Bookmarks (album)

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Bookmarks
Five for Fighting Bookmarks.jpg
Studio album by Five for Fighting
Released September 17, 2013
Recorded 2011–13
Genre Pop rock
Length 37:44
Label Wind-up
Producer
Five for Fighting chronology
Slice
(2009)
Bookmarks
(2013)
Singles from Bookmarks
  1. "What If"
    Released: June 11, 2013
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Bookmarks is the sixth studio album by American singer Five for Fighting. It was released on September 17, 2013, by Wind-up Records.[2][3] The album's first single, "What If", was released on June 11, 2013.[4]

Background[edit]

After his previous album Slice was released in 2009, Ondrasik was uncertain about his future music career. He decided to record Bookmarks after restoring his passion for music while training for a marathon.[5]

Recording[edit]

Bookmarks was produced by Derek Fuhrmann and Gregg Wattenberg. Wattenberg previously worked with American rock band Train and American Idol season 11 winner Phillip Phillips.[6] Ondrasik and Wattenberg previously worked together for Ondrasik's 2000 album America Town. While recording, both of them tried out various genres and drum rhythms. Almost 60 songs were recorded for Bookmarks including six versions of "You'll Never Change".[7]

Composition[edit]

Ondrasik based the songs off of Bookmarks on his life experiences that occurred in the three years after Slice.[5]

Reception[edit]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic said that while Bookmarks sounded like early 2000s adult contemporary, Erlewine praised the positive lyrics and believed Bookmarks was the most put together album by Five for Fighting.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Stand Up"2:51
2."What If"3:27
3."Heaven Knows"3:30
4."Down"3:29
5."I Don't Want Your Love"3:34
6."Road To You"2:51
7."She's My Girl"3:26
8."Symphony Lane"3:39
9."You'll Never Change"3:13
10."Your Man"3:28
11."The Day I Died"4:16
12."Rebel" (bonus track)3:09

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[8] 54

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stephen Thomas Erlewine (2013-09-17). "Bookmarks - Five for Fighting | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Bookmarks by Five for Fighting". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2013-09-06.
  3. ^ "Bookmarks: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-09-06.
  4. ^ "iTunes - Music - What If - Single by Five for Fighting". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-06-11. Retrieved 2013-09-06.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ a b Moraski, Lauren (16 September 2013). "Five For Fighting on the "miracle" of new album, "Bookmarks"". CBS News. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  6. ^ Papadatos, Markos (25 April 2014). "Five for Fighting talks about 'Bookmarks' CD and symphony shows". Digital Journal. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  7. ^ Graff, Gary (3 October 2013). "Five For Fighting Not 'Chasing Fads'". Billboard. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Five for Fighting Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 7, 2014.