John Ondrosik bases his style on piano accompanied rock using the stage name Five for Fighting, a hockey term for the five minute penalty a player receives for fighting. Several of his early songs hit the top 40, such as "The Riddle," "Superman" and "100 Years."
His first album in '97, Message for Albert led the way for America Town and signing with Columbia Records. American Town went platinum, as did "The Battle for Everything," which went #1 for three months. In 2009, "Chances" was included on the soundtrack for "The Blind Side" and "Vampire Diaries." Five for Fighting consistently composes for other artists such as Josh Groban and The Backstreet Boys.