Barenaked Ladies is a Canadian rock band formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario. The band developed a cult following in Canada, with their self-titled 1991 cassette becoming the first independent release to be certified gold in Canada. They reached mainstream success in Canada when their debut with Reprise Records, Gordon, featuring the singles "If I Had $1000000" and "Brian Wilson", was released in 1992. The band's success was subsequently translated into the U.S., beginning with versions of "Brian Wilson" and "The Old Apartment" off their 1996 live album Rock Spectacle, followed by their 1998 fourth studio album Stunt which was their breakout success. The album featured their highest-charting hit, "One Week" as well as "It's All Been Done". Their fifth album, Maroon also charted highly featuring the lead single "Pinch Me". In the 2010s, the band became well-known for creating the theme song for the sitcom "The Big Bang Theory".
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