Mêlée (band)

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Origin Orange County, California, United States
Genres Emo, pop punk, indie rock, power pop, alternative rock
Years active 2000-2012
Labels Warner Bros. Records
Hopeless Records
Subcity Records
Associated acts Suburban Legends
The Service
Members Ricky Sans
Chris Cron
Ryan Malloy
Derek Lee Rock
Past members Mike Nader
Israel Villanueva
Michael Amico

Mêlée is an American rock band from Orange County in California. Formed in 2000, the band consists of Ricky Sans, Chris Cron, Ryan Malloy and Derek Lee Rock. The group released their debut album Everyday Behavior under Los Angeles-based independent label Subcity Records in 2004.[1] In 2006, they were signed with major record label Warner Bros. Records, and subsequently, in 2007 made their major record label debut Devils & Angels.[2] In 2010, they released their follow up to Devils & Angels, on Warner Bros. Records, The Masquerade (album), released in Japan and digitally in North America.[3]


Devils & Angels[edit]

The first single, "Built To Last" had international radio success. Peaking at #8 in Austria; #4 in Belgium; #75 in Czech; #58 in Denmark; #6 in Finland; #2 in Germany; #29 in Ireland; #2 in Netherlands; #13 in Norway; #54 in Sweden; #7 in Switzerland; #16 in UK; #1 in Japan; #2 in Indonesia; #12 in Thailand. "Imitation", the follow up single had international radio success as well. Peaking at #21 in Belgium; #43 in Switzerland; #10 in Singapore; #47 in Netherlands. "Can't Hold On", the third single charted at #97 in Netherlands. "Biggest Mistake" is featured in the trailer for Disney animated movie, Tangled in 2010.[4] "Stand Up" is featured on the soundtrack for the film Sydney White starring Amanda Bynes 2007.[5] Melee appeared in Where Music Meets Film, a one-hour TV special of the three night live music event at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, that aired on Fuse in 2008.[6]

"The Masquerade"[edit]

The single "On The Movie Screen" reached #3 on The J-Wave Tokio Hot 100 radio chart.[7]

"The Ballad of You and I" was the iTunes Store free single download of the week on October 5, 2010.[8] "The Ballad of You and I" was featured in promotion ads for NBC The Biggest Loser December, 2010 [9]

Band members[edit]

  • Christopher Cron (vocals, keyboard, guitar)
  • Ricky Sans (guitar, vocals)
  • Ryan Malloy (bass, vocals)
  • Derek Lee Rock (drums)

Former members[edit]

  • Mike Nader (drums)
  • Israel Villanueva (drums, vocals)
  • Michael Amico (drums)
  • Lina Simpson (keyboard, vocals)

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States March 5, 2007 (2007-03-05)
Taiwan August 7, 2007 (2007-08-07)
Japan August 22, 2007 (2007-08-22)
United Kingdom July 28, 2008 (2008-07-28)
Region Date
Japan August 18, 2010 (2010-08-18)
United States October 1, 2010 (2010-10-01)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
Taiwan Five Music International Albums Chart 4
Taiwan G-Music International Albums Chart 7
Japan Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 18
Japan Tokio Hot 100 Chart 1[10]
UK Albums Chart 61[11]


Studio Albums[edit]

Year Album Title Chart Positions
2004 Everyday Behavior
2007 Devils & Angels 18 [12] 61 [13]
2010 The Masquerade 35 [12]

Extended Plays (EPs)[edit]

2000 – An Existential Guide To Love
2001 – Transmission
2002 – Mêlée
2003 – Against the Tide

All Singles[edit]

Year Title Album
2001 "Francesca" Transmission (EP)
2004 "The War" Everyday Behavior
2007 "Can't Hold On" Devils & Angels
"Built To Last"
2008 "Frequently Baby (She's a Teenage Maniac)"
2010 "On The Movie Screen" The Masquerade
"The Ballad Of You And I"
"Teo Toriatte"


Music videos[edit]

Melee released several self-made videos for their single "Built to Last" prior to the recording of the official video, produced by the Malloys. All of the videos can be seen on their Youtube page.


  1. ^ "MELEE: Everyday Behavior: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Melee: Devils & Angels: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-03-04. 
  3. ^ "MELEE: THE MASQUERADE +2(ltd.low-price): Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-03-04. 
  4. ^ "Tangled (2010) : Trailer (Tangled: Trailer #2)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2015-03-04. 
  5. ^ "Sydney White (2007) : Soundtracks". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2015-03-04. 
  6. ^ "Where Music Meets Film (2008)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2015-03-04. 
  7. ^ "Google Translate". Translate.google.com. Retrieved 2015-03-04. 
  8. ^ "iTunes Single of the Week Confirmed for Melee - Yahoo Finance". Finance.yahoo.com. 2010-10-06. Retrieved 2015-03-04. 
  9. ^ "Melee's "The Ballad Of You and I" in NBC's The Biggest Loser Video by Melee on Myspace". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2015-03-04. 
  10. ^ "TOKIO HOT 100 : J-WAVE 81.3 FM RADIO". J-wave.co.jp. 2013-11-08. Retrieved 2015-03-04. 
  11. ^ "The Official UK Albums Chart for the week ending 9 August 2008", ChartsPlus (Milton Keynes: IQ Ware Ltd) (363): 5–8 
  12. ^ a b メイレイのCDアルバムランキング、メイレイのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE, oricon.co.jp 
  13. ^ "The Official UK Albums Chart for the week ending 9 August 2008", ChartsPlus (Milton Keynes: IQ Ware Ltd) (363): 5–8 

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