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Although formed in the late 1990s, Saliva didn't hit the mainstream until 2001, when the Memphis-based band's mix of angsty hard rock and hip-hop helped earn them a double-platinum certification for their sophomore album, Every Six Seconds. They struck gold again in 2007 with Blood Stained Love Story, which shot to the top of Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart, and went on to release a steady stream of albums that incorporate elements of heavy rock, post-grunge, and rap-metal, including In It to Win It (2013) and Love, Lies & Therapy (2016). Two of Every Six Seconds' songs had already appeared on Saliva's self-released debut, which was issued in 1997 on the band's own label. Singer Josey Scott, guitarists Chris Dabaldo and Wayne Swinny, bassist Dave Novotny, and drummer Paul Crosby were all veterans of the Memphis music scene, and their shared experience helped the album become a local hit. Island Records took notice and signed Saliva, who made an appearance on the Dracula 2000 soundtrack before releasing their major-label debut in 2001. Josey Scott brought more attention to the band with "Hero," a duet with Nickelback vocalist Chad Kroeger that appeared on the Spider-Man soundtrack and became an international hit in 2002. Meanwhile, Saliva put the finishing touches on Back Into Your System, which appeared later that year and combined the band's rap-metal bedrock with touches of post-grunge, hard rock, and punk. For 2004's Survival of the Sickest, though, the guys trimmed down their sound and focused almost exclusively on hard rock, a decision that brought the single "Rest in Pieces" into the Adult Top 40 charts. Dabaldo left the band one year later and was replaced by former Full Devil Jacket guitarist Jonathan Montoya, who made his official debut on 2007's Blood Stained Love Story. After appearing on 2008's Cinco Diablo, though, Montoya exited the lineup, leaving Saliva to move ahead as a slimmed-down quartet. After releasing a greatest-hits collection in 2010, Saliva issued their seventh album, 2011's Under Your Skin. Months later, after 15 years together, Scott parted ways with the band to pursue a solo career. Saliva announced his replacement, Bobby Amaru, in early 2012. They signed with RumBum Records later that year, releasing their eighth album, In It to Win It, in late 2013. In an effort to further push the new songs, the band re-released In It to Win It under the title Rise Up, which included all but three songs from the original. Rise Up would also mark the end of the band's relationship with RumBum. In 2015, Novotny was the next founding member of the band to depart, replaced by Brad Stewart (Shinedown, Fuel), who had previously worked with Amaru in his eponymous band. The updated lineup of Stewart, Swinny, Crosby, and Amaru then entered the studio to record Saliva's ninth effort -- 2016's Love, Lies & Therapy (Universal) -- which was released in June 2016. Furthering their distance from the original rap-rock sound of their earlier albums, Love, Lies & Therapy boasted a harder-edged rock grit, as found on singles "Rx" and "Tragic Kind of Love." The following year saw the group issue the concert LP 10 Lives. ~ Greg Prato & Neil Z. Yeung
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Top Tracks

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    Popularity
  2.   Click Click Boom
  3.   Always
  4.   Ladies and Gentlemen
  5.   Your Disease
  6.   How Could You?
  7.   Badass
  8.   Family Reunion
  9.   Raise Up
  10.   Rest in Pieces
  11.   They Don't Care About Us
  12.   Southern Girls
  13.   Rx
  14.   Broken Sunday
  15.   King of the Stereo
  16.   Hate Me
  17.   Superstar
  18.   Helpless
  19.   My Own Worst Enemy
  20.   All Because of You
  21.   I.D.N.A.E.
  22.   Rise Up
  23.   Hunt You Down
  24.   Twister
  25.   Survival of the Sickest
  26.   One Night Only
  27.   Greater Than/Less Than
  28.   When I'm Gone
  29.   The Warning
  30.   Hand in Hand
  31.   Trust
  32.   1000 Eyes
  33.   In It To Win It
  34.   She Can Sure Hide Crazy
  35.   I'm Coming Back
  36.   Starting Over
  37.   I Walk Alone
  38.   Razor's Edge
  39.   Carry On
  40.   Rock & Roll Revolution
  41.   Holdin On
  42.   800
  43.   Breakdown
  44.   The Enemy
  45.   Tragic Kind of Love
  46.   Beg
  47.   Lose Yourself
  48.   Make You Famous
  49.   Gone Away
  50.   One More Night
  51.   Close to the Ledge
  52.   Domination
  53.   Some Thing About Love
  54.   Refuse to Lose
  55.   Bitch Like You
  56.   Army
  57.   Redneck Freakshow
  58.   Animal
  59.   Never Should've Let You Go
  60.   Turn the Lights On
  61.   Toxic Suicide
  62.   Time to Shine
  63.   Sex, Drugs & Rock -N- Roll
  64.   So Long
  65.   Forever and a Day
  66.   Judgment Day
  67.   Going Under
  68.   No Hard Feelings
  69.   Open Eyes
  70.   Bait & Switch
  71.   Bleed for Me
  72.   King of My World
  73.   Famous Monsters
  74.   Pride
  75.   Storm
  76.   Separated Self
  77.   Back Into Your System
  78.   Weight of the World
  79.   Superstar II
  80.   Cellophane
  81.   Sink
  82.   Call It Something
  83.   Only the Strong Survive
  84.   Spitshine
  85.   The Snake
  86.   Some Shit About Love
  87.   Broken Wings
  88.   Unshatter Me
  89.   Closer
  90.   No One But Me
  91.   I Don't Want It
  92.   Flesh
  93.   Lost
  94.   Choke
  95.   Prove Me Wrong
  96.   Burn It Up
  97.   Nothing
  98.   Never Gonna Change
  99.   One More Chance
  100.   Here with You
  101.   Doperide
  102.   Hollywood
  103.   Lackluster
  104.   After Me
  105.   Suffocate
  106.   Groovy
  107.   Sand Castle
  108.   Tongue
  109.   Pin Cushion
  110.   Epidemic
  111.   Loneliest Know
  112.   Spotlight
  113.   Better Days
  114.   Black Sheep
  115.   I Want It
  116.   Musta Been Wrong
  117.   My Goodbyes
  118.   Message of Love
  119.   Turn the Tables
  120.   Go Big or Go Home
  121.   Pissed
  122.   Best of Me
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