Widespread Panic is an American band from Athens, Georgia, which has been active from 1986 to date. The group currently has the following members Domingo “Sunny” Ortiz, John Bell, John JoJo Hermann, Dave Schools, Jimmy Herring, and Duane Trucks. Former members include Todd Nance, T Lavitz, Michael Houser, and George McConnell. The band’s genre is Southern rock, jam rock, rock hard, blues rock, and jazz-rock. The widespread Panic band is known for their live shows, which are improvisational and often inspired by their fans’ energy.
10. Ain’t Life Grand
Released in 1990, Ain’t Life Grand is one of the most popular and celebrated Widespread singles. The song is feel-good music about the daily activities that people are involved in. According to Stone start, Ain’t Life Grand is about how wonderful life is, and even though there are some challenges, he still has to make his partner happy. The song peaked at no. 21 on the US rock chart in 1990. It was a hit, and different movies used it as a soundtrack, like Ghost Dad.
9. You Got Yours
This song is about a man who has everything he needs but still has one more thing that he would like to have: a lover. You Got Yours was released in 1997 and featured in the Bombs & Butterflies album. It peaked in the same year and reached number fifty-nine on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was used as a soundtrack in movies like The Upside of Anger and Going the Distance. You Got Yours was used in the TV series The Good Wife as one of the songs featured in a scene that act as a flashback.
8. Porch Song
Porch Song is feel-good music about a person enjoying the view while sitting on a porch on a summer day. The person enjoys the sunset and sees the moonlight come down for the first time that night. Porch Song is one of the most popular songs in Widespread Panic’s career. The song was released in 1988 in their album Space Wrangler. The song reached a peak of number five on the Billboard charts and has been featured in many movies like The Wedding Planner, My Best Friend’s Wedding, and the TV series The Office.
7. Driving Song
Driving Song was released in 1988 and featured in the album Space Wrangler. The song is about a man driving over a long distance and enjoying the view. He arrives home to enjoy the porch, see the moon and the stars, and enjoy his time. According to Top 50 songs, the song was well received and peaked at number forty-one on Monday’s Hot Indies chart. This song has been used as a soundtrack in films like Pool Hall Junkies and The Painted Veil.
6. Pickin’ Up the Pieces
Pickin’ Up the pieces is about a man who is determined to move forward despite the challenges he had in LifeLife and wants to make his LifeLife better. The song encourages people not to give up and start all over again from where they are. It was released in 1993 and featured in their album Everyday. The song gained popularity; in the same year, it reached number twenty-nine on the Billboard Hot 100. films like, The Devil’s Rejects and The Midnight Meat Train used the song as the soundtrack.
5. Climb To Safety
Climb to Safety is a song about a man who is ready to move on after giving his best. The song was released in 1999 and featured in their album Til the Medicine Takes. Climb To Safety reached number thirty-six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It became the soundtrack of movies such as Gangs of New York.
4. The Waker
This is a fun song in the style of a sing-a-long, which every person is great at, and naturally, they want to get back in the game. Each person wants to become the best at what he does. The Waker was released in 1999 in their album ‘Til the Medicine Take and gained a huge following. This song peaked at number forty-five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number sixty-one on the US alternative rock chart. Different movies such as A Face in the Crowd, The Accidental Tourist, and School Ties used it as the soundtrack.
3. Up All Night
Up All Night is a song about a person in deep thoughts about LifeLife. The person is lying in bed and can’t sleep thinking about his LifeLife. He wishes the morning would come fast so he could start the day in a good mood. According to Billboard, it was released in 2008 in the album Free Somehow. The following was huge and reached number ninety-two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This song was a soundtrack for movies such as The New Daughter and LifeLife Happens.
2. Blue Indian
This sad song is about a man talking about his father and how he used to care for him before he died. The person is being cared for by brave friends who are just trying to do their best. The song was released in 1999 and appeared in the album ‘Til the Medicine Takes. Blue Indian was a huge hit and reached number forty-four on the alternative rock chart. This song has been used as a soundtrack for movies like Hardcore and A Walk To Remember.
1. Chilly Water
Released in 1988, Chilly Water was a famous song in the album Space Wrangler. It talks about how a person works hard but ends up poor, and the scarcity of water that has hit his city has made LifeLife even more difficult. This song gained a high following and reached the seventy-fifth spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Chilly Water was used as a soundtrack for movies such as The Road to Wellville and The Best Man.