"The Reason" is the 2004 hit single by the modern rock band Hoobastank, off their album The Reason. The song is Hoobastank's most commercially successful single, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (kept from the top spot by Usher's hit "Burn"), and #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks. In addition, it topped the singles charts in both Mexico and Italy. It was nominated for the Song of the Year on the 47th Grammy Awards. It was also a transatlantic hit, peaking at #12 in the United Kingdom.
"The Reason" also won the MTV Asia VMA award for best rock video and was also covered by singer Tom Jones. A remix version also exists for airplay on adult contemporary stations. An acoustic version is present in The Greatest Hits: Don't Touch My Moustache album. The song appears on the video games SingStar Pop and Karaoke Revolution Volume 3. The song also featured in the Friends Special episode "The One With All the Other Ones (Part 2)" and the 2009 Disney documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty, which documents the rise, the fall and the rebirth of the Walt Disney Feature Animation studio.