Throwback Thursday: The Calling

Once upon a time, in a far away land (we’ll call this land “2001″), there lived a band who coined themselves The Calling.  These gentlemen were popular among the princesses of America and drew in the hearts of acne-producing teenagers with their first hit single “Wherever You Will Go.”  Now time passed and an evil wizard named “Indefinite Hiatus” came to the band and cast a spell leaving their musical careers dangling from the Cliff of Broken Dreams.  My attempt is to creatively highlight this week’s throwback band, The Calling.

Upon initially hearing The Calling’s first hit single, “Wherever You Will Go,” I, along with many others sharing in my musical preference, were intrigued by the deep, melodic vocals of lead singer, Alex Band.  To continue the seduction of new listeners, the song itself lured you in with the strumming of a soothing guitar and lyrics that seemed to pull from the diaries of first loves everywhere.  Alex Band himself probably produced such emotions in the ladies with his siren songs.  The song topped the charts and was even recognized as the #1 Adult Pop song of the decade by Billboard magazine.

So, where’d they go?   Where’s Alex Band?  Is he single?  The band released a few more singles from their first album, Camino Palmero, including “Adrienne” and “Could It Be Any Harder.”  Their music even made appearances in a few popular films such as “Coyote Ugly” and “Love Actually.”  Their career allowed them to make a second album cleverly titled Two, but their popularity slowly faded after that. Until just now.  When I brought it back. Let’s rekindle the romance and appreciate the talent of a band whose career may have ended too quickly.   If anything, The Calling will always have that first single…and Paris (Casablanca reference).

About the Author

Jenna is a long-time lover of music that has a knack for discovering new artists. In fact, she discovered The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Who, The Yardbirds and any other band you can think of that starts with "the". That might not all be true, but there is one thing that is: her love for music. (Single tear)


2 Responses to “Throwback Thursday: The Calling”
  1. Kyle says:

    Thanks Debbie. We will definitely check it out and thanks for the resources! :)

  2. Debbie says:

    Alex Band actually has gone solo and just released an amazing solo debut album called “We’ve All Been There”. You can buy it on iTunes or from his website You can also check out my site for all the recent news and info about Alex. Debbie

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