CHART REWIND. “Mr. Jones” was the breakthrough hit for Counting Crows back in 1994. It was also the lead single off the debut set August and Everything After which was released the year before. The album was re-released in 2007, in a two-disc re-mastered deluxe set. Including six bonus tracks, the second disc was recorded during an Elysée Montmartre performance of The August Tour in December 1994.
Counting Crows has released five studio albums, all of which peaked in the top ten. The sophomore set Recovering the Satellites topped the Billboard 200 in 1996, the set also reached the top ten in Sweden. It included “Colorblind,” which was featured in the Ryan Phillippe movie Cruel Intentions. Counting Crows’ biggest US hit to date is “Hanginaround” from 1999.
The group hasn’t released any studio material since Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings in March 2008.