Suvarna Garge (Editor)

Yourself or Someone Like You

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Released  October 1, 1996
Yourself or Someone Like You (1996)  Mad Season (2000)
Release date  1 October 1996
Label  Lava Records
Length  46:43
Artist  Matchbox Twenty
Producer  Matt Serletic
Yourself or Someone Like You httpsstaticwonderfulunionnetgroundctrlclien

Recorded  June 1996, Atlanta, Georgia
Genres  Alternative rock, Post-grunge
Similar  Matchbox Twenty albums, Alternative rock albums

Yourself or Someone Like You is the debut studio album by American rock band Matchbox 20, released in 1996. The album features a sound similar to traditional rock sound and post-grunge. The album features themes of adolescence, loneliness, psychological abuse, humiliation, depression, anger, and alcoholism. The album sold several million copies in the U.S and was certified Diamond, and it was also certified multi-platinum in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. To date, the album has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.


Matchbox twenty 20 real world hq w lyrics

In 2005, almost a decade after the album's release, the band was sued by Frank Torres, the man on the album's cover. Torres claimed the band never asked for his permission to use his image on the album's cover. In the litigation, Torres claimed the photo was taken as he was walking down the street after being asked to pose. He also claimed the photo had caused him mental anguish. Torres justified the delay in suing Matchbox Twenty by claiming he had only seen the album photo within the last two years.

Track listing

All tracks written by Rob Thomas except where noted.


  • Rob Thomas – lead vocals, acoustic guitar on "Hang"
  • Kyle Cook – lead guitar, backing vocals, co-lead vocals on "Hang"
  • Adam Gaynor – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Brian Yale – bass
  • Paul Doucette – drums
  • Additional musicians
  • Matt Serletic – keyboards, percussion
  • Elizabeth Burkhardt – bassoon (on "Back 2 Good"), woodwind leader (on "Back 2 Good")
  • Amy Porter – flute (on "Back 2 Good")
  • Yvonne Powers – oboe (on "Back 2 Good")
  • Ted Gurch – clarinet (on "Back 2 Good")
  • Douglas Smith – bass clarinet (on "Back 2 Good")
  • Production
  • Matt Serletic – producer
  • Jeff Tomei – engineer
  • Travis McGehee - engineer/mixing engineer
  • John Neilson – assistant engineer
  • Greg Archilla – mixing engineer
  • Matt Serletic – mixing engineer
  • Malcolm Springer – assistant mixing engineer
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering engineer
  • Don C. Tyler – digital editing
  • Tony Adams – drum tech
  • Craig Poole – guitar tech
  • Jan Smith – vocal coach
  • Valerie Wagner – art direction
  • Valerie Wagner – graphic design
  • Katrin Thomas – photography
  • Chris Cuffaro – band photo
  • Songs

    1Real World3:51
    2Long Day3:46
    33 AM3:47


    Yourself or Someone Like You Wikipedia