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