Key Tracks: Ben Folds

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Ben Folds.


Initially the frontman of the Ben Folds Five from '95 - '00, Folds went on to release three solo LPs. The group reunited in 2011 and released their fourth album a year later. Despite their name, they are a trio.


  • Song: "Trusted"

  • Album: Songs for Silverman
  • Year: 2005
  • Comment: His second solo studio album, it reached #13 on the Billboard 200.



  • Song: "Kate"

  • Album: Whatever and Ever Amen
  • Year: 1997
  • Comment: Co-written by Folds' first wife, Anna Goodman, the story follows a man so enamored with a woman named Kate that he wants to be her.



  • Song: "Philosophy"

  • Album: Ben Folds Five
  • Year: 1995
  • Comment: The piano solo at the end of the track borrows a melody from Rhapsody In Blue by George Gershwin.



  • Song: "Landed"

  • Album: Songs for Silverman
  • Year: 2005
  • Comment: Songs for Silverman was named after Folds' former A&R representative at Sony Records.



  • Song: "Phone In a Pool"

  • Album: So There
  • Year: 2015
  • Comment: The album was recorded in collaboration with yMusic, a chamber ensemble from New York City.



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