Would you believe it’s been 20 years since Hanson‘s “Mmmbop” was an inescapable radio hit you’d hear on TV, at the store and pretty much everywhere else?
The trio of brothers burst onto the pop scene with that infectious single and their debut album, Middle of Nowhere, in 1997 and set in place an indelible spot in music history. On Sept. 8, the band released their first-ever Best Of collection, appropriately titled Middle of Everywhere: The Greatest Hits, which touches on all periods of their lengthy and durable career.
In fact, Middle of Everywhere serves as a celebration of Hanson’s 25th anniversary as a band, as well. 26 songs are included in the set, including “Where’s the Love,” “Weird,” “Penny & Me,” “If Only,” “This Time Around” and many more — in addition to a new single titled “I Was Born.” Stream that song below:
Stream Middle of Everywhere: The Greatest Hits below, via Spotify:
“It’s incredible to be able to reflect on 25 years of making music together, and even more amazing to have been able make such a strong connection with music fans around the world”, said keyboardist Taylor Hanson. Added guitarist Isaac Hanson “The response to the tour so far has blown us away. Releasing the album and kicking off the US tour in the same week is very exciting”.
As part of Hanson’s 25th anniversary, they have a ton of upcoming U.S./Canada tour dates geared around celebrating their music and the connection they have with their fans — who, of course, are a big reason the band is still a viable act these days.