The Ready Set

The Ready Set

The Ready Set in 2009
Background information
Birth name Jordan Mark Witzigreuter
Born (1989-11-14) November 14, 1989
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
Years active 2009–present
Associated acts

Jordan Mark Witzigreuter (born November 14, 1989), known professionally as The Ready Set is an American electropop singer-songwriter from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is the lead vocalist and sole member of the act, using a backup band while on tour. Witzigreuter created The Ready Set in the basement of his childhood home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has released four studio albums Tantrum Castle, I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming, The Bad & The Better, and I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love, four extended plays and seven singles. Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz signed The Ready Set to his label Decaydance Records, in 2009. He is currently with Hopeless Records.[4][5]

He is best known for the commercially successful single "Love Like Woe" from his major label debut I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming. His follow-up EP, Feel Good Now, was released on October 11, 2011 on Sire Records.[6] He released another extended play, Sorry Sorry, as a preview of his new album in 2013. The rest of his third studio album, now titled The Bad & The Better, was released on May 27, 2014. He released his single, "Trash Talking Love" with Kitty Pryde, in August 2014.[7][8] His last tour was Vans Warped Tour 2014, he has since announced a fall coheadling tour with Metro Station and The Downtown Fiction. Witzigreuter announced that he has signed with Hopeless Records and is releasing an upcoming fourth studio album titled I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love will be expected to be released on April 8, 2016.

Band members


Former touring members


Studio albums

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top Heatseekers
2009 Tantrum Castle
  • Released: March 27, 2009
  • Label: Self-released
2010 I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming 3
2014 The Bad & The Better 75
2016 I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love

Extended plays

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200
2009 Cascades
  • Released: April 29, 2009
  • Label: Self-released
2011 Feel Good Now
  • Released: October 8, 2011
  • Label: Sire
2013 I'll Be Waiting
  • Released: July 2013
  • Label: Self-released
2014 The Celebrity EP


Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)


2010 "Love Like Woe" 27 35 15 I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming
"More Than Alive"
2011 "Young Forever" 39 Feel Good Now Music Video directed by Joey Boukadakis[14]
"Hollywood Dream"
2012 "Give Me Your Hand (Best Song Ever)" 30 33 The Bad & The Better
2014 "Higher"
"Freakin' Me Out"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart



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  3. "Album Review: The Ready Set – "The Bad & The Better"". New Noise Magazine.
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  5. "We Have a New Addition to the Family!". Retrieved 2010-05-08.
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  10. "The Ready Set Album & Song Chart History – Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 29, 2010.
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  12. "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart - The Official New Zealand Music Chart". THE OFFICIAL NZ MUSIC CHART.
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