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Counting Crows: Songs for Movies

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The Counting Crows is a rock band that became very famous in 1993 after the releasing their debut record entitled “August and Everything After” which contains one of their hit singles “Mr. Jones”. The group was created by the singer Adam Duritz (who sung with another band called “The Himalayans”) and David Bryson (guitarist) in 1991 in San Francisco. The original idea of Duritz was to create a duo that started to play in Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay Area. However, after the addition of new members the new group was signed to Geffen Records.

The band rapidly got a big fan base among the Generation X alternative rock fans that had been looking for something different from the music scene. The group launched their second disc in 1996; this was called “Recovering the Satellites”. However, it was not more successful than their first record. This record contains some known singles like “A Long December” and “Miller Angels” among others.

By 1999 the Counting Crows launched their fourth album named “This Desert Life” (the third disc was “Across a Wire: Live in New York City”). That record has the single “Colorblind” which is included in the soundtrack of the movie “Cruel Intentions”. The Counting Crows toured beside the band “Live” to promotion that disc.

During 2002 the group released their fifth album titled “Hard Candy” which contains an original song of Joni Mitchell that was covered (“Big Yellow Taxi”) and also is included in the soundtrack of the movie “Two Weeks Notice”. The Counting Crows have covered songs of other singers like Rod Stewart, Gram Parson, Bruce Springsteen and others.

One year later the Crows launched their sixth disc entitled “Films About Ghosts (The Best of…)”. This album was used to tour with Maroon 5, John Mayer and Graham Colton in 2003. By the summer of 2004, the band released the song “Accidentally in Love” which is included in the soundtrack of the movie “Shrek 2” and was also nominated for an Academy Award.

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