[[caption-width-right:350: (L-R) Kevin Coleman, Greg Camp, Steve Harwell, and Paul [=DeLisle=]]]
->''someBODY once told me''

Smash Mouth is an alternative rock band that started in 1994 with Steve Harwell (lead vocals), Greg Camp (guitar), Paul De Lisle (bass) and Kevin Coleman (drummer), as well as a touring keyboardists and turntable operators. The core line-up has since changed a few times, but retains the original members Harwell, Camp and De Lisle.

Most famous for their album ''Astro Lounge'' and the hit single "All Star", a quintessential late-nineties party tune that became famous through its inclusion in films like ''Film/RatRace'', ''Film/MysteryMen'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''. Some of their less popular albums have also received high critical praise (such as their debut, ''Fush Yu Mang'', which reached double platinum).

Their music is rock-pop sounding, with synthesizers and a few experimental elements in it as well, and a production heavily influenced by SurfRock and PsychedelicRock of TheSixties. Songs generally contain lyrics about the standard sex, drugs and rock and roll aspect that has prevailed in rock music over the ages, but they also satirize politics on occasion, if just a lyric or two in the song (see "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZgglOKNl-g Stoned]]," which pokes fun at then-President UsefulNotes/BillClinton's claims that he "did not inhale" marijuana).

After ''Astro Lounge'' was released, they went from being pretty underground to being popular, and [[ItsPopularNowItSucks drove away their original fan base]].

Albums released:
* ''Fush Yu Mang'' (1997)
* ''Astro Lounge'' (1999)
* ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Smash Mouth]]'' (2001)
* ''Get the Picture?'' (2003)
* ''The Gift of Rock'' (2005)
* ''Summer Girl'' (2006)
* ''Magic'' (2012)

!!Some-BODY once told me the tropes were gonna roll me, I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed...
* [[AsHimself As Themselves]]: On ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''
* BadToTheBone: "All Star" got used in a lot of comedy films for the sake of a feel-good atmosphere.
* ChristmasSongs: ''The Gift of Rock'' consists entirely of these.
* ClusterFBomb: In 2015, Steve Harwell cussed the crowd out at the Taste of Fort Collins festival when someone threw bread at him.
* CoverVersion: "Why Can't We Be Friends?" (War), "Can't Get Enough of You Baby" (Question Mark & the Mysterians), "I'm a Believer" (Music/NeilDiamond [=/=] Music/TheMonkees), "Getting Better" (Music/TheBeatles)
* CurseCutShort: "Force Field" contains the line "I'm pulling a miracle out of my..."
* GenreShift: Their first album included an element of then-popular Third Wave {{Ska}} influences, while subsequent efforts leaned in a more PopPunk or SurfRock direction.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The title of their debut album, ''Fush Yu Mang'', is a deliberate misspelling/mispronunciation of "[[PrecisionFStrike Fuck you, man]]."
* LighterAndSofter: Their first album was the only one to receive a [[ContentWarnings Parental Advisory sticker]].
* LyricalColdOpen: "All Star". [[MemeticMutation "Some-BODY once told me..."]]
* MistakenFromBehind: The music video for "I'm a Believer" has this happen repeatedly; he chases after someone with long blonde hair like his beloved's, but when the person turns around, it's some random dude.
* MistressAndServantBoy: The basic relationship between the singer of "Always Gets Her Way" and his girlfriend. The girl herself has some HiddenDepths though, which is all but explicitly stated to be why he loves her so much.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: A pretty consistent 3, although some songs off of Fush Yu Mang are a 4 or soft 5.
* {{Sampling}}: The main riff in "Walkin' on the Sun" is based off of Jean-Jacques Perry and Kingsley's "Swan's Splashdown"
* SpeaksInShoutOuts: Likewise, "Walkin' on the Sun" quotes a lot of commercials in the lyrics.