Smile, It's the End of the World

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Smile, It's the End of the World
Studio album by Hawk Nelson
Released April 4, 2006 (2006-04-04)
Recorded 2005–2006
Genre Pop punk, punk rock, alternative rock, Christian Rock
Length 44:09
Label Tooth & Nail
Producer Aaron Sprinkle
Hawk Nelson chronology
Letters to the President
(2004)
Smile, It's The End of the World
(2006)
Gloria EP
(2006)

Smile, It's the End of the World is the second full length album by pop punk band Hawk Nelson. It was released on April 4, 2006.

The record was a 2007 GMA Dove Award nominee for Rock Album, produced by Aaron Sprinkle. It was also a nominee for Recorded Music Packaging, designed by Jason Powers.[1] It is also the longest album by the band.

Smile, It's the End of the World charted at No. 75 on the Billboard 200 after selling more than 14,000 copies in its opening week. "The Show" is on the Digital Praise PC game Guitar Praise.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Jesusfreakhideout 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

Album release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The One Thing I Have Left"   Daniel Biro, Jason Dunn, Trevor McNevan 3:07
2. "The Show"   Biro, Dunn, McNevan 3:13
3. "Bring 'Em Out" (featuring Drake Bell) Biro, Dunn, McNevan 3:23
4. "Everything You Ever Wanted"   Biro, Dunn, McNevan 4:04
5. "Something On My Mind"   Biro, Dunn, McNevan 4:19
6. "Is Forever Enough"   Biro, Dunn 3:22
7. "Zero"   Biro, Dunn, McNevan 4:38
8. "Nothing Left to Show"   Biro, Dunn 2:54
9. "Head On Collision"   Biro, Dunn, McNevan 4:07
10. "Hello"   Biro, Dunn, McNevan 3:00
11. "It's Over"   Biro, Dunn, McNevan 3:06
12. "Fourteen"   Biro, Dunn 4:50
Total length:
44:27

Credits[edit]

  • Jason Dunn -- vocals, piano
  • Daniel Biro -- bass, background vocals
  • Jonathan Steingard -- guitar, background vocals
  • Aaron "Skwid" Tosti -- drums
  • Aaron Sprinkle—producer
  • J.R. McNeely—mixer
  • Brandon Ebel—executive producer
  • Everett Dallas, Kenneth E. Larry, James Young, Willie Williams—vocals on "The Show"
  • Josh Head—vocals on "Nothing Left To Show"
  • All songs written by Hawk Nelson and Trevor McNevan

Production[edit]

  • The band's frontman, Jason Dunn, has said in an interview that there was going to be an actual title song, making the album have thirteen songs.[4]

Singles[edit]

The band has released the song "Everything You Ever Wanted" on Christian radio. It peaked at No. 1 on the Christian Hit Radio format. "The Show" has appeared on Christian radio as well.

The band released a video and on the radio for "Zero" on May 30, 2007. It was the 15th most played song of 2007 on U.S. Christian Hit Radio stations.[5]

Awards[edit]

In 2007, the album was nominated for a Dove Award for Rock Album of the Year at the 38th GMA Dove Awards.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GMA Dove Awards Nominations Announced". Rapzilla. Retrieved 2011-12-22. 
  2. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  3. ^ "Jesusfreakhideout review". 
  4. ^ "Hawk Nelson Interview, 2006". Jesusfreakhideout.com. 2006-04-03. Retrieved 2011-12-22. 
  5. ^ 2007 Year End Charts/Top Christian CHR songs, R&R magazine, Retrieved January 6, 2008
  6. ^ 38th Annual GMA Awards on About.com

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