“Tubthumping” is a popular song released by Chumbawamba on August 11, 1997. It was their most successful single, peaking at #2 on the UK Singles Chart. It was also their best performance in the U.S., peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song claimed the top spot in Italy and the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.3 Comments
Terry Tate: Office Linebacker was a series of short comedy TV commercials created by Rawson Marshall Thurber, for Reebok, based on a short film pilot he created in 2000; Tate was first shown at Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003. The short films feature Lester Speight as “Terrible” Terry Tate, an American Football linebacker who “gives out the pain” to those in the office who are not obeying office policies.1 Comment
Nickelodeon Weinerville was an American television program on Nickelodeon that was produced in 1993 and 1994, aired in re-runs until 1997. The show was based around a giant puppet stage which was designed to look like a city, called Weinerville. The show was hosted by Marc Weiner.
Marc Weiner teamed up with Nickelodeon with the premiere of Nickelodeon Weinerville, a half-hour variety show using classic elements of kids programming, including puppeteering and interaction with a live studio audience, to entertain kids and their parents. Since its premiere, Weinerville has drawn the attention of such shows as Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America and The Early Show for being television’s first and only half-man/half-puppet variety show where kids are transformed into puppet citizens.1 Comment
“MMMBop” is a song written and performed by the American pop rock band Hanson from their 1997 album Middle of Nowhere. “MMMBop” is one of the most successful debut singles of all time;[vague] it reached number one in 27 countries, including the United States, the UK, Germany, Australia and Mexico; in the UK, the song sold 710,000 copies and stayed at number one for 3 weeks. It was voted the best single of the year in The Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll, while also topping critics’ polls from such media as Rolling Stone, Spin, and VH1. “MMMBop” was nominated for two Grammys at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards in February 1998. It was the band’s most successful single to date; MMMBop also ranks #20 on VH1′s “100 Greatest Songs of the 90s.” However, the song was ranked at #17 on the list of AOL Radio’s 100 Worst Songs Ever in 2010, with Matthew Wilkening exclaiming, “The Dust Brothers produced amazing albums by Beck and the Beastie Boys, which almost makes up for this [song].”2 Comments
“Macarena” is a Spanish dance song by Los del Río about a woman of the same name. It was popular between 1995 and 1996, and continues to have a cult following. The “Bayside Boys Mix” became the best known version of the song, as it had English lyrics, sung by an uncredited artist. It was ranked the “#1 Greatest One-Hit Wonder of all Time” by VH1 in 2002.