The Info List - Andrew Dost

Andrew Paul Dost (born April 10, 1983)[1] is an American musician, singer and current member of the indie rock band Fun., in which he plays several instruments, mainly the piano.[2] He was formerly a member of the indie rock band Anathallo
from 2003 to 2007.


1 Early and personal life 2 Career

2.1 Anathallo 2.2 Columbus 2.3 Fun. 2.4 Scores 2.5 Solo music

3 Songwriting credits 4 Discography

4.1 Albums 4.2 Soundtracks 4.3 Singles

4.3.1 as featured artist

5 See also 6 References

Early and personal life[edit] Andrew Dost
Andrew Dost
was born to father Mark Dost, a retired teacher at Frankfort High School,[3] and mother Cheryl, also a retired teacher at Frankfort High School.[4] Dost grew up in Cass City, Michigan
Cass City, Michigan
and Mount Pleasant, Michigan. He graduated from Frankfort High School in Michigan as valedictorian in 2001,[3] and graduated from Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University
with a degree in journalism in 2005.[5][6] Regarding Dost's musical ambitions, his father, Mark, has said, "We always encouraged it because he plays flugelhorn, keyboard, guitar, melodica and drums. And he can sing. I am so pleased and proud that he's able to do what he loves to do and make a living at it. You wonder how is this going to work out as far as making a car payment. Yet as a parent you want your child to be fulfilled."[3] Dost is also a fairly active LGBTQ+ ally,[7][8][9][10] and a founding member of The Ally Coalition,[8] an organization "that works with entertainers and their fans to raise awareness, action, and funds in support of LGBTQ equality . . ."[11] Career[edit] Anathallo[edit] Dost began his musical career as a member of the band Anathallo, which was formed in 2000 at Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University
in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, with Dost joining in 2003.[1][12] He left the band halfway through writing album Canopy Glow in 2006; he has said that he left because the band had relocated to Chicago
and he was not able to move with.[1] Columbus[edit] After leaving Anathallo, Dost began work on a solo album, Columbus. It was based on a musical he had written in 2005 about the life of Christopher Columbus. According to an editorial review, "The story is a comedy of sorts, taking preposterous liberties with the legendary tale of Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus
. . . Columbus takes a quirky story and creates a heartfelt world for it." [13] The album was written, produced, and recorded almost entirely by Dost, along with help from Michael Nau (of Page France and The Cotton Jones Basket Ride), Nate Ruess
Nate Ruess
(of The Format), Joel Thiele (of Anathallo), Chris Fafalios, and Steve Soboslai. The album was released in 2009 on vinyl and digital.[14] Fun.[edit] In 2008, Nate Ruess
Nate Ruess
(former frontman of The Format) asked Dost to join him and Jack Antonoff
Jack Antonoff
(of Steel Train) in a new band, which became Fun.[1] Dost already knew the two, because their former bands had toured together.[1] While making Fun.'s first album, Aim and Ignite, Dost remained based out of Michigan, while Ruess lived in Phoenix, Arizona, and Antonoff in New Jersey. Fun.'s second album, Some Nights, saw the band's first #1 hit single, "We Are Young", which Dost co-wrote with Ruess, Antonoff, and Jeff Bhasker, the band's producer.[15] Dost also created an original score for the beginning of the "Carry On" music video in 2012. Scores[edit] He composed the soundtrack to the movie The D Train, released in 2015. The soundtrack contains a collaboration with his Fun. bandmate Jack Antonoff. Solo music[edit] In late 2015, Dost has mentioned that he hopes to release new music soon.[16] On April 20, 2016, Dost said in an interview with the Metro Times
Metro Times
that he's, "finishing an album, and scoring some films and TV shows in the meantime. It's been fun to have some time to experiment with music in a lot of different ways." [17] In this same interview, Dost also said, regarding his music, "I'm pretty heavily influenced by '60s pop, but also love experimenting with modern sounds. I like the Beatles, I like musical theater, and I like Drake."[17] On April 26, Dost performed a new song titled "Where Did They Go". Dost will be performing "Where Did They Go" along with an unreleased song titled "Young Republicans" at the Detroit Music Awards
Detroit Music Awards
on April 29. These songs have not been released officially as singles.[18] Dost also composes music for dogs [19] Songwriting credits[edit]

Year Artist Song Co-written with U.S. peak position U.K. peak position

2011 Fun. "We Are Young" Nate Ruess, Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker 1[15] 1[20]

2012 Fun. "Some Nights" Nate Ruess, Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker 3[21] 7[22]

Discography[edit] Albums[edit]

Columbus (2009) (based on a play he wrote in 2005)[23][24][25] Aim and Ignite
Aim and Ignite
(2009) with Fun. Some Nights (2012) with Fun.


"The D Train" (2015)

Singles[edit] as featured artist[edit]

"Mean What I Say" (2015) by That Dog

For Dost's releases with Fun, see Fun discography See also[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Andrew Dost.

Dost's website


^ a b c d e "Sebastian Murdock, "Profile: Andrew Dost", CUIndependent.com, Oct. 4, 2010". Cuindependent.com. Retrieved 2013-12-04.  ^ Photo Courtesy Atlantic Records - Lyndsey Byrnes (2012-11-08). "Tiffany Bentley, "Fun.'s Andrew Dost
Andrew Dost
talks about success and the superstorm", lehighvalleylive.com, Nov. 8, 2012". Lehighvalleylive.com. Retrieved 2013-12-04.  ^ a b c DRAHOSmdrahos@record-eagle.com, MARTA HEPLER. "Frankfort native is having 'Fun.'". Traverse City Record-Eagle. Retrieved 2016-02-18.  ^ STANTONastanton@record-eagle.com, BY ANNE. "Frankfort native has 'fun.' in the spotlight". Traverse City Record-Eagle. Retrieved 2016-02-18.  ^ "K.O.A. Zine -- Anathallo
Interview". www.koarecords.com. Retrieved 2016-02-18.  ^ "Andrew Dost: Seeing a new city through the eyes of a local". static.record-eagle.com. Retrieved 2016-02-18.  ^ The Ally Coalition (2012-10-15), I'm An Ally - Andrew Dost, retrieved 2016-02-18  ^ a b "Fun. Member On Why Gay Issues Are Near To His Heart". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-02-18.  ^ "The Ally Coalition on Instagram: "@andrewdost sighting, I repeat, dost sighting."". Instagram. Retrieved 2016-02-18.  ^ "INTERVIEW: Fun. Keyboardist Andrew Dost
Andrew Dost
Talks 'Glee,' GaGa, and LGBT
Issues". ralphieaversa.com. Retrieved 2016-02-18.  ^ "The Ally Coalition". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-02-18.  ^ "Profile from". lastfm.com. Retrieved 2013-12-04.  ^ Columbus, Paper & Plastic, 2009-05-26, retrieved 2016-04-28  ^ "Columbus". 26 May 2009 – via Amazon.  ^ a b "James Montgomery,"Fun. Find Breakout Anthem With 'We Are Young'", mtv.com, Feb. 21, 2012". Mtv.com. 2012-02-21. Retrieved 2013-12-04.  ^ " Andrew Dost
Andrew Dost
on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-02-18.  ^ a b Staff, M. T. "Watch out! Here come the 25th annual Detroit Music Awards". Detroit Metro Times. Retrieved 2016-04-28.  ^ "Music Monday: Andrew Dost
Andrew Dost
of fun". WDIV. 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2016-04-28.  ^ DOGTV (25 August 2014). "ABC WORLD NEWS: ANDREW DOST COMPOSES MUSIC FOR DOGTV" – via YouTube.  ^ "Tom Eames, "fun. hold off The Wanted to score first UK No.1 single", digitalspy.com, May 27, 2012". Digitalspy.co.uk. 2012-05-27. Retrieved 2013-12-04.  ^ Billboard.com ^ "Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. 2012-10-06. Retrieved 2013-12-04.  ^ "Columbus by Andrew Dost
Andrew Dost
on Apple Music".  ^ " Andrew Dost
Andrew Dost
- Columbus (Digital - MP3 or FLAC)".  ^ "Columbus - Andrew Dost
Andrew Dost
- Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". 

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Nate Ruess Andrew Dost Jack Antonoff

Studio albums

Aim and Ignite
Aim and Ignite
(2009) Some Nights (2012)

Extended plays

Before Shane Went to Bangkok: Live in the USA (2013)


"We Are Young" "Some Nights" "Carry On"

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Discography Awards and nominations

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Grammy Award for Song of the Year


"Volare" – Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno
(songwriter) (1959) "The Battle of New Orleans" – Jimmy Driftwood
Jimmy Driftwood
(songwriter) (1960) "Theme from Exodus" – Ernest Gold (songwriter) (1961) "Moon River" – Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
& Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(songwriters) (1962) "What Kind of Fool Am I?" – Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley (songwriters) (1963) "Days of Wine and Roses" – Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
& Henry Mancini (songwriters) (1964) "Hello, Dolly!" – Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(songwriter) (1965) "The Shadow of Your Smile" – Paul Francis Webster & Johnny Mandel (songwriters) (1966) "Michelle" – John Lennon
John Lennon
& Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(songwriters) (1967) "Up, Up, and Away" – Jimmy Webb
Jimmy Webb
(songwriter) (1968) "Little Green Apples" – Bobby Russell (songwriter) (1969) "Games People Play" – Joe South
Joe South
(songwriter) (1970) "Bridge over Troubled Water" – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(songwriter) (1971) "You've Got a Friend" – Carole King
Carole King
(songwriter) (1972) "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" – Ewan MacColl (songwriter) (1973) "Killing Me Softly with His Song" – Norman Gimbel & Charles Fox (songwriters) (1974) "The Way We Were" – Alan and Marilyn Bergman & Marvin Hamlisch (songwriters) (1975) "Send in the Clowns" – Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(songwriter) (1976) "I Write the Songs" – Bruce Johnston (songwriter) (1977) "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" – Barbra Streisand & Paul Williams (songwriters) / "You Light Up My Life" – Joe Brooks (songwriter) (1978) "Just the Way You Are" – Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(songwriter) (1979) "What a Fool Believes" – Kenny Loggins
Kenny Loggins
& Michael McDonald (songwriters) (1980)


"Sailing" – Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(songwriter) (1981) "Bette Davis Eyes" – Donna Weiss & Jackie DeShannon (songwriters) (1982) "Always on My Mind" – Johnny Christopher, Mark James & Wayne Carson (songwriters) (1983) "Every Breath You Take" – Sting (songwriter) (1984) "What's Love Got to Do with It" – Graham Lyle & Terry Britten (songwriters) (1985) "We Are the World" – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
& Lionel Richie (songwriters) (1986) "That's What Friends Are For" – Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
& Carole Bayer Sager (songwriters) (1987) "Somewhere Out There" – James Horner, Barry Mann
Barry Mann
& Cynthia Weil (songwriters) (1988) "Don't Worry, Be Happy" – Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
(songwriter) (1989) "Wind Beneath My Wings" – Larry Henley & Jeff Silbar (songwriters) (1990) "From a Distance" – Julie Gold
Julie Gold
(songwriter) (1991) "Unforgettable" – Irving Gordon
Irving Gordon
(songwriter) (1992) "Tears in Heaven" – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
& Will Jennings (songwriters) (1993) "A Whole New World" – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
& Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(songwriters) (1994) "Streets of Philadelphia" – Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(songwriter) (1995) "Kiss from a Rose" – Seal (songwriter) (1996) "Change the World" – Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick & Tommy Sims (songwriters) (1997) "Sunny Came Home" – Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin
& John Leventhal
John Leventhal
(songwriters) (1998) "My Heart Will Go On" – James Horner
James Horner
& Will Jennings (songwriters) (1999) "Smooth" – Itaal Shur
Itaal Shur
& Rob Thomas (songwriters) (2000)


"Beautiful Day" – Adam Clayton, David Evans, Laurence Mullen & Paul Hewson (songwriters) (2001) "Fallin'" – Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
(songwriter) (2002) "Don't Know Why" – Jesse Harris (songwriter) (2003) "Dance with My Father" – Richard Marx
Richard Marx
& Luther Vandross (songwriters) (2004) "Daughters" – John Mayer
John Mayer
(songwriter) (2005) "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" – Adam Clayton, David Evans, Laurence Mullen & Paul Hewson (songwriters) (2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" – Emily Burns Erwin, Martha Maguire, Natalie Maines
Natalie Maines
Pasdar & Dan Wilson (songwriters) (2007) "Rehab" – Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(songwriter) (2008) "Viva la Vida" – Guy Berryman, Jonathan Buckland, William Champion & Christopher Martin (songwriters) (2009) "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" – Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart (songwriters) (2010) "Need You Now" – Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley
Charles Kelley
& Hillary Scott (songwriters) (2011) "Rolling in the Deep" – Adele
Adkins & Paul Epworth (songwriters) (2012) "We Are Young" – Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost
Andrew Dost
& Nate Ruess (songwriters) (2013) "Royals" – Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor (songwriters) (2014) "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) – James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith (songwriters) (2015) "Thinking Out Loud" – Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran
& Amy Wadge
Amy Wadge
(songwriters) (2016) "Hello" – Adele
Adkins & Greg Kurstin
Greg Kurstin
(songwriters) (2017) "That's What I Like" – Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip (songwri