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Saving Jane

Marti Dodson in September 2008
Background information
Origin Columbus, Ohio, United States
Genres Rock, alternative rock
Years active 2005—present
Labels Toucan Cove, Universal
Website Official site
Members
Marti Dodson
Pat Buzzard
Dak Goodman
Eric Flores
Brandon Hagan
Former members
Joe Cochran
Mike Unger
Jeremy Martin

Saving Jane is a band from Columbus, Ohio who are most famous for their hit songs "Girl Next Door", "Come Down To Me", "SuperGirl". The band consists of Marti Dodson, Pat Buzzard, Dak Goodman, Brandon Hagan, and Eric Flores.

Contents

2002-2008: History, Girl Next Door, One Girl Revolution & SuperGirl

What started out as simply a campfire song between strangers soon turned into a musical connection in the form of the Columbus, OH-based alternative pop/rock group Saving Jane. It was at this bonfire that vocalist Marti Dodson (then a junior at Ohio State University) and rhythm guitarist Pat Buzzard first met and subsequently became friends. The pair began writing songs together and when the time came to record their work, local drummer Dak Goodman was recruited to help. The trio found something in each other, and the decision was made to form an actual band. Booking their first show, they took the name Saving Jane from a cartoon Dodson had been doodling one late night at the studio. As the band slowly began making a name for itself around Columbus, an additional lead guitarist, Kris Misevski, and a borrowed bass player from Goodman's cover band rounded out the group. About a year later, tensions within the band lead to the departure of their borrowed bassist, and Jeremy Martin replaced him in 2002. Two years later, as Saving Jane found their style shifting more from acoustic roots to alternative rock, their manager insisted that Dodson's be emphasized over the rest of the band; these changes eventually led to the exit of their lead guitarist. In February 2006, Mike Ungar stepped down from Saving Jane for family reasons, and Brandon Hagan joined the band as a replacement, while keyboardist Joe Cochran completed the lineup. Also as of 2008, Jeremy Martin is no longer with the band. The new bassist is Eric Flores.

Saving Jane's full-length debut, Girl Next Door, was issued in October 2005 on Toucan Cove, and the title track found the band getting major radio air play of the single of the same name. Gaining the attention of major record labels, Republic/Universal Records signed them and they made their debut on the Billboard charts. The single with the same title, "Girl Next Door", peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100. The video debuted on MTV's Total Request Live's countdown on April 24, 2006 at #9. The single "Come Down to Me" was released in late August and went on to sell over 100,000 copies.
In 2006, country singer Julie Roberts recorded a version of "Girl Next Door" which was released on her album Men and Mascara. (Saving Jane had released their own country remix of the song the previous winter, which was available on iTunes and got exposure on CMT and CMT.com.)

On August 7, 2007, Saving Jane's follow up album to Girl Next Door was released with the title One Girl Revolution. A single with the same title debuted in the summer of 2007. The album, One Girl Revolution was release in 2007, with a re-release version with a new song, "SuperGirl" in the album, SuperGirl in 2008.

2009-present: "Butterflies", Vampire Dairies EP and upcoming album

A new song, "Butterflies" was release on iTunes in 2009, the single was popular on radio airplay. In early 2010, Saving Jane's new EP title, Vampire Dairies EP was release on January 26, 2010 on iTunes, it has three songs, "Immortal", "In Love With a Vampire" and "Immortal (Twilight Mix)". A new song that was posted on MySpace titled "Love Will Wait"[1] may appear on the upcoming album.

Pop culture

"Girl Next Door" has been used on many hit TV shows, and "Supergirl" is used as the theme music for female Indy-Car racing star Danica Patrick and U.S. Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin.

Discography

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Albums

Year Album Chart positions
U.S. Billboard 200 U.S. Billboard Heatseekers
2002 Something to Hold Onto - -
2006 Girl Next Door 31 2
2007 One Girl Revolution - -
2008 SuperGirl - -

Extended plays

Year Album details
2009 Butterflies
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: -
  • Formats: Download
2010 Vampire Dairies
  • Released: January 2010
  • Label: -
  • Formats: Download

Singles

Year Title Album Chart positions
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. Pop 100 U.S. Pop Airplay[2]
2006 "Girl Next Door" Girl Next Door 31 27 20
"Happy" - - 43
"Come Down To Me" - - -
2007 "One Girl Revolution" One Girl Revolution - - 56
2008 "SuperGirl" SuperGirl - - 39
"Breaking Up is Hard to Do" n/a - - -
2009 "Butterflies" Butterflies - - 90


A shortened version of the song "Girl Next Door" is used as the theme song for MTV's show Tiara Girls.[citation needed]

A shortened version of the song "Imperfection" is used as the theme song for the WE show High School Confidential.[citation needed]

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