Smile, It's the End of the World

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Smile, It's the End of the World
All of the band's members looking at us
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 4, 2006 (2006-04-04)
Recorded2005–2006
GenrePop punk, punk rock, Christian alternative rock
Length44:09
LabelTooth & Nail
ProducerAaron Sprinkle
Hawk Nelson chronology
Letters to the President
(2004)
Smile, It's the End of the World
(2006)
Gloria EP
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout[2]

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.[3] It is also the longest album by the band.[citation needed] 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.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Daniel Biro, Jason Dunn, Trevor McNevan, unless otherwise noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The One Thing I Have Left" 3:07
2."The Show" 3:13
3."Bring 'Em Out" 3:23
4."Everything You Ever Wanted" 4:04
5."Something On My Mind" 4:19
6."Is Forever Enough"Biro, Dunn3:22
7."Zero" 4:38
8."Nothing Left to Show"Biro, Dunn2:54
9."Head On Collision" 4:07
10."Hello" 3:00
11."It's Over" 3:06
12."14"Biro, Dunn4:50
Total length:44:27

A different version of "Bring 'Em Out", which features Drake Bell, was released on the band's 2005 EP of the same name[citation needed] and on the special edition of Hawk Nelson Is My Friend. The version with Bell was performed in the film Yours, Mine and Ours.[4] 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.[5]

Personnel[edit]

Hawk Nelson

  • Jason Dunn — vocals, piano
  • Daniel Biro — bass, background vocals
  • Jonathan Steingard — guitar, background vocals
  • Aaron "Skwid" Tosti — drums

Additional personnel

  • Everett Dallas, Kenneth E. Larry, James Young, Willie Williams — vocals on "The Show"
  • Josh Head — vocals on "Nothing Left to Show"

Production

  • Aaron Sprinkle – audio engineer, audio production, engineer, producer
  • Trevor McNevan – audio production, composer, pre-production
  • Aaron Lipinski – engineer, mixing assistant
  • Randy Torres – engineer
  • J.R. McNeely – mixing
  • Brian Gardner — mastering
  • Jonathan Dunn – A&R
  • Brandon Ebel – executive producer
  • Jason Powers – art direction, design, illustrations
  • David Hill – photography

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.[6]

Awards[edit]

In 2007, the album was nominated for a Dove Award for Rock Album of the Year at the 38th GMA Dove Awards.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AllMusic review".
  2. ^ "Jesusfreakhideout review".
  3. ^ "GMA Dove Awards Nominations Announced". Rapzilla. Retrieved December 22, 2011.
  4. ^ "Hawk Nelson Catapults To Hollywood Again With Big Screen Debut In Sony Pictures' Remake Film 'Yours, Mine, & Ours'". CBN. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  5. ^ "Hawk Nelson Interview, 2006". Jesusfreakhideout.com. April 3, 2006. Retrieved December 22, 2011.
  6. ^ 2007 Year End Charts/Top Christian CHR songs Archived May 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, R&R magazine, Retrieved January 6, 2008
  7. ^ 38th Annual GMA Awards on About.com

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