Music History – February 21, 2013 – The Fray

Music History for February 21 – The Fray

On this day in 2009, The Fray was at #1 with the band's self-titled second album, losing the top spot two weeks later to Taylor Swift's monster hit Fearless. The follow-up to the band's success with the singles "Over My Head (Cable Car)" and "How to Save a Life," The Fray produced the platinum-selling single "You Found Me."

"You Found Me," which reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, ponders the question of why bad things happen to good people. Frontman Isaac Slade says the lyrics were inspired by a dream: "I dreamt I ran into God on a street corner. He looked like Bruce Springsteen and he was smoking a cigarette. I had it out with him and asked 'Where were you when all this bad stuff was happening to these very undeserving, good people?'"

The lyrics mention "the corner of First and Amistad," which refers to the Texas boarder town of Quemado, which could be described as the middle of nowhere.

Formed in Denver in 2002, The Fray's piano-driven music has been compared to Coldplay.

Today's Question:

The Fray had the #1 album in the country on this day in 2009 with the band's self-titled second release. It lost the top spot two weeks later to what country cross-over star?

Good Luck!



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