“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].”
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As a Hanson fan, you fail to mention that Hanson is still around. They released their 5th studio album last June, and went independent. If you base Hanson’s talent on Mmmbop, you’re missing out. I recommend you watch their documentary Strong Enough to Break. Even if you’re not a Hanson fan, it opens your eyes up about the music industry.