Aug 6, 2012
Train was formed in late 1993 following lead-singer Pat Monahan's unsuccessful attempt at creating a Pink Floyd cover band. Monahan teamed up with fellow musician Rob Hotchkiss and they began playing at coffee shops in San Francisco before joining up with guitarist Jim Stafford, bassist Charlie Colin, and drummer Scott Underwood. Train's fan-base grew over the years as they toured with groups such as Counting Crows and Barenaked Ladies before achieving massive success with their album Drops of Jupiter in 2001. The single "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 for over a year and led the band to its first platinum album as well as two Grammy awards for Best Rock Song and Best Arrangement. Train's next album, My Private Nation, was also a hit with its lead single "Calling All Angels" being certified gold and the band's third top 20's hit. The album went platinum in 2004.
The band took a three year hiatus starting in 2006 before returning to the charts in 2009 with their single "Hey, Soul Sister" and the album Save Me San Francisco. "Hey, Soul Sister" has been certified as quintuple platinum and was the most downloaded song of 2010. The album is certified as gold.
Train's newest album, California 37, was released on April 13th. It peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 and is Train's highest-charting album in the US. "50 Ways to Say Goodbye" is the latest single from their sixth studio album. It officially impacted adult contemporary radio in the United States on June 11th.