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Plain White T's began their life as emo-tinged pop-punkers but it was a ballad that brought them stardom. "Hey There Delilah" turned into a smash hit in 2007, rocketing to the top of Billboard's charts and defining the group as a melodic mainstream group, yet their earliest records and subsequent al ...

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Plain White T's began their life as emo-tinged pop-punkers but it was a ballad that brought them stardom. "Hey There Delilah" turned into a smash hit in 2007, rocketing to the top of Billboard's charts and defining the group as a melodic mainstream group, yet their earliest records and subsequent albums showed how Plain White T's spent as much time playing highly-charged punk-influenced rock as they did anthemic ballads.

Plain White T's hail from the Chicago, Illinois suburb of Lombard, where singer/guitarist Tom Higgenson, bassist Ken Fletcher and drummer Dave Dirio formed the band in 1997. Gigging regularly on the local punk circuit, they added guitarist Steve Mast to the lineup. A self-released album called Come On Over appeared in 2000 and it was followed by another indie record, Stop, in 2002. After Stop's release, Plain White T's went through a considerable lineup change, with Tirio moving to rhythm guitar-De'Mar Hamilton took over on drums-as Fletcher was replaced by Tim Lopez and Mast was swapped out for Mike Retondo. Fearless Records signed the band-they'd later reissue Stop-and the label released All That We Needed in 2005.

All That We Needed featured a song called "Hey There Delilah" which wind up being the breakthrough song for Plain White T's but not in this version. The group re-recorded the song as a string-laden ballad for Every Second Counts, their major label debut for Hollywood Records. "Hey There Deliliah" turned into an unexpected crossover smash, climbing to number one on Billboard's Hot 100. Its success helped Every Second Counts earn a Gold certification from the RIAA and led to two Grammy nominations for the band. Big Bad World, the group's sequel to Every Second Counts, arrived in 2008. It produced an adult contemporary hit in "1, 2, 3, 4," which also made it to 34 on the Billboard Top 40. Following a supporting tour, the group released another album, The Wonders Of The Younger, in 2010. The album generated another adult contemporary hit in "Rhythm of Love."

Plain White T's next entered a relatively fallow period, as they placed songs on soundtracks and delivered an EP called Should've Gone To Bed in 2013. That same year, Higgenson and Tirio had a busman's holiday as That Lying Bitch, a project designed to reconnect the founding members with their punk roots. Not long afterward, the group parted ways with Hollywood Records due to struggles over their next album, American Nights. Plain White T's signed with Megaforce who put out American Nights. Their stay at Megaforce was short lived: in 2017, they returned to Fearless, who put out Parallel Universe in 2018. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah

Hey There Delilah

  Every Second Counts

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Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah

Hey There Delilah

  All That We Needed

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Plain White T's - Rhythm of Love

Rhythm of Love

  Wonders of the Younger

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Plain White T's - 1, 2, 3, 4

1, 2, 3, 4

  Big Bad World (Bonus Track Version)

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Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah

Hey There Delilah

  Hey There Delilah - EP

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Plain White T's - Our Time Now

Our Time Now

  Every Second Counts

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Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah

Hey There Delilah

  Hey There Delilah - Single

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Plain White T's - Haven't Told Her

Haven't Told Her

  Should've Gone to Bed - EP

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Plain White T's - Helium

Helium

  Should've Gone to Bed - EP

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Plain White T's - The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree

  Should've Gone to Bed - EP

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Plain White T's - Should've Gone to Bed

Should've Gone to Bed

  Should've Gone to Bed - EP

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Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah

Hey There Delilah

  Light Up The Room (Deluxe Single) - Single

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Plain White T's - Light Up The Room

Light Up The Room

  Light Up The Room (Deluxe Single) - Single

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Plain White T's - End of the World

End of the World

  Parallel Universe

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Plain White T's - No Tears

No Tears

  Parallel Universe

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Plain White T's - Lips

Lips

  Parallel Universe

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Plain White T's - I Should Be Dead Right Now

I Should Be Dead Right Now

  Parallel Universe

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Plain White T's - Lying About Me and You

Lying About Me and You

  Parallel Universe

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Plain White T's - Low

Low

  Parallel Universe

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Plain White T's - No Imitations

No Imitations

  Parallel Universe

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Plain White T's - Sick of Love

Sick of Love

  Parallel Universe

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Plain White T's - Your Body

Your Body

  Parallel Universe

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Plain White T's - Bury Me

Bury Me

  Parallel Universe

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Plain White T's - Top of the World

Top of the World

  Parallel Universe

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Plain White T's - Call Me

Call Me

  Parallel Universe

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