Hanson Says Covers Of ‘MMMBop’ Are All Wrong
The trio of brothers that make up the legendary band, Hanson have recently said that everyone’s been singing their most famous song wrong.
HANSON SAYS EVERYONE IS SINGING ‘MMMBOP’ WRONG
It’s been 20 years since Hanson released their 1996 hit “MMMBop” and the brothers revealed in a new interview with Vulture that everyone’s been singing it wrong.
“You know why? People can’t sing the chorus right,” Isaac Hanson, 35, explained of the covers he’s heard. “Most of the time they syncopate it wrong.”
Bands such as One Direction, Phish and The Vamps have tried their musical hand at covering the song, but it seems they all missed the mark.
“Someone needs to either make it totally their own in a genuinely unique way, or it needs to be a band that has a sensibility for old R&B,” said Taylor, 33. “Fitz and the Tantrums could maybe do it.”
Added Isaac: “If Bruno Mars were interested, he’d probably find a way to kill it.”
The boys also mentioned that fans might not have understood the underlying tone to their huge hit. “I think a lot of people did not [realize the song’s underlying tone]. And that makes sense,” Taylor added. “But hopefully over time, the staying power of that song is about the fact that it’s more than it looks like at first glance. That hook is what gets you in, but what’s below that is what keeps you there.”