Daily Archives: May 31, 2012

The best No 1 records: Hanson – MMMBop

The Guardian

1997: Hanson will probably spend the rest of their lives trying and failing to come up with a song that emulates the genius of MMMBop, and there’s no shame in that

Rolling Stone readers voted MMMBop the sixth worst song of the 90s, but such arrant rockist snobbery need detain us no further. MMMBopwould have been a brilliant song, even before producers The Dust Brothers set about sprinkling magic wikki-wikki pop dust all over it. It’s also a song whose wisdom is inversely proportionate to the age (16, 13, 11) of the three brothers that wrote it. As young Zac Hanson later explained, the lyric was about eschewing the paraphernalia of fame and fortune in favour of “the things that really matter [in life]”. Once the single shot to No 1, Hanson did well to heed its advice. Still very much together, the brothers will probably spend the rest of their lives trying and failing to come up with a song that emulates the genius of MMMBop, and there’s no shame in that. Happily, Hanson wear their albatross lightly. In 2011, they announced they would be launching an India Pale Ale beer called MMMHop.

National Anthem at OKC Thunder Game

The Oklahoma City Thunder Organization is pleased that Hanson will be singing the National Anthem at our Western Conference Finals home game against the San Antonio Spurs, Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 8:00 PM