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A look at the ‘Macarena,’ ‘Call Me Maybe,’ ‘Barbie Girl’ and the catchiest and most annoying songs ever recorded

NY Daily News

Get this song out of my head!

When your favorite band or artists puts out a single that sticks with you throughout the day you don’t mind it too much. However, when it’s an awful pop song, it could drive you crazy.

On the fifth anniversary of Carly Rae Jepsen releasing “Call Me Maybe,” we take a look at some of the catchiest and most annoying hit songs ever recorded.

NOTE: In case some of these songs get trapped in your brain, you can try things like listening to the song all the way through, reading the lyrics or even Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”

Hanson – “Mmmbop”

Before Eiffel 65 introduced the world to their jibberish song, Hanson launched themselves into pop culture with “Mmmbop.”

If you thought the chorus for “Blue” made no sense, check out what it was on “Mmmbop.”

“Mmmbop, ba duba dop/Ba du bop, ba duba dop/Ba du bop, ba duba dop/Ba du, yeah/Mmmbop, ba duba dop/Ba du bop/ ba du dop/Ba du bop/ba du dop/Ba du, yeah.”

Who would’ve thought a song that sounded like it was being sang to babies would go on to be a mega hit.

The song went on to be No. 1 in 27 countries in 1997 thanks to it’s poppy, upbeat sound which was sang by three teenagers.

21 Concerts Every ‘90s Kid Went To Or Wanted To Go To


Are you a dyed-in-the-wool pop music fan? Were you born in the ‘80s or the early ‘90s? Do you enjoy live music? If you replied “Duh doye” to all three of those questions, then I would be down to bet a Furby, a Nano Baby, a pair of Moon Shoes, a Burger King Bart Simpson doll, a dozen holographic Pokémoncards, a tube full of pogs, and one of those gnarly metal pog slammers that you really, really, really, really want a zig-a-zig-ah. Er, wait. Let me try that again: I would bet all of those things that you, you pop music- and concert-loving ’90s kid, wanted to go to and/or went to at least one live show in the ’90s and/or early ’00s. Which live show(s)? Oh, I am thrilled you asked.

Below you will find a list of ’90s/’00s tours that should speak to all of my fellow pop music-obsessed ’90s kids. Whether you attended all of the concerts included in this roundup*, one of the concerts, a few of the concerts, or none of the concerts, you *get* their power; these weren’t just any tours, but The Pop Tours To Go To In The ’90s And Early ’00s.

Here are some of the pop concerts ’90s kids wanted to be a part of:

4. Hanson — The Albertane Tour

“MMMbop” stuck in your head now? You’re welcome.

What the Ale: Hanson Brothers Beer Company set to release a new beer

Tulsa World


Hanson Brothers Beer Co.’s Hop Jam Festive Ale, Spiced Farmhouse Ale. Courtesy

Hanson Brothers have a new release next week, but it isn’t a song. It is a beer.

Some of you may have already had an opportunity to try it during the Hop Jam Beer Festival. The official release of the farmhouse ale, which is called Hop Jam Festive Ale, will be at Fassler Hall, 304 S. Elgin Ave., at 6 p.m. Thursday.

“Our new release of the Festive Ale has been a long time coming, and we are thrilled to make it our second year-round style after Mmmhops. This Farmhouse Ale is incredibly flavorful but lighter and more refreshing than its Pale Ale brother,” said Taylor Hanson of Hanson Brothers Beer Co.

“The beer was originally crafted as a special release for our annual Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival back in 2014, and has continued to be a favorite at the festival three years running. This beer is true to the Saison style, with a refreshing bright foundation that comes from wheat, barley and rye, with a bit of extra citrus and spice from the addition of orange peel and coriander, and, of course, a clean bittering finish from the hops. We are looking forward to sharing this beer and many more styles with craft beer fans everywhere.”

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For most, a visit to reveals what appears to be another craft beer company, trying to squeak by in this new craft beer age on sincere brewing techniques and a devotion to hoppier beer. One might even see the banner that says “Hanson Brothers Beer Company” and not think anything of it. But a more in depth analysis reveals that the Hanson Brothers Beer Company is actually composed of everyone’s favorite bowl cut ‘90s pop trio.

Yes, “Mmmbop” hit makers Hanson have also joined the increasingly popular craft beer craze in an attempt to squeeze out the last bit of nostalgia around their 1997 smash. Mmmhops, the premiere beer fromHanson Brothers Beer Company, is described as a “full bodied pale ale with a unique toasted malt signature and a refreshing hoppy finish.” The Hanson Brothers beer is available mostly in their native Oklahoma, but also throughout the midwest. Pale Ales go great with a host of grilled meats, so pair an Mmmhop with a grilled steak or pork loin. I won’t ask you to listen to “Mmmbop” while drinking it. You’re welcome.


WATCH: Without a doubt, we’ve found the coolest Mayor in Ireland


He’s like a dancing version of Jon Snow mixed with Serge from Kasabian.

Aside from having all the fun that comes from wearing a livery collar – that’s the actual name for those fancy chains that Mayors get to wear – it’s important for the highest-ranking official in a municipal government, such as that of a city or a town, to meet the public.

Anniversaries are always a happy occasion and for the people of Armagh, they came out in force to celebrate the 40th birthday of the Rushmere Shopping Centre in Craigavon.

To mark the occasion, they made an all singing, all dancing video that featured the Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Garath Keating.

Check out his dance moves to iconic tunes like Staying Alive, Beat it, MMMbop, Hey Ya! and Uptown Funk.

Reckon your own local Mayor could top this?

Love Letters from Michelle: Hanson

97ZOK Online

Now that we’ve met, Hanson brothers, I feel like I can tell you about the first time I saw you on TV.

Friday night, Hanson stopped by Rockford for our second annual Brews and BBQ. Ok, they did more than stop by. They were amazing!

Not only did they put on a great show, but they also each answered my weird questions about them.

I’m sure Issac Hanson did not expect someone to ask him about Pantene shampoo while he was signing a giant cut out of his face, but hey, stranger things have happened right?

While I’m not the biggest Hanson fan out there by any means, I have loved them since the first time I saw them performing on Saturday Night Live. I was slightly embarrassed to tell them that story in person… you’ll understand why when you watch my “love letter” above.

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Hanson Makes Rare U.S. Tour Stop at Rockford Speedway

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Hanson is playing a limited amount of U.S. dates this year, but they made sure Brews and BBQ at Rockford Speedway was on their schedule.

Fans from as far away as Utah and Texas started lining up during the early morning hours of Sept. 2 for a spot near the front of the stage.

Around 8:30 p.m., the band took the stage in a fenced off area just outside of the Rockford Speedway

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Ryan Reynolds Has Some Insightful Thoughts About ‘MMMBop’ & Air Quotes


Ryan Reynolds rocks a leather jacket and holds on to his helmet before hopping on his motorcycle for a ride around town on Friday (August 26) in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City.

The day before, the 39-year-old actor celebrated his wife Blake Lively‘s 29th birthday and sent her a hilarious birthday tweet.

Ryan also took to Twitter recently to share some other hilariously insightful thoughts.

“It’s difficult… but not impossible to make love while singing MMMbop. I’m sorry for this tweet,” he wrote, referring to the famous Hanson song.

He later added, “It’s neat to have entire conversations using only ‘air quotes’. Also, punching myself to death is fun.”