Five For Fighting is a one-man piano rock band from Five Towns, New York. John Ondrasik experienced moderate success with his 1999 debut EP America Town and the following year’s Five for Fighting album. The latter’s single “Superman (It’s Not Easy)” was Five For Fighting’s breakthrough hit, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2000. Five For Fighting was nominated for best new artist at the 2002 Grammy Awards.
The song “100 Years” was released as Five for Fighting’s third single from America Town and quickly became Five For Fighting’s most recognizable track worldwide. It peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, Five For Fighting’s highest-peaking single. It is Five For Fighting’s signature song and one of America Town’s most well known songs.