Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Five for Fighting is the stage name of American singer-songwriter John Ondrasik. His 2000 album America Town went platinum in the U.S. largely due to the success of the song "Superman (It's Not Easy)" following the September 11 attacks in 2001. The 2004 album The Battle for Everything has also enjoyed chart success in the United States. Ondrasik has also released a DualDisc of his 2004 album which has one side containing The Battle for Everything in its entirety and the other side being a DVD containing bonus footage and the "100 Years" music video. Five for Fighting's fourth album, Two Lights, was released on August 1, 2006.

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Main article: The Battle for EverythingJohn Ondrasik The Battle for Everything

Main article: Two Lights (album) Two Lights
In the spring of 2007, Ondrasik created the first video charity website. The website allows fans to upload videos answering the central question, "What Kind of World do You Want?" from his hit song,"World". Each time a fan-made video is viewed, up to .49 cents goes to a selected charity. The charities are: Augie's Quest (www.augiesquest.org) Autism Speaks (www.autismspeaks.org) Fisher House Foundation (www.fisherhouse.org) Save the Children (www.savethechildren.org)

Backcountry is a live CD/DVD to be released on November 6th, 2007.

Back Country


1997: Message for Albert
2000: America Town #54 U.S., #30 Australia
2004: Acoustic Live (EP)
2004: The Battle for Everything #20 U.S.
2004: 2+2 Makes 5 (EP)
2006: The Battle for Everything (DualDisc)
2006: The Riddle (EP)
2006: Two Lights #8 U.S.
2007: Backcountry Singles

On the weekend of January 27/28, 2007, John Ondrasik filled in for legendary radio host Casey Kasem on the American Top 20 and American Top 10 radio programs. On AT20, he counted down his own hit "World," and on AT10 he counted down his own hit "The Riddle."
In 2005 he recorded the song "Penguin Lament" for Sandra Boynton's "Dog Train" book and CD.
In March 2007, Ondrasik began appearing in a series of short videos profiling Republican presidential contenders in an interview format at gather.com. So far he has interviewed Mike Huckabee[2] and Newt Gingrich[3].
John Ondrasik co-wrote the Josh Groban song "February Song" for Groban's third album, Awake.

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