Underneath (Hanson album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 20, 2004
RecordedLate 2001–Late 2003 at Rocket Carousel Studios
GenrePop rock
Label3CG/Cooking Vinyl
ProducerGreg Wells and Hanson
Hanson chronology
Underneath Acoustic
The Best of Hanson: Live & Electric
Singles from Underneath
  1. "Penny & Me"
    Released: March 2004
  2. "Lost Without Each Other"
    Released: March 2005
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Blender3/5 stars[4]
Entertainment.ie3/5 stars[5]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[6]
Q2.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[7]
The Village Voice(favorable)[8]
Yahoo! Music UK8/10 stars[9]

Underneath is the third album by American pop rock group Hanson. It was released in 2004 by 3CG Records. It is the band's first release on their own independent record label.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson and Zac Hanson; additional writers in parentheses.
Lead vocals by Taylor Hanson, except where noted.

  1. "Strong Enough to Break" (Greg Wells) – 3:32
  2. "Dancin' in the Wind" – 4:04
  3. "Penny & Me" – 4:03
  4. "Underneath" (Matthew Sweet) – 4:40
  5. "Misery" – 3:08 (Lead vocals: Zac Hanson)
  6. "Lost Without Each Other" (Gregg Alexander) – 3:44
  7. "When You're Gone" – 4:31
  8. "Broken Angel" – 4:49 (Lead vocals: Zac Hanson)
  9. "Deeper" – 4:10 (Lead vocals: Isaac Hanson)
  10. "Get Up and Go" – 4:08
  11. "Crazy Beautiful" – 4:02
  12. "Hey" (Greg Wells) – 4:17
  13. "Believe" – 12:17


  • "Hey" was featured on the sixth episode "A Birthday Witch" from the sixth season of the series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
  • "Believe" includes the hidden tracks "Crazy Beautiful (Reprise)" and "Lulla Belle".

French version bonus track

  1. "Someone (Laissons nous une chance)" (featuring Emma Daumas) (Damon Lee, Dominique Grimaldi, Emma Daumas)

Australian bonus tracks (live from House of Blues, Chicago)

  1. "If Only"
  2. "I Will Come to You" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil)

Japanese bonus tracks

  1. "Dream Girl"
  2. "I Almost Care" (Matthew Sweet)
  3. "With You in Your Dreams" (live)

Note: The Japanese version does not include "Get Up and Go".


Worldwide sales[edit]

To date, the album has sold more than 350,000 copies, 137,000 of which were US sales and around 17,000 of which were sold in the UK, making this their lowest-selling official release. Despite this, the lead single "Penny & Me" achieved some success, reaching #2 on the Hot 100 Singles Sales chart and #10 on the UK Top 40. The second single, "Lost Without Each Other", did not chart in most countries, and only reached number #39 on the UK Top 40. Hanson themselves have said that they endured a financial loss in making and releasing the album, to the point where in some places, the album itself transitioned from mainstream retail locations to discount stores, particularly across England. It has been speculated that any loss endured has been made up from tour proceeds, as they tend to generate more direct income for bands than record sales can.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
French Albums (SNEP)[10] 173
Italian Albums (FIMI)[11] 53
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[12] 70
Scottish Albums (OCC)[13] 41
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 49
US Billboard Top 200 25
US Billboard Top Independent Albums 1


  1. ^ a b http://www.metacritic.com/music/underneath/hanson/critic-reviews
  2. ^ "Underneath - Hanson". Allmusic.
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20040416085043/http://billboard.com/bb/reviews/album_article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000489796
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20070930184447/http://www.blender.com/guide/reviews.aspx?id=2036. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved March 1, 2007. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ http://entertainment.ie/album-review/Hanson-Underneath/3730.htm
  6. ^ http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,611627,00.html
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20070221063823/http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/hanson/albums/album/5188719/review/5940925/underneath
  8. ^ http://www.villagevoice.com/2004-06-08/music/okies-from-mmmbopee-remain-brothers-for-the-long-haul/1/
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20050409113754/http://uk.launch.yahoo.com/050215/33/1xiqk.html
  10. ^ http://swisscharts.com/album/Hanson/Underneath-41187
  11. ^ http://swisscharts.com/album/Hanson/Underneath-41187
  12. ^ "Hanson Album Rankings". Oricon.
  13. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/scottish-albums-chart/20050213/40/
  14. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/hanson/

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