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Years before "I Don't Want to Be" propelled him to pop/rock success, songwriter Gavin DeGraw began honing his piano skills at the age of eight, followed by his participation in several cover bands with his older brother in upstate New York. After a brief stint at the prestigious Berklee School of Music -- where he rubbed shoulders with future singer/songwriter contemporary John Mayer -- DeGraw decided to take his original songs to New York City. He arrived during the late '90s and steadily expanded his audience with a series of buzzworthy shows, one of which was captured on the concert recording Gavin Live. The steady buzz led to offers from major labels, and DeGraw eventually signed a record deal with Clive Davis and his J Records imprint (home of Santana, as well as R&B mainstays Alicia Keys and Angie Stone). DeGraw's debut album, Chariot, arrived during the summer of 2003. Like the singer's early days in New York City, Chariot slowly built momentum and earned the young DeGraw a small but fervent following. By 2004, the leadoff single "I Don't Want to Be" had become a Top Ten hit, and the album itself was soon re-released in expanded form under the title Chariot + Chariot Stripped. DeGraw's next single, the titular "Chariot," was also met with positive response and climbed the charts in 2005, pushing the album to double platinum sales. DeGraw took five years to release a self-titled sophomore album, which appeared in 2008, initially charting higher than Chariot but failing to spawn any comparable singles (although "In Love with a Girl" did peak at number 24). DeGraw shifted gears for his next release, the looser and seemingly less labored Free, which appeared only a few months later in early 2009. DeGraw took more time to release his fourth album. Co-writing with other artists for the first time, he spent two years workshopping the songs eventually featured on Sweeter. The album was released in fall 2011, several months after "Not Over You" -- a song co-written with Ryan Tedder -- returned DeGraw to the charts. "Not Over You" was DeGraw's biggest hit since "I Don't Want to Be," and it helped send Sweeter into the Billboard Top Ten upon its release. Over the next year, DeGraw supported the album with promotional appearances and a tour, the latter of which was documented on the live album Sweeter: Live, released in December of 2012. DeGraw returned in October of 2013 with Make a Move, and in 2016 he issued Something Worth Saving, his sixth studio long-player. ~ Wade Kergan & Steve Leggett
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Albums by
Gavin DeGraw

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    10 songs

    On Air

    Something Worth Saving

    1 song

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    Kite Like Girl

    11 songs

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    Make a Move

    10 songs

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    Sweeter

    12 songs

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    Gavin DeGraw

    11 songs

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    Chariot

    23 songs

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    Chariot [Chariot + Chariot Stripped]

    9 songs

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    Free

    1 song

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    Making Love With The Radio On

    1 song

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    She Sets The City On Fire

    1 song

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    Fire

    1 song

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    You Got Me

    1 song

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    Dancing Shoes

    1 song

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    Stay

    4 songs

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    Follow Through [CD #1]

    11 songs

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    Finest Hour: The Best of Gavin DeGraw

    11 songs

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    Sweeter Live

    4 songs

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    Live In The Alice Lounge

    3 songs

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    Rolling Stone Original

    1 song

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    Who's Gonna Save Us

    1 song

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    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

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    The Christmas Song

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    Best I Ever Had

    1 song

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    Not Over You

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Top Songs by
Gavin DeGraw

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Not Over You
  3.   I Don't Want to Be
  4.   Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  5.   In Love with a Girl
  6.   Chariot
  7.   She Sets the City on Fire
  8.   Kite Like Girl
  9.   The Christmas Song
  10.   Best I Ever Had
  11.   Belief
  12.   Fire
  13.   Sweeter
  14.   Finest Hour
  15.   (Nice to Meet You) Anyway
  16.   We Are the Champions
  17.   Just Friends
  18.   Crush
  19.   Soldier
  20.   Making Love With the Radio On
  21.   Make a Move
  22.   You Got Me
  23.   More Than Anyone
  24.   Free
  25.   Radiation
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Gavin DeGraw

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    New Pop Now

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    A Great Big World: I Am The DJ

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    The New 40

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    Adele: DNA

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    '80s, '90s & Today

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    Sara Bareilles: I Am The DJ

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    Soft Hits

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    David Nail: I Am The DJ

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    You'll Shoot Your Eye Out

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    Andy Grammer: I Am The DJ

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    Phillip Phillips: I Am The DJ

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    A Very Rockin Misfit Christmas

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    Cassadee Pope: I Am The DJ

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    All-Time Hits

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    SoundHound Radio

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    Graduation Party

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    Mix 94.9's Christmas Mixer

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    Jeff & Jenn's Christmas Channel

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    Q102 Christmas Hits

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    Rock The Halls

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    Adult Alternative

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    2010s Hits

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    New Holiday Hits

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    Eclectic Rock


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