November 4, 2009
Cobra Starship: A Brief Profile
Cobra Starship was started by band leader—and vocalist—Gabe Saporta in 2005. Since then he has built friendships with numerous other band members from acts such as Panic! at the Disco, Fall Out Boy, The Academy Is…, The All-American Rejects, and others. Those relationships have given Saporta and the rest of Cobra Starship a boost into the music industry. Actually, they even poke fun at that with their song, “Pete Wentz is the Only Reason We’re Famous.”
But maybe they’ll be a band with only one major hit. But maybe not? As for me, I hope it doesn’t get to that point because I think this band has potential. Cobra Starship hit the music scene back in 2006 when they participated on the soundtrack for the [ridiculous] movie, Snakes on a Plane. They wrote and performed the single off the album, “Bring It (Snakes on a Plane).” I remember seeing that movie on the weekend of my 18th birthday. Awesome.
Since 2006, Cobra Starship has consistently released albums: While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets (2006), ¡Viva la Cobra! (2007), and their most recent record, Hot Mess (2009). They have experienced the most success with Hot Mess, as it peaked at #4 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 list.
The reason for their recent rise to stardom is largely due to the first single off of Hot Mess, “Good Girls Go Bad” featuring Leighton Meester of Gossip Girl. The song broke the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 list, peaking at #7. Not a bad place to be. The song was produced by Kara DioGuardi and Kevin Rudolf, as well—who doesn’t DioGuardi work with these days? It seems like she is just everywhere. Their current single is “Hot Mess” and is currently #64 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Cobra Starship teeters on the line between pop, rock, and alternative genres, which really works in their favor. They can reach broader audiences and shoot even further into superstardom. Like I said, I hope they don’t disappear into the background, because I like their stuff.
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