Song Title: MMMBop
Date of release: 15th of April 1997
Description: ” MMMBop ” is by Hanson, the American pop rock band. The core of the band is made up of brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson, who originated from Tulsa, Oklahoma in the United States.
In support of the band is Dimetres Collins and Andrew Perusi, both have toured and performed live with Hanson since 2007. The brothers have sold over 16 million records worldwide, in the United States they have had 6 singles reach the top 40 and 8 Albums make the chart, in the United Kingdom their tally stands at 8 top 40 singles.
The song was written by Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson. Production for the single was by the Dust Brothers. The producers E.Z. Mike ( Michael Simpson ) and King Gizmo ( John King ) are based in Los Angeles, California.
The production duo are best known for their sample-based music during the 80s and 90s and their work with the Beastie Boys, Beck and the soundtrack to the film Fight Club, the 1999 film which starred Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter.
” MMMBop ” was released on the 15th of April 1997 by record labels Mercury and PolyGram ( both Universal Music Group ) and taken as the lead single from Hanson’s debut Album, Middle of Nowhere.
The Album had five singles released which were ” MMMBop “, ” Where’s the Love “, ” I Will Come to You “, ” Weird ” and ” Thinking of You “. Middle of Nowhere sold 10 million copies worldwide, with just short of 4 million in the United States, where it went 4x Platinum In the United Kingdom, sales reached in the region of 400,000 copies.
The accompanying music video was directed by Tamra Davis, the American film, television and music video director. She has worked with a variety of artists including The Lemonheads, Bette Midler, Young MC, The Smiths and Depeche Mode. Married to Mike D of the Beastie Boys, Tamra has also written a cookbook called Make Me Something Good to Eat.
” MMMBop ” was a commercial success for Hanson. In the United States the song reached Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, spending 3 weeks at the top. It spent 22 weeks on the chart there. The song also reached number 21 on the Adult Contemporary Chart, 5 on the Adult Top 40 Chart and number One on the Mainstream Top 40 Chart.
In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 7th of June 1997 and peaked at Number One, a position it held for 3 weeks. It spent 6 weeks in the top ten and a total of 13 weeks on the UK chart. Sales for the single in the UK reached 710,000 copies.
” MMMBop ” reached Number One in 27 countries and in 1998 was nominated for two Grammys at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards, held at the Radio City Music Hall, New York City.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 1
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 1, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 4, Canada Top Singles (RPM) 1, Europe (European Hot 100) 1, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 4, France (SNEP) 4, Germany (Official German Charts) 1, Ireland (IRMA) 1, Italy (FIMI) 6, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 2, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 1, Norway (VG-lista) 2, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Spain (AFYVE) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 1, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 1
Official Website: Hanson.net
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/hansonmusic
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/Hanson