Train was formed in the early 1990s in San Francisco by the original members, Rob Hotchkiss and Patrick Monahan. Train performed mostly in cofee houses and local clubs. The band started to take shape when Jimmy Stafford joined as guitarist and Charlie Colin joined on bass. Later, Scott Underwood joined as Train's drummer.
In 1997, Train started their first tour, opening concerts for Counting Crows, Barenakedladies and others.
Train's first major hit was Meet Virginia from their self-titled 1998 debut. Later on Train also had two other songs which reached #1 on the Billboard Adult Top 40: the title track from their second album, Drops of Jupiter, and "Calling All Angels" from 2003's My Private Nation.
When Train released Drops Of Jupiter in March 2001, the title track "Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me)" was already a hit on several Billboard charts. By June 2001, Drops Of Jupiter was RIAA-certified platinum. By April 2002, the single had spent a total of 53 weeks on the Hot 100. It won a Best Rock Song Grammy for Train, as well as a Best Arrangement Grammy for Paul Buckmaster.
In 2003, Train released "Calling All Angels", the lead single from their third album, My Private Nation. This was soon followed by the release of "When I Look To The Sky". "Ordinary" was released shortly after as a single from the Spider-Man 2 soundtrack.
In July of 2005, after the song was featured in an advertising campaign for Cingular, Train released "Get to Me" as the final single from My Private Nation and it reached number 9 on the Billboard Adult Top 40. The band never expected to release a third single from My Private Nation but the surprise hit of "Get to Me" due to it being used in a Cingular commercial caused Train to release the song.
Train began recording their fourth studio album, For Me, It's You, in Atlanta, GA during the summer of 2005. Train released the first single, "Cab" on November 14th. The album was released on January 31st, 2006. For Me, It's You was the first Train album to feature the new lineup that includes new members Johnny Colt on bass and Brandon Bush on keyboards. It was produced by Brendan O' Brien.
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