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Sugar Ray

 

Sugar Ray is a rock band from Orange County, California. The band formed in 1992 with the name Shrinky Dinx, later changing it to Sugar Ray after the boxer Sugar Ray Leonard. They originally were a funk metal band, however later releases abandoned this genre in favour of pop rock.

Their debut album, Lemonade and Brownies, was released in 1995. It failed to produce a major hit. Their early work was strongly influenced by funk, punk, alternative rock and straight-up rhythm and blues, not a particularly fashionable combination at the time.

Sugar Ray’s first mainstream hit came in the summer of 1997 with their song “Fly”, which was released on the album Floored and featured notable reggae artist Super Cat. “Fly” was notable for not sounding anything at all like the rest of the tracks on the album and received frequent (some called it “constant”) radio play. As a result of the success of “Fly”, Floored sold extremely well and was certified double platinum. By the end of 1997, critics, skeptical that the band could put out another successful song, had labeled Sugar Ray as a one-hit wonder.

The band’s sardonic reply to these accusations was given in the form of their 1999 album, 14:59; the album’s title, with a “fame clock” reading 14:59, implied that their fifteen minutes of fame were not quite up. The song “Every Morning”, which received widespread comparisons to “Fly”, rose to similar success in late 1998, while their follow-up single, “Someday”, received extensive airplay during 1999. This album, which outsold its predecessor and was certified triple platinum, proved that Sugar Ray was not a one-hit wonder after all.

Stan and Mark went to high school together.
The first time Mark got arrested, he was on a old woman's roof calling her an old coot.


Mark is the band's only college grad; he majored in communications at USC.


Mark says he's a terrible boyfriend, and thinks it's okay if he cheats.
Mark admits he got into music for the beer and the chicks...but his music comes first over relationships.
Rod used to be an actor, telemarketer, made dentures, and played full-time in a raggae band.
Stan's first name is really Charles his middle name is Stanton.
Mark has never been in a faithful relationship, and it's something that he strives for.
When Mark was little, his dreams were to be a Musician or a basketball star.
Mark has 7 tattoos, which are a Rolex logo, Cadillac logo, Hands praying with rosary beads, the letter "M", A sparrow just under each shoulder, Shamrocks on his leg, and "Irish" written across his back.
"Danzig Needs A Hug" refers to the self-serious heavy metal icon.
In their album The Pursuit of Leisure All the songs were written by Sugar Ray, except for Is She Really Going Out With Him?, which was written by Joe Jackson.

 

90's Hits

Every Morning
Fly

Adult Hits

Someday

Holiday

Little Saint Nick

Members of this Group


hdean

mr mustang

rwa7251

dodgeman2010

gikim

nikki rae

sassiness

shata

precious10123

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