Drops of Jupiter

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This article is about the Train album. For the song under the same name, see Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me).
Drops of Jupiter
Studio album by Train
Released March 27, 2001
Recorded 1999–2000
Genre Rock, alternative rock, roots rock, pop rock
Length 48:33
Label Columbia
Producer Brendan O'Brien
Train chronology
One and a Half
Drops of Jupiter
My Private Nation
Singles from Drops of Jupiter
  1. "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)"
    Released: February 20, 2001
  2. "Something More"
    Released: October 2001
  3. "She's on Fire"
    Released: February 18, 2002

Drops of Jupiter is Train's second album, released in 2001. The album's title is derived from "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)", its first single, which was a hit internationally and won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song.

The album contains elements of rock, country and indie rock. Besides "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)", two other singles were released from this album: "She's on Fire" and "Something More," both of which also achieved some success on the Adult Top 40 chart.

Debuting at #6 in the United States upon its release, it has since been certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA in the United States and 2x Platinum by the CRIA in Canada. It is the band's best selling album to date.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Charlie Colin, Rob Hotchkiss, Jimmy Stafford, Pat Monahan, and Scott Underwood[1]

No. Title Length
1. "She's on Fire"   3:49
2. "I Wish You Would"   4:25
3. "Drops of Jupiter"   4:20
4. "It's About You"   4:27
5. "Hopeless"   4:31
6. "Respect"   3:25
7. "Let It Roll"   5:00
8. "Something More"   4:33
9. "Whipping Boy"   4:26
10. "Getaway"   4:26
11. "Mississippi"   5:00


Critical reviews[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars
Robert Christgau C−
Rolling Stone (Favorable)

The album received mixed reviews. AMG Writer Mark Morgenstein said that "There is nothing cutting edge about Train's Sophomore Effort" He also stated that "Train is a classic rock wannabe band in the mold of Counting Crows, although that's not always a bad thing".[2]

Rolling Stone Writer Aidin Vaziri had this to say about the album: "Drops of Jupiter, conjuring vivid memories of Recovering The Satellites. The anthemic song is the centerpiece here, showcasing the singer's yearning voice and band's swooping, string-laden melodies, but Train has more to offer. The brooding "Mississippi" presents an intoxicating mix of acoustic guitars and dreamy horns, while "Let It Roll" mixes mournful slide guitars and loose-limbed rhythms in the perfect meeting of blustery earnestness and unapologetic commerciality."[3]



Year Album Chart Position
2001 Drops of Jupiter The Billboard 200 6
Top Canadian Albums 14
Top Internet Albums 1



Year Single Chart Position
2001 "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" U.S. Adult Contemporary 8
U.S. Adult Top 40 1
Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay 40
Mainstream Rock 19
Modern Rock Tracks 11
Billboard Hot 100 5
Mainstream Top 40 4
2002 "She's on Fire" Adult Top 40 21
Mainstream Rock 40
2006 "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" Hot Digital Songs 41
2009 "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" Hot Canadian Digital Singles 71



Award Nominated (song) Won
Grammy Award for Best Rock Song "Drops of Jupiter" YES
Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) YES


Organization Level Date
RIAA – USA 2x Platinum[4] October 23, 2001
CRIA - Canada 2x Platinum[5] November 2001



  • Paul Buckmaster - arranger, conductor, string arrangements, orchestral arrangements
  • David Campbell - string arrangements
  • Charlie Colin - bass, guitar, vocals (bckgr), group member
  • Carl Gorodetzky - violin, concert master, contractor
  • Rob Hotchkiss - bass, guitar, harmonica, vocals (bckgr), group member
  • Suzie Katayama - cello, contractor
  • Chuck Leavell - piano
  • Michael Markman - violin
  • Bob Mason - cello
  • Fleming McWilliams - vocals (bckgr)
  • Pat Monahan - percussion, trumpet, saxophone, vocals, vibraphone, group member
  • Dan Smith - cello
  • Daniel Smith - cello
  • Jimmy Stafford - guitar, mandolin, vocals (bckgr), group member
  • Scott Underwood - percussion, drums, keyboards, programming, group member
  • Kris Wilkinson - string section, viola
  • Kristin Wilkinson - viola
  • Evan Wilson - viola


  • David Bryant - engineer
  • Steve Churchyard - engineer
  • Tim Devine - A&R
  • Nick DiDia - engineer
  • Karl Egsieker - assistant engineer, assistant
  • Steve Genewick - assistant engineer
  • Erin Haley - production coordination
  • Tony Hernandez - illustrations
  • Bob Ludwig - mastering
  • Cheryl Mondello - production coordination
  • Brendan O'Brien - keyboards, producer, mixing
  • Arnie Pustilnik - direction
  • Stephen Saper - authoring
  • Ralf Strathmann - photography
  • Ryan Williams - engineer
  • Joel Zimmerman - art direction



  1. ^ "Official site". Trainline.com. 2001-03-27. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Morgenstein, Mark (2001-03-27). "Drops of Jupiter - Train : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  3. ^ "Rolling Stone Review". RollingStone.com. 2001-03-27. Archived from the original on 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  4. ^ "RIAA Certification". Riaa.com. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  5. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certification – November 2001". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 

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