Remember the 90s band Hanson, made up of three brothers with really long hair and typically baggy 90s clothes? Who sang the song MMMBop?
Sure you do (hot take: MMMBop is the perfect song):
Now, however, the brothers have all grown up. Their once-blonde, once-flowing locks are shades darker and shorter. Their clothes actually fit them. And you know what they’re doing? Singing the national anthem at minor league baseball games.
The Hansons are from Tulsa, so I guess it makes sense that they’d sing for the Tulsa Drillers, a Double-A affiliate of the L.A. Dodgers.
And you know what? They sound good. The harmonies are wild. They put arguably more heart into this one version of the national anthem than most people put into their entire lives. The crowd loves it — look at those people with their hands over their hearts, soaking in the melodious tones.
The only thing that would’ve made this better is if they’d psyched out the crowd by starting with the National Anthem and then switching gears:
“Ooooh say can you—MMMBop, bee ee doo dow doo opp, dooby dow dow dooo oop…”
Anyway, moral of the story is: long live Hanson. Hanson forever.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Hansons have a craft beer companycalled the Hanson Brothers Beer Co. and their IPA is called Mmmhops.