgage
Have there 14:59 cd
Good 100%
kopytte
Ssssssssssss s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s
lrbmortgage
Awesome 99%
Good freakin song and same as cypress hill lol
I'm 14 and I absolutely adore the 90's music today's music blows
Every morning classic love that album, use to pound my BITCHEZ to day s**t!
I heart them so much
Sugar ray for evs
every morning
They were on scooby doo lol
i can dig it!!! baby!!
I'm 17. Today's music sucks. Thank god 90's
I was a kid in the 90's I this music but today's music good too
miss the 90s
ah yes, the 90's. How music today sucks.
i love this song reminds me of some good times =) (follow for a follow )
great song. you play this for an older crowd mainly those that grew up on 90s music will love this compared to music now
If not for sugar ray there would be no maroon 5
ummm...why is their first album not listed...
Agree with Mr. Spray.
Someday is postapatalip t i c to me anyone else?
14:59 album cover always has confused me... but I still Love the music.
LOVE THIS SONG! I want to get up and dance when I hear it.
Absolutely LOVED their early stuff...it rocked! Fly Ruined them as far as I'm concerned. Bubble-gum-p o p - r o c k sod for the masses
Datum memories sugar reminds me of sublime just did there own s**t, love it.
GREATSONG XDD
Sugar ray was awesome. Time for a reunion
it's been AGES since i've heard Sugar Ray. Forgot about them. follow me and i'll follow back!
Brian, no.
brian_silin4
Dont READ THIS BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY WORKS. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post that you will die in 2 days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. Put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes... when done press f6 and your lovers name will come up on the screen in BIG WORDS. THIS IS ALSO SCARY BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY WORKS.
ajp2247
Sitting in my cubicle in Michigan during this 0 degree polar vortex. Jamming to this and 90s pop radio on Pandora dreaming about going back to Cali sunshine palm trees beaches and mountains, no worries
why is this on my LILY ALLEN station????!
timeless music. Captured a beautiful time in our lives.
v this guy said the best thing possible.
There would be no Maroon 5 if not for Sugar Ray.
Cool vid
I saw their s**t getting setup onstage before a show like 2 years ago in Charlotte nc. On top of a roof.. (Small show) closest I came to seeing live.
gusdlgarza
My aunt used to love suger Ray when she was 15
Loved this song since I was small c: ♥ brings back good childhood memories ♥ :)
Nice
ninjagandalf
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in the next 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it actually works
IIIIIIIIIIII I I I I I I I I I just want to fly. enough said about Sugar Ray. Probably the only thing to stay but nevertheless .
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