Hi all, So you may or may not have noticed there hasn't been much recent activity on That Book Lady Blog. I'm burned out, not only on blogging but on reading. Honestly, I feel like book blogging has kind of ruined reading for me. I'm scheduled for a blog tour post on Friday and will … Continue reading On hiatus
My husband was kind enough to let me blab about Hanson over on his blog. Happy birthday, “Mmmbop”!
Editor’s note: The following is a guest post from my wife, the lovely Megan McNeill, on this, the 20th anniversary of her favorite band’s first hit, “Mmmbop.” She truly is the biggest Hanson fan I know. Enjoy.
On Tuesday, April 15, 1997, baseball great Jackie Robinson’s jersey number, 42, was retired leaguewide. America Online service began in Japan.
And three blond brothers from Oklahoma unleashed to the world a catchy pop tune known as “Mmmbop.”
The upbeat song with the unforgettable chorus was the first single off Hanson’s major debut album, “Middle of Nowhere.”
By the time “MON” hit stores May 6, 1997, a bevy of fans — most of them young and female — had cropped up. Hysteria ensued…
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