The Calling

Founded: 1996

Location: United States

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The Calling

The Calling is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1996 by lead singer and guitarist Alex Band and guitarist Aaron Kamin. They are best known for their hit single "Wherever You Will Go," which topped the Adult Top 40 for 23 weeks—making it the second longest running number one in the chart's history—and was later named the number one song of the decade of 2000s on the Adult Pop Charts by Billboard magazine. It was included on their debut album Camino Palmero (2001), which saw commercial success despite unfavorable critical reception.Their second album, Two (2004) was supported by the lead single "Our Lives (song)," which was featured in the closing ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympics as well as the opening song for the 78th Academy Awards. The band broke up in the following year after its release, and reformed in 2016 following a failed attempt to do so in 2013. Since the formation of the band, there had been several lineup changes, with Band remaining its sole original member.


2000 Camino Palmero
2004 Two

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