List of songs recorded by Thirty Seconds to Mars

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Thirty Seconds to Mars (left to right): Jared Leto, Shannon Leto, Tomo Miličević

American rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars has recorded material for four studio albums. The band was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1998 by brothers Jared and Shannon Leto.[1] The duo later expanded to a four piece when they added guitarist Solon Bixler and bassist Matt Wachter to the line-up. After signing a contract with record label Immortal Records in 1998, the band began to work with producers Bob Ezrin and Brian Virtue on their debut album, 30 Seconds to Mars, which was released in August 2002.[2] The album produced two singles, "Capricorn (A Brand New Name)" and "Edge of the Earth". In early 2003, Bixler left the band due to issues primarily related to touring and was replaced by Tomo Miličević.[3] Thirty Seconds to Mars released their second studio album, A Beautiful Lie, in August 2005. The record, produced by Josh Abraham, was preceded by the single "Attack" and spawned two Kerrang! Award-winning singles, "The Kill" and "From Yesterday".[4] The album's title track, "A Beautiful Lie", was released as the fourth single in selected territories. "Hunter", a song originally performed by Björk, was covered by the band and added to the track listing of the album.[5] In March 2007, Wachter left the group to spend more time with his family and was replaced by Tim Kelleher, performing live only.[6]

Thirty Seconds to Mars returned to the studio in August 2008 to begin work on their third album This Is War (2009), with Flood and Steve Lillywhite producing.[7] "Kings and Queens", the album's lead single, was written by Jared Leto across the United States and South Africa.[8] "This Is War" became the band's third number one single on the US Alternative Songs.[9] "Closer to the Edge" was released as the album's third single. Thirty Seconds to Mars collaborated with rapper Kanye West on the song "Hurricane", which was released on the deluxe edition of This Is War and became the album's fourth single in some territories. Drummer Shannon Leto wrote the instrumental track "L490" and played every instrument on it, including all guitars and a singing bowl.[10] This Is War moved away from the band's typical sound to experiment with different musical genres; a trend which became much more pronounced on the 2013 album Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams, produced by Jared Leto with previous collaborator Steve Lillywhite.[11][12] The first single released from the album was "Up in the Air", which was followed by "Do or Die" and "City of Angels".

Songs[edit]

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A cover of "Hunter" by Björk appears on A Beautiful Lie.
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Sting wrote "Message in a Bottle", which was covered by Thirty Seconds to Mars.
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Kanye West co-wrote "Hurricane 2.0" and appears as a featured artist. Thirty Seconds to Mars also recorded a cover of "Stronger" by West.
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Thirty Seconds to Mars recorded a cover of "Where the Streets Have No Name" by U2.
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A cover of "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga appears as on the deluxe edition of This Is War.
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Thirty Seconds to Mars recorded a cover of "Stay" by Rihanna.
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Key
Song released as a single Indicates single release
Song released as a promotional single Indicates promotional single release
Song Writer(s) Album Year Ref.
"100 Suns" Jared Leto This Is War 2009 [13]
"93 Million Miles" Jared Leto 30 Seconds to Mars 2002 [14]
"Alibi" Jared Leto This Is War 2009 [13]
"Anarchy in Tokyo"
[note 1]
N/A 30 Seconds to Mars 2002 [15]
"Attack" dagger Jared Leto A Beautiful Lie 2005 [16][17]
"Bad Romance"
[note 2]
Stefani Germanotta
Nadir Khayat
This Is War 2010 [18]
"Battle of One" Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie 2005 [16]
"A Beautiful Lie" dagger Jared Leto A Beautiful Lie 2005 [16][19]
"Birth" Jared Leto Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams 2013 [20]
"Bright Lights" Jared Leto Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams 2013 [20]
"Buddha for Mary" Jared Leto 30 Seconds to Mars 2002 [14]
"Capricorn (A Brand New Name)" dagger Jared Leto 30 Seconds to Mars 2002 [14][21]
"City of Angels" dagger Jared Leto Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams 2013 [20][22]
"Closer to the Edge" dagger Jared Leto This Is War 2009 [13][23]
"Conquistador" Jared Leto Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams 2013 [20]
"Convergence" Shannon Leto Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams 2013 [20]
"Depuis le début" Jared Leto Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams 2013 [20]
"Do or Die" dagger Jared Leto Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams 2013 [20][24]
"Echelon" Jared Leto 30 Seconds to Mars 2002 [14]
"Edge of the Earth" dagger Jared Leto 30 Seconds to Mars 2002 [14][25]
"End of All Days" Jared Leto Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams 2013 [20]
"End of the Beginning" Jared Leto 30 Seconds to Mars 2002 [14]
"Escape" Jared Leto This Is War 2009 [13]
"Fallen" Jared Leto 30 Seconds to Mars 2002 [14]
"The Fantasy" Jared Leto A Beautiful Lie 2005 [16]
"From Yesterday" dagger Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie 2005 [16][26]
"Hunter" Björk Guðmundsdóttir A Beautiful Lie 2005 [16]
"Hurricane" Jared Leto This Is War 2009 [13]
"Hurricane 2.0" dagger
(featuring Kanye West)
[note 2]
Jared Leto
Kanye West
This Is War 2010 [18][27]
"The Kill" dagger Jared Leto A Beautiful Lie 2005 [16][28]
"The Kill" Hash-tag
(featuring Pitty)
[note 3]
Jared Leto
Priscilla Leone
A Beautiful Lie 2008 [29]
"Kings and Queens" dagger Jared Leto This Is War 2009 [13][30]
"L490" Shannon Leto This Is War 2009 [13]
"Message in a Bottle" Gordon Matthew Sumner AOL Sessions Undercover 2007 [31]
"The Mission" Jared Leto 30 Seconds to Mars 2002 [14]
"A Modern Myth" Jared Leto A Beautiful Lie 2005 [16]
"Night of the Hunter" Hash-tag Jared Leto This Is War 2009 [13][32]
"Northern Lights" Jared Leto Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams 2013 [20]
"Oblivion" Jared Leto 30 Seconds to Mars 2002 [14]
"Occam's Razor"
[note 4]
N/A N/A 2002 [15]
"Phase 1: Fortification"
[note 5]
N/A N/A 2002 [15]
"Praying for a Riot"
[note 6]
Jared Leto A Beautiful Lie 2005 [16]
"Pyres of Varanasi" Jared Leto Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams 2013 [20]
"R-Evolve" Jared Leto A Beautiful Lie 2005 [16]
"The Race" Jared Leto Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams 2013 [20]
"Revolution"
[note 4]
N/A N/A 2002 [15]
"Santa Through the Back Door" N/A Kevin & Bean's Super Christmas 2006 [33]
"Savior" Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie 2005 [16]
"Search and Destroy" Hash-tag Jared Leto This Is War 2009 [13][34]
"Stay" Mikky Ekko
Justin Parker
BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2013 2013 [35]
"The Story" Jared Leto A Beautiful Lie 2005 [16]
"Stranger in a Strange Land" Jared Leto This Is War 2009 [13]
"Stronger"
[note 2]
Kanye West
Thomas Bangalter
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
Edwin Birdsong
Radio 1's Live Lounge – Volume 2 2007 [18]
"The Struggle"
[note 7]
Jared Leto
Shannon Leto
30 Seconds to Mars 2002 [14]
"This Is War" dagger Jared Leto This Is War 2009 [13][36]
"Time to Wake Up"
[note 8]
N/A A Beautiful Lie 2007 [37]
"Up in the Air" dagger Jared Leto Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams 2013 [20][38]
"Valhalla"
[note 4]
N/A N/A 2002 [15]
"Vox Populi" Jared Leto This Is War 2009 [13]
"Was It a Dream?" Jared Leto A Beautiful Lie 2005 [16]
"Welcome to the Universe" Jared Leto 30 Seconds to Mars 2002 [14]
"Where the Streets Have No Name" Paul Hewson
David Evans
Adam Clayton
Larry Mullen, Jr.
MTV Unplugged 2011 [39]
"Year Zero" Jared Leto 30 Seconds to Mars 2002 [14]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Anarchy in Tokyo" was released as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of 30 Seconds to Mars.
  2. ^ a b c Denotes songs which were included on the deluxe edition of This Is War
  3. ^ "The Kill" featuring Pitty was released as a promotional single in Brazil and was included as a bonus track on the Brazilian edition of A Beautiful Lie.
  4. ^ a b c Denotes songs which were recorded for 30 Seconds to Mars but were not included on any version of the album's track listing
  5. ^ "Phase 1: Fortification" was a B-side to "Capricorn (A Brand New Name)" and was not included on any version of 30 Seconds to Mars.
  6. ^ "Praying for a Riot" is a hidden track which appears minutes after "A Modern Myth" finishes.
  7. ^ "The Struggle" is a hidden track which appears minutes after "Year Zero" finishes.
  8. ^ "Time to Wake Up" was included on the instrumental version of A Beautiful Lie.

References[edit]

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  12. ^ Montgomery, James (May 21, 2013). "Thirty Seconds To Mars Set To 'Unleash The Beast' On Love Lust Faith + Dreams". MTV. Viacom Media Networks. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
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  17. ^ "Attack". iTunes Store. Apple. Archived from the original on December 29, 2010. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
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  21. ^ "Capricorn (A Brand New Name)". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  22. ^ "City of Angels". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Closer to the Edge". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Thirty Seconds To Mars Announce New Single 'Do Or Die' Released September 9th 2013". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Edge of the Earth". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved May 29, 2014. 
  26. ^ "From Yesterday". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Hurricane (feat. Kanye West)". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  28. ^ "The Kill". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  29. ^ A Beautiful Lie (liner notes). Thirty Seconds to Mars. Brazil: EMI. 2008. 
  30. ^ "Kings and Queens". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  31. ^ "AOL Sessions Undercover". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
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  33. ^ "Kevin & Bean's Super Christmas". Andy Social. Retrieved July 5, 2009. 
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  35. ^ "BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2013 – Various Artist". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  36. ^ "This Is War". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  37. ^ A Beautiful Lie (Instrumentals) (liner notes). Thirty Seconds to Mars. Virgin Records. 2007. 
  38. ^ "Up in the Air". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  39. ^ "MTV Unplugged: Thirty Seconds to Mars – EP". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 

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