Len (band)

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Len
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Alternative rock, trip hop
Years active 1991 (1991)–present
Labels EMI, Epic, Work, Columbia
Associated acts Hip Club Groove
Members Marc Costanzo
Sharon Costanzo
Past members Derek Mackenzie
Brendan Canning
Planet Pea
Drew "You're You" Lidkea
Drew MacEachern
Jody Mayne
Mike Ramsay
Brian Higgins
Craig Bennett
Matt Kelly
Malcolm Sweeney

Len is a Canadian alternative rock group from Toronto. They are best known as a one-hit wonder for their 1999 song "Steal My Sunshine". Len was never able to repeat the success of "Steal My Sunshine", but continued to put out albums until 2003 before a nine-year hiatus.

The band consisted of siblings Marc Costanzo (vocals, guitar) and Sharon Costanzo (vocals, bass) and a revolving lineup of other musicians. During the height of their popularity, the band's lineup included Brendan Canning,[1][2] later a member of the indie rock band Broken Social Scene.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
CAN
[3]
UK
[4]
US
[5]
Superstar
  • Release date: November 1995
  • Label: Funtrip Records
Get Your Legs Broke
  • Release date: 1996
  • Label: Funtrip Records
You Can't Stop the Bum Rush
(US: Platinum)
32 177 46
We Be Who We Be
  • Release date: 2002
  • Label: Linus Entertainment
The Diary of the Madmen
  • Release date: April 19, 2005
  • Label: Venus Corp.
It's Easy If You Try
  • Release date: October 16, 2012
  • Label: EMI

EPs[edit]

  • Len (1992)

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
CAN
[6]
UK
[4]
US
[7]
1994 "Slacker" Superstar
1995 "Candy Pop"
"Showoff"
1996 "Smarty Pants" Get Your Legs Broke
1997 "She's Not"
"Trillion Daze"
1999 "Steal My Sunshine" 1 8 9 You Can't Stop the Bum Rush
"Feelin' Alright"
2000 "Cryptik Souls Crew" 28
"Kids in America" Digimon: The Movie
2002 "Bobby" We Be Who We Be
2003 "It's a Brother Sister Thing" The Diary of the Madmen
2012 "It's My Neighbourhood" It's Easy If You Try

Awards[edit]

Ceremony Year Award Song
MuchMusic Video Awards 1999 Best Video "Steal My Sunshine"
Best Pop video
Favourite Canadian Video

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brendan Canning Something for All of Us - Review of Brendan Canning's Album Something for All of Us". Altmusic.about.com. 2008-07-22. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  2. ^ "Video Hangover: “Drinking In L.A.” / “Steal My Sunshine”". Stereogum. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  3. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada - Top Albums". RPM. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  5. ^ "John Cafferty Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada - Top Singles". RPM. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Len Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010.