Hootie and the Blowfish songs first emerged on the pop music scene in 1994. Infused with sounds of blues and rock, the band's music enjoyed several chart topping hits. Featuring vocals with an almost rough-edged melodic feel, Hootie and the Blowfish songs are a timeless source of the male perspective on love and relationships.
- "Hold My Hand": Hootie and the Blowfish's first chart-topping single explores the desire to experience the simple physical benefits of romantic love. Released in 1994, "Hold My Hand" peaked at number ten on the U.S. Hot Billboard 100 chart. "Hold My Hand" was the band's debut single.
- "Let Her Cry": A poignant single about still loving someone who has become someone you no longer recognize. "Let Her Cry" is also from the band's debut album. It was one of the group's Top 20 hits.
- "Only Wanna Be With You": An uplifting whimsical Hootie and the Blowfish song that explores the feelings of wanting to commit to just one love interest. Another Top 20 hit for Hootie and the Blowfish, "Only Wanna Be With You" is featured on the band's 1994 debut album.
- "I Go Blind" : A single with an infectious set of almost dance like instrumentation about being transfixed by a romantic partner's physical beauty. "I Go Blind" was originally featured on the soundtrack for the television sitcom "Friends." The single is also featured on the band's 2004 "Best of Set" album.
- "Time": One of the early Hootie and the Blowfish songs from the band's first album that explores the changes that a person experience throughout life. "Time" was released on the band's debut album, but didn't enjoy quite the level of success of "Hold My Hand" and "Let Her Cry"
- "Goodbye": An emotional song from the album "Cracked" that examines the heartbreak associated with the end of a relationship. This single is found on the 1994 debut album "Cracked Rear View" although it is not as well known and did not top the charts.
- "I'm Going Home": Another Hootie and the Blowfish song from "Cracked" with subtle instrumentation and profound lyrics about returning to his or her roots. Although this single didn't make the top of the charts, it is a popular upload on YouTube. There are both live and studio versions of the song available on the site.
- "Waltz into Me": A song with a edgy blues feel about renewal and second chances. This single is featured on the band's album "Looking for Lucky." It is amongst some of the band's more recent material.
- "Innocence": A Hootie and Blowfish song that displays touching empathy in both its lyrics and instrumentation. The song explores the idea of seeing and feeling a relationship and its situations through an almost child-like perspective. This single is featured on one of the band's "Best of" compilations.
- "Only Lonely": A slow moving song about wishing to be in a relationship with someone who isn't quite known yet. Released in 1999, this single is featured on the band's album "Musical Chairs" and also on the soundtrack for the motion picture "Message in a Bottle."
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