Day 14 – A Song that No One Would Expect You to Love: "Mmmbop"
“Mmmbop” – Hanson
Call me crazy, but I still marvel at this as a masterpiece of bubblegum rock production. The Hansonlet’s sub-Winwoodian adenoidal bleat has all the sexual heat of a guinea pig, but the B-3 pumps as if this is the Winwood-era Spencer Davis Group reincarnated. It hits much harder and with more authority than other sounds of similar vintage (try listening to EMF’s “Unbelievable” now and not gag). I’m sure we should credit the production of the Dust Brothers and the playing of the studio musicians who probably account for 99% of the riffage on here … but aren’t these chicks cute?