Artist Countdown: Darius Rucker and Hootie & The Blowfish Top 30 Hits

Hootie Hootie& the Blowfish is an American rock band that formed in 1986 at the University of South Carolina by Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, and Jim Sonefeld. As of July 2010, the band had charted sixteen singles on various Billboard singles charts and recorded five studio albums; and their 1994 debut album, Cracked Rear View, was the 16th-best-selling album of all time in the US, having been certified platinum 16 times. The group was especially popular in Canada, having three number-one singles in the country. They have sold over 21 million albums in the United States alone.

Darius C. Rucker (born May 13, 1966) is an American musician. He first gained fame as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, which he founded in 1986 at the University of South Carolina along with Mark Bryan, Jim “Soni” Sonefeld and Dean Felber. The band has released five studio albums with him as a member, and charted six top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Rucker co-wrote the majority of the band’s songs with the other three members.

He released a solo R&B album, Back to Then, in 2002 on Hidden Beach Recordings but did not chart any singles from it. Six years later, Rucker signed to Capitol Records Nashville as a country music artist, releasing the album Learn to Live that year. Its first single, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It”, made him the first black man to chart a number one on the Hot Country Songs charts since Charley Pride in 1983. It was followed by two more number-one singles, “It Won’t Be Like This for Long” and “Alright” and the number three “History in the Making”. In 2009, he became the first black man to win the New Artist Award from the Country Music Association, and only the second black man to win any award from the association. A second Capitol album, Charleston, SC 1966, was released on October 12, 2010. The album includes the number-one singles “Come Back Song” and “This”. – Wikipedia

1 Only Wanna Be with You
2 Let Her Cry
3 Old Man & Me (When I Get To Heaven)
4 Time
5 Hold My Hand
6 Wagon Wheel (Darius Rucker)
7 Tucker’s Town
8 Radio (Darius Rucker)
9 I Go Blind
10 I Will Wait
11 Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It (Darius Rucker)
12 Alright (Darius Rucker)
13 It Won’t Be Like This for Long (Darius Rucker)
14 This (Darius Rucker)
15 History in the Making (Darius Rucker)
16 True Believers (Darius Rucker)
17 Get Out of My Mind
18 Only Lonely
19 I Got Nothin’ (Darius Rucker) 
20 Come Back Song  (Darius Rucker)
21 Hey Hey What Can I Do
22 Drowning
23 Goodbye Girl
24 Sad Caper
25 Miss You (Darius Rucker)
26 My Place (Darius Rucker with Big Smo)
27 Together, Anything’s Possible (Darius Rucker)
28 Innocence
29 Stuck On You (Lionel Richie & Darius Rucker)
30 Hannah Jane

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