Bigger, Better, Faster, More!

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Bigger, Better, Faster, More!
4 Non Blondes - Bigger, Better, Faster, More!.jpg
Original album artwork by Mark Ryden
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 13, 1992 (1992-10-13)
Recorded1992
Genre
Length41:02
LabelInterscope
ProducerDavid Tickle
4 Non Blondes chronology
Bigger, Better, Faster, More!
(1992)
Hello Mr. President (Live in Italy 1993)
(1994)
Singles from Bigger, Better, Faster, More!
  1. "Dear Mr. President"
    Released: September 1992
  2. "What's Up?"
    Released: June 23, 1993
  3. "Spaceman"
    Released: September 1993
  4. "Superfly"
    Released: March 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[2]
Q4/5 stars[3]
Robert ChristgauC[4]

Bigger, Better, Faster, More! is the only studio album released by alternative rock band 4 Non Blondes, released in 1992. The first single was "Dear Mr. President", which bass player Christa Hillhouse told Songfacts "was about the hierarchy of power and government."[5] The second single, What's Up?, became a #1 hit in several countries and went gold in the US.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Train"Linda Perry3:42
2."Superfly"Perry · Katrina Sirdofsky4:37
3."What's Up?"Perry4:55
4."Pleasantly Blue"Perry2:28
5."Morphine & Chocolate"Shaunna Hall4:44
6."Spaceman"Hall · Perry3:40
7."Old Mr. Heffer"Wanda Day · Hall · Christa Hillhouse · Perry2:16
8."Calling All the People"Day · Hall · Hillhouse · Perry · Dawn Richardson3:17
9."Dear Mr. President"Perry4:43
10."Drifting"Perry3:31
11."No Place Like Home"Day · Hall · Hillhouse · Perry3:08
Total length:41:02

Personnel[edit]

4 Non Blondes
Additional musicians
Technical personnel
  • Producer: David Tickle
  • Engineers: Paul Dieter, Mark Hensley, Jesse Kanner, Kent Matcke, Laurent Tardy
  • Mixing: David Tickle
  • Mastering: Stephen Marcussen
  • Project coordinator: Leslie Gerard-Smith
  • Design: Eric Altenburger
  • Cover illustration: Mark Ryden

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[21] 2× Platinum 100,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[22] Platinum 100,000^
France (SNEP)[23] Gold 100,000*
Germany (BVMI)[24] 3× Gold 750,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[25] Platinum 100,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[26] Platinum 100,000^
Sweden (GLF)[27] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[28] 2× Platinum 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[29] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[30] Platinum 1,200,000[31]
Worldwide (IFPI) N/A 6,000,000 [32]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe
  4. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  5. ^ "Dear Mr President". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2010-01-09.
  6. ^ "Australiancharts.com – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  8. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 2226". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  10. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Top 100 Longplay". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  11. ^ "Charts.org.nz – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  12. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  15. ^ "4 Non Blondes | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  16. ^ "4 Non Blondes Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  17. ^ "4 Non Blondes Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  18. ^ a b "4 Non Blondes Chart History (Mainstream Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  19. ^ "4 Non Blondes Chart History (Billboard Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  20. ^ "4 Non Blondes Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  21. ^ "Austrian album certifications – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!" (in German). IFPI Austria. Enter 4 Non Blondes in the field Interpret. Enter Bigger, Better, Faster, More! in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen. 
  22. ^ "Canadian album certifications – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!". Music Canada.
  23. ^ "French album certifications – Four Non Blondes – Bigger Better Faster More" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  24. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (4 Non Blondes; 'Bigger, Better, Faster, More!')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  25. ^ "Dutch album certifications – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Enter Bigger, Better, Faster, More! in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  26. ^ "Spanish album certifications – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Select album under "Chart", enter 1994 in the field "Year". Select the certification week in the field "Semana". Click on "Search Charts".
  27. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden.
  28. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (4 Non Blondes; 'Bigger, Better, Faster, More!')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  29. ^ "British album certifications – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Bigger, Better, Faster, More! in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  30. ^ "American album certifications – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  31. ^ Browne, David (15 January 1994). "Best Selling Records of 1993". Billboard. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  32. ^ "4 Non Blondes Pray For A Revolution". Grammy. 2 December 2004. Retrieved 18 August 2018.